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Lynne Cheney to Speak at Ashbrook Event

Lynne Cheney to Speak at Ashbrook Event

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University is sponsoring “An Evening with Lynne Cheney,” New York Times best-selling author, who will speak about her newest book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.”

The event, celebrating Constitution Day, will be held on Sept. 15 in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with the lecture and a book signing following.

Ashbrook Center Receives $2.5 Million Seed Grant to Expand Teacher Education Programs

Ashbrook Center Receives $2.5 Million Seed Grant to Expand Teacher Education Programs

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has received a $2.5 million seed grant from the Ariel Corporation to expand its teacher education programs. This gift, given over two years, will enable Ashbrook to address civic illiteracy – the serious national problem created by the failure to educate the next generation about what it means to be an American.

Ashbrook has developed a powerful set of national education programs for American history, government and civics teachers to address this problem. Ranging from online classroom resources to a full Master of Arts degree, Ashbrook programs provide the kind of sustained education necessary to change how American history is taught in classrooms across the country.

Ashland University Professor Participates in Australian Research Partnership; Receives Award

Ashland University Professor Participates in Australian Research Partnership; Receives Award

Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry at Ashland University, has just returned from spending five months in Australia as part of an international research partnership through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation at Charles Sturt University.

Weidenhamer’s visit was funded by an Endeavour Research Fellowship through the Australian government. He was hosted by Professor Leslie Weston at Charles Sturt University.

Ashland University Foreign Language Department to Host Spanish Language Film Festival

Ashland University Foreign Language Department to Host Spanish Language Film Festival

Ashland University’s Foreign Language Department has received a grant to host a Spanish Language Film Festival on the AU campus during the month of September. The Spanish films with English subtitles will be held Sept. 4, 10, 15, 23 and 29 at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The festival, which is titled “Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero American Cinema,” is made possible by a grant from Pragda and its Spanish Film Club, as well as support from The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

Ashland University Theatre Announces Open Auditions for ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Ashland University Theatre Announces Open Auditions for ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Ashland University Department of Theatre announced it will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of the classic and beloved musical “The Wizard of Oz,” directed by guest director Bob Russell with musical direction by Dr. Ron Blackley.

Auditions for community and youth ages 10 years and older will be held in Hugo Young Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. Rehearsals for the production will begin Jan. 4, 2015, and performances are scheduled for Feb. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

Ashland University Involved in Research Showing Lead Released from African Cookware Contaminates Food

Ashland University Involved in Research Showing Lead Released from African Cookware Contaminates Food

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed U.S. guidelines for lead consumption according to a new study published this month. A typical serving contains almost 200 times more lead than California’s Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 0.5 micrograms per day.

Two Ashland University professors as well as an AU undergraduate student were involved in the research, which included testing 29 samples of aluminum cookware made in Cameroon.

Ashland Area Chorus and Community Concert Band Announce Fall Schedules

Ashland Area Chorus and Community Concert Band Announce Fall Schedules

Two community music ensembles at Ashland University -- Ashland Area Chorus (AAC) and Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) -- announce their fall schedules including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, Ashland Area Chorus rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts. Initially meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Community Band rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Center for the Arts' Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a ceramic sculpture exhibition titled “Sculptural Snapshots” that will feature artworks created by Ohio artist Allison Elia.

The exhibition will run from Aug. 21 through Sept. 21, with an opening reception planned for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. After the reception, Elia will be giving an artist talk at 7 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. The artist talk is free and open to the public.

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