Thursday, August 21, 2014

‘AU in Costa Rica’ Program Provides Perfect Study Abroad Setting

‘AU in Costa Rica’ Program Provides Perfect Study Abroad SettingTen Ashland University students took the ride up the mountain from Santa Ana (outside of San José, the capital) each morning to attend “Conversa” language school. For four weeks they enjoyed the ideal learning environment. Conversa’s strict policies of no more than four students to a class and “Spanish only” allowed every participant to meet their personal and academic goals. MORE...

AUTV20 Shows Off Unique Aerial Shots Around Campus

Five new AUTV20 station IDs (Station Identifiers) began airing this week featuring spectacular aerial footage from a drone-mounted HD camera dubbed, "JDM-1." The short spots also feature the voice talent of WRDL 88.9FM Advisor, Steve Suess. Check out all of the new aerial station IDs on the JDM YouTube Channel and look for more aerial footage this semester on AUTV20! MORE...

Spanish Film Festival Begins Sept. 4

AU's Foreign Language Department has received a grant to host a Spanish Language Film Festival “Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero American Cinema” on the AU campus during the month of September. The Spanish films with English subtitles will be held Sept. 4, 10, 15, 23 and 29 at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
The festival, which is titled “Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero American Cinema,” is made possible by a grant from Pragda and its Spanish Film Club, as well as support from The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.  MORE...

"Meet the Researcher"

The Psychology Department will host its annual "Meet the Researcher Night" on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Ronk Auditorium in Schar.  All students who are interested in being student research assistants are encouraged to attend.  MORE...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Alumni Spotlight: Cecilia Garman

By Cecilia Garman, class of 2011, English and Creative Writing major.

I am currently living in Harbin, China, teaching students from ages 3 to age 14 at a private English school called Kid Castle. In order to be able to teach English abroad, I had to get my TEFOL/TESOL certificate.  MORE...

Monday, August 18, 2014

AU Involved in Research Showing Lead Released from African Cookware Contaminates Food

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed U.S. guidelines for lead consumption according to a new study published this month in Science of the Total Environment.  AU Chemistry professors Jeff Weidenhamer and Rebecca Corbin as well as senior biochemistry major and Choose Ohio First scholar Peter Kobunski were involved in the research which included testing 29 samples of cookware.  MORE...

Senior Alli Combs Writes About Her Trip to Ecuador

This past week has been so busy but I cannot even believe how blessed I am to be here! I arrived late Friday evening and got about 4 hours of sleep before my next day began. Saturday was orientation with the other interns and a visit to the food market in town.  MORE...