Friday, January 29, 2016

AU Theatre Recognized in American Theatre

Congratulations once again to the cast and crew of AU Theatre's fall 2014 production of Lindsay Joy's In the Event of My Death. A photo of the Ashland production is featured on in an article announcing the 2016 season for The Farm Theater, which includes an August production of In The Event of My Death presented with Stable Cable Lab Co. and directed by Padraic Lillis.

Human Trafficking Awareness Events

The Religion Department, in collaboration with Ashland Center for Non-violence and other groups, welcomed more than 200 students, faculty, and guests to the “Stop Human Trafficking” event on Monday. Upcoming opportunities to to stop human trafficking will be held on Feb. 1 and 9. READ MORE

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Flores Tells Her Story About Sex Trafficking

On Monday, January 25 at Ashland University, Theresa Flores shared her personal story as an American teen who survived the world of human trafficking. Martina Baca of The Collegian covered the event. Find her story online at FULL STORY

AU Problem Solving Group Published

Congratulations to the Ashland University PSG (Problem Solving Group). Their solution to Problem 5362 from the School of Science and Mathematics website (January 2016) was selected to be published! Grace McCourt was the primary author of this solution.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

When Did I Become A Latina Caricature?

by Maria Cardona

"I’d never truly been aware of my race, that is, until I came to the states. Between jokes about how I probably live and participate in a drug cartel to people questioning my lack of an accent I suddenly found myself aware of my race and becoming a caricature of what it means to be Hispanic in the eyes of some Americans." FULL STORY

'Midsummer' Cast and Production Staff Announced

Ashland University Department of Theatre continues its 2015-2016 season with William Shakespeare's most popular romantic and magical comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Directed by guest artist Patrick McGregor II, performances will be held in Hugo Young Theatre, February 19-27. Shakespeare's language, poetry and wit are combined in this classic tale of youth resisting parents, experimentation, and the clash between generations. These rebellious themes led guest director McGregor to set the Ashland production in The Sixties era complete with Beatles music and bright, colorful costumes and scenery. Learn more about the cast and production staff HERE.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Author/Educator David Orr to Discuss Education & Environment

Author and educator David Orr will present the next program for the CAS Symposium Against Indifference: Environmental Sustainability on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees’ Room of Myers Convocation Center. In his presentation “Education in a Hotter Time: Climate Change and the University,” Orr will argue that institutions of higher education are in a great position to lead, to educate differently, to buy differently and to build their buildings differently. The event is co-sponsored by the Ashland University Honors Program.

Long-time Faculty Member and Alumnus Passes Away

Long-time Faculty Member and Alumnus Don Rinehart Passes AwayPlease keep the family of Ashland University Professor Emeritus Don Rinehart, a 1959 graduate of Ashland College, in your thoughts and prayers as Don passed away Sunday at age 78. A memorial service for Don will be held in Miller Chapel and more details will be forthcoming.

Don represented Ashland University in so many ways and many generations of AU students can testify to his wisdom and compassion in the classroom. He and his wife, Jan, were described by many as the “quintessential AU faculty members.” READ MORE

Dr. Lyons Presents "C.S. Lewis and The Four Loves"

Ashland University Group Sponsors Talk by ProfessorThe Ashland University Love and Fidelity Society is hosting a talk by Ashland University Professor Dr. Justin Lyons on “C.S. Lewis and The Four Loves” on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public. FULL STORY

Fleming Gives NPR Radio Interview for Novel

Professor of English Dr. Deborah Fleming was interviewed on Thursday, Jan. 21, by Prairie Miller on Arts Express, a production of WBAI, a National Public Radio station broadcast in New York City and San Francisco, about her novel Without LeaveListen Here

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Midsummmer's 1960s Scenic Design

Ever see Shakespeare set in The Sixties? Check out Michael Desper's scenic designs for AU Theatre's upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Summer Research Programs in Health Sciences

