Ashland University’s Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics (COBE) has established a new program titled “COBE Connection” that will place first semester freshman students from the Dauch College in a living-learning community during their freshman and sophomore years.
Students in this new program will better connect to Ashland University, optimize their opportunities to enhance their career path through networking, build relationships with faculty and fellow COBE students, and experience a different perspective of learning.
Ashland University junior Emily Intagliata, an accounting major, has received both a national and a state scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants. Intagliata received a $2,500 national scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) for the 2011-12 academic year and a $1,500 scholarship from the Ohio Council of IMA.
Intagliata, a 2008 graduate of Bluffton High School, is the daughter of Karen and Stephen Intagliata of Bluffton.
Theresa Riley of Pittsburgh, Pa., won the Business Concept Competition at Ashland University and represented Ashland University at the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) Northeast Ohio Regional Business Concept Competition at the University of Akron.
Riley won $1,000 for her participation and representation at the EEC Competition and also won $500 for placing first in the Ashland University Business Concept Competition.
On February 26, 2011, Allison Godby, Kory Boughton, Lei Jia, and Bin Yu, representing the Eagle Investment Group in the College of Business and Economics, attended the Fifth Annual CFA Global Investment Research Challenge held in Cleveland, Ohio.
The University of Dayton R.I.S.E. (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) Conference was held on March 31, 2011. This annual, national conference is designed to educate students who are or will be managing university endowment dollars. Nationally recognized experts discuss current market and economic conditions. Three Ashland University seniors, Ray Arnold, Andrew Krauter, and Kory Boughton presented two Eagle Investment Group portfolios in the competition portion of the conference. Each portfolio competed with over fifty student portfolios on performance and sound portfolio allocation.
Madalyn Matthew's internship with the Wooster Chamber of Commerce was among the finalist for "Coolest Internship" competition sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education and CBC Magazine.
The Ashland University SIFE team took first place at the Regional Competition in Cleveland on March 21, 2011. Students presenting included Josh Drusbacky, Jennifer Winter, Lisa Caron, Emily Denholm, Mindy Belden, with Joe Budd administering the media and technology support. SIFE presented a program entitled, "A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out," that focuses on how Ashland University SIFE projects have empowered people.
Theresa Riley, Hospitality Management Major and Entrepreneurship Minor, won the Ashland University Business Concept Competition and represented Ashland University at the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) Northeast Ohio Regional Business Concept Competition.
On April 18, 2011, the Emerson Luncheon recognized ten Emerson Scholars for the 2011-2012 academic year: Nicole Baer, Ashley Calhoon, Leah Chalet, Mary Demerest, Jennifer Goodrich, Emily Intagliata, Ryan McKenna, Katelyn McVay, Jennifer Ratliff, and Brandon Ritchie.
Redefining Investment Strategy Education (R.I.S.E.) XI took place at the University of Dayton, March 31-April 2. This annual conference is world’s largest student investment forum and is an interactive dialogue between the best and brightest in the financial industry and Finance students from around the world.
Dr. Crystal Kaiser, associate professor and intervention specialist in Ashland University’s Department of Early Childhood Education, is part of a new state writing team that is revising and expanding the Ohio Birth to K Standards Framework.
Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host an art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art Department Faculty. The exhibition opens on Thursday, Jan. 12, and runs through Feb. 10.
The exhibition features the following art faculty: George Kocar, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Charles Caldemeyer, Jessica Maloney, Keith McMahon, Larry Schiemann and Keith Dull.
Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University, has played a major role in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport published by the International Association of Philosophers of Sport.
Ashland University will be increasing the amount available in merit-based awards by more than 17 percent for incoming freshmen in 2012-2013.
“We as an institution are committing additional money to our financial aid packages in an effort to make college more affordable for more students,” said Scott Van Loo, vice president of enrollment management and marketing. “The new award structure will increase the financial aid merit-based awards at all scholarship levels for incoming freshmen.”
On June 3, 2011, Dr. Robert P. Rogers, professor of economics, presented the paper "Bankruptcy and Steel Plant Shutdowns" at the annual Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
Dr. Colburn, Assistant Professor of Management has been selected for induction into the GLO-BUS Hall of Fame as a Master Professor. Colburn was one of 60 professors out of more than 2,300 registered GLO-BUS instructors who achieved Master Professor status by having a Grand Champion team in the Best-Strategy Invitational competition for December of 2010. Colburn has taught the strategic management capstone course for the past five years.
Dr. Ron Paugh, Associate Professor of Marketing, along with student Megan Polak, Marketing Major, presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on February 16, 2011, at The Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus, Ohio. Emily presented “Strategic Marketing for Economic Development”.
Professor of Economics, Dr. Bob Rogers, published a book review called “Review of the Book: Competition Policy: Theory and Practice, by Massimo Motta”, in the Review of Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 1, January 2011.
Dr. Michael J. Colburn, assistant professor of management, has been selected for induction into the GLO-BUS Hall of Fame as a Master Professor. Colburn was one of 60 professors out of more than 2,300 registered GLO-BUS instructors who achieved Master Professor status by having a Grand Champion team in the Best-Strategy Invitational competition for December of 2010. Colburn has taught the strategic management capstone course for the past five years.
Dr. Ronald Paugh, Associate Professor Marketing, Co-Authored a paper with Oscar McKnight, Aaron McKnight, and Megan Polak, for the 2010 March Marketing Management Association Conference Proceedings in Chicago, IL . “Marketing to Entrepreneurs, Site Selectors, and Relocation Professionals: An ‘Action’ Plan for Community Economic Development”.
This year, the Ninth Annual Dr. Lucille G. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture Series will be held on Thursday, October 6th from noon to 1:30pm in the Upper Convocation Center at Ashland University. Mr. Chaim Katzman, Chairman of Gazit-Globe, will be the guest speaker. The event is free, however, guests must have a formal invitation to attend. Anyone who would like an invitation should contact Dr. Khushwant Pittenger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-289-5219.
This year's guest speaker, Jennifer Prosek, author of "Army of Entrepreneurs," is the Founder and CEO of CJP Communications. The lecture was held in Upper Convo at Ashland University on April 12th at noon.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation was established in 1967 by Mr. Morgan to help perpetuate and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit associated with the idea of free enterprise in America. This lecture honors Burton D. Morgan and his legacy of preservation and support of the free enterprise system.