Press Release Archive -- 2008
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Released December 19, 2008
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its learning arm, WCET, have been awarded a $629,000 grant by Lumina Foundation for Education to promote an ambitious initiative that will provide adult learners with greatly enhanced access to information about how online colleges and universities succeed in helping students meet specific professional goals and prepare for their careers. (Franklin University is one of 14 adult-serving higher education institutions participating in this online learning initiative).
Released December 18, 2008
Join the next event in the quarterly IT series when featured speaker Matthew Curtin, CISSP, founder of Interhack Corporation, discusses "The Next 25 Years: Applications of Computer Science."
Released December 16, 2008
Franklin University is proud to announce it has been named one of America's Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education magazine. Honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges from the fields of both education and the military. Selections were based on each institution's favorable policies toward the men and women serving in uniform.
Released December 8, 2008
Looking to revitalize your non-profit? Join us when Franklin's Organizational Communication Program and the Division of Arts and Sciences present local non-profit leaders discussing how communications can revitalize programs, volunteers, donors, and community interest.
Released December 5, 2008
Franklin University will hold its 130th Commencement Ceremony, during which nearly 700 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, January 4, 2008. Dr. Valeriana Moeller, President of Columbus State Community College will address the graduates. During the 130th Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Valeriana Moeller and Donald Dunn will both receive an Honorary Doctorate of Community Leadership.
Released November 10, 2008
Franklin UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Leadership Center has tapped its second Leader-In-Residence to help expand its programs offered to businesses, government, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Robert J. Weiler, Sr. has joined the Center to develop and present leadership development courses that can contribute to raising the level of leadership in central Ohio.
Released October 31, 2008
The November forum of Hall Leadership Lessons will feature Jay Jordan, President and CEO of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) as he presents "Leading with a Global Perspective." In his presentation, Jordan will discuss leadership within the context of the global digital community, drawing on his experience as the head of OCLC.
Released October 29, 2008
Franklin University, the Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and think tank that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, and Sequent Inc., a consulting and outsourcing services firm helping organizations improve corporate performance through the integration of people strategies, process management and technology will host an expert presentation on managing across generations at a November 12, 2008 B-School Network and Learn event.
Released October 27, 2008
Franklin is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Jan Lydon as its new Director of Institutional Effectiveness.
Released October 27, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Anthony Gonsalves as its newest Board of Trustees member. Gonsalves currently serves as Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Planning for Nationwide Insurance, where he is responsible for identifying customer insights and developing marketing strategy.
Released October 22, 2008
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2008 an altercation occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at Franklin University between a Columbus Division of Police Officer working Special Duty at the University and an unnamed individual. The incident started in an alley near campus and ended on the sidewalk near one of the University buildings. During the altercation, the officer was assaulted and has since been treated and released. The unnamed individual was injured and went to Grant Hospital. At this time there is no indication that the unnamed individual has any relationship to the University, its staff, faculty or students.
Released October 16, 2008
Franklin is proud to announce it will offer its MBA program to students in Poland beginning next year under an agreement with a Polish institution, the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB). Additionally, Franklin is collaborating on the development of a Polish-language MBA degree offered by WSB, which is a fully accredited institution offering bachelor's and master's degrees in 25 areas of study. This agreement represents Franklin's first international program offering, and also WSB's first collaboration with an American institution.
Released October 13, 2008
Franklin will host three evenings, Nov. 17-19, designed to give current and potential students a chance to network and learn about the opportunities that exist in the fields of accounting and finance, as well as how attending Franklin can prepare you for success.
Released October 10, 2008
Franklin will host an evening, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, providing potential learners with the opportunity to learn about Franklin's Undergraduate majors - including two new majors: Public Relations and Operations & Supply Chain Management. Franklin staff and faculty will be on hand to provide information on curriculums, schedules and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.
