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Ashland University to Host Speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In partnership with the Division of Student Affairs at Ashland University, the Ashland Center for Nonviolence is hosting Dr. Pamela Brooks from Oberlin College to speak as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on the AU campus.

The event will take place Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus and Dr. Brooks’ presentation, “Lessons from King’s Riverside Speech,” will discuss the speech Dr. King gave in 1967 at the Riverside Church. In addition to the speaker, attendees will be challenged to keep Dr. King’s teachings top of mind through specific calls to action and additional events they can attend related to the topics of race, peace and nonviolence.

Ashland University to Host Speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Ashland Area Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members

The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC) welcomes new and returning members to its first rehearsal of the spring 2018 semester scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts at Ashland University. Rehearsals continue until April 23 on subsequent Mondays.

In its 19th season, the AAC is dedicated to a mission of learning great music and singing it beautifully. The chorus is open to all singers from Ashland and surrounding counties and includes Ashland University faculty, staff and students as well as other singers from the wider community. Though no formal audition is required for membership, AAC members must be pitch accurate (sing 'on key') and be able to learn and perform their parts successfully. Previous choral experience is helpful.

Ashland Area Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members

Ashland University Offices Closed for Christmas Holiday Break

Ashland University Offices Closed for Christmas Holiday Break

Ashland University wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all and reminds everyone that Ashland University offices will be closed for the Holidays from the end of the day on Dec. 19 until 8 a.m. on Jan. 3. In case of an emergency, please contact Safety Services at 419.207.5555.

Staff members who work in the areas of admissions, course registration, advising, enrollment services and financial aid will be responding to time sensitive needs throughout the Holiday break. Please send an e-mail to the following offices if you need assistance in these areas:

Ashland University Team to Participate in National MBA Case Competition

Ashland University Team to Participate in National MBA Case Competition

A team of three MBA students from Ashland University has been selected to participate in the KeyBank MBA Minority Student Case Competition for 2018.

The AU students -- Kaneeka Dalton Paul of Columbus, Ohio; Andrea Shellow of Columbus, Ohio; and Abdallah Ibrahim of Amman, Jordan -- will participate in the 14th Annual KeyBank & Fisher College of Business Minority MBA Student Case Competition on Feb. 23-25, 2018, at the Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ashland University Columbus Center Receives Neighborhood Partnership Grant

Ashland University Columbus Center Receives Neighborhood Partnership Grant

Ashland University’s Columbus Center, in partnership with Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus and Life Skills North, received a $4,000 Neighborhood Partnership Grant. The Neighborhood Partnership Grants Program is made possible through the generous support of the City of Columbus Department of Development, PNC, the Columbus Foundation and United Way of Central Ohio.

The grant project paid for the painting of colorful stencils on the playground areas of two parking lots – one located on the northeast auxiliary parking lot of Ashland University and the other the north parking lot of Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus, immediately adjacent to a small playground.

Ashland University Schedules Tour to Israel for March 2018

Ashland University Schedules Tour to Israel for March 2018

Ashland University has scheduled an Israel Study Tour as part of its 1 Year International MBA Program. The March 1-10, 2018, Tour is being offered to AU students, veterans, alumni, friends and guests of the University.

“This is an opportunity for guests and alumni of Ashland University to join current students on this life-changing tour of the Holy Land,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. “Israel is known for its resilient economic growth and there has never been a greater time to get a firsthand experience of this start-up nation.”

Festival of Lights Holiday Services Set for Dec. 10

Festival of Lights Holiday Services Set for Dec. 10

Ashland University will officially begin its observance of the holiday season with the 27th annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 10 in Ashland University’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel, located at the intersection of King Road and College Avenue.

The 7 p.m. candlelight service, which is free and open to the public, symbolizes Christ coming into the world. The story is communicated in verse and song. It will include Scripture readings by Jim and Margaret Hess, traditional carols, and seasonal choral music by the Ashland University Choir and Women’s Chorus, and the Ashland Area Chorus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Winter Festival Band Concert Features Classics and Holiday Favorites

Winter Festival Band Concert Features Classics and Holiday Favorites

The Department of Music at Ashland University presents its annual Winter Festival Band Concert on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. The concert will feature the Ashland University Symphonic Band directed by Joseph Lewis Jr., Ashland University Director of Bands, and the Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) under the direction of Leonard Salvo. The concert will offer a program of classic compositions for concert band along with some holiday favorites. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Ashland University Symphonic Band is comprised of the outstanding wind and percussion players at the University. The ensemble begins Saturday's concert with Procession of Nobles, the fifth piece based on the opera-ballet Mldada by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; followed by Minnesota Portraits by Samuel R. Hazo, which includes three movements depicting snapshots of Minnesota in winter. The band’s third piece is an instrumental adaptation by Eric E. Whitacre of his a cappella choral work Lux Aurumque. The Symphonic Band's program concludes with Leroy Anderson's holiday classic Sleigh Ride.

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