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AU Coburn Gallery to Sponsor Artist Lecture

The Coburn Gallery is sponsoring the visit of illustrator and commercial artist Ron Hill to campus on April 6 as part of the Ashland University Art Department visiting artist program. Hill will be presenting a special artist lecture at 2 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Dwight Schar College of Education Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Hill is known for his works as an illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist. He has been creating illustrations for books, newspapers and magazines since 1982. Hill was a vocational commercial art student in high school and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1982. He worked in art studios and ad agencies until 1993, when he went freelance as an illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist.

AU Coburn Gallery to Sponsor Artist Lecture

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Approximately 200 students from 37 area schools will converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 57th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District of the Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry at Ashland University and Science Day director, projects that received superior ratings in local school district science fairs in eight adjacent north central Ohio counties will be displayed at the district fair. The students participating will represent high schools, junior high/middle schools and fifth and sixth grades from Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne counties.

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Approximately 200 students from 37 area schools will converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 57th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District of the Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry at Ashland University and Science Day director, projects that received superior ratings in local school district science fairs in eight adjacent north central Ohio counties will be displayed at the district fair. The students participating will represent high schools, junior high/middle schools and fifth and sixth grades from Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne counties.

Ashland Family Establishes Greg Stoops Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Ashland Family Establishes Greg Stoops Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Greg Stoops Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established at Ashland University by Greg’s mother, Janet Stoops, and his brother, Rob Stoops. Janet and Rob own and operate Lyn-Way Restaurant in Ashland.

“The entire Stoops family has always had a passion of assisting and helping the entire community of Ashland and I believe this endowed scholarship is a wonderful way to give back to the community,” Rob Stoops said. “This endowment created in my brother’s honor will continue in perpetuity assisting students with their educational endeavors.”

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

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

Mitchell Kelly, an Ashland University junior majoring in finance, was named The J.M. Smucker Co. scholarship award winner for the academic year 2016-17 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) meeting.

The $2,500 scholarship was presented to Kelly by Nick Workinger, director of U.S. Retail Sales Finance of The J.M. Smucker Co. Kelly, a 2014 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School, is the son of Doug and Heather Kelly of Mansfield, Ohio.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Senior Art Exhibition

Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.

Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the 2017 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, March 30, and Thursday, April 20, with opening receptions from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on both dates in the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. The senior art awards will be announced at 5 p.m. at the April 20 reception.

Spring Choral Concert, Vocal and Trombone Recitals Close March Events

Spring Choral Concert, Vocal and Trombone Recitals Close March Events

The Ashland University Department of Music closes the month of March with a spring choral concert, a junior vocal recital and a senior trombone recital. All of the concerts are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, March 23, music education majors Rachel Parfitt Kelly (Columbus) and Hannah Wise (Hartville) will perform their junior recital in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Both sopranos will be accompanied by pianist Deb Logan and joined by guest vocalists Jacob Markley, baritone and Jacob Poiner, tenor. The program will include several musical theatre selections from shows such as Mame, White Christmas, Cinderella, Shrek, The Addams Family, Seussical, Spamalot and more.

Location for AU Event Changed to Redwood Hall

Several Ashland University groups are co-sponsoring a lecture titled “The Tobacco Pandemic and Global Governance: Historical and Ethical Reflections on the Persistence of Smoking in the 21st Century” to be held Wednesday, March 29, at 7:15 p.m. in Redwood Hall on the AU campus.

The event is free and open to the public and the speaker will be Dr. Allan M. Brandt of Harvard University. This lecture will analyze the rise of tobacco consumption in the U.S. during the course of the 20th century. It will examine issues of tobacco agriculture, technology and industry, as well a growing medical evidence of the harms of smoking.

Ashland University President Signs Agreements with Richland Bank

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo on Friday signed a Scholarship Agreement as well as a Corporate Partners agreement with Chris Hiner, president of Richland Bank.

The agreement establishes a “Richland Bank Urban Leadership Annual Scholarship” that calls for Richland Bank officials to provide funding for three annual student scholarships for “a sophomore, junior and senior who have demonstrated experience in addressing the challenges facing urban communities and families.”

AU Theatre Tackles the Unpredictability of Love in Almost, Maine

Ashland University Theatre Tackles the Unpredictability of Love in Almost, Maine

Ashland University Department of Theatre closes its 2016-2017 season in “Pursuit of Happiness" with John Cariani’s romantic comedy Almost, Maine. Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames directs the production, which runs for one week with 7:30 p.m. performances on Wednesday, March 29, through Saturday, April 1, and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on April 2. The show is staged in the intimate Studio Theatre so audiences are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to guarantee their seat.

Almost, Maine is the title and mythical setting for this play, which is a series of nine cordial, yet bizarre and whimsical vignettes about love that are laced with magic realism, uncanny coincidences and metaphors taken literally. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

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