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AU Theatre Closes Season with Award-Winning Dark Comedy

AU Theatre Closes Season with Award-Winning Dark Comedy

Ashland University Theatre closes the eclectic 2014-2015 season of four "Somethings" with John Guare's award-winning dark comedy "The House of Blue Leaves" as "Something Blue." Directed by Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, associate professor of theatre, the performances will be staged in the intimate Studio Theatre on April 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. Patrons are advised to secure their tickets early due to the limited seating in the Studio Theatre.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Senior Art Exhibition

The Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 9, and run through May 9 in the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

“While the Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it also represents more than just the students’ studio art experiences,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For these students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University.”

Dr. Don Rinehart to Present His Last Religion Department Lecture

Dr. Don Rinehart to Present His Last Religion Department Lecture

The Religion Department at Ashland University will celebrate its graduating seniors and close out the year with a final lecture by long-time Ashland resident Dr. Don Rinehart on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Miller Chapel at the corner of King Road and College Avenue.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Last Lecture: The Beginning of Wisdom.”

Philosophy Colloquium to be Held at Ashland University

Philosophy Colloquium to be Held at Ashland University

The Ashland University Department of Philosophy is sponsoring a Philosophy Colloquium that will feature Dr. Michael Seifried, adjunct assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Wooster. The event is set for Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall of the Dwight Schar College of Education.

Seifried will deliver a talk titled “Accountability Awry? A Philosophical Diagnosis.” The event is free and open to the public.

AU Theatre Student Invited To New York For New Script Reading

AU Theatre Student Invited To New York For New Script Reading

Ashland University Theatre’s Natalyn Baisden, a junior theatre major from Wooster, Ohio, has been invited to perform a part in the reading of “In the Event of My Death” on Monday, June 8, in New York City.

AU Theatre received the news from Padraic Lillis, artistic director of New York City's Farm Theater, which is hosting the College Collaboration Project and the reading.

AU Music Student Captures State Composition Award

AU Music Student Captures State Composition Award

Ashland University Department of Music announced that Nicholas J. Bartulovic, a sophomore history major and music minor, was awarded third place in the 2015 Ohio Federation of Music Clubs College Composers' Contest for his entry "Three Sketches for Piano."

The statewide contest is offered annually by the OFMC's Foundation for the Advancement of Music to encourage the composition and performance of music, aid performing and creative artists regardless of citizenship, promote musical education, aid veterans in commencing and resuming musical careers, and grant scholarships to carry out the above.

Ashland University Professor Involved in Research with U.S. Air Force Academy

Ashland University Professor Involved in Research with U.S. Air Force Academy

Ashland University and the United States Air Force Academy have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement that will allow Spanish professors from the two institutions to engage in a linguistic study.

Dr. Barbara Schmidt-Rinehart, professor of Spanish at Ashland University, and Dr. Jean LeLoup, professor of Spanish at the U.S. Air Force Academy, will work together on a study titled “Register and forms of address in Costa Rican Spanish: Sociolinguistic realities and pedagogical implications.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Speak at 30th Annual Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 30

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Speak at 30th Annual Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 30

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be the keynote speaker at the 30th Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Ashland University. Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell and John Boehner.

AU Professor Awarded Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

AU Professor Awarded Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Priscilla Roggenkamp, associate professor of art at Ashland University, has been awarded a two-week residency in art for the summer of 2015 by the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

"I was very pleased to receive the offer from the Haystack School of Crafts,” Roggenkamp said. “The residency is quite an honor and it will be a great way for me to focus on continuing my study leave artwork.”

C.S. Lewis Papers to be Displayed at Ashland University; May Event to Feature Lewis Scholar

C.S. Lewis Papers to be Displayed at Ashland University; May Event to Feature Lewis Scholar

A series of letters exchanged between novelist C.S. Lewis and former Ashland College professor Tom VanOsdall will be displayed on the Ashland University campus and accessible to the public as part of an event scheduled in early May.

“This May 7 event will highlight the relationship between C.S. Lewis and professor Tom VanOsdall during 1963 and the letters they exchanged,” said Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University.

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