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Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with Focus on Birds and Bird Banding

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with Focus on Birds and Bird Banding

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2636 Ashland Road, will continue with its “Naturalist on Duty” events on Saturday, Sept. 15. This month’s event will focus on “Birds and Bird Banding.”

“This ‘Naturalist on Duty’ series provides all with an opportunity to connect with nature in our own backyard,” said Dr. Patricia Saunders, AU associate professor of biology and director of the environmental science program. The informal, come-when-you-can style programs are short and flexible and are being held one Saturday a month this summer and fall. All events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Carmen Serrata to Give Keynote Address at National Hispanic Education Summit at Ashland University

Dr. Carmen Serrata to Give Keynote Address at National Hispanic Education Summit at Ashland University

Dr. Carmen Serrata, project manager for College Advising Plus (CAP), will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 National Hispanic Education Summit that be held on the Ashland University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The summit is presented by the Faith and Education Coalition of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Sarah Ancel had been announced as the keynote speaker for the event, but had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict.

2018-2019 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

2018-2019 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music concerts and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions.

Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide which includes events from August 27 to May 17.

Ashland University to Host 5K Run as Part of Homecoming

Ashland University to Host 5K Run as Part of Homecoming

A 5K Run for walkers as well as runners will be held in Ashland as part of Ashland University’s Homecoming on the morning of Saturday. Sept. 22. Walkers and those participating with strollers will begin at 9:30 a.m. near AU’s Recreation Center while the runners will go off at 10 a.m.

In lieu of an entrance fee, participants are asked to bring a canned good to benefit the Ashland County Food Bank. The first 100 registrations receive a free giveaway.

Four Ashland University Science Students Selected as Environmental Scholarship Winners

Four Ashland University Science Students Selected as Environmental Scholarship Winners

Four Ashland University science students were part of a group of 21 environmental science and engineering students who have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

“We are extremely pleased to see that four AU students received scholarships as part of this fund and that is the most from any one college or university in the state,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of AU's College of Arts and Sciences. “That gives you an indication of the strength of our science program here at Ashland, where students have many opportunities to work with professors on research projects.”

Ashland University Student Chapter Earns Award

Ashland University Student Chapter Earns Award

Ashland University’s Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has earned the highest award for a student chapter – being named to receive the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Student Chapters at the 2018 Student and Academic Awards Luncheon to be held in November.

“We are so excited that our student chapter has been recognized for this award,” said Victoria Kaskey, chair of the Accounting and Management Information Systems Department at Ashland University. “Professor (Sue) Mullen has worked incredibly hard to obtain this award and her commitment to COBE and the university is certainly shown by her efforts in IMA.”

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Speak at Ashbrook Center Constitution Day Luncheon

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Speak at Ashbrook Center Constitution Day Luncheon

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick F. Fischer will provide a Constitution Day lecture on the topic “Why All Judges Must Matter to You” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.

Ashland University Slates 2018 Homecoming and Family Day Festivities

Ashland University Slates 2018 Homecoming and Family Day Festivities

Ashland University alumni and students will celebrate the 140th anniversary of Ashland College/University as it renews the annual tradition of Homecoming and Family Day with a week full of activities slated for Sept. 19-23.

Highlights for the Homecoming and Family Day celebration include a free concert in Hugo Young Theatre on Friday night, the Pizza Pizza Pizza Fan Fest prior to Saturday’s football game, the Division II football game between the Eagles and Northwood University, the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the game, the annual Purple Eagle Silent Auction and All-Alumni Reunion.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a group exhibition titled “Figura(tive),” which features a selection of paintings curated by the gallery director Cynthia Petry. The exhibiting artists include Benjy Davies, Beth Nash, Joe Radoccia and Judy Takacs.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. During the reception, several of the exhibiting artists will be giving a gallery talk at 5 p.m. The gallery talk and the reception are both free and open to the public The Figura(tive) painting exhibition will run from Aug. 30 through Sept. 28.

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