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AU Vocal Ensembles Perform Choral Concert of Latin American Music

AU Vocal Ensembles Perform Choral Concert of Latin American Music

The Ashland University choral program collaborates with the College of Arts & Sciences Symposium Against Indifference to present a concert of a variety of Latin American musical selections for voices. Featuring the Ashland University Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and the student a cappella group Surround Sound, the concert will be held on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

Spring Honors Recital Showcases Semester's Exceptional Musicians

Spring Honors Recital Showcases Semester's Exceptional Musicians

The Ashland University Department of Music presents the best of Spring 2014 at the Honors Recital on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building). Students who accomplished exceptional musical work during the semester will showcase their vocal and instrumental talents.

Featured instrumentalists include Jaylynn Buchmelter, trombone; Emily Minns, flute; Katie Metz, trumpet; and Rachel Crow, piano. Vocal performances will feature sopranos Katie Mounts and Kelsey Bowens, mezzo-soprano Samantha Diemer, tenors Caleb Stout and Jacob Poiner, and baritones Deric Dove and Andrew Shaffer.

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Presents Jazz at the Nest

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Presents Jazz at the Nest

Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of music, the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra will perform a wide variety of selections at a free public concert on Tuesday, April 22, 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 of AUJO at the Nest.

Pieces in the program include Bob Florence’s “Be Bop Charlie,” Benny Carter’s “Miss Missouri” and “Jackson County Jubilee,” and Matt Wilson’s “25 Years of Rootabagas.” Other possible tunes include “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Willow Weep for Me” and “Deedles’ Blues.”

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University faculty member Merrill Tawse is the recipient of AU’s 2014 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. AU Provost Dr. Frank Pettigrew presented the award at AU’s Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday (April 13) in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

The award, first presented in 1997, was endowed by former Jeromesville residents the late Edward and Louaine Taylor as a way of supporting high quality teaching at Ashland University.

Ashland University Professor Receives Mathematics Teaching Award

Ashland University Professor Receives Mathematics Teaching Award

Dr. Christopher Swanson, professor of mathematics at Ashland University, has received the 2014 Ohio Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Swanson received the award at the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America spring meeting held April 4-5 at the University of Toledo.

University Offers Two Fun Evenings of Opera Scenes and Ice Cream

University Offers Two Fun Evenings of Opera Scenes and Ice Cream

Ashland University Department of Music presents two evenings of opera scenes from “The Marriage of Figaro to Carmen” and “Man of La Mancha.” The performances, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

Under the direction of Stephanie Sikora, professor of music and head of the voice area in the Department of Music at Ashland University, this annual event features vocal performances from 12 student singers. The female cast includes sopranos Abigail Brady, Rachel Gollhardt, Victoria Horak, Fatima Imani Smith, Grace Keller and Erin Lingenfelter along with mezzo-sopranos Andrea Disch and Alexandra Newhouse. Male singers include tenor Caleb Stout, and baritones Darion Dow, Deric Dove and Andrew Shaffer.

AU Visiting Artist Lecture to Feature Executive from Cartoon Network

AU Visiting Artist Lecture to Feature Executive from Cartoon Network

Ashland University will hold a Visiting Artist Lecture on Friday, April 11, that will feature a public presentation by Jacob Escobedo, vice president of creative design for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim’s Creative Group.

The public is invited to the free evening lecture that will feature Escobedo presenting on his experiences in the art and media world. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall inside the Dwight Schar College of Education on the AU campus.

Ashland University to Host Fun With Forensic Chemistry Camp for Middle Grade Students

Ashland University to Host Fun With Forensic Chemistry Camp for Middle Grade Students

Ashland University will host a Fun With Forensic Chemistry Camp, a laboratory experience for middle grade students entering grades 7-9 in the fall, offered in cooperation with the Institute for Chemical Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The camp will be held June 23 to 26 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at Ashland University’s Kettering Science Center.

Participants will learn how to gather evidence, employ the scientific method and use forensic science tools to solve a crime.

Musical Theatre Revue Troupe Presents Annual Showcase Performance

Musical Theatre Revue Troupe Presents Annual Showcase Performance

Ashland University Theatre’s Drop of a Hat Players, a musical theatre revue troupe, presents its 2014 Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in the Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Although the performance is free and open to the public, audience members are encouraged to reserve a free ticket through the Ashland University box office to guarantee a seat. The box office is open 12 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 419.289.5125.

From “Guys and Dolls” and “Annie Get Your Gun” to “Hairspray” and “Wicked,” the performance promises to cover more than 60 years of musical theatre gems. The students will perform 17 songs from classic and contemporary musical theatre productions.

AU Sets Environmental Lecture on Coffee, Communities and Conservation in Latin America

AU Sets Environmental Lecture on Coffee, Communities and Conservation in Latin America

The fourth and final event in Ashland University’s Environmental Lecture Series this year will be a presentation by Dr. Amanda Rodewald, director of Conservation Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

Dr. Rodewald will speak on "The Intersection of Coffee, Communities and Conservation in Latin America." The lecture will be held Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall of the Schar College of Education. This event is free and open to the public.

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