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Ashland University Department to Hold French Film Festival

Ashland University Department to Hold French Film Festival

Ashland University’s Department of Foreign Languages will hold a Tournées Film Festival in September that will feature five recent French films and one classic film. Each film screening will include a brief introduction and a post-film discussion led by Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of French, who organized the festival.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education. The festival is presented in collaboration with AU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host an exhibition titled “Interrupted,” which will feature a selection of works that address the theme of loss and longing within people’s lives.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Sept. 25, 2016.

AU College of Arts & Sciences Releases 2016-2017 Arts Guide

AU College of Arts & Sciences Releases 2016-2017 Arts Guide

The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music recitals and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions. Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide that includes events from Sept. 1 through May 19.

Ashland University Students Complete Career Ready Internships at Bookmasters

Ashland University Students Complete Career Ready Internships at Bookmasters

Ashland University students Emily Cardwell and Garrison Stima completed summer internships with fellow-Ashland organization and book publisher services company Bookmasters as part of the Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Program.

The Career Ready Internship Program, funded through a grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation and available to eligible students through the spring 2018 semester, allows Ashland University students to engage in paid internships while exploring possible career paths.

AU Theatre Announces Open Auditions for October & February Shows

AU Theatre Announces Open Auditions for October & February Shows

Ashland University Department of Theatre announces open auditions for its upcoming productions of Lillian Hellman’s drama The Autumn Garden, and the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival -- Pippin. Community members and all Ashland University students are invited to audition for either or both of these shows.

Auditions for The Autumn Garden will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. with call-backs scheduled for Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Vocal auditions for Pippin will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. with dance auditions held on Friday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m., and call-backs immediately following the dance auditions on Friday. All auditions will be held in Ashland University's Hugo Young Theatre located at 331 College Ave. in Ashland.

Ashland University Senior Receives Speaker Award

Ashland University Senior Receives Speaker Award

Ashland University honors student Grace McCourt of Wadsworth, Ohio, has received a Pi Mu Epsilon Student Speaker Award for a presentation she gave at the National Mathematical Association of America’s Mathfest conference.

Her presentation, titled "The Dishonest Salesperson Problem," was based on research she completed this summer for her Honors Capstone Project. The research dealt with expanding a graph theory problem from Mathematics Magazine. AU Mathematics Professor Dr. Chris Swanson is her research mentor.

AU Environmental Studies Center Hosts ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

AU 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 the fourth in a series of “Naturalist on Duty” programs on Saturday, Aug. 13. The event, which will be held between 12 noon and 3 p.m., is 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.” Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Fifty-One Students Complete AU’s MFA Summer Residency Program

Seventeen Students Complete Ashland University’s MFA Summer Residency

Ashland University culminated its 10th Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Summer Residency on July 28 by recognizing 17 students who have completed their MFA degrees and will graduate at the University’s winter commencement in December.

The 17 students included Ashland’s first fiction-writing MFA graduate, Katlyn Stechschulte, as well as students in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction.

Award Winners Announced for Coburn Gallery Exhibition

Award Winners Announced for Coburn Gallery Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery has announced the names of the award winners for the Ohio New Photography Juried Exhibition that will run through July 31 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offered $750 in awards to artists, including youth category awards for young photographers 17 years and under. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition held June 26.

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