News Releases

Ashland University's to Hold its First Business Succession Workshop

9/9/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The newly announced ACCENT on Business Succession initiative will take its first official step on the Ashland University campus Nov. 3 when it holds its one-day intensive workshop for business owners and their spouses.

The one-day workshop, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by Ashland University's Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics, the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Sandberg Leadership Center and is being coordinated by the office of Legacy Estate Programs.

Ashland University's Coburn Gallery to Host Photography Exhibition

9/9/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a photography exhibition titled "Classical Methods, Contemporary Vision: Figurative Photography in the Alternative Process" from Oct. 7 to 31.

The exhibition, which will open on Thursday, Oct. 7, with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., will be curated by Herbert Ascherman Jr., platinum photographic artist, writer, historian and 30-year photo gallery director in collaboration with the nationally known wet plate collodian photographer Jeannette Palsa.

Ashland University Theatre Hosting Costume Sale In Time For Halloween

9/8/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University Theatre is cleaning its closets and hosting a costume sale on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heritage Room in the John C. Myers Convocation Center.

Items range from $.25 to $15, and include a large variety of costumes ideal for Halloween. Highlights include men's suits, military uniforms, a cow costume, Cabaret costumes (multiples of the same costume), western dresses, harem hats, dozens of wigs, and props (curtains, bedding, wall paper, table clothes, etc.).

Ashland University Box Office Now Open For Event Sales

9/8/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland University Central Box Office is now open for campus event sales, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 6 p.m., and one hour prior to events. In addition to University events, the Box Office sells tickets to all Ashland Symphony Orchestra concerts with the exception of season tickets.

Tickets are currently available for the following events:

·         Ashland University Theatre 2010-2011 Season and Individual Performance Tickets

o   Of Mice and Men:  Oct. 15-1 &, 22-24

o   Marisol:  Nov. 11-13 & 18-21

Ashland University's MFA Residency Draws Writers and Students from Across the Nation

9/6/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Readings and workshops by renowned memoirist Tobias Wolff and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey highlighted this year's Ashland University Master's in Fine Arts Summer Residency at which nine students successfully defended creative theses and were awarded the MFA in Creative Writing.

University's Nonviolence Presentation to Focus on Israel and Palestine

9/6/10 ASHLAND, OH -- "The Israeli - Palestinian Conflict: A Struggle for a Homeland" will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. John Byron, associate professor of New Testament and Greek at the Ashland Theology Seminary.

The presentation will be held in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education on Wed., Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Byron's talk is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and is free and open to the public.

Ashland University's Margaret Pomfret Selected for National Leadership Development Program

9/3/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Margaret Pomfret, executive director of Development and Campaigns for Ashland University, is one of only 42 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.

Ashland University Catering and Conferences Department Receives Grand Prize

9/3/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University Catering and Conferences Department was awarded the grand prize by the National Association of College and University Foods Services (NACUFS) for its entry in the category of catering standard menu in the annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards.

The award was presented at the NACUFS conference in San Jose, Calif.

Ashland University Biology Assistant Professor Contributes to Award-Winning Book

9/2/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Dr. Steven Fenster, assistant professor of biology at Ashland University, contributed to a chapter in a book that was selected as the winner of the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in the category of Excellence in Biology and Life Sciences.

The book, which was titled "Current Protocols in Essential Laboratory Techniques," was edited by Sean R. Gallagher & Emily A. Wiley and the award was received by John Wiley & Sons Inc.