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'Great support system' from JDM program key to recent AU grad thriving in new job

Katie Foster admits she decided to attend Ashland University because it was close to home.  

“I chose AU out of convenience, but I have no doubts that is exactly where I was meant to be,” said Foster, who was living in Ashland when she graduated from Shelby High School. “The college not only gave me a great education and experiences through the journalism…

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More than 1,000 students named to AU Dean’s List for spring 2023

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is pleased to announce its Dean’s List honorees for the 2023 spring semester. More than 1,000 students earned the distinction.

In order to be eligible for the Dean’s List at Ashland, one must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the university and receive a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester.

The students and their hometowns can be found…

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AU T-shirt seen on “Ted Lasso” keeps Campus Store buzzing

ASHLAND, Ohio – The 2023 spring semester and commencement have come and gone, but the Ashland University Campus Store is as busy as ever, according to Amanda Brown, director of the campus store.

Normally a quieter time of year for the store, its Eagle Custom Design screen-printing machine is running red-hot—or more like purple-and-gold hot—ever since an AU T-shirt was spotted being worn by a character on the hit Apple TV+ show “Ted Lasso.”

Marsha Curry-Nixon, Ashland University 2023 spring commencement speaker

Speakers encourage faith to 2023 spring graduates during Ashland University’s commencement

ASHLAND, Ohio Commencement speaker Marsha Curry-Nixon told Ashland University’s 2023 spring graduates that Saturday’s ceremony was about more than them.

“I know this is your big day, but I confess this isn’t about you,” said Curry-Nixon, founder of a flourishing ministry based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “It’s about Him. We stand here as…

AU celebrates “transformational” campus projects

ASHLAND, Ohio – Hundreds of Ashland University students, faculty and staff gathered together Saturday afternoon for a celebration—an official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of major renovations to Clayton Hall and the significant progress made on numerous campus beautification projects.

These undertakings are truly transformational, a term that was used repeatedly during the dedication. Carlos Campo, president of…

Ashland a 2022 Best College, according to Money’s detailed and practical analysis

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University was selected as one of Money’s 2022 Best Colleges, a practical college ranking analysis that was released on May 16. Money’s detailed study sought to determine which four-year colleges in the United States are actually worth their price and resulted in a group of 623 that offer students a quality education at a comparatively affordable price.

Money developed 24 data points to compile its rankings, with those…

A major renovation and several beautification projects coming to AU campus

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will complete a major renovation to one of its largest residence halls this summer and also undertake a series of campus beautification projects that together will transform the main campus into a safer, more accessible and more picturesque environment. These enhancements are being made possible by two significant financial gifts, totaling nearly $20 million, from Dwight Schar ‘64.

“This investment in our…

AU officially opens “game changer” Niss Athletic Center, announces naming of Jud Logan Memorial Track

ASHLAND, Ohio – Friday’s dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Niss Athletic Center on the campus of Ashland University was a momentous occasion in more ways than one. Not only was the state-of-the-art, 125,000-square foot facility celebrated, but there was an additional special announcement as the indoor track was officially named the Jud Logan Memorial Track after the Eagles’ legendary coach and Olympian who passed away earlier this month.

Ashland University to return to pre-COVID-19 operations beginning June 2

 5/24/2021 ASHLAND, Ohio – After 15 months of face coverings, social distancing and congregating only in small groups or online, Ashland University announced today it is ready to return to its pre-COVID-19 operations.

The decision puts the University in line with the lifting on June 2 of most of Gov. Mike DeWine’s executive orders related to the pandemic, as well as new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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