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Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

The Ashland University Board of Trustees passed a number of forward-looking items at its meetings that were held on campus on Jan. 28 and 29, 2016. The board approved:
1) the University’s new Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

“On behalf of the Strategic Planning Committee, we are pleased to present Ashland University's new Strategic Plan, titled Ashland Rising 2020,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “This ‘Tier One’ of our three-tiered planning approach was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees.”

Low Brass Recital and Winter Choral Concert Slated for February

Low Brass Recital and Winter Choral Concert Slated for February

The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a low brass instrumental recital and a winter choral concert in the month of February. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, Eileen Navratil, euphonium, and Jaylynn Buchmelter, trombone, present their junior recital accompanied by pianist Susan Gregg. The program will include Robert Sibbing's Homage to Anais Nin, Philip Catelinet's arrangement of Capuzzi's Andante and Rondo from Concerto for Double Bass, Axel Jorgensen's Suite for Trombone and Piano, movements two through five of Paul Droste's arrangement of Schumann's Five Pieces in Folk Style, and Arthur Pryor's Blue Bells of Scotland.

Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading Series

Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading Series

The Ashland University English Department has set its Spring 2016 Reading Series that will feature a poetry reading by Anna George Meek on Feb. 29, a nonfiction reading by Scott Russell Sanders on April 13 and a fiction reading by Jeffrey Lent on April 20.

The poetry and fiction readings will be held in the Ronk Lecture Hall at the Dwight Schar College of Education. The nonfiction reading will be held in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. All readings will begin at 4 p.m.

Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society to Present Discussion

Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society to Present Discussion

Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society will present a discussion with speaker Dr. Rene Paddags, AU assistant professor of political science, on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, which is located on the eighth floor of the Library on the AU campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Politics with Paddags” and is being described as a “discussion of the immigration and refugee crisis in Europe.” Pizza and snacks will be provided at the event.

Ashland University to Conduct Test of Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System at Noon Today

Ashland University to Conduct Test of Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System at Noon Today

Ashland University will conduct a test of its Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 12 noon. The test message will be sent through the Eagle Alert (e2Campus) Emergency Notification System and other notification systems used at Ashland (campus siren, public address systems, digital signage, e-mail, website, WRDL).

Ashland Area Community Concert Band Announces Spring Season

Ashland Area Community Concert Band Announces Spring Season

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, has set its spring schedule including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. Beginning Feb. 16, the Community Band rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 115 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building).

In its 23rd season, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band is for those that loved playing in high school or college band and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this spring include a concert in Hugo Young Theatre on Sunday, May 8, and a performance at Brookside Park on Sunday, June 19.

Ashland University’s Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Salamander Conservation ‘In Our Own Backyard’

Ashland University’s Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Salamander Conservation ‘In Our Own Backyard’

The next event in Ashland University’s Environmental Lecture Series for 2015-16 will be a presentation by Greg Lipps, who is a Herpetological and GIS consultant and the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation coordinator with the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership at the Ohio State University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Lipps will speak on “Partnering to Protect Ohio's Giant Salamander, the Eastern Hellbender.” The Eastern Hellbender is one of only two completely aquatic salamanders found in the state of Ohio.

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the University’s 30th annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 28. The program recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Professor Kathleen Brenan, associate professor of accounting; Dr. David Kommer, professor of education; Jud Logan, AU’s head coach for men and women’s track and field; Rebecca Parillo, AU’s director of Global Education; Dr. Thomas Reed, chair and professor of music; Dr. Dariela Rodriguez, associate professor of communication studies; Suzanne Salvo, AU’s director of disability services; and the late Dr. Peter Schramm, professor of political science.

AU Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra Musicians Selected for OPCICA Honors

AU Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra Musicians Selected for OPCICA Honors

Four members of the Ashland University Concert Band and five members of the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra were selected to be members of the 2016 Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association All Ohio Collegiate Honors Concert Band and Honors Jazz Ensemble.

The 29th Annual OPCICA Honors Festival was hosted on Jan. 23 and 24 by Muskingum University and the concert was held at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, Ohio.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature AU Professor of History

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature AU Professor of History

Dr. John Moser, professor of history at Ashland University, will be speaking on the topic of “The Great Depression and World War II: From Economic Crisis to International Catastrophe” at the Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Jan. 29, 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, contact Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or jnixon@ashbrook.org.

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