Press Release Archive -- 2011
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Franklin University Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Grant Avenue Building
Released October 24, 2011
On Friday, Oct. 21, Franklin University hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new Grant Avenue building. President David Decker, Board of Trustees Chair Gary James, Trustee members and other University leadership were joined by Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks, City of Columbus Councilmember Troy Miller, as well as area business and industry leaders.
Franklin University Board of Trustees Elect Two New Trustee Members
Released October 21, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Pam Springer and Ted Ford as new Board members. Both new members were recommended by the Board Nominating Committee during its October meeting.
Franklin University and HRACO Partner
Released October 20, 2011
Franklin University is proud to announce its partnership with the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) to provide Franklin University students and alumni with a new resume review program.
Best in Business
Released October 14, 2011
Franklin University is proud to announce it has been named the Best in Business for Online education winner in this year’s Columbus C.E.O. magazine reader survey. This honor adds validation to the University’s long-standing reputation for providing access to quality education.
Franklin University Unveils New Safety and Security Suite
Released October 03, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new Safety and Security suite. The first of its kind at Franklin, the new suite provides a centralized point of improved operations for the University’s core safety and security functions.
Franklin University Presents "Mastering Information Overload" Workshop
Released September 30, 2011
Franklin University's Center for Professional Training & Development will host a day-long workshop on Thursday, October 13, designed to help participants master information overload.
Franklin University Celebrates Another First
Released September 29, 2011
On Saturday, Oct. 1 Franklin University will hold a commencement ceremony in Wroclaw, Poland, to celebrate the graduation of its first international MBA cohort. The graduating cohort consists of 27 students who completed the Franklin MBA through classes taught at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB) in Wroclaw, Poland.
Franklin University Hosts Graduate Programs Open House
Released September 28, 2011
Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about Franklin’s Graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty members will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student. Attendees will learn about the University’s five Graduate Programs – each available on campus and online.
Globalization of Healthcare: Medical Tourism Panel Discussion
Released September 22, 2011
Franklin University will partner with the American College of Healthcare Executives to host a panel discussion on the changing dynamics of healthcare.
Franklin University Presents PHR/SPHR Certification Online Prep Course
Released September 21, 2011
Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development will host an 8-week online course, offered jointly with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for both the PHR and SPHR exams.
Franklin University Unveils Two New Statues in Student Statue Series
Released September 20, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the unveiling of its two newest “Students of Franklin” statues dedicated to the diversity of the University’s student population. The statues are meant to provide a very real connection for Franklin’s on-campus students to University alumni and to those students who share their classes with students from other states and around the globe.
Franklin University Announces New B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN) Major
Released September 16, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) Major to its College of Health & Public Adminstration online offerings beginning in Winter 2012. The online degree completion program offers registered nurses* an efficient way to enhance their ability to provide quality patient care and concurrently strengthen their value in the fast-growing nursing profession.
I-71/670 September Highway Construction Changes
Released September 16, 2011
Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, would like to advise those travelling to its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio that first round ramp/exit closures associated with the Columbus Crossroads highway project are scheduled to begin Saturday, Sept. 17.
Franklin University Alumnus Nominated for 2011 Peruvian Pride Award
Released September 15, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce Patricio Plazolles, a Franklin MBA alumnus, has been nominated for the “2011 Peruvian Pride” award. The contest, which recognizes Peruvians who strengthen the image of Peru through their achievements in other countries, is sponsored by the Peruvian Department of Foreign Affairs and the Commission of the Congress of Foreign Affairs.
2011 Summer Robert L. Bailey Award Recipients Named
Released September 13, 2011
Franklin University celebrated its 138th Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, September 11, 2011. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin also recognized Robert Sievers and Roger Engle from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.
Summer 2011 Commencement to be Held September 11, 2011
Released September 08, 2011
Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, will hold its 137th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 8, 2011, during which more than 750 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
Franklin University CFO Named Finalist
Released August 08, 2011
Franklin University is proud to announce Marv Briskey, Chief Financial Officer, has been named a finalist in this year’s Columbus Business First CFO of the Year program. The annual program honors financial professionals in Central Ohio for outstanding performance in their roles as financial stewards at profit-making and nonprofit enterprises.
