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Ashland University Schedules Tour to Israel for March 2018

Ashland University Schedules Tour to Israel for March 2018

Ashland University has scheduled an Israel Study Tour as part of its 1 Year International MBA Program. The March 1-10, 2018, Tour is being offered to AU students, veterans, alumni, friends and guests of the University.

“This is an opportunity for guests and alumni of Ashland University to join current students on this life-changing tour of the Holy Land,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. “Israel is known for its resilient economic growth and there has never been a greater time to get a firsthand experience of this start-up nation.”

Festival of Lights Holiday Services Set for Dec. 10

Festival of Lights Holiday Services Set for Dec. 10

Ashland University will officially begin its observance of the holiday season with the 27th annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 10 in Ashland University’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel, located at the intersection of King Road and College Avenue.

The 7 p.m. candlelight service, which is free and open to the public, symbolizes Christ coming into the world. The story is communicated in verse and song. It will include Scripture readings by Jim and Margaret Hess, traditional carols, and seasonal choral music by the Ashland University Choir and Women’s Chorus, and the Ashland Area Chorus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Winter Festival Band Concert Features Classics and Holiday Favorites

Winter Festival Band Concert Features Classics and Holiday Favorites

The Department of Music at Ashland University presents its annual Winter Festival Band Concert on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. The concert will feature the Ashland University Symphonic Band directed by Joseph Lewis Jr., Ashland University Director of Bands, and the Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) under the direction of Leonard Salvo. The concert will offer a program of classic compositions for concert band along with some holiday favorites. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Ashland University Symphonic Band is comprised of the outstanding wind and percussion players at the University. The ensemble begins Saturday's concert with Procession of Nobles, the fifth piece based on the opera-ballet Mldada by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; followed by Minnesota Portraits by Samuel R. Hazo, which includes three movements depicting snapshots of Minnesota in winter. The band’s third piece is an instrumental adaptation by Eric E. Whitacre of his a cappella choral work Lux Aurumque. The Symphonic Band's program concludes with Leroy Anderson's holiday classic Sleigh Ride.

Ashland University Winter 2017 Commencement to be Held Dec. 16

Ashland University’s Winter 2017 Commencement will be held on Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Steven Benner, professor and distinguished fellow at the Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology. His speech title is “Are you Sure You Know That?”

No tickets will be required for the event, which is open to the public. The ceremony will be streamed live at www.ashland.edu and broadcast live in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium. Faculty and students who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9:15 a.m. in the Conard Field House located just west of the Physical Education Center.

Ashland University Posts 2017 Electronic Christmas Card

Ashland University Posts 2017 Electronic Christmas Card

Millions of people across the globe have captured the Christmas spirit each year thanks to the electronic Christmas cards that have been distributed by Ashland University since 2001.

Each year, Ashland University releases a new holiday ecard to all of its students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and the larger community around the world. This year’s card was posted on the AU website and YouTube on Dec. 1.

Ashland University’s Mascot and Cheer Squad Participate in Mascot Day at Statehouse

Ashland University’s Mascot and Cheer Squad Participates in Mascot Day at Statehouse

Ashland University’s mascot, Tuffy, and its Cheer Squad participated in the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) Mascot Day held Nov. 29 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

The event featured mascots and cheer squads from many of Ohio’s independent colleges and highlighted the school spirit, pride and diversity of the not-for-profit college community across the state.

Ashland University Online Program in Criminal Justice Ranks as One of the Most Affordable in U.S.

Ashland University Online Program in Criminal Justice Ranks as One of the Most Affordable in U.S.

Ashland University’s online Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice program has been named as one of the 30 most affordable online Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice programs among private colleges and universities for 2018 as ranked by Best Degree Programs.

This Best Degree Programs ranking was compiled using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) College Navigator database based on tuition, program rankings and recognition. The Ashland University program was ranked 17th in the country.

Ashland University Faculty Member Passes Exam

Ashland University Faculty Member Passes Exam

Sue Mullen, who joined Ashland University in 2006 as an adjunct instructor and then joined the AU faculty as a professional instructor of Accounting and Information Systems in 2016, has passed her Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA) Exam.

According to Mullen, the CSCA exam is a specialty credential designed specifically for certified management accountants that complements and expands upon the strategic planning and analysis skills developed through the Certified Management Accountants certification. She said this is the first time this CSCA exam has been given.

Ashland University Morgan Center to Host Speaker Event

Ashland University Morgan Center to Host Speaker Event

Ashland University’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will host a presentation by H. Bert Lindsay, owner of Lindsay Automotive in Columbus, who will speak on “How I built one of the Largest Honda Dealerships in the United States (and everything you wanted to know about buying a car and didn't know who to ask).”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Ridenour Room inside the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Dec. 4, with Alumni Band Rehearsal, Nov. 29

Holiday Jazz Concert, Dec. 4, with Alumni Band Rehearsal, Nov. 29

The Ashland University Department of Music will present an Ashland University Jazz Concert on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 pm in Hugo Young Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock, the concert will offer pre-concert music from a jazz combo followed by jazz standards performed by the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) and the 2nd annual AUJO Alumni Band. For any alumni who are interested and available to participate, a rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 7-9 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

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