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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.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Department of Art, has scheduled its annual fall “Senior Art Exhibition,” which provides a capstone experience for graduating art majors. For students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University.

An opening reception will be held on Nov. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery inside the Center for the Arts on the AU campus and will kick-off the exhibition, which will run through Dec. 14.

AU Theatre Premieres a New Play from New York Playwright in College Collaboration

AU Theatre Premieres a New Play from New York Playwright in College Collaboration

Ashland University Theatre is proud to be selected by New York's Farm Theater as one of three universities to participate in a College Collaboration project. Last spring, the Farm Theater commissioned emerging playwright Lindsay Joy to write a new play in communication with students from Ashland University, Centre College and Clarke University. All three universities will produce the original script throughout this academic year with Ashland presenting the premiere performance of "In the Event of My Death," directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Scott Hudson.

Performances are scheduled for Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. With the performances staged in Hugo Young Theatre, patrons should note that the seating is on stage for this production which limits the number of seats available and advance purchase is recommended. The audience should also note that the script does contain adult language and content.

Ashland University to Sponsor Bone Marrow Drive

Ashland University to Sponsor Bone Marrow Drive

Ashland University, along with Samaritan Hospital Foundation, is sponsoring a bone marrow drive on Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dwight Schar College of Nursing in Mansfield, and on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center on the AU campus.

Each appointment will take about 10 minutes, and anyone between the ages 18 and 44 and in relatively good health are welcomed to participate. There will be five volunteers from the match registry and five volunteers from Samaritan Hospital helping students and others do work to find a possible bone marrow match for people in need.

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Partner with Goodwill Industries for Fall Fashion Show

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Partner  with Goodwill Industries for Fall Fashion Show

Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is partnering with Ashland University’s fashion merchandising students to hold a special fashion show on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.
The free event, themed “Green is the New Black,” will feature creations made from textiles and other items found at Goodwill’s Ashland store as well as other recyclable material.

“We are excited to partner with the fashion students at Ashland University for this creative fashion show,” said Greg Morton, vice president, mission services and public relations, for Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We look forward to seeing how the students take gently-used items and make them into a new creation -- supporting thrift shopping as well as upcycling and recycling in the community. When individuals shop and donate to Goodwill, they are supporting our mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in the community.”

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