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Kirsty Jones happy her career path led her to Ashland University as an assistant professor of religion

Kirsty Jones didn’t start thinking about being a professor of religion until she was working on her doctorate.   “I wanted to do disabilities awareness training in religious communities, teaching about reading Biblical text responsibly, but there aren’t any jobs in that,” said Jones, Ph.D., who joined the Ashland University Religion Department this academic year as an assistant professor.   Jones said she doesn’t have any regrets that her career path led her…

BreAnn Fennell

Ashland University education graduate part of national Scholastic teaching fellowship

BreAnn Fennell was one of those students who took every assignment and made it practical for the classroom, said Jennifer Groman, Ph.D., one of her professors when Fennell attended Ashland University for a master’s degree in education. “She was enthusiastic about everything,” Groman said. “She took every reading, every assignment and every opportunity to make the most of her learning here at AU.” Steve Paramore, superintendent for Ashland City Schools (ACS…

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AU hosting Homeschool Conference on Friday, March 15

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will be hosting a Homeschool Conference on Friday, March 15, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, from 4-8 p.m. This will be the first of what Theresa Watson, coordinator of AU’s Homeschool and Classical Learning Center, expects to become an annual event. The purpose of the conference is to bring families from the homeschooling community together to make connections, share ideas and receive practical advice for…

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Inaugural TEDxAshland University hopes 'sparking connections' continues after its calls to action

“Keep sparking connections” Elise Riggle, organizer This was how Riggle, director of CITE (Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence), ended the inaugural TEDxAshland University event, Sparking Connections, on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and now there are more than 3,000 independently organized TED talks like the one at AU…

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Winter Choral Concert at AU taking place Sunday, Feb. 25

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s annual Winter Choral Concert, featuring the AU Chamber Singers, the Ashland Area Chorus and the AU Choir, will take place Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. The concert, free and open to the public, will be held at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, will conduct all three groups. Susan Gregg will serve as the accompanist pianist for all three ensembles. The AU…

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AU awarded $200,000 for Ohio Teacher Bootcamp Program, as announced by Lt. Governor Husted

ASHLAND, Ohio – During a February roundtable discussion at Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced AU has been awarded approximately $200,000 in grants to expand its Ohio Teacher Bootcamp Program later this year. The program serves as a way to build bridges and make connections between educators and local businesses so that educators can learn about the in-demand skills needed to be successful in…

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Faith and Society lecture on sports rescheduled for Feb. 28

ASHLAND, Ohio – Dee Stokes, an entrepreneurial minister, educator, author, consultant, podcaster and former NCAA Div. I college basketball coach, will present the latest edition of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.). The event, to be held at the College of Education’s Ronk Auditorium, was previously set for Jan. 24, but had to be rescheduled due to illness. The program will also be…

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Group of eight AU faculty/staff members honored with Academic Mentor Award

ASHLAND, Ohio – Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the 2024 Academic Mentor Awards ceremony held recently at the John C. Myers Convocation Center. The annual program recognizes AU mentors who significantly affect a student’s life beyond the classroom by serving as a role model, trusted advisor and guide. This year’s Mentor Awards were presented to Kristina Cunningham, assistant director of academic advising; Kristen Herrick…

Jason B. Dutton

Ashland University grad looking forward to returning to campus for a reading of his debut novel

Jason B. Dutton can’t wait to return to a place Feb. 22 that gave him such wonderful memories. That place is Ashland University, where the AU grad will give a reading of his recently published first book, “How to Dance.” “I was very fortunate to be surrounded by countless people of great character, integrity and kindness,” Dutton said about his time as an undergrad student in the early 2000s, which eventually led to him returning in 2010 to earn his master’s…

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COBE now offering credit for prior learning experience

It has been a collaborative effort among Ashland University departments. The College of Business & Economics (COBE) and eAshland have worked together to allow prospective COBE students to earn credit for prior learning experience, known as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). “We’ve always had a lot of PLA available for our Criminal Justice program and for CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) testing. So, we have a lot of PLA opportunities, but these are…

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