Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spanish Major Scores Advanced Low Proficiency

Congratulations to Spanish major Andrea Anderson who scored Advanced Low on her ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test and Oral Proficiency Interview!

Sport Psychology Class Teaches the Mental Game

Members of this year’s Sport Psychology class shared their newly acquired knowledge about mental game skills with local athletes as part of a class project. Dr. Curt Ickes said, “I have a real passion for applied psychology and wanted my students to experience this firsthand. This project gives students the opportunity of seeing psychology in action, while at the same time giving back to the community.” AU students worked with local athletes including: New London Middle School Track, Hillsdale High School Baseball, AU women’s Soccer, AU Men’s Golf, AU Track, Motocross Racers, High School Track Throwers, and Ashland High School JV Softball. READ MORE

Friday, May 20, 2016

Gallery Opens "Natural Tendencies" on May 20


Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Hold Group ExhibitionThe Coburn Gallery opens the exhibition “Natural Tendencies” today, Friday, May 20 with free/public reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition features a group exhibition of seven artists from the Cleveland area exploring the tendencies of our minds and emotional states with a vocabulary centering around the natural world.The reception coincides with the Ashland Regional Ballet’s 34th Annual Spring Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. FULL STORY

Monday, May 16, 2016

AU Choirs Touring Northern Ohio, WV and DC

Ashland University alumni and friends are cordially invited to attend an upcoming concert of the Ashland University Choir and Chamber Singers May 16-19 as they travel close to you. The  2016 tour presents concerts scheduled at churches in Sandusky on Monday, Fairview Park on Tuesday then to Morgantown, West Virginia on Wednesday and Washington, D.C. on Thursday. MORE INFO

Thursday, May 12, 2016

AU Theatre Students Celebrated at Annual Banquet

Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society
With alumnus Dusten Welch (2007) as the guest speaker, Alpha Psi Omega hosted the annual theatre banquet where students were celebrated and recognized for their year of accomplishments. Faculty and staff made the award presentations for outstanding contributions in design, technical theatre and performance; best supporting actor and actress; green room; metamorphosis and "I Can Do That." Graduating senior were also celebrated including Natalyn Baisden, Zachary Lindesmith, Fatima Imani-Smith and David Wagar.

Music Students Recognized for Year's Accomplishments

As the 2015-2016 academic year concludes, the Department of Music recognized students for their academic and performance accomplishments as well as outstanding contributions to the department. Awards ranged from outstanding academic awards at the University's Spring Convocation to exceptional musical performances at the honors recital, OCMEA Leadership Awards, outstanding contribution from non-music majors, most improved music major, outstanding student teacher, outstanding performers and outstanding music major. Special recognition was also given to the graduating seniors including Hannah Phillips, Rachel Crow, Shayne Smith, Jessica Barnhouse and Fatima Imani-Smith. Awards Listing HERE

URCA Contest Winners Revealed

Ashland University Entrepreneurial Studies has announced the winners for the 2016 URCA Idea Competition.

URCA Participant Idea Contest Winners
  • 1st ($500): Meghann Fitzpatrick, "Coat of Hope" to reduce toxic metal exposure in cookware
  • 2nd ($300): Casandra Craig, "Preventing Cataracts"
  • 3rd ($200): Hannah Thome, "Advocating for Women in Art"
  • $20 AU Gift Card winners: Dane Zunich and Ed Hunt
URCA Non-Participant Idea Contest Winners
  • 1st ($500): Danielle Smith, "Bye-bye Blues" blue colored lenses in glasses for cancer patients to promote calmness during treatments
  • 2nd ($300): Nathaniel Minneman, "A Painter's Social Media Site" to create a painters community to discuss and promote their art inspired by Rachel Yeager's presentation
  • 3rd ($200): Kiana Ziegler, "Be a Man" artwork to counter the problems of the distorted views of masculinity
  • $20 AU Gift Card winners: Jim Toth and Miki Yamamura