Ashland University is a mid-sized, private, non-profit university in Ashland, Ohio, United States. The university consists of a 135-acre main campus and several off-campus centers throughout central and northern Ohio. It was founded in 1878 and is affiliated with the Brethren Church. Judeo-Christian values are the foundation of the educational and social environment of the university.Today, the university offers nearly 70 undergraduate majors and nine pre-professional programs. The majors include actuarial science, toxicology/environmental science and entrepreneurship, which are unusual for an institution of its size. In addition, it offers most traditional liberal arts majors as well as a wide range of majors in business and education. The education program, which offers pre-K through doctorate level courses, is one of the largest among independent and state institutions in Ohio. Academic programs are enhanced by an Honors Program and the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs.The university consists of four Colleges—the College of Arts and science, the Schar College of Education, the Dauch College of Business and Economics, and the Schar College of Nursing—and a large Graduate School offering degree programs in Master of Business Administration , Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing , Master of American History and Government , Master of Arts in Health and Risk Communication, Master of Education and Doctor of Education programs. In addition, Ashland Theological Seminary, a division of Ashland University, offers a doctor of ministry degree as well as a number of master's degrees.In addition to the main campus in Ashland, the University operates centers in a variety of locations throughout the state, including Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Massillon, Mansfield, Medina and Westlake. Wikipedia.
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Journal of Chemical Ecology | Year: 2010
Invasive plants have a multitude of impacts on plant communities through their direct and indirect effects on soil chemistry and ecosystem function. For example, plants modify the soil environment through root exudates that affect soil structure, and mobilize and/or chelate nutrients. The long-term impact of litter and root exudates can modify soil nutrient pools, and there is evidence that invasive plant species may alter nutrient cycles differently from native species. The effects of plants on ecosystem biogeochemistry may be caused by differences in leaf tissue nutrient stoichiometry or secondary metabolites, although evidence for the importance of allelochemicals in driving these processes is lacking. Some invasive species may gain a competitive advantage through the release of compounds or combinations of compounds that are unique to the invaded community-the "novel weapons hypothesis." Invasive plants also can exert profound impact on plant communities indirectly through the herbicides used to control them. Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, often is used to help control invasive weeds, and generally is considered to have minimal environmental impacts. Most studies show little to no effect of glyphosate and other herbicides on soil microbial communities. However, herbicide applications can reduce or promote rhizobium nodulation and mycorrhiza formation. Herbicide drift can affect the growth of non-target plants, and glyphosate and other herbicides can impact significantly the secondary chemistry of plants at sublethal doses. In summary, the literature indicates that invasive species can alter the biogeochemistry of ecosystems, that secondary metabolites released by invasive species may play important roles in soil chemistry as well as plant-plant and plant-microbe interactions, and that the herbicides used to control invasive species can impact plant chemistry and ecosystems in ways that have yet to be fully explored. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.
