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Evansville Couple Donates to Ashland University's 'Bringing Spirit to Campus' Campaign

4/11/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --An Evansville couple, Bob and Lisa Jones, have donated $250,000 to Ashland University for the construction of the new Athletic Complex at the University. The "Study Room" located in the end zone facility is named in their honor.

Bob and Lisa Jones are both 1979 graduates of Ashland. Bob has since served as a trustee of the University from 2000 to 2009 and was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2006.

Wooster Resident Promoted in Ashland University Development Area

4/8/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Thomas Seddon, vice president for development at Ashland University, has announced a number of promotions in the development area at the University. The promotions take effect immediately.

"The motive for these promotions is two-fold -- recognizing outstanding performance in our development area as well as expanding to meet the needs of future development efforts for Ashland University," Seddon said.

Social Work Majors Place First in Ashland University Business Concept Competition

4/8/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Two Ashland University students were awarded first place in the Ashland University ideaLabs Business Concept Competition sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland.

Danielle Liggett of Galion and Saundra Zellner of Twinsburg received the $500 first prize for their concept, "The Fire Safe-T Room: Provided by the Guardian Service."

Ashland Theological Seminary Faculty Members Receive Promotions

4/6/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Two Ashland Theological Seminary faculty members have received promotions following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees earlier this year. The promotions are to take effect on July 1, the beginning of the institution's 2010-2011 academic year.

Dr. Mitzi J. Smith and Dr. Rob Douglass were both promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.

Maplerock Jazz Festival features Dirty Dozen Brass Band

4/6/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra, Dr. Scott Garlock, musical director, presents the Maplerock Jazz Festival on Friday, April 16, in the Center for the Arts.

The Maplerock Jazz Festival is an educational and entertaining event that features internationally recognized jazz luminaries mixing with local musicians and regional scholastic groups.

This year’s featured guest artist is the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a group that has been featured guests on recordings by artists such as David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John and the Black Crowes.

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