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Tickets Still Available for 42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste

Tickets Still Available for 42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste

Tickets for the 42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste at Ashland University are still available for the 6:30 p.m. performances slated for Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 3, in Redwood Hall. Although the Saturday evening show is sold out, there are currently two full tables and four partial tables available for the Wednesday performance; Thursday has 15 seats available in various increments at different tables; Friday only has four single seats at different tables; and the closing night performance on Sunday has 28 seats remaining at different tables.

Center for Civic Life at Ashland University to Hold Forum on ‘Land of Plenty’

Center for Civic Life at Ashland University to Hold Forum on ‘Land of Plenty’

On Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., the Center for Civic Life at Ashland University is hosting a forum titled “Land of Plenty: How Should We Ensure that People have the Food They Need?” The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Ashland Public Library.

Many communities in the nation have families who run out of food before the end of the month, children who come to school hungry, and people who sometimes have to choose between food and other necessities.

AU Theatre Examines The Strength Of Women Across The Wars In ‘The Trojan Women’

AU Theatre Examines The Strength Of Women Across The Wars In ‘The Trojan Women’

Ashland University Department of Theatre continues the 2017-2018 season with Euripides’ classic Greek drama, “The Trojan Women,” with translation by Richmond Lattimore. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Sean-Parker, performances run for one week with 7:30 p.m. evening performances on Wednesday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 11, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Studio Theatre. Audiences are advised that seating is limited and advance purchase of tickets is recommended.

Euripides wrote this play addressing what happened to the Trojan women whose husbands, fathers and sons were killed by the Greeks during the Trojan War. In this timeless story about the victims of war, this story examines the tragic fates of these women who were taken from their land and were used as slaves or concubines.

Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University’s Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship will host an event with author and former senior executive Harold “Bud” Boughton, who is known as “The Teaching Coach.” Boughton will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic of Boughten’s presentation will be “Passionate Performance is Winning Performance.”

Reed Performs Concert of Songs and Dances on Nov. 5

Reed Performs Concert of Songs and Dances on Nov. 5

The Department of Music at Ashland University will host a concert of Songs and Dances by Dr. Thomas Reed on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building).

For his 33rd consecutive annual faculty concert at Ashland University, Dr. Reed will perform on clarinet and soprano saxophone with pianist Susan Gregg, violinist Jane Reed, percussionist Andy Pongracz and Gary Davis on trumpet.

AU Correctional Programs Hold First Ever Graduation in Louisiana

AU Correctional Programs Hold First Ever Graduation in Louisiana

The Ashland University Correctional Programs held its first ever graduation in Louisiana for the online Associate of Arts Degree Program at the Louisiana Transition Center for Women (LTCW) in Madison Parish.

LTCW was the first pilot site for the AU Correctional Programs in the state of Louisiana and it first offered courses to students starting with the spring semester of 2016. Under the leadership of the Ashland University Site Director Lynn Lewis, LTCW continues to be one of AU’s strongest sites.

Butler, Pa. Resident Named Scholarship Recipient at Ashland University

Ashland University junior Laurena Shick, a resident of Butler, Pa., has been named recipient of the 2017-18 Business Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship presented by the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. The scholarship is for $1,000.

Shick is majoring in fashion merchandising and marketing at Ashland University and expects to graduate in May of 2019. She is the daughter of Jean Shick and the late Terry Shick and is a 2015 graduate of Slippery Rock Area High School.

Butler, Pa. Resident Named Scholarship Recipient at Ashland University

High School Students Invited to ‘Pursue Their Passion’ With AU Music and Theatre

High School Students Invited to ‘Pursue Their Passion’ With AU Music and Theatre

Ashland University Departments of Music and Theatre invite high school students to “Pursue Their Passion” at an experiential opportunity on Saturday, Nov. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to any high school student interested in learning more about music and/or theatre at Ashland University.

Registration for the event is due by Friday, Nov. 3, with limited spaces available. Participants can register online at www.ashland.edu/PursueYourPassion.

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