News Article | November 29, 2016
An in-depth analysis of college quality and cost by AffordableCollegesOnline.org has determined the Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. The higher education information and resource provider compared hundreds of colleges and universities around the nation to determine the top 50 two-year and top 50 four-year schools with online criminal justice degree programs respectively, ranking Washburn University, Saint Leo University, Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Siena Heights University and Tiffin University highest among four-year schools and East Mississippi Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Holmes Community College, Yavapai College and College of the Ouachitas highest among two-year schools. "A criminal justice degree provides students opportunities to work in a variety of legal or protective service careers,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Criminal justice students will not only find a flexible learning option in the schools on our list, but also exceptional overall value in terms of both cost and educational quality when it comes to earning a criminal justice degree online.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet several minimum requirements to be eligible for placement on their rankings. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. More details on data and methodology used to rank each online criminal justice program and a complete list of schools and scores is available at: Two-year schools recognized as the Best for Online Criminal Justice in 2016-2017: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Beaufort County Community College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College Clovis Community College Coastal Carolina Community College College of Southern Idaho College of the Ouachitas Craven Community College East Arkansas Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Arizona College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Genesee Community College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Haywood Community College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Itawamba Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Mesa Community College Mohave Community College Montgomery Community College Mountain Empire Community College Navarro College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Ozarka College Pamlico Community College Rio Salado College Southeastern Illinois College Southeastern Technical College Southwest Virginia Community College Southwestern Community College Stanly Community College Tallahassee Community College Trinity Valley Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tyler Junior College Vance-Granville Community College Wayne Community College Western Piedmont Community College Western Wyoming Community College Wilson Community College Yavapai College Four-year schools recognized as the Best for Online Criminal Justice in 2016-2017: Amridge University Arkansas State University - Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Ashland University Baker College Bellevue University Bethel University Campbellsville University Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Columbia College Concordia University - Saint Paul Drury University Eastern Kentucky University Fayetteville State University Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Hays State University Glenville State College Granite State College Hampton University Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto Judson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Liberty University McNeese State University Mercy College Mississippi College North Carolina Central University Saint Leo University Sam Houston State University Shorter University Siena Heights University Southwestern College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Tiffin University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Central Florida University of Central Missouri University of Great Falls University of Maine at Fort Kent University of Maryland - University College University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of the Cumberlands Washburn University Washington State University Western New Mexico University Wichita State University Wilmington University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | February 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best two- and four-year colleges with online programs in the state of Ohio for 2017. Among four-year schools a total of 41 made the list, with University of Akron, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University and Ashland University coming in as the top five schools. The state’s top 18 two-year schools were also honored, with Sinclair College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Edison State Community College and Columbus State Community College taking the top five spots. Schools were ranked based on over a dozen different data points. “Student enrollment in schools within the University System of Ohio has grown 8 percent over the past decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “As more students pursue post-secondary degrees, the schools on our list are providing more flexible, high-quality learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom.” To be included on the Best Online Schools list, colleges must meet specific base requirements, including being institutionally accredited and public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is scored based on additional criteria that includes its employment and counseling resources, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Ohio’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Cleveland State University Defiance College Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University God’s Bible School and College Hiram College Kent State University at Kent Kent State University at Salem Kettering College Malone University Miami University-Oxford Mount Carmel College of Nursing Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Ohio Christian University Ohio University-Main Campus Otterbein University Shawnee State University The University of Findlay Tiffin University Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Northwestern Ohio University of Rio Grande University of Toledo Urbana University Ursuline College Walsh University Wright State University-Lake Campus Wright State University-Main Campus Youngstown State University Ohio’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Belmont College Bowling Green State University-Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Edison State Community College Hocking College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Rhodes State College Sinclair College Stark State College University of Akron Wayne College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | November 20, 2016
