Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Eagle Nation Celebration Planned for Tonight

The Athletic Department is sponsoring an Eagle Nation Celebration today at 7 p.m. in Kates Gymnasium. This event is free and open to the public and will allow everyone to honor the Ashland University women's basketball team and coaches as well as the All-Americans from the winter sports season. This event will last about an hour. The AU women's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championship game and lost in overtime to Shaw (N.C.).

"Eagle Nation Celebration," is free to all Ashland University fans. In addition to the women's basketball team, the school will recognize some of the student-athletes who have helped make this one of the most successful winter sports seasons in school history. Track and field's Ryan Loughney (Grahamsville, N.Y./Tri-Valley) won his second consecutive national title indoors and swimming's Julie Widmann (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) won the first individual national championship of her career. Student-athletes will also be recognized from wrestling and men's basketball. The Kates Gymnasium concession stand will be open and the Ashland University Bookstore will have merchandise to sell, including the new white women's basketball shirt with the "twitter" site on the front and "Proud to be an Eagle" and Lady Eagles Basketball on the back.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

AU's New Online Career Tools

The AU Career Services office has a great new tool: CareerShift

You can create an account using your AU ID.  Once you've registered you can search for jobs or internships to find just what you're looking for.

For links to CareerShift and all of Ashland's other employment resources, start with the Career Services Center.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

AmeriCorps Presentation

Friday, March 16th, at 1pm in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium, Sara Garska, an Ashland Alumna, will be sharing her experiences in the social services arena as an AmeriCorps State member.

Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. AmeriCorps members address critical issues in communities all across America, including illiteracy, lack of accessible health care and affordable housing, natural disasters and more.

Sara currently serves as a Corps State member and works as an Ohio Benefit Bank Counselor for the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks - Ohio's largest charitable response to hunger. Join Sara to learn more about what you can do to make a difference!

When: March 16th, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium
Cost: FREE

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy International Women's Day!

March 8th 2012 is the 101st International Women's Day.  The day may be marked by parties or protests, a focus on women's rights and inequality or a celebration of progress and achievements. Silly or serious, political or apolitical, understated or over the top, today is a great day to appreciate the women in your life and to reflect on the triumphs and trials of women around the world.

More information:
A wiki history of IWD.
The IWD site.
Australia's IWD page.
A collection of IWD photos. (Wall Street Journal)
Some US events. (Vogue)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March is Social Work Month!

From the National Association of Social Workers website:

"The White House officially recognized March as National Professional Social Work Month in 1984. From 1984 until 1998 – the centennial year of the profession – NASW selected a social issue to promote every year. Topics included the health care crisis, hate crimes, violence prevention, racial and ethnic harmony, HIV/AIDS, children in poverty, aging parents, value of work, homelessness and more. From 1998 to 2004, Social Work Month themes promoted the profession with general campaigns about who social workers are and how they benefit society."

The NASW site has some great information on the history of Social Work Month and the key messages of the month. It's a great time to think about and share how valuable and vital social workers are in our society.

Other links:
entertainment industry insiders send social work month greetings
CSWE's social work month page

Happy Social Work Month!