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Ashland University Lectures to Feature Bestselling Author Joshua Charles

Bestselling author and historian Joshua Charles will give two presentations on the topic of “Myth Busters” as part of Ashland University’s inaugural Faith and Society Lecture Series to be held Wednesday, April 26, in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Charles will speak April 26 on “Myth Busters: Religion and a Free Society” at a 3:30 p.m. session, and will speak on “Myth Busters: Dispelling Misconceptions of the Founders” at a 7 p.m. session that evening.

Ashland University Lectures to Feature Bestselling Author Joshua Charles

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2016-2017 academic year on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. The Ashland Area Community Concert Band under the direction of Leonard Salvo and the Ashland University Concert Band directed by Gary Ciulla will perform and senior Concert Band members will be recognized for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. Admission to the concert is complimentary and open to the public.

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) will open the concert with Prelude on an Old English Hymn op. 67 by Robert Sheldon, which is based on the famous hymn All Creatures of Our God and King; followed by Vincent Persichetti's Pageant, a commissioned piece for the American Bandmaster's Association. The Community Band will then be joined by guest clarinetist Dr. Thomas Reed to perform Ernesto Cavallini's Adagio and Tarantella Solo for Clarinet and Band. AACCB will close their portion of the concert with the Nathan Hale Trilogy by James Curnow, which was inspired by three significant points in the life of this legendary American hero from the Revolutionary War.

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Ashland University Veterans Set to Receive Cords of Honor

Ashland University Veterans Set to Receive Cord of Honor

Ashland University veterans will once again be decorated in red, white and blue in a special ceremony to honor their service in protecting our great nation. The cording ceremony and reception is set to take place on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center at Ashland University.

For the first time, Ashland University will be presenting spring 2017 graduates who have or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces with a patriotic Cord of Honor to be worn during Spring Commencement.

Ashland University Bookstore to Hold Book Signing for ‘King James Brings the Land a Crown’ Book

The Ashland University Bookstore is hosting a book signing with Cleveland Scene reporter Chris Parker on Tuesday, April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the store located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center on the AU campus.

Parker will be signing his book, “King James Brings The Land a Crown,” which chronicles the story of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 Championship.

Ashland University Bookstore to Hold Book Signing for ‘King James Brings the Land a Crown’ Book

Portman, Brown Introduce Resolution Recognizing Ashland University’s 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Women’s Basketball Team

Portman, Brown Introduce Resolution Recognizing Ashland University’s 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Women’s Basketball Team

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today introduced a resolution in the Senate recognizing the athletic achievement of the Ashland University’s 2017 women’s basketball team, which won the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. This is the second division II national championship for Ashland University’s women’s basketball team in the last five years.

“Ohio is home to some of the best basketball teams in the country and we are proud to have Ashland’s women’s team leading Division II basketball,” Portman stated. “Congratulations to Coach Fralick and the Eagles on capping their undefeated, record-setting season with another championship.”

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium that will feature the works of over 60 students from 15 departments in the College.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry, the April 11 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.

Ashland University Holds Ashland High School Day on Campus

Ashland University Holds Ashland High School Day on Campus

A total of 140 Ashland High School juniors toured the Ashland University campus and participated in a number of classroom sessions on Tuesday, April 4, as part of the Ashland High School Day on the AU campus. In addition to the AHS students, the Ashland High School principal, assistant principal and guidance staff also participated in the special day on the AU campus.

“We wanted to show our local Ashland High School students what we can offer them here at Ashland University,” said W.C. Vance, director of undergraduate admissions at AU. “These students may be close by, but many of them have not had the opportunity to see different parts of our campus or meet our dynamic faculty members.”

AU Hires New Director of Online Criminal Justice Program

Ashland University Hires New Director of Online Criminal Justice Program

Ashland University has hired Dr. Mark Rubin as the new director and professional instructor of the Online Criminal Justice program. He began in this position on March 1.

“We are thrilled to have someone like Dr. Rubin join our team,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Dr. Rubin's blend of law enforcement and academic experience make him an ideal person to direct our adult online program in criminal justice.”

Ashland University Establishes 1 Year International MBA Program in Cleveland

Ashland University Establishes 1 Year International MBA Program in Cleveland

Ashland University has launched a new 1 Year International Master of Business Administration program in the Cleveland market. The new program includes two international study tours and can be completed on Saturdays over a one-year period.

The program, which will be held at Ashland’s state-of-the-art Cleveland MBA Center at 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard just off Rockside Road, will begin on Aug. 26, 2017. The Cleveland program will run concurrently with a similar 1 Year International MBA program already in the Columbus market.

AU Holds Lecture to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Interdisciplinary Science Course

AU Holds Lecture to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Interdisciplinary Science Course

A lecture presented by Dr. Allan M. Brandt, Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, was held on the AU campus March 29 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of an Interdisciplinary Science Course at Ashland University.

Dr. Brandt spoke to an audience of nearly 250 people on the topic, “The Tobacco Pandemic and Global Governance: Historical and ethical perspectives on the persistence of smoking in the 21st century.” Brandt holds a joint appointment between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School.

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