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Ashland University to Host Debate for the U.S. House 7th District Seat

Ashland University to Host Debate for the U.S. House 7th District Seat

The Gibbs-Harbaugh debate for the U.S. House 7th District seat will be held Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

The event is sponsored by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, with the assistance of the Ashland University College Republicans, the Ashland University Young Democrats, and the AU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty.

Ashland University to Designate Stadium Seat to Honor POW/MIA

Ashland University to Designate Stadium Seat to Honor POW/MIA

Ashland University will designate a permanently unoccupied seat in Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field to honor the military personnel who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who have been declared missing in action (MIA).

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Ashland University will hold a public ceremony dedicating the collegiate POW/MIA Chair of Honor as part of the halftime activities during the Eagle football game against Northern Michigan.

Ashland University Awarded $50,000 Grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Ashland University Awarded $50,000 Grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Ashland University has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to support entrepreneurial programming in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation trustees at the September board meeting approved about $1.5 million in grants to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education for youth, college students and adults across Ohio.

AU 2018-19 Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on ‘Bees, Butterflies and Dragonflies’

Ashland University’s 27th annual Environmental Lecture Series features the theme of “Ohio Citizen Science” and will kick off Thursday, Oct. 25, with a presentation by Dr. Karen Goodell, professor at Ohio State University-Newark. The series will focus on science projects that include work by trained volunteers throughout Ohio. Projects will focus in turn on bees, butterflies and dragonflies.

Goodell will speak on the topic, “Engaging Ohio’s Citizens in Bee Conservation Research,” at the 7:30 p.m. event on Oct. 25 in Ronk Lecture Hall of the Schar College of Education. All events in the series are free and open to the public.

AU 2018-19 Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on ‘Bees, Butterflies and Dragonflies’

Maestro Lipsky, Dr. Reed and Award-Winning Pianist Present Chamber Ensemble Concert

Maestro Arie Lipsky (cello and flute), Dr. Thomas Reed (clarinet) and Claudia Hoca (piano) combine and showcase their talents for a chamber ensemble concert on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital. The performance is free and open to the public.

The program begins with Lipsky on flute and Hoca on piano as they perform Paul Schoenfield's Achat Sha'alti, a passionate piece based on Psalm 27, and the playful and rhythmic Ufaratsta (Hebrew for Valentine), followed by Lili Boulanger's fast and lively D'un Matin de Printemps (A Spring Morning).

Maestro Lipsky, Dr. Reed and Award-Winning Pianist Present Chamber Ensemble Concert

Jazz at the Nest Returns on Oct. 16

Jazz at the Nest Returns on Oct. 16

Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of Music, the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will present a free public concert on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagles’ Nest at 7:30 p.m.

Audience members are welcome to grab a snack, enjoy a beverage and relax to the live music in the venues relaxed, club-like atmosphere.

Ashland University Alumna Named Ohio Middle Level Association Educator of the Year

Ashland University Alumna Named Ohio Middle Level Association Educator of the Year

AU alumna Michelle Koussa, a sixth-grade teacher at Independence Middle School, has been named the Educator of the Year by the Ohio Middle Level Association (OMLA). This award is the most distinguished honor the OMLA can bestow upon an individual to recognize his or her contributions to middle level education.

Koussa’s students, staff, administrators, board members, family and OMLA representatives all were present to witness this recognition on Oct. 5 in the Independence Middle School auditorium. In order to receive this award, an educator must promote the middle school concept through involvement in exemplary programs, leadership, and research that serves the needs of middle level students. He/she also must be involved at the local, regional and state levels. Koussa has been actively involved with OMLA since she was in college and will soon be named president of the organization.

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Concludes with Focus on Insects and Microscopic Life

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Concludes with Focus on Insects and Microscopic Life

The final event in this year’s “Naturalist on Duty” series at Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2636 Ashland Road, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13. This month’s event will focus on “Insects and Microscopic Life.”

“This ‘Naturalist on Duty’ series provides all with an opportunity to connect with nature in our own backyard,” said Dr. Patricia Saunders, AU associate professor of biology and director of the environmental science program. The informal, come-when-you-can style programs are short and flexible and they were held one Saturday a month this summer and fall. All events are free and open to the public.

Author to Give Ashland University’s Rinehart Lecture

Author Hannah Brencher will deliver the 2018 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brencher will be speaking on the subject of her recently published book, Come Matter Here, a call for Christians to start living like they mean it here and now. In addition, Brencher will speak at AU’s The Well on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Chapel at 8 p.m.

Author to Give Ashland University’s Rinehart Lecture

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Art Exhibition

The AU Coburn Gallery has scheduled an upcoming art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art and Design Department faculty. The exhibition opens on Thursday, Oct. 11, and runs through Nov. 17, 2018.

This annual exhibition highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of the current Art and Design Department faculty members -- Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird -- as professional artists exhibiting in their prospective areas. The Art and Design Department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors.

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