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Ashland University Faculty Member Completes Certification

Ashland University’s Sharleen Mondal, associate professor of English, recently completed a certification to become a master coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

Mondal works with the AU Research and Writing Community (AURWC) on campus, a group she first created and then piloted in fall of 2013 with one faculty small group. Since then, the program has grown to include four-to-five faculty small groups and two-to-three coaches every semester. Also, a student version for College of Arts and Sciences students working on long-term writing projects was piloted in the fall of 2015 and has continued each semester since.

Ashland University Faculty Member Completes Certification

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Art Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an exhibition titled “Precious Objects,” which will display 20 paired photographs featuring the portraits of the sitters holding their self-chosen precious objects alongside a full-size copy of handwritten statements explaining their choice, all created by Ohio photographer Charles Mintz.

The exhibition will run from June 30 through August 5 and a closing reception is planned for Sunday, August 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. During the closing reception, the gallery patrons will have the chance to meet Mintz.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Art Exhibition

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University has established a Center for Addictions that will be housed in the Department of Psychology on campus and a director of the center has been hired.

“We are excited to introduce Christy Ellis-Trolian as the founding director of the Center for Addictions at Ashland University,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Christy has experience in the diagnosis, treatment, program development, clinical supervision, and administration of substance use disorder and mental health treatment programs.”

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a non-auditioned mixed choir of 40-60 participants, invites local singers to join them for a short summer session and to perform with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.

The 4-week rehearsal schedule meets for four consecutive Mondays including: June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Each rehearsal is from 7 to 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 1, 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.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Exhibition Opens May 18

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Exhibition Opens May 18

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University has scheduled the opening of a national juried exhibition titled “Ode to Degas,” which will run from May 18 to June 17, 2018, in the Coburn Gallery. The exhibition is family friendly and admission to the reception is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is a collection of works that embody the concepts of movement explored by Edgar Degas, most specifically in his dancers. The exhibition features 20 artworks from artists across the United States selected by juror Robert Robbins. Robbins received his MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University and his BFA in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Robbins is the chair of the Art Department at Miami University of Ohio.

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

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

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

The informal, come-when-you-can style programs are short and flexible. Each provides an opportunity for those of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change.” Each open-house style event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

AU Commencement Outside at Miller Stadium

Ashland University’s Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony for today will be held OUTSIDE at Miller Stadium in the Schar Athletic Complex off Broad Street on the northwest side of campus. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. with the procession to begin at approximately 9:55 a.m. No tickets are needed for the ceremony held at the Stadium.

Graduating students and faculty who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9 a.m. at the soccer field and track located just southwest of the football stadium. Handicapped parking for those attending the ceremony will be located in parking lot E, which is lot located next to the John C. Myers Convocation Center and Amstutz Hall.

Choir Tour 2018, May 7-12: Shelby, Painesville, Williamsville NY & Toronto

Choir Tour 2018, May 7-12: Shelby, Painesville, Williamsville NY & Toronto

All alumni and friends of Ashland University are cordially invited to attend one of the University Choir's upcoming concerts as they travel close to you. The 2018 tour presents concerts scheduled at various churches and high schools in northern Ohio, western New York and Toronto. The following performances are free and open to the public.

AU’s Outdoor Commencement Option Being Moved to Miller Stadium

AU’s Outdoor Commencement Option Being Moved to Miller Stadium

Because of the soft ground and the forecast for more rain this week, Ashland University administrators have decided to move the outdoor location back to Miller Stadium for the May 5 Commencement. The location had been scheduled for the front lawn of Founders Hall as part of the 140th anniversary celebration of the University.

“It has been an unusually wet and cold spring and the ground is still saturated,” said Rick Ewing, vice president of operations and planning. “We are worried that with the wet conditions of the front lawn and the forecast for more rain, the lawn will be too soft to accommodate the ceremony.”

Dr. Mason Posner Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Mason Posner Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Mason Posner, professor of biology at Ashland University, has been selected as the University’s third recipient of the Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award. Posner was recognized at Ashland University’s Honors Convocation on April 22 and he received a medallion and stipend. In addition, he will speak at the Provost Luncheon during the AU’s Faculty College in August.

The Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes Ashland University faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship.

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