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AU hosting Homeschool Conference on Friday, March 15

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will be hosting a Homeschool Conference on Friday, March 15, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, from 4-8 p.m. This will be the first of what Theresa Watson, coordinator of AU’s Homeschool and Classical Learning Center, expects to become an annual event.

The purpose of the conference is to bring families from the homeschooling community together to make connections, share ideas and receive practical advice for…

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Inaugural TEDxAshland University hopes 'sparking connections' continues after its calls to action

“Keep sparking connections”

Elise Riggle, organizer

This was how Riggle, director of CITE (Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence), ended the inaugural TEDxAshland University…

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Faith and Society lecture on sports rescheduled for Feb. 28

ASHLAND, Ohio – Dee Stokes, an entrepreneurial minister, educator, author, consultant, podcaster and former NCAA Div. I college basketball coach, will present the latest edition of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.). The event, to be held at the College of Education’s Ronk Auditorium, was previously set for Jan. 24, but had to be rescheduled due to illness.

The program will…

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Group of eight AU faculty/staff members honored with Academic Mentor Award

ASHLAND, Ohio – Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the 2024 Academic Mentor Awards ceremony held recently at the John C. Myers Convocation Center. The annual program recognizes AU mentors who significantly affect a student’s life beyond the classroom by serving as a role model, trusted advisor and guide.

This year’s Mentor Awards were presented to Kristina Cunningham, assistant director of academic advising;…

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Ashland University grad looking forward to returning to campus for a reading of his debut novel

Jason B. Dutton can’t wait to return to a place Feb. 22 that gave him such wonderful memories.

That place is Ashland University, where the AU grad will give a reading of his recently published first book, “How to Dance.”

“I was very fortunate to be surrounded by countless people of great character, integrity and kindness,” Dutton said about his time as an undergrad student in the early 2000s, which eventually led to him returning in 2010 to…

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COBE now offering credit for prior learning experience

It has been a collaborative effort among Ashland University departments.

The College of Business & Economics (COBE) and eAshland have worked together to allow prospective COBE students to earn credit for prior learning experience, known as…

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Five AU programs earn “Best Online Programs” recognition from U.S. News

ASHLAND, Ohio – Five of Ashland University’s programs received “Best Online Programs” distinction from the highly-respected U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 rankings, which were announced on Wednesday.

U.S. News, in its 12th year collecting and analyzing data from distance education master’s and bachelor’s degree completion programs, assessed 1,752 online degree programs. The rankings measure overall academic quality across disciplines, in…

Andrea Carter

Ashland University graduate releases her latest children's book

As the eldest of 11 siblings, Andrea Carter embarked on a groundbreaking path as the first in her family to attend college.

The challenges of earning a bachelor's degree seemed daunting, and pursuing a master's felt almost impossible, she said.

However, driven by determination and supported by Ashland University's inclusive atmosphere, she achieved her academic goals, graduating with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership in 2005.…

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New Homeschool and Classical Learning Center on AU campus is thriving

ASHLAND, Ohio – A new initiative by Ashland University is already gaining significant interest, as the Homeschool and Classical Learning Center (530 College Ave.), which officially opened on Dec. 15, is providing services in support of a growing community.

The initiative was driven by the increased demand of families interested in transitioning from home education to higher education, according to Keith Ramsdell, vice president of enrollment…

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The Rev. Naomi Tutu offers advice on how to achieve a just world

She’s a much sought-after speaker, educator and consultant, as well as an activist, ordained minister and daughter of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu.

After her talk Tuesday at Ashland University, the Rev. Naomi Tutu also could add advice columnist to her long list of titles.

While kicking off the Ashland Center for Nonviolence’s Season for Nonviolence in the Convocation Center, Tutu offered advice on how to achieve a just world,…

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