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International Peace Scholar to address War, Peace and Remembering

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will host speaker Nigel Young to discuss his new book, “Making Modern Memory: Peace and War in an Age of Remembering” on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Nigel Young, now mainly based in Yorkshire, Northern England, has been active in transnational peace activity for at least a half century. His new book is described as a challenging post-national interpretation of 20th century cultural history up to the present.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Speaker

Ashland University Sets New Policy for College Credit Plus

Ashland University Sets New Policy for College Credit Plus

Ashland University has instituted a scholarship program in which high school students who take College Credit Plus classes at AU will be reimbursed for course fees if they attend AU following graduation from high school.

“We believe strongly in the College Credit Plus Program and what it can do for all types of high school students,” said Dr. Gene Linton, dean of the Founders School. “And we believe this new policy creates even more incentive for high school students to take classes at a prestigious private university.”

AU Professor to Present Reading from New Book

AU Professor to Present Reading from New Book

Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of foreign languages at Ashland University, will hold a talk and reading from his upcoming book on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Schar College of Education’s Ronk Lecture Hall.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be introduced and moderated by Dr. Laura Burch, associate professor of the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the College of Wooster. In addition, Gray is scheduled to give an interview on AU’s radio station, WRDL-88.9, at 8:30 a.m. that same day, discussing his book and previewing the evening’s event.

Ashland University to Host High School PR Workshop

Ashland University to Host High School PR Workshop

The Ashland University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Department of Communication Studies will host the inaugural Ashland University High School PR Workshop on Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AU’s Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

“This daylong workshop will provide information about the public relations industry and the many career options that are available,” said Amanda Weed, instructor in Communication Arts at AU and AU’s PRSSA faculty adviser. “Workshop attendees will network with PR professionals and students, and learn the basics of PR campaign planning and persuasive communication techniques.”

Center for Civic Life to Hold Community Conversation on Protecting Your Identity

“Protect Your Identity: How to Prevent Cyber Attacks” is the topic of a community conversation to be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Ashland Public Library. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Civic Life at Ashland University.

This event will feature a conversation to learn more about cyber security with the experts from the Ashland University IT Department and the Ohio Department of Transportation in Columbus.

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Oct. 14

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Oct. 14

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, will host its fifth and final “Naturalist on Duty” program for this year on Oct. 14. All of these Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event is held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Bids Being Accepted for Dinner with AU President and First Lady

Bids Being Accepted for Dinner with AU President and First Lady

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo and his wife, Karen, have offered to host a dinner for 10 people in their home as part of a fundraiser for United Way of Ashland County. This dinner package is being auctioned off and bids will be accepted through Oct. 26 at 11:45 a.m.

The dinner will be catered by award winning Ashland University chefs and AU will provide all of the amenities for the dinner so that every dollar that is bid will go to support United Way of Ashland County and its 13 partner agencies.

Jazz at the Nest Debuts Holiday CD & Takes Donations for Puerto Rico

Jazz at the Nest Debuts Holiday CD & Takes Donations for Puerto Rico

Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of Music, the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will present a free public concert on Tuesday, October 10, 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 at this free public concert. The event will offer sales of the ensemble's new holiday CD recording, which features vocals by Cathi Muckle and is titled "AUJOy to the World." CDs are $15 each. In addition, AUJO will accept freewill donations for the Puerto Rico relief efforts.

Ashland University Adopts Chicago Principles of Free Speech

Ashland University Adopts Chicago Principles of Free Speech

The Ashland University Board of Trustees, students and administration have endorsed a document that calls for an overarching commitment to free speech among all members of the Ashland University community and affirms a set of principles designed to protect free expression.

“The adoption of this Ashland University Free Speech Principles is in part a response to a resolution passed by AU Student Senate calling on the university to protect and ensure the students’ and faculty’s moral and legal right to freedom of speech guaranteed under the United States Constitution,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo.

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