Thursday, October 29, 2015

AU Alumna Receives Distinguished Law Enforcement Community Service Award

At the Ohio Attorney General's Conference on Law Enforcement, Ashland University Alumna and Ashland Police Department Detective Kim Mager was presented with the Distinguished Law Enforcement Community Service Award.  Detective Mager was recognized for her leadership of the local "Shop with a Cop" Program, which she has led for the past 13 years. READ MORE

Lots of Live Music on Tap!

The Department of Music announces seven recitals scheduled over the next three weeks. From faculty and senior recitals to the fall honors recital, the concerts will offer performances by instrumentalists (flute, saxophone, organ, piano, cello, and guitar) and musical theatre vocalists. All of the following performances are free and open to the public. READ MORE

Here's the Scoop on "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

The Department of Theatre continues its 2015-2016 season with Sarah Ruhl's wildly imaginative comedy Dead Man's Cell Phone. Directed by guest artist Rachael Swartz, performances will be held in the intimate Studio Theatre on November 5-7 and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m. READ MORE

Monday, October 26, 2015

Leaving the Comfort Zone

By Maria Cardona, Creative Writing major

Many times writer’s block has gotten to me, and it wasn’t until my sophomore year here at AU that I figured out what my problem was. I was stuck wanting to do the same thing over and over again, and that’s why everything felt so generic. Yet, when I began trying new things, sometimes writing came much easier to me.  FULL STORY

Alumni Update: Ben Kafferlin

Ben Kafferlin, a graduate of our program and an Ashbrook Scholar (Political Science and Economics, 2012), runs his own consulting business and is now running for public office: County Commissioner of Warren County, PA. READ MORE...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Alumnus Mark Stringer Shares Touching Madrigal Memory

As the Department of Music prepares to celebrate the 40th Annual Madrigal Feaste, all former jesters for the event were invited to be our guests for this year's milestone. Alumnus Mark Stringer let us know that he is unable to attend the anniversary celebration, but shared the following story with us which captures the impact of the Madrigal Feaste on him personally as well as the true essence of the Holiday season. FULL STORY

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Writing Assistant and English Major on Discovering One's Passions

By Bethany Meadows, English major

...Throughout my first two months at the Writing Studio, I found myself. The moment came to me like the cliché, lightning bolt of discovery. I had the moment of enlightenment where I suddenly knew that I wanted to work in English-related environments for the rest of my life...  FULL STORY

Professional Profile: Dr. Marc Hedrick

Ashland Center for Nonviolence intern and peace scholar Emily Wirtz recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Marc Hedrick, new Criminal Justice professor, about restorative justice and his career. READ MORE...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Olivia Macek's Summer Internship at Dame Environmental Research Center

During these ten weeks I learned about vertebrate biology, insect ecology, aquatic ecology, and forest ecology. I also had the opportunity to work on my own research project with emergent aquatic insects and how they are affected by different dissolved organic carbon levels in Long Lake, Wisconsin. FULL STORY

Math 450 Presents "Fractals and Mysterious Triangles"

Today, Oct. 20, at 1:40 p.m. in Patterson 301, Shelbey Linder presents her Math 450 Seminar titled "Fractals and Mysterious Triangles."

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Math/Computer Science Student Wins Best Undergraduate Paper Award

Senior math major Charlie Michel was awarded the Pat Browne Undergraduate Paper Award by the Midwest Popular Culture Association. Dr. Maura Grady, assistant professor of English and Michel’s faculty mentor, introduced the birth of the project in her English 102 course in 2014, which was a research and argument writing course focusing on writing on film. READ MORE

Social Work's Vimont Presents Health Needs Findings

Ashland University Faculty Member Conducts Community PresentationSocial Work Assistant Professor and Program Director Dr. Michael Vimont recently presented his community health needs findings at Samaritan Hospital. Over the past four months, he has researched the Ashland community's health needs as part of a five-year grant funded by the Ohio Department of Health and administered by the Family and Children First Council of Ashland. READ MORE

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Communication Studies Student Wins Top Award for State of Ohio

Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies Student Wins Top Award for State of OhioMegan Salatino, a senior who is triple majoring in public relations/strategic communication, health and risk communication, and sport communication has been recognized as Ohio’s Distinguished Undergraduate Student for 2015 by the Ohio Communication Association. Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths nominated Salatino for the award, stating 'Her academic excellence, leadership, and maturity make her one of the most promising Communication Studies majors I have seen in a long time.' READ MORE

History Professor Has Book Published

Ashland University History Professor Has Book PublishedProfessor of History Dr. Duncan Jamieson had his book, “The Self-Propelled Voyager: How the Cycle Revolutionized Travel,” published last month by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. READ MORE

JDM Launches New Public Affairs Talk Show

The Department of Journalism and Digital Media launched a new public affairs show on AUTV-20 focused on happenings at Ashland University. The first episode of Eagle's Eyes started airing October 8 on AUTV-20 and featured AU President Carlos Campo.

Faculty to Travel to Council on Social Work Education Conference

Professors Nancy Udolph, Field Director, and MichaelVimont, Program Director, are attending the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Conference on the Frontiers of Change in Denver, Colorado.  CSWE is the accrediting agency for social work in the U.S., and is the accrediting body for AU's Social Work Program. READ MORE

Art Alumnus Mauricio Uranga's Kickstarter Campaign

Painting and Commercial Art alumnus Mauricio Uranga (2013) went live on October 12 with his Kickstarter campaign to fund his current eco-friendly backpack design. The design was created by his company Kawi Planet which founded with his two brothers in Mexico.  READ MORE

Monday, October 12, 2015

Integrated Language Arts Major Discusses Involvement in AU's Theatre Program

Ariel McCleary is currently appearing in the Theatre Department's production of the musical Quilters. Ariel answers questions about her role(s) in the musical, other theatrical experiences, and how theater complements her ILA major. "It has influenced my ILA major GREATLY. I have been involved with theater since high school, but college theater is so different. It is more professional, and you dig so much deeper into the lives of the characters and the art of a production. I love it." Read her full interview on the English blog...