Franklin’s First Polish MBA Students Win GLO-BUS Competition
Released August 04, 2011
Franklin University is proud to announce a team of its MBA students have won this year’s GLO-BUS competition. The team, comprised of students from Franklin’s first MBA cohort from the Wroclaw School of Banking in Poland, finished first out of 491 teams from 51 colleges and universities.
Evolutionary Computation Offers Flexibility, Insight
Released August 02, 2011
A Franklin University professor recently developed an evolutionary computation approach that offers researchers the flexibility to search for models that can best explain experimental data derived from many types of applications, including economics.
PPG donates $5,000 to Franklin University on behalf of Delaware plant
Released July 28, 2011
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to Franklin University for its Student Success Coaching program. The program is designed to help increase success for university students, who are working adults in Central Ohio.
Franklin University Appoints MCM Program Chair
Released July 27, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. JoAnna Williamson as Program Chair of the Master of Science in Marketing & Communication (MCM) Program. Her more than 30 years of professional experience in the corporate, non-profit, and entrepreneurial sectors, joined with her academic experience provide the perfect complement to the University’s theory to practice approach to curriculum development.
Dean of Students Appointed
Released July 25, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William Molasso as Dean of Students. His experience in curriculum development, leadership training, residential coordination, student advising, community relations, and various other student-affairs functions provides an excellent platform to continue the University’s commitment to supporting student success.
Franklin University Appoints Director of Education Alliances
Released July 22, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kathleen Herrmann as Director of Education Alliances. Dr. Herrmann is an experienced professional who will provide a renewed sense of energy and commitment toward establishing and maintaining the numerous relationships the University holds with its various educational partners.
Franklin University Appoints Rick Sunderman Chief Information Officer
Released July 14, 2011
Franklin Universityis pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Sunderman to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University. This new appointment will allow Sunderman to set strategy to align Franklin’s mission of serving its students with its goal of leading the academic community as a technology innovator.
Franklin University Appoints Director of Suburban Locations
Released July 07, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Grove as Director of Suburban Locations. Grove brings to Franklin an extensive background in education and management.
Franklin University Enters into Partnership with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Released June 02, 2011
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has entered into an agreement with Franklin University to offer students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees by combining on-campus courses at Pennsylvania Highlands with online courses through Franklin.
Forty Tips for Success Free Panel Speaker Event
Released May 18, 2011
Franklin University congratulates its newest alumni members recognized in this year’s Business First “Forty Under 40” list. As part of this celebration Franklin will bring together current “Forty Under 40” honorees to share their 40 Tips for Success in a free panel discussion on Tuesday, June 7.
Franklin University Vice President Selected to Present to U.S. Department of Education
Released May 18, 2011
Franklin University is proud to announce Evelyn Levino, Vice President, Institutional Compliance & Government Relations has been accepted to provide testimony to the U.S. Department of Education at the Higher Education Round Table 2011. The Round Table will be held at Loyola University and will serve as the preliminary step to inform policy for the next level of negotiated rule making by the DOE.
Franklin University Student Awarded Ohio CPA Scholarship
Released May 17, 2011
Franklin University congratulates Raed Yaish, a current student in Franklin’s Accounting and Financial Management majors, for being named an Ohio CPA Foundation Scholarship Day winner during this year’s annual Scholarship Day event.
Franklin University Board of Trustees Chairman Named Award Finalist
Released May 17, 2011
Franklin University wishes to congratulate Gary James, Chairman of its Board of Trustees for being named a finalist in the 2011 Ernst & Young South Central Ohio & Kentucky Entrepreneur Of The Year award.
Franklin University Presents its 12th Annual Community College Alliance Leadership Award
Released May 12, 2011
On Thursday, May 12, 2011, in a brief ceremony Robert Morris, Assistant Director of the Franklin University Community College Alliance presented Dr. John O’Donnell, President of Stark State College, with the Franklin Community College Alliance Leadership Award.
Franklin University Named Great Lakes Regional OTI Education Center
Released September 21, 2008
Franklin University joins an education consortium by being designated a host site by the University of Cincinnati, Great Lakes Regional OSHA Training Institute Education Center.
