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Ashland University Event to Focus on Cryptocurrencies

Ashland University Event to Focus on Cryptocurrencies

Ashland University’s Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is hosting an event that will feature Ben Wortman speaking on the topic of “Cryptocurrencies.” The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus.

Over the past few months, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been a trending topic in global news. It is also a topic that very few people fully understand. This event will provide those attending with a better understanding of the innovation that could change our modern economy, and explain what the hype is all about.

Ashland University to Begin Intercollegiate Competition in Esports in the Fall

Ashland University to Begin Intercollegiate Competition in Esports in the Fall

Ashland University officials have announced that the institution is creating an esports program on campus and will begin intercollegiate competition in the sport starting next fall. AU will offer talent scholarships of up to $4,000 per year for those interested in competing in esports, which is a form of competition performed through electronic consoles and video games.

“This esports program is for anyone with a passion for video games and a desire to pursue this at a higher level while receiving a quality private education,” said Al King, director of athletics at AU. “Adding esports puts us in a select group of schools. I've heard this described as, ‘blazing a new trail,’ and that's accurate. We're offering something unique that interests a growing population. It's a constant learning experience for all of us involved. There's a level of excitement associated with that."

Ashland University to Offer Free Art Studio Experience

Ashland University to Offer Free Art Studio Experience

The Ashland University Art and Design Department is offering a free college campus studio experience on Saturday, May 12, for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art. The event is being held in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch and art materials provided.

Art studio area experiences will include sculpture, printmaking, digital art & graphic design painting, ceramics and figure drawing. Students may attend two workshops based on their interests and availability. This event highlights the Art and Design program, where students can learn from experienced college instructors who also are working artists, meet other students with a serious interest in art, learn or finesse existing skills, investigate a new medium or area, experience a classroom studio work environment and learn about what art and design students do after graduation.

Ashland University Faculty Member Receives Promotion and Tenure

Ashland University Faculty Member Receives Promotion and Tenure

Ashland University faculty member Dr. Robert Stoll was promoted to associate professor of operations and supply chain management and granted tenure following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees at its winter meeting. The promotion is effective at the beginning of the institution’s 2018-2019 academic year.

Stoll, who joined Ashland University in 2012, serves as the chair of the Department of Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship. He earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in operations and supply chain management from Cleveland State University.

AU President to Provide ‘Talk Back’ After Theatre Show

Ashland University President to Provide ‘Talk Back’ After Theatre Show

Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University, will be doing a “talk back with the audience” following a theatre production that will feature his aunt Rosemary Clooney.

Rosemary Clooney was a star of film, TV and radio for more than 50 years, and the show, “Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical,” will illustrate the story of her ups and downs as told through the songs she made famous. “Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical” by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman runs Feb. 14 through March 11 at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Dr. Seuss Exhibition

The Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Design will host an exhibition titled, “Dear Dr. Seuss,” which will be a group exhibition of new works influenced by Dr. Seuss and his iconic characters, charming narratives and whimsical illustrations.

This fun, family friendly exhibition will feature the creative works of local school age children, AU art students and faculty, and professional artists. The celebration of Dr. Seuss will be on view from Feb. 15 to Feb. 24, 2018, with an opening reception planned for Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Dr. Seuss Exhibition

Ashland University Music Department Sets Senior Vocal Recital

The Ashland University Department of Music has scheduled a senior recital by soprano Rachel Kelly.

On Sunday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m., music education major Rachel Kelly of Columbus will present her senior vocal recital with pianist Deb Logan. Her program will begin with classical pieces by W. A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure, Daniel Auber, and Gian Carlo Menotti, while the second half features more contemporary pieces by Jeanine Tesori, Adam Schlesinger, Jonathan Reid Gealt and Melanie Brooks. The recital will be held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall located inside the Hugo Young Center for the Arts. It is free and open to the public.

Ashland University Music Department Sets Senior Vocal Recital

Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Feb. 13

Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Feb. 13

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB)] has set its spring schedule including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. Beginning Feb. 13, 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 25th season, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band is for those that loved playing in band in high school or college and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this spring include a performance at the University with the Ashland University Symphonic Band on Saturday, April 21, and a concert at Brookside Park's Memorial Band Shell on Sunday, June 17.

Ashland University and Ohio State Mansfield Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement

Officials from Ashland University (AU) and Ohio State University Mansfield (OSU) renegotiated a 2+2 articulation agreement for the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and held a signing ceremony on Monday in the Riedl Hall Atrium on the OSU-Mansfield campus.

The two universities signed the updated nursing articulation agreement that provides an opportunity for students to enroll and complete degree requirements at OSU Mansfield and then transfer directly to the nursing program at Ashland University.

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty members were honored during the University’s 32nd annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 26. The program recognizes faculty 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 Dr. Jeri Berryman, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Dennis Gruber, chair of Health Sciences Department and clinical assistant professor; Deana Kehres, clinical assistant professor; Jill Solis, adjunct clinical education instructor; Dr. David Vanata, associate professor of Health Sciences; Dr. Emily Hess, visiting assistant professor of History; Dr. Mason Posner, professor of Biology/Toxicology; and Dr. Joe Mackall, professor of English.

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