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Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence; Ribbon-Cutting Set

Ashland University has established a new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty, advancing their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources and collaborative programs.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community.

Students Participate in Ashland University’s ‘AU in Germany’ Program

Students Participate in Ashland University’s ‘AU in Germany’ Program

Three Ashland University faculty members and 13 AU students participated this summer in a four-week “AU in Germany” experience that included a stay in Wittenberg as well as weekend excursions to nearby cities.

The group spent May 16 to June 6 in Germany and stayed at Colleg Wittenberg, an educational institution that partners with the university.

Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing Program Sets Summer Reading Series

Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing Program Sets Summer Reading Series

Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will hold its Summer Reading Series July 18-31 that will feature afternoon craft talks and evening readings that are free and open to the public on the AU campus.

Award-winning visiting writers and faculty will read from their books each evening, while writers and faculty also will host afternoon craft talks with topics in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. All events will be held in Room 138 of the Schar College of Education.

Ashbrook Center to Host an Evening to Celebrate Peter Schramm

Ashbrook Center to host an evening to celebrate Peter Schramm

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University is hosting an evening to honor Dr. Peter Schramm on Monday, July 6, at the Hugo Young Theatre on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The occasion will be the re-dedication of the Ashbrook Center’s Library, which the Ashbrook Board is naming in Dr. Schramm's honor. Bill Kristol from The Weekly Standard, Jonah Goldberg from National Review, and Larry Arnn from Hillsdale College will be among the speakers who will help the Center honor Dr. Schramm for all he has done for his friends and students, for Ashbrook, and the cause of American freedom.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Showcases Local Artistic Talent

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Showcases Local Artistic Talent

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is holding a regional juried exhibition featuring 25 members of the Ashland Community Art League. The juror for the exhibition was Danny Butts, former director of the Mansfield Art Center and currently art history professor at Ohio State Mansfield.

The exhibition includes local artists Susan Shafer, Mary J Ferretti, Debra Akers, Mary Ann Claudy, Nancy Dupre, Jane Johnson, Diane Kaye, Marty Lee, Barb Morejon, Betty Perry, Nancy Pierce, Matt Potosky, Betz Richards, Caryl Richmond, Robin Roberts, Dana Sherburne, Peg Stover, Jan Wells, Barry Wheeler, MP Marion, Patricia White, Janet Steiner, Larry Schiemann, Christa Gast, Linda Goodman and Heidi Weller.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Paint Night

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Paint Night

Artists and non-artists ages 16 and over are invited to join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus for “Paint Night” on Friday, June 12, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event will teach those attending the basics of acrylic painting.

“In each class those attending will leave with your own 16” x 20” masterpiece – and no previous art experience is required,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “Relax and enjoy a night out. You only need to bring your favorite snack. We provide the sparkling beverages, painting supplies, easels, aprons and step-by-step instructions.”

Ashland University Dietetics Program Listed in the Top 50 in the Nation

Ashland University Dietetics Program Listed in the Nation’s Top 50

Ashland University’s Dietetics Program, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND), has been selected as one of the top nutrition programs in the United States.

The ranking, produced by Public Health Online, noted “Aspiring registered dietitians can earn the degree necessary to move closer to their goals at Ashland University. Courses expand students’ knowledge of nutrition, health and science. The university strives for small class sizes, allowing students to get personalized attention from instructors. Graduates must complete an approved dietetic internship prior to sitting for the exam to earn a credential. Dietitians can go on to work as practitioners in settings such as clinical, community and food service organizations. The internship program is selective, and a field placement cannot be guaranteed. To become more competitive, students can excel academically and pursue work-related experiences.”

Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies Makes Strong Showing at Regional Conference

Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies Makes Strong Showing at Regional Conference

The Ashland University Department of Communication Studies made a strong showing at the 106th annual Eastern Communication Association (ECA) conference this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pa.

ECA is the nation’s regional conference in communication that has a history of achievement in research, criticism, communication, theory and excellence in teaching. It is the oldest professional communication association in the United States.

Variable Winds Band Concert Set for Sunday, May 3

Variable Winds Band Concert Set for Sunday, May 3

Ashland University Department of Music concludes an eventful 2014-2015 academic year on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Variable Winds Band Concert.

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band under the direction of Leonard Salvo and the Ashland University Concert Band directed by Kenneth Will will perform and senior Concert Band members will be recognized for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. Admission to the concert is complimentary and open to the public.

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