Wednesday, December 16, 2015

'Tis the Season!

Last week the College of Nursing and Health Sciences hosted their annual holiday Christmas Party for students in the college involved in the Living Learning Community, Peer Mentoring, SCRUBS, etc. Almost 100 students attended. All came in their holiday sweaters and ready for a good time. 

There was cookie decorating, writing cards for the troops, an art coloring project, and an ornament exchange. Lots of prizes were given out and the students also did two service projects- they brought a coat for 'Coats for Kids' and also a toy for needy children. 

Every year this gathering allows students to socialize with each other outside the classroom, where faculty can interact too in a casual setting and relax as the semester comes to a close. It's a way to also give back to the community during this time of year which may be difficult for individuals to get through. 

Here is a collage of pictures from the event... 

LLC students representing!

Our faculty are obviously experts in their field, but what we find is that they can also be crazy at holiday parties!

Everyone gathered in the front lobby of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences building in Mansfield. The tree in the background is lit with white lights and beautifully decorated with red bows. 

From the Ashland University family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful holiday.
'Tis the season for giving to and being with others... 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

COBE Connection LLC Raises Money for Loan Project

Freshmen business students are able to learn inside and outside the classroom with the interactions of invested faculty members. But the LLC students in the COBE Connection also get the one-on-one attention and outside-of-the-classroom experience with LLC Advisor, Terry Rumker. These students are not only learning information directly related to their future in the business profession, but they are building and fostering relationships with other first year business students.

Mohican State Park

For example, students spent part of a day at Mohican State Park

Magic Show

One of the other many fabulous things the COBE Connection LLC does during the year is work with KIVA in regards to providing loans.

Back in October, the COBE Connection students started advertising their Magic Show event. The students hosted a Magic Show in order to raise money for their KIVA Loan Project. Mike the Magician did a great job at the event. The event raised $250, combined with a dollar match from the AU Entrepreneurship Center, which brings the total dollars raised to $500. The COBE Connection LLC will now have $700 to cycle for loans, and at $25-50 per loan they can help a lot more people.