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Ashland University Named to The Princeton Review’s ‘Best in the Midwest’

Ashland University Named to The Princeton Review’s ‘Best in the Midwest’

Ashland University has been named as one of the 159 best colleges in the Midwest for 2020 by The Princeton Review. The University is listed in the Best in the Midwest section of the education services company’s “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature that posted earlier this month at: https://www.princetonreview.com/bestMWcolleges.

The website feature salutes a total of 656 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends over five regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International. The colleges that made the "Best in the Midwest" list are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Ashland University Receives No. 1 Ranking from Great Value Colleges

Ashland University has been ranked by Great Value Colleges as the No. 1 College for an Online Degree near Cleveland, Ohio, for 2019.

Great Value Colleges ranked the Top 10 Colleges for Online Degrees near Cleveland, Ohio, and the rankings were determined by using data collected from College Navigator regarding tuition as well as information gleaned directly from each institution’s website. The factors in the ranking included tuition cost, student-to-faculty ratio and regional accreditation.

Ashland University Receives No. 1 Ranking from Great Value Colleges

Ashland University Announces Tuition Discount for All Greater Cleveland Partnership Members and Their Employees, Spouses and Children

Beginning today, all Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) member companies, their employees, spouses and dependent children receive a 10 percent tuition discount for graduate programs and a $1,000 per year scholarship renewable up to four years for undergraduate programs at Ashland University in addition to all other financial aid. These discounts are valid for all degree programs at the Cleveland, Columbus and Ashland Main Campus locations along with all online programs.

“In higher education, there are rarely discounts to reduce the cost of tuition. The significance of this benefit cannot be understated. As part of our long-standing commitment to Cleveland, we are thrilled to be able to offer accessible world class undergraduate and graduate programs to all of the members of GCP and their families,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Ashland University.

Ashland University to Dedicate Rinehart Room and Miller Center on Sept. 5

Ashland University to Dedicate Rinehart Room and Miller Center on Sept. 5

The dedications for the new Rinehart Room and the Mary C. Miller Student-Athlete Enrichment Center in Ashland University’s Physical Education Center will take place on Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.

The creation of the Rinehart Room and the Mary C. Miller Student-Athlete Enrichment Center was supported by a gift from the Jan Rinehart Estate as well as gifts from AU alumnus Rob Ward, Class of 1987, and AU alumna Mindy Rinehart Ward, Class of 1989 and 1993; AU alumnus Sherrill Hudson, Class of 1965; and AU alumnus and longtime staff member Stan Miller, Class of 1970 and 1977.

AU Professor Receives Meritorious Service Award

Ashland University Professor of Mathematics Dr. Christopher Swanson received the Meritorious Service Award in recognition for his outstanding service to the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Swanson received the award at the Mathematical Association of America's MathFest conference held July 31 to Aug. 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Every five years, the Ohio Section selects one member to receive this Meritorious Service Award.

AU Professor Receives Meritorious Service Award

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on Aug. 10

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on Aug. 10

The third event in Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center’s “Naturalist on Duty” series will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road. This event will feature the topic, “Prairie Flowers and Pollinators.”

The series is being held on one Saturday morning each month through the summer and fall, ending on Oct. 5. All events are free and open to the public and each open-house style event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University to Receive State Funding for Three Projects

Ashland University will receive approximately $3.4 million dollars from the state of Ohio in support of educational programs that address Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s priorities. The funding will support Ashland University’s Center for Addictions, its Correctional Education programming and construction of The Jack Liebert Military & Veterans Resource Center.

In Gov. DeWine’s public inauguration address on Jan. 14, he stated, “Education is the key to equality and to opportunity.” DeWine noted his top priorities include the opioid crisis, protection of children and families, and service to veterans. All three of Ashland University’s proposals aligned with the governor’s vision for the state, and each will serve the region as well as the University. “These are important programs that will provide critical services,” said Senate President Larry Obhof. “I am proud of the work that we did in the Senate to fund these programs right here in the 22nd District.”

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on July 20

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on July 20

The second event in Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center’s “Naturalist on Duty” series will be held Saturday, July 20, at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road. This event will feature the topic, “Dragonflies and Damselflies.”

The series is being held on one Saturday morning each month through the summer and fall, ending on Oct. 5. All events are free and open to the public. Each open-house style event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University and Safe Haven Team Up to Provide Awareness and Support on Campus

Ashland University and Safe Haven of Ashland, Ohio, are using a $10,000 Strengthening Partnerships Grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education to bring awareness, education and proven forms of sexual assault prevention to the AU community.

“This grant has solidified the relationship between these two groups and funds from the grant are allowing Safe Haven support service programs to be offered on the AU campus,” said Dr. Rob Pool, vice president of Student Affairs at Ashland University. “We believe this will bring better understanding across agencies to better serve people who have been victims of sexual violence.”

Ashland University and Safe Haven Team Up to Provide Awareness and Support on Campus

Ashland University to Hold International Arthur Miller Conference This Fall

Ashland University to Hold International Arthur Miller Conference This Fall

Ashland University will hold the 13th Annual International Arthur Miller Conference on the AU campus Oct. 18-20, 2019. The title of the conference is “Arthur Miller and the Question of Relevance.”

The conference will feature staged readings of scenes from Miller’s plays and the Ashland University Department of Theatre will present its production of Miller’s “An Enemy of the People,” which runs Oct. 11-19.

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