Thursday, October 30, 2014

New York Times Best-Selling Author to Give Reading

Journalism and Digital Media and The Collegian will host a reading with New York Times best-selling author Ben Montgomery on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education. Montgomery, an enterprise reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, will be reading from his book, “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail.” MORE...

Mastodon Excavation Update

Dr. Nigel Brush, Associate Professor of Geology, has been leading a mastodon excavation near Bellville, Ohio, which was featured in a Columbus Dispatch article and video.  Dr. Brush, a team of AU students and volunteers are spending their Saturdays at the site.  Archaeology Magazine, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, also ran a feature about Dr. Brush and the excavation. MORE...

Dr. Bonfiglio Discusses URCA Submissions on WRDL

Dr. Dianne Bonfiglio was recently interviewed on WRDL FM 88.9 about the URCA Symposium.  If you missed the interview, you can listen to the podcast from the WRDL web page linked here.

Psychology Colloquium on Tuesday, November 4

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The Psychology Department will welcome Dr. Lisa Christian to campus on Tuesday, November 4th to deliver this year's Psychology Research Colloquium. Dr. Christian will speak on "Stress and Immune Function during Pregnancy: An Emerging Focus in Mind-Body Medicine" at 3:00 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education BuildingMORE...

Dedication for Black Fork Wetlands Classroom Building Oct. 30

Ashland University to Hold Dedication Ceremony for Studies Center at Black Fork Wetlands

A ceremony to dedicate the classroom building at AU’s Black Fork Wetlands Environmental Studies Center located along U.S. 42 near the Ashland County-Richland County line will be held on Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. “The classroom building will be a unique educational facility that will further science education and the research of wetlands in the north central Ohio region,” according to Dr. Patricia Saunders.  MORE...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sign Up Your Young Artist Today!

AU's Coburn Gallery and Art Club will offer its next "Art Saturday” for children 7 to 12 years old on November 15 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Room 346 in the Center for the Arts. The class will explore the abstract sculptor Louise Nevelson and ask students to create a 3-D assemblage sculpture using recycled materials. Cost is $5.00 which will benefit Shop With A Cop, a local charity. Advance registration is required. MORE...

Evelyn Palik: Lifelong Learning and a Passion for Life

By Naomi Saslaw

What is the role of learning in the life of an individual?  For Evelyn Palik, reading and lifelong learning are a significant part of her identity. Evelyn and her husband, Emil, chose to retire to Ashland, because Ashland College could satisfy their passion for lifelong learning and growth.  When I asked Evelyn what advice she would give to college students, she stated that they should find their passion, to see what makes them alive and speaks to their heart and then they should learn about that field.  She also advises young people to be a keen observer of and listener to other people.