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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.

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Professor of Music Dr. Christina Fuhrmann is the recipient of AU’s 2015 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. AU Interim Provost Dr. Doug Fiore presented the award at AU’s Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 19, in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

The award, first presented in 1997, was endowed by former Jeromesville residents the late Edward and Louaine Taylor as a way of supporting high quality teaching at Ashland University.

Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus And A Cappella Ensemble Present Final Spring Concert

Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus And A Cappella Ensemble Present Final Spring Concert

The Ashland University Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and a cappella ensemble Surround Sound present their final spring concert on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of music and director of choral activities, will conduct the Chamber Singers as they perform The Seasonings by fictitious composer P.D.Q. Bach. This famous oratorio is a musical satire of Joseph Haydn's The Seasons. The piece will feature soloists as well as common and uncommon instruments.

Ashland University Professor Publishes National Article; Interviewed on Public Radio Show

Ashland University Professor Publishes National Article; Interviewed on Public Radio Show

Matt Tullis, associate professor of journalism at Ashland University and adviser to the AU student newspaper, The Collegian, published “The Ghosts I Run With,” a piece of memoir on running and childhood cancer on the national sports website SB Nation Longform on April 15.

The article focuses on the children and other cancer patients that Tullis knew when he was battling childhood leukemia as a teenager, most of whom did not survive, and how he often finds himself thinking about them when he goes on long runs.

Ashland University Groups to Sponsor Debate on Torture

Ashland University Groups to Sponsor Debate on Torture

Three groups on the Ashland University campus -- The Alexander Hamilton Society, the Political Science Department and the Philosophy Club – are sponsoring a debate on the topic of “Is Torture Wrong?”

The event, which will feature Elbridge Colby from the Center for a New American Security, will be held April 21 at noon in the Conference Rooms of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center. Food and drinks will be provided at the event.

Opera Scenes Feature Fairy Tales This Year

Opera Scenes Feature Fairy Tales This Year

Ashland University Department of Music presents two evenings of opera scenes that will feature scenes from fairy tales and more. The performances, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

Under the direction of Stephanie Sikora, professor of music and head of the Voice Area in the Department of Music at Ashland University, this annual event features vocal performances from student singers. This year's female cast includes sopranos Abigail Brady, Rachel Gollhardt, Maria Cardona, Fatima Imani Smith, Grace Keller and Hannah Wise along with mezzo-soprano Sarah Napier. Male singers include tenor Corey Turpin, and baritones Deric Dove, DR Haught and Jake Riley.

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