Morning Read – June 10

Morning Read

ASHLAND SETS SUMMER VISIT DAYS – The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Vance said the Summer Visit Programs also will include a campus tour, an overview of campus life and next steps for students considering Ashland University. “These unique summer events will allow prospective students and their parents to explore college majors that will help guide the students to career choices after graduation,” he said.

The Summer Visit Programs schedule is as follows:

· Exploring Majors in Sports – Friday, June 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Majors include Digital Media Journalism, Digital Media Production, Exercise Science, Sport Communication and Sport Management.

· Exploring Majors in Education – Friday, July 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Majors include Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, Intervention Specialist and Middle Grades.

· Exploring Majors in Health – Monday, July 13, or Friday, July 31, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Majors include Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health & Risk Communication, Nursing, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Psychology and Toxicology.

· Exploring Majors in Business – Friday, July 24, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Majors include Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Merchandising, Finance, Hospitality Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Sport Management and Supply Chain Management.

· Exploring Majors in Natural Science, Computer Science & Mathematics – Friday, July 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Majors include Actuarial Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Art & Graphic Programming, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Forensics, Geology, Geoscience Technology and Management, Information Systems, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Physics and Toxicology.

· Exploring Majors in the Arts – Friday, Aug. 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Majors include Art Education, Commercial Art, Computer Art & Graphic Programming, Digital Media Journalism, Digital Media Production, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Music, Music Education and Theatre.

· Exploring Majors in Communication, Thought & Service – Friday, Aug. 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Majors include Ashbrook Scholars Program, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, English, English Education, French, French Education, Health & Risk Communication, History, History Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Relations & Strategic Communication, Religion, Social Work, Spanish, and Spanish Education.

Those wanting more information regarding the Summer Visit Programs or wanting to register for an event, can go to or can call 800.882.1548 ext. 5052.

NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED BY MAGAZINE – Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again made U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 12 children’s centers nationwide, by posting high scores in at least three of the 10 specialty rankings.

In addition to the Honor Roll distinction, Nationwide Children’s has consecutively ranked in all 10 specialties for five years. Nationwide Children’s U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings include:

#5 in Pulmonary

#6 in Gastroenterology

#7 in Nephrology

#7 in Cancer

#9 in Neurology and Neurosurgery

#11 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery

#13 in Diabetes and Endocrinology

#13 in Orthopedics

#19 in Neonatology

#30 in Urology

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in the 10 specialties listed above. Eighty-three hospitals ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists.

“This external validation is a tribute to the quality and dedication of our talented staff,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO. “These results are another way we demonstrate our commitment to delivering best outcomes for our patients and families.”

OHIO BREWERY MAKES COMMEMORATIVE SPACE BEER – Representatives from International Space University’s (ISU) 2015 Space Studies Program (SSP15), Ohio University and Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery tapped the first keg of a commemorative seasonal beer Monday night that the Athens brewery created in honor of SSP15, which OHIO is hosting June 8-August 7.

The red rye IPA dubbed “Rye of Jupiter,” which was brewed with Galaxy and Equinox hops to stick with the space theme, represents one of the many community partnerships that have formed to support and welcome SSP15’s more than 110 participants – and 150 more faculty members – who have traveled to Athens from 30 countries.

“When we first heard about ISU coming to Athens, our staff jumped at the chance to get involved,” Jackie O’s owner Art Oestrike said. “We’re always looking for fun, new ways to collaborate on creative recipes, and Rye of Jupiter gave us the opportunity to do just that, while welcoming this awesome group of guests to Athens.”