2012 News

2012 News

  1. Ashford University and Cox Communications Award Military Spouses Homefront Heroes Scholarships during Holiday Bowl

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  2. Ashford University Recognizes Fall 2012 Campus Graduates

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  3. Watercolors and Collages Featured in Ashford University Art Gallery

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  4. Fine Arts Weekend Coming to Ashford University

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  5. "The 50-Year-Old Intern"

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  6. Saints Men's and Women's Soccer Teams Advance to NAIA National Championships in Alabama

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  7. Saints Men's and Women's Soccer Teams to Compete in NAIA National Championships

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  8. New Rifle, Colorado Police Chief Credits Online Education Model for Career Advancement

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  9. Ashford University Participates in Remembrance Day National Roll Call on Veterans Day Weekend

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  10. Mary Jo Maydew Joins Ashford University Board of Trustees

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  11. Largest Number of On-Campus Students at Ashford University for Third Consecutive Year

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  12. Dr. Gregory L. Geoffroy Elected Chairman of Ashford University Board of Trustees

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  13. Diversity Week Celebration Planned

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  14. Ashford University Graduates More Than 9,000 Students

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  15. Three Ashford University Students to Present Papers at Conference

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  16. Ashford University Joins San Diego for the Second-Annual Salute to Service; Honors Local U.S. Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Guardsmen

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  17. Ten Articulation Agreements Established between Ashford University and Community Colleges in Central and Eastern U.S.

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  18. San Diego's Inspirational Teachers and Students Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom and in the Community

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  19. Salute to Service Festival Honors Members of U.S. Military in San Diego; Event Sponsored by Ashford University

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  20. Ashford University's Dr. Alice Vestergaard Receives American Cancer Society Spirit Award

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  21. Ashford Gallery Exhibits Will Feature Art by Students, Faculty and Staff

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  22. Public Invited to Meet Houston Employers at Ashford University Career Fair

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  23. Ashford Introduces Technology to Track Student Financial Aid

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  24. Camp Pendleton Students & Teachers Surprised by School Makeover

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  25. Four Ashford University Graduates From Across the Country Receive Scholarships to Attend Commencement Ceremony On Oct. 14

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    Four Ashford University Graduates From Across the Country Receive Scholarships to Attend Commencement Ceremony On Oct. 14

  26. Dr. Richard Pattenaude Appointed President Elect of Ashford University

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    Pattenaude to assume Ashford’s top leadership role on October 19, 2012

  27. Ashford Grad to Sing National Anthem

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  28. Ashford University Honors San Diego's Best Teachers at 22nd Annual Salute to Teachers Event

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  29. Ashford University Student Balances Studies and Championship Training

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    Nathan DeWalt balances studies, training as he prepares for World Paratriathlon Championships

  30. Introducing my.ashford.edu

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  31. Salvation Army Food Pantry Receives Donation from Ashford University Group

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    Ashford Heroes group purchases food for local food pantry

  32. Ashford University Named to the 2013 List of Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine

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    Ashford recognized among top 15 percent of schools supporting America's service members

  33. Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Give Ashford University Commencement Address

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    Olympic gold medalist chosen as keynote speaker

  34. 80 Percent of Working Moms Prefer Online Education Model

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    Ashford grad finishes degree she promised to herself

  35. Ashford Releases Summer 2012 Dean's List

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    Local students named to AU's Dean's List

  36. Science Building at Ashford University Gets New Name

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  37. Static in the Attic: Ways to Enhance Memory And Lead a Brain Wellness Lifestyle

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    By Dr. Alice Vestergaard, Ashford University

  38. Ashford University and the San Diego Padres Host Padres Reading Corner

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    Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal reads two books to children during story time

  39. Degrees in Homeland Security Continue to be in Demand; Military Students Using Online Programs to Enhance Education

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  40. 71-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Bucks Trend, Makes Good On Earning College Degree

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  41. Iowa Board of Education Continues Approval of Ashford University Teacher Preparation Program

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    Iowa Board of Education Continues Approval of Ashford Teacher Prep Program

  42. Stringed Puppets on Display in Ashford University's Art Gallery

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    Stringed Puppets on Display at Cortona Art Gallery

  43. Local Writer Completes Online Degree at Ashford University; Releases Second of Five-Part Fictional Series

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    Once deployed in Iraq, Marine emerges with amazing story

  44. Ashford University Underwrites Whatever It Takes, Inc. Student Leadership Program

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    Ashford University Underwrites Whatever It Takes, Inc. Student Leadership Program

  45. Schebler Named NACWAA 2012 Administrator of the Year

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    Ashford University Athletics Director Receives National Recognition

  46. Ashford University Supports Colorado Yellow Ribbon Events and Parade

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    Ashford University Supports Colorado Yellow Ribbon Celebration

  47. Ashford University and the San Diego Padres Team Up to Support San Diego Libraries with Padres Reading Corner

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    Ashford University Team Up with San Diego Padres to Support San Diego Libraries

  48. Ashford University Students Recognized with Top Honors at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

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    Four Ashford University students receive national recognition.

