ASHLAND SETS FORD LECTURE – Jolanta Bott, executive vice president of Operations and Human Resources for Paramount Group Inc., will be the featured speaker for the 13th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University.

The luncheon talk will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. For further information or for reservations, contact Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business administration, at [email protected] or call 419-289-5219.

The event is sponsored by Ashland University alumni Dr. Peter ’73 and Kathleen ’73 Linneman and is hosted by Ashland University’s Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics.

ASHLAND PROFESSOR, STUDENTS AMONG THOSE WHO PUBLISH LANDMARK METASCIENTIFIC FINDINGS – Dr. Christopher R. Chartier, assistant professor of psychology at Ashland University, and two of his AU students were among the 270 co-authors of a report investigating the reproducibility of psychological science that was published in Science Magazine.

Launched nearly four years ago, the study, titled Reproducibility Project: Psychology, is the most comprehensive investigation ever completed regarding the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science, according to Chartier.

The project conducted replications of 100 published findings of three prominent psychology journals. The international team found that regardless of the analytic method or criteria used, fewer than half of their replications produced the same findings as the original study.

FREE FESTIVAL SET AT METROPARKS – Discover the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Ohio’s frontier days during Cleveland Metroparks annual Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration & Music Festival, a free event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at Frostville Museum in Rocky River Reservation.

Guests will get a sense of what life was like when Ohio was the frontier of America while trying out pioneer crafts and skills, such as learning how to braid a rug, dip candles and make apple cider, checking out bicycles from the 1800s and interacting with characters and storytellers in pioneer costumes.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy live folk and Americana music on the main stage from Syrup from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nu Blu from 1-2:30 p.m. and Northwest Territory from 3-5 p.m., or stop by the dance tent to hear Foster Brown from 11 a.m. to noon and try contra dancing with Mud in Yer Eye from 2-3:30 p.m.

ASHLAND GROUP TAKES PART IN TAIWAN SUMMER PROGRAM – Nine Ashland University students, including two from Ashland, and Dr. Kris Parsons, chair of AU’s Accounting/IS department, spent six and a half weeks of their summer in Taiwan as part of the University’s Dauch College of Business in Taiwan summer program.

The students who participated in this trip were Lindsay Barth, a marketing and entrepreneurship major from Salem, Ohio; Jay Beardsley, a business management major from Bowling Green, Ohio; Kara Cousins, a Finance major from Apple Valley, MN; Melissa Haber, a business management major from Medina, Ohio; Kimberly Hurley, a finance major from Ashland, Ohio; Daniel Metheney, an accounting major from Newport, Ohio; David Shaffer, a business management major from Granville, Ohio; Patty Stimpert, a business management major from Ashland, Ohio; and Austin Williams, a finance major from Etna, Ohio.

The students spent much of their time at Providence University in the Wu Chi district of Taichung, Taiwan. The summer program involved students enrolling in two Providence University classes – Mandarin Language and Cross Cultural Business and Management Seminar. Providence University paired the students with learning partners, who were Providence University students interested in improving their English and knowledge of the American culture.

Staff report