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AU selects Dan Fox as dean of College of Business and Economics

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is pleased to announce that following a national search Daniel Fox has been appointed as the new dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, effectively immediately. Fox had been serving as the interim dean.

AU’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) offers 14 bachelor degree programs, including industrial and systems engineering, which was just approved for fall of 2023, as well as a Master of Business…

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AU holds a Holocaust Remembrance Day service

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University students, faculty and staff gathered for a prayer service and candle lighting on Monday to mark Yam HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. It took place in Redwood Hall at noon.

For AU, this was part of a larger effort to take a stand against the rising cases of antisemitism on college campuses across the United States. The university has been proactively combatting this rise in a number of ways, including current…

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Ashland University graduate Bryan Wittman looks back on his incredible career with Disney

You’ve probably heard of Disney rides Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s a Small World and Space Mountain.

How about the Bryan Wittman Disney ride?

“It was a hell of ride,” said Wittman, an Ashland University alum who worked with Disney for 29 years, starting in its promotions department and retiring as the corporate vice president of global…

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AU grad Christopher Eddy writes 2nd book, 'The Hidden Secrets of Leadership Found in Song Lyrics'

Because Ashland University graduate Christopher Eddy thought many leadership books were too theory-based and difficult to digest, he wrote his own with a more common theme the average businessperson could relate to better: movie quotes.

Then he decided to publish another one about finding leadership principles in song lyrics.

“The Hidden…

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Marsha Curry-Nixon to give commencement address at AU’s May ceremony

ASHLAND, Ohio – Marsha Curry-Nixon, the founder of a flourishing ministry, will be the keynote speaker at Ashland University’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6. The ceremony, which honors both undergraduate and graduate students, will take place at the Niss Athletic Center (905 Moss Hill Drive) and begins at 10 a.m.

No tickets are required for commencement. It will be streamed live at…

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College of Arts and Sciences students to present at URCA Symposium April 18

ASHLAND, Ohio – About 40 students and a couple of alumni from Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences will present their scholarly work at the 14th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium on Tuesday, April 18. The public is welcome to attend this event, in which presenters will display original research, read original creative writing or exhibit new works in design and fine art. The presentations are scheduled…

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AU Theatre to host series of 10-minute plays on April 14-15

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Theatre will close out its 2022-23 season by presenting a festival of 10-minute plays Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, in the Studio Theatre of the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). To conclude this season’s theme, “Standing Up, Standing Out,” these student-directed short plays each have characters who stand up for themselves and stand out by making choices that will change their lives.

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Sports management, MBA students benefit from “real-world experiences” during Arizona trip

Emma Liberatore appreciated getting real and honest answers from professionals.

Sidney Milliken learned that work constantly goes into the growing sport management industry.

By going behind the scenes, Mallorie Norton saw that it takes a large number of people for a successful sports facility or event.

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Ashland University grad Beery returns to area to teach theatre with experience in New York

While she enjoyed her time in New York, 1997 Ashland University graduate Maria Beery is happy to be back in the area teaching theatre classes at the Richland Academy of the Arts.

“The building may be different and many of the faces are new, but RAA still has the same unmistakable creative energy that it had 25 years ago when I first started there,” said Beery, who first taught classes,…

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Senior Art + Design Exhibition to run April 4-May 6

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Senior Art + Design Exhibition, featuring the capstone experiences for graduating Ashland University art students, will run from Tuesday, April 4-Saturday, May 6 at the Coburn Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). This Tuesday’s opening features a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with the senior art awards being announced at 5 p.m.

“While the 2023 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for…

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