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Katrina Cornish

Internationally-recognized expert on natural rubber production to speak at AU on Feb. 2

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s 2022-23 Environmental Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 2, when Katrina Cornish, professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, presents “Biological and Geographical Diversification of Natural Rubber: U.S. Supply Security, Rural Development and Public Health.” It will be held at Ronk Lecture Hall inside the Dwight Schar College of…

Jim Nixon

Nixon credits AU MBA program for his ascent up corporate ladder

Without the training provided through Ashland University’s MBA program, Jim Nixon said he doesn’t
think he would have had the skill set to accelerate his career path as quickly as he has.
Nixon was recently named Quanex’s first vice president of innovation and new markets, following 21
years as the general manager of LMI Custom Mixing, a leader in custom polymer compounding based in
Cambridge, Ohio, that Quanex Building Products…

Arch to Academic Corridor with snow

AU earns five “Best Online” program rankings from U.S. News

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University earned “Best Online” distinction in five categories from the highly-respected U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 program rankings. The rankings were announced on Tuesday.

U.S. News, in its 11th year collecting data from distance education master’s and bachelor’s degree completion programs, assessed more than 1,800 online degree programs. The rankings measure overall academic quality, in addition to services…

Ashland Area Chorus’ 2023 season is underway

ASHLAND, Ohio – The 2023 season for the Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a community-based mixed choir, has begun but is still accepting new members.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m., inside room 242 of the Ashland University Center for the Arts.

“The AAC will…

Walker Uhl and Colt Sponseller

Family ties among AU’s championship-wrestling program

Ashland University Wrestling Coach Colt Sponseller sees only one problem with having his nephew,
Walker Uhl, on the team.
That’s Uhl stealing his clothes for practices and workouts even though the redshirt sophomore is 6-foot-
3 and Sponseller is, well, quite a bit shorter.
“I’ll see something that is a medium on a guy who should be wearing XLs,” Sponseller said with a laugh.
And the other wrestlers only have one “issue” with…

Stan Zimmer

1965 Ashland alum authors two books in one year

The past year has been a busy one for Clinton Stanley “Stan” Zimmer, a 1965 Ashland College graduate.
He has written two books, one about his parents’ experiences in China as missionaries from 1936 to
1948 and the other about coping with mental illness in his family.
“They will probably be the only two I write,” Zimmer said about his hectic year of writing, which saw
“The Pull of China” published in December and “Eagle Wings Over the…

poster of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Coburn Gallery’s latest exhibition features works by AU faculty, opens Jan. 19

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery will feature works by faculty members from the Ashland University Department of Art + Design in its latest exhibition, which opens on Thursday, Jan. 19, with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Gallery admission is free and open to the public, and the exhibition runs through Sunday, Feb. 19.

This is an annual exhibition and “highlights the two-…

Unity Week poster of events

AU Unity Week features several events inspired by the work of MLK

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will celebrate AU Unity Week Jan. 16-19 with a series of events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while bringing students, faculty, staff and the broader community together for conversation, fellowship, engagement and service. AU’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence (DEI) is coordinating the celebration, and all of the events are open to the public.

C. Troy Ross

MBA from AU helps longtime employee of Ohio business move into its chief operating officer job

C. Troy Ross gives Ashland University a lot of credit for his recent promotion to chief operating officer at
Stow-based ACRT Services.
“I was lacking in some of the higher-level business strategic thinking and training,” said Ross, who has
been with the company for 24 years. “The MBA at Ashland was integral in providing me with that
training.”
ACRT Services offers expert independent consulting solutions to utilities and…

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