An analysis highlighting the 50 Best Vocational & Trade Programs in Ohio has been released by leading higher education resource site, Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). Comparing data on colleges offering trade and vocational training, the site ranked the best two- and four-year schools for 2016-2017. Youngstown State University, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, University of Akron, Shawnee State University and University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College were among the top scoring four-year schools; Sinclair College, Belmont College, Columbus State Community College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Stark State College were among the top scoring two-year schools. “Trade or vocational training programs give students skills to work in a variety of fast-growing industries immediately after graduation,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The schools on this list are upholding excellence standards and demonstrating efforts to maximize student success through career placement and other services their trade and vocational programs offer.” To qualify for Ohio’s Best Trade Schools list, the Community for Accredited Online Schools requires all colleges to meet minimum quality standards. All colleges must be regionally accredited public or private not-for-profit institutions, and must offer career placement services to help maximize student success. The site compares each qualifying school based on more than a dozen unique factors, such as student-teacher ratios, graduation rates and more to come up with scoring and final rankings. A full list of the Best Trade Schools in Ohio, as well as details on the data points and methodology used to determine rankings can be found at: Belmont College Bowling Green State University - Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Edison State Community College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Ohio College of Massotherapy Ohio Institute of Allied Health Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Owens Community College Remington College - Cleveland Campus Rhodes State College Sinclair College Southern State Community College Stark State College Terra State Community College U.S. Grant Joint Vocational School Washington State Community College Zane State College Ashland University Kent State University at Ashtabula Kent State University at East Liverpool Kent State University at Kent Kent State University at Salem Kent State University at Trumbull Kent State University at Tuscarawas Kettering College Miami University - Oxford Mount Saint Joseph University Ohio University - Lancaster Campus Ohio University - Main Campus Ohio University - Southern Campus Shawnee State University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College University of Cincinnati - Clermont College University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Northwestern Ohio University of Rio Grande University of Toledo Wright State University - Main Campus Youngstown State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
News Article | October 29, 2016
AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its list of the Best Online Colleges in Ohio for 2016. As a leader in higher education and student resources, the site determined the University of Toledo, Tiffin University, Ohio University, Youngstown State University and Bowling Green State University offered the top five four-year online programs in the state. Sinclair College, Columbus State Community College, Belmont College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Clark State Community College are recognized as Ohio’s top five two-year online programs. In all, more than 40 schools were recognized as part of the lists. "Enrollment growth at Ohio’s colleges and universities was one of the highest in the nation from 2006 to 2011,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "As today’s students apply for college, they are also looking at the flexibility online learning offers. The schools on our lists are those offering the best overall quality and value for online education in Ohio.” Colleges are required to meet several basic requirements to qualify for a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Ohio lists. Schools must be regionally accredited and be public or private not-for-profit entities. There are also strict affordability standards each school must meet: two-year schools must provide in-state tuition no greater than $5,000 annually and four-year schools must provide in-state tuition no greater than $25,000 annually. Each college is ranked based on an in-depth analysis of more than a dozen value-based data points, including financial aid availability and graduation rates. To learn more about each school’s position on the lists and find details about the data and methodology used to rank each school, visit: The following list includes all two-year schools on the 2016 Best Online Colleges in Ohio ranking: The following list includes all four-year schools on the 2016 Best Online Colleges in Ohio ranking: Ashland University Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Cleveland State University Franklin University Gods Bible School and College Kent State University Kettering College Mercy College of Ohio Miami University - Oxford Mount Carmel College of Nursing Mount Vernon Nazarene University Ohio Christian University Ohio University - Main Campus Shawnee State University Tiffin University Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Northwestern Ohio University of Rio Grande University of Toledo Urbana University Wright State University - Lake Campus Wright State University - Main Campus Youngstown State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | December 15, 2016
“PTSD Raw and Real: A Reason for Hope and Motivation To Fight On”: a compelling study of a fragmented and disjointed existence filled with holes, blockades, and landmines on the road to recovery. “PTSD Raw and Real: A Reason for Hope and Motivation To Fight On” is the creation of published author, Jacqueline Pfadt, a consultant who has worked on financial reporting systems doing project management and information technology support services. She has a bachelor of science in mathematics and computer science from Ashland University in Ohio and a master’s of business administration from Lake Erie College in Ohio. She is a member of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) Survivor’s Advisory Counsel and is an active participant in the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Alumni Group. Jacqueline states "I didn’t understand what PTSD was, and I was not diagnosed with it until much later in my recovery work. I lived life feeling broken, bad, poisonous, and crazy. I dammed these feelings up into a corner within my soul so that I could survive and function within my life. However, my existence was built on an unsteady foundation of negative self-worth that could not withstand the difficult trials of life". Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jacqueline Pfadt’s new book is her raw journey toward recovery and the miracle of repairing her soul. Jacqueline's life has been saturated with unseen obstacles that created emotional traps, blockades, and explosions at random intervals regardless of her surroundings. She existed for many years riddled with fear, anger, doubt, shame, self-loathing, despair, and loneliness. She tried to run, hide, escape, and disappear, but could never find a lasting way to avoid the pain lurking everywhere. View a synopsis of “PTSD Raw and Real: A Reason for Hope and Motivation To Fight On" on YouTube. Consumers can purchase “PTSD Raw and Real: A Reason for Hope and Motivation To Fight On” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or inquiries about “PTSD Raw and Real: A Reason for Hope and Motivation To Fight On”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Ashland University's Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences will provide scholarships for five accelerated second-degree nursing students with the $50,000 grant received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).