News Releases

Ashland University Sophomore to Present Concert

Sophomore music and computer science dual major Eric Watts of Ontario, Ohio, will present a concert of his original compositions titled “Paperclips: An evening of music for trombones” on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Watts composed several pieces for a trombone quartet over this past summer and then received further guidance from Dr. Stefan Swanson, visiting assistant professor of Music, who has composed more than 100 film and concert scores.

Ashland University Sophomore to Present Concert

AU Student Selected as Region 8 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year

AU Student Selected as Region 8 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year

AU student and Springfield resident Marissa Johnson has been selected as the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter, Region 8 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year. Johnson is a senior at Ashland University majoring in social work and minoring in sociology and child-family studies in AU's College of Arts and Sciences.

As a 2015 graduate of Springfield High School, Johnson has been interested in the field of social work since her sophomore year of high school. Prior to that, she said she always knew that whatever she did in life would be centered around helping others.

Chris Flannery Chosen to Head Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

Los Angeles native Christopher Flannery has been named to succeed the late Roger Beckett as executive director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. Before accepting the position, which he will assume January 1, Flannery was a long-time professor in the History and Political Science Department and Honors College at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

Flannery has taught in Ashbrook’s teacher programs from their inception and for a number of years as Louaine S. Taylor visiting professor of American history and government at Ashland University. He has served on the Ashbrook Center board since 2000.

Chris Flannery Chosen to Head Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

Ashland University Receives Gifts for Kates Gymnasium Project

Monetary gifts from several longtime supporters of Ashland University will allow the AU Athletic Department to construct a loge, a center and office inside Kates Gymnasium in AU’s Physical Education Center.

“This project will feature the construction of a loge behind the end of the basketball court on the lobby side of Kates Gymnasium,” said AU Director of Athletics Al King. “The loge will be able to accommodate approximately 40 people and it will have a glass window that will look out onto the court.”

Ashland University Receives Gifts for Kates Gymnasium Project

Ashland University's Sport Management Program Adds Initiative with Cleveland Browns

Ashland University Sport Management Program Adds Initiative with Cleveland Browns

One of the strongest dimensions of Ashland University’s Sport Management program is the large number of experiential learning opportunities available to students and AU has added another program this year that allows students to work with the Cleveland Browns organization.

“Ashland University worked with the Cleveland Browns to develop a salesmanship initiative that starting in the fall of 2018 has provided Sport Management and Marketing students with a unique opportunity to develop skills essential to working in the sports industry,” said Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh, associate professor of Sport Management at AU. “Through this Browns’ initiative only with Ashland University, students gained relevant sales experience, had one-on-one networking meetings with executives in the Browns organization, and were provided a tour of the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio.”

Speaker to Address Violence against LGBTQ People

Dr. Helis Sikk, a postdoctoral fellow at DePauw University, will speak on the history of violence against LGBTQ people, how this violence is covered in the media, and anti-violence activism on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the group Eagles for Pride at Ashland University, is free and open to the public.

Sikk was a 2014 Phil Zwickler Fellow at Cornell University and a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow in 2016-2017. Her research looks at the history of anti-LGBTQ violence since the 1960s. Sikk is a co-editor for a collection of essays documenting the cultural legacy of the murder of Matthew Shepard published by Routledge in December 2018.

Speaker to Address Violence against LGBTQ People

Lewis' Career in Music and the Military Leads Him to AU

Joseph Lewis Jr., Ashland University director of bands, is honored to have a career which combines his two worlds of music and the military. Not only will he lead the Ashland University Eagle Marching Band into Jack Miller Stadium for the football game against Northern Michigan on Nov. 10, but he also will recognize fellow military men and women for their service at a special halftime show in observance of Veterans Day.

Lewis' journey into a career combining music and the military began in the summer of 2000 when he enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard, attended 10 weeks of basic training and completed three weeks on-the-job training.

Lewis' Career in Music and the Military Leads Him to AU

Ashland University’s New Program to Center on Community Research and Evaluation Services

Ashland University’s New Program to Center on Community Research and Evaluation Services

Ashland University has kicked off a new program – the Center for Community Research and Evaluation Services (CCRES) -- through the College of Arts and Sciences. The program was started in early October and just recently received a $5,000 grant from AU’s Fund to Support Innovative Initiatives.

“The Center for Community Research and Evaluation Services seeks to provide practical and high quality applied research and evaluation services to social service agencies, administrations and organizations with the aim to improve the well-being of residents in the surrounding communities and rural areas of Ashland, Wayne and Richland counties,” said Dr. Allyson Drinkard, assistant professor of criminal justice and sociology and co-director of the program.

Ashland University Highlights Successes of College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ashland University Highlights Successes of College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ashland University will be highlighting the successes of its College of Nursing and Health Sciences as part of the National Nursing and Health Professionals Week set for Nov. 5-9.

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in the traditional BSN, Accelerated-Second Degree, Advanced Entry-Transfer Students, RN to BSN, Athletic Training, Dietetics and Exercise Science programs, where students receive intensive instruction through small class sizes and one-on-one attention from their professors. To further enhance the educational experience, students are able to participate in a Living Learning Community with peers studying within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ashland University’s Food Service Receives Top Ranking

Ashland University’s Food Service Receives Top Ranking

Ashland University’s College Food Service was ranked as the 25th Best College Food Service in the country, and the best in the state of Ohio, by the college ranking website Niche.com.

The 2019 Best College Food ranking by Niche.com is based on student surveys of campus dining and meal plan costs. According to Niche.com, top-ranked colleges offer outstanding on-campus dining that allows students to easily access healthy, quality food across a wide range of cuisines and dietary preferences.

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