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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…

Brooke Larson with her triplets

Ashland University helps prepare Mansfield woman for nursing career and premature triplets

While nothing could really prepare Brooke Larson for having triplets, her time at Ashland University helped quite a bit.

First, she met someone when she was at AU who is playing a very important role with her daughter and two sons who were born in December.

“While in nursing school, I met a really good friend, Claire, and we went to eat…

Commencement speaker Kristen Maurer

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…

Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Christmas tree

AU's Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences sponsors Christmas tree at Kingwood Center

When Wendi Bigelow visited Kingwood Center’s Christmas exhibit a few years ago, the decorated trees
sponsored by area businesses caught her attention.
The administrative assistant at Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences
(CONHS) in Mansfield thought it would be nice if AU could be part of the annual event.
With approval from Carrie Keib, dean of CONHS, Bigelow and fellow administrative assistant…

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AU to receive $630,000 in grants for nursing, dietetics programs

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has been awarded $630,000 through the Choose Ohio First (COF) program, as announced by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) on Monday. COF is an initiative to develop and strengthen the state’s workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This marks the fourth round of grants for the COF program under the Gov. Mike DeWine-Lt. Gov. Jon Husted administration and…

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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.

AU President Carlos Campo

AU Board of Trustees announces one-year extension of President Campo’s contract

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Board of Trustees approved to extend the contract of President Carlos Campo for an additional year during its Oct. 21 board meeting. Campo will now serve as president of AU through at least May 2025.

“The Board of Trustees is happy to announce that it has exercised an additional one-year option to extend the term of President Campo…

Students in the new Archer Dietetics Foods Lab

Newly-opened Archer Dietetics Foods Lab to benefit AU's growing dietetics program

As the name indicates, the new Archer Dietetics Foods Lab will benefit the dietetics program at Ashland University.

But it should also be a positive for the rest of the university, the community and even other Ohio colleges.

“We envision using this space for other things because it’s not all about dietetics,” Denise…

CE’s Available for Nurses in Compassion & Healing Through Creative Media Program

9/9/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Ashland University's Coburn Gallery and College of Nursing and Health Sciences in cooperation with the Rho Nu-at-Large Fall Scholarly Meeting will provide opportunities to view and discuss the concepts of compassion and healing through a variety of creative media while offering continuing education (CE) credits for nurses. The events are also open to the public.

The opening reception for the juried art…

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Receives Full 10-Year Accreditation

5/30/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences received word from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) last week that the College’s undergraduate nursing program has met all standards and received a full 10-year accreditation for its baccalaureate degree program in nursing.

“It gives me great pleasure to report that we have met all standards with no compliance concerns with respect to the…

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