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‘Art Saturday’ Event to be Held at Ashland University

‘Art Saturday’ Event to be Held at Ashland University

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club continue to offer “Art Saturdays,” an educational and creative experience for children on the Ashland University campus.

“Art Saturdays” will be offering a class titled “Say Cheese” on April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon for young artists ages 7 to 12 years old. “Say Cheese” will have young artists exploring creative approaches to instant photography.

AU Environmental Lecture Series to Feature Natural Resources Specialist

The third event in the 2016-2017 Ashland University Environmental Lecture Series, with a theme of “In Our Own Backyard, Year 2,” will be a presentation by David Apsley, natural resources specialist with the Ohio State University Extension in Jackson, Ohio.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Apsley will speak on “Ohio's Eastern Hemlock Forests and the Threat of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.”

AU Environmental Lecture Series to Feature Natural Resources Specialist

AU Students Win Outstanding Delegation Award at Model Arab League Competition

AU Students Win Outstanding Delegation Award at Model Arab League Competition

Ashland University’s Model Arab League team won first place at this year’s Ohio Valley competition held at Miami University. In addition, AU students Jackson Yenor, Rick Platt, Josh Frey, Tyler MacQueen, Joey Barretta and Naomi Sims won individual “outstanding delegate” awards, and Sophia Leddy won a “distinguished chair” award.

Model Arab League, similar to its bigger sister Model UN, recreates a summit meeting of an international organization, in this case the Arab League. Each university team is assigned one country and represents its interests on five different councils, ranging from defense to economic affairs. The aim in each council is to write a resolution in response to a pre-set agenda on which all countries agree, which, however, should also reflect one’s own interests.

Ashland University Student Art Exhibition to Open March 2

Ashland University Student Art Exhibition to Open March 2

The Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 2, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This exhibition, which runs from March 2-24, will offer $1,300 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the six art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art & design, drawing and ceramics. The awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.

Winter Choral Concert Previews Music for Germany Tour

Winter Choral Concert Previews Music for Germany Tour

Under the direction of Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, and accompaniment by University organist Dr. Timothy Guenther, the Ashland University Choir and Chamber Singers will present a winter choral concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert program will be comprised of selections that the choirs will sing on their March tour to Germany. Most of the selections are from the Americas and written by composers from the United States, Canada and Latin America. The University Choir is also preparing music by Bach and other Lutheran composers, as the students will be singing in churches in the region of Germany where Martin Luther made history.

Ashland University to Host Debate on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Ashland University to Host Debate on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland University will be hosting a debate centered on the future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Schar College of Education building on the Ashland University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For the debate, the group will be hosting Dr. John Quigley of Ohio State Law School and Dr. Michael Singh of the Washington Institute. These two individuals will represent each side of the issue and will certainly provide new and interesting insight on the topic.

Theatre Major Stages Scene from 'A Moon For The Misbegotten'

Theatre Major Stages Scene from "A Moon For The Misbegotten"

Ashland University theatre major Andrea Disch of East Liverpool, Ohio, is sealing her college career with a senior theatre performance project scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Studio Theatre.

As fulfillment for her senior theatre project, Disch will perform an act from Eugene O'Neill's American drama A Moon for the Misbegotten. She will portray the character of Josie while fellow theatre students Jake Riley plays Tyrone and Elizabeth Grace Davis serves as the director.

Ashland University Faculty Receive Promotions and/or Tenure

Ashland University Faculty Receive Promotions and/or Tenure

A number of Ashland University faculty members received promotions and/or tenure following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees at its winter meeting. The promotions are effective at the beginning of the institution’s 2017-2018 academic year.

Those promoted to the rank of full professor at the University are Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis in Initial Programs in the Schar College of Education; Dr. Jason Brent Ellis in the Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs in the Schar College of Education; and Dr. David Foster in the History and Political Science Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Feb. 14

Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Feb. 14

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB)] has set its spring schedule including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. Beginning Feb. 14, the Community Band rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 115 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building).

In its 24th year, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band is for those that loved playing in band in high school or college and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this spring include a performance at the University with the Ashland University Concert Band on Saturday, April 22, and a concert at Brookside Park's Memorial Band Shell on Sunday, June 18.

Piano/Violin Duo and Trumpet Recitals Slated for February

Piano/Violin Duo and Trumpet Recitals Slated for February

The Department of Music at Ashland University will host two recitals in February including a piano and violin duo as a faculty and guest artist recital, as well as a trumpet recital by junior Nikolaus Psota. Both recitals will be held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall located in the Hugo Young Theatre building, and are free and open to the public.

On Sunday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m., Susan Schoeffler, adjunct professor of Applied Piano at Ashland University, will perform a concert with the Cleveland Orchestra violinist Kim Nolen Gomez. The Northeast Ohio duo performs repertoire from Mozart to the 20th century masterworks.

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