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Jazz at the Nest Returns on Oct. 16

Jazz at the Nest Returns on Oct. 16

Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of Music, the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will present a free public concert on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagles’ Nest at 7:30 p.m.

Audience members are welcome to grab a snack, enjoy a beverage and relax to the live music in the venues relaxed, club-like atmosphere.

Ashland University Alumna Named Ohio Middle Level Association Educator of the Year

Ashland University Alumna Named Ohio Middle Level Association Educator of the Year

AU alumna Michelle Koussa, a sixth-grade teacher at Independence Middle School, has been named the Educator of the Year by the Ohio Middle Level Association (OMLA). This award is the most distinguished honor the OMLA can bestow upon an individual to recognize his or her contributions to middle level education.

Koussa’s students, staff, administrators, board members, family and OMLA representatives all were present to witness this recognition on Oct. 5 in the Independence Middle School auditorium. In order to receive this award, an educator must promote the middle school concept through involvement in exemplary programs, leadership, and research that serves the needs of middle level students. He/she also must be involved at the local, regional and state levels. Koussa has been actively involved with OMLA since she was in college and will soon be named president of the organization.

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Concludes with Focus on Insects and Microscopic Life

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Concludes with Focus on Insects and Microscopic Life

The final event in this year’s “Naturalist on Duty” series at Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2636 Ashland Road, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13. This month’s event will focus on “Insects and Microscopic Life.”

“This ‘Naturalist on Duty’ series provides all with an opportunity to connect with nature in our own backyard,” said Dr. Patricia Saunders, AU associate professor of biology and director of the environmental science program. The informal, come-when-you-can style programs are short and flexible and they were held one Saturday a month this summer and fall. All events are free and open to the public.

Author to Give Ashland University’s Rinehart Lecture

Author Hannah Brencher will deliver the 2018 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brencher will be speaking on the subject of her recently published book, Come Matter Here, a call for Christians to start living like they mean it here and now. In addition, Brencher will speak at AU’s The Well on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Chapel at 8 p.m.

Author to Give Ashland University’s Rinehart Lecture

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Art Exhibition

The AU Coburn Gallery has scheduled an upcoming art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art and Design Department faculty. The exhibition opens on Thursday, Oct. 11, and runs through Nov. 17, 2018.

This annual exhibition highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of the current Art and Design Department faculty members -- Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird -- as professional artists exhibiting in their prospective areas. The Art and Design Department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors.

Fall Choral Concert Presents Three Vocal Ensembles on Oct. 14

Fall Choral Concert Presents Three Vocal Ensembles on Oct. 14

The Ashland University Choir, Women's Chorus and the Ashland Area Chorus present a fall choral concert with an eclectic program ranging from a sea chantey, to a Serbian gypsy dance, folk and art songs as well as sacred compositions. The concert will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, will conduct the University Choir with accompaniment by Dr. Timothy Guenther. Their portion of the program based on the theme of "Time and Place" will include Locus iste ("This place was made by God”) by Anton Bruckner, Time from “Choral Dance from Gloriana” by Benjamin Britten, I dream a world by Dave Brubeck, When memory fades as arranged by Eric Nelson, Sure on this shining night by Morten Lauridsen, and Shawn Kirchner's arrangement of the Kenyan folk song Wana Baraka.

Judge to Speak at Ashbrook Center Major Issues Lecture Series Luncheon

Jeffrey S. Sutton, judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, will speak on the topic of “51 Imperfect Solutions” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.

Judge to Speak at Ashbrook Center Major Issues Lecture Series Luncheon

AU and AHS Bands Performing Together at Each Other's Halftime Shows

AU and AHS Bands Performing Together at Each Other's Halftime Shows

The Ashland University (AU) Marching Eagles Band and the Ashland High School (AHS) Arrows Marching Band join forces this weekend to present two halftime shows. Directors Joseph Lewis, Jr. (AU), and Martin Kral (AHS) will lead 200 students to perform at the halftime shows for AHS' Friday night football game versus Mansfield Senior High School and again at AU’s Saturday evening football game against Saginaw Valley State University. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

With the theme of “Musicals,” the halftime shows will feature a performance by the home band and then the bands will combine to play two other show tunes.

Community Events Scheduled to Discuss the Impact of Lead Poisoning on Children

Community Events Scheduled to Discuss the Impact of Lead Poisoning on Children

Two community events featuring national experts on lead poisoning will be held this month in Ashland. Both events are free and open the public.

A seminar titled “Addressing our Community’s Crisis: Educational and Health Impacts of Childhood Lead Exposure” will be held for medical professionals, educators and community leaders on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the UH Samaritan Community Room at 663 E. Main St. in Ashland. There will be an opportunity for medical professionals to earn CE credit at no cost, and for educators to earn CE credit for a nominal fee of $20. Those planning to attend the seminar are asked to RSVP by Oct. 16 to wbigelow@ashland.edu or 419.521.6869.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Capitalism and the Family’

Dr. Steven Horwitz, the John H. Schnatter Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise at Ball State University, will speak on the topic of “Capitalism and the Family” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5430 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Capitalism and the Family’

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