News Releases

Ashland University's Dr. Jane Piirto Publishes New Book

4/29/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Dr. Jane Piirto, trustees' distinguished professor of education at Ashland University, has published a new book titled "Creativity for 21st Century Skills: How to Embed Creativity into the Curriculum," with Sense Publishers of Rotterdam, Boston, and Taipei.

According to Piirto, the book describes what many creative people really do when they create and focuses on the practical applications of a theoretical approach to creativity training that has been developed by Piirto.

Ashland University Seminary Professor Publishes New Book

4/29/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Dr. Paul W. Chilcote, professor of Historical Theology & Wesleyan Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary, has published a new book titled "Making Disciples in a World Parish: Global Perspectives on Mission & Evangelism" in the Princeton Theological Monograph Series.

In this collection of inspirational and challenging essays, 28 contributors from around the globe reflect on the practice of disciple-making in their own contexts, according to Chilcote.

Chilcote said, from their own perspectives, these contributors address questions like:

Deadline Noted for Entries to Ohio All Media Juried Exhibition

4/21/11 ASHLAND, OH -- All entries to Ohio All Media, a regional juried exhibition at Ashland University's Coburn Gallery, must be postmarked by May 2.

The juried exhibition, created as a showcase for Ohio artists working in any media, traditional or experimental, opens on Sunday, June 26, in the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University. There will be an opening reception on June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m., with the awards presented at 3 p.m.

The exhibit will run through Aug. 5, 2011.

Ashland University Chef a Finalist in Food Contest

4/21/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Kevin T. Burke, executive sous chef at Ashland University, is a finalist in the Gordon Food Service's "The Main Ingredient" recipe contest and also has entered a recipe in the national "Recipe Showdown" sponsored by Rotel.

Burke, a chef in the Student Dining area at Ashland University, calls his GFS entry "pesto sundried tomato cornbread." The pesto's ingredients include sundried tomatoes, asiago cheese, ricotta cheese, and shallots.

Wooster Resident Margaret Pomfret Named Associate Vice President at Ashland University

4/21/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Margaret Pomfret, a resident of Wooster, has been promoted to associate vice president of institutional advancement/campaigns at Ashland University.

The promotion is part of the University's reorganization of the Office of Development, which has resulted in new leadership and several new development officers joining the University's development team.

Community Concert Band and University Concert Band Perform Joint Concert

4/19/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland University Department of Music presents a joint concert featuring the Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) and Ashland University Concert Band, both under the direction Ashland University Director of Bands Leonard Salvo, on Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m. at the University's Hugo Young Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Coburn Gallery Art Exhibition to Feature Artists from Mansfield and Mount Vernon Studios

4/19/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Coburn Gallery Art Exhibition at Ashland University that opens in May will feature artists from the Element of Art Studio in Mansfield and the Our Town Studios in Mount Vernon.

The exhibition, set for May 20 through June 19, will feature an opening reception on May 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This opening event will coincide with Opus II Dance Studio and Ashland Regional Ballet presenting the 29th Annual Spring Dance Concert.