  49. Ashford University Receives Extensions from HLC

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    On July 27, 2012, Ashford University received a letter from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (HLC) updating and modifying previously announced deadlines related to the University’s

  50. Ashford Mobile Classroom App for Smartphones and Mobile Devices Updated with Improved Functionality and Services

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    App created and developed by Bridgepoint Education’s Products team.

  51. Ten Colleges Enter Into Articulation Agreements with Ashford University

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    Agreements help students transition into a four-year university.

  52. Nearly 9 out of 10 Adults Believe “Technology Changes Everything”

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    New Consumer Poll Reveals Timely Insights

  53. San Diego Padres and Ashford University Team Up to Support San Diego Libraries with Padres Reading Corner

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    Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia read two books to 400 kids during story time

  54. Ashford University Executive Dean to lead Google+ Hangout Discussion

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    Dr. Andrew Shean leads discussion on how technology is changing education

  55. Ashford University Launches Pinterest and Google+ Pages

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    Ashford University has increased its social media presence by creating Pinterest and Google+ pages. These social media outlets give students a chance to interact with other students, as well as Ashford faculty,

  56. Ashford University Receives Notification from HLC

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  57. Ashford University to Run Parallel Process of Appeal and Re-application for WASC Accreditation

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    Ashford University received notice on July 5, 2012 that the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) acted to deny Ashford University’s application for

  58. Ashford University Named a Top Producer of Minority Graduate Degrees

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    Ashford University, an institution that is redefining the modern college experience, is among the top 100 universities in the country for graduating minority students with master’s degrees in all disciplines

  59. Ashford University Makes Lowest Tuition List

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    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports Ashford University is on the list of the ten percent of institutions that have the lowest tuition and required fees of private for-profit four-year or above institutions.

  60. Two Denver Public Schools Get a Facelift Thanks to Ashford University

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    Thanks to volunteers from Ashford University, an institution that is redefining the modern college experience, a number of students in the Denver area will get a big surprise when they return from summer vacation.

  61. Ashford University Employees to Makeover Two Denver Public Schools

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    South High and Grant Beacon Middle schools are getting a face-lift this weekend thanks to Ashford University, an institution that is redefining the modern college experience.

  62. Dr. William Woods Receives Human Rights Award

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    Dr. William Woods, assistant professor in the College of Business and Professional Studies at Ashford University, received the Human Rights Commission Award presented by the Clinton Human Rights Commission on Monday, May 21.

  63. Ashford University Salutes the Nation's Military

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    In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, Ashford University employees created a series of videos expressing gratitude to the nation’s servicemembers.

  64. Ashford University Expands Student and Faculty Access to Constellation Learning Platform with Android Version

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    Ashford University, an advanced education provider owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), has introduced the latest version of its Constellation app, one that’s designed expressly for Android®-powered tablets.

  65. Ohio Senate Recognizes Ashford University Graduate for Excellence

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    The Senate of the 129th General Assembly of Ohio praised Ashford University graduate Debra Stewart on receiving the Graduate Recognition for Excellence, Achievement, and Talent (GREAT) Award from the Association of Private Sector

  66. Ashford University Helps Military Members Transition into Civilian Life

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    Dozens of military members spent the day at Ashford University’s Sunroad building, receiving career services to help them return to civilian life.

  67. Ashford University Graduates more than 8,000 Students

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    Ashford University graduated a total of 8,185 students since the university’s previous commencement ceremonies.

  68. Ashford University Presents Mile High Teachers Awards Ceremony

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    Ashford University sponsored this year’s Mile High Teachers Awards Ceremony, where 200 of Denver’s most inspiring and accomplished educators were honored for excellence.

  69. Ashford University Awards Teacher Appreciation Scholarships to Four San Diego Educators

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    As part of the San Diego Padres’ Teacher Appreciation Night on May 4 at PETCO Park, four area teachers received master’s degree scholarships from Ashford University, an academic institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

  70. Ashford University Students Raise More than $4,000.00 for Children's Discovery Center

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    When Ashford University’s Student Government Association (SGA) was planning its spring fundraisers, including its first “Saints Scuttle” 5K race, the students were hoping to raise $2,500.00 to donate to Clinton’s Felix Adler Children’s

  71. New Members Inducted into Ashford University Honor Society

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    During a ceremony on Sunday, April 15, seven new members were inducted into the Ashford University Junior-Senior Honor Society.

