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AU Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Ohio’s Sandhill Cranes

The fourth and final 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 Dr. Laura Kearns, wildlife biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Olentangy Research Station in Delaware, Ohio.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Kearns will speak on “Sandhill Cranes of the Black Fork and Beyond: Recent Research Findings.”

AU Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Ohio’s Sandhill Cranes

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Political Economy and the Rise of Donald Trump’

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review’s roving correspondent and published author, will speak on the topic of “Political Economy and the Rise of Donald Trump” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, April 7, 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, call 419.289.5430 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Political Economy and the Rise of Donald Trump’

Ashland University Theatre Major Presents “Piece of Mind: A Night of Monologues”

Ashland University Theatre Major Presents “Piece of Mind: A Night of Monologues”

Ashland University theatre major Anthony Nicholson is finalizing his college career with a senior theatre performance project scheduled for Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. His performance is titled “Piece of Mind” and features a diverse collection of 13 monologues.

From William Shakespeare to Bertolt Brecht, and Tennessee Williams to Samuel Beckett, the monologues vary in length, movement and genre as well as character-age and vocabulary. In order of performance, the monologues include:

Historian to Give Keynote Address at Ashland University

Historian to Give Keynote Address at Ashland University

Historian and pedagogical innovator Mark C. Carnes will provide the keynote address as part of the “Reacting to the Past” workshop being held on the AU campus in early April.

The address, which is free and open to the public as an event separate from the workshop, will be held Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in Schar College of Education. The title of the talk will be “Subversive Play: The Bane of Higher Education--and Its Salvation?”

Center for Civic Life to Hold Community Forum on ‘Reducing Violence’

Center for Civic Life to Hold Community Forum on ‘Reducing Violence’

“Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?” is the topic of a community forum to be held March 21 at 7 p.m. in the small meeting room of the Ashland Public Library. The forum, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Civic Life at Ashland University.

Crimes in Ashland County in the last year included assault, burglary and theft, domestic violence, kidnapping, fighting, trafficking, rape, child endangering, and drug abuse, according to the Ashland County Sheriff’s office.

Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence Publishes Book

Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence Publishes Book

Dr. Craig Hovey, associate professor of religion at Ashland University and executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, has published "Sports and Violence: History, Theory, and Practice," a collection of essays from the 2016 Ashland Center for Nonviolence Conference on the same theme.

The book can be purchased from the Ashland University Bookstore or from the publisher's website for the book at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/sports-and-violence. Hovey, along with Myles Werntz and John B. White served as editors of the new book.

Ashland Theological Seminary’s Foundation Plans 2017 Summer Institute

Ashland Theological Seminary’s Foundation Plans 2017 Summer Institute

Ashland Theological Seminary’s Foundation, in collaboration with Ashland Theological Seminary and Ashland University, has planned a new summer institute initiative for the next three years called the Summer Institute for the Integration of Faith, Ministry, and Vocational Life.

The Summer Institute will consist of a series of half-day, one-day and three-day workshops delivered in two sessions as Week 1 and Week 2 from June 6-17, 2017. The summer institute is designed for lay and professional practitioners in the church, para church, and or workplace setting. Presenters will come from a variety of fields in specialized and practical ministry to facilitate competence for the integration of faith, ministry and vocational life.

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Based on its excellence in engaging students, its great teaching, a vibrant campus community and its successful outcomes, Ashland University has been named as a College of Distinction for 2017.

“We are very pleased to be identified as a College of Distinction and believe that this recognition illustrates some of the things that we do best on this campus,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We focus on great teaching as well as placing an emphasis on engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom with exciting living and learning environments, and that is drawing some attention.”

Wayne Bergeron Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Wayne Bergeron Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Ashland University’s award-winning jazz program is proud to present the 2017 Maplerock Jazz Festival slated for Friday, March 17. Along with free performances by area high school jazz ensembles from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the event presents a main stage concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre, which features one of the most sought-after musicians in the world, jazz trumpeter Wayne Bergeron.

Bergeron will perform as the headliner of the Jazz Festival's evening concert that will open with the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock. Dan Pugach, drums; Jay Miglia, saxophone; and Chris Anderson, trombone, will join Bergeron as guest artists on the evening program. When asked about hosting an artist of Bergeron's magnitude, Garlock exclaimed, “We are ecstatic to host and present the world’s greatest high trumpet player. Everyone wants him and he is coming to Ashland. He is also a great entertainer on the microphone, too.”

Ashland University Presidential Interns Selected

Ashland University Presidential Interns Selected

Each semester, the Office of the President at Ashland University selects two presidential interns to work directly with AU President Dr. Carlos Campo and the Office of the President.

The two students selected as interns for spring semester are Tiffany Pryce of Stow, Ohio, and Lucas Trott of Youngstown, Ohio, and they will be working on projects that support the mission and purpose of Ashland University. Among the students’ projects and responsibilities are assistance with presidential communication, legislative research, social media, student leadership programs, athletics and recreation, walkabouts, Greek life, diversity, and more.

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