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Ashland University’s Actuarial Science Program Receives Recognition

Ashland University’s Actuarial Science Program Receives Recognition

Ashland University is one of only four private colleges and universities in the state of Ohio that have a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation from the Society of Actuaries, which recently announced the new designation of university recognition tiers and programs.

“This is important for us because our actuarial science program is being recognized by one of the professional actuarial societies and as a result the Society of Actuaries will soon link a credentialed actuary with our program to assist in advising students about the profession,” said Dr. Chris Swanson, professor of mathematics and head of the actuarial science program at AU. “Ashland University is one of only 13 colleges or universities in Ohio to receive such a designation.”

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program July 15

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program July 15

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, is hosting a 2nd annual “Naturalist on Duty” program. All of these Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. The next four program dates are July 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Hold Juried Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a national juried exhibition titled “Time Will Tell: A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience,” which features a collection of 31 artworks that embody the creativity and innovation of the artists aged 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor.

This exhibition will be on display from June 30 until August 13, with a closing reception on August 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host 2nd Annual ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host 2nd Annual ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, will again this summer host a “Naturalist on Duty” program. All five Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon and program dates are June 24, July 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University Students Partner with Local Businesses

Ashland University Students Partner with Local Businesses

Ashland University students of the Communication 474: Public Relations Campaigns course, led by Visiting Instructor Amanda Weed, partnered with local Ashland businesses and university organizations in the spring semester as part of the capstone course for the Ashland University Public Relations and Strategic Communication major.

Student agency teams designed and implemented public relations campaigns for their clients to provide positive outcomes for each organization. The student team for Associated Charities of Ashland County managed a donation event that gained more than 500 donations for the Kids Closet program, which provides clothing to local families-in-need. The student’s campaign nearly doubled Associated Charities clothing inventory in just one day. "Our team did an outstanding job from start to finish. They saw what our need was and away they went with it. Their ads on social media were right on target with the goal,” said Shirley Bonfiglio, Assistant Director and Events Coordinator for Associated Charities.

Ashland Area Chorus Invites Locals to Sing in Abbreviated Summer Session

Ashland Area Chorus Invites Locals to Sing in Abbreviated Summer Session

The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a non-auditioned mixed choir of 40-60 participants, invites local singers to join them for the short summer session and to perform with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. The four-week rehearsal schedule meets for four consecutive Mondays on June 5, 12, 19, 26. Each rehearsal is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building). The session will conclude on Sunday, July 2, with a live performance of light, popular and patriotic tunes with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra for the Pops In the Park concert at Brookside Park Band Shell.

The Chorus is open to the entire Ashland community and beyond, with previous singers traveling from Richland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes and Crawford counties. Previous choral experience is helpful and encouraged. While there are no strict age limits, singers under 18 must be approved by the director. There is no cost to the singer for the summer session.

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery Announces Awards

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery Announces Awards

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University has announced the awards for the regional juried exhibition featuring 18 members of the Ashland Community Arts League. The juror for the exhibition was Cathy Welner, watercolorist from Richfield, Ohio.

An opening reception was held on Friday, May 19, with $450 in awards announced, including Best in Show that went to MP Marion for an acrylic painting titled “Inside and Through”; first place to Mary J Ferretti’s digital print on metal titled “Faith”; second place to Nancy Pierce for her Prismacolor pencil drawing titled “Ghost Dancer”; and six Juror Honorable Mentions to Janet Wells for her pastels titled “Mohican”; Cynthia Petry for her mixed media work titled “Blackness and Whiteness Relic 1”; Nancy Dupre’s digital photograph titled “Faux Fleur”; Marty Lee’s oil painting titled “Harvest Ghost”; Bea North’s fused glass titled “Triptych”; and Barb Morejon’s wool felted wool jacket titled “Make A Splash.”

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Feature Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Feature Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a juried exhibition featuring 48 works created by the members of the Ashland Community Arts League. The exhibition opens Friday, May 19, and the works on view will range from painting, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, printmaking, glass and mixed media.

The juror for the exhibition was watercolorist Cathy Welner from Richfield, Ohio. For over 28 years, Welner has been teaching watercolor and has served as faculty of Continuing Education at the Cleveland Institute of Art and has taught workshops nationally and internationally, including a recent workshop on Lake Como, Italy. Welner’s work has been featured in galleries in New York, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and Ohio. Her work hangs in hundreds of private and corporate collections both here and abroad.

Ashland University Students Receive Award at Conference

Ashland University psychology students Emily Wirtz and Danielle Bruno received a regional research award from the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago on April 20.

Their research project, titled The Effects of Aggression on Ability, was one of 20 award winners out of the 600 research abstracts that were submitted to the MPA conference. In addition to being recognized at a banquet in Chicago, they were awarded a certificate and $400.

Ashland University Students Receive Award at Conference

Fox News Program Host Tucker Carlson to Speak at 32nd Annual Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on June 3

Fox News Program Host Tucker Carlson to Speak at 32nd Annual Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on June 3

Primetime Fox News program host Tucker Carlson will be the keynote speaker at the 32nd Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Ashland University. Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Ed Rollins, 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.

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