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Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society to Present Discussion

Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society to Present Discussion

Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society will present a discussion with speaker Dr. Rene Paddags, AU assistant professor of political science, on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, which is located on the eighth floor of the Library on the AU campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Politics with Paddags” and is being described as a “discussion of the immigration and refugee crisis in Europe.” Pizza and snacks will be provided at the event.

Ashland University to Conduct Test of Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System at Noon Today

Ashland University to Conduct Test of Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System at Noon Today

Ashland University will conduct a test of its Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 12 noon. The test message will be sent through the Eagle Alert (e2Campus) Emergency Notification System and other notification systems used at Ashland (campus siren, public address systems, digital signage, e-mail, website, WRDL).

Ashland Area Community Concert Band Announces Spring Season

Ashland Area Community Concert Band Announces Spring Season

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, has set its spring schedule including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. Beginning Feb. 16, 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 23rd season, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band is for those that loved playing in high school or college band and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this spring include a concert in Hugo Young Theatre on Sunday, May 8, and a performance at Brookside Park on Sunday, June 19.

Ashland University’s Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Salamander Conservation ‘In Our Own Backyard’

Ashland University’s Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Salamander Conservation ‘In Our Own Backyard’

The next event in Ashland University’s Environmental Lecture Series for 2015-16 will be a presentation by Greg Lipps, who is a Herpetological and GIS consultant and the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation coordinator with the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership at the Ohio State University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Lipps will speak on “Partnering to Protect Ohio's Giant Salamander, the Eastern Hellbender.” The Eastern Hellbender is one of only two completely aquatic salamanders found in the state of Ohio.

Resident Life Staff Wins Awards at NEOHO

Resident Life Staff Wins Awards at NEOHO

Ashland University’s Residence Life Department participated in the NEOHO (North East Ohio Housing Officers) RA conference on Jan. 30 at Mount Union University and a number of staff and students won awards. The conference is a chance for AU’s RAs to meet and discuss RA topics with other RAs in our region.

Three Ashland University teams presented programs at the event: “Social Justice in the Halls” presented by Susanne Silvernail, Mellie Derry and Emily Kaiser; “Taking a Step Beyond Pizza & a Movie” by Sharon Jackson and Jessica Reagan; and “#Blacklivesmatter vs. #Alllivesmatter” by Sharon Jackson. Sharon Jackson’s “#Blacklivesmatter vs. Alllivesmatter” was voted one of the top 10 programs and won best “Graduate/Profession Break Out Session.”

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the University’s 30th annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 28. The program recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Professor Kathleen Brenan, associate professor of accounting; Dr. David Kommer, professor of education; Jud Logan, AU’s head coach for men and women’s track and field; Rebecca Parillo, AU’s director of Global Education; Dr. Thomas Reed, chair and professor of music; Dr. Dariela Rodriguez, associate professor of communication studies; Suzanne Salvo, AU’s director of disability services; and the late Dr. Peter Schramm, professor of political science.

AU Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra Musicians Selected for OPCICA Honors

AU Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra Musicians Selected for OPCICA Honors

Four members of the Ashland University Concert Band and five members of the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra were selected to be members of the 2016 Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association All Ohio Collegiate Honors Concert Band and Honors Jazz Ensemble.

The 29th Annual OPCICA Honors Festival was hosted on Jan. 23 and 24 by Muskingum University and the concert was held at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, Ohio.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature AU Professor of History

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature AU Professor of History

Dr. John Moser, professor of history at Ashland University, will be speaking on the topic of “The Great Depression and World War II: From Economic Crisis to International Catastrophe” at the Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or jnixon@ashbrook.org.

Ashland University to Host Sibs & Kids Weekend Feb. 19-21

Ashland University to Host Sibs & Kids Weekend Feb. 19-21

Ashland University Student Senate and the Office of Residence Life will be hosting Sibs and Kids Weekend 2016 on Feb. 19-21. This will be an exciting time for siblings and friends of current students to come to campus and participate in numerous activities at the University.

This year’s theme for the event is "Jurashland Park.” The activities planned include a Reptile Show, a showing of the movies "The Good Dinosaur" (2015) and “The Land Before Time” (1988) , baking at Convo, a cornhole tournament, fun activities at the Recreation Center, a special visit from several characters from Star Wars, and many other activities sponsored by the residence halls and other campus organizations.

Reminder of Calling Hours and Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Don Rinehart

Reminder of Calling Hours and Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Don Rinehart

Calling hours for AU Professor Emeritus Dr. Don Rinehart, who passed away on Sunday, will be held in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, and then again from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, prior to a Celebration of Life service that will begin at 4 p.m. in Miller Chapel. For those who would like to be a part of the Celebration of Life service but cannot attend, a live stream of the event is available at:
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