Released October 1, 2008
Franklin University announces the addition of two new majors to its on-campus and online offerings. Beginning in Winter 2009, Public Relations and Operations & Supply Chain Management will be added to FranklinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Undergraduate majors, giving Franklin students more career options than ever before.
Released September 19, 2008
Franklin is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Barry as its new Director of Alumni Relations. Barry comes to the University not only as a new Director, but also as an alum, having earned her MBA from Franklin.
Released September 9, 2008
October's Hall Leadership Lessons will feature Dr. Paul Otte discussing the "Higher Levels of Leadership - Vantage Leadership." The presentation will also include a review of the Higher Levels of Leadership Indicator (HLLI) participation results (introduced at the 5th Annual Raymond E. Mason Jr. Leadership Symposium in April 2008).
Released September 3, 2008
Franklin University is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Sept. 11 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 13 MORPC Summit on Sustainability and the Environment. The summit provides a holistic look at sustainability issues impacting central Ohio with the goal of inspiring attendees to create positive change in the region. Franklin appreciates the value and need for an event such as the MORPC Summit as well as the role higher education has in helping students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed on the job, by enabling them to serve as leaders in their organizations, communities, and families in order to create a better world for current and future generations.
Released August 21, 2008
Ever wonder what really goes in to developing software? Join Franklin's Computer and Information Sciences Program as they present Ray Waite, Manager of Network Development and Support, Alcatel-Lucent, as he shares his experiences in software development, testing, and field support - offering fresh CIS solutions for your organization at the next Tech Connect event on September 25, 2008.
Released August 20, 2008
On Thursday, October 16, 2008 Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about FranklinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s three graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty will be on hand to provide information on curriculums, schedules and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.
Released August 19, 2008
Franklin University celebrated its 129th Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, August 18, 2008. Along with congratulating the graduates, Franklin also recognized Jana L. Highwart and Alisa DiSalvo from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.
Released August 18, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Brotherton to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University. This new appointment will allow Brotherton to set strategy to align FranklinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mission of serving its students with its goal of leading the academic community as a technology innovator.
Released August 18, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Morgan to the newly created position of Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation. The creation of this new position allows Morgan to rejoin the academic affairs unit in a role that will develop strategies and plans for scalable and sustainable growth for all academic initiatives.
Released August 14, 2008
Franklin University offers its support of the state's Committee on the Transfer of Adult Career-Technical Programs and its recommendations aimed at raising the educational attainment of Ohioans.
Released August 11, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Klaus Haberich as Senior Vice President for Planning and Global Programs. The newly created position is an integral part of the University's recent reorganization that will allow for the growth necessary to support Franklin's objectives. Haberich's distinguished professional and academic history will bring a wealth of international experience and added depth to Franklin as the University sets forth a strategy for global growth.
Released August 1, 2008
Franklin University will hold its 129th Commencement Ceremony, during which over 500 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, August 17. Craig Domanik will address the graduates. A Franklin Student Leaders Scholar, Domanik is Director of Provider Enrollment for Palmetto GBA. During the 129th Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Paul Otte and Floyd V. Jones will both receive an Honorary Doctorate of Community Leadership.
Released August 1, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce its participation in the Seniors to Sophomores college credit program. The pilot program allows a group of academically qualified high school seniors to complete their senior year of high school at Franklin, graduating with enough credits to enter Ohio's university system as a sophomore.
Released July 28, 2008
August's Hall Leadership Lesson will feature Ralph Sanese as he discusses how he and his "family" have kept their business running through generations of leadership by sharing his personal thoughts on leadership and how he runs the company on his own 10 Commandments for Sanese Services.
Released July 24, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce the expansion of its Main Campus, downtown with the opening of the Main Street Building located at 285 Main Street. The Main Street Building, adjacent to Phillips Hall, will house a number of administrative departments. This significant investment in the expansion of the UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s physical campus reinforces FranklinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s culture of service and commitment to growth.
