Monday, September 29, 2014

Moseman Passes FM Exam and Completes Internship

Senior Actuarial Science major Joel Moseman has passed the Society of Actuaries' Financial Mathematics Exam. The test requires hundreds of hours of study with 300 hours as the recommended amount.  Joel also recently completed an internship at Union Home Mortgage in the secondary marketing department which is where loans originate, are processed and then sold to other entities such as Ginnie Mae or Fannie Mae.  

AU Theatre Opens "Saint Joan" This Friday

Based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc, George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece “Saint Joan” is slated to run through October 11 in Hugo Young Theatre with audience seating configured on the stage with the production. As explained in Shaw's program note for the first London production, "The true tale of Saint Joan is a tale with a glorious ending; and any play that did not make this clear would be an insult to her memory." Get Your Tickets Today!

Last Film of the Spanish Language Film Festival Tonight, 7 pm at HCSC Auditorium

After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, Roberto takes him in. Their unusual cohabitation helps Roberto bring an end to his loneliness, but not without revealing to the impassive Jun that destiny's intersections are many and they can even divulge the film's surreal opening sequence: a brindled cow falling from the sky.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Join Us for an Amazing Documentary Tonight!

(English and Spanish with English subtitles)
Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., Ronk Lecture Hall

"In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, Gael Garcia Bernal  embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border." MORE...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Religion Dept. Hosts Lecture About the American Quiverfull Movement

Ashland University Religion Department to Host Public LectureReligion Department will host a lecture by Emily McGowin titled “Praying for More: Mothers and Motherhood in the American Quiverfull Movement” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, in the Ridenour Room.  As featured in the TLC TV show “19 Kids and Counting, the Quiverfull movement is an evangelical subculture that has emerged within the Christian homeschooling movement over the past 35 years.  MORE...

Philosophy Department Sets Business Ethics Colloquium

Ashland University Philosophy Department Sets Business Ethics ColloquiumThe AU Philosophy Department presents a colloquium featuring Dr. James Stover, assistant professor of philosophy at Wheeling Jesuit University, on Wednesday, Oct.  1, at 4 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall. Stover, who specializes in the areas of philosophical ethics, ancient philosophy and business ethics, will deliver a talk titled “Business Ethics: Can Aristotle Save Help Us?”  MORE...

Tresch Passes Exam P

Garrett Tresch (12') has passed the Society of Actuaries' Probability Exam (Exam P). The exam tests the candidate's knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for quantitatively assessing risk.  Exam P is one of the exams required to achieve professional status as an actuary. MORE...

Nicole Austin Interns with Cleveland's City Mission

During the summer of 2013, I completed an internship with The City Mission, a non-profit homeless shelter for men, women, and children located in downtown Cleveland. The purpose of the mission is to not only give immediate shelter, but allow clients to enter a three-phase program that provides them with the skills to live on their own in middle-class America while teaching lessons with a biblical foundation. MORE...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

English Major Participates in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week

"At first, I was hesitant. I’m not a business major, so why would I compete? However, I reminded myself that I had both an office job on campus and an ongoing marketing internship that I loved. I realized that my English degree may lead me to a fulltime career in business and this could be a valuable experience to both learn and network. So I applied and was chosen."  --Kristen Herrick  MORE...

Dr. Gray releases monograph!

Please congratulate Dr. Richard Gray on his recent publication - he just published his monograph Francophone African Poetry and Drama: A Cultural History since the 1960s. MORE...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Priscilla Roggenkamp in Focus Fiber Exhibition

Works by Associate Professor of Art Priscilla Roggenkamp were selected from over 300 entrees from across the country in the national fiber competition "Focus: Fiber." Mounted biennially by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibit is displayed at the Erie Art Museum, September 26 – January 18, 2015 with an opening reception held on Friday, September 26, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Coale Designs Elegant NYC Loft Apartment for Murder Among Friends

Jason Coale, assistant professor of Theatre, provided the scenic design for the production Murder Among Friends starring Morgan Fairchild at the New Theatre of Overland Park, Kansas. Playing now through November 2, positive reviews continue to roll in not only for the show but for the design itself.

African and American Musicians Come Together to Rock for Human Rights

African and American Musicians Come Together to Rock for Human Rights

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will host the Rock for Human Rights music tour at Redwood Hall on Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. MORE...

AU Professor Writes Award-Winning Hippie/Vietnam War Novel

Ashland University Professor Writes Award-Winning Hippie/Vietnam War Novel

Dr. Deborah Fleming, professor of English, has written a novel that has been named the winner of the 2013 Asheville Award from Black Mountain Press. “Without Leave” places brave people into the hippie experience and turbulent antiwar movement of the 1960s and addresses the existential question of freedom of the will.  MORE...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

AU Marching Band Season Begins

Check out photos of the AU Marching Eagles at the home opening football game. Even Tuffy joined the band!

JDM Streaming AU Home Football Games This Fall

"Beside some first game jitters by our inexperienced crew, our biggest problem for the first game was a technical problem that kept our stream from showing up on the JDM Streaming web page. But we've fixed that and are ready to go Saturday night!" McCarty said.  MORE...

