Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Musical QUILTERS Opens 15/16 Theatre Season

The Department of Theatre opens the 2015-2016 season with the musical Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. Directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames, evening performances run October 9-17 in Hugo Young Theatre. The musical is a heart-warming celebration of American womanhood depicting the courage and spirit of our nation's pioneer women.

Faculty and Alumni Listed on 2015 Best American Essays Notable List

Three faculty members and three alumni of the Ashland MFA program were listed among the 2015 Best American Essays’ Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2014 including Joe Mackall, E.J. Levy, Jill Christman, Jan Shoemaker, Sarah Wells and Jon Kerstetter. Also, six River Teeth essays were included on this year’s list of Notable Essays.  READ MORE...

Math 450 Seminar Presents "Primitive Triangles and Pick's Theorem"

Charlie Michel will present his Math 450 Seminar, "Primitive Triangles and Pick's Theorem," Tuesday, September 29, 1:40 p.m., in Patterson 301. Drawing from three classic papers on topics closely related to Pick’s Theorem, this presentation will take a deep dive into the intriguing foundations upon which Pick’s famous result is built.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Art Majors Serve As Research Assistants to "Power of the Press" Exhibition

One of the goals of the exhibition Power of the Press, which features socially and politically themed prints, was to provide a unique opportunity for art majors to be fully immersed in the experience of planning and implementing an art exhibition.  Senior art majors Kaylin Henry, Danielle Rhonemus, Randi Schimmoeller, and Hannah Thome were selected as research assistants to accomplish this goal. READ MORE...

40th Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 28

40th Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 28Tickets for the 40th Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. at the AU Box Office, 419.289.5125 or online at Ashland.edu/Tickets. Slated for Wednesday through Sunday, Dec. 2-6, 2015, all performances begin at 6:30 p.m. in Redwood Hall. The event promises some special surprises and guest performers from the past 40 years. MORE...

Chief of Sustainability for Cleveland to Kick-Off Symposium

Chief of Sustainability for City of Cleveland to Kick-Off AU’s College of Arts and Sciences Symposium Jenita McGowan, chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland, will be the first speaker in CAS' Symposium Against Indifference themed  “Environmental Sustainability.” McGowan will discuss “Building a Green City on a Blue Lake” on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees’ Room of Myers Convocation Center. The event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Environmental Science Program. MORE...

Monday, September 21, 2015

Problem Solving Group Begins Meeting Tuesday

The Problem Solving Group's first meeting is Tuesday, September 22, at 7 p.m. in Patterson 324. PSG will meet bi-weekly at 7:00 p.m. in Patterson 324. Call Dr. Chris Swanson for details.

Psychology Seniors Score Above National Average

Each year, our graduating seniors score well above the national average on exams that measure content-related knowledge.  In 2015 our seniors scored in the 72nd percentile on the PACAT exam, while the national average of over 5,000 students was the 50th percentile.

Kylie Price Scores Advanced Low on ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test

Congratulations to senior Spanish major Kylie Price for scoring Advanced Low on the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test.

2015 Grad Logan Gay Lands Reporting Job in Minnesota

Logan Gay continues her broadcasting career at Lakeland Public Television as their newest reporter. Originally from Indianapolis, she began her career as a news intern for WMFD-TV in Ontario, Ohio. and was a reporter and anchor for the weekly university television station AUTV20. She also produced and hosted her own entertainment show called “ApplAUse”. MORE...

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Criminal Justice Club Meeting

The CJ club will have its first meeting of the semester on Monday September 28 at 5:45 p.m. in the Claremont Building, room 002. This meeting is open to all Criminal Justice majors and minors and there is no cost to join the club. LEARN MORE...

Fall Philosophy Lecture!

The Department of Philosophy, AU Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau present a lecture titled "Understand Knowing How" by Dr. Evan Riley, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the College of Wooster, on Friday, September 25 at 3 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall, 138 Schar College of Education. READ MORE...

Brenda Forbes Presents "Colorful Symmetries"

Join Brenda Forbes Tuesday, September 22, 1:40 p.m. in Patterson 301 as she presents her senior seminar on "Colorful Symmetries" using basic geometry, group theory and combinatorics. READ MORE...

Psychology Program & Graduate Studies

Over the past ten years 96% of the graduates from the AU Psychology program who have pursued graduate studies have been accepted, and the broad training we provide our students prepares them for a variety of career options. Check out the impressive list HERE.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Professor Schmidt-Rinehart Publishes Article

Foreign Languages Professor Schmidt-Rinehart just published the article "The Effectiveness of Courses Abroad as a Professional Development Model for Foreign Language Teachers,” in the NECTFL Review. Find the article at nectfl.org HERE.

