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Ashland University Hosts Re-Entry Summit in Ashland

Ashland University Hosts Re-Entry Summit in Ashland

The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population, yet holds 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated. That fact and many others surrounding the re-entry of incarcerated individuals will be discussed at “The Cost of Poverty: Fall 2018 Re-Entry Summit” that will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

“This summit will bring people together to build an understanding of the resources, challenges and life of returning citizens,” said Dr. Todd Marshall, associate provost at Ashland University. “We are also fostering communication that leads to a greater understanding of the dynamics of working with formerly incarcerated individuals and the people who support them, as well as cultivate connections and partnerships to improve the reintegration and reengagement of formerly incarcerated individuals into their community.”

Percussion, Fall Honors & Student Ensemble Recitals Close Fall Semester

The Department of Music at Ashland University announces a variety of recitals to close the fall semester including an all percussion recital, small ensembles recital which will feature brass, string and jazz groups, as well as the semi-annual Honors Recital showcasing the exceptional work by selected vocalists and instrumentalists. All of the concerts are free and open to the public and will be performed in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

On Monday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. under the direction of Liz Procopio, the AU Percussion Ensemble will present a wide variety of works featuring different styles of music performed by Stefan Jonsson and Matt Long. The recital program will also include performances by the University Drumline and the Neutrals Percussion Duo.

Percussion, Fall Honors & Student Ensemble Recitals Close Fall Semester

Mayor Miller to Give Encore Performance at TubaChristmas

The local holiday favorite TubaChristmas returns to Ashland University’s Hugo Young Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. with Ashland City Mayor Matt Miller performing as the “Celebrity Tubist.” This will be Mayor Miller’s encore performance as he was the “Celebrity Tubist” last year. He had never played a musical instrument before and had a 30-minute lesson before the 2017 event. Those attending will see if he has been practicing over the past year.

The concert is free and open to the public and invites area tuba, euphonium and baritone players to perform. Musician registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a rehearsal at 9:20 a.m. Everyone should note that this year's event is an hour earlier than last year's event.

Mayor Miller to Give Encore Performance at TubaChristmas

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Slavery and the Constitutional Convention’

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Slavery and the Constitutional Convention’

Dr. Gordon Lloyd, senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center and professor emeritus at Pepperdine University, will speak on the topic of "The Great Difficulty of Framing: Slavery and the Constitutional Convention" at a colloquium on Friday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5430 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Senior Art Exhibition

In late November, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery will host the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art and design majors at AU.

Bringing together the artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design, the Fall 2018 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, Nov. 29, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University Students Selected to Compete in Case Study Competition

Ashland University’s Communication Department in the College of Arts and Sciences has recently chosen four students to lead the AU Bateman Case Study Competition team. This will be the second year that Ashland’s PRSSA Chapter has competed in this national case study competition.

Those selected for the team for this year are seniors Samantha Stutzman of Chardon, Ohio; Erin Staley of Dayton, Ohio; Ricardo Loera of Avon, Ohio; and Cyleen Sharpe of Bellevue, Ohio. All four members of the team major in either Public Relations & Strategic Communication or double major in Communication at Ashland University.

Ashland University Students Selected to Compete in Case Study Competition

Ashland University Sophomore to Present Concert

Sophomore music and computer science dual major Eric Watts of Ontario, Ohio, will present a concert of his original compositions titled “Paperclips: An evening of music for trombones” on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Watts composed several pieces for a trombone quartet over this past summer and then received further guidance from Dr. Stefan Swanson, visiting assistant professor of Music, who has composed more than 100 film and concert scores.

Ashland University Sophomore to Present Concert

AU Student Selected as Region 8 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year

AU Student Selected as Region 8 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year

AU student and Springfield resident Marissa Johnson has been selected as the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter, Region 8 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year. Johnson is a senior at Ashland University majoring in social work and minoring in sociology and child-family studies in AU's College of Arts and Sciences.

As a 2015 graduate of Springfield High School, Johnson has been interested in the field of social work since her sophomore year of high school. Prior to that, she said she always knew that whatever she did in life would be centered around helping others.

Chris Flannery Chosen to Head Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

Los Angeles native Christopher Flannery has been named to succeed the late Roger Beckett as executive director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. Before accepting the position, which he will assume January 1, Flannery was a long-time professor in the History and Political Science Department and Honors College at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

Flannery has taught in Ashbrook’s teacher programs from their inception and for a number of years as Louaine S. Taylor visiting professor of American history and government at Ashland University. He has served on the Ashbrook Center board since 2000.

Chris Flannery Chosen to Head Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

Ashland University Receives Gifts for Kates Gymnasium Project

Monetary gifts from several longtime supporters of Ashland University will allow the AU Athletic Department to construct a loge, a center and office inside Kates Gymnasium in AU’s Physical Education Center.

“This project will feature the construction of a loge behind the end of the basketball court on the lobby side of Kates Gymnasium,” said AU Director of Athletics Al King. “The loge will be able to accommodate approximately 40 people and it will have a glass window that will look out onto the court.”

Ashland University Receives Gifts for Kates Gymnasium Project

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