The Economic Price of Colleges' Failure

"That C.L.A. scores are a significant measure of employment success - both getting jobs and keeping them - is very important for Ashland University, since our graduates do extremely well on the C.L.A. test.  And it is the liberal arts subjects, taught through the AU Core and great departments like History and Political Science that convey the skills C.L.A tests for."   MORE...

Tullis participates in Nieman Storyboard post

Nieman Storyboard, a project of the NiemanFoundation for Journalism at Harvard University, has been publishing reading lists from some of the top narrative journalism professors in the country. Matt Tullis, associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Digital Media at AU was recently included in Nieman Storyboard’s post. MORE...

Save the Date: Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 22

39th Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 22

Tickets for the 39th Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 22, at Noon. Patrons are reminded that this is a very popular event and the box office will be incredibly busy.  The box office recommends that patrons come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street or order online at (additional fees apply for online orders).  MORE...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lauren Fattlar Interns with Top Ranked Hospital

"Communication courses such as Public Relations Writing, Health Communication, Organizational Communication and Interpersonal Communication really helped prepare me for my internship by giving me the proper skill set and confidence to write press releases and to work in a fast-paced corporate communication environment." MORE...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dr. William Vaughan Gives Workshops on Phenomenology

Dr. William Vaughan, core director, AUDr. Vaughan recently delivered two invited workshops on Phenomenology which included this statement:

“Husserl was not well served by historical circumstances,” said Vaughan. “We have 20 volumes of unpublished work that is probably superior to his published work. His publications were always out of joint with where his actual thinking was leading. He could have used a better book-agent.”


Join us during Pura Vida week!

"Pura Vida" Week 2014: Celebrating the Costa Rican philosophy of "pure life!"

September 15 - 18

Submit your URCA Presentation to Posters on the Hill!

The submission site for the Council on Undergraduate Research's annual Posters on the Hill competition is now open through Nov. 5!  Undergraduate students who have conducted original research in any of CUR's divisions are invited to apply to present their work on Capitol Hill to an audience of members of the U.S. Congress. MORE...

Ashland MFA Recognized in BAE Notables List

Congratulations to Steven Harvey, Jill Christman, Dan Lehman, and Sarah Wells for their Best American Essays 2014 Notable Essays recognition! MORE...

AU Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season

Ashland University Announces 2014-2015 Theatre SeasonShowcasing four very different productions that seem to be conveniently tied together in the traditional English bridal rhyme of four "Somethings" for good luck, the season begins with "Something Old" with George Bernard Shaw's classic masterpiece "Saint Joan" then jumps to "Something New" with the World Premiere of Lindsay Joy's "In the Event of My Death" in collaboration with New York's Farm Theater.  In the spring, the season continues with "Something Borrowed" from the silver screen with Frank Baum's beloved musical "The Wizard of Oz," and concludes with John Guare's award-winning black comedy "The House of Blue Leaves" as "Something Blue." MORE...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Spectrum Series Presents Season of Eclectic Music Genres

Ashland University Spectrum Series Presents Season of Eclectic Music Genres

The 35th annual Ashland University Spectrum Series will offer an eclectic tour of various music genres from Andes Manta's ancient and native sounds of the South American Andes to Simple Gifts' variety of ethnic folk styles and the Kelly Bell Band’s award-winning blues. In addition to main stage performances, the series also will present daytime matinees for schools and senior facilities and free artist workshops in the 2014-2015 season.  MORE...

Elgin Gains Experience Interning with AU's Student Life Office

Public Relations and Strategic Communication major Stephany Elgin interned this summer as an Orientation and Commuter Services Intern.

"One class that has particularly helped me in this position would be organizational communication," says Stephany. "The course taught me how to develop and implement a training program, which was extremely beneficial when producing and designing a training program and materials for the Orientation Team members."  MORE...

JDM Student's Hosting Gig Offers Real-World TV Experience

For JDM senior and Collegian Sports Editor, Kevin Stoicovy, the prospect of showing up on campus and only working in one type of media simply wasn't an option. As JDM's most recent graduates proved, a successful major in the program must have a full range of media production experiences.  Which is why when he was asked to host the 2014 Ashland University Football Preview Show, Stoicovy jumped at the opportunity. MORE...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2014-2015 AU Arts Guide Unveiled!

The 2014-2015 AU Arts Guide is now available online and coming to your mailbox soon!  From Coburn Gallery exhibitions to AU Theatre's season of "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue", Music's on-sale date for the Madrigal Feaste, and the Spectrum Series' guest artists -- the Arts Guide is your one-stop shop for what is happening in the Arts.  Visit any of the department web pages or Facebook pages listed above to see a copy today or click on this link.

Also, the AU Box Office opens at noon today for your ticket purchasing needs, or visit online at

How The Human Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

While the end result of a 'wrinkled' brain is a larger amount of brain area that can be devoted to complex mental processing, a question that has puzzled neuroscientists is how the brain develops in this way.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published about its research on this subject. MORE...