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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 associated…

Maeve Kelly in front of Founders Hall

AU student earns prominent award from National Association for Campus Activities

ASHLAND, Ohio – Maeve Kelly, a psychology major at Ashland University, was named the winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leader award within the six-state Mid America region of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) recently.

Kelly has served as the co-leader of AU’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) for two years…

Kris Hovsepian

End of an era? Beloved professor plans to retire in May after 43 years at Ashland University

Room 104 in Ashland University’s College of Business and Economics was a busy place Tuesday, Dec. 6.
A local nonprofit owner and the president of Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce judged presentations
by AU retail merchandising students in the morning.
That evening, a couple representatives from Ashland business Lippert Enterprises did the same with
international marketing students.
These community-university connections have…

Commencement speaker Kristen Maurer

Hundreds of graduates learn about “golf balls of life,” join AU alumni family

ASHLAND, Ohio – Kristen Maurer used an unusual prop, a glass jar she termed the “golf balls of life,” to illustrate one of the tips she offered to the hundreds of Ashland University graduates in attendance during Saturday morning’s 2022 Winter Commencement ceremony inside the Niss Athletic Center.

Maurer, the 2022 Milken Educator Award recipient for the state of…

Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Christmas tree

AU's Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences sponsors Christmas tree at Kingwood Center

When Wendi Bigelow visited Kingwood Center’s Christmas exhibit a few years ago, the decorated trees
sponsored by area businesses caught her attention.
The administrative assistant at Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences
(CONHS) in Mansfield thought it would be nice if AU could be part of the annual event.
With approval from Carrie Keib, dean of CONHS, Bigelow and fellow administrative assistant…

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AU to receive $630,000 in grants for nursing, dietetics programs

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has been awarded $630,000 through the Choose Ohio First (COF) program, as announced by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) on Monday. COF is an initiative to develop and strengthen the state’s workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This marks the fourth round of grants for the COF program under the Gov. Mike DeWine-Lt. Gov. Jon Husted administration and…

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