Find News

John Wurm

AU grad John Wurm credits his professors for passing the CPA exam, internship success

John Wurm said he probably wouldn’t have passed all four parts of the CPA exam on his first try without the help of one of his Ashland University accounting instructors, Timothy Hinkel.

“He went out of his way on many occasions to help me succeed long after I had graduated AU,” said Wurm, a December 2021 AU grad. “One out of every five test-takers will pass four parts of the CPA exam…

head shot of Romi Burks

Chocolate expert to present at AU’s Environmental Lecture Series on March 30

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s 2022-23 Environmental Lecture Series continues Thursday, March 30, when guest Romi Burks, a professor of biology at Southwestern University, presents “Save the Earth: 10 Reasons to Buy Better Chocolate.” The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m., in Ronk Lecture Hall of the Dwight Schar College of Education (340 Samaritan Ave.), and the first 75 in-person attendees will have the option to sample several varieties of chocolate.…

Neil Gupta

Gupta praises AU for helping him on his career path to superintendent job

Neil Gupta says his career wouldn’t have advanced as successfully as it has without Ashland University.

“All the jobs I’ve gotten have directly been related to what AU prepared me for,” said Gupta, whose recent job advancement was being named superintendent of the Oakwood school district in the Dayton area.

Not only has Gupta earned a…

5G wireless equipment

WIA partners with AU to offer broadband and 5G training to incarcerated individuals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) today announced a new partnership with Ashland University to help approximately 140 incarcerated individuals, who are eligible for release within 12 months, prepare for careers in broadband and 5G this spring and summer. With expanded funding from the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation’s Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP), Ashland University (AU) will offer the…

logo of Ohio Academy of Science

62nd annual Mohican District Science Day to be held at AU this Saturday

ASHLAND, Ohio – One hundred fifteen students from 26 area schools are expected to converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 62nd annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held at AU’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Jeff Weidenhamer, the Science Day director and a professor of chemistry at AU, the students…

Payton Block

AU student Payton Block 'doing a wonderful job' student-teaching in Shelby

Payton Block always loved learning in school and had some really influential teachers who inspired her to be the best student she could be.

“With that, my high school French teacher was the first to suggest teaching after I developed a lesson plan for one of her assignments, and I had a lot of fun with it,” said Block, a senior education major at Ashland University

Ashland University baseball players

Four AU baseball players earn 4.0 GPAs, team boasts 3.44 GPA

In his 36 years of coaching college baseball, John Schaly has never had a team grade point average as high as the 3.44 his Ashland University squad earned in the fall semester.

“It was by far my best semester ever. Honestly, it’s not even close,” said Schaly, who is in his 26th year as AU’s head baseball coach after coaching the previous six years at St. Leo University in Florida and…

five student winners of Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition

Regional artists collect awards at AU’s Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition

ASHLAND, Ohio – Eleven awards from the 2023 Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition at Ashland University went to regional student artists, as announced by Cynthia Petry, director of AU’s Coburn Gallery. The exhibition runs through March 24.

More than $1,000 was distributed to the winners across a variety of categories, while the People’s Choice award will be announced on the Coburn…

Chad DiFranco

AU grad Chad DiFranco enjoying teaching new arts classes at his Amherst high school

Principal Joe Tellier wasn’t worried how adding new ceramics and sculpture classes would go at Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst with art teacher and Ashland University graduate Chad DiFranco leading the way.

“Not only did he add these courses, but when the idea of creating an Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art was beginning, he volunteered to teach it and gave up a week in the summer…

Special Olympics Ohio logo

AU partnering with Special Olympics Ohio, Cavs Academy to host unique basketball clinic

ASHLAND, Ohio – Special Olympics Ohio Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) and Ashland University, in collaboration with the department of recreation and wellness and the Dauch College of Business and Economics at AU, have partnered to host a basketball skills clinic featuring staff from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Cavs Academy Camps & Clinics on Wednesday, March 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Health Sciences and Recreation…

Contact Information