Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fun With Flash Fiction

By Mary Moeller, class of 2015, Creative Writing minor

Going into Dr. Jayne Waterman’s Short Story class, I expected it to consist solely of analytical exercises. While we did do quite a bit of reading and analyzing short stories from a wide variety of very talented authors, I was pleasantly surprised when Dr. Waterman informed the class that the final paper would be a creative piece rather than an analytical one. The assignment was that every student in the class had to write a piece of “Flash Fiction,” which is a very brief short story.  READ MARY's FLASH FICTION

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Freshman Creative Writing Major Discusses Opportunities to Meet Authors

By Madison White

This year in English 405: Problems in Creative Writing, two authors graced the class with their presence: Michelle Herman and Dandi Mackall...It was interesting as well to hear about how each writer works and learn more about her writing process; each writer worked differently. Whenever the opportunity to pick apart the brain of a writer arises, take it because you never know when you might learn something useful.  READ MORE

Psychology Majors Perform Well on National Test

This past spring 16 AU graduating psychology majors completed an examination of psychological knowledge by taking the Psychology Area Concentration Achievement Test (PACAT). The AU students scored better than 72% of the 5,064 students nationally who also took this exam.  Congratulations!!

Dr. David McCoy Interviewed on PBS Program

Dr. David McCoy, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Digital Media, was interviewed for the Western Reserve Public Media (PBS Channels 45/49) program "90-Second Stories."  McCoy discussed the significance of historical documentaries as models for raising cultural awareness in local and regional communities.  He described the power of documentary storytelling as a "living and breathing entity" that improves our understanding of the world. WATCH HERE

NYC Reading of "In the Event of My Death"

Theatre major Natalyn Baisden will appear as "Amber" in the New York City reading of In the Event of My Death on Monday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. at Cherry Lane Theatre.  The reading is presented as a celebration of the Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project and will include actors from each of the three college productions. There will be a reception following the reading. To reserve a seat email: rsvp@thefarmtheater.org. READ MORE

Awards Announced for Ashland Community Art League Juried Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery is currently showing a regional juried exhibition featuring 25 members of the Ashland Community Art League. Awards were announced at the opening reception on Friday including Best in Show, Marty Bossler Lee; 1st Place, MP Marion; 2nd Place, Susan Shafer; 3rd Place, Nancy Pierce; and Juror Honorable Mentions to Caryl Richmond, Janet Wells, Robin Roberts and Janet Steiner. READ MORE

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

One Year Later, The Pain Remains

A little more than one year ago, Journalism and Digital Media student Andrew Keim was killed in a car crash. One year later, his friends find themselves finishing up their college careers without him. Read the story by Andrea Stevenson in The Collegian at AshlandCollegian.com.