Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Fine Art of Plein Air

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is hosting an exhibition titled “The Fine Art of Plein Air,” which will feature paintings from the officers and board of the Ohio Plein Air Society. The exhibition will run from June 28 through Aug. 2.

One Rice Season in Taiwan as an Exchange Professor

By Dan Lehman, Professor of English

When I arrived in Taiwan, accompanied by my wife Barbara, to teach American Literature and composition at Providence University in Taichung, the rice paddies were bare, dark, and flooded. We have seen one crop grow a brilliant green, age to yellow, be shorn, and the stubble burned for a new crop in the flooded fields. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience that we will always treasure...READ MORE

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dwier Brown Appears as Special Guest for Bo Reid Memorial

AU Theatre alumnus Dwier Brown will be visiting Ohio on July 24-26 as the Special Guest for the Bo Reid Memorial Baseball Tournament in Tiffin. Friday evening he will be the featured speaker at the Ritz Theatre with a Q&A immediately following. On Saturday morning he will throw out the first pitch for the tournament and present another speaking engagement at noon. He will have autographed copies of his book, If You Build It..., A Book About Fathers, Fate and Field of Dream, at events throughout the weekend. All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dalcroze Summer Training Workshop

The Department of Music is presenting a week-long Dalcroze summer training workshop led by Dr. Marla Butke and Dr. Kathy Thomsen at the AU Columbus Center this week. The workshop is focusing on Dalcroze Eurhythmics, solfege, and piano improvisation and is also addressing applications for the music classroom/studio, curricular designs, and assessment.

MFA 2015 Summer Residency Schedule Released

Steve Harvey and Jay Langley The 14-day MFA residency features a rigorous schedule of workshops, seminars and readings with visiting readings and craft seminars free and open to public. The 2015 visiting writers include Patricia Henley, Lee Martin and Patricia Smith. Unless otherwise indicated, all events are held in Ronk Lecture Hall in Schar College of Education. Full Schedule of Events

Monday, June 22, 2015

River Teeth Conference 2015

by Hilary Donatini

From May 29-31 nearly eighty writers gathered on Ashland's campus to discuss the craft of creative nonfiction. The fourth annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference featured readings and craft talks by some of the most exciting writers working in this burgeoning genre. Full Story...

Charleston Shooting was Terrorism

Photo Credit: ibtimes.com
By Craig Hovey

It’s important to refer to the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina as an act of terrorism. I join with others in insisting not only that the June 17 massacre meets the FBI’s definition of terrorism, but also that calling it by its proper name is important to highlight America’s long history of terrorism against African Americans.  FULL STORY...