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2018-2019 AU Theatre Season Brings the Classics to Life

2018-2019 AU Theatre Season Brings the Classics to Life

Ashland University Theatre has released its 2018-2019 season themed "Treasured Classics Renewed" as it brings three literary classics to life. Audiences will journey back to the Victorian era filled with drama, mystery, romance, comedy, adventure and farce as AU Theatre revisits the classics through the eyes of today’s ground-breaking playwrights and composers including:

-- Louisa May Alcott’s American classic of the March sisters in a musical written by the creative team of Howland, Dickstein and Knee
-- Anton Chekhov’s Russian drama masterpiece brought "to life as if it were taking place today. And 110 years ago" through Sarah Ruhl’s translation
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyles’ most famous Sherlock Holmes mystery transitioned to a fast-paced, madcap comedy by Tony-winning playwright Ken Ludwig.

Book Discussion Considers Child Immigrant Experience

Area residents are invited to join in a discussion of the book, The Distance Between Us, a memoir written by Reyna Grande, who immigrated from Mexico to the United States as a child accompanying a parent.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Eagles’ Landing lounge on the first floor of the Ashland University Student Center. The book is available online or at the AU bookstore.

Book Discussion Considers Child Immigrant Experience

Ashland University to Host Talk on Materials for eWriters

Ashland University to Host Talk on Materials for eWriters

Dr. Asad Khan, chief technical officer of Kent Displays, will speak at Ashland University on the development of materials for eWriters, electronic alternatives to paper as well as other computer display technologies.

The talk, titled “eWriters: Flexible Displays & Electronics – Beyond the Hype and onto Commercialization” is free and open to the public. It is set for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education.

Ashland University to Hold Peacemaker Lecture

Emmanouil (Manolis) Ntamparakis, director of Social Action for NAOMI Ecumenical Workshop for Refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece, will speak on “Building Societies of Peace” at a peacemaker lecture on the Ashland University campus.

Ntamparakis will speak on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event, which is sponsored by AU’s Religion Department, is free and open to the public.

Ashland University to Hold Peacemaker Lecture

AU Theatre to Present 24-Hour Theatre Project

Due to its success last spring, the Ashland University Department of Theatre and Alpha Psi Omega (APO) theatre honor society are producing another 24-Hour Theatre Project this fall. The performance of an original script written and produced within 24 hours will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Ashland University's Studio Theatre.

A limited number of tickets are available for this free performance, which is open to the public. Patrons can secure their seats by calling the Ashland University Box Office at 419.289.5125.

AU Theatre to Present 24-Hour Theatre Project

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari Gives AU Lecture

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari Gives AU Lecture

Ashland University alumnus Rich Ferrari returned to the AU campus Aug. 28 to give a lecture hosted by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Ferrari spoke on the topic of “Moments of Truth” at the event held in the Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The lecture by Ferrari can be viewed at --
https://auvideo.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Excellence+by+Choice+Lectur...

Ashland University Professor to Present Reading from New Book

Ashland University Professor to Present Reading from New Book

Dr. Jennifer Rathbun, professor of foreign languages at Ashland University, will hold a talk and reading from her newly released poetry translation on Monday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Schar College of Education’s Ronk Lecture Hall. The reading is free and open to the public.

Artepoética Press in New York has just released Dr. Rathbun’s ninth full-length poetry translation of La llama Inclinada/The Inclined Flame by Colombian author Carlos Satizábal. Satizábal will join Dr. Rathbun and participate in the reading.

Ashland University Department to Hold French Film Festival

Ashland University Department to Hold French Film Festival

Ashland University’s Department of Foreign Languages will hold a Tournées Film Festival in October that will feature five recent French films and one classic film. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place October 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30 at 7 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education.

The festival, which is presented in collaboration with Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was made possible by a grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange received by Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of foreign languages, who organized the festival.

43rd Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 24

43rd Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 24

Tickets for the 43rd Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 24, at 12 p.m. Patrons are reminded that this is a very popular event and the box office will be incredibly busy.

For immediate service, the box office recommends that patrons order online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply for online orders). Patrons can also come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street or call the box office at 419.289.5125. Discounted tickets for children 12 and under can only be purchased directly through the box office and not online.

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