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Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Hold Group Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Hold Group Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will hold an exhibition titled “Natural Tendencies,” which will feature a group exhibition of seven artists from the Cleveland area exploring the tendencies of our minds and emotional states with a vocabulary centering around the natural world.

The “Natural Tendencies” exhibition opens on Friday, May 20, with a reception from 6 to 7:30 pm and the event is free and open to the public. The reception event coincides with the Ashland Regional Ballet & Opus II Dance Studio’s 34th Annual Spring Dance Concert titled “The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 pm at AU’s Hugo Young Theatre.

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road, will host a “Naturalist on Duty” event every second Saturday this summer. All four events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for those of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each will be held between 12 noon and 3 p.m. on May 14, June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Ashland University Department of Music concludes an eventful 2015-2016 academic year on Sunday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. The Ashland Area Community Concert Band under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Concert Band directed by Gary Ciulla will perform and senior Concert Band members will be recognized for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Ashland Community Concert Band will open the concert with selections including Alfred Reed's “A Jubilant Overture,” which is written in the natural exuberance of young spirits in springtime; Frank Ticheli's “An American Elegy,” which was composed in memory of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School and to honor the survivors; along with a medley of songs from the awarding winning musical Fiddler on the Roof. The Community Band will close their portion of the concert with “Castle Gap” by Clifton Williams, a march depicting the strength and vigor of the pioneers in dealing with a rugged terrain and climate.

Ashland University Student Receives National Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship

Ashland University Student Receives National Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship

Ashland University junior Delaney Jones of Twinsburg, Ohio, was selected as a scholarship recipient by the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society. The Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship is considered an honor as a national scholarship.

Phi Sigma Iota is a Foreign Language Honor Society with more than 250 chapters nationally and chapters in Mexico and France. The Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota was installed on April 30, 1997, at Ashland University. To date, Ashland University has initiated 165 student members, eight faculty members and one honorary member.

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Professor of History Dr. John Moser is the recipient of AU’s 2016 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang presented the award at AU’s Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 24, 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.

Spring Choral Concert to Feature A Cappella and Folk Music

Spring Choral Concert to Feature A Cappella and Folk Music

The Ashland University Chamber Singers, the Women’s Chorus and the a cappella ensemble Surround Sound present their spring choral concert on Sunday, May 1, 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 selections made famous by the best singing groups of their generation, while tracing some of the history of the a cappella pop/jazz choral movement over several decades.

Ashland University Professor Named Association President

Ashland University Professor Named Association President

Dr. Christopher Swanson, professor of mathematics and director of the Honors Program at Ashland University, has been named president of the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for the next two years.

Swanson, who has been a member of MAA since 1991, first joined the group as an undergraduate math major at Denison University and has been involved with MAA in various ways since becoming a professor at AU in 1999.

Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery to Hold Summer Art Camp

Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery to Hold Summer Art Camp

The Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus will hold a Summer Art Camp, which offers two one-week sessions and several one-day art experiences throughout this summer.

Students in a variety of ages will learn how to use many art media and experience activities including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. They will develop a cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they explore different art forms as well as developing their own talent for self-expression.

Fox News Commentator Ed Rollins to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 27

Fox News Commentator Ed Rollins to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 27

Political consultant and Fox News commentator Ed Rollins will be the keynote speaker at the 31st Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Ashland University. Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Rick Perry, Colin Powell and John Boehner.

The dinner program will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center. Tickets for this Ashbrook event are $250 per person. A limited number of VIP reception tickets are available for an additional cost. Tables of 10 are available in different price packages and include reception tickets, program recognition and preferred table location.

AU Music Presents a Variety of Recitals to Close Spring Semester

AU Music Presents a Variety of Recitals to Close Spring Semester

The Department of Music at Ashland University announces a variety of recitals to close the spring semester, including small ensembles such as brass, saxophone, string and jazz combos, as well as vocal soloists and the semi-annual Jazz at the Nest.

All of the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Recitals are performed in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, with the exception of Jazz at the Nest, which is held in the Eagles’ Nest in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

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