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Jazz at the Nest Returns Oct. 13

Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will present a concert on Tuesday, October 13 in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagles Nest at 7:30 p.m. Grab a snack, enjoy a beverage and relax to the live music at this free public concert. READ MORE

Mathematics for Gamers

Jacob Ackerman presents his Math 450 Seminar titled "Mathematics for Gamers!" on Tuesday, October 13 at 1:40 p.m. in Patterson 301. READ MORE

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ACN Peace Scholars Meet with AU President

“I am excited about the new scholar program as part of the University’s Center for Nonviolence, which is a perfect fit for a University founded by the Brethren, a church rooted in the peace tradition,” said AU President Carlos Campo. “The center as well as its new program challenges us to begin with a mindset of peace instead of one for war.” SEE MORE

Call for URCA Abstracts Due Jan. 29

The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Activity Symposium Committee announces the Call for Abstracts for the 7th Annual CAS URCA Symposium which are due January 29. This event will highlight the research, scholarly, and creative activities of students throughout the CAS, and will be held on ​Tuesday, April 12, 2016. DETAILS HERE

New York Artist Lecture, Oct. 8

The AU Art Department, Coburn Gallery, Psi Chi, Ashland Center for Nonviolence, and Student Activities is co-sponsoring a lecture by artist Traci Molloy on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room in Dauch. Ms. Molloy will also join with community members and AU students to construct an art project on the theme of bullying. READ MORE

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Kate Siefert's JDM Internship Experience

I have learned so much throughout my time here at Channel 3. One of the most important things though, is learning to have the ability to adjust. In the world of media, things can change in a matter of seconds and as a reporter, you really need to be able to go with the flow and adjust in the best way possible to ensure a successful show. READ MORE

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Science Alumnus Becomes Assistant Professor at Purdue

Brady Hardiman (B.S. Biology, minor in Chemistry ’03) has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Purdue University.  He will hold a joint appointment in the Departments of Forestry and Natural Resources, and Environmental and Ecological Engineering and will initially teach courses in Urban Ecology and GeoSpatial Analysis and GIS. READ MORE

Professor Deborah Fleming Publishes Book

Professor of English Dr. Deborah Fleming has a new book titled Towers of Myth and Stone: Yeats’s Influence on Robinson Jeffers published by the University of South Carolina Press. In this critical study of the influence of W. B. Yeats on the poetry and drama of Robinson Jeffers, Fleming examines similarities in imagery, landscape, belief in eternal recurrence, use of myth, distrust of rationalism and dedication to tradition. READ MORE

French Film Festival Begins Tonight

The Department of Foreign Languages begins a Tournées Film Festival tonight with “Bande de filles” (Girlhood). Girlhood focuses on a 16-year-old who assumes responsibility for her two younger sisters while their mother works the night shift. Wednesday's film - “Parce que j’étais peintre” (Because I Was a Painter) - is Christophe Cognet’s absorbing documentary about artworks created by those imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II. The films are held at 7 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall and are free and open to the public.  READ MORE

Math 450 Seminar Presents "The Multiplication Game!"

Alexander Lillich presents his Math 450 Seminar "The Multiplication Game" on Tuesday, October 6, at 1:40 p.m. in Patterson 301.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Aaron Lazar's JDM Internship Experience

My duties as a video intern with Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Oshkosh, WI varied, but focused mainly on post-production editing and media management. During the show, I got to take the lead on editing a story about a father and son who flew to Oshkosh from the Isle of Man and two friends who flew their small plane all the way from Argentina.

Waste Film Series Begins Tonight at 7 p.m.

CAS Symposium Against Indifference and Ashland Center for Nonviolence are co-sponsoring a film series which begins tonight at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. “Waste Land” follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump. “Waste Land” offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. READ MORE

Toxicology Alumnus Presents at Prestigious Gordon Conference

Phillip Wages, a graduate with honors from Ashland’s toxicology program, presented a talk and poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity. Wages is a doctoral student in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Curriculum in Toxicology program. READ MORE

Common Pleas Court Judge Visits Criminal Law Students

Ashland County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald P. Forsthoefel visited students in CJ 362, Criminal Law. During the week of the Judge's visit, the students had been studying the topic of punishment. Students appreciated hearing the topics in their textbook brought to life through Judge Forsthoefel's remarks. READ MORE

Dr. Rathbun Releases New Poetry Translation

Dr. Rathbun announces the release of her most recent book-length poetry translation, Santuarios desierto mar/Sanctuaries Desert Sea by Mexican author Juan Armando Rojas Joo. Published by Artepoética Press, the book will launch at The Americas Poetry Festival of New York on October 14-16. READ MORE

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fuhrmann Releases Book Studying Foreign Opera at London Playhouses

Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, Professor of Music, released her new book "Foreign Opera at the London Playhouses" now available through Cambridge University Press. This is the first comprehensive study of the London playhouses' adaptations of over forty operas from the early nineteenth century. READ MORE

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thomas Reed Performs 31st Faculty Recital

Dr. Reed will perform his 31st annual faculty recital on Sunday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall with fellow musicians Susan Gregg, piano; Scott Garlock, trombone; Jane Reed, violin; Lanny Gooding, piano; Paul Martin, bass; and Steve Berry, drums. READ MORE...

JDM Grad Josh Spector Lands Radio Announcer Position

Journalism and Digital Media alumnus Josh Spector (2015) is working in the media business as a radio announcer at 95.3 WKLM. Read what he has to say HERE.