Ashland University Science News has published a listing of summer internship opportunities in the medical field at organizations such as Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Metro Health Medical Center, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and The Center for Colon Cancer Research. Check them out HERE.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Spring Semester Opens with Trumpet Recital

The first concert of the spring 2016 semester will be held on Sunday, January 24 at 5 p.m. featuring music education major Hannah Phillips (Plymouth) as she performs her senior trumpet recital in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Alumnus Pays Tribute to Dr. Gary Levine

By Spencer Dolezal, class of 2014

I rarely left one of his classes without feeling altogether more empowered, more humbled, and with a stronger desire to work harder at being a better student, a better reader, and a better writer.  FULL STORY

Faculty Exhibition Opens Thursday

The Coburn Gallery opens the annual faculty art exhibition this Thursday, Jan. 21 with an opening reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition will feature two and three-dimensional works from art department faculty members Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Michael Bird, Janis Mars Wunderlich and Larry Schiemann. READ MORE

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Conversation with Daniel Lehman

Daniel Lehman

by Allie Newhouse

On Tuesday, December 8, I stood waiting outside Daniel Lehman’s office, nervous about conducting an interview. During my freshman year at Ashland University, Lehman had been my composition professor and singlehandedly shaped my life. Naturally, I was shaking at the thought of trying to pick the mind of one of the most brilliant men I have ever encountered. FULL STORY

Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Get informed, make it stop and know how to help. Guest speakers Theresa Flores and Jen Albert will give a presentation on Monday, January 25 at 7 p.m. at the Myers Convocation Center.

Adventures of a Freshman ILA Major

by Corinne Spisz

As an Integrated Language Arts Education (ILA) major, life at Ashland University involves a lot of writing. I am constantly writing drafts, re-reading and editing. I know now to think, always, about transition sentences, a strong, solid thesis statement, and the need for imagery. Looking over my papers from the beginning of the semester to the end, I am amazed at how far I have come as a writer, especially in poetry. FULL STORY

Field Experience Internships Begin for Social Work Seniors

This year, 9 senior social work students will work in organizations across four counties to apply the skills they've learned in class, to gain new skills and experiences, and to serve various populations in Ashland, Richland, Huron and Wayne county communities. Each internship involves 500 hours in an area agency.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Loving Our Enemies

By John Stratton

...Why don’t we understand this simple playground fact? Punching someone in the face makes them want to hit back. And if they can’t hit back now, they will hit back later or their friend will hit back and feel justified and full of righteousness about doing it.

At the end of WWII the US chose to treat the enemy humanely, in contrast to the end of WWI. We helped feed them, helped them rebuild their cities, and helped them reestablish their industries. We don’t always agree with Germany and Japan, but we have had a stable and fruitful peace for seventy years. FULL STORY

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Spring 2016 Music Event Schedule Released

The Department of Music releases its official event schedule for Spring 2016. From junior and senior recitals to several choral and band concerts, opera scenes and the Maplerock Jazz Festival, the slate of performances  can be accessed online at at this link.

Identities: Parents

by Emily Wirtz

After September 11th, a significant amount of young children were left without a parent, and many of them didn’t know why...For this reason, America’s Camp was started...Visiting artist Traci Malloy's collaboration with these children was eye-opening, if hard on the heart. During the years of America’s Camp, she and the children created a quilt, postcards, a paper mache phoenix and a variety of drawings. One of her projects opened up to be an incredibly powerful piece of artwork, surprising even her. FULL STORY

Roggenkamp featured at Market Street Art Spot

Catch Priscilla Roggenkamp, Associate Professor of Art, this Friday, January 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at an opening reception for her exhibition at Market Street Art Spot in Minerva.

Student Spotlight: Megan Richwine, English and Political Science Double Major

Political Science and English work well together because they both offer a chance to write. My Political Science major helps me develop my critical thinking as well as my critical writing. Many classes that I have taken for Political Science have been discussion-based classes that encourage, well, discussion among students. Pairing this with English was a great decision because English helps to strengthen my writing (and reading) while Political Science strengthens my reasoning and my critical thinking. FULL STORY