Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Seussical Stars AU Students, Faculty & Community Youth

With 30 in the cast including 19 university students, an AU history professor (Dr. John Moser) and 10 community youth, performances are slated for Feb. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. along with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 18, in Hugo Young Theatre. One of the most performed shows in America, “Seussical” is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza for the whole family. All of the favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life. Tickets: 419.289.5125 READ MORE

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

No More Enemies, Welcome Tables & Confederate Monuments Focus for Symposium

Dr. Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker, the partners and co-founders of Sustainable Equity LLC, Glisson and Tucker will begin the next Symposium Against Indifference programs on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in Eagles Landing at the Hawkins-Conard Student Center with A Conversation about Historical Context in Confederate Monuments. On Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m., they will share their stories of uniting communities and bringing people of different backgrounds together during a public lecture titled No More Enemies followed by an interactive Welcome Table workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. with both evening programs begin held in the Myers Convocation Center. READ MORE

Call for Dear Dr. Seuss Works by Young Artists

The Coburn Gallery is seeking artworks created by young artists that explore the style and storytelling of Dr. Seuss for an upcoming art exhibition. For more info: 419.289.5652
  • Open to all young artists
  • Any media is acceptable
  • 2-D and 3-D works
  • Art may include poems/storytelling/text|
  • No framing is necessary
  • ALL works will be exhibited from Feb. 15-25
  • Artworks are due to the Coburn Gallery by Feb. 9

Can Reproducibility Be Predicted?

AU Psychology's Dr. Chris Chartier was quoted in this article which recently appeared in Science Magazine. READ IT

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Forensic Biology Major Interns in Beijing

Forensic Biology major Stefanie Fockler was selected as the University's Intern of the Month for January. Stefanie spent her summer in Beijing, China as a doctor assistant at two hospitals. Her goal after graduating from Ashland is to earn her combined MD/PhD and conduct medical research. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

AU Art Faculty Happenings

Not only have AU Art faculty presented their works in the current Coburn Gallery exhibition, their art is also being presented from Chicago to Phoenix, and as local as Athens and Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Priscilla Roggenkamp's "Bucket of Things Worth Remembering" is currently in an exhibition at the Women Made Gallery in Chicago.
  • Cynthia C. Petry had work curated in Flat Rate Box, a group exhibition at Modified/Arts Gallery in Phoenix, and currently has work exhibited as part of the Dairy Barn Arts Center OH+5: Ohio Border 10th Biennial.
  • Keith Dull contributed original artwork to Carol and John's Comic Book Shop fundraiser to provide 13,200 meals for the Cleveland area neighbors in need.

Course Features Read-Through of Play at Professor's Home

By Hilary Donatini

Unlike teaching Shakespeare, where film versions of even the less popular plays exist in abundance, preparing lessons for The Man of Mode did not turn up any full-length, quality film productions. In many of my previous literature courses, I have involved students in short performances of scenes, whether or not we were watching video clips of plays as well. This time around, I wanted to try a read-through of an entire play. FULL STORY

Emily Wirtz Is Intern of the Month

Congratulations to Emily Wirtz who has been named Ashland University’s December Intern of the Month! Emily graduated in December and majored in Pychology, Creative Writing, and Religion. During her internship she worked as an Outreach and Prevention Assistant at Safe Haven, a rape crisis and domestic violence center. READ MORE

The New Lyceum

Some recent History and Political Science graduates and Ashbrook Scholars have started an interesting new online journal called The New Lyceum.  There are many articles by current and former students about cultural, political, moral, and historical topics. For a sample, read this analysis by Connor Murnane of the Netflix series DeadwoodEvil in Defense of Liberty: HBO’s Deadwood

Elementary Statistics Walk-in Tutoring

Need help with Elementary Statistics? The spring 2018 walk-in tutoring from January 16 to April 26 will meet in Kettering Room 219 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Simply walk in and meet with the tutor as long as you need. There is no cost for these tutoring services, but please see your professor first for help.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Grady Introduces Stephen King Film Series, Jan. 18

Dr. Maura Grady will give the introduction to the Stephen King film series at the Renaissance Theater in Mansfield on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The event is a screening of The Shawshank Redemption (first in a 12-film series) and will kick off the beautifully restored Renaissance Theater's 90th Anniversary Celebration. Grady is the author of The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World's Favorite Movie (Palgrave, 2016). DETAILS HERE

History Professor's Sabbatical in California

Prof. Jeff Sikkenga is spending his sabbatical this year in California. Along with visiting historical sites such as Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois (see photo) and Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, he is working on a book on John Locke's A Letter Concerning Toleration and finishing a revised second edition of History of American Political Thought. In the fall, he was a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and is a visiting professor at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy in Malibu this spring.

Faculty Art Exhibition Opens Jan. 18

The annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition opens today, Jan. 18, with an opening reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery. The show highlights the two dimensional and three dimensional of the current faculty including Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. READ MORE

Bethany Meadows Presents at National Honors Conference

At the (National Collegiate Honors Council) conference, I was on a Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel (SIRP). There were four of these panels during the entire conference, meaning that only 12 people out of over 1,000 speakers were selected to present. My panel, “Film Studies: Heroes, History, and Time,” featured two other presenters and me...My presentation was an excerpt from my Honors capstone that I defended in May 2017, “History v. Film: An Examination of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Rhetoric and Ava DuVernay’s Selma.” FULL STORY

Friday, January 12, 2018

Staneck Featured in Halftime Magazine

Ashland University Music student Frank Stanek was featured in the Sept/Oct issue of Halftime Magazine regarding his experience in the Ashland University Marching Band at age 65. READ HERE

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dr. Grady Earns M.Ed.

(l-r) Emily Wirtz (Creative Writing) 
and Kiara Woods (English) with 
Dr. Grady at the December 
commencement ceremony.
Dr. Maura Grady, Director of the Composition program in the English Department and Director of the University Writing Center, earned an additional degree at AU's December commencement ceremony. Dr. Donatini interviewed her about her new degree. READ HERE

AUTV 20 and WRDL Win IBS Finalist Awards

For the second year in a row, AUTV 20 and WRDL 88.9 FM were selected for multiple Finalist Awards by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System in five and three different categories, respectively.

  • Best Use of YouTube: Ingrid Schmidt
  • Best Use of Instagram: Ingrid Schmidt
  • Best Talk Program: Eagle's Eye
  • Best Newscast: AUTV 20 News Update
  • Best Sports Interview Program: The AU Wrestling Spotlight
  • Best Sports Play-by-Play Women's Basketball: AU National Championship Game
  • Best Event Promo: AU Basketball 
  • Best Station Promotional Poster: WRDL Tailgate Party