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Ashland University Students Rank in 85th Percentile on National Assessment Test

Ashland University Students Rank in 85th Percentile on National Assessment Test

Scores from the most recent Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Test affirms that Ashland University is more successful than nearly all other CLA institutions in transforming students’ lives by significantly boosting critical-thinking, analytic-reasoning, problem-solving and written-communication skills.

Last year, Ashland University conducted student learning outcomes assessment testing with the Collegiate Learning Assessment test, one of the premier national assessment mechanisms in the United States. More than 200 Ashland students took the test to measure their foundational critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills and the results have strengthened Ashland's growing academic reputation, according to Interim Provost Dr. Doug Fiore.

New York Times Best-Selling Author to Give Ashland University Reading

New York Times Best-Selling Author to Give Ashland University Reading

Ashland University’s Department of Journalism and Digital Media and The Collegian, AU’s student newspaper, will host a reading with New York Times best-selling author Ben Montgomery on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The reading, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be held in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education. The reading is free and open to the public.

Montgomery, an enterprise reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, will be reading from his book, “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail.”

Ashland University Art Department to Hold Student Art Sale

Ashland University Art Department to Hold Student Art Sale

Ashland University’s Art Department will hold a student art sale on Thursday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Coburn Art Gallery located on the first floor of the Center for the Arts building along College Avenue. The general public is invited to shop from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery, “this art sale is a great opportunity to get inexpensive, yet quality paintings, digital art, ceramics, photographs and much more.”

Ashland University to Hold Dedication Ceremony for Classroom Building at Black Fork Wetlands

Ashland University to Hold Dedication Ceremony for Studies Center at Black Fork Wetlands

A ceremony to dedicate the classroom building at Ashland University’s Black Fork Wetlands Environmental Studies Center located along U.S. 42 near the Ashland County-Richland County line will be held on Oct. 30.

The ceremony, which is set for 3:30 p.m., will include remarks from Dr. Patricia Saunders, associate professor of biology and director of the Environmental Science Program, as well as recognition of the many donors who made this facility possible.

Ashland University Theatre Experience Invites High School Students to Discover Their Passion

Ashland University Theatre Experience Invites High School Students to Discover Their Passion

Ashland University Department of Theatre invites high school students to discover their passion at a theatre experience opportunity on Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to any high school student interested in learning more about theatre at Ashland University.

Registration is due by Nov. 1 with limited spaces available. Participants can register online at www.ashland.edu/theatre or by contacting Sarah Russell at srussel6@ashland.edu or 419.289.5150.

Ashland University Junior Awarded Endowed Scholarship

Ashland University Junior Awarded Endowed Scholarship

Bellevue native Kelsey Yantz, junior finance major at Ashland University, has been awarded the 2014-2015 Business Advisory Council’s Endowed Scholarship.

Yantz received this prestigious scholarship in the amount of $1,053 at the fall 2014 Business Advisory Council Meeting that was held earlier this month. She was selected from among 19 eligible students, all of whom had a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Center for Nonviolence Plans Discussion on the Use of Drones

Center for Nonviolence Plans Discussion on the Use of Drones

The Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University is sponsoring an event titled “Shall We Drone On?” that will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus.

The discussion on the use of drones will feature two speakers – Dr. Craig Hovey, associate professor of religion and executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, who will approach the strategic and moral problems with drone use in the war; and Dr. Michael Schwarz, assistant professor of history and political science, who will address constitutional difficulties.

Senior Recital Features Two Male Vocalists

Senior Recital Features Two Male Vocalists

The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a senior vocal recital featuring two male singers on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building). The recital is free and open to the public.

Tenor Caleb Stout and baritone Andrew Shaffer will be assisted by Deb Logan for this concert. Both singers are vocal music education majors and study voice privately with Denise Milner Howell. Stout is a graduate of North Adams High School and is from Winchester, Ohio. Shaffer is a graduate of Wooster High School in the neighboring city of Wooster, Ohio.

Ashland Theological Seminary’s John Byron Authors Commentary

Ashland Theological Seminary’s John Byron Authors Commentary

Dr. John Byron, professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, has authored a commentary on the Apostle Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians (Zondervan, 2014).

The book is part of a new commentary series for today’s world titled “The Story of God Bible Commentary,” which explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story.

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