Thursday, September 20, 2018

Martin Completes Grant Writing Internship

The greatest takeaways I have from this experience are learning that I have the capability to be successful in this career field and that I definitely want to pursue a career in grant writing. This internship has given me confidence that I can be successful in writing grant proposals for nonprofit organizations and that I can make a difference through my work.    --Jordan Martin, English Major

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Theatre Alumnus Appears at Severance

Ashland University Theatre alumnus and acting instructor Jeff Haffner (1994) stars in a new video series produced by The Cleveland Orchestra. Jeff portrays Music Explorer Major Scale to explain to youngest audience members what happens at a live concert. Here is the first video of the series.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Roger L. Beckett

The Ashbrook Center lost a great leader on Friday as its Executive Director, Roger Beckett, passed away. During these difficult days, please keep his wife, Danielle, and his daughters, Sydney and Laura, in your thoughts and prayers. Calling hours for Roger will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Ashbrook Center from 1-3 p.m. A memorial service will follow at the Jack & Deb Miller Chapel beginning at 4 p.m. His obituary can be view at

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Center for Nonviolence to Host Series on Immigration

Ashland Center for Nonviolence is hosting a series on immigration titled, “Who Is My Neighbor?”, during September and October. The 5-part series includes two public lectures, a panel discussion, a film screening and discussion, and a book discussion. All are free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Catholic Commission of Wayne Ashland Medina Counties, and the AU Religion Department, the series begins on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Ashland University Dauch College of Business and Economics with a public lecture by Brian Hoffman, Justice Campaign Fellow at the International Institute of Akron. More at:

Friday, September 14, 2018

Art Alumnus Returns to Design

AU Art alumnus Eric Meister will be designing the Ashland University Art + Design Department's High School Art Experience poster this year ! Check out more of Eric's work at

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Parade of Bands, Sunday at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16 is the opening of the 2018 Ashland County Fair which will kickoff with the Annual Parade of Bands at 2 p.m. Held at the Fairgrounds Grandstand, the Parade of Bands will lead off with the Ashland University Marching Eagles and several of the local high school bands playing a combined and moving rendition of the National Anthem. Each band will then perform their own show of 3-4 tunes including their school's fight song. Enjoy this video of last year's performance.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Reutter Interns at OARDC

"Over this summer I was an entomology intern at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, specifically the Horticultural Insects Research Laboratory working under USDA Research Entomologist Christopher Ranger and alongside his technician Jenny Barnett and another undergraduate student. The main focus of study in the lab is ambrosia beetles, which are a non native invasive species that attacks ornamental trees and other types of stressed trees. I assisted in a few different field experiments throughout the summer."

 --Shelby Reutter, Biology/Toxicology/Environmental Science major