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Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition Awards Presented

Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition Awards Presented

The 2018 Senior Art Exhibition awards were presented by Daniel McDonald, chair of the Ashland University Art and Design department, on Thursday, April 12, at the Coburn Art Gallery opening reception. The Senior Art Exhibition runs from April 12-May 5, 2018.

Rachael Santee was selected as the senior exhibition art award recipient by the AU art and design department faculty. Santee’s artworks transform the female body beyond cultural norms into a statement of empowerment for her models while combining symbolic use of flowers and plant matter.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Offer Summer Art Camp

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Offer Summer Art Camp

The Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus will hold a Summer Art Camp that will offer an intensive and creative one-week art session on June 11-15, 2018.

According to Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery, students attending the camp will learn how to use many art medias and experience activities including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. “They will develop a cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they explore different art forms as well as developing their own talent for self-expression,” Petry said.

Ashland University President to Serve as Chair at International Conference

Ashland University President to Serve as Chair at International Conference

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo has been asked to serve as a Chair for the International Conference on American Drama and Theater titled “Migrations in American Drama and Theater” at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France, on June 4-6.

Dr. Campo will serve as chair for Session 3C on Arthur Miller, a session organized by the Arthur Miller Society.

Ashland University’s Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition

Ashland University’s Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition

Ten Emerson Scholars from Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics received recognition and a scholarship at the Emerson Scholar Awards luncheon held on the Ashland University campus.

This year’s group of ten students who will be seniors in the fall include Vanessa Byers, a marketing major from Loudonville, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Loudonville High School; Holly Damron, an accounting major from New London, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of New London High School; Keagn Frey, a marketing major from Bellevue, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Bellevue High School; Kyle Gerber, a supply chain management and business management major from Winesburg, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Hiland High School; Esther Goodell, a marketing major from Amherst, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Marion L. Steele High School; Dan Morell, a supply chain management and business management major from Brecksville, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Brecksville Broadview High School; Trevor Resse, a finance major from Lisbon, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of David Anderson High School; Ewelina Siwik, an international business major from Streetsboro, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Streetsboro High School; Lauren Taylor, a marketing major from Wooster, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Wooster High School; and Michael Ward, a finance major from Lexington, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Lexington High School.

Ashland University Student Receives Regional Scholarship

Ashland University Student Receives Regional Scholarship

Bay Village resident Hannah Wittkopf, a junior at Ashland University, is one of the recipients of the 2018 Ohio Regional Council Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) scholarship. She is one of three scholarship recipients.

Wittkopf is majoring in accounting and is the president of the Institute of Management Accountants chapter for Ashland University. She is the daughter of Paul and Carol Wittkopf of Bay Village and is a 2014 graduate of Bay Village High School.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Nature Walk on April 21

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Nature Walk on April 21

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence is hosting an Earth Day Nature Walk on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at the Audubon Wetlands Preserve. In addition to the walk, art work from the Center’s art contest titled “Peace With Our Earth” will be displayed and prize winners will be recognized at the event.

According to Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the center, art work first place prizes and multiple runner-up prizes will be given in the following groups: K - 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, 6th - 8th grade and 9th - 12th grade. The contest was open to all students in grades kindergarten through twelve, including students from private and public schools, as well as homeschooled students.

Ashland University’s Student-Run Radio Station Holding ‘Vinylthon’

Ashland University’s Student-Run Radio Station Holding ‘Vinylthon’

Ashland University’s student-run radio station, 88.9-FM WRDL, will be holding a “Vinylthon” this weekend on Saturday, April 21.

“Similar to last year, WRDL will be playing 24 hours of nothing but vinyl records,” said Derek Wood, general manager of WRDL. “WRDL was one of 12 radio stations in the entire country to go 24 straight hours of vinyl music on that day last year and we are going to do the same again this year.”

Dr. Lucille Ford Inducted into OFIC Hall of Excellence

Dr. Lucille Ford Inducted into OFIC Hall of Excellence

Ashland native Dr. Lucille Ford was selected as a 2018 inductee into The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges’ (OFIC) Hall of Excellence and she attended the induction ceremony held in Columbus last week.

An emeritus trustee of Ashland University, Dr. Ford served the University as provost, dean and professor, and also received a degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in 1995. Ford, who was nominated by Ashland University, was one of two inductees into the Hall of Excellence this year.

AU Students and Faculty Participate in Pilgrimage to Rome

AU Students and Faculty Participate in Pilgrimage to Rome

A group of 24 students, faculty and community members participated in a seven-day pilgrimage to Rome, Vatican City, Assisi and Florence. The program “Legacy Peter and Paul in Italy” was constructed by Ashland University’s Global Education Director Rebecca Parillo with a class offered in conjunction with the trip to Italy taught by Dr. David Aune, associate professor of religion at Ashland University.

“The Legacy of Peter and Paul in Italy" study tour was truly a transformative experience for our AU students,” Aune said. “We gained insights about the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church and experienced its vitality and splendor throughout Rome, Assisi and Florence. And everyone agreed: the gelato was awesome beyond words.”

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members and Community Band’s 25th Anniversary

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members and Community Band’s 25th Anniversary FOR RELEASE April 12, 2018

Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2017-2018 academic year on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. Admission to the concert is free and open to all.

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Symphonic Band directed by Joseph Lewis, Jr., will perform a program themed "The Masters" as it features major composers within the band and orchestra world. The event will serve as a celebration for the AACCB's 25th anniversary, and will recognize the senior AU Band members for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program.

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