Friday, June 30, 2017

On a European Tour with the AU Choir

Every four years, under the direction of Dr. Rowland Blackley, the Ashland University Choir elects to spend their spring break on a European tour. For eight days in early March, the 2017 destination was Northern Germany to correlate with the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Read about their journey...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dwier Hits AP Wire

Ashland University Theatre alumnus Dwier Brown was featured in a recent article in the Akron Beacon Journal which was picked up by the AP wire. Focusing on his book "If You Build It. A Book about Fathers, Fate and Field of Dreams," published in 2014 to coincide with the film's 25th anniversary, Dwier touches on the loss of his father. NEWS ARTICLE

Monday, June 26, 2017

"Time Will Tell" Exhibition Opens 6/30

The Coburn Gallery announces the opening of a national juried exhibition titled “Time will Tell: A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience,” which will feature 31 artworks that culminate in a collection of works that embody the creativity and innovation of the artists ages 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor. The exhibition will be on display from June 30 until August 13, with a closing reception on August 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. MORE DETAILS

Criminal Justice Student Success Stories

Graduates of the Ashland University Criminal Justice program are finding success in the classroom and beyond. From acceptance to pursue their Juris Doctorate, to working as a paralegal, corrections officer, insurance adjustor, mental health specialist, research assistant, juvenile probation officer, patrolman, anti-money laundering investigator, detention administrator, detective and more -- our students are leaders in the field. READ MORE

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Psychology Majors Perform Well on National Exam

Senior psychology majors scored in the 80th percentile on the PACAT exam while the national average is at the 50th percentile. The exam is taken by nearly 6,000 psychology graduates from across the country, and measures student competency in a variety of different content areas. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Artist of AU Library Sculpture Remembered

Learn more about John Clague, the artist who created the unique and musical sculpture in front of the Ashland University Library, from this video produced by Charles Mintz.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Connor Dunwoodie Multimedia Journalist at WYMT

May 2017 Journalism & Digital Media graduate Connor Dunwoodie was recently hired to be a multimedia journalist at WYMT TV Mountain News in Hazard, Kentucky. Connor will also serve as a fill-in anchor for the eastern Kentucky television station. READ MORE

Elenbaum Pursues and Secures the American Dream

At the age of 26, Rossana Elenbaum moved to the U.S.A. from her native country of Peru. After living in Ohio for a few years, she enrolled in Spanish 311 taught by Dr. Barb Schmidt-Rinehart which motivated her to become a full-time student at AU. Now a 2017 graduate with a BSED in Spanish, she has accomplished her dream by securing a position as a Spanish teacher at Horizon Science Academic Middle School in Cleveland. READ MORE

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Guenther Plays Bach-organ in Germany

While on the Ashland University Choir tour in Germany this spring, Dr. Timothy Guenther, Ashland University organist, had the opportunity to play the Bach-organ at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. Bach was the choir director at St. Thomas and he is buried there.

PR Campaigns Developed for Local Organizations

Students in the Communication Studies 474: Public Relations Campaigns course, led by Visiting Instructor Amanda Weed, partnered with local Ashland businesses and university organizations in the spring semester. Student agency teams designed and implemented public relations campaigns for their clients to provide positive outcomes for each organization including Associated Charities of Ashland County, No Pawz Left Behind, Ashland University Writing Center, Donate Life Ohio and Ashland University Eagle Wellness. FULL STORY

Local Artists Awards Announced

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University has announced the awards for the regional juried exhibition featuring 18 members of the Ashland Community Arts League.
  • Best in Show: MP Marion
  • First Place: Mary J Ferretti
  • Second Place: Nancy Pierce
  • Juror Honorable Mentions: Janet Wells, Cynthia Petry, Nancy Dupre, Marty Lee, Bea North, and Barb Morejon

Monday, June 5, 2017

Shawn Orr Presents at International Conference

​Shawn Orr, director of faculty services for the College of Online and Adult Studies and interim department chairperson for communication studies, recently presented at the International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence sponsored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.

Ashland Science grads Start Jobs at Charles River

Over thirty Ashland University alumni currently work at Charles River Labs, and around eight science students had paid internships at the facility this past academic year. Five of those students had full-time jobs waiting for them at Charles River when they graduated this spring, and one began a job this summer even though he will not graduate until December.  READ MORE

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Kaiser Wins Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year

Emily Kaiser, an English and Creative Writing major with a minor in Business Administration from New Bremen, Ohio, won the award for Outstanding Undergraduate Female of the Year at the AU Leadership and Service awards ceremony. Erin Mitchell, the Area Coordinator for Clayton Hall and the Senior Apartments, nominated Kaiser for her work as a Resident Assistant and Assistant Resident Director in Clayton Hall. READ MORE