  72. San Diego Educators to Receive Ashford University Scholarships in Pre-Game Ceremony at PETCO Park

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    As part of the San Diego Padres’ May 4 pre-game ceremonies, Ashford University, an academic institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), will present four local educators with master’s degree scholarships.

  73. New SALUTE Honors Class Inducted at Ashford University

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    The SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society has admitted a large class of Ashford University’s military students for their Winter 2012 induction cycle.

  74. Ashford University's April 28 Graduation Plans Updated

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    As we are certain you are aware, we are experiencing severe weather in Clinton, Iowa. Unfortunately, during the storm last night, the commencement stage collapsed and the field has been deemed hazardous, due to risks associated with

  75. Ashford University's April 29, 2012 Graduation Ceremony To Go On As Planned

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    Ashford University’s graduation ceremony scheduled for Sunday, April 29, 2012 will go on as planned. Internationally acclaimed motivational poet Sekou Andrews will give the keynote address at the ceremony set to begin at 11 a.m.

  76. Educational Guest Speaker Series Set to Debut for Ashford University Students

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    Damen Lopez, founder of TurnAround Schools, will speak to Ashford University students via internet streaming and in person at the student cafeteria on Monday, April 30 from 8-9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time.

  77. Ashford University Set to Graduate Largest Class Ever

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    An estimated 1,600 graduates, plus an estimated 8,000 guests, from 48 states and four foreign countries will travel to Clinton for Ashford University’s spring 2012 commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29.

  78. State Honors for Ashford University Phi Beta Lambda Members

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    Ashford University students earned 29 awards in various categories and levels at the 2012 Iowa Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Leadership Conference at the University of Iowa on March 30-31.

  79. Ten Colleges Enter Into Articulation Agreements with Ashford University

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    Ashford University formed articulation agreements with ten community and regional colleges in the first quarter of 2012. The agreements allow students of these two-year schools to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree at Ashford

  80. Area Educators Honored by Ashford University

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    For the third consecutive year, Ashford University has presented full scholarships to three area school teachers. During “Ashford Night with the Clinton Lumberkings” on April 21, Joen Larson, dean of Ashford’s College of Education,

  81. 71-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Graduates from Ashford University on April 29

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    Savannah Jones, 71, joins cyberspace classmates from across the country to participate in traditional commencement ceremonies at the Ashford University campus in Clinton, Iowa on April 29.

  82. Women's Connection Honors Two Ashford University Students

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  83. Ashford University Delivers New Interface, Updated Features for Ashford Mobile Online Classroom App

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    Ashford University has just released a significant update for Ashford Mobile app users on both Apple® and Android®-powered tablets. This online classroom app offers an expansive connection with the online learning experience to student

  84. Four Lucky Graduates Receive Scholarships to Attend Commencement

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    Ashford University is recognizing the achievements of an online graduate from each of the University’s four colleges by sending them to the upcoming commencement ceremony to be held April 28 and 29, 2012.

  85. Ashford University Students Set to Volunteer in Nationwide Effort

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    In recognition of National Volunteer Month, Ashford University, an educational institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), has designated tomorrow, April 14, 2012, to be “Ashford University Volunteer Day.”

  86. Ashford University Plans Night with Clinton LumberKings

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    It will be “Ashford University Night” when the Clinton LumberKings take on the Lake County Captains Saturday, April 21 at Ashford University Field in Clinton, Iowa.

  87. Local Students and Employees Will Help Clean Up Clinton

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    In recognition of National Volunteer Month, Ashford University has designated April 14, 2012 as “Ashford University Volunteer Day.” Ashford students across the country are being asked to volunteer on that day in a collaborative effort

  88. Chesapeake, Va. Grad Wins Nationwide Singing Competition

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    Approximately 1,600 Ashford University online graduates from across the country will travel to Clinton, Iowa for traditional commencement ceremonies on April 28 and 29. One will perform the national anthem.

  89. Ashford University Unveils Specialized Facebook Page for Military Students

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    As part of Ashford University’s ongoing efforts to serve its current and former military students, the school has established a military-specific Facebook page: facebook.com/AshfordMilitary.

  90. Ashford University Softball Team Holds Awareness Day for Breast Cancer

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    For the second consecutive season, the Ashford University softball team hosted its Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, March 24 when the Trojans of Hannibal-LaGrange University visited River Queen Field in Clinton.

