Monday, July 28, 2014

Ashland Center for Nonviolence: The Violence We Want to Hear About

By Craig Hovey  

It’s one thing to charge American media sources for being biased in favor of either Israelis or Palestinians. But some commentators have been trying to make sense of the fact that Israel-Palestine gets more airtime than other conflicts, that the violence currently in Gaza is prompting much greater American media response, public protest, and analysis than violence in Syria, Ukraine, and northern Iraq. MORE...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Thank You from Sean Smith ('11) to AU Theatre

Honestly, the only reason that I am where I am today is because I went to Ashland and felt comfortable enough in the Theatre program to explore and grow. It's made an enormous difference in my life and so far I think it's all working out. So, thank you. Keep up the amazing work I know you are doing. Tell the students there is a way to make a theatre life sustainable and creative!  MORE...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love

By Emily Wirtz  

During my short month in Costa Rica—and it was much too short—I had the most incredible experiences, made some crazy friends and met some of the most amazing people. Ultimately, one of my goals while in this beautiful country was to learn more about the peace-keeping environment for which they are known.  MORE...  

Stoops Interning with ACIS

Kimmie Stoops (double major in Sport Communication and Public Relations & Strategic Communication) is interning for American Collegiate Intramural Sports (ACIS).  She is an ACIS marketing intern and assists with the execution of ACIS sponsor events and promotions on the AU campus.  MORE...

MFA Residency in Full Swing

Students and faculty from near and far have descended on Ashland for the annual MFA summer residency. Craft seminars and readings are free and open to the public. Check out the complete schedule HERE and come join us!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Alumni Spotlight: Jason Dutton

By Jason Dutton, class of 2005, Creative Writing and Political Science major; AU MFA 2012 


I work for the federal government. I always start there when people ask about my job, because it sounds very cool. I work for the Defense Logistics Agency as a customer account specialist, which means I provide customer service for the military. But if you’d told me nine years ago that I would be doing this job, I’m not sure I’d be thrilled. I would have preferred to hear that I would make a living writing books.  MORE...

Monday, July 14, 2014

More Employment News from English

Lindsay Cameron ('14) has accepted a faculty position at Notre Dame - Cathedral High School in Chardon, Ohio. She will teach English, journalism, and yearbook.

Meg Collier ('14) will be heading overseas in the fall to teach English at Lycée Condorcet in Saint-Quentin, France through TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France), sponsored by the French government.