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Ashland University Receives $150,000 Grant for Career Readiness Program

Ashland University Receives $150,000 Grant for Career Readiness Program

Ashland University has received a $150,000 Career Ready Internship grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to help students with financial need reap the educational and career-boosting benefits of internships.

“Colleges receiving grants, like Ashland University, will collaborate with local businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships and convert existing unpaid internships into paid opportunities,” said Karen Hagans, director of the Career Services Center at Ashland University. “When internships are unpaid, students who cannot afford to work for free have to pass on the chance to gain a competitive edge in the job market. These new internships will give juniors and seniors with financial need real-world experience within their field of study, and a better chance at competing for jobs after graduation.”

Ashland University Theatre Announces Open Auditions for ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Ashland University Theatre Announces Open Auditions for ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Ashland University Department of Theatre announced it will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of the classic and beloved musical “The Wizard of Oz,” directed by guest director Bob Russell with musical direction by Dr. Ron Blackley.

Auditions for community and youth ages 10 years and older will be held in Hugo Young Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. Rehearsals for the production will begin Jan. 4, 2015, and performances are scheduled for Feb. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

Loge and Club Seating Available for Ashland University Football Games

Loge and Club Seating Available for Ashland University Football Games

Both loge and club seating are available for purchase at home Ashland University football games held at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field this season.

The loge option includes 10 admission tickets and two VIP parking passes for each home game. This option is for a three-year term at $6,000 a year.

The club seat option includes six admission tickets and one VIP parking pass for each home game as well as $100 in food concessions per game. This option is for a three-year term at $2,500 a year.

Ashland University Involved in Research Showing Lead Released from African Cookware Contaminates Food

Ashland University Involved in Research Showing Lead Released from African Cookware Contaminates Food

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed U.S. guidelines for lead consumption according to a new study published this month. A typical serving contains almost 200 times more lead than California’s Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 0.5 micrograms per day.

Two Ashland University professors as well as an AU undergraduate student were involved in the research, which included testing 29 samples of aluminum cookware made in Cameroon.

Ashland Area Chorus and Community Concert Band Announce Fall Schedules

Ashland Area Chorus and Community Concert Band Announce Fall Schedules

Two community music ensembles at Ashland University -- Ashland Area Chorus (AAC) and Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) -- announce their fall schedules including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, Ashland Area Chorus rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts. Initially meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Community Band rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Center for the Arts' Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a ceramic sculpture exhibition titled “Sculptural Snapshots” that will feature artworks created by Ohio artist Allison Elia.

The exhibition will run from Aug. 21 through Sept. 21, with an opening reception planned for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. After the reception, Elia will be giving an artist talk at 7 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. The artist talk is free and open to the public.

Ashland University MBA Student Receives Degree at Age 71

Ashland University MBA Student Receives Degree at Age 71

The old adage that “you are never too old” rings true for Patricia Kulcsar-Rhoads, who at the age of 71 received her Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in human resources along with a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Ashland University in May of this year.

For her, this degree culminated a 52-year journey that she says was “like going from start to the moon and back.”

Ashland University MFA Graduate Sets Record with 12th Graduate Degree

Ashland University MFA Graduate Sets Record with 12th Graduate Degree

On Aug. 9, 2014, Dr. Benjamin B. Bolger will earn his first Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Ashland University and his 12th graduate degree, setting a record for the most number of graduate degrees from the most number of graduate schools in the United States and England.

Originally homeschooled, Bolger began college at age 12. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, while still a teenager and went on to complete graduate degrees at Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Columbia, Teachers College, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Brandeis and Skidmore. He earned his doctorate from Harvard.

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