Tuesday, May 20, 2014

AU Theatre Department: Learn More About Playwright Lindsay Joy

Lindsay Joy has been selected as the playwright for the Farm Theatre College Collaboration project, which Ashland University Theatre is participating. She is writing an original work that will be produced at AU as the second production of its 2014-2015 season.  As an emerging playwright, it is important to learn more about Ms. Joy as we wait with great anticipation for her new work.  Link to a recent interview with her HERE.

Psychology Department Blog: Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to the following students who recently graduated with a Psychology major from Ashland University!  This group of students includes six students who graduated with distinction, two Honors students, one Ashbrook Scholar, and five double majors.  Well done!  MORE

Monday, May 19, 2014

English Major Wins Prize for Best Honors Capstone Project

English major Naomi Eberly's Honors Capstone Project, “Manning the Empire: The Pedagogical Function of Sherlock Holmes and Phileas Fogg in the Late Victorian Period," was recognized at the Honors Program Cording Ceremony with the Howard O. Rowe Scholarship for best Honors Capstone project.  According to Dr. Chris Swanson, Director of the Honors Program, "The award is given to the student whose Honors Capstone Project is considered to be the best among his or her peers."  MORE

Shout out to AU Art Alum Matt Stake and Liz Patrick

Matt was featured in a story in the Ashland Times-Gazette on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 and Liz Patrick was awarded the Jamie Phillips Grant in Aid for First Year Teachers in Guilford County by the Office of Induction and Success.  The grant is awarded by the Beta Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Philosophy News: A Nice Resource

The following link is a cool little resource for philosophical reflection.  If you have some time and want to explore some philosophical ideas, check out BigQuestionsOnline.com!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Journalism & Digital Media: Seniors Attain Dream Jobs

JDM Seniors Rebecca Ribley and Elizabeth Bucheit are being recognized for scoring fantastic post-graduation jobs.  Ribley was hired as a reporter at the ABC Affiliate in Wausau,
Wisconsin (WAOW), and Bucheit will start her position as a Production Assistant at ESPN (ESPN.go.com) in July. Both credit their JDM education for putting them in a position to obtain
their dream jobs.   MORE

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

AU Theatre Alum Dwier Brown Published Book About the Impact of "Field of Dreams"

AU Theatre Chair Teresa Durbin-Ames just received her personal copy of theatre alum Dwier Brown's new book "If You Build It..." Describing his book, Dwier says:"I had the amazing fortune to be in one of the best baseball movies of all time, Field of Dreams, a movie that impacted my life in ways I never could have imagined."  More...

Opening Reception-Time Will Tell this Friday @6pm

Join us for opening reception of the Time Will Tell National Juried Art Exhibition this Friday at 6pm and at 7:30pm join Opus II Dance Studio's 32nd Annual Spring Dance Concert featuring students of Opus II Dance Studio, and a special presentation of Ashland Regional Ballet's The Bluebird. More...

AU Social Work: Congratulations to the 2014 Social Work Graduates!...

Of our 12 graduates, 9 have jobs lined up (before they even graduated!)
and one is off to graduate school.  Congratulations, Graduates!

Ashland URCA Blog: URCA by the Numbers

Did you know... in the five years since the URCA program was established, students and their faculty sponsors have worked together to prepare 240 Symposium presentations? These presentations involved the efforts of 254 students and 87 faculty sponsors representing 18 different academic departments.  Amazing!

Ashland University Psychology Department Blog: Graduate School Acceptance -- Cassie Mosley '13

Cassie Mosley (spring '13 graduate) was recently accepted into the Master's of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Findlay! She will begin her studies this coming fall -- congratulations Cassie! 

Ashland Religion News: Alumna News from Hali Brook ('13)

In May 2013, I graduated from AU with a double major in Criminal Justice and Religion and a minor in Spanish. I had known for several years that I wanted to work with human trafficking and missions so when I heard about Remember Nhu (www.remembernhu.org), the organization was a perfect fit.  More...

Philosophy News: Alumni highlights: Jonathan Spelman

Jonathan Spelman is an AU Philosophy grad (2008) and current Ph.D candidate in Philosophy at the University of Colorado-Boulder.  His essay on Moral Luck can be found on the website, "1000-Word Philosophy", and linked here: Moral Luck
1000-Word Philosophy

Ashland Math/CS News: Congratulations to our Student Award Winners!

Morgan Mirtes and Megan Raber. These were among the more than 100 awards and accomplishments recognized at the 2014 Mathematics and Computer Science Department Academic Awards and Activity Recognition Reception.  More...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ashland University Core Curriculum: All Aboard: The Voyage of a Lifetime

Every semester, the Ashland University Global Education Office sends student abroad to different locations around the world to expand their educational horizons.  Sarah O'Connell, a junior, has spent the past 4 months traveling the world aboard the Semester at Sea Ship connected to the University of Virginia. More...

D.O.C.S. Doc: Tending Two Gardens: Cultivating Career and Family...

Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, attended the Central States Communication Association Conference in Minneapolis April 2-5. She presented two papers titled “Tending Two Gardens: Cultivating Career and Family”  and  “Home Sweet Academic Home: Witnessing Change over the Decades”.  More...