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42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 25

Tickets for the 42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 25, at 12 p.m. Patrons are reminded that this is a very popular event and the box office will be incredibly busy.

For immediate service, the box office recommends that patrons come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street or order online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply for online orders). Patrons also can call the box office at 419.289.5125, but phone lines are expected to be busy. Discounted tickets for children can only be purchased directly through the box office and not online.

2017-2018 AU Theatre Season Building Bridges from Greeks to Seuss

Ashland University Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season themed "Building Bridges." As described by Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, “From the ancient Greeks to Dr. Seuss, we are reminded to think of, respect and care for others and those who may not be like ourselves. In light of our current national climate as well as the College of Arts & Science Symposium Against Indifference whose theme is "Building Bridges through Dialogue," the 2017-2018 Theatre Season will provide opportunities to better understand ourselves and others with performances that encourage dialogue about challenges in our world today.”

2017-2018 AU Theatre Season Building Bridges from Greeks to Seuss

Ashland University to Hold Art Saturday Events

Ashland University to Hold Art Saturday Events

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club have established Art Saturdays, an educational and creative experience for children. Art Saturdays will be offering classes on Sept. 30 titled “T-Rex Can Draw” from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Nov. 4 titled “Giant Reptilian VS Painting” from 10 a.m. to noon.

"T-Rex Can Draw" will have young artists ages 4 to 8 years old exploring creative approaches to perspective drawing with a dinosaur twist. This event is free but registration is required prior to this Art Saturdays activity.

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Sept. 16

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Sept. 16

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, will host its fourth “Naturalist on Duty” program this summer on Sept. 16. All of these Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event is held between 10 a.m. and noon. The final program date is Oct. 14. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University Emerging as a Leader in Collaborative Science; Opens New Center Dedicated to International Collaborations

Ashland University Emerging as a Leader in Collaborative Science; Opens New Center Dedicated to International Collaborations

Ashland University’s opening of an International Collaboration Research Center (AUICR) this fall gives further evidence that AU is emerging as a leader in the growing trend of collaborative social science.

“This Center will be the first of its kind, and provide a home at AU with additional resources to support these social science collaborations,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “The AUICRC will allow Dr. Chartier to initiate and facilitate more of these large-scale projects, seek extramural funding, and place an expanded team of highly trained AU undergraduates at the center of these exciting developments.”

2017-2018 Ashland University Arts Guide Available

2017-2018 Ashland University Arts Guide Available

The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music recitals and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions.

Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide that includes events from Aug. 28 to May 18.

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

Ashland University’s Religion Department along with the International Peacemakers Program of the Presbyterian Church are co-sponsoring a public lecture by Lydia Cordero Cabrera on the topic of “Working for Women’s Rights in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Professor Publishes ‘Zombie’ Translation

 Ashland University Professor Publishes ‘Zombie’ Translation

Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of foreign languages at Ashland University, has published a book translation titled Zombies: An Anthropological Investigation of the Living Dead (University Press of Florida 2017).

According to Gray, this book is a translation of forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier’s scientific investigation of zombie culture and Haitian Vodou called Zombis. Enquête sur les morts-vivants (Tallandier 2015).

Ashland University to Hold Second Faith and Society Lecture

Ashland University to Hold Second Faith and Society Lecture

Dr. Deborah Haarsma, who serves as president of the BioLogos Foundation, will speak as part of Ashland University’s second Faith and Society Lecture to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Haarsma will speak on “Can Science and the Bible Work Together? Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design and Evolution.” The one-hour lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Group Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Group Exhibition

The Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Design will host Obsolescence, a group exhibition of new works that examines the idea of extinction, from Aug. 31 to Oct. 15, 2017.

The exhibition was curated by the Coburn’s director Cynthia Petry and includes the following artists: Mike Richison, Judith Brandon, Robyn Moore and Adrian Hatfield. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, Aug. 31, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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