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Festival of Lights Holiday Service Set for Dec. 9

Ashland University will officially begin its observance of the holiday season with the 28th annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 9 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 Mark and Cathy Britton, 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.

Festival of Lights Holiday Service Set for Dec. 9

AU’s 10-Minute Play Festival Set for Dec. 10

The Ashland University Department of Theatre has scheduled its 10-Minute Play Festival, which will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

The Festival will include performances of eight 10-minute plays directed by students enrolled in the theatre directing class taught be Robert Sean Parker, assistant professor of Theatre. The performances are free and open to the public. Audiences are advised that some plays contain strong language and adult situations. Also, due to the venue's layout, patrons are asked to remain seated for the entire run of the eight plays.

AU’s 10-Minute Play Festival Set for Dec. 10

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. 8, 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, which is free and open to the public, will offer a program of classic compositions for concert band along with some holiday favorites.

The Ashland University Symphonic Band is comprised of the outstanding wind and percussion students at the University. The Symphonic Band’s portion of the program includes James Curnow's Fanfare and Flourishes, David Holsinger’s On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss along with two holiday classics: Leroy Anderson's A Christmas Festival and Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed which is based on the ancient Russian Christmas carol, Carol of the Little Russian Children.

Ashland University's Winter 2018 Commencement to be Held Dec. 15

Ashland University’s Winter 2018 Commencement will be held on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Steve Fuller, professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. His speech title is “Staying Human in the Twenty-First Century: It’s Harder Than It Sounds.”

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 Winter 2018 Commencement to be Held Dec. 15

AU’s Telego Center to Sponsor Seminars for Educational Leaders

AU’s Telego Center to Sponsor Seminars for Educational Leaders

Two leading education officials will give presentations at Ashland University’s Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars (ALAS) that are scheduled for the first Friday and Saturday of January, February and March at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.

Ohio’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and Deb Delisle, executive director of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, will be presenting at the seminars. DeMaria’s presentation will feature Ohio’s new Strategic Plan for Education, “Each Child, Our Future,” while Delisle will bring her well-known energy and insight as part of this year’s overarching ALAS theme, “Leading with the Heart in Mind.”

Holiday Jazz Concert at AU on Dec. 6

Holiday Jazz Concert at AU on Dec. 6

The Ashland University Department of Music will present an Ashland University Jazz Concert on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre on the AU campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock, the concert will offer pre-concert music from the Mellow Work Chicken jazz combo with Bridgid McDonald and Jared Metz on saxophone; Molly Winnard, drums; Torin Dunn, guitar; Emily Ebert, bass; and Alex Kwan, piano.

Ashland University Hosts Re-Entry Summit in Ashland

Ashland University Hosts Re-Entry Summit in Ashland

The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population, yet holds 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated. That fact and many others surrounding the re-entry of incarcerated individuals will be discussed at “The Cost of Poverty: Fall 2018 Re-Entry Summit” that will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

“This summit will bring people together to build an understanding of the resources, challenges and life of returning citizens,” said Dr. Todd Marshall, associate provost at Ashland University. “We are also fostering communication that leads to a greater understanding of the dynamics of working with formerly incarcerated individuals and the people who support them, as well as cultivate connections and partnerships to improve the reintegration and reengagement of formerly incarcerated individuals into their community.”

Percussion, Fall Honors & Student Ensemble Recitals Close Fall Semester

The Department of Music at Ashland University announces a variety of recitals to close the fall semester including an all percussion recital, small ensembles recital which will feature brass, string and jazz groups, as well as the semi-annual Honors Recital showcasing the exceptional work by selected vocalists and instrumentalists. All of the concerts are free and open to the public and will be performed in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

On Monday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. under the direction of Liz Procopio, the AU Percussion Ensemble will present a wide variety of works featuring different styles of music performed by Stefan Jonsson and Matt Long. The recital program will also include performances by the University Drumline and the Neutrals Percussion Duo.

Percussion, Fall Honors & Student Ensemble Recitals Close Fall Semester

Mayor Miller to Give Encore Performance at TubaChristmas

The local holiday favorite TubaChristmas returns to Ashland University’s Hugo Young Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. with Ashland City Mayor Matt Miller performing as the “Celebrity Tubist.” This will be Mayor Miller’s encore performance as he was the “Celebrity Tubist” last year. He had never played a musical instrument before and had a 30-minute lesson before the 2017 event. Those attending will see if he has been practicing over the past year.

The concert is free and open to the public and invites area tuba, euphonium and baritone players to perform. Musician registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a rehearsal at 9:20 a.m. Everyone should note that this year's event is an hour earlier than last year's event.

Mayor Miller to Give Encore Performance at TubaChristmas

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Slavery and the Constitutional Convention’

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Slavery and the Constitutional Convention’

Dr. Gordon Lloyd, senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center and professor emeritus at Pepperdine University, will speak on the topic of "The Great Difficulty of Framing: Slavery and the Constitutional Convention" at a colloquium on Friday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5430 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

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