Wednesday, May 31, 2017

AU Theatre Alumnus in Solo Show

Ashland University Theatre alumnus James Savage (2000) is acting in "8x10," a devised solo performance that illuminates the reality of solitary confinement in the U.S.A. More information and accepted donations can be found at

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spanish Grad Secures Teaching Position

2017 Spanish Education graduate Justina Fleming has just signed a contract to teach Spanish at Northwestern School District in West Salem. ¡Felicidades Justina!

Monday, May 22, 2017

AU Theatre Alumni on NYC Production Crew

Congratulations to Ashland University Theatre alumni Brittany Hartman ('12) and Kelli Lennox ('14) on the opening of Venus, written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lear deBessonet, at NYC's Signature Theatre Company as Assistant Wig Designer and Wig, Hair & Makeup Supervisor, respectively. READ MORE

AU Music Releases Promo Video

Enjoy and share the new promotional video for Ashland University Music featuring the Ashland University Band performing the Ashland University Battle Song.

Biology Major Receives Grant from Ohio Biological Survey

Biology major Olivia Widenmeyer recently received a $500 grant from the Ohio Biological Survey to purchase additional transmitters for her field research investigating populations of two rare bird species at Ashland University's Black Fork Wetlands. Olivia and her faculty research mentor, Professor Merrill Tawse, have identified the Sora and Virginia Rails at our wetlands preserve. By attaching radio transmitters to the birds she is able to determine how they use their habitat. READ MORE

Friday, May 19, 2017

Theatre Alum Stars in Chicago Musical

AU Theatre alumnus Evan Tyrone Martin is starring as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at Chicago's Paramount Theatre through May 28.

"In the role of Jesus, Evan Tyrone Martin is “stunningly beautiful” with the largest eyes I have ever seen on a stage and a voice that will send shivers up and down your spine." --Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago LEARN MORE

Coburn Exhibition Opening, May 19

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University opens a juried exhibition on Friday, May 19 with a reception from 6-7:30 p.m.. The exhibit features 48 works created by the members of the Ashland Community Arts League including painting, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, printmaking, glass and mixed media. The reception will feature live entertainment by "Rock Salt & Nails," and coincides with the Ashland Regional Ballet & Opus II Dance Studio’s 35th Annual Spring Dance Concert entitled Cinderella.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cardwell Wins Prizes for Senior Thesis

Emily Cardwell's senior thesis, "To Dissolve the Barbarous Spell": The Significance of Female Education in Eighteenth-Century English Literature, won two prestigious campus prizes: the Howard O. Rowe Scholarship from the Honors Program, and the Charles E. Parton Award from the Ashbrook Program. FULL STORY

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Psychology Major Presents at the 31st Annual OUPRC

Emily Civittolo presented at the 31st Annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference hosted by John Carroll University. Her presentation was titled, "College Students' Attitudes Towards Mental Illness", and Dr. Curt Ickes was her faculty sponsor.  This was Emily's third research presentation of the semester, as she also presented at the Ashland University's Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium and at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.

Cardona Wins 2017 Department Creative Writing Award

Maria Cardona won the 2017 English Department Creative Writing Award. Below she reflects on her four years at AU and what the future holds.

The Creative Writing program was the reason I decided to come to AU when I was seventeen. I still remember walking into Dr. Brown’s Comp 101 class and being terrified of my assignments because I’d never had to write a “real” paper before. Coming from Puerto Rico, I had never written very many papers in school. My English classes were mostly focused on vocabulary, reading, and speaking. I’d written a few essays for other classes but never anything big. FULL STORY

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Guenther Guest Soloist for Ashland Musical Club

Featuring Ashland University organist Dr. Timothy E. Guenther as the guest soloist, the Ashland Musical Club will present its spring Scholarship Benefit Recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center Street in Ashland. The program is “A Celebration of Lutheran Organ Music” in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the constituting of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. FULL STORY

AU Theatre Says Farewell to Graduating Seniors

Congratulations to AU Theatre's five graduating seniors: Logan Baker, Elizabeth Grace Davis, Andrea Disch, Anthony Nicholson and Ceyanna Stasick.

Attorney Whitney Visits Criminal Justice Class

In conjunction with their chapter study on Defense Attorneys, CJ-235 guest speaker Attorney Rolf Whitney to the classroom. Attorney Whitney, who practices criminal defense law in multiple jurisdictions, spoke to the class about the broad range of cases he handles, ranging from traffic cases to death penalty cases. READ MORE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Fox 8's Todd Meany Visits AU

WJW news anchor and reporter Todd Meany visited AU's JDM Department on Friday, April 28.  JDM majors and minors were able to attend a talk by Mr. Meany regarding his broadcasting career and his advice for JDM students.

Psychology Majors Present Research in Chicago

Eleven Psychology majors recently presented their research at the 89th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.  Ashland University was well-represented by Derek Baker, Danielle Bruno, Kate Budzik, Emily Civitollo, Elizabeth Kemp, Danny Lawson, Lydia Smith, Morgan Snyder, Melanie Ward, Muslimah Williams, and Emily Wirtz.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mackall Interviewed on Literary Website

"'We Read to Discover What Meaning the Writer Has Made': A Chat With Joe Mackall, Editor of River Teeth" has appeared on the literary website The Review Review. READ HERE

Wirtz and Bruno Win Regional Research Award

Congratulations to Emily Wirtz and Danielle Bruno who were presented with a "regional research award" from Psi Chi at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago on April 20th!  Their research project, titled The Effects of Aggression on Ability, was one of 20 award winners out of 600 research abstracts that were submitted to the MPA conference.

URCA 2018 Slated for April 11

Save the Date for the 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium for Wednesday, April 11.

Math/Computer Science Study Break

Math and Computer Science students are invited to take a break from finals and enjoy some refreshments on Monday, May 1 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Patterson 204/211.