Monday, June 30, 2014

2014 Summer Music Education Mini-Conference

Ashland University Department of Music is offering a summer graduate mini-conference for general music teachers on July 21 to 25 in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts. The 5-day conference offers an exciting and unique format including daily eurhythmics and a variety of 3-hour workshops.  MORE...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Philosophy News: Immoveable Object vs. Unstoppable Force?

Philosophers have fussed with this problem for a long while now: Irresistible Force Paradox. Here's a physicist's interpretation from MinutePhysics:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hilary's Week at LAByrinth's Intensive Ensemble

From June 8 to June 15, recent AU Theatre graduate Hilary Rheinheimer was invited to the LAByrinth Theater’s Intensive Ensemble to be Scott Hudson’s Assistant Director, and experienced more than she ever could have imagined. MORE...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Brittany Hartman ('12) Shares Glory in Tony Award

AU Theatre graduate Brittany Hartman (2012) has been incredibly busy and successful since graduation. Her first professional theatre gig was in the fall of 2012 at Hartman Stage (CT) for the premiere of the future Tony Award winning musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder". She worked with the show's wigs and costumes 90 hours a week for the show's 5 week run. Her hard work paid off when she was asked to continue with the show's move to Broadway. The Broadway production won four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Costume Design at the 68th Tony Awards. Congratulations Brittany! 

Coburn Gallery: Upcoming Exhibition-The Piano Man Project

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a regional exhibition titled “The Piano Man Project ,” which will feature more than 75 artworks created by artists from Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia.  The Piano Man exhibition opens on Sunday, June 29, with a reception from 2-4 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from June 29 to Aug. 2 in the Coburn Art Gallery.  MORE...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

MFA Student Reflects on the River Teeth Conference

By Cindie  Ulreich, MFA Student

On Friday, May 30th , I made my way to Ashland, Ohio, to once again attend the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference. RTNC brings in a nice mix of speakers—from seasoned writers, to current and past faculty members of the MFA program, to professionals in the field. Combine that with the varied levels of those of us in attendance and the results can be serendipitous.  MORE...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Camp for History Teachers

The eighth annual summer session of the Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) will open on June 22. Affectionately called “summer camp for history teachers” by many in the program, the residence option of MAHG allows secondary school social studies teachers to earn credit toward a Masters degree in each week of intensive study.  MORE...

Psychology Majors Perform Well on National Exam

Congratulations to the psychology graduating class of 2014, who performed well on the PACAT exam they took before graduation.  This assessment, taken by all of our graduating seniors, tests students in six different areas of the curriculum.  MORE...

MFA Program: Call for Submissions - June 2014

Each month, the Ashland MFA Program receives calls for submissions and contest deadlines, which it publicizes in its monthly newsletter. This month's calls for submissions are listed at this link...MORE

Plato Not Playdoh...Teaching Philosophy to Children?

In this TEDx talk, Peter Worley of The Philosophy Foundation defends the notion that children can do philosophy:
"Children CAN do philosophy, but they tend to struggle when they're on their own, or when there's just two of them, because they lack the variety of responses that are necessary to sustain a philosophical conversation." MORE...

Interested in Being a Tutor?

Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring marketplace that gives exceptional tutors affiliated with universities the chance to be matched up with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of additional academic support.  This service is now being offered in the Ashland area and Cardinal Scholars seeks tutors who meet the following criteria:
  • Are fantastic teachers and have experience teaching others
  • Are academically curious and intelligent
  • Attend, or have attended AU as either an undergraduate or graduate student

Monday, June 16, 2014

Dr. Rodriguez Spotlight in UTSA's Sombrillo Magazine

The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) alum, our own Dr. Dariela Rodriguez, was interviewed by her alma mater's alumni magazine, Sombrillo, in which she talks about Ashland University and the Master of Arts in Health & Risk Communication. MORE...

Philosophy News: Ethics and Population Control

In our Ethics courses here at AU, we often discuss the topic of poverty, on both an individual as well as on a global scale.  If you're interested in global issues, here's an interesting talk to think about.

  The newest episode of Why? Radio is now available online HERE:
"Are there too many people for our environment?"

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mansfield Art Center Exhibits Works by Keith Dull

Ashland University Associate Professor of Art Keith Dull will present an exhibition of his work at the Mansfield Art Center beginning June 15 to July 27.  "The Dead Ends & Domestic Talismans" exhibit documents the complex realities of dating and parenthood in a series of etchings and color-reduction linoleum cuts. An opening reception and meet the artist will be held on Sunday, June 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Ken Will Appointed Director of Bands

Ashland University Department of Music announces the appointment of Ken Will as the Director of Bands. In this position, Ken will direct the Ashland University Marching and Concert Bands.  MORE...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thoughts on Practical Ethics and Privilege

By Dan RandazzoLast week, I surprised a burglar who had come into my house.  My spouse had just left the house. I was still home, as I was going to be working from home today. My spouse hadn’t locked the back door. I was sitting in my bedroom, when I heard footsteps on the stairs. MORE...

AU Theatre's Scott Hudson Appears in Premiere Stages Play Festival

Assistant Professor of Theatre Scott Hudson is performing professionally this summer with Premiere Stages 10th Anniversary Season. The much-anticipated season will launch with a free staged reading of Vincent Delaney's fascinating new play, The Ansel Intimacy, June 20 – 22 in Kean's Murphy Dunn Theatre. Directed by Padraic Lillis, the performance will feature Hudson as Ansel, Eric Troy Miller as Tate, and Kelley O'Donnell as Iris. MORE...

Monday, June 2, 2014

AU Theatre Alum Subject of Feature Article

Taylor Hale starring in AU Theatre's
2009-2010 production of
Urinetown: The Musical!
The Fort Myers Florida Weekly recently published a feature article about Florida Rep Theatre Conservatory's production of "Urinetown: the Musical."  The subject of the article focuses on the show's director, AU Theatre alum Taylor Hale. MORE...

Philosophy News: 2014 Phi Sigma Tau Inductees

Ashland University's PHI SIGMA TAU, Ohio Mu Chapter, honors students who have demonstrated academic excellence in philosophy. 

Membership is by invitation, based on significant academic achievement.  We would like to present the current members of the 2014-2015 academic year: Kathryn Brickner, Johnathon Case, Zachary Hoffman, Brian Kellogg, William Patznick, Brent Rossman.

Congratulations to our newest (and returning) members!

'Time Will Tell' Awards Announced

The Coburn Gallery has announced the awards for the 2014 Time Will Tell National Juried Exhibition. This exhibition, which was created as a show of artistic wisdom and experience featuring artists ages 50 years and older, includes 36 artworks from 30 local, regional and national artists. MORE...

Ashland University English: River Teeth Essay Selected for Best American Essays

River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, founded by Dr. Dan Lehman and Dr. Joe Mackall of the Ashland English Department and still housed here, has had an essay selected for Best American Essays 2014. This is the second year in a row that an essay from River Teeth has been selected for Best American Essays. Chris Offutt's essay "Someone Else" has received this honor. MORE...

Ashland Science News: Science Grads Off to Diverse Careers

Cassie Nix, Alicia Myatt and Ainsley Moore
We recently posted a number of photos from this year's commencement ceremonies on our Facebook page.  Looking through some additional photos taken by Dr. Brauner I found one that really demonstrates the diverse types of careers that our graduates are pursuing after finishing their science degrees at Ashland University.  MORE...