Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Study Abroad in Chile

Sophia Leddy (a double major in International Political Studies and Spanish) studied in Chile in the fall semester:

It is strange to blog about something so important in my native tongue after I had been blogging about it in another language entirely. There is something about being in a foreign country and speaking its foreign tongue that makes that tongue, that culture a part of you. It is in the sharing food and a living space with other people that you can appreciate structure in life while at the same time appreciating the spontaneousness of going out for pizza or drinks. It’s a strange dichotomy that makes perfect sense to those who’ve traveled. READ MORE

Stasick Stages "The Stronger" and Musical Cabaret

Ashland University theatre major Ceyanna Stasick is sealing her college career with a senior theatre performance project scheduled for Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Studio Theatre. As fulfillment for her senior theatre project, Ceyanna will perform August Strindberg's one-act play, The Stronger followed by a contrasting musical theatre cabaret. Ceyanna's goal for her performance is to emphasize Ashland University's philosophy of "Accent on the Individual" o show that the theatre department has created a well rounded performer." Tickets available through the AU Box Office: 419.289.5125.

Coburn Gallery Opens Art Dept. Faculty Exhibition Jan. 19

The Coburn Gallery will feature the works from the Ashland University Art Department faculty beginning Thursday, Jan. 19 with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Feb. 19 and highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional work of the current faculty as professional artists in their respective areas including Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Michael Bird and Janis Mars Wunderlich. FULL STORY

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Collegian Named Finalist

Ashland University’s Journalism and Digital Media’s newspaper, The Collegian, is being honored as a finalist in the Ohio Newspaper Association’s Best Website competition. The staff will be recognized at the upcoming 2017 Ohio Newspaper Association Convention on Feb. 9. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

AU Sciences Receives $650,000 Grant

Ashland University Receives $650,000 National Science Foundation Grant for ScholarshipsThe National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Ashland University a $650,000 grant as part of a five-year STEM scholarship program that will provide scholarships and academic support for academically talented science students with financial need. FULL STORY

From Confusion to Clarity

by Madison White

When I came to college back in the autumn of 2014, I knew that I had wanted to double major in Creative Writing and English. I knew that double majoring in these two fields would mean a lot of writing classes and a lot of English classes; that just made sense. What I did not anticipate was the confusion I experienced in my first semester of junior year here at Ashland University. This confusion, though, was bittersweet; my intellectual growth challenged me in many ways. In order to understand each course and what the professor is lecturing about, one has to pay a greater amount of attention to the lectures and thus increase understanding of that class and its content. READ FULL STORY

Monday, January 9, 2017

Register Now: Understanding Our Gun Culture conference

Registration is now open for the Ashland Center for Nonviolence's John D. Stratton Conference focusing on Understanding Our Gun Culture to be held at Ashland University on March 31 and April with keynote speaker Randolph Roth. Take advantage of the early bird rates through Feb. 15. See more at ashlandcenterfornonviolence.blogspot.com