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Sophomore Sarah Watson steering mental health initiatives on AU campus

From great tragedy has come a powerful mission for Sarah Watson. The Ashland University sophomore has made it her personal goal to make mental health awareness a priority for all students on the AU campus, another important step in what has become a life calling.

Watson began her current worthy pursuit during the 2022-23 academic year, bravely sharing the personal story of her father’s mental struggles and suicide with teammates on the Eagles’ women…


Students, alumni showcase their varied interests and scholarly work during URCA Symposium

Tiffany Sims enjoyed combining three of her interests into one presentation.

Jacob Owens liked sharing about a business he hopes to start.

And Phillip Wages loved giving back to his alma mater.

Those were just a few of the many reasons about 40 students and a couple of alumni from Ashland…

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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…

Psychological Science Accelerator, founded by AU professor, wins Einstein Foundation Award

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA), which was founded by Chris Chartier, associate professor of psychology at Ashland University, was selected for a 2022 Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research, as announced Dec. 1. The international honor is presented in three categories—PSA won the institution…

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.

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Cloverleaf Graduate and Ashland University Student Receives Research Grant

5/11/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University sophomore Rachel Carson, a psychology major, has received one of only 14 summer research grants funded by Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Carson, who will receive a $3,500 stipend from Psi Chi, will be spending her summer in West Long Branch, N.J., working with Dr. Gary Lewandowski Jr. at Monmouth University. Her research project is…

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