Thursday, February 23, 2017

Model Arab League Overall Outstanding Delegation

Ashland's Dr. Rene Paddags led a group of students to the Model Arab League competition at Miami University of Ohio, and the students, representing the Republic of Tunisia, returned with the award for the Overall Outstanding Delegation! READ MORE

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ashland AHS Ranks 4th in Nation

The Ashland chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society ranks fourth nationally on the AHS Chapter Leaderboard. The AHS is "an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national security policy." READ MORE

Disch Presents An Evening of O'Neill

Ashland University theatre major Andrea Disch of East Liverpool, Ohio, is sealing her college career with a senior theatre performance project scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Studio Theatre. As fulfillment for her senior theatre project, Andrea will perform an act from Eugene O'Neill's American drama A Moon for the Misbegotten. She will portray the character of Josie while fellow theatre students Jake Riley plays Tyrone, and Elizabeth Grace Davis serves as the director. READ MORE

Writing Center Renovations Completed

By Emily Cardwell and Susanna Savage

Over winter break, the Writing Center received a much-needed renovation in order to accommodate the growing number of students who use the Writing Center. The two smaller rooms were combined to make one larger room, and glass doors were also installed. The update created a more open and inviting space, thus increasing the work space and allowing students and Writing Assistants (WAs) to work more comfortably. “We’re really trying to create a space that’s inviting for students, including WAs, returning visitors and those who are new to the Writing Center,” said Dr. Maura Grady, director of the Writing Center. FULL STORY

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Winter Choral Concert Previews Germany Tour Program

Under the direction of Dr. Rowland Blackley, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, and accompaniment by University organist Dr. Timothy Guenther, the Ashland University Choir and Chamber Singers present a winter choral concert on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert program will be comprised of selections which the choirs will sing on their March tour to Germany. Most of the selections are from the Americas and written by composers from the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The University Choir is also preparing music by Bach and other Lutheran composers, as the students will be singing in churches in the region of Germany where Martin Luther made history.

The University Choir will perform J. S. Bach's motet Jesu,, meine  FreudeSing Joyfully by William Byrd, Set Me as a Seal from Daniel Pinkham's Wedding CantataPraise to the Lord by Hugo Distler, Ich freue mich (I will rejoice) by Gottfried Homilius, How Can I Keep from Singing by Z. Randall Stroope and Jack Halloran's arrangement of the spiritual Witness.

The Chamber Singers will round out the program with four selections including Mosquitoes, from Due North by Canadian composer Stephen Chatman; the popular Cuban folk song Son de Camaguey; Eric Whitacre's A Boy and a Girl; and Darmon Meador's a cappella arrangement of I'll Be Seeing You.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Junior Recital: Nikolaus Psota, trumpet

Junior criminal justice and psychology major Nikolaus Psota of Hinckley will perform a trumpet recital accompanied by pianist Susan Gregg on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. His concert program will include pieces by G. F. Handel, Joseph Haydn, Alexander Goedicke and Halsey Stevens. The concert is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

English Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joe Mackall

What I love most about being a professor is easy: working with students on their writing. I’m awed and gratified that students keep showing up who love and value reading and writing. I love seeing how much a student grows as a writer in four years. It’s my students who keep me coming back to teach every year. I love their optimism and their warmth, their capacity for dreaming and their hope for the future. READ MORE