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AU hosting Correctional Education and Reentry Summit on Oct. 19

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is proud to host a Correctional Education and Reentry Summit, one of the first-of-its-kind events, to help educate leaders in the corrections field as well as the general public. The conference will take place Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, with a series of events throughout the day from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The summit’s goal is to discuss best practices of correctional education and…

Faith and Society series continues Oct. 18 with presentation by Brandon Rickabaugh

ASHLAND, Ohio – Brandon Rickabaugh, a research scholar in public policy, will present “Knowing Jesus in a Culture of Disillusionment” during the latest edition of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The presentation will take place inside Ronk Auditorium at the Dwight Schar College of Education, starting at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Rickabaugh is an assistant professor of philosophy and…

AU a partner with Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into a partnership with 10 other Ohio higher education institutions that will develop semiconductor career programs by providing training programs. The project, titled “Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium,” is being led by Lorain County Community College.

In conjunction with Intel beginning construction on a $20 billion chip plant in central Ohio—the official…

“The Wedge Between Us,” featuring paintings by two regional artists, open Sept. 29-Oct. 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a two-person exhibition, “The Wedge Between Us,” from Sept. 29-Oct. 22. “The Wedge Between Us” features paintings by Emily Bartolone and Sarah Esposito. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Bartolone, a contemporary painter from Canton, Ohio, celebrates the playful and human qualities of painting…

Metzger’s research on memory performance published, thanks to AU students’ work

Mitchell Metzger admits that his students “bailed him out” on his study leave work during the spring semester.

“The students collected every piece of data,” said the Ashland University psychology professor. “It was so much work to get that data. The students were putting in a lot of hours every week.”

The data was used to investigate visuospatial bootstrapping, which is using spatial information to try to bolster memory performance.

First White Coat Ceremony recognizes AU’s physician assistant students

ASHLAND, Ohio – A new tradition at Ashland University took root at the start of the fall semester. The inaugural White Coat Ceremony was held, recognizing the transition from classroom to clinical education for the first cohort of students in AU’s Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies program.

This “rite of passage to the patient world,” as described by Melissa Irwin, program director of the physician assistant program, marked the…

Weidenhamer tests for toxic metals in cookware from Ghana

Jeffrey Weidenhamer never planned to research recycled cookware.

But eight years after being asked to study reprocessed pots for exposure of toxic metals in Cameroon, the Ashland University chemistry professor is still researching the topic.

His latest time spent on the subject was through study leave work in 2021 when he wrote about cookware in Ghana and had it published earlier this year in the International Journal of Environmental Health…

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…

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