When Cory Skoczen walks onto Martinelli Field inside Jack Miller Stadium for Ashland University Eagles’ first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 4, it will culminate a yearlong personal battle filled with prayers, tears and a lot of hard work.
His nightmarish ordeal began at a Monday morning practice prior to the start of the last year’s regular season. During a non-contact drill, Cory, a 5-11, 228-pound linebacker, sustained what University head athletic trainer Jeremy Hancock described as a “spinal concussion.”
Ashland University Coach Competing for United States
Thinking that the third time may be a charm, Ashland University’s strength and conditioning coach A.G. Kruger is training hard and competing at the national level with the goal of making the United States Olympic Team for the third straight time.
For Kruger, one of the stepping stones to reaching this milestone is competing for the United States on Sept. 4 at the Continental Cup. This international track and field meet will be held in Split, Croatia.
Ashland University’s MFA Residency Draws Writers and Students from Across the Nation
Readings and workshops by renowned memoirist Tobias Wolff and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey highlighted the Ashland University Master in Fine Arts Summer Residency July 24-Aug. 7 that was attended by 53 students from 24 states.
Ashland University Opens New Schar College of Nursing
Classes at Ashland University’s new Dwight Schar College of Nursing in Mansfield started on Sept. 23 and for junior nursing student Michael DeMoss, the move from MedCentral’s College of Nursing to Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing has been a seamless one.
“It has been a good experience so far -- it has been very positive,” Michael says. “Things like tuition and curriculum have not changed a lot, which is good.”
Ashland University Biology Assistant Professor Contributes to Award-Winning Book
Dr. Steven Fenster, assistant professor of biology at Ashland University, contributed to a chapter in a book that was selected as the winner of the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in the category of Excellence in Biology and Life Sciences.
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to Open Ashland University Spectrum Series
The Spectrum Arts and Lecture Series at Ashland University opens its 2010 fall semester season with a performance by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will perform Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre inside the Center for the Arts.
Ashland University’s Professional Development Services Sees Growth
Ashland University’s Professional Development Program, which was started in 1980, has seen tremendous growth through the years and is the largest program of its kind in the state of Ohio and one of the largest in the country, according to Dr. Dwight McElfresh, who has directed Ashland’s professional development services for the past five years.
Ashland University Sets Eighth Annual Ford Lecture
Lizanne Galbreath, managing director of Galbreath & Company, a real estate investments and private equity holdings firm, will be the featured speaker for the eighth annual Dr. Lucille G. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture Series at Ashland University.