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Ashland University Student Art Exhibition to Open March 12

Ashland University Student Art Exhibition to Open March 12

The Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, March 12, in the University’s Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This exhibition will offer $1,300 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Everett S. Caldemeyer Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the seven art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, graphic design, drawing and ceramics. The awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.

Ashland University MFA Faculty Member Wins Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Ashland University MFA Faculty Member Wins Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Angie Estes, an Ashland University faculty member in the low residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for best book of poems published in the previous year.

“That is fantastic news for Angie and Ashland University,” said AU Interim Provost Dr. Douglas Fiore. “This speaks not only to Angie Estes's work, but to the quality of our entire MFA program.”

Ashland University Receives Approval for New Master of Science Degree

Ashland University Receives Approval for New Master of Science Degree

Ashland University has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission for the offering of a new master of science degree program in applied exercise science.

“The MS degree in applied exercise science was reconfigured from the Master of Education degree in applied exercise science that was first offered in 2003,” said Dr. Doug Fiore, interim provost at Ashland University. “This is a program in which we already have faculty leadership and alumni, and we are very excited about offering this program through our College of Nursing and Health Sciences.”

Ashland University Department to Hold French Film Festival

Ashland University Department to Hold French Film Festival

Ashland University’s Department of Foreign Languages will hold a Tournées Film Festival in March that will feature five recent French films and one classic film.

The festival, which will take place March 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium, is free and open to the public. The festival is presented in collaboration with AU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

AU Track & Field Teams Ranked First In D-II Together For First Time

AU Track & Field Teams Ranked First In D-II Together For First Time

Ashland University's indoor track and field program made history on Tuesday (Feb. 24), as both the Eagle men's and women's teams are ranked first in Division II at the same time for the first time.

The weekly United States Track & Field And Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings were released on Tuesday. The Eagle women remained in the top spot in the country with 154.65 computer points, well ahead of second-place Central Missouri (130.42), while the AU men jumped into the top spot with 144.88 points, ahead of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rivals Findlay (137.51) and Grand Valley State (136.89).

Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading Series

Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading Series

The Ashland University English Department has set its Spring 2015 Reading Series that will feature a poetry reading by J. David Cummings on March 23, a nonfiction reading by Tom Montgomery Fate on March 30 and a fiction reading by Michelle Herman on April 20.

All three readings will take place in the Ronk Lecture Room of the Dwight Schar College of Education and are free and open to the public. The readings will begin at 4 p.m. followed by refreshments at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Kari Lindecamp at 419.289.5110 or at klindeca@ashland.edu

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Design ‘Capes for Kids’

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Design ‘Capes for Kids’

What turns a child into a superhero? A cape, of course, and students in Ashland University’s Fashion Studio I class this semester designed capes for children in Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis – giving them “superhero powers” to aid in their recovery.

The Fashion Merchandising class, for the second year, participated in The Hero Project whose mission is to “ensure kids in Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital leave a hero – with a cape to prove it!” Through the Capes For Kids program, the AU students designed and made capes that were donated to the hospital.

Ashland University Now Test Site for Ohio Assessments for Educators

Ashland University Now Test Site for Ohio Assessments for Educators

The Schar College of Education at Ashland University is now a test site for the Ohio Assessments for Educators Tests. “The test center, which is open to the public, is located in 113 and 114 Schar College of Education, and it allows students to sit for these specific tests,” said Mitch Slater, AU’s Test Center administrator.

Beginning in September 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators tests began to replace the Praxis II tests as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments. According to Slater, the Ohio Assessments for Educators tests assess the content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator licensure or adding a new licensure area.

Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation Sponsoring Andre’ Thornton Lecture

Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation Sponsoring Andre’ Thornton Lecture

Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation are sponsoring a lecture by Andre’ Thornton, president and CEO of ASW Global LLC, and former major league baseball player with the Cleveland Indians.

The event, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus, is part of the inaugural Gordon E. Heffern Applying Christian Ethics in Business Lecture hosted by AU’s Richard and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economic.

Iron Toys Quartet Schedules CD Release Concert

Iron Toys Quartet Schedules CD Release Concert

The saxophone/woodwind quartet Iron Toys will hold a public release concert and party to celebrate its new CD on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Happy Grape Wine Bar in Lexington, Ohio.

Founded in 2004 in Cleveland Ohio, the woodwind quartet features the accomplished and highly respected musicianship of Howie Smith, Rich Shanklin, Tom Reed and George Shernit. With a diverse repertoire exploring classical music, jazz and related styles composed or arranged by members of the quartet, this recording also presents Jim McNeely’s engaging and challenging composition “Three Conversations.” Major funding for the project was made possible by the Ashland University Faculty Development program and the Ashland University Department of Music.

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