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Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road, will host a “Naturalist on Duty” event every second Saturday this summer. All four events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for those of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each will be held between 12 noon and 3 p.m. on May 14, June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Upcoming ATS Fundraising Seminar Engages Community Members Within Academic Class

Upcoming ATS Fundraising Seminar Engages Community Members Within Academic Class

Ashland Theological Seminary will offer a “Fundraising for Kingdom Ministry: Academic Seminar” at its Independence, Ohio, campus location. The seminar will feature three separate events on June 11, July 16 and July 30 and will be held at 6500 Rockside Road, Suite 130, in Independence.

This three-day academic seminar equips ministry leaders to develop a biblically and theologically faithful philosophy of personal and organizational stewardship that is sensitive to each individual’s Christian tradition. This will include capacity building for resource development and cultivating donor relationships. This seminar also will orient participants to strategies for capital campaigns and planned giving.

Hugh Hewitt to be Speaker at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement

Hugh Hewitt to be Speaker at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement

Hugh Hewitt, a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon, has been named the speaker for AU’s Spring Commencement that is set for May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex’s Miller Stadium.

Hewitt, who also served as a panelist at four of the Republican debates during 2016, is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995.

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Ashland University Department of Music concludes an eventful 2015-2016 academic year on Sunday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. The Ashland Area Community Concert Band under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Concert Band directed by Gary Ciulla will perform and senior Concert Band members will be recognized for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Ashland Community Concert Band will open the concert with selections including Alfred Reed's “A Jubilant Overture,” which is written in the natural exuberance of young spirits in springtime; Frank Ticheli's “An American Elegy,” which was composed in memory of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School and to honor the survivors; along with a medley of songs from the awarding winning musical Fiddler on the Roof. The Community Band will close their portion of the concert with “Castle Gap” by Clifton Williams, a march depicting the strength and vigor of the pioneers in dealing with a rugged terrain and climate.

Ashland Theological Seminary Forms Partnership with St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute

Ashland Theological Seminary Forms Partnership with St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute

Ashland Theological Seminary, a division of Ashland University, has signed a partnership agreement with the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Md., that will allow St. Mary’s students to take Doctor of Ministry degree coursework through Ashland Seminary.

According to the partnership agreement, St. Mary’s students will take pre-Doctor of Ministry courses and approximately 40 percent of their Doctor of Ministry coursework at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute, while taking the remaining 60 percent of their courses and their final Doctor of Ministry project through Ashland Theological Seminary.

Ashland University Business Students Receive Awards from Financial Executives International

Ashland University Business Students Receive Awards from Financial Executives International

Ashland University sophomore Mitchell Kelly, an accounting and finance major from Mansfield, Ohio, and sophomore Jessica Syme, an accounting and finance major from Seville, Ohio, received the Outstanding Students award from Financial Executives International (FEI).

Kelly, a 2014 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School, is the son of Doug and Heather Kelly. Syme, a 2015 graduate of the Ohio Virtual Academy, is the daughter of John and Jennifer Syme of Seville.

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Honors Students with Banquet

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Honors Students with Banquet

The Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences hosted its annual Health Sciences Award Recognition Banquet on Friday, April 15. With President Carlos Campo and Provost Eun-Woo Chang in attendance, many students were honored for their academic achievements during the 2015-16 school year.

The department honored senior Sarah Alley, junior Hannah Lilly and sophomore Julie Worley for outstanding academic achievement in their respective classes.

Ashland University Student Receives National Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship

Ashland University Student Receives National Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship

Ashland University junior Delaney Jones of Twinsburg, Ohio, was selected as a scholarship recipient by the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society. The Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship is considered an honor as a national scholarship.

Phi Sigma Iota is a Foreign Language Honor Society with more than 250 chapters nationally and chapters in Mexico and France. The Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota was installed on April 30, 1997, at Ashland University. To date, Ashland University has initiated 165 student members, eight faculty members and one honorary member.

Ashland University Students Receive IMA National Scholarships

Ashland University Students Receive IMA National Scholarships

Ashland University sophomore Jessica Syme, an accounting and finance major from Seville, Ohio, and senior Taylor Randles, an accounting major from Stow, Ohio, have received the IMA Memorial Education Fund (MEF) National Scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants for 2016.

Syme, a 2015 graduate of the Ohio Virtual Academy, is the daughter of John and Jennifer Syme of Seville. Randles is a 2013 graduate of Canal Winchester High School and the daughter of her late mother Angela Boyer and father Timothy Randles.

Ashland Seminary Students Inducted into Honor Society

Three Ashland Theological Seminary students -- Joseph A. Ellis, Ashley R. Kronick and Stacey S. Richter – have been inducted into Eta Beta Rho, the national scholastic honor society for students of Hebrew language and culture.

The induction ceremony for the three students of Classical Hebrew at the seminary took place on April 25 and included the award and lapel pins presentation by Dr. L. Daniel Hawk and their instructor Dr. Paul Overland. Hawk and Overland are members of the Biblical Studies faculty of Ashland Theological seminary.

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