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Andes Manta Brings Native Music from South American Andes to Ashland

Andes Manta Brings Native Music from South American Andes to Ashland

The 35th annual Ashland University Spectrum Series begins Wednesday, Oct. 1, with a live concert by Andes Manta performing ancient and native sounds of the South American Andes. The 7:30 p.m. concert held at the University's Jack and Deb Miller Chapel is free and open to the public as part of the Ohio Arts Council's 16th annual statewide International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT).

Playing over 35 traditional instruments, Andes Manta's Lopez brothers perform the traditional music of the Andean mountains of South America rooted in the cultural heritage of the Incas and their ancestors. Much of their music recreates the vitality of nature, the sound of wind, rain and birds.

Ashland University Training Students to be Healthier Employees

Ashland University Training Students to be Healthier Employees

While most colleges and universities across the country work hard to prepare its students academically for life beyond college, Ashland University has made it a priority to also train its students to be healthier employees in the future. AU is one of only several schools in the country to establish a lifetime wellness requirement for students to graduate.

“Faculty made the decision in 2000 to make lifetime wellness part of the required core of a student’s educational life at Ashland University,” said Sue Heimann, dean of students at AU. “Since that time students have been required to take a lifetime wellness class that teaches them holistically about health and wellness including physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental and occupational, spiritual and financial dimensions.”

Ashland University Philosophy Department Sets Business Ethics Colloquium

Ashland University Philosophy Department Sets Business Ethics Colloquium

The Ashland University Philosophy Department in conjunction with the AU Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau are sponsoring a Philosophy Colloquium that will feature Dr. James Stover, assistant professor of philosophy at Wheeling Jesuit University.

The event is set for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall of the Dwight Schar College of Education on the AU campus.

Ashland University Philosophy Professor Writes Book on Biblical Ethics

Ashland University Philosophy Professor Writes Book on Biblical Ethics

Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University, has written a book titled “A Primer On Biblical Ethics,” which has been published by Pilgrim-Platform and is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble and in the AU Bookstore.

“Students today have a minimum of accurate knowledge of the Bible or what Christianity is all about and they understand even less about Christian ethics,” Hamilton said. “It is important to clarify what a Christian ethic should look like because there are so few exceptional examples of lived out Biblical Christianity.”

Ashland University Hires New Information Technology Executive Director

Ashland University Hires New Information Technology Executive Director

Bobby L. Matney Jr. of Lexington has been hired as executive director of Information Technology at Ashland University.

Matney comes from Netpoint Consulting in Lexington, Ohio, where he worked as principal consultant and owner since 2011. In that role, Matney analyzed customers’ business processes and developed IT strategies to facilitate efficient use of resources and provided contract network administration services to small and medium sized businesses.

Ashland University Professor Writes Award-Winning Hippie/Vietnam War Novel

Ashland University Professor Writes Award-Winning Hippie/Vietnam War Novel

Dr. Deborah Fleming, professor of English at Ashland University, has written a novel that has been named the winner of the 2013 Asheville Award from Black Mountain Press.

The novel, titled “Without Leave,” places brave people into the hippie experience and turbulent antiwar movement of the 1960s and addresses the existential question of freedom of the will, according to Fleming.

African and American Musicians Come Together to Rock for Human Rights

African and American Musicians Come Together to Rock for Human Rights

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will host the Rock for Human Rights tour at Ashland University’s Redwood Hall on Friday, Sept. 26. The performance will start at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

According to Ginny Telego, assistant director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence at AU, the 2014 national Rock for Human Rights music tour is traveling to colleges and other venues around the U.S.

39th Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 22

39th Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 22

9/10/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Tickets for the 39th Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 22, at 12 p.m. Patrons are reminded that this is a very popular event and the box office will be incredibly busy. For immediate service, the box office recommends that patrons come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street or order online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply for online orders). 

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