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Holiday Jazz Concert, Dec. 4, with Alumni Band Rehearsal, Nov. 29

Holiday Jazz Concert, Dec. 4, with Alumni Band Rehearsal, Nov. 29

The Ashland University Department of Music will present an Ashland University Jazz Concert on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 pm in Hugo Young Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock, the concert will offer pre-concert music from a jazz combo followed by jazz standards performed by the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) and the 2nd annual AUJO Alumni Band. For any alumni who are interested and available to participate, a rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 7-9 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

Mayor-Elect Miller Is Celebrity Tubist

Mayor-Elect Miller Is Celebrity Tubist

The local holiday favorite TubaChristmas returns to Ashland University's Hugo Young Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 2, at noon with Ashland City Mayor-Elect Matt Miller as the “Celebrity Tubist.” The concert is free and open to the public and invites area tuba, euphonium and baritone players to perform. Musician registration will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a rehearsal at 10:20 a.m.

TubaChristmas is an idea conceived by Harvey Phillips, professor of Tuba at Indiana University. Phillips wanted to demonstrate to the public what a beautiful sound a mass ensemble of tubas and euphoniums could make and to provide an opportunity for fellow low brass players to celebrate the season with the community. TubaChristmas is dedicated to the memory of Mr. William J. Bell. It’s a fun, holiday tradition the whole family can enjoy.

Ashland University Research Center Launches First Project

Ashland University Research Center Launches First Project

The Ashland University International Collaboration Research Center (ICRC) has launched its first official project, and quickly built a team of collaborators from more than 175 different laboratories, in over 40 countries, on all six populated continents.

The ICRC’s Psychological Science Accelerator aims to accelerate the accumulation of reliable and generalizable evidence in psychological science, reducing the distance between truth about human behavior and mental processes and our current understanding. The project will focus on collecting large and global data sets for studies that researchers in the network vote as making the biggest contribution to the field. All data, research materials and data analysis details will then be openly disseminated for other researchers to explore and re-analyze to generate new hypotheses.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Two Exhibitions

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Two Exhibitions

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will be hosting two exhibitions -- the 2017 AU Senior Art Exhibition as well as a ceramic works exhibition by Cleveland artists Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech -- from Nov. 30 to Dec. 17, 2017.

The Senior Art Exhibition includes graduating art majors Danielle Smith and Anamarie Coors and highlights graphic design, digital art, web design and animation. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Ashland University National Bateman Case Study Competition Team Selected

Ashland University National Bateman Case Study Competition Team Selected

Ashland University’s Communication Department recently selected five students who will lead the first-ever AU Bateman Case Study Competition team. Seniors Morgan Badenhop of West Liberty, Ohio; Kathleen Foster of Spencer, Ohio; and Susanna Savage of Loudonville, Ohio, along with juniors Katie Dailey of Wooster, Ohio; and Erin Staley of Dayton, Ohio, will research, plan, implement and evaluate a public relations campaign for the national competition.

Each member majors in either Public Relations or Communications at Ashland University. Seven students applied and five were selected for the Bateman team.

AU Officials Sign Agreement to Allow for Intelligence and Cyber Training Internships

Ashland University officials have signed an agreement that will allow AU students to enroll in internships in the Wright State Applied Research Corporation’s (WSARC) intelligence and cyber training programs.

The agreement, which is effective Jan. 1, 2018, allows Ashland University junior and senior level undergraduate students to complete semester-long internships with WSARC.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Panel Discussion on ‘War in the Bible’

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Forum on ‘War in the Bible’

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN) is hosting a panel discussion on “War in the Bible” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Mignon Jacobs, dean and chief academic officer at Ashland Theological Seminary, will moderate the panel discussion and she will be joined by presenters Dr. Craig Hovey, AU associate professor of religion and Ashland Center for Nonviolence executive director, and Dr. Daniel Hawk, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew.

Tickets Still Available for 42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste

Tickets Still Available for 42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste

Tickets for the 42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste at Ashland University are still available for the 6:30 p.m. performances slated for Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 3, in Redwood Hall. Although the Saturday evening show is sold out, there are currently two full tables and four partial tables available for the Wednesday performance; Thursday has 15 seats available in various increments at different tables; Friday only has four single seats at different tables; and the closing night performance on Sunday has 28 seats remaining at different tables.

AU Theatre Examines The Strength Of Women Across The Wars In ‘The Trojan Women’

AU Theatre Examines The Strength Of Women Across The Wars In ‘The Trojan Women’

Ashland University Department of Theatre continues the 2017-2018 season with Euripides’ classic Greek drama, “The Trojan Women,” with translation by Richmond Lattimore. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Sean-Parker, performances run for one week with 7:30 p.m. evening performances on Wednesday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 11, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Studio Theatre. Audiences are advised that seating is limited and advance purchase of tickets is recommended.

Euripides wrote this play addressing what happened to the Trojan women whose husbands, fathers and sons were killed by the Greeks during the Trojan War. In this timeless story about the victims of war, this story examines the tragic fates of these women who were taken from their land and were used as slaves or concubines.

Reed Performs Concert of Songs and Dances on Nov. 5

Reed Performs Concert of Songs and Dances on Nov. 5

The Department of Music at Ashland University will host a concert of Songs and Dances by Dr. Thomas Reed on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building).

For his 33rd consecutive annual faculty concert at Ashland University, Dr. Reed will perform on clarinet and soprano saxophone with pianist Susan Gregg, violinist Jane Reed, percussionist Andy Pongracz and Gary Davis on trumpet.

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