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Dr. Mason Posner Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Mason Posner Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Mason Posner, professor of biology at Ashland University, has been selected as the University’s third recipient of the Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award. Posner was recognized at Ashland University’s Honors Convocation on April 22 and he received a medallion and stipend. In addition, he will speak at the Provost Luncheon during the AU’s Faculty College in August.

The Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes Ashland University faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship.

AU Spring Choral Concert Features Four Choirs Including Loudonville High School

AU Spring Choral Concert Features Four Choirs Including Loudonville High School

Three Ashland University vocal ensembles join forces with the Loudonville High School Symphonic Choir to present the university's annual spring choral concert on Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, will conduct the University Choir and Chamber Singers with Dr. Timothy Guenther accompanying on organ and piano. The University Choir will sing a pair of spirituals by Moses Hogan including Abide with Me and The Battle of Jericho.

Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition Awards Presented

Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition Awards Presented

The 2018 Senior Art Exhibition awards were presented by Daniel McDonald, chair of the Ashland University Art and Design department, on Thursday, April 12, at the Coburn Art Gallery opening reception. The Senior Art Exhibition runs from April 12-May 5, 2018.

Rachael Santee was selected as the senior exhibition art award recipient by the AU art and design department faculty. Santee’s artworks transform the female body beyond cultural norms into a statement of empowerment for her models while combining symbolic use of flowers and plant matter.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Offer Summer Art Camp

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Offer Summer Art Camp

The Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus will hold a Summer Art Camp that will offer an intensive and creative one-week art session on June 11-15, 2018.

According to Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery, students attending the camp will learn how to use many art medias and experience activities including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. “They will develop a cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they explore different art forms as well as developing their own talent for self-expression,” Petry said.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Nature Walk on April 21

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Nature Walk on April 21

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence is hosting an Earth Day Nature Walk on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at the Audubon Wetlands Preserve. In addition to the walk, art work from the Center’s art contest titled “Peace With Our Earth” will be displayed and prize winners will be recognized at the event.

According to Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the center, art work first place prizes and multiple runner-up prizes will be given in the following groups: K - 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, 6th - 8th grade and 9th - 12th grade. The contest was open to all students in grades kindergarten through twelve, including students from private and public schools, as well as homeschooled students.

Ashland University’s Student-Run Radio Station Holding ‘Vinylthon’

Ashland University’s Student-Run Radio Station Holding ‘Vinylthon’

Ashland University’s student-run radio station, 88.9-FM WRDL, will be holding a “Vinylthon” this weekend on Saturday, April 21.

“Similar to last year, WRDL will be playing 24 hours of nothing but vinyl records,” said Derek Wood, general manager of WRDL. “WRDL was one of 12 radio stations in the entire country to go 24 straight hours of vinyl music on that day last year and we are going to do the same again this year.”

AU Students and Faculty Participate in Pilgrimage to Rome

AU Students and Faculty Participate in Pilgrimage to Rome

A group of 24 students, faculty and community members participated in a seven-day pilgrimage to Rome, Vatican City, Assisi and Florence. The program “Legacy Peter and Paul in Italy” was constructed by Ashland University’s Global Education Director Rebecca Parillo with a class offered in conjunction with the trip to Italy taught by Dr. David Aune, associate professor of religion at Ashland University.

“The Legacy of Peter and Paul in Italy" study tour was truly a transformative experience for our AU students,” Aune said. “We gained insights about the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church and experienced its vitality and splendor throughout Rome, Assisi and Florence. And everyone agreed: the gelato was awesome beyond words.”

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members and Community Band’s 25th Anniversary

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members and Community Band’s 25th Anniversary FOR RELEASE April 12, 2018

Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2017-2018 academic year on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. Admission to the concert is free and open to all.

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Symphonic Band directed by Joseph Lewis, Jr., will perform a program themed "The Masters" as it features major composers within the band and orchestra world. The event will serve as a celebration for the AACCB's 25th anniversary, and will recognize the senior AU Band members for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program.

Ashland University Music Presents Two Jazz Concerts Next Week

Ashland University Music Presents Two Jazz Concerts Next Week

The Department of Music at Ashland University has scheduled two jazz concerts next week on Monday, April 16, at noon and Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts are free and open to the public and the events will be held in the Eagles’ Nest in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

The Monday concert over the noon hour will feature the “AU Lunch-Hour” Jazz Combo directed by Dr. Thomas Reed. The concert’s program will be selected from the following pieces: Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma, Conversation Piece by Howie Smith, Guataca City by Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man, Wayne Shorter's Footprints, Joe Zawinul's Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Thelonious Monk's Blue Monk.

Ashland University Students Testing the Waters

Ashland University Students Testing the Waters

Ashland University students and faculty are involved in Ashland University’s Water Quality (AUWQua) Monitoring Program where student-led field teams collect water from pre-determined sampling sites for testing. The students involved in the research with faculty member Dr. Jenna Dolhi, visiting assistant professor of Biology, are senior Natalie Kracker, senior Elizabeth Takacs, junior Alexis Lough, junior Alexis Flagg, sophomore Maria Kern, and sophomore Shelby Reutter.

A majority of the students joined the AUWQua Monitoring Program after hearing a research presentation by Dr. Dolhi, along with other professors from the Biology and Toxicology Department and Chemistry, Geology, and Physics Department who talked about the monitoring project.

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