Shovels and hard hats were the order of the day as Ashland University held its groundbreaking for the new $15.5 million Dwight Schar College of Nursing on June 16. The 46,000-square-foot facility will be located at the corner of Trimble Road and Marion Avenue in Mansfield.
The ceremony, which was held near the parking lot on the west side of the property at 1020 S. Trimble Road, featured opening remarks from Ashland University President Dr. Fred Finks.
Ashland University junior Ryan Loughney (Grahamsville, N.Y./Tri-Valley) won his second consecutive national championship in the hammer throw on May 26 at the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships in Turlock, Calif.
Thursday was the opening day of the three-day meet and if Loughney was suffering from any jet lag, he hid it well. On his second throw of the day, Loughney unleashed the winning throw of 230 feet, 2 inches. That is an NCAA meet record, eclipsing the mark of 222-7 set by Ashland University thrower Kibwe Johnson on May 24, 2007.
Ashland University Graduates Selected to Give Presentations
Two May 2011 graduates of Ashland University were honored by being selected from more than 700 applications nationwide to give poster presentations at an undergraduate research event in Washington, D.C.
Ashland University Names Marilyn Troyer to Executive Director Position
The Founders School of Continuing Education at Ashland University has announced the selection of Dr. Marilyn Troyer as the executive director of professional development services. Troyer, who lives in Plain City, will replace the retiring Tom Lavinder effective July 1.
Ashland University Receives $250,000 Gift from Richland County Foundation
Ashland University has received a $250,000 gift from the Richland County Foundation. Ashland officials say the award will be used for the construction of the University’s new Dwight Schar College of Nursing in Mansfield.
Ashland University Finance Majors Compete and Place in Competition
Eleven Ashland University finance majors competed and placed in the annual Redefining Investment Strategy Education (R.I.S.E.) XI Forum at the University of Dayton on March 31-April 2. The students placed fourth in two separate categories as a part of Ashland University’s Eagle Investment Group (EIG).
Dr. Thomas Dence Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award
Dr. Thomas Dence, professor of mathematics at Ashland University, was honored last week as the University’s first recipient of the Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award.
Dence received a medallion and a check for $5,000 at the Faculty Scholarship Luncheon on campus. The Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes Ashland University faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to Speak at Ashland University's Spring Commencement
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, a native of Mansfield, Ohio, will present the address at Ashland University’s spring commencement ceremony set for May 7 at 10 a.m. on Jones’ Terrace located in front of Founders Hall on the Ashland University campus.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center.