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President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

3/29/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Michael B. Poliakoff, who serves as president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in Washington, D.C., will provide a lecture on the topic “Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Speech: The Heritage of Western Civilization” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 24, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Ashland University Receives $587,997 Grant from the National Science Foundation

Ashland University Receives $587,997 Grant from the National Science Foundation

Ashland University has received a $587,997 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled, “Advanced Technological Education for 2 Year Colleges (ATE-2YC).” The three-year project starts April 1, 2018, and ends March 31, 2021.

“This award brings to more than $1.45 million that the National Science Foundation has invested in projects at Ashland University since the beginning of 2017," said Scott Savage, director of Foundation and Government Relations at AU and lead grant writer for the application to NSF.

Pianist Performs AU Concert to Tell the Story of Her Father

Pianist Performs AU Concert to Tell the Story of Her Father

Ashland University Department of Music will present a guest artist recital by pianist Sandra Shapiro titled, “Ïn My Father's Footsteps: A daughter's search for answers,” on Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Free and open to the public, the concert is the first of four musical narratives created by Shapiro as she followed her musical journey as a proud daughter and sister of immigrants.

“In My Father's Footsteps” is the story of Shapiro’s discoveries of the man she called “Abba” (Hebrew for father) by tracing his journey through life.

AU’s Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Author Jenell Paris

AU’s Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Author Jenell Paris

Author Jenell Paris, who works to equip Christians to better engage divisive issues, will speak as part of Ashland University’s Faith and Society Lecture to be held Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paris will speak on “The Good News About Conflict: Transforming Religious Struggle Over Homosexuality.”

Ashland University to Hold Annual ‘Last Lecture’

Ashland University to Hold Annual ‘Last Lecture’

The Religion Department at Ashland University will celebrate its graduating seniors and close out the year with a “last lecture” by the Rev. Seth Wispelwey, a grassroots organizer, educator, nonprofit consultant and pastor, on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics off College Avenue on the AU campus.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Love Over Fear.”

This is the fourth annual “last lecture,” which is an invitation for a speaker to address the graduating class of Religion majors as if it were their last time to do so.

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.

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