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Paul Knoop

Teacher of AU natural history field classes inducted into the ODNR Hall of Fame

When Paul E. Knoop Jr. and his wife, Cathy, moved to Hocking County in 1997 they started teaching natural history field classes to teachers and naturalists for Ashland University.

“Paul is the expert and has the knowledge, and I take that and show teachers how to use it in classrooms,” said Cathy, a retired elementary science teacher. “All our classes are teamwork.”

That was one of the many things that led to Paul’s induction into the Ohio…

Ashland University President, Dr. Carlos Campo on Claremont Bridge

President Carlos Campo to leave AU in 2024

ASHLAND, Ohio – Carlos Campo, the president of Ashland University since 2015, announced today that he has formally accepted a new leadership position and will be leaving AU. He will remain in his current role for the next nine to 12 months to allow the AU Board of Trustees to hire a new president. Details regarding Campo’s new position will be forthcoming.

“This is a bittersweet moment for Karen and me. We have been so blessed here in Ashland and…

Tricia (Molden) Phelps

AU grad named a 2023 Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year

Tricia (Molden) Phelps has never forgotten how much Ashland University has helped her teaching career.  

“It gave me the foundation to start my career, and I’m still teaching, and I love everything about teaching,” said Phelps, who graduated from AU in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in education. “I am still a proud Eagle.” 

That “foundation” has led to a 25-year career as a health and physical education teacher at Licking Valley High School…

Rachel Kleman

Kleman credits Ashland University with career path toward being promoted to lieutenant

Because her sister, who was studying nursing at Ashland University, always talked about how great the professors and staff were there, Rachel Kleman decided to transfer to AU after her freshman year at another college.

“Upon taking preliminary and mandatory credit classes, I found interest in criminal justice and sociology, which in turn led me to getting a degree in both,” said Kleman, who graduated from AU in 2018.

Kleman said it was one…

graphic of MAHG program

Six state winners of prestigious History Teacher of the Year honor have ties to AU

ASHLAND, Ohio – Six state winners of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s History Teacher of the Year award for 2023 are either graduates or current students of Ashland University’s Master of American History and Government (MAHG)/Master of Arts with a Specialization in Teaching American History and Government (MASTAGH) programs. The state winners were announced at the end of July.

The six…

Yoe Suárez

Political refugee and independent journalist describes life in Cuba to crowd at Ashland University

You are at an ATM when a car pulls up and two people inside order you to get in it.

When you ask for identification, they say they are police officers, and you have to follow their orders.

Everything goes black because they put a hood over your head as soon as you get in, take you to an unfamiliar house and don’t free you until they have threatened and interrogated you for several hours.

Welcome to Cuba.

Those in attendance…

Claudia Adcock

AU digital media student loving second summer internship with Certified Angus Beef

Ashland University student Claudia Adcock is doing something this summer that rarely happens at Certified Angus Beef (CAB).

“We had the opportunity to bring her back as a second-year intern, which is something we almost never do,” said Mark Merryweather, senior visual producer at CAB. “It is because we loved Claudia so much last summer, I begged to have her back, and fortunately we were able to do just that.”

Adcock, who will be a senior at…

Greg Nickoli, Drew Miller, Ellie Nickoli, Libby Miller Nickoli, AJ Nickoli and Larry Miller

Master's degrees and more - Ashland University a big part of the Nickoli/Miller family

When it was announced in April that Ashland University had been recognized as a 2023-24 Best Graduate School for education by U.S. News & World Report, AJ Nickoli didn’t waste any time commenting about it on social media.

“Whole Nickoli family went to grad school here,” the AU assistant football coach wrote on the university’s Twitter post about the…

demonstration for summer nursing camp student

High school students find AU's Nursing Summer Camps to be a "cool" experience

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Cool, fun and wow – Ally Elkins used these words often throughout the first Experience Ashland University College of Nursing Summer Camp on Friday, July 14.

And several times she rose her arms in the air and enthusiastically responded, “Yes,” when she was allowed to try something in the simulation center.

“This is a lot more hands-on,” Elkins said when comparing AU’s nursing camp with another one she attended earlier this…

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AU awarded $1.7 million from state to support three growing programs

ASHLAND, Ohio – The State of Ohio has awarded Ashland University approximately $1.7 million for upgrades to three of its programs—the Center for Addictions, Correctional Education and Military & Veteran Services—as part of the biennium budget passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine this month.

“Congratulations to Ashland University for (its) success in receiving funding for these outstanding academic programs,”…

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