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AU MBA Program to participate in virtual study tours

The Ashland University MBA Program announces the participation of virtual study tours in partnership with International Study Programs and is the first Ohio MBA program to offer this opportunity.

In these unprecedented times, Ashland University is adapting and innovating to continue to provide MBA students with world-class opportunities. The virtual study tour provides students with a best-in-class consulting experience, engaging with a world-renowned organization. Students attend virtual meetings with key leaders and stakeholders of Fortune 500 companies to present new strategies and solutions based on today’s challenges.

AU’s Venkataramany offers thoughts on diversity in ISM publication

Diversity – the type that goes beyond gender, age, race and ethnicity – can often be underestimated.

There also is a diversity of thought, wrote Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany in Spring 2020 edition of Perspectives: A Look at Diversity and Inclusion, a new publication of the International School of Management. And it is that diversity, he said, that paves the way for innovative methods and sustainable solutions.

Three lead donors make new Niss Athletic Center a reality for Ashland University

Thanks to the generous gifts of three lead donors, Ashland University stands ready to break ground on a first-class, 125,000-square-foot indoor athletic and activity center adjacent to the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex.

The concept for the Niss Athletic Center was driven by AU parents Dan and Brenda Niss, as well as alumni Jack and Deb Miller and Jerry Ruyan. Completion of the center is anticipated in late spring of 2021.

AU President outlines University initiatives to foster diversity and inclusion, confront racism and bias

AU President Carlos Campo has referred to the May 25 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis as “a watershed moment for our world and our campus,” and pledged that as a university “we will confront our biases and commit ourselves to ongoing education and action to bring about meaningful, lasting change.

Since that time, AU academic, executive and student affairs leadership have met regularly with campus constituents to develop some strategies for doing exactly that. Among them, President Campo is working to establish an advisory council of Black leaders and pastors who will work with him to help ensure that AU is being responsive to issues around systemic racism. In addition, university leadership will meet with City of Ashland leaders about maintaining an open dialogue about how these issues affect the greater Ashland area.

AU Career Services, Occupational Life Calling Office merge to empower students on career-life journey

07/10/20 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Career Services Center and the Occupational Life Calling Office have merged to create the Career Center for Life Calling, with a mission to “empower students to successfully navigate their career-life journey through relationship building and skill development.”