Thursday, July 12, 2018

Alumna Returns as 16th Century Pirate

AU Theatre alumna Karen Vuranch returns to Ashland next week to portray the 16th Century pirate queen, Grace O'Malley, at Ashland Chautauqua's Oceans, Rivers and Seas.  Her first-person historical portrayal will be performed on Wednesday, July 18 at 8 p.m. on the Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell stage at Brookside Park. Read more about the 5-day event which also presents portrayals of Herman Melville, Henry Beston, Edith Russell and York in the Companion Reader linked here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Environmental Science Major Working as Natural Resource Intern

Environmental Science/Biology major Tyler Theaker, is interning at the Gorman Nature Center this summer in Natural Resources. His position mostly involves
exotic/invasive species control, assisting in surveying and monitoring biotic inventories of park properties, assisting with preventative maintenance of power equipment and other heavy machinery, as well as Trail maintenance. READ MORE

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Recent AU Theatre Alumni Successes

Many AU Theatre alumni are finding success in New York City and beyond.
  • Brittany Hartman (2012): Associate Wig Designer for Bandstand, The New American Musical which was also made into a movie showing in cinemas nationwide.
  • Nate Sayatovich (2013) Education Program Director for NYC's Wingspan Arts.
  • Kelli Lennox (2014): Hair and wig team for the Tony-nominated Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
  • Whitney Locher (2002): Costume Designer at the Irish Repertory Theatre (NYC)
  • Kim Lennox (2014): Wardrobe Supervisor at Irish Repertory Theatre (NYC)
  • Jason Parrish (2005): Interim Artistic Director for Florida Repertory Theatre

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

JDM Upgrading Audio and Video Editing Lab


With the help of the College of Arts and Sciences and the IT department, JDM is renovating the aging, smallish Mac editing room. John Skrada, JDM Director of Broadcasting and Operations, and Dr. Dave McCoy, Chair and Associate Professor of Journalism and Digital Media, developed a plan to knock down a block wall that separated 139 CFA (Mac Lab) and 140 CFA (equipment storage room), gut both rooms, install 17 new computer work stations and develop a modern teaching presentation area in the expanded space. The new JDM Audio/Video Lab will be fully operational for Fall 2018 classes. Here is a photo of the demolition phase of the two rooms. FULL STORY

Monday, July 2, 2018

Toxicology Major Interning with the Ohio EPA


Toxicology major Hayley Nininger is applying her research skills in her summer internship with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. She reports, "This internship has already given me so many great experiences and I cannot wait for more of them! I have already learned so much and I am so grateful! Every day is completely different. I love working here! This internship is one that I would recommend to anyone that has any interest in environmental science or toxicology!" FULL STORY

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pops in the Park Concert, 7/1


The Ashland Symphony Orchestra and the Ashland Area Chorus perform their annual Pops in the Park concert this Sunday, July 1 at 8 p.m. in the Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell at Brookside Park. The concert will feature all of your patriotic favorites along with special effects from the Civil War Battery D, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, sparklers and paper bag cannons.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mintz Photography Exhibition Opens 6/30

On Saturday, June 30, the Coburn Gallery will open an exhibition titled “Precious Objects” created by Ohio photographer Charles Mintz. The show displays 20 portraits of sitters holding their self-chosen precious object alongside a full-size copy of a handwritten statement explaining their choice. The exhibition will run through August 5 with a closing reception from 2 to 4 p.m. when gallery patrons will have a chance to meet Mintz. READ MORE