Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Is Anybody Listening?" Film Screening, Sept. 28

Ashland Center for Nonviolence and Mental Health and Recovery Board Sponsor Film Screening and Discussion Around ‘Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project’ The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University and the Ashland County Mental Health and Recovery Board are co-sponsoring a film screening and discussion of the film “Is Anybody Listening?” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. Filmmaker Dr. Paula Caplan will be on-site to facilitate a discussion on her “Welcome Johnny and Jane Home project,” which helps to welcome veterans back into our communities by listening to their stories one-on-one. FULL STORY

Monday, September 26, 2016

And He Laughed: A Tribute to John Stratton

By Jenny (Valko) Mercer, class of 2007, Integrated Language Arts major

When I saw on social media that Dr. Stratton had passed away, I audibly gasped, and my heart broke. My favorite professor, advisor, a man whom I admired and adored, was gone. I took Dr. Stratton for second semester freshman composition because it was an open section. That small decision made a significant impact on the rest of my time at AU. He gave me my first C ever on the first paper. I ended up in his office in tears. It was during that conversation he looked at me and asked why I was crying, because he knew it was more than that paper. He somehow saw into my heart in that conversation; and I told him the truth. My father had been diagnosed with cancer over that Christmas break and I wrote that paper the week before his surgery to remove the tumor. FULL STORY

Thursday, September 22, 2016

2016-2017 AU Theatre Season Pursues Happiness

Ashland University Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season schedule that reflects on the pursuit of happiness. From coming of age, to young love and mid-life crisis, people all learn and grow from life experiences and hope to find happiness along the way. This year, AU Theatre presents a collection of live theatre that offers humor, fantasy and drama on the journey to a fulfilled life beginning with Lillian Hellman's drama The Autumn Garden followed by Pippin, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival; and closing with the romantic comedy Almost, Maine. MORE INFO

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Killing for one's "Best Interests"

The distinction between killing (act) and letting die (omission) is nuanced and controversial in ethics. It divides theorists into many different camps given its potential application and implications in medical scenarios. In a recent paper, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics (31 August 2016), Dr. Zoe B. Fritz of Warwick University proposes a way to determine whether we should actively kill an "incapacitous patient", i.e., a patient that is in a permanent vegetative state, in order to harvest their organs. READ MORE

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

English Majors Participate in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week

Current English majors Bethany Meadows and Tom Nesbitt participated in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week at the University of Mount Union July 31-August 5. Along with three other students, Meadows and Nesbitt represented AU in a competition to devise the best new business concept. Nesbitt describes the experience in a recent Collegian article. READ HERE

Madrigal Sales Being Monday, Sep. 26

Tickets for the 41st Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 26 at 12 p.m. Patrons are reminded that this is a very popular event and the box office will be incredibly busy. Patrons can come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre, order online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply), or call the box office at 419.289.5125. Ashland University Department of Music produces the annual Madrigal Feaste which is slated for Wednesday through Sunday, November 30 - December 4, 2016. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. in Redwood Hall. MORE INFORMATION

Monday, September 19, 2016

JDM Produces Games for Sports Time Ohio

Ashland University signed a broadcast contract to air all home AU football games with Sports Time Ohio. The JDM department was then contracted to produce both game coverage and content. The first game's ratings drew a .5  rating in the Cleveland market which beat out Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, ESPN-2,NASCAR on NBCSportschannel, and Cleveland TV stations WUAB and WBNX. Game two ratings grew even higher with a .59. FULL STORY