Platonic Forms and Sandwiches

Do you know what a sandwich is?  Really?  If so, then Socrates would like to have a word with you. In the full article, Dr. M. Richey discusses her friend "Mike" and his constant fights about what objective qualities can be said to constitute a "sandwich." Go to the Philosophy Blog and enjoy the dialogue HERE.

Sports Communication Club Renews Annual Sports Pep Rally

Due to the success of last year's sports pep rally (first in nearly 40 years) organized by the Communication Studies' Sport Communication Club, the athletic department asked the Sport Communication Club if they would be willing to host this as an annual event.  The Club agreed and the pep rally is scheduled for this Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m. at the stadium.  Campus and community members are invited to attend and bring a great group of supporters for our AU football program.

The Peaceable Animal Kingdom

Ashland Center for Nonviolence peace scholar and intern Emily Wirtz wrote a new blog post about her visit to the Columbus Zoo.

"...what I didn’t expect was a lesson in peace from apes.  The bonobo, closely related to the chimpanzee and humans, is on the Red List of endangered species. The most fascinating part of this exhibit, however, was the sign in front of the bonobos’ habitat. “Peaceable Kingdom,” it read, using the language of Stanley Hauerwas, a prolific theologian and ethicist."  READ MORE...

Kayla Gowdy Interns in Washlngton, D.C.

Kayla Gowdy, a junior Political Science major, did an internship this summer in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Pat Tiberi (Ohio's 12th District). "My main task as an intern," she says, "was to be a constituent correspondent, and through my work I provided a channel for how constituents were able to pass on their concerns to the Congressman. READ MORE...

Printmaking Workshops This Saturday

Register now at cpetry@ashland.edu for this Saturday's Printmaking Workshop from 10am to 2pm for ages 16 and over. $30.00 fee includes all materials. AU Printmaking Professor Keith Dull will provide demonstrations on copper plate etching, and polyester plate lithography, and linoleum relief printing followed by guiding participants to draw, process and print their own image using one of these techniques.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Randall-Griffiths Publishes Chapter in Health Comm Book

Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, had a chapter published in Rachel Silverman and Jay Baglia’s book Communicating Pregnancy Loss: Narrative as a Method for ChangeThis volume is part of a health communication series edited by Gary L. Kreps.

Student Spotlight: Garrison Stima, Creative Writing Major

Both of my favorite classes in this major, so far, have been taught by Joe Mackall and they have been wonderful. The first is Problems in Creative Writing, which was great for examining various aspects of writing and talking about future things, such as publishing and publishers. My other favorite class was Writer's Workshop: Fiction and Nonfiction. This class helped me explore my strengths and weaknesses in a healthy manner that was extremely constructive on multiple levels and helped me learn how to become a much better writer and critic. READ MORE

AU Art Alumnus Matthew Schiemann Featured in Ceramics Monthly

Schiemann, a second-generation potter that grew up watching and helping his dad create ceramic works, is featured in the September 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Matt received his Bachelors of Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics from Ashland in 2005 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009. He is now the manager for the St. Pete Clay Artist in Residence Program at the Morean Center for Clay and is an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College.

Heather Marsh Interns with Ashland's Board of Developmental Disabilities

Heather Marsh's profile photoSenior Health and Risk Communication major Heather Marsh recently completed an internship with the Ashland County Board of Developmental Disabilities utilizing skills she learned in Health Public Relations such as data collecting, recording and formatting and how to implement these into the organization's software. READ MORE

ACN's 2015 Annual Report

Check out Ashland Center for Nonviolence's annual report and read about all of the exciting things that they accomplished last year. LINK HERE

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

AU Social Work receives Award of Excellence

At the 2014 the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging’s Annual Meeting, Ashland University was recognized with an Award of Excellence. Noted were the University’s Social Work Program and its College of Nursing, both of which partner with the Area Agency on Aging to provide students with field experiences.  This partnership equips students with the experience and skills needed to meet the challenges of working with an aging population. 

AU Psychology Fast Fact

Each year AU psychology students present their research at conferences in places such as Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City.  In the past ten years, psychology students have made 41 presentations at local conferences, 38 presentations at regional conferences, and 4 presentations at national conferences.

2015 English Grads Start Jobs and Degree Programs

The following spring 2015 English department graduates are working full-time jobs and beginning graduate degrees:
  • Megan Scarberry is teaching English at West Holmes High School
  • These students are pursuing degrees:
      • Courtney Conley,  Ball State University, M.F.A. in Creative Writing
      • Christa Kettlewell, Clemson University, M.A. in Professional Communication
      • Courtney Young, Tiffin University, M.A. in English

Drop-In tutoring Available for Math Courses

Ashland University's Center for Academic Support provides tutors and other tools to help students succeed. Drop-In sessions are available for several Math classes in Kettering 219. Classes and times for tutoring available HERE.