Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tobacco Pandemic Program Moved to Redwood

“The Tobacco Pandemic and Global Governance: Historical and Ethical Reflections on the Persistence of Smoking in the 21st Century” lecture by Dr. Allan M. Brandt of Harvard University will be held Wednesday, March 29, at 7:15 p.m. in REDWOOD HALL. The lecture will analyze the rise of tobacco consumption in the U.S. during the course of the 20th century, and will examine issues of tobacco agriculture, technology and industry, as well a growing medical evidence of the harms of smoking. NOTE NEW VENUE/TIME Read More

Monday, March 27, 2017

Elite Eight AU Highlights by JDM

The JDM sports team (Kate Siefert, Tyler Lance, Noah Cloonan, Bree Gannon) and Operations Manager John Skrada along with JDM alum Dan Shade created this very nice look at the AU Women's basketball team run in the NCAA Elite Eight.

New Members to Psi Chi

The Ashland University chapter of Psi Chi is pleased to welcome a new class of inductees including: Nicholas Bloxsam, Amanda Case, Alyssa Cira, Emily Civittolo, Hannah Drake, Kelly Dremann, Bryce Garman, Courtney Gilmore, Zachary Johnson, Danny Lawson, Alexis Loucks, Haley Murphy, Derek Rangel

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WRDL 88.9 FM Broadcasting Women's Basketball Game

WRDL 88.9 FM will broadcast live from the Tuesday, March 21 AU Women's Basketball NCAA Elite Eight game. The pre-game show is set for 5:30 p.m. and tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. WRDL General Manager Derek Wood and Tom Nesbitt will host the pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage. WRDL Program Director Tyler Lance and sportscaster Noah Cloonan will call the game action. Listeners can hear the live coverage at 88.9 FM or online at wrdlfm.com.

People's Choice Award Winners Announced

ROCK THE ART VOTE HAS A TIE! The 2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition People's Choice Winners are Isaac Waterman's "Lamps & Mirrors" oil painting and Kiana Ziegler's "Imagination" colored pencil drawing. Runners-up are Ashley Chenevey and Oromia Jula.

Kelly & Wise Junior Recital, 3/23

On Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m., music education majors Rachel Parfitt Kelly (Columbus) and Hannah Wise (Hartville) will perform their junior recital in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Both sopranos will be accompanied by pianist Deb Logan and joined by guest vocalists Jacob Markley, baritone and Jacob Poiner, tenor. READ MORE

Philosophy's Material Success!

On Tuesday, February 27, Dr. Kevin Sharpe, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Religious Studies at St. Cloud State University, MN, delivered his talk titled “Can a materialist believe in the incarnation?” Dr. Sharpe skillfully explained the major issues involved in making sense of a materialist view of humanity in conjunction with a Christian picture of the incarnation.  One of the highlights of the afternoon was Dr. Sharpe's challenge to himself, which was to address two of the more complex objections against his view as seen in this video.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spanish Studies Abroad

Spanish Studies Abroad will be having an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 22 at 3 p.m. in Room 209 of Bixler Center for the Humanities for anyone interested in studying abroad. Semester and summer programs are available in Seville, Spain; Alicante, Spain;San Juan, Puerto Rico; Havana, Cuba; and Cordoba, Argentina.

Alison Bartholomew Interns at Christian Children's Home

This internship has shown me that I absolutely want to work with children. This internship has shown me the ups and downs of social work, and has shown me the importance of empathy and optimism when trying to empower clients.  It has prepared me by exposing me to the vast amounts of hurting children in our society who desperately need proper care. Being at Christian Children’s Home of Ohio has prepared me immensely for my future career, and I cannot wait to get started after graduation! FULL INTERVIEW

English Department Begins Reading Series

Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading SeriesThe Ashland University English Department will begin its Spring 2017 Reading Series on Monday, March 20 with a poetry reading by Bruce Weigl, followed by a nonfiction reading by Alex Lemon on March 27 and a fiction reading by Robin Black on April 3. All readings, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. READ MORE

2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition Awards

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through March 24 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.
  • Best in Show Award: Kiana Ziegler
  • The Bernini Award: Rachael Santee
  • The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award: Dana Reed
  • Sculpture Award: Ahmed Bondajy
  • Printmaking Award: Rachael Santee
  • Digital Art Award: Oromia Julia
  • Graphic Design Award: Madeline Rogowski
  • Painting Award: Keeleigh Myers
  • Ceramics Award: Anamarie Coors
  • Drawing Award: Kayla Bohuslawsky
  • Alumni “Wink” Award: Alex Roddy 
  • Art Club Award: Abigail Nye, Rebekah Hale, Megan Helfrich, Ashley Chenevey 

Theatre Tackles the Unpredictability of Love

Ashland University Department of Theatre closes its 2016-2017 season in "Pursuit of Happiness" with John Cariani's romantic comedy Almost, Maine. Directed by Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames runs Wednesday, March 29 through Sunday, April 2  in the Studio Theatre. The play is a series of nine cordial, yet bizarre and whimsical vignettes about love that are laced with magic realism, uncanny coincidences and metaphors taken literally. READ MORE

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nicholson Presents "Piece of Mind": An Evening of Monologues

Ashland University theatre major Anthony Nicholson is finalizing his college career with a senior theatre performance project scheduled for Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. His performance is titled "Piece of Mind" and features a diverse collection of thirteen monologues. Free & Open to the Public.  READ MORE

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dr. Grady Discusses New Book

Q: What was the most challenging aspect of writing The Shawshank Experience? The most rewarding?

​A: I wrote ​most of chapter 2, which is a history of the Ohio State Reformatory, and finding out definite information on that place is so much more challenging than you might think! I interviewed a number of people who are connected with the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society and even visited some state archives for information. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding that building and to a large extent, it depends who you talk to what sort of history you get! FULL INTERVIEW

Inductions to National Communication Studies Honor Society

The Communication Studies Department honored the academic excellence of its students in a ceremony recognizing current members of and inducting eligible students into Lambda Pi Eta. Congratulations to new members Collin Cayse, Jordan Martinez, Noah Hupfer, Morgan Bittengle, Arica Fiorini, Maggie Andrews, Nuri Lee and Mykenna Schlorb.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bergeron Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Ashland University’s award-winning jazz program presents the 2017 Maplerock Jazz Festival on Friday, March 17. Along with free performances by area high school jazz ensembles from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the event presents a main stage concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre which features one of the most sought-after musicians in the world, jazz trumpeter Wayne Bergeron. READ MORE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

College Republicans Host State and Local Government Event

The Ashland University College Republicans are hosting a series of events on the importance of state and local governments at a time when the focus is on the presidency. The first speaker will be Matt Miller, a former political science major and Ashbrook Scholar who has held several offices in county government and is now running for mayor of Ashland. He will speak on the importance of local government on Thursday, March 16 from 7-8 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium.

Monday, March 6, 2017

When Violence Starts at Home

By Maria Cardona

As kids, many of us were taught about “stranger danger.” Our parents told us that if anyone picked on us, we had to tell an adult, that hurting people was wrong, and that there are just certain things you can’t do. For many of us, home is a safe place away from bullies, toxic relationships, and the cruel realities of the world we live in. However, what happens when violence starts at home? FULL STORY

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cogar Receives National Research Grant

Maggie Cogar, professional instructor of journalism and digital media, was recently awarded a national research grant funded by the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The grant will cover the cost of her dissertation research, which examines levels of self-censorship among student journalists in relation to the amount of administrative censorship they face. READ MORE