Thursday, December 15, 2016

Narcotics Detective Visits Criminal Law Class

Detective Evans from the Ashland Police Department spoke to Professor Rogers' CJ 362 (Criminal Law) class about his professional background and on the topics of drug abuse and drug investigations. He spoke about the devastating effects of heroin addiction on the user, their family and the community, and showed the class two video-recorded drug buys. Additionally, using photos, he discussed a child abuse case in which a drug addict was the abuser. READ MORE

This Is the Time to Find a Summer Internship

Summer research internships are competitive, but our students have a great track record of taking part in these great opportunities. Use the Summer Research Internship tag on the AU Science Blog to see examples of where our students have gone in the past. It is best to apply to multiple opportunities to increase your chance of getting one. Ashland Science Blog 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Moser's Op-Ed Published on

moser,jpg.jpgThe Cleveland Plain Dealer and printed a guest column written by Dr. John Moser, AU  Professor of History and Co-Chair of the master's program in American History and Government at the Ashbrook Center. Dr. Moser's article, titled "Pearl Harbor at 75 -- Japan's pivotally mistaken views on how Americans would react," discusses why the Japanese made this fateful decision. FULL ARTICLE

Psychology Department Research Activities, Fall 2016

Over the course of the semester 13 researchers (both students and faculty) collected data from 178 participants (PSYC 101 students) who make up our participant pool. The department ran a total of 14 different research projects and, overall, our participants earned 1,333 research 'credits'. As one credit amounts to 15 minutes worth of research participation, this equates to more than 330 continuous hours of data collection over the course of the semester. READ MORE

Welcome Our New MFA Director, Dr. Christian Kiefer

The English Department is thrilled to announce that Dr. Christian Kiefer will join Ashland University as the new Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Associate Professor of English, effective January 1. READ MORE

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fall Honors Recital, Dec. 8

The best vocal and instrumental performances of the fall semester will be showcased in the Fall Honors Recital on Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Fall 2016 performers include sopranos Abigale Brady and Elisha Hofer, mezzo-sopranos Andrea Disch and Sarah Napier, baritone Deric Dove, pianists Michael Woodeand Moriah Goldsmith, Chanel Bluntschly on saxophone, Jaylynn Buchmelter, trombone and Eileen Navratil, euphonium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Coburn Art Sale, Dec. 6

WIN this home decor rack created with reclaimed Ashland County barn wood and a $15 Mitchell's Orchard & Farm Market gift certificate at The Coburn Gallery Holiday Sale, Tuesday, Dec. 6, noon - 6 p.m. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Proceeds benefit 2017 AU Art Awards.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Student Ensembles Recital, Dec. 6

On Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, several student chamber ensembles perform including the saxophone ensemble under the direction of Dr. Thomas Reed, as well as brass, string and percussion ensembles instructed by Michael Metcalf, Jane Reed and Jeffrey Neitzke, respectively. Mr. Neitzke also leads a jazz combo which will perform. The concert is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ashland University MFA at AWP

Ashland MFA faculty members and alumni are represented on multiple panels at the AWP Conference in Washington, DC, February 8-11, 2017. Please see the linked listing of conference sessions involving our Ashland writing community. We’ll be at Booth #167, so stop by and say hello. Ashland AWP Listing

Hamlet in Cleveland: A Review

By Corinne Spisz, Integrated Language Arts major

...students and professors discussed the interpretation, the acting, and the relation of the performance to the written play. It was unanimous that Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance was extraordinary and emotional, and that he drew the audience into his performance. The rest of the cast performed well, but were overshadowed by Cumberbatch’s excellence... READ MORE

Bryanna Austin Co-authors Report

Political Science senior, Bryanna Austin, did an internship at the Buckeye Institute in Columbus, OH, this summer.  She worked on several projects, but one resulted in a this Policy Brief on reforming occupational licensing requirements.  Among other benefits of reform would be that it would help military families, who must move frequently. The report was co-authored with Rea S. Hederman Jr.