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Ashland University named a Healthy Worksite Silver Level Award winner

Ashland University has been named a 2019 Healthy Worksite Silver Level Award winner by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio. The University will be one of the 111 Ohio employers to be honored during the 16th annual Healthy Worksite Awards presentation in January.

The Healthy Worksite Award recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Applicants are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.

Six AU online degree programs get national rankings from

Six of Ashland University’s online degree programs have been ranked among the nation’s best by, a student-focused comprehensive research guide, compiled its rankings based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities. Each program was evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.

Registration open for AU’s winter indoor youth soccer league

11/21/2019 ASHLAND, Ohio – Registration is open for the Ashland University Recreation Center’s winter indoor soccer league for youth teams. The eight-week winter session has play starting in early January.

As in the past, the Recreation Center is offering a youth session for ages U9/10 and U11/12 with both boys and girls divisions. New this year is an U13/14 league for both girls and boys.

The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 6. Play will begin on Saturday, Jan. 18, and will end on March 21, with teams playing one game a week on Saturdays.

Percussion, Fall Honors, Student Ensemble Recitals Close AU’s Fall Semester

The Department of Music at Ashland University announces a variety of recitals to close the fall semester, including an all-percussion recital, a small ensembles recital featuring brass, clarinet, string ensembles and a jazz combo, as well as the semi-annual Honors Recital showcasing the exceptional work by selected vocalists and instrumentalists.

All of the concerts are free and open to the public and will be performed in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall inside the Center for the Arts.

On the 156th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Ashbrook Scholars offer video

Did you know today is the 156th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address? In 1946, a Joint Resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate designated Nov. 19 as Dedication Day in honor of that event. In this video, our Ashbrook Scholars recite those memorable words.

Ashland University’s study abroad efforts awarded by IIE

Ashland University is a recipient of the 2019 Institute of International Education Seal of Excellence for its significant impact in increasing the number of U.S. students studying abroad. This achievement was made possible by AU’s 1-Year International MBA Program, which includes two international study tours within the one-year program.

As one of only two Ohio schools awarded this honor, the university was recognized for its efforts to meet the goals of the Generation Study Abroad initiative and for making a significant impact on its campus. Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the AU Dauch College of Business and Economics, has made a large impact at the university through his dedication to international travel.

Ashland University will freeze tuition for incoming freshmen

Incoming undergraduate freshmen who enroll at the Ashland University campus in the fall of 2020 will pay the same tuition in their first year as they will in their fourth year, thanks to a tuition freeze approved by the school’s Board of Trustees.

“Our tuition freeze is part of the Ashland University Promise,” said AU President Carlos Campo, “that pledges we will deliver a transformative educational experience to every student, while keeping tuition affordable.”

AU’s Coburn Gallery, AU Art Club to host one-day Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale

Just in time for the holidays, the Coburn Gallery and the Ashland University Art Club will host a one day Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon until 6:30 p.m. in first-floor lobby of the Center for the Arts, 401 College Ave.

All of the proceeds will be collected on behalf of Becky Hale, a 2018 AU Art Education graduate who passed away suddenly in October. Hale had a passion for teaching young artists and did so through the Coburn's Art Saturdays program, Summer Art Camp and most recently through the Salvation Army Kroc Center. A donation then will be made in Hale’s memory to the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

Brandon Chrostowski to Speak at AU’s Winter Commencement

Brandon Edwin Chrostowski, founder, president and CEO of EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute in Cleveland, will be the speaker at Ashland University’s winter commencement set for Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the AU campus.

EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute gives formerly incarcerated adults a foundation in the culinary and hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary for their long-term success. Its mission is three-fold: to teach a skilled and in-demand trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through passion for hospitality management and prepare students for a successful transition home.