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Ashland selected a U.S. News’ ‘Best College,’ ranked in four distinctive categories

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has been named a “Best College” again and ranked among the top half of Regional Universities (Midwest) by the U.S. News & World Report’s highly-respected college rankings, released Monday. Ashland also landed highly on four of the publication’s distinctive lists.

Ashland tied for 82nd among 166 “Best Colleges” in the Regional Universities – Midwest category. Within the state of Ohio, Ashland was one of 13…

After series of "something else’s" Corbett reaches longtime goal of earning master’s at age 58

Sherry Corbett always wanted to earn a master’s degree, but for years something else took precedence – until this year.

In May, Corbett, 58, earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in teaching and learning in the 21st century through Ashland University online classes.

“I could not afford to complete my master’s were I to have to do it in person and/or attend during the day, as I not only have to work,…

Klinger’s ESSN nonprofit provides expertise on school safety

ASHLAND, Ohio – Amy Klinger’s passion for school safety began about 15 years ago when she was a principal and her oldest son had just joined the volunteer fire department in their small town in northwestern Ohio.

“He had so much training at 18 years old in this little rural fire department and I was running a school with hundreds and hundreds of kids and I had no training,” she said. “At my school I was the first responder until the firefighters/EMTs…

AU celebrates “transformational” campus projects

ASHLAND, Ohio – Hundreds of Ashland University students, faculty and staff gathered together Saturday afternoon for a celebration—an official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of major renovations to Clayton Hall and the significant progress made on numerous campus beautification projects.

These undertakings are truly transformational, a term that was used repeatedly during the dedication. Carlos Campo, president of…

Coburn Gallery’s “Flash” exhibition running Aug. 29-Sept. 23

ASHLAND, Ohio – “Flash,” an exhibition featuring collage works by 11 artists from across the U.S., will be on display at Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery (331 College Ave.) from Aug. 29-Sept. 23, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

“Flash” offers a broad range of analog techniques that include both 2D and 3D forms, as well as a diverse approach to the…

Ashland Area Chorus announces plans for 2022 fall season

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Area Chorus, a community-based mixed choir of 50 singers, has finalized information for its 2022 fall season, including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements.

Starting Monday, Aug. 29, the AAC will rehearse each Monday from 7-8:30 p.m., at room 242 of Ashland University’s Center for the Arts. Led by Ron Blackley, director of choral activities at AU, the chorus will perform a program at the AU Fall Concert…

Nettles named new leader of DEI at AU

ASHLAND, Ohio – Brielle Nettles was recently selected to head diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Ashland University, taking on the position of executive director for diversity, equity and inclusive excellence/special assistant to the president. She officially began her duties Aug. 9.

“We are grateful to have a fine professional like Ms. Brielle Nettles leading the DEI efforts at AU,” stated Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University…

AU Columbus Center completes office move; temporary phone number in place

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Columbus Center completed a move this summer with its offices now located at 8050 North High Street, Suite 190, in Columbus (formerly 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road). The new location is more central to the center’s primary students and also closer in proximity to many of its partners.

The Columbus Center houses professional learning services, College of Education services and other programming administered…

Successful launch paired with significant grant has AU ready to welcome next group into 5G program

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s thriving 5G wireless technology workforce training program received a boost from the Ohio Department of Development on Aug. 10, when it was approved for a $250,000 grant through the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program. IMAP assists Ohioans who are low income, partially unemployed or totally unemployed participate in a training program to receive a credential at no cost.

Ashland, one of four…

Ceremony set for Aug. 27 to recognize progress of AU’s campus beautification projects

ASHLAND, Ohio – A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the progress this summer of the nearly $20 million in campus beautification projects that are currently underway at Ashland University. It will take place Saturday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m., on King Road across from the Hawkins-Conard Student Center, where a new…

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