News Releases

Ashland University's Spectrum Series to Feature Golden Dragon Acrobats

10/15/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The final Spectrum event of the fall semester will be held Nov. 16 when the Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre inside the Center for the Arts.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

Ashland University Halloween Story Time Set

10/15/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland University Bookstore is throwing a Halloween story time and costume party on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. This event is open to the public, and members of the Ashland University Youth and Literacy Team will be there to share stories, snacks and activities.

Those planning to attend should call 419-289-5336 to reserve your spot today. The Ashland University Bookstore is located inside the Hawkins-Conard Student Center. This event is funded in part with a grant from Wal-Mart.

Nonviolence Center Plans Reading by Author Ana Maria Spagna

10/15/10 ASHLAND, OH -- River Teeth book prize winner, Ana Maria Spagna, will be visiting Ashland University on Tuesday, Oct. 26, and will present a reading from her book, "Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey" at 7 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Schar College of Education.
Spagna will chronicle the story of an American family, more specifically, her family, against the backdrop of a lesser-known story of the civil rights movement.

Ashland University's Alpha Phi Sorority Plans Red Dress Gala

10/14/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Alpha Phi Sorority is hosting its second annual Red Dress Gala on Nov. 6. The gala, which is open to University friends and members of the community, raises money for the Alpha Phi Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping families in need with assistance ranging from disaster relief to help following a death in the family.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Panel Discussion on 'Can Politics Be Truthful?'

10/13/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will host a panel discussion featuring three Ashland University professors discussing "Can Politics Be Truthful?" This event is free and will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation to speak at Ashland University

10/13/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Matthew Spalding, director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation, will speak at Ashland University on Oct. 26. Spalding will address "Realigning American Politics: Do We Still Hold These Truths?" as part of the fall 2010 Major Issues Lecture Series presented by the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University.

Ashland University to Bring Master Illusionist to Campus

10/12/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Tickets are still available for the Mayhem and Misdirection Tour, which will feature a variety show of music, mystery, illusion and comedy by master illusionist Harris III and special guest 321 Improv Comedy at Ashland University on Oct. 30 in Hugo Young Theatre.

The 7:30 p.m. show, sponsored by the Center of Religious Life as a part of the Christian Activities Day events, will offer "hilarious, interactive, life-changing fun for the entire family." Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Ashland Theological Seminary Sets Lecture Series on "Women Called to Preach and Lead"

10/6/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland Theological Seminary's Fall Lecture Series, titled "Breaking Stained Glass Ceilings: Women Called to Preach and to Lead," is scheduled for Oct. 25 and 26. All lectures for the series will be held in the Smetzer Auditorium of the Gerber Academic Center at ATS.

The series will focus on supporting women in their calling to ministry and leadership, and will feature Dr. Roberta Hestenes as keynote speaker and Dr. Mimi Haddad as plenary speaker, as well as Dr. Paul Chilcote and Dr. Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt leading workshops.