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Winter Choral Concert Previews Music for Germany Tour

Winter Choral Concert Previews Music for Germany Tour

Under the direction of Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, and accompaniment by University organist Dr. Timothy Guenther, the Ashland University Choir and Chamber Singers will present a winter choral concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert program will be comprised of selections that the choirs will sing on their March tour to Germany. Most of the selections are from the Americas and written by composers from the United States, Canada and Latin America. The University Choir is also preparing music by Bach and other Lutheran composers, as the students will be singing in churches in the region of Germany where Martin Luther made history.

Ashland University Nursing Program Recognized by Credentialing Center

Ashland University Nursing Program Recognized by Credentialing Center

Ashland University’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has met the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) certification eligibility requirements.

“This means that students completing the Ashland University FNP Doctor of Nursing Practice program have met the educational requirements to sit for the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner certification examination, provided they meet ANCC's other eligibility requirements,” said Dr. Lisa Young, interim director of the DNP program.

Ashland University Sets Workshop for Team Captains

Ashland University Sets Workshop for Team Captains

Ashland University has joined with the Florida organization "Student ACES" to offer its first-ever workshop designed specifically for high school athletic team captains. The workshop is set for Friday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troop Center on the AU campus.

“We realize that it takes particular leadership skills to become a team captain,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “Because we are always trying to recruit students who are leaders, this proven program seemed like a perfect fit for our campus. Our hope is that it will prove successful, and be a part of our ongoing recruitment strategy in the future.”

Ashland University Offers Fall Trip to Cuba for Alumni and Friends

Ashland University Offers Fall Trip to Cuba for Alumni and Friends

Ashland University President Carlos Campo and his wife, Karen, will serve as hosts for a seven-day trip to Cuba that will take place Sept. 11-18, 2017. The trip is open to AU alumni and friends of the University.

The cultural trip will include accommodations at the five-star Iberostar Parque Central in Havanna and the five-star Iberostar Varadero in Varadero. The trip costs an estimated $3,975 per person for double occupancy and $4,375 per person for single occupancy. This is an estimated cost per person and includes travel insurance; airfare from Miami, Fla.; visas and some meals. A final quote will be provided upon acceptance of the program.

Ashland University to Host Debate on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Ashland University to Host Debate on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland University will be hosting a debate centered on the future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Schar College of Education building on the Ashland University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For the debate, the group will be hosting Dr. John Quigley of Ohio State Law School and Dr. Michael Singh of the Washington Institute. These two individuals will represent each side of the issue and will certainly provide new and interesting insight on the topic.

Theatre Major Stages Scene from 'A Moon For The Misbegotten'

Theatre Major Stages Scene from "A Moon For The Misbegotten"

Ashland University theatre major Andrea Disch of East Liverpool, Ohio, is sealing her college career with a senior theatre performance project scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Studio Theatre.

As fulfillment for her senior theatre project, Disch will perform an act from Eugene O'Neill's American drama A Moon for the Misbegotten. She will portray the character of Josie while fellow theatre students Jake Riley plays Tyrone and Elizabeth Grace Davis serves as the director.

AU Students Participate in Independent College Day at the Statehouse

AU Students Participate in Independent College Day at the Statehouse

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) welcomed college students from around the state to the Statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 8, for Independent College Day. Students and their advisers from Ohio’s private nonprofit colleges converged on the Statehouse Atrium with display tables featuring community projects, internship offerings and degree programs that set them apart from other campuses.

AU students participating in the event were Morgan Tucker of Pomeroy, Ohio; Daivon Barrow of Columbus, Ohio; Joey Barretta of Mansfield, Ohio; and Logan Alexander of West Lafayette, Indiana.

AU Welcoming Students from Saint Joseph’s College

Ashland University Welcoming Students from Saint Joseph’s College

Ashland University officials are reaching out to undergraduate and graduate students impacted by the sudden closure of Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana, letting them know that AU is ready to work with them and also promises them a “seamless transfer process.”

“We want to help these students get their education back on track in any way we can during this difficult period and we believe they will find success here at Ashland University. We see many similarities between SJC and Ashland University, and believe that students would feel welcomed and at home here,” Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo said. “Many of the credits they’ve already accumulated at St. Joseph’s will transfer to Ashland University for a variety of our programs and we are willing to work with them to ensure that the hard work and time they have put into their education will not be lost.”

Ashland University Faculty Receive Promotions and/or Tenure

Ashland University Faculty Receive Promotions and/or Tenure

A number of Ashland University faculty members received promotions and/or tenure following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees at its winter meeting. The promotions are effective at the beginning of the institution’s 2017-2018 academic year.

Those promoted to the rank of full professor at the University are Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis in Initial Programs in the Schar College of Education; Dr. Jason Brent Ellis in the Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs in the Schar College of Education; and Dr. David Foster in the History and Political Science Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Feb. 14

Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Feb. 14

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB)] has set its spring schedule including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. Beginning Feb. 14, the Community Band rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 115 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building).

In its 24th year, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band is for those that loved playing in band in high school or college and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this spring include a performance at the University with the Ashland University Concert Band on Saturday, April 22, and a concert at Brookside Park's Memorial Band Shell on Sunday, June 18.

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