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Ashland University's Jeris Pendleton Re-Signed by Indianapolis Colts

Ashland University's Jeris Pendleton Re-Signed by Indianapolis Colts

Ashland University's Jeris Pendleton has been re-signed by the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced on Tuesday (June 30, 2015).

The veteran defensive tackle spent the last two seasons with the Colts. He missed the entire 2014 season after being placed on injured reserve last August. The 6-foot-2, 323-pound Pendleton spent time on both the practice squad and the active roster in 2013, appearing in one regular season and two playoff games.

Ashbrook Center to Host an Evening to Celebrate Peter Schramm

Ashbrook Center to host an evening to celebrate Peter Schramm

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University is hosting an evening to honor Dr. Peter Schramm on Monday, July 6, at the Hugo Young Theatre on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The occasion will be the re-dedication of the Ashbrook Center’s Library, which the Ashbrook Board is naming in Dr. Schramm's honor. Bill Kristol from The Weekly Standard, Jonah Goldberg from National Review, and Larry Arnn from Hillsdale College will be among the speakers who will help the Center honor Dr. Schramm for all he has done for his friends and students, for Ashbrook, and the cause of American freedom.

Ashland University Sets Time for Community Prayer

Ashland University Sets Time for Community Prayer

The Ashland University community is grieved by this past week’s tragic events, and in light of these events, has set an informal time for prayer on Thursday (June 25) morning at 9 in the lower level of the Jack and Deb Miller Memorial Chapel. Community members are invited to join the university community for this time of prayer.

Many are grieving following the shootings of church members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S. C., coupled with the unspeakable tragedy of two local teens drowning at Pleasant Hill Dam. The loss of life, no matter the age, leaves everyone stunned and questioning.

Ashland University Recreation Center Holds Summer Camps

Ashland University Recreation Center Holds Summer Camps

The Ashland University Recreational Services Department is again providing recreation and sports programming to the surrounding areas during the 2015 summer season. Sports and activities youth camps for ages 5 to 12 run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there are four remaining camps beginning on July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in various sports and activities that will teach them teamwork, enhance fundamental sports skills and emphasize the importance of physical activity in living a healthy life. All camps include time each day for the indoor pool as well as the indoor climbing wall.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an exhibition titled “The Fine Art of Plein Air,” which will feature paintings from the officers and board of the Ohio Plein Air Society. The exhibition will run from June 28 through Aug. 2.

“En plein air” is a French expres­sion mean­ing “in the open air,” and it references the act of paint­ing outdoors with the artist’s subject matter in view. Plein air artists evoke the spirit of this art form which began in the mid-1800s, most famously with the Impressionist artists. The essence of plein air is capturing the color and natural lighting within the landscape as the painting is created.

Windle, Sindelar Named AU Student-Athletes Of The Year

Ashland University's track and field program has boasted many honors over the years, and it also can claim a 2014-15 Ashland University Student-Athletes of the Year sweep, as senior Drew Windle and junior Jamie Sindelar have earned this year's awards.

Windle capped a stellar collegiate career in 2014-15 with two more 800-meter run national championships – one indoors (1:49.24) and one outdoors (1:48.89) – and two more 800-meter Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles, both indoors (1:49.38) and outdoors (1:49.11). He also won the GLIAC outdoor championship in the 1,500-meter run, as well (3:54.50). The eight-time national champion and 15-time All-American was named the GLIAC Male Track Athlete of the Week once outdoors and once indoors. Windle also earned GLIAC All-Academic honors both indoors and outdoors.

Sindelar's standout junior campaign included a second-place national finish indoors in the shot put (51-feet-3¾/15.64 meters). Her season-best mark of 55-feet-4¼ (16.87 meters) is the second-best Division II women's indoor shot put effort of all-time, and also earned Sindelar a GLIAC title.

AU Hall Of Fame Adds Seven Members In 2015

AU Hall Of Fame Adds Seven Members In 2015

Ashland University is where extraordinary happens on ordinary days. The seven members of the AU Hall Of Fame Class of 2015 made extraordinary things happen in their respective sports, and their accomplishments were anything but ordinary.

AU's latest class of inductees includes volleyball's Brandie (Potter) Albert, basketball's Antoine Campbell, softball's Alicia (Longstreth) Gaffney, baseball's Ryan Hartzell, swimming's Dave Kalange, tennis' Jack Keefe and football's Gary Keller. This year's Hall of Fame class is a versatile one, spanning not only seven sports, but three decades, as well.

AU Pitcher Selected In 23rd Round By Mariners

AU Pitcher Selected In 23rd Round By Mariners

Ashland University right-handed pitcher Art Warren was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 23rd round (No. 695 overall) of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday (June 10) afternoon.

Warren, a 6-foot-4 right-hander who transferred to Ashland from Division I Cincinnati, was 5-4 with a 3.88 earned run average in 60 1/3 innings over 12 starts in 2015. He allowed 48 hits and 47 walks while striking out 52, and yielded just one home run.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University Finishes Second In Final All-Sports Standings

Ashland University Finishes Second In Final All-Sports Standings

Ashland University’s athletic program finished the 2014-15 sports year in a big way on Thursday (June 4), placing second in the final Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. It is AU’s highest finish in the Directors’ Cup, which began in 1995-96.

Ashland has finished in the Top 10 of the Directors’ Cup standings in each of the last eight academic years, in the Top 5 each of the last four years and in the Top 3 in three of the last four years.

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