Center for Civic Life at Ashland University to Hold Forum

Center for Civic Life at Ashland University to Hold Forum

3/19/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Center for Civic Life at Ashland University will sponsor a student-led public forum titled “Are Stereotypes Limiting Your World?” on March 31 at 7 p.m. in Room 249 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street.

The forum, which is open to the public, will feature several  AU students  from Dr. Kimberly Field-Springer’s Human Communications class who interviewed students on campus asking whether they thought stereotyping was a problem on campus and, if so, what should be done about it.

A number of suggestions from the interviews will be considered at the forum. While not all students saw stereotyping as a problem on campus, most students did. They mentioned that groups, such as fraternity members, athletes, cheerleaders, international students, racial or ethnic groups, lower income students, computer programmers and Ashbrook scholars tend to spend most of their time together and may ignore other people.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###