News Releases

Center to Host Video and Discussion of Nashville Sit-Ins

1/11/11 ASHLAND, OH -- "When people decide they want to be free... there is nothing that can stop them" says Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu... and this was definitely the case in 1960 in Nashville, Tenn.

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will be hosting a video and discussion of the Nashville Sit-Ins on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium, located on Ashland University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Jeffrey Alix Receives Professional Development Scholarship

1/7/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Jeffrey Alix, director of Alumni and Parent Relations for Ashland University, has received a $1,500 Professional Development Scholarship from the National Educational Alumni Trust (NEAT).

Alix, who was one of 14 winners selected by the scholarship committee, is a 2001 graduate of Ashland University and has been director of alumni and parent relations since April. Prior to that, he had served for three years as annual fund director at Ashland University.

Ashland University Sets Classes for 'Art Saturdays'

1/5/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Coburn Gallery and Art Club have established another session of "Art Saturdays," an educational and creative experience for children 7 to 12 years old.

"Art Saturdays" will be offering classes on the following dates - February  12, March 19 and April 9 -- from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Room 346 located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus.

Ashland University Music Department Presenting Several Recitals in January

1/5/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Department of Music at Ashland University begins the spring semester in January with several student and faculty recitals that will be held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, and are free and open to the public.

The semester kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. with an honors recital featuring performances from the department's student musicians who accomplished exceptional work in the fall semester.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Faculty Works at Art Exhibition

1/3/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is hosting an art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art Department Faculty. The exhibition opens on Thursday, Jan. 13, and runs through Feb. 4.

The exhibition features work from a number of art faculty, including George Kocar, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Charles Caldemeyer, Jessica Maloney, Keith McMahon, Larry Schiemann and Keith Dull.

Ashland Area Chorus Announces Spring Season with Rehearsals Beginning Jan. 10

12/16/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 70 singers based at Ashland University, has listed its schedule for spring season.

The rehearsal schedule begins Jan. 10 and continues every Monday night (with the exception of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 17) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building), room 242.

Ashland University Students Create University's 2010 Electronic Christmas Card

12/14/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Two Wooster residents who are students at Ashland University spearheaded the creation of Ashland University's electronic Christmas card for 2010.

"Millions of people across the globe have captured the Christmas spirit thanks to the electronic Christmas cards that have been distributed by Ashland University since 2001," said Steve Hannan, director of public relations at Ashland University. "The 2010 card, which was posted the first week of December, is just the latest in this series of cards."

Former Municipal Court Judge to Speak at Ashland University's Winter Commencement

12/7/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Honorable Jeff Payton, retired Mansfield Municipal Court Judge, will present the address at Ashland University's winter commencement ceremony. The event will be held Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium in the Physical Education Center. Payton's address is titled, "I Accept."

Payton was raised in Mansfield, Ohio, and educated in Mansfield Public Schools, graduating from Malabar High School. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology from Ashland University in 1969 and a law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1975.