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Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty members were honored during the University’s 29th annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 30. The program recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Dr. Theodore Avtgis, chair and professor of communication studies; Chuck Bryant, instructor of finance; Brenda DeHaan, professional instructor of nursing; Dr. Emily Hess, visiting instructor of history/political science; Dr. Michael Hudson, associate professor of geology; Terri Jewett, professional instructor of early childhood education; Dr. Joe Mackall, professor of English; and Dr. René Paddags, assistant professor of political science.

Ashland Area Community Concert Band Announces Spring Season

Ashland Area Community Concert Band Announces Spring Season

Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, has set its spring schedule including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. Beginning Feb. 10, the Community Band rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 115 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building).

In its 22nd season, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band is for those who loved playing in high school or college band and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this spring include a concert in Hugo Young Theatre on Sunday, May 3, and a performance at Brookside Park on Sunday, June 21.

Center’s Annual Conference to Consider Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical

Center’s Annual Conference to Consider Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will hold its first conference, titled “Considering the Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical,” on March 28 in the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus.

The conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Brimlow, associate professor of philosophy at St. John Fisher College and author of “What About Hitler?” Brimlow, who received a Ph.D. from University of Rochester and his B.A. from Fordham University, will consider the challenge about nonviolence in the face of injustice.

History Professor to Give Public Lecture on James Madison and the War of 1812

History Professor to Give Public Lecture on James Madison and the War of 1812

The Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland University will sponsor a public lecture by Dr. Michael Schwarz, assistant professor of history at Ashland University, on Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, which is located on the eighth floor of the Ashland University library.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Unrepaired Wrongs: James Madison and the War of 1812.”

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Ashland University’s Outstanding Dietetics Program

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Ashland University’s Outstanding Dietetics Program

There is good news for those prospective students considering four-year dietetics programs: America’s growing passion for nutrition and regulation of diet is leading to a growing demand for more registered dietitians (RD).

Job Forecast
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that employment of registered dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 21 percent through 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations, in part because of growing passion to eat healthier. The role of food in preventing and treating illnesses, such as diabetes, is now well known. More dietitians and nutritionists will be needed to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and to advise people who want to improve their overall health.

Ashland University to Hold Breakfast with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ashland University to Hold Breakfast with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Ashland University Campus Store and AU G.I.V.S. are sponsoring a breakfast and storytime session with Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Sat., Jan. 31, in the Heritage Room of Myers Convocation Center.

Seating for the breakfast will be at 10 a.m. in The Heritage Room. The breakfast buffet menu includes French toast, fruit, muffins, juice, coffee and tea. The Storytime session will follow the breakfast.

AU Gallery to Present Art Teachers Ceramic Workshop

AU Gallery to Present Art Teachers Ceramic Workshop

Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery’s Art Saturday program will present an Art Teachers Professional Development workshop for teachers who have with little skills or knowledge in ceramics or those needing a refresher course.

The ceramics workshop is set for Sat., Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the instructor is Ashland University’s ceramics adjunct professor Larry Schiemann.

Ashland University Professor Writes Book on Great Depression and Coming of World War II

Ashland University Professor Writes Book on Great Depression and Coming of World War II

Ashland University Professor of History Dr. John Moser has published a book titled “The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II.” The book, published by Paradigm Publishers, demonstrates the ways in which the economic crisis of the late 1920s and early 1930s helped to cause and shape the course of the Second World War.

Moser points to the essential uniformity in the way in which the world’s industrialized and industrializing nations responded to the challenge of the Great Depression.

Award-Winning Duo Simple Gifts Brings Ethnic Folk Music to Ashland

Award-Winning Duo Simple Gifts Brings Ethnic Folk Music to Ashland

The 35th annual Ashland University Spectrum Series continues its season of eclectic music genres with the award-winning ethnic folk duo Simple Gifts performing a live concert at the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. The duo will also present two free workshops on Friday, Jan. 30.

Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon plus 10 instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from Irish jigs and American reels to Klezmer freilachs, Gypsy melodies Balkan dance music, Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions.

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