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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.

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…

Ceremony set for Aug. 27 to recognize progress of AU’s campus beautification projects

ASHLAND, Ohio – A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the progress this summer of the nearly $20 million in campus beautification projects that are currently underway at Ashland University. It will take place Saturday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m., on King Road across from the Hawkins-Conard Student Center, where a new archway will…

Francesca Depue: Appreciative of "real world examples" and "multiple points of view" at AU

Francesca Depue, from Lucas, Ohio, earned an associate degree in business administration two weeks before she got her high school diploma via the College Now Program. In a few days, she will add another Ashland degree, a bachelor's in business administration after double majoring in supply chain management and marketing. The "real world examples" provided during her classwork at the Dauch College of Business and Economics, plus the…

Amanda Stewart: "Incredible field experience ... set me on the right course" at AU

To say Amanda Stewart is an overachiever is an understatement. Prior to attending Ashland University, she graduated from Canton McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, and through the Timken Early College program, she achieved dual associate degrees in Arts and Science. At Ashland, Amanda graduated with a B.S.B.A. with a double major in Sports Management and Marketing in the…

Sen. Sherrod Brown visits Jack W. Liebert Military & Veteran Resource Center

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University welcomed a special guest to campus for Veterans Day on Thursday, as U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) visited the Jack W. Liebert Military & Veterans Resource Center.

Randy Spade, who has served as the director of military and veteran services at Ashland for five years, gave Sen. Brown a tour of the center, where he greeted seven current AU veteran students, and came away very…

Nehemiah Cannon: AU's "family atmosphere"; has built "a trust"

Sophomore Nehemiah Cannon plays left guard for the Eagles. A standout football player at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, he has always found the tight-knit feel of a locker room comforting and appreciates the closeness and camaraderie that come with being around a group of people working hard to achieve similar goals. He sees direct parallels between being on a…

Dolly Dong: "I love Ashland University for the support they’ve given me"

Dolly Dong came to the United States from China on a religious worker visa 13 years ago. Three years after, she moved to Ashland and the small community quickly became her second home Currently working on her master’s degree, Dolly is AU’s international campus minister and Chinese church pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland.

What was it about Ashland University that made you feel welcome? It’s a quiet community with a…

Ashland named a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report, ranked among top 35 in three categories

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has been selected as a “Best College” by the forthcoming U.S. News & World Report annual guidebook, ranking 54th out of the 157 schools in the Regional Universities – Midwest category. The latest edition of the highly-respected university rankings were released Monday.

Upon closer examination, Ashland placed among the top-10 private universities in Ohio (tied for ninth) and 42nd among all privates within…

Kappa Sigma Gets Second Consecutive Founders' Award

ASHLAND, Ohio—The Kappa Sigma chapter at Ashland University has been awarded a Kappa Sigma Founders’ Award of Chapter Excellence as one of the fraternity’s top chapters in North America for the second consecutive year.

The Founders' Award of Chapter Excellence is the benchmark award in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, recognizing outstanding Chapter management, achievement, and program development in all areas of operation. Only 31 chapters received the…

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