Ashland University Office of Admission Moves to Welcome Center
ASHLAND, Ohio -- As of Monday, June 14, the Ashland University Office of Admission will have a new home and will be located in what will be known as the Welcome Center/Office of Admission at 430 College Avenue. This building was formerly known as the Gill Center.
Analyses conducted by Ashland University Chemistry Professor Jeff Weidenhamer were cited in a New York Times article about the recall of 12 million Shrek-themed glasses by McDonald's on Friday. Dr. Weidenhamer was assisted by Ashland University senior Jennifer Miller, who is working with him this summer to characterize the hazards of inexpensive jewelry items containing high levels of cadmium. This research, which has prompted three recalls of jewelry for cadmium contamination, is supported by a grant from the Dr. Scholl Foundation.
Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery to Host Summer Art Exhibition
ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a summer art exhibition that will open with a reception on June 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. for the artists Lindsay Scypta, Sandra Holata and Donald R. Miller. Admission to the exhibition is free and the exhibition runs through July 16.
The Brutality Fields is the sixth in a series of installations by Holata and Miller detailing a journey, together and individuals, of truth, hope, despair and redemption.
Ashland Grad Accepted into UNC Chemistry Ph.D. Program
Katherine Anne Moga, who graduated from Ashland University in May of 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, has received a teaching assistantship in the Chemistry Department at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, and hopes to teach at the college level when she completes her degree. Katie, who is from Stow, Ohio, was selected as the recipient of the Chemistry Department’s Senior American Chemical Society Award.
Ashland University Graduate Interviewed on Bloomberg
Thomas Filandro, a 1985 Ashland University graduate and an analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group on Wall Street, talked with Bloomberg's Lori Rothman about the outlook for earnings from Limited Brands Inc. and Gap Inc. on May 19. Filandro also discussed prospects for U.S. retailers on this show, which aired on Bloomberg. Filandro is known as a “shining star” on Wall Street.
Chemistry Professor Featured in Associated Press Article
Ashland University Professor of Chemistry Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer was featured in a second Associated Press article regarding cadmium in children’s jewelry. The follow-up article was picked up by media across the country, including the New York Times, USA Today, Time Magazine and WEWS-TV 5 in Cleveland. Following the release of the article, Walmart announced it is pulling an entire line of Miley Cyrus-brand necklaces and bracelets from its shelves after tests performed by Weidenhamer for the Associated Press found the jewelry contained high levels of the toxic metal cadmium.
Former Ashland University cross country/track and field standout Brandon Bauer won the 33rd Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday (May 16). Bauer, who now works as web content manager for Ashland University's Marketing and Communications, clocked in with a time of 2:27.10. This was his first marathon. Photo courtesy of Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer. http://www.cleveland.com/sports/index.ssf/2010/05/marathon_main.html
Ashland University Schar College of Education Receives ‘Glowing’ NCATE Report
ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Schar College of Education has been recognized as one of the elite teacher education schools in the country after receiving all positive marks following its continuing accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education.
Ashland University Professor Says ‘Pulling an All-Nighter’ is Not a Good Idea
Dr. David Vanata, associate professor of family and consumer sciences at Ashland University, has done extensive research in areas involving nutrition and cognition and warns students that "all-nighters" result in a decrease in productivity and mental sharpness as well as an increase in stress.
Text of Commencement Invocation and Address Provided
Below is the text of the commencement invocation by Dr. Peter Slade that was omitted during the rain-shortened commencement ceremony on Saturday, as well as the full text of the commencement address by Sen. Bill Harris, which was cut short because of the weather conditions.