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Area Residents Compete at Mohican District Science Day at Ashland University

Area Residents Compete at Mohican District Science Day at Ashland University

Many area residents were among the 175 students from 34 area schools competing March 24 at Ashland University for the 58th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event was held in the Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center. A total of 162 projects were submitted to this year's science fair, including 12 team projects.

For school awards, Northwestern High School had the most superiors (6) and Horizon Science Academy in Lorain had the highest percentage (67 percent) of superiors for the high school division.

Lake Ridge Academy had the most superiors for a middle school/junior high (5) and also the highest percentage (83 percent) of superiors for the middle school/junior high division.

For the elementary school division, there was a three-way tie between Columbia Middle School, St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary Immaculate Conception for the most superiors (5) and Mapleton Elementary School had the highest percentage (100 percent) of superiors.

Ashland University Art Club and Gallery Sponsor ‘Mixed Media Paint Night’ Fundraiser

Ashland University Art Club and Gallery Sponsor ‘Mixed Media Paint Night’ Fundraiser

Artists and non-artists are invited to join the Ashland University Art Club and the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus for a “Mixed Media Paint Night” Cancer Fundraiser on Friday, April 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.

“The event will explore different painting and drawing materials and methods to create one unique piece of artwork – and no previous art experience is required,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “Relax and enjoy a night out while raising money for a great cause. We provide the sparkling beverages, snacks, painting supplies, aprons and step-by-step instructions.”

Millersburg Native and Ashland University Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

Millersburg Native and Ashland University Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

Makayla Palm, an Ashland University junior majoring in accounting, was named The J.M. Smucker Co. Scholarship award winner for the academic year 2017-1018 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Meeting. Palm, a resident of Millersburg, is a 2016 graduate of West Holmes High School.

The $2,500 scholarship was presented to Palm by Joyce Badertscher, lead analyst, Supply Chain Finance, for The J.M. Smucker Co.

Community Conversation Planned: What Can We Do About the Opiate Epidemic?

Community Conversation Planned: What Can We Do About the Opiate Epidemic?

The Center for Civic Life at Ashland University, the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County, and the Ashland County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse are sponsoring a community conversation April 21 to follow up February’s public forum on the serious issue of “What Can We Do about the Opiate Epidemic.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ridenour Room of Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. The agenda for the break-out sessions is: 1) A short summary of how professionals help people; 2) What else people want them to do; and 3) How citizens can help professionals.

Watch Party Set for AU Women’s Basketball Elite Eight Finals on Friday

Watch Party Set for AU Women’s Basketball Elite Eight Semifinal Game on Wednesday

Ashland University will hold a Watch Party for the AU Eagle women’s basketball game on Friday night in the championship finals of the Elite Eight Tournament. The AU Eagles will play Central Missouri at 8 p.m. Eastern time and the watch party will be held in Kates Gymnasium in the Physical Education Center on the AU campus. The Physical Education Center is located off King Road.

The Watch Party is free and open to the public. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

Ashland University Senior Recital Set

Ashland University Department of Music will present a senior recital with soprano Anna Rivero accompanied by pianist Deb Logan on Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Rivero is a vocal music major from Three Bridges, N.J. The program for her recital will consist of classical pieces by Scarlatti, Mozart, Puccini, Schubert and Schumann; and more contemporary compositions by Satie and Duke.

Choral Concert Repertoire Includes Biblical Dramas, Art and Folk Songs

Choral Concert Repertoire Includes Biblical Dramas, Art and Folk Songs

The Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus will present an eclectic choral concert program ranging from Biblical dramas to art and folk songs on Sunday, March 25, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, will conduct the University Choir and Chamber Singers with Dr. Timothy Guenther accompanying on organ and piano. The University Choir will perform several Biblical dramas reflecting the text in a manner that highlights the strength, sadness, joy or anger contained therein. Pieces will include Lotti’s Crucifixus, Stroope’s The Lamentations of Jeremiah, Philips’ Ascendit Deus, Thomas’ Rockin' Jerusalem as well as Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord by Moore with soloists Drew Berlin (Barberton) and Mark Gorsuch (Ashland); and Saul by Hovland with Jake Riley (Wooster) and Ian Kieffer (Marion) as narrators.

Ashland University Senior to Produce a Show in 24 Hours

Ashland University Senior to Produce a Show in 24 Hours

Ashland University Department of Theatre will showcase the 24-Hour Theatre Project produced by senior multiple-disciplinary major Megan Harvey of Medina for her senior capstone on Saturday, March 24, 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 seat by calling the Ashland University Box Office at 419.289.5125.

Award Winners Announced for AU Student Art Exhibition

Award Winners Announced for AU Student Art Exhibition

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2018 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through April 8 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offers $1,000 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the six art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art, graphic design and drawing. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on March 15, and the People’s Choice award will be announced on the Coburn Gallery’s Facebook page on March 26.

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