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Ashland University Student Awarded National Scholarship

Ashland University Student Awarded National Scholarship

Madison Paige Wright, an Ashland University junior from Lakewood, Ohio, was named one of 35 students nationwide who will receive the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students.

Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, national president of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, made the announcement of the $1,000 scholarship that Wright will receive.

Ben Carson to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on August 21

Ben Carson to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on August 21

Dr. Ben Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon and New York Times Best-Selling Author, will be the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 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.

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.

Ashbrook Center Named an Oasis of Excellence

Ashbrook Center Named an Oasis of Excellence

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has been named one of over 50 Oases of Excellence by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). The Oases of Excellence project recognizes university-based programs that promote the study of American history, government and political theory. The Oases of Excellence project also aims to introduce these outstanding programs to a wider audience.

“These programs are an effective way to change the culture of the academy from the inside,” said ACTA president Anne Neal. “Instead of blindly writing checks, it is time donors target their giving to initiatives that provide students with a broad-based education in foundational texts and ideas.”

Ashland University Alumni Asked to Submit Artwork for Alumni Exhibition

Ashland University Alumni Asked to Submit Artwork for Alumni Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will be celebrating the creativity, innovation and dedication of its AU alumni over the years in an art department alumni exhibition opening in the fall semester of 2014.

Alumni of AU’s Department of Art are invited to submit artwork for the alumni exhibition, which will take place in the Coburn Gallery Oct. 2 to 31, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ashland University Faculty Member and Students Attend Conference

Ashland University Faculty Member and Students Attend Conference

7/2/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Deborah Sullivan of Ashland and two Ashland University students attended the 105th American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Conference titled “Global Gateway to Healthy and Sustainable Families” June 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis, Mo.

The two AU students accompanying Dr. Sullivan were Mikaela Bush of Radnor, Ohio, and Julianna Hritz of Seven Fields, Pa.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host The Piano Man Project

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host The Piano Man Project

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a regional exhibition titled “The Piano Man Project,” which will feature more than 75 artworks created by artists form Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia.

The Piano Man exhibition opens on Sunday, June 29, with a reception from 2-4 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from June 29 to Aug. 2 in the Coburn Art Gallery.

Ashland University Hires New Director of Bands

Ashland University Hires News Director of Bands

Ashland University Department of Music has appointed Ken Will as the new director of bands, replacing Len Salvo, who retired this year. In this position, Will will direct the Ashland University Marching and Concert Bands.

With a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from Ohio University, Will served as the graduate conductor for the The Ohio University Marching 110, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and University Concert Band in addition to assisting with undergraduate conducting classes.

Ashland University Professor Appears in Premiere Stages Play Festival

Ashland University Professor Appears in Premiere Stages Play Festival

Ashland University Assistant Professor of Theatre Scott Hudson is performing professionally this summer with New Jersey’s Premiere Stages as part of its 10th Anniversary Season.

Hudson will be a part of the much-anticipated season that will launch with a free staged reading of Vincent Delaney's fascinating new play, The Ansel Intimacy, on June 20 – 22 in Kean University's Murphy Dunn Theatre.

Ashland University Professor Scheduled for Reading and Book Signing in Mansfield

Ashland University Professor Scheduled for Reading and Book Signing in MansfieldAshland University Professor Scheduled for Reading and Book Signing in Mansfield

Ashland University Professor of English Dr. Joe Mackall will conduct a reading and book signing at Main Street Books in Mansfield on Friday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mackall is the author of “Plain Secrets: An Outsider Among the Amish,” a book of nonfiction. “Plain Secrets” tells the story of Mackall’s long friendship with his Swartzentruber Amish neighbors, the Shetlers. In doing so he creates a nuanced and moving portrait of this most traditional Amish sect.

Ashland Area Chorus Begins Rehearsals

Ashland Area Chorus Begins Rehearsals

The Ashland Area Chorus, a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 60 singers, has announced its 2014 summer session. The rehearsal schedule begins on June 2 and continues for a total of four weeks, with the Chorus meeting on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building), room 242.

The chorus will perform a program of light, popular and patriotic tunes with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra on their concert at the Brookside Park Band Shell on Sunday, June 29.

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