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Commencement Speaker Provides Advice for AU Graduates

Commencement Speaker Provides Advice for AU Graduates

Dr. Steven Fuller, professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, spoke on the topic, “Staying Human in the Twenty-First Century: It’s Harder Than It Sounds,” during Ashland University’s winter commencement ceremony held Dec. 15 in Kates Gymnasium.

As the commencement speaker for the event, Fuller posed the question, “So in what sense are all people created equal.”

Ashland University Posts 2018 Electronic Christmas Card

Millions of people across the globe have captured the Christmas spirit each year thanks to the electronic Christmas cards that have been distributed by Ashland University since 2001.

Each year, Ashland University releases a new holiday ecard to all of its students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and the larger community around the world. This year’s card was posted on the AU website and social media on Dec. 14.

Ashland University Posts 2018 Electronic Christmas Card

Live Stream Link Provided for Winter Commencement Ceremony

Ashland University’s Winter 2018 Commencement will be held on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Steve Fuller, professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. His speech title is “Staying Human in the Twenty-First Century: It’s Harder Than It Sounds.”

No tickets will be required for the event, which is open to the public. The ceremony will be streamed live at – www.ashland.edu/commencement -- and also broadcast live in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium. Faculty and students who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9 a.m. in the Conard Field House located just west of the Physical Education Center.

Live Stream Link Provided for Winter Commencement Ceremony

New Sports Nutrition Center Developed on Campus

The Ashland University athletic department has launched a new sports nutrition initiative with the development of a Sports Nutrition Counseling Center. The center, in conjunction with the University’s Dietetics Program, will help student-athletes maximize their performance through nutrition.

The Sports Nutrition Counseling Center is one of the first of its kind at the Division II level and will help AU student-athletes reach their peak performance. The athletic department launched the new center on Friday, Dec. 7.

New Sports Nutrition Center Developed on Campus

AU Boasts Top 25-Ranked Teams in Five Sports

Ashland University is the only NCAA Division II athletic program currently boasting top 25 teams in each of the following five sports - wrestling, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's indoor track and field and women's indoor track and field.

 

Eagle Men Fourth, Women Seventh In USTFCCCA Preseason Rankings

Ashland University's men's and women's indoor track and field teams are off to an impressive start in 2018-19.

AU Boasts Top 25-Ranked Teams in Five Sports

Festival of Lights Holiday Service Set for Dec. 9

Ashland University will officially begin its observance of the holiday season with the 28th annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 9 in Ashland University’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel, located at the intersection of King Road and College Avenue.

The 7 p.m. candlelight service, which is free and open to the public, symbolizes Christ coming into the world. The story is communicated in verse and song. It will include Scripture readings by Mark and Cathy Britton, traditional carols, and seasonal choral music by the Ashland University Choir and Women’s Chorus, and the Ashland Area Chorus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Festival of Lights Holiday Service Set for Dec. 9

AU’s 10-Minute Play Festival Set for Dec. 10

The Ashland University Department of Theatre has scheduled its 10-Minute Play Festival, which will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

The Festival will include performances of eight 10-minute plays directed by students enrolled in the theatre directing class taught be Robert Sean Parker, assistant professor of Theatre. The performances are free and open to the public. Audiences are advised that some plays contain strong language and adult situations. Also, due to the venue's layout, patrons are asked to remain seated for the entire run of the eight plays.

AU’s 10-Minute Play Festival Set for Dec. 10

Winter Festival Band Concert Features Classics and Holiday Favorites

Winter Festival Band Concert Features Classics and Holiday Favorites

The Department of Music at Ashland University presents its annual Winter Festival Band Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. The concert will feature the Ashland University Symphonic Band directed by Joseph Lewis Jr., Ashland University director of Bands, and the Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) under the direction of Leonard Salvo. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will offer a program of classic compositions for concert band along with some holiday favorites.

The Ashland University Symphonic Band is comprised of the outstanding wind and percussion students at the University. The Symphonic Band’s portion of the program includes James Curnow's Fanfare and Flourishes, David Holsinger’s On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss along with two holiday classics: Leroy Anderson's A Christmas Festival and Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed which is based on the ancient Russian Christmas carol, Carol of the Little Russian Children.

Ashland University's Winter 2018 Commencement to be Held Dec. 15

Ashland University’s Winter 2018 Commencement will be held on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Steve Fuller, professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. His speech title is “Staying Human in the Twenty-First Century: It’s Harder Than It Sounds.”

No tickets will be required for the event, which is open to the public. The ceremony will be streamed live at www.ashland.edu and broadcast live in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium. Faculty and students who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9:15 a.m. in the Conard Field House, located just west of the Physical Education Center.

Ashland University Winter 2018 Commencement to be Held Dec. 15

AU’s Telego Center to Sponsor Seminars for Educational Leaders

AU’s Telego Center to Sponsor Seminars for Educational Leaders

Two leading education officials will give presentations at Ashland University’s Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars (ALAS) that are scheduled for the first Friday and Saturday of January, February and March at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.

Ohio’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and Deb Delisle, executive director of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, will be presenting at the seminars. DeMaria’s presentation will feature Ohio’s new Strategic Plan for Education, “Each Child, Our Future,” while Delisle will bring her well-known energy and insight as part of this year’s overarching ALAS theme, “Leading with the Heart in Mind.”

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