News Releases

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Approximately 200 students from 37 area schools will converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 57th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District of the Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry at Ashland University and Science Day director, projects that received superior ratings in local school district science fairs in eight adjacent north central Ohio counties will be displayed at the district fair. The students participating will represent high schools, junior high/middle schools and fifth and sixth grades from Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne counties.

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Approximately 200 students from 37 area schools will converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 57th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District of the Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry at Ashland University and Science Day director, projects that received superior ratings in local school district science fairs in eight adjacent north central Ohio counties will be displayed at the district fair. The students participating will represent high schools, junior high/middle schools and fifth and sixth grades from Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne counties.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Senior Art Exhibition

Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.

Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the 2017 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, March 30, and Thursday, April 20, with opening receptions from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on both dates in the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. The senior art awards will be announced at 5 p.m. at the April 20 reception.

Spring Choral Concert, Vocal and Trombone Recitals Close March Events

Spring Choral Concert, Vocal and Trombone Recitals Close March Events

The Ashland University Department of Music closes the month of March with a spring choral concert, a junior vocal recital and a senior trombone recital. All of the concerts are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, March 23, music education majors Rachel Parfitt Kelly (Columbus) and Hannah Wise (Hartville) will perform their junior recital in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Both sopranos will be accompanied by pianist Deb Logan and joined by guest vocalists Jacob Markley, baritone and Jacob Poiner, tenor. The program will include several musical theatre selections from shows such as Mame, White Christmas, Cinderella, Shrek, The Addams Family, Seussical, Spamalot and more.

Ashland University Groups to Sponsor Lecture

Ashland University Groups to Sponsor Lecture

Several Ashland University groups are co-sponsoring a lecture titled “The Tobacco Pandemic and Global Governance: Historical and Ethical Reflections on the Persistence of Smoking in the 21st Century” to be held Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

The event is free and open to the public and the speaker will be Dr. Allan M. Brandt of Harvard University. This lecture will analyze the rise of tobacco consumption in the U.S. during the course of the 20th century. It will examine issues of tobacco agriculture, technology and industry, as well a growing medical evidence of the harms of smoking.

AU Theatre Tackles the Unpredictability of Love in Almost, Maine

Ashland University Theatre Tackles the Unpredictability of Love in Almost, Maine

Ashland University Department of Theatre closes its 2016-2017 season in “Pursuit of Happiness" with John Cariani’s romantic comedy Almost, Maine. Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames directs the production, which runs for one week with 7:30 p.m. performances on Wednesday, March 29, through Saturday, April 1, and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on April 2. The show is staged in the intimate Studio Theatre so audiences are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to guarantee their seat.

Almost, Maine is the title and mythical setting for this play, which is a series of nine cordial, yet bizarre and whimsical vignettes about love that are laced with magic realism, uncanny coincidences and metaphors taken literally. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

Ashland University Hosts Visit from Ambassador Dani Dayan

Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, answers several questions from AU President Dr. Carlos Campo and those in attendance at the breakfast event held in Myers Convocation Center.

Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, visited the Ashland University campus on the morning of March 14 to meet with a group of invited individuals.

Dayan had breakfast with members of the AU Board of Trustees and community members as well as a number of AU faculty, staff and students. Following the breakfast, Dayan spoke on “Israel and the Middle East Today: A Diplomat’s View.”

Ashland University Students Receive Awards at 2017 Student Art Exhibition

Ashland University Students Receive Awards at 2017 Student Art Exhibition

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through March 24 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This year’s exhibition offered $1,400 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the seven art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art, graphic design, drawing and ceramics.

Band Concert Honors Area Middle School Instrumentalists

Band Concert Honors Area Middle School Instrumentalists

In Celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Ashland University Department of Music will host the annual Ashland County Middle School Honors Band on Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. The Ashland University Concert Band will be the featured guest ensemble conducted by Gary Ciulla, Ashland University director of bands. Lori Ciulla, former director of bands at Copley-Fairlawn Middle School, will conduct the middle school honors band.

Consisting of 75 members, the Ashland County Middle School Honors Band includes seventh and eighth grade students from Ashland, Crestview, Hillsdale, Loudonville-Perrysville and Mapleton Schools. Members of the Ashland County Band Directors Association meet with Gary Ciulla and Ashland's Martin Kral, this year’s chairman, to plan the program. The committee of band directors selects the honors band members based on merit and instrumentation needs of the band. Students meet at Ashland University on Thursday, March 16, and Sunday, March 19, to rehearse and present this program with music ranging from classical selections to traditional marches.

AU Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Ohio’s Sandhill Cranes

The fourth and final event in the 2016-2017 Ashland University Environmental Lecture Series, with a theme of “In Our Own Backyard, Year 2,” will be a presentation by Dr. Laura Kearns, wildlife biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Olentangy Research Station in Delaware, Ohio.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Kearns will speak on “Sandhill Cranes of the Black Fork and Beyond: Recent Research Findings.”

AU Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Ohio’s Sandhill Cranes

Pages