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Liberty & Responsibility Is Focus of AU Symposium

The 10th Biennial College of Arts & Sciences Symposium Against Indifference will kick off its events on Sept. 18 focusing on the theme of “Liberty & Responsibility.” The fall schedule of events is available online at bit.ly/AgainstIndiffFA19.

The fall events include a “spirited discussion” on alcohol complete with mocktails, two film screenings (Paris to Pittsburgh, Dawnland), a live theatre production of An Enemy of the People with a follow-up panel discussion, poetry readings, and presentations on inequality and violence against women.

Liberty & Responsibility Is Focus of AU Symposium

AU to Hold 2019 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium on April 9

AU to Hold 2019 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium on April 9

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the 10th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium that will feature 55 performances, presentations and exhibitions given by 66 students and alumni representing 14 programs of the College of Arts and Sciences. The April 9 symposium is free and open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will provide the welcome and opening remarks. She explains that the symposium follows the format of a professional conference with students presenting original research, performing musical selections, reading original creative writing and exhibiting artwork. Weber said, “CAS undergraduate students continue to make original intellectual and creative contributions to their disciplines early in their careers. We are delighted to share with the public and campus community highlights of the outstanding work being conducted by our students in departments across the fine and performing arts, humanities, natural science and social science disciplines.”

Ashland University Students Selected to Compete in Case Study Competition

Ashland University’s Communication Department in the College of Arts and Sciences has recently chosen four students to lead the AU Bateman Case Study Competition team. This will be the second year that Ashland’s PRSSA Chapter has competed in this national case study competition.

Those selected for the team for this year are seniors Samantha Stutzman of Chardon, Ohio; Erin Staley of Dayton, Ohio; Ricardo Loera of Avon, Ohio; and Cyleen Sharpe of Bellevue, Ohio. All four members of the team major in either Public Relations & Strategic Communication or double major in Communication at Ashland University.

Ashland University Students Selected to Compete in Case Study Competition

AU’s 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Set for April 11

AU’s 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Set for April 11

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium that will feature the works of more than 78 students from 16 departments in the College, as well as two alumni.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, professor of chemistry, the April 11 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.

Dr. Gwen Hullman Accepts Position of Associate Professor and Communication Studies Department Chair

Dr. Gwen Hullman has accepted the position of Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department at AU. Hullman and her family recently relocated back to the northern Ohio area after living in Nevada for several years.

She currently serves as Associate Dean for Liberal Arts at the Metropolitan campus of Cuyahoga Community College. Prior to that, she was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Hullman served as the chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada for seven years and has been active in additional committee work and faculty senate. She also volunteered for eight years as a mediator in the local Reno community and court system.

Dr. Gwen Hullman Accepts Position of Associate Professor and Communication Studies Department Chair

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Two of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2018.

AU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program was ranked as the second best online private program in Ohio and 131st ranked program nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs, while AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online private program in Ohio and the 153rd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Ashland University National Bateman Case Study Competition Team Selected

Ashland University National Bateman Case Study Competition Team Selected

Ashland University’s Communication Department recently selected five students who will lead the first-ever AU Bateman Case Study Competition team. Seniors Morgan Badenhop of West Liberty, Ohio; Kathleen Foster of Spencer, Ohio; and Susanna Savage of Loudonville, Ohio, along with juniors Katie Dailey of Wooster, Ohio; and Erin Staley of Dayton, Ohio, will research, plan, implement and evaluate a public relations campaign for the national competition.

Each member majors in either Public Relations or Communications at Ashland University. Seven students applied and five were selected for the Bateman team.

Ashland University to Host High School PR Workshop

Ashland University to Host High School PR Workshop

The Ashland University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Department of Communication Studies will host the inaugural Ashland University High School PR Workshop on Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AU’s Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

“This daylong workshop will provide information about the public relations industry and the many career options that are available,” said Amanda Weed, instructor in Communication Arts at AU and AU’s PRSSA faculty adviser. “Workshop attendees will network with PR professionals and students, and learn the basics of PR campaign planning and persuasive communication techniques.”

Ashland University Students Partner with Local Businesses

Ashland University Students Partner with Local Businesses

Ashland University students of the Communication 474: Public Relations Campaigns course, led by Visiting Instructor Amanda Weed, partnered with local Ashland businesses and university organizations in the spring semester as part of the capstone course for the Ashland University Public Relations and Strategic Communication major.

Student agency teams designed and implemented public relations campaigns for their clients to provide positive outcomes for each organization. The student team for Associated Charities of Ashland County managed a donation event that gained more than 500 donations for the Kids Closet program, which provides clothing to local families-in-need. The student’s campaign nearly doubled Associated Charities clothing inventory in just one day. "Our team did an outstanding job from start to finish. They saw what our need was and away they went with it. Their ads on social media were right on target with the goal,” said Shirley Bonfiglio, Assistant Director and Events Coordinator for Associated Charities.

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium that will feature the works of over 60 students from 15 departments in the College.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry, the April 11 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.

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