Released July 8, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Garry McDaniel as Associate Dean for the Extended University. The newly created position is an essential part of the UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recent reorganization that will allow for the growth necessary to support FranklinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s future objectives.
Released July 7, 2008
Franklin University is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Christopher Washington as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The announcement is part of the University's overall restructuring of its academic and administrative areas.
Released June 18, 2008
On Tuesday, July 15, 2008, Franklin will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn about Franklin's 19 in-demand undergraduate majors. Franklin staff and faculty will be on hand to provide information on curriculums, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.
Released June 18, 2008
On Thursday, June 26, 2008 Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about FranklinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s three graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty will be on hand to provide information on curriculums, schedules and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.
Released June 17, 2008
Pensacola Junior College, located in Pensacola, Florida, has entered into an agreement with Franklin University to offer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree by combining on-campus courses at Pensacola Junior College with online courses through Franklin.
Released June 16, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce that a team of its Vantage MBA students has received global recognition by tying for second place in the "GLO-BUS" international business competition. This year's competition engaged 411 teams from 38 universities worldwide in a global business simulation.
Released June 5, 2008
East Central Community College, located in Decatur, Mississippi, has entered into an agreement with Franklin University to offer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree by combining on-campus courses at East Central Community College with online courses through Franklin.
Released May 30, 2008
June's Hall Leadership Lesson will feature Dr. Robert L. Boggs as he addresses the critical behaviors needed to be an effective leader in the twenty-first century - behaviors such as the importance of recognition, the benefits of trust, dialogue as a communication default, and the power of exuberance and relationships.
Released May 28, 2008
Dr. Doug Ross, Program Chair of the Master of Science in Marketing and Communication (MCM) Program at Franklin, has been named the 2008 Outstanding Marketing Educator by the American Marketing Association. Ross' nomination was based upon his contributions to the marketing field both in his work at Franklin University as well as his contributions to the Professional Certified Marketer Preparation Course that the Columbus AMA holds each year.
Released May 13, 2008
Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, celebrated its 128th Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, May 11, 2008. Along with congratulating the graduates, Franklin also recognized Walter Ozello and Perry Maughmer from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.
Released May 7, 2008
Franklin University will celebrate the inauguration of its Fourth President, Dr. David R. Decker, on Friday, May 16. The ceremony will feature the pageantry of a robed academic procession - as well as greetings from Eric D. Fingerhut, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents; Michael B. Coleman, Mayor of the City of Columbus; Greg Lashutka, Chairman of the Franklin Board of Trustees; and a number of other honored guests.
Released May 6, 2008
Franklin announced Darrel W. Staat, President, Central Virginia Community College (CVCC), in Virginia, has been chosen as the recipient of the 9th annual Community College Alliance Leadership Award.
Released April 22, 2008
Franklin is pleased to announce the election of Thomas Shoupe as its newest Board of Trustees member. Shoupe currently serves as Senior Vice President at Honda of America Mfg., General Manager of Support Services. Appointed to this position and promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006, Shoupe is responsible for the Administration, Company Services, Accounting & Finance, Information Services and Compliance & Ethics teams. He is also a member of the Honda Operations Committee, serving with the company president and other senior officers on this policy-making group.
Released April 23, 2008
Franklin University will hold its 128th Commencement Ceremony, during which over 700 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, May 11. Robert Morton Duncan will address the graduates. Duncan is currently serves as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University.
Released April 1, 2008
Thinking about running an information technology department - or the entire information technology system for an organization? Join Franklin's Computer and Information Sciences Program as they Present Ron Morgan, Chief Information Officer, Franklin University, discusses what being a Chief Information Officer really means, what the job entails, and what you should do to prepare for such a job at its next Tech Connect event on May 12, 2008.
Released April 1, 2008
Ever wonder why ethics are at the heart of our everyday lives? Join Franklin's Marketing & Communication Program when they present Vince Crew, Advisor, Speaker, Author, and Founder of REACH Development Services as he discussed "Everyday Ethics - Everlasting Consequences" on Monday, April 21, 2008.
