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American Heart Association recognizes AU for workplace health achievement

Ashland University recently earned bronze level recognition in the American Heart Association’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs.

Ashland U's 24-hour Theatre Project performance is Nov. 9

The Ashland University Department of Theatre and Alpha Psi Omega theatre honor society are producing another 24-Hour Theatre Project this fall. The performance of an original script written and produced within 24 hours will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Ashland University's Studio Theatre.

A limited number of tickets are available for this free public performance. Patrons can secure their seat by calling the Ashland University box office at 419.289.5125.

PANdemonium4 to play concert at Ashland University Nov. 8

The Ashland University Department of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring the Ohio-based flute quartet PANdemonium4 on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts, 401 College Ave.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will feature contemporary pieces by composers from across the U.S. as well as France and will include an arrangement of Enter Sandman from the heavy metal band Metallica.

Several Ohio artists honored for COMPASSION exhibition works at AU’s Coburn Gallery

Several Ohio artists were honored earlier this week for their work in COMPASSION – The Art of Healing exhibition at The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University.

Cleveland artist Mandem was awarded Best in Show for the oil painting series titled “Medical Trials of the Saints”, while honorable mentions went to Jennifer Lee of Bay Village for her ceramic and found object sculpture “Mind and Soul”, Alex Paat of Galloway for the acrylic and chalk on panel “ Reunion”, and Jill White of Mansfield for her “First Touch of Loss” photograph (sponsored by Rho Nu-at-Large from Ashland University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University).

Documentary, panel discussion about cultural survival, stolen children slated for Nov. 6 at AU

The film "Dawnland," Emmy Award-winner for outstanding research, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Ashland University's Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference, which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility."

Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the Native American Awareness Committee of the United Methodist Church, the event, which is free and open to the public, also will include a panel discussion immediately following the film's screening with Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson of the Yankton Sioux Tribe; Nancy Udolph, Ashland University associate professor of social work; and Daniel Hawk, Ashland Theological Seminary professor of Old Testament.

Dan McClain to deliver 2019 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology

Scholar, educator and minister Dan McClain will deliver the 2019 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.

McClain's lecture, “Beyond the Wardrobe: Using the Imagination to Form the Spiritual Lives of Children”, will draw on his research in the areas of youth work, children's literature and theology. He will speak in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, 400 College Ave.

Ashland University’s online MBA – entrepreneurship specialty ranked No. 7 by Master’s Program Guide

Ashland University’s online Master of Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship Specialty has been ranked as one of the nation’s Best Online Master’s Programs in Entrepreneurship by Master’s Program Guide.

AU was No. 7 on the list, which took into consideration the resulting earnings potential to be derived as a result of the completion of the program, as well as its affordability and student satisfaction and the school’s selectivity. Ashland was one of only two Ohio universities to appear in the guide’s top 20.

Smart Business Network’s Koury to speak at AU’s Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business series

Smart Business Network co-founder Fred Koury will be the featured speaker at The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, 638 Jefferson St.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public, with lunch served at noon. Parking is available in University lots E and J. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Nov. 8 to

AU, NCSC sign multiple articulation agreements

Ashland University undergraduate Allyson Vinson can attest to the success of articulation agreements between AU and North Central State College, where she began her higher education journey.

The criminal justice major started taking NCSC courses through the College Credit Plus program while still a student at Clear Fork High School in Bellville. She had amassed 53 credit hours before ever setting foot on the Ashland campus, where she is in her first year but already has sophomore standing.