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New York Times Best-Selling Author to Give Ashland University Reading

New York Times Best-Selling Author to Give Ashland University Reading

Ashland University’s Department of Journalism and Digital Media and The Collegian, AU’s student newspaper, will host a reading with New York Times best-selling author Ben Montgomery on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The reading, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be held in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education. The reading is free and open to the public.

Montgomery, an enterprise reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, will be reading from his book, “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail.”

Ashland University Art Department to Hold Student Art Sale

Ashland University Art Department to Hold Student Art Sale

Ashland University’s Art Department will hold a student art sale on Thursday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Coburn Art Gallery located on the first floor of the Center for the Arts building along College Avenue. The general public is invited to shop from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery, “this art sale is a great opportunity to get inexpensive, yet quality paintings, digital art, ceramics, photographs and much more.”

Ashland University to Hold Dedication Ceremony for Classroom Building at Black Fork Wetlands

Ashland University to Hold Dedication Ceremony for Studies Center at Black Fork Wetlands

A ceremony to dedicate the classroom building at Ashland University’s Black Fork Wetlands Environmental Studies Center located along U.S. 42 near the Ashland County-Richland County line will be held on Oct. 30.

The ceremony, which is set for 3:30 p.m., will include remarks from Dr. Patricia Saunders, associate professor of biology and director of the Environmental Science Program, as well as recognition of the many donors who made this facility possible.

Ashland University Theatre Experience Invites High School Students to Discover Their Passion

Ashland University Theatre Experience Invites High School Students to Discover Their Passion

Ashland University Department of Theatre invites high school students to discover their passion at a theatre experience opportunity on Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to any high school student interested in learning more about theatre at Ashland University.

Registration is due by Nov. 1 with limited spaces available. Participants can register online at www.ashland.edu/theatre or by contacting Sarah Russell at srussel6@ashland.edu or 419.289.5150.

Center for Nonviolence Plans Discussion on the Use of Drones

Center for Nonviolence Plans Discussion on the Use of Drones

The Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University is sponsoring an event titled “Shall We Drone On?” that will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus.

The discussion on the use of drones will feature two speakers – Dr. Craig Hovey, associate professor of religion and executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, who will approach the strategic and moral problems with drone use in the war; and Dr. Michael Schwarz, assistant professor of history and political science, who will address constitutional difficulties.

Senior Recital Features Two Male Vocalists

Senior Recital Features Two Male Vocalists

The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a senior vocal recital featuring two male singers on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building). The recital is free and open to the public.

Tenor Caleb Stout and baritone Andrew Shaffer will be assisted by Deb Logan for this concert. Both singers are vocal music education majors and study voice privately with Denise Milner Howell. Stout is a graduate of North Adams High School and is from Winchester, Ohio. Shaffer is a graduate of Wooster High School in the neighboring city of Wooster, Ohio.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Department of Art, has scheduled its annual fall “Senior Art Exhibition,” which provides a capstone experience for graduating art majors. For students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University.

An opening reception will be held on Nov. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery inside the Center for the Arts on the AU campus and will kick-off the exhibition, which will run through Dec. 14.

AU Theatre Premieres a New Play from New York Playwright in College Collaboration

AU Theatre Premieres a New Play from New York Playwright in College Collaboration

Ashland University Theatre is proud to be selected by New York's Farm Theater as one of three universities to participate in a College Collaboration project. Last spring, the Farm Theater commissioned emerging playwright Lindsay Joy to write a new play in communication with students from Ashland University, Centre College and Clarke University. All three universities will produce the original script throughout this academic year with Ashland presenting the premiere performance of "In the Event of My Death," directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Scott Hudson.

Performances are scheduled for Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. With the performances staged in Hugo Young Theatre, patrons should note that the seating is on stage for this production which limits the number of seats available and advance purchase is recommended. The audience should also note that the script does contain adult language and content.

Ashland University to Sponsor Talk on 'Priorities in Public Health in Latin America'

Ashland University to Sponsor Talk on “Priorities in Public Health in Latin America”

Dr. Guillermo Mendoza, a regional officer for the Americas of the World Health Organization, part of the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C., will speak at Ashland University on the topic of “Priorities in Public Health in Latin America: Why Languages Matter in the Aspirations for Universal Health Coverage.”

The lecture, which is sponsored by the AU departments of Communication Studies and Foreign Languages, is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 22, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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