Released March 28, 2008
Hall Leadership Lessons will feature William Cooper, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of TCF Financial Corporation, during the April forum. Cooper will discuss Ã¢â‚¬Å“Leading with the Customer Out FrontÃ¢â‚¬? - his approach to leadership and how he applied it taking Twin City Federal to the top of the banking lists for return on equity.
Released March 27, 2008
Join us on Thursday, April 24, 2008 as the Franklin University Leadership Center hosts its fifth annual Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Leadership Symposium - an event focused on raising the level of leadership in central Ohio.
Released March 27, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce that its online Masters of Business Administration has been awarded a Top 40 "Best Buy" designation by GetEducated.com. The award signifies that Franklin's MBA program has been reviewed and judged to offer a high quality distance MBA to a national audience at tuition rates well below the national average.
Released March 27, 2008
Franklin University is proud to announce that it has been ranked in the top 20 of the Online Education Database (OEDb) 2008 Online College Rankings. The rankings, based on data from eight metrics, provide students with a means of measuring the quality of online programs by providing a set of objective, quantitative measures.
Released March 6, 2008
What are the hot issues projected for the ever-changing world of facts and figures? Find out when Franklin UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Accounting Department presents Clarke Price, CAE, President and CEO, Ohio Society of CPAs at its next Ã¢â‚¬Å“Credits to the ProfessionÃ¢â‚¬? accounting speakers series event. Price will share his insights about the impact of baby-boomer retirements Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and related job opportunities, the future of the auditing profession, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) initiatives, International accounting standards, and the Ohio Society of CPA (OSCPA) image and advocacy initiatives.
March Hall Leadership Lessons to Feature Mike Schoedinger
Released March 3, 2008
Hall Leadership Lessons will feature Mike Schoedinger, President, Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, during the March forum. Schoedinger will discuss Ã¢â‚¬Å“Keeping Your Business From Going Six Feet Under.Ã¢â‚¬? Hear how ColumbusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s oldest family business has survived through six generations. This interactive presentation will engage the audience in thinking about their own organizations and what it will take to ensure longevity.
Released February 13, 2008
Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Harold H.S. Oh as its newest Board of Trustees member. Dr. Oh currently serves as Dean of University Advancement for the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in New York. He has been instrumental in NYITÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s growth into China, India, and Santo Domingo. His expertise in international expansion will be a valuable addition to the Board as the University sets forth its own strategy for international growth.
Released February 8, 2008
On Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Franklin will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn about Franklin's 19 in-demand undergraduate majors. Franklin staff and faculty will be on hand to provide information on curriculums, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.
Released February 1, 2008
Looking to fine tune your IT credentials? Or, are you looking to get started in the IT industry? Join us when Franklin UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Computer and Information Sciences Program presents Michael Clark, Vice President and Network Engineer Lead, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., discussing Ã¢â‚¬Å“The ABCs of IT CertificationÃ¢â‚¬?, at its next Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tech ConnectÃ¢â‚¬? speaker series event. During the February event, Clark will discuss the fundamentals of IT certifications: what do the certifications mean; how difficult are they to achieve; which are most valued by employers; and when to pursue a certification vs.. education.
Released February 1, 2008
Hall Leadership Lessons, a free community leadership forum provided by the Franklin University Leadership Center, will feature Bill Lhota, President and CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority, during the February forum. Lhota will discuss Ã¢â‚¬Å“Leadership with Integrity: What Leaders Do CountsÃ¢â‚¬? and the role of leaders in setting the right Ã¢â‚¬Å“toneÃ¢â‚¬? for high integrity leadership.
Released January 7, 2008
Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, celebrated its 127th Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, January 6, 2008. Along with congratulating the graduates, Franklin also recognized Nancy King Fidler and Niccole Chandler from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.
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