Wednesday, November 13, 2019

AU alumnus, poet Logan Fry offers public reading Nov. 15

Poet and 2010 Ashland University alumnus Logan Fry will read selections from his book, Harpo Before the Opus (winner of the 2018 Omnidawn 1st/ 2nd Book Prize, selected by Srikanth Reddy, author of Voyager), on Friday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Schar College of Education’s Ronk Lecture Hall. The reading is free and open to the public. Read more at:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Veterans for Peace Members Speak at AU on 11/13

Veterans for Peace members Mary Reynolds Powell and Ian Y. Yee will present “Erasing the Battle Lines: Finding a Path to Peace” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Trustees Room of the John C. Myers Convocation Center at Ashland University. This event is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will include a selection of letters from those who have been impacted by American wars: friend and foe, civilian and military. Following this, Powell and Yee will share their personal journeys from their military experiences to Veterans for Peace. A question-and-answer period will follow. More at:

English Alumni Update: Garrison Stima

Since graduating from AU in 2018, Garrison Stima (Creative Writing major) has been busy with many things including writing his new book The Lost Voices. Readers can find sample chapters of the book and keep up with Garrison at:

Reflecting on his time as a student at Ashland University, Garrison notes:
"AU did a wonderful job of engaging me in different forms of literature and media, which showed me how each work could be used as a lens or platform to enhance the others and sometimes understand them. It helped me realize that any form of writing can say something that someone needs to hear. Writing can always give the world something new and I love AU for showing me that."
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

24-Hour Theatre Project Returns Nov. 9

Ashland University Department of Theatre and Alpha Psi Omega (APO) theatre honor society is producing another 24-Hour Theatre Project this fall. The performance of an original script written and produced within 24-hours will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Ashland University's Studio Theatre.

A limited number of tickets are available for this free performance which is open to the public. Patrons can secure their seat by calling the Ashland University Box Office at 419.289.5125. Read more at

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

PANdemonium4 Flute Quartet Performs 11/8

Ashland University Department of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring the Ohio-based flute quartet, PANdemonium4, on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert program will feature contemporary pieces by composers from Ohio, across the U.S. as well as France including an arrangement of the top rock anthem from the American heavy metal band Metallica. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Kimberlee Goodman, Lindsey Goodman, Lisa Jelle and Alison Brown Sincoff formed PANdemonium4 in 2016. For their concert in Ashland, they will be joined by percussionist Liz Procopio and bassist Jeremey Poparad who are also teaching-performer professionals while teaching in their discipline at Ashland University. They will assist PANdemonium on Mark Flugge's Jazz Fantasy for Flute Quartet with optional bass and percussion in three movements (Ahmad, The Letter, Samba Fantasy).

Other pieces in the program include Daniel Dorff's Musetta Steps Out which is based on "Musetta's Waltz" from Puccini's La Bohème, Eugene Bozza's Jour d'été à la montagne, Cynthia Folio's Four 'Scapes (Cityscape, Seascape, Landscape, Escape), Linda Kernohan's My Compass Still to Guide Me, and Nicole Chamberlin's arrangement of Metallica's Enter Sandman. Read More at

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

AU Psychology Has Key Role in Largest Psych Study

Within the 24 hours, facial perception research involving 11,481 participants from 130 institutions spread across 48 countries and involving 24 different languages has been made public.

It is one of the largest studies in the history of psychology. And it all started at Ashland University.

It marks the completion of the first study undertaken by the Psychological Science Accelerator, the brainchild of AU associate professor of psychology Christopher R. Chartier. The worldwide network of laboratories involving more than 700 psychological scientists was launched in 2017 by a single blog post from Chartier, who reasoned a global collaboration could do for psychology what CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research – has done for particle physics.

Quite simply, Chartier said, “the PSA allows us to conduct really, really big tests of human psychology. This first study focused on social judgments we make just from looking at someone’s face.” Participants were asked to look at an array of 120 faces, then rate them on 13 different traits, such as intelligence, attractiveness, and trustworthiness. READ MORE at:

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Documentary & Panel Discussion About Stolen Children, 11/6

The film "Dawnland," Emmy Award-winner for outstanding research, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Ashland University's Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility."

Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the Native American Awareness Committee of the United Methodist Church, the free, public event will also include a panel discussion immediately following the film's screening with Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson of the Yankton Sioux Tribe; Nancy Udolph, Ashland University Associate Professor of Social Work; and Daniel Hawk, Ashland Theological Seminary Professor of Old Testament.

For most of the 20th century, government agents forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families to save them from being Indian. As recently as the 1970s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.

 "Dawnland" goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, reconciliation, racial healing, tribal autonomy, and child welfare system reform. Read more at