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Educational and Faith-Based Leaders Attend National Summit at Ashland University

Educational and Faith-Based Leaders Attend National Summit at Ashland University

Approximately 100 educational and faith-based leaders from across the country converged on Ashland University this morning for the 2018 National Hispanic Education Summit that is being held on the Ashland University campus.

The free summit, presented by the Faith and Education Coalition of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, is focusing on “Reshaping the Funnel: Proven College Completion Strategies for Hispanic Students,” and addressing the troubling reality that while many Hispanics are enrolling in college, far fewer leave with a degree.

AU Sophomore and Mansfield Resident Attends Utah Workshop

Ashland University sophomore Jackson Schultz attended a three-day workshop this summer in Bryce Canyon, Utah. Schultz attended as co-editor for the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (UReCA) journal, which is associated with the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Schultz, who has a dual major in creative writing and geology at AU, is from Mansfield, Ohio, and is the son of Dollie and John Schultz. Schultz is a member of AU’s Honors Program, which is tied to the journal publication.

AU Sophomore and Mansfield Resident Attends Utah Workshop

AU to Host ‘An Evening with C.S. Lewis’

Ashland University to Host ‘An Evening with C.S. Lewis’

On Nov. 15, David Payne will be performing “An Evening with C.S. Lewis” at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is part of AU’s Faith and Society lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Titled “An Evening with C.S. Lewis (My Life’s Journey),” this drama production has proved to be an enthralling theatrical experience for the many thousands who have attended the more than 500 performances. Full of humor, it is a fascinating and enthralling insight into the life of a man who became a legend in his own lifetime. Indeed, it is a testimony to the ongoing visibility of this great British author that this production shows no sign of slowing down.

Ashland University Displays Unearthed Boulder on Campus; Ceremony Planned

Ashland University Displays Unearthed Boulder on Campus; Ceremony Planned

Ashland University officials have installed a plaque in front of a boulder that has found a new home on the east side of the Arthur and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Greenhouse on the AU campus. A ceremony to recognize the boulder and plaque will be held on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.

“The plaque draws attention to this boulder that was unearthed near Nankin in Ashland County in the summer of 2017 by the Kinder Morgan Co. during construction of the Utopia East Pipeline,” said Dr. Nigel Brush, professor of Geology at AU. “It was found on the property of the John Keener family by a neighbor, Robert Brownson, who recognized its significance and reported it to the State Historic Preservation Office in Columbus.”

AU Theatre Opens Season with Little Women, the Musical

Ashland University Department of Theatre opens the 2018-2019 season of “Treasured Classics Renewed” with Louisa May Alcott’s American classic Little Women, which has been transformed into a musical through the creative team of Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein and Allan Knee.

Six generations have read the adventures of the March sisters (Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy) growing up during the Civil War. This generation will sing it as the musical’s powerful score soars with the sounds of a young America finding its voice. The musical version of Alcott’s timeless, captivating story of personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love won a Richard Rodgers Musical Theatre Award. Directed by Robert Sean Parker, assistant professor of Theatre, with music direction by Deborah Logan, the Ashland show is scheduled for Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre, with a special school matinee performance on Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m.

AU Theatre Opens Season with Little Women, the Musical

Ashland University to Host Debate for the U.S. House 7th District Seat

Ashland University to Host Debate for the U.S. House 7th District Seat

The Gibbs-Harbaugh debate for the U.S. House 7th District seat will be held Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

The event is sponsored by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, with the assistance of the Ashland University College Republicans, the Ashland University Young Democrats, and the AU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty.

Ashland University to Designate Stadium Seat to Honor POW/MIA

Ashland University to Designate Stadium Seat to Honor POW/MIA

Ashland University will designate a permanently unoccupied seat in Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field to honor the military personnel who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who have been declared missing in action (MIA).

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Ashland University will hold a public ceremony dedicating the collegiate POW/MIA Chair of Honor as part of the halftime activities during the Eagle football game against Northern Michigan.

Ashland University Awarded $50,000 Grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Ashland University Awarded $50,000 Grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Ashland University has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to support entrepreneurial programming in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation trustees at the September board meeting approved about $1.5 million in grants to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education for youth, college students and adults across Ohio.

AU 2018-19 Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on ‘Bees, Butterflies and Dragonflies’

Ashland University’s 27th annual Environmental Lecture Series features the theme of “Ohio Citizen Science” and will kick off Thursday, Oct. 25, with a presentation by Dr. Karen Goodell, professor at Ohio State University-Newark. The series will focus on science projects that include work by trained volunteers throughout Ohio. Projects will focus in turn on bees, butterflies and dragonflies.

Goodell will speak on the topic, “Engaging Ohio’s Citizens in Bee Conservation Research,” at the 7:30 p.m. event on Oct. 25 in Ronk Lecture Hall of the Schar College of Education. All events in the series are free and open to the public.

AU 2018-19 Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on ‘Bees, Butterflies and Dragonflies’

Maestro Lipsky, Dr. Reed and Award-Winning Pianist Present Chamber Ensemble Concert

Maestro Arie Lipsky (cello and flute), Dr. Thomas Reed (clarinet) and Claudia Hoca (piano) combine and showcase their talents for a chamber ensemble concert on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital. The performance is free and open to the public.

The program begins with Lipsky on flute and Hoca on piano as they perform Paul Schoenfield's Achat Sha'alti, a passionate piece based on Psalm 27, and the playful and rhythmic Ufaratsta (Hebrew for Valentine), followed by Lili Boulanger's fast and lively D'un Matin de Printemps (A Spring Morning).

Maestro Lipsky, Dr. Reed and Award-Winning Pianist Present Chamber Ensemble Concert

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