Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Byndas Passes Exam P

Senior Michael Byndas 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.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ashland Microbiology Professor Teaches This Summer in Taiwan

Paul Hyman, Associate Professor of Biology, is spending five weeks this summer teaching in Taiwan as part of the ONPS Summer School, an independent Chinese education program...His adventures began even before arriving as a class five typhoon caused his first flight to be cancelled and the rescheduled flight diverted to Okinawa, Japan for a day. But since arriving in Taipei he has completed his first week teaching and exploring the city. FULL STORY

Monday, July 11, 2016

Creative Writing Summer Residency Sessions Open to the Public

J Allyn Rosser, Visiting Writer in PoetryAfternoon craft talks and evening readings for AU's Creative Writing Summer Residency Program are open to the public and will begin next week. These sessions July 16-29 are free and open to the public thanks to support from the Ohio Arts Council. All events will be held in Room 138 of the Schar College of Education. This year’s featured visiting writers include J. Allyn Rosser in poetry, Steve Almond in fiction and Gretel Ehrlich in creative nonfiction. READ MORE

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Ashland Biology in Costa Rica

Ashland University has hosted a foreign languages summer program in Costa Rica for many years. But this summer was the first time that we have offered a natural science course as part of the AU in Costa Rica program. Professor Tawse reports that:
This is the first time that the Ashland University Biology/Toxicology Department has led students into this part of the world where they were surrounded by some of Earth's most biologically diverse ecosystems. Students were in awe as they observed first-hand the richness of plant and animal species surrounding them as they were snorkeling in coral reefs, hiking through mountain cloud forests, and when comparing upland and lowland tropical forests of Costa Rica. FULL STORY

Friday, July 8, 2016

Gallion Finishes Master's Degree and Lands Florida Job

By Erika Gallion, class of 2014, Creative Writing and English major

Upon graduating from my master’s program at Kent State University, I packed up and moved to sunny Jacksonville, Florida for a job at the University of North Florida. I’ve taken on the role of Short Term Study Abroad Advisor within the Coggin College of Business, meaning that I work extensively with incoming exchange students to the College of Business as well as UNF students wanting to participate in one our many study abroad programs. This position requires me to work with faculty, staff, and students, and permits me to travel to our many international partnerships in South America, Asia, Europe, and elsewhere. READ MORE

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Award Winners Announce for Ohio Photo Exhibit

The award winners have been announced for the Ohio New Photography juried Exhibition that runs through July 31 in the University’s Coburn Gallery. The outside juror for exhibition was Cleveland photographer Honey Lazar. Lazar accepted 41 entries of the 101 art entries submitted.

Adult Award winners include Best in Show to Joe Applebaum of Shaker Heights, and honorable mentions to Maria Gladman of Cardington and Christine Walsh-Newton of Dover. Youth award winners include Best in Show to Maria Groom of Canton, and honorable mentions to Emily Brustoski of Ashland, Victoria Adams of Bucyrus, Maya McDonald of Ashland and Colin Mayr of Dublin.

Biology Lab Student Researchers at Zoology Internships

Cortney Kourie (left) and Samantha
Carson (right) with faculty research
mentor Dr. Dolly Crawford.
Four undergraduate research students working this past year with Dr. Dolly Crawford on laboratory and field research projects are off on a number of exciting summer internships including:
  • Ethan Patterson at the Alaska Sealife Center
  • Cortney Kourie at Key Largo, Florida's Dolphins Plus
  • Samantha Carson at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium
  • Bethany Linert at the Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield Ohio, with alumna Amanda Kriner

Professor Deborah Fleming's Books Garner Accolades

Professor of English Dr. Deborah Fleming's collection of nature and environmentalist essays, Waiting for the Foal, is a finalist for the Many Voices Project of New Rivers Press at Minnesota State University at Moorehead. Also, Fleming's novel Without Leave was reviewed by Editor James A. Cox in Midwest Book Review's "Small Press Bookwatch," the Fiction Shelf, for June 2016. Read HERE