Franklin University to Hold Social Media Symposium
Released August 26, 2008
Franklin will host a Symposium on Social Media - a free event that will discuss social media as well as feature a professional tweeter who will tweet during the event. Attendees will learn about the momentum of social media as well as how to use today's hottest online applications to enhance profiles, grow networks, and elevate careers.
Franklin University Holds Career and Tech Center Signing Event
Released January 29, 2008
Franklin will hold a signing ceremony today to officially commemorate the signing of transfer agreements with 25 of Ohio's career and technical centers. Dr. Decker, President of Franklin University, will address attendees to share his appreciation for providing these new opportunities to Ohio's students.
June Graduate Programs Open House Scheduled
Released May 11, 2011
Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about Franklin’s Graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty members will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.
Winter 2011 Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award Winners Announced
Released May 10, 2011
Franklin University celebrated its 137th Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, May 9, 2011. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin also recognized Bob D’Andrea and Diana J. Frole from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.
University Sponsors International Exchange Program
Released May 2, 2011
Representatives from seven of the University’s international partner institutions are in Columbus for an Outbound Coordinators Exchange Program, a 10-day lock step program sponsored by the Franklin University Office of International Services & Programs, through the U.S. Department of State-designated Franklin University Exchange Visitor Program. Exchange Scholars participating are Franklin’s Outbound Program Coordinators from Macedonia, Oman, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Vietnam, who will share their own education systems’ structures and insights into their institutions’ operations, policies, and culture.
137th Commencement Ceremony To Be Held
Released May 2, 2011
Franklin will hold its 137th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 8, 2011, during which more than 750 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
New Information Security Major Announced for Fall 2011
Released April 11, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S. in Information Security to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2011.
12th annual Community College Alliance Leadership Award Recipient Announced
Released April 7, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce that Dr. John O’Donnell, President of Stark State College, has been chosen as the recipient of the 12th annual Community College Alliance Leadership award.
Franklin Enters Into 10th International Partnership
Released April 4, 2011
Franklin University is proud to announce its newest international agreement to offer its MBA to students at Megatrend University in the Republic of Serbia, expanding Franklin’s role as a global institution of higher learning. Under the agreement, the Franklin MBA program will be made available to students in the Republic of Serbia beginning in 2012 in classes held on Megatrend’s campus in Belgrade, the country’s capital.
National Library Week: Create Your Own Story
Released March 25, 2011
The Franklin University Nationwide Library will celebrate this year’s National Library Week by offering an exciting array of special events, all focused on the theme of “Creating Your Own Story.” Events will focus on the many ways libraries have helped patrons create local businesses, spur new literature, and even improve presentation skills.
Effective Two-way Communication Key for Investor Relations
Released March 18, 2011
How do investor relations professionals create and sustain effective two-way communications? How do they leverage social media? How do they use company web sites? What tools and strategies are essential for success? Find out the answers to these questions and more when Franklin University’s Organizational Communication and Economics majors present their “Effective Two-Way Communication Key for Investor Relations” event on Tuesday, April 26.
April Center for Professional Training and Development Workshops
Released March 17, 2011
Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development will host a series of workshops in April designed to enhance credentials and reinforce industry expertise. Obtain the knowledge and skills needed to gain a professional edge, dramatically improve productivity, and enhance organizational effectiveness. By earning a Green Belt, Black Belt, or LEAN Gold Practitioner certification, you will maximize your performance, earn the respect of your colleagues, and get ahead in any industry.
"Opportunities and Challenges for Accountants in Nonprofit Organizations" Event
Released March 9, 2011
Find out the opportunities and challenges facing accountants in nonprofit organizations when Franklin University’s Accounting Department presents its next “Credits to the Profession,” an accounting speaker series featuring extraordinary accounting professionals in non-traditional accounting roles. The next event will feature speaker Diana Ferguson, President and Chief Administrative officer of the Columbus Association of Performing Arts (CAPA).
Marketing Campaigns Earn Top Honors
Released March 3, 2011
Franklin University was recognized at the 26th annual Educational Advertising Awards and the Eighth Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA), for its 2010 marketing campaigns.
Getting Results with Emotional Intelligence Workshop by CPTD
Released February 28, 2011
The Center for Professional Training & Development (CPTD) will host its “Getting Results with Emotional Intelligence” workshop on Thursday, March 24 at its Dublin location located at Metro Place South.
