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62nd annual Mohican District Science Day to be held at AU this Saturday

ASHLAND, Ohio – One hundred fifteen students from 26 area schools are expected to converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 62nd annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held at AU’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Jeff Weidenhamer, the Science Day director and a professor of chemistry at AU, the students…

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Three AU faculty awarded promotion to full professor, four to associate professor, and five granted tenure

ASHLAND, Ohio – Three faculty members at Ashland University were awarded promotion to full professor—Chris Chartier in the department of psychology, Hilary Donatini in the department of languages and literatures and Patricia Saunders in the department of biology and toxicology—following the action of the board of trustees at a recent meeting.

In addition, Jonathan Naylor in the department of health sciences, Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss in educational…

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Four faculty achieve emeritus status

ASHLAND, Ohio – Four former Ashland University faculty members have received emeritus status, as announced by the Office of the President. Emeritus faculty status can be granted to faculty members who completed at least 15 years of full-time service at AU.

Receiving emeritus status recognizes the individual’s long-term contributions to AU in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service, and it takes effect immediately.

Those granted…

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AU to welcome theologian Jennifer McBride for Rinehart Lecture on Feb. 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – Jennifer McBride, an author, educator and theologian, will deliver the 2023 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Her presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics (400 College Ave.).

McBride will discuss her recently published book, “You Shall Not Condemn: A Story of Faith and Advocacy on Death Row.” It…

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AU theatre presenting “Once Upon a Mattress” Feb. 16-19

ASHLAND, Ohio – The department of theatre at Ashland University continues its 2022-23 theme of “Standing Up, Standing Out” by presenting the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 16-19. All performances take place at the Hugo Young Theatre, with the Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s matinee at 2 p.m.

“Once Upon a Mattress” is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale “The…

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Internationally-recognized expert on natural rubber production to speak at AU on Feb. 2

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s 2022-23 Environmental Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 2, when Katrina Cornish, professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, presents “Biological and Geographical Diversification of Natural Rubber: U.S. Supply Security, Rural Development and Public Health.” It will be held at Ronk Lecture Hall inside the Dwight Schar College of…

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AU earns five “Best Online” program rankings from U.S. News

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University earned “Best Online” distinction in five categories from the highly-respected U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 program rankings. The rankings were announced on Tuesday.

U.S. News, in its 11th year collecting data from distance education master’s and bachelor’s degree completion programs, assessed more than 1,800 online degree programs. The rankings measure overall academic quality, in addition to services…

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Hundreds of graduates learn about “golf balls of life,” join AU alumni family

ASHLAND, Ohio – Kristen Maurer used an unusual prop, a glass jar she termed the “golf balls of life,” to illustrate one of the tips she offered to the hundreds of Ashland University graduates in attendance during Saturday morning’s 2022 Winter Commencement ceremony inside the Niss Athletic Center.

Maurer, the 2022 Milken Educator Award recipient for the state of…

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…

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AU introduces Ukrainian Freedom Scholar program, offers safe haven to students from Ukraine

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has offered full scholarships to five high school graduates from Ukraine who were displaced or unable to enroll in higher education institutions in their home country due to the Russia-Ukraine war. The first four recipients of this inspiring new initiative—the Ukrainian Freedom Scholar program—will begin their undergraduate studies at Ashland in January 2023.

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