  91. Poet to Address Ashford University's Class of 2012

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    A poetic experience is in store for the estimated 1,600 students who will graduate from Ashford University this month when motivational poet Sekou Andrews presents the spring commencement address.

  92. Ashford University Begins Renovation of Science Building

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    Work has begun on a $5.7 million renovation of Ashford University’s science building and is expected to be completed by the beginning of the fall 2012 semester in August.

  93. San Diego Teachers Eligible to Win Tuition and Textbooks

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    Ashford University is seeking applicants for four scholarships to be awarded to San Diego teachers. The scholarships cover tuition and textbooks for the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology or the Master of Arts in

  94. Ashford University Employees Shave Their Heads for Children's Cancer Research Fundraising Event

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    Eleven brave souls volunteered to have their heads shaved during Ashford University’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation event on Friday, March 16, raising $2,600 for children’s cancer research.

  95. Career Fair Planned at Ashford University

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    When Ashford University holds its annual Career Fair on Thursday, April 5, the public will have the opportunity to get information from more than 30 businesses.

  96. Ashford University Named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 5th Consecutive Year

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    Ashford University has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic

  97. Ashford University Students Set to Volunteer in Nationwide Effort

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  98. Ashford University Graduate Honored for Excellence, Achievement and Talent in Capitol Hill Ceremony

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    The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) awarded its highest honor, the Graduate Recognition for Excellence, Achievement and Talent (GREAT) Award, to Ashford University graduate Debra Stewart in a March 7

  99. University Student Group Plans Annual Science Fair

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    Ashford University’s St. Francis Gymnasium will be transformed into a gigantic science laboratory when the Ashford Mu Sigma Eta organization hosts its third annual Science Fair on Saturday, March 24.

  100. Students' Group Plans 5K 'Saints Scuttle'

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    Ashford University’s Student Government Association is sponsoring its first “Saints Scuttle” cross country 5K race at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at its South Campus Track and Field Complex, 1650 South 14th St., Clinton. Proceeds from

  101. Ashford University Partners with California Interagency Council on Veterans

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    Ashford University has been selected as a partner for the California Interagency Council on Veterans (ICV). Under this partnership, Ashford will work with ICV to help ensure the state's military community receives the highest level of

  102. Ashford University to Honor Area Educators

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    For the third consecutive year, Ashford University will honor area educators by offering three scholarships and a “Teacher of the Year” award this spring.

  103. Dean's List: Fall 2011

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    The faculty and staff are pleased to announce the Fall 2011 Dean's List for Ashford University. Students maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or above are awarded Dean’s List status. “We are very proud of the academic achievements

  104. Mother and Son Achieve Mutual Milestones

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    Giving a son a skill is better than giving him a thousand pieces of gold. When James Grady, a recent Ashford University graduate, reflects on the values his mother instilled in him, this Chinese proverb resonates.

  105. Ashford to Become Member of Association of Independent Institutions

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    Ashford University will be joining the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for the 2012-13 season and beyond. The announcement was made at halftime of the

  106. Voting Open for Second Round of College Slam Dunk Championship; Landry Advances to Elite Eight

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    Ashford University's senior guard Jason Landry won his round one match in the "Dark Horse Dunker" competition and has moved on to round two. "Dark Horse Dunker" nominees are under-the-radar players who have what it takes to compete

  107. Ashford University's Jason Landry in College Slam Dunk Championship

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    Jason Landry, a senior guard on Ashford University's men’s basketball team, has been nominated for the "Dark Horse Dunker" competition for under-the-radar players who have what it takes to compete against the Division-I field during

  108. Duck Decoys to be Featured in Ashford University Gallery

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    Hand-carved duck decoys will be featured in “Wooden Feathers,” an exhibit in Ashford University’s Cortona Art Gallery from Feb. 7 - 24. A reception for the artist, David Evers of Camanche, Iowa, is open to the public from 3-5 p.m. on

  109. Campus Weather Alert

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    Because of the winter weather conditions, Ashford University’s Clinton campus and Iowa Online Center will close at 4:00 p.m. today, Thursday, January 12. The university will continue to monitor the weather conditions. For complete

  110. Ashford University's Dr. Elizabeth Tice to Deliver Closing Speech for Learning-On-the-Go Education Summit at University of San Diego

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    Dr. Elizabeth Tice, president of Ashford University, will speak at this week’s Learning-On-the-Go (LOGO) Education Summit. The conference is a gathering of academic professionals focused on the goal of expanding digital and internet

  111. Five Colleges Enter Articulation Agreements with Ashford University

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    Ashford University formed articulation agreements with five community and regional colleges in the fourth quarter of 2011. The agreements allow for students of these two-year schools to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree at