Thursday, August 24, 2017

Symposium Against Indifference Kicks Off Sept. 12

Organized by the College of Arts & Sciences, the biennial Symposium Against Indifference returns in 2017-2018 with the theme of “Building Bridges Through Dialogue.” In particular, this year's events seek to elevate the level of discourse to civil discussion of diverse perspectives.

The series will kick off with presentations by Dr. Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker, the partners and co-founders of Sustainable Equity, LLC, who will share stories of dialogue, understanding and trust within divided America.

Glisson and Tucker will present a public lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and an interactive workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. with both events being held in the Trustees Room of the Myers Convocation Center. With co-sponsorship by the Department of Religion, these programs are free and open to the public. READ MORE

Fall 2017 AU Theatre Auditions Announced

Auditions for the Fall 2017 AU Theatre productions begin on Tuesday, August 29. All Ashland University students are welcome! Details HERE

Ashland Area Chorus Rehearsals Begin Monday

Image may contain: 15 peopleBeginning Monday, August 28, the Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), under the direction of Libby Slade invites area singers to their fall season with rehearsals held on Monday evenings from 7-8:45 p.m. in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts. Details HERE

Theatre Interest Meeting, Aug. 28

All Ashland University students are invited to the annual theatre interest meeting on Monday, August 28 at 6 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. Find out how you can get involved on stage, backstage and front of house from performing to building sets and costumes, operating lights and sound, or ushering.

MFA Intern Finds Creative Community at Summer Residency

By Julia Swanson-Hines, Creative Writing and English major

...I buy a notebook within the first few days simply to allow all that I’m learning to find a home for good because the file cabinets in my head are simply overwhelmed. I write poetry at the end of each day, so filled with creativity and the demand to create after the craft seminars that give me tools to expand characterization or ponder point of view choice--after being surrounded by people who care about the same thing as me; we all want to create a piece of decent creative work, whether it be nonfiction, poetry, or fiction... FULL STORY

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Choir Tour to Germany Featured in Accent Magazine

The 2017 spring choir tour to Germany is featured in the fall issue of the Ashland University alumni publication, The Accent Magazine. View the article online at

Geology Alumna Studies Lead Corrosion

AU Geology alumna Jennifer Miller Tully ('11) is conducting research to understand lead pipe corrosion to help reduce problems such as occurred recently in Flint, Michigan due to the corrosion of lead water supply lines. Her lab was featured in a recent NOVA PBS special on the problems in Flint, and Jennifer appears in the video shortly after the 51 minute mark. Watch HERE

Call for Papers for Nonviolence Conference

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted using the online submission form linked here no later than October 15, 2017. Presenters should plan on a 35-minute paper or presentation with an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion. We also welcome panel proposals. READ MORE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The "Real Stories" in an English Internship

By Bethany Meadows, English and Integrated Language Arts Education major, Creative Writing and Public Relations minor these short two weeks, I was not only surrounded by people who wrote stories, but also people who became the stories for me. For example, I drove two of our faculty members from the airports to Ashland. In the time with them, they cared about me and my interests and connected them to their own experiences, both personal and professional. FULL STORY

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Choose Ohio First Scholars Complete Summer Internships

One of the strengths of our Choose Ohio First Scholarship (COF) program is the large proportion of our COF scholars involved in mentored undergraduate research projects.  Each summer we provide stipends, room and board for several COF scholars to continue that work through the summer.  Over the past few months we hosted four scholars (Kelly Murray, Corey Turpin, Julia Owens, Maria Kern) along with two other students taking part in research projects with four faculty members. FULL STORY

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Biology Alumna Begins Forensics Career

Ashland Biology alumna Jessica Dunkle completed her Masters of Arts in Forensic Psychology from George Washington University along with an internship in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and has returned to Ohio as a Medicolegal Death Investigator for the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. FULL STORY