Thursday, July 20, 2017

Vuranch Returns as Mother Jones

Ashland University Theatre alumna Karen Vuranch returns to her roots this week as she makes her eighth appearance within the eighteen year history of Ashland Chautauqua. For this year's 5-day event themed Voices of Courage, she is portraying labor activist Mother Jones slated for Thursday, July 20 at 8 p.m. at the Myers Memorial Band Shell in Brookside Park. The event is free and open to the public. MORE DETAILS

Graduates Land Teaching Jobs

Congratulations to the following 2016-17 Integrated Language Arts graduates who have signed teaching contracts for the upcoming school year.
  • Allie (Newhouse) Crossen at Saint Johns, Florida, teaching 9-12th-grade English and directing the theatre department
  • Danielle (Wright) Stansbery at Lima West Middle School, teaching 7th-grade Language Arts  
  • Alyanna Tuttle at Norwalk High School, teaching 10th & 12th-grade English 
  • Marissa Willman at Horizon Middle School in Kissimmee, Florida, teaching 8th-grade Intensive Language Arts

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lewis Named Director of Bands

Please join Ashland University Music in welcoming Joseph Lewis, Jr., as the Director of Bands at Ashland University. He is already on campus to gear up for the upcoming Ashland University Eagle Marching Band season. He will also direct the Ashland University Symphonic Band. READ MORE

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Reserve Seats NOW for SEUSSICAL School Matinee

Ashland University Theatre is now accepting reservations for a special school performance of Seussical slated for Friday, February 23 at 9 a.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. All seats are offered at a special discounted rate of $2 each. Reservations are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis as block seating assignments. READ MORE

Thursday, July 13, 2017

AU Alumna Wins Prestigious Writing Prize

AU English and MFA alumna Ashley Bethard for winning the 28th Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant, a competitive prize for Ohio writers age 30 or younger who have not yet published a book. Ashley will be honored October 6 at the Ohio Statehouse. READ MORE

Moseman Has Done It AGAIN

Joel Moseman ('15) passed the Actuarial Science Exam S in May 2017. It was his first attempt and his official score was a 7. Congratulations, Joel.

Heironimus Garners Best Reporter in Ohio

Journalism and Digital Media May 2016 graduate Halee Heironimus recently won first place for the 2016 Best Newspaper Reporter in Ohio. Halee, who writes for the Medina Gazette, earned this honor in the Ohio's Best Journalism Contest, which was sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists---Cleveland Chapter. READ MORE

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Time Will Tell Awards Announced

Awards for the Time Will Tell exhibition in the Coburn Gallery include:
  • Best in Show: J. Scott Purdy’s “Trustafarian,”
  • Honorable Mentions: Francis Beaty’s “Lift Off” and Paul Keske’s “Captive”
  • Juror Mentions: Cheryl H. Kinderknecht’s “Dichotomies,” Laurie Musser’s “Great Horned Owl,” Laura J. Stein’s “Through Line,” Rhonda Thomas Urdang’s “Channeling Josephine Hopper,” and Mary Weidner’s “Vivarium.”
Join us for the closing reception on Sunday, August 13, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Psychology Majors Accepted to Graduate Programs

Ten recent psychology graduates have been accepted into graduate programs at institutions including the University of Kentucky, Loyola (MD), Arizona State, Miami (OH), Kent State, and Palo Alto University, among others. These ten students are entering a wide range of programs such as psychology, health care administration, forensic psychology, mental health counseling and clinical psychology.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah (Fugman) Wells

By Sarah M. (Fugman) Wells, class of 2003, Creative Writing major and English minor
Ashland MFA, class of 2015

This isn’t the work I thought I would love as an undergraduate creative writing major, and it isn’t the path I envisioned for myself as a student in the MFA program at Ashland either. And yet here I am - writing all day for over 50 small businesses, leading a team of creative people, and loving every minute of it.

Actuarial Program Receives UCAP Designation

Ashland University’s Actuarial Program is one of only 4 private institutions from Ohio, and one of only 13 overall from Ohio, with a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Dr. Chartier and "StudySwap"

Dr. Chartier and his colleague Dr. Randy McCarthy recently had a blog posting at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) blog detailing "StudySwap".  FULL STORY

Summer Residency Reading Series, July 15-29

Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will welcome a host of talented writers to the AU campus for its Summer Residency Program that will be held July 15-29. Evening readings and afternoon writing classes for the program will be open to the public. Featured visiting writers include Terry Tempest Williams, Rebecca Makkai and Dexter L. Booth. MORE INFO

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Alumni Update: Scott Hazen

By Scott Hazen, Class of 1993, Creative Writing major

I’m proud of my work and my team, and the root of this success started with Ashland. The collaborative environment, the teaching and coaching mentality of the staff, and the willingness to go above and beyond for student success, imprinted a philosophy that I still use to this day. Leading with integrity and values is an imperative, just like the professors and mentors I had at Ashland. READ MORE