Franklin's Center for Professional Training & Development Offer March Workshops
Released February 28, 2011
Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development will host a series of workshops in March designed to enhance professional credentials and reinforce industry expertise. Obtain the knowledge and skills needed to gain a professional edge, dramatically improve productivity, and enhance organizational effectiveness. By developing your skills in Microsoft Office, IT Infrastructure Library, Operations Management, Process Management, Project Management or Emotional Intelligence, you will maximize performance, differentiate yourself from others, and get ahead in any industry.
New Criminal Justice Major Announced
Released February 28, 2011
Franklin is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S. in Criminal Justice to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2011. Students will be provided with the skills needed to pursue a rewarding career that focuses on the administration of justice.
President's Statement on Phyllis Greene
Released February 25, 2011
Dr. David R. Decker, President, Franklin University offered the following statement regarding the death of Emeriti Board of Trustee member Phyllis Greene.
Franklin Partners with American College of Healthcare Executives to Host Networking Event
Released February 25, 2011
Franklin hosted an event this month titled “American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE): Your Partner in Career Success” as part of its healthcare programs networking series. The networking event featured keynote speaker Tim Ols, President, Southview Hospital in Dayton who discussed leveraging membership in ACHE to achieve career success.
Healthcare Management Students Provided with Personal Look at Healthcare Industry
Released February 25, 2011
Franklin University is proud to have once again demonstrated the importance of bringing together theory and practice by joining this year’s Hospital Executive Job Shadowing Day in conjunction with the Higher Education Network of the Greater Ohio Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Franklin Purchases Neff Building
Released February 10, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the expansion of its Main Campus, downtown with the purchase of the 15,000 square foot Neff Building located at 360 South Grant. Once renovations are complete in late Spring, the new space will house the University's College of Arts, Sciences & Technology faculty and administrative offices.
Board of Trustees Elects New Chairman
Released January 31, 2011
During its regularly scheduled January meeting, Franklin University’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Gary W. James its new chairman and Gary L. Flynn its Vice Chairman.
Applications Now Being Accepted for Inaugural Online Certified Business Professional Course
Released January 26, 2011
Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development is currently accepting registrations for the first in a series of online Certified Business Professionals (CBP) foundational business course. The Leadership Certification equips business professionals with the skills and knowledge required for effective leadership. The course covers all of the essentials of today’s leaders in a hands-on, interactive course that uses real-life scenarios to develop practical leadership skills.
Partnership with Franklin Offers Pima Community College Students an Online Degree Option
Released January 25, 2011
Pima Community College has entered into an agreement with Franklin University to offer students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees by combining on-campus courses at Pima with online courses through Franklin.
Provost Appointed to International Visitors Council of Columbus
Released January 20, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christopher Washington, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, to the Board of Trustees of the International Visitors Council of Columbus (IVC).
Franklin Accepting Applications for Next Fire Officer I Course
Released January 19, 2011
Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training and Development will host a 10-week online course beginning Feb.14 designed to give firefighters the knowledge and skills necessary to advance to the role of Fire Officer, as well as provide current officers an enhanced understanding of fire officer roles and responsibilities.
Executive Director Appointed at Indianapolis Location
Released January 10, 2011
Culminating a three month search and selection process, Franklin University announced it has named Marnie Glanner as the Executive Director of its Indianapolis location. Glanner, who begins her new role with Franklin on Monday, Jan. 10, most recently served as National Director for ITT Educational Services based in Carmel, Ind.
Fall 2010 Bailey Award Recipients Announced
Released January 10, 2011
Franklin University held its 136th Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin also recognized Donald Slobodien and Glenn Beebe from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.
New M.S. in Instructional Design & Performance Technology Program Announced
Released January 7, 2011
Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new Master of Science in Instructional Design & Performance Technology(IDPT) Program to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Summer 2011. Advances in the understanding of how people learn, along with the incorporation of new technologies into learning and performance development processes, have sharpened the need for professionals to differentiate themselves in this field with elevated, industry-specific skills.
Franklin to Host Graduate Programs Open House
Released January 3, 2011
Franklin will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about Franklin’s Graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty members will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.