News Releases

Ashland University Slates Dedication Ceremony

4/28/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland University will hold a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Messerly Natatorium in the Recreation and Rybolt Sport Sciences Center on Thursday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m. The Messerly Natatorium is being named for the late Dr. Charles and Josephine Messerly, formerly of Martins Ferry, and their daughter, Dr. Donna Messerly, who has been an Ashland University faculty member for 40 years.

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning North Central Ohio Council Slates Seminar

4/27/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning North Central Ohio Council (formerly the North Central Ohio Planned Giving Council) will host a session for legal, financial and estate planning professionals and charitable organizations on May 25. The seminar, to be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the Ridenour Executive Education Center in Ashland University's Dauch College of Business and Economics, is the first event in the Council's 2010 Continuing Education Seminar Series.

Ashland University Students Conduct Research of the Paranormal; Will Hold Public Event to Report Findings

4/26/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Metaphysics, a branch of philosophy often referred to as the study of "What Is?," is becoming more popular for philosophy degree students these days, especially as it relates to the study of the paranormal, according to Dr. Jeffrey Tiel, associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University.

Ashland University's Second Spring Choral Concert Set for May 2

4/21/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Department of Music at Ashland University will present its second spring choral concert on Sunday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.  The performance is free and open to the public.

Rowland Blackley, director of Choral Activities, will conduct the Ashland University Choir and Ashland Chamber Singers. Stephanie Sikora, head of the Voice Area, will conduct the Women's Chorus.

Ashland University Theatre presents its first annual Theatre Gala

4/19/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Ashland University Department of Theatre and its chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary, will hold their first annual Theatre Gala on Saturday, May 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts.
The evening will celebrate this year's theatrical season with light desserts, a special performance by the Drop of a Hat Players, and a presentation by AU alumna Aretta Baumgardner.

Department of Recreational Services to Hold Community Indoor Basketball League

4/15/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland University's Department of Recreational Services will be hosting a Community Indoor Basketball League during the summer months. Play begins Tuesday, June 15, and will run every Tuesday night (with Wednesday night as a second night of play if necessary) until August 10.

Wes Bonadio, assistant director of programming for the Department of Recreational Services, said the league is open to adults age 17 and older and teams will play five-on-five with a maximum roster size of 12 players.

Ohio Senate President to Address Ashland University Graduates

4/15/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland resident and Ohio Senate President Bill Harris will address this year's Ashland University graduates. Harris will speak at the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony on May 8, which will include both undergraduate students and those earning graduate degrees.

Weather permitting, the commencement service will be held on Jones' Terrace on the front lawn of Founders Hall. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Kates Gymnasium.

Ashland University to Host Chemistry Camp for Middle School Students

4/15/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland University will host Chemistry Can Be Fun Camp, a laboratory experience for middle grade students entering grades 7-9, offered with the Institute for Chemical Education.

Sessions will be held June 21-24 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at Ashland University's Kettering Science Center.

This camp is for students with an interest in science who can work at grade level and at a moderately independent level. Students will be kept busy for the three hours, but they do need to be able to work efficiently and safely in a laboratory setting.

Ashland University Department of Music presents end-of-semester performances

4/15/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Department of Music at Ashland University presents two end-of-semester performances in the Center for the Arts. Both performances are free and open to the public.
"Variable Winds" a joint performance by the Ashland Area Community Concert Band and the University Concert Band, conducted by Leonard Salvo, will be performed on Sunday, April 25, at 4 p.m., in Hugo Young Theatre.

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