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Three Vocal Ensembles Featured in Spring Choral Collage Concert

Three Vocal Ensembles Featured in Spring Choral Collage Concert

The Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers and the Women’s Chorus will present a spring choral concert program of an eclectic mix from American compositions to spirituals and a cappella pieces during a “Choral Collage Concert” on Sunday, April 30, 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. After its spring tour in Germany and a concert with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, the University Choir has prepared three great works by American composers for its final concert of the year. The selections include Randall Thompson's The Last Words of David (text from Biblical book of II Samuel), Z. Randall Stroope's Amor de mi Alma (text by 16th century poet Garcilaso de la Vega) and Eric Whitacre's With a Lily in Your Hand (text by 20th century poet Garcia Lorca).

Ashland University Inducts Students into Teacher Education Program

Ashland University Inducts Students into Teacher Education Program

Ashland University Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang and Dean of the Schar College of Education Dr. Donna Breault were in attendance Wednesday, April 19, when 23 students were officially inducted into the Dwight Schar College of Education’s Teacher Education Program at Ashland University. This represents students across five different education majors from Early Childhood to Music Education.

“It is a spectacular rite of passage for those inducted as they now become official members of our teacher education program and are well on the path to professional practice,” said Dr. Jason Brent Ellis, who teaches many classes in the undergraduate teacher education program. The evening’s keynote speaker was Mike Buttil from Ontario Local Schools, who spoke about pushing the limits in the teaching profession for the betterment of all students.

Ashland University's Accelerated BSN Program Named One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University Online Accelerated BSN Program Named One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University’s Accelerated BSN Degree Program has been named as one of the top 20 programs in the country by GeriatricNursing.org, a leading online resource for providing information on nursing schools and programs that offer geriatric nursing education.

“We are very pleased to have our Accelerated BSN Program identified as one of the top 20 in the country,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of AU’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ashland University Prison Outreach Program Featured on NPR Station

Ashland University Prison Outreach Program Featured on NPR Station

A news segment on Ashland University’s Prison Outreach Program was featured April 18 on 89.7fm WGBH, Boston’s local NPR station. Ashland University serves one of the largest student populations in the Pell Second Chance pilot program.

Lydia Emmanouilidou, associate producer of On Campus for WGBH, came to the AU campus to interview AU officials and also talked with inmates in AU’s prison program at the Richland Correctional Facility in Mansfield.

AU Music Presents a Variety of Recitals to Close Spring Semester

AU Music Presents a Variety of Recitals to Close Spring Semester

The Department of Music at Ashland University announces a variety of recitals to close the spring semester including small ensembles such as brass, saxophone, string and jazz combos, as well as vocal soloists and the semi-annual Jazz at the Nest. All of the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Recitals are performed in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, with the exception of Jazz at the Nest, which is held in the Eagles’ Nest in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

On Wednesday, April 19, several student ensembles will perform in a joint recital including saxophone, brass and string ensembles under the direction of Dr. Thomas Reed, Michael Metcalf and Jane Reed, respectively. In addition, Jeff Neitzke will lead the jazz combo on the program.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery and the AU Art Club to Host Student Run Benefit Art Pop-Up Shop

Coburn Gallery and the AU Art Club will host Student Run Benefit Art Pop-Up Shop

Just in time for spring, the Coburn Gallery and the AU Art Club will host a student run one-day Benefit Art Pop-Up Shop in the Center for the Arts building on Thursday, April 20, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. All sale proceeds will benefit the Kiana Ziegler Leukemia Fund. Kiana is an AU art major from Ashland, Ohio, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The monies raised will help offset her travel and medical expenses.

Customers can browse the artful hand crafted items created by Ashland University art students and faculty. “We’re thrilled to host a unique and temporary pop-up experience for art lovers in our own backyard while raising funds to benefit Kiana,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery.

Ashland University Lectures to Feature Bestselling Author Joshua Charles

Bestselling author and historian Joshua Charles will give two presentations on the topic of “Myth Busters” as part of Ashland University’s inaugural Faith and Society Lecture Series to be held Wednesday, April 26, in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Charles will speak April 26 on “Myth Busters: Religion and a Free Society” at a 3:30 p.m. session, and will speak on “Myth Busters: Dispelling Misconceptions of the Founders” at a 7 p.m. session that evening.

Ashland University Lectures to Feature Bestselling Author Joshua Charles

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2016-2017 academic year on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. The Ashland Area Community Concert Band under the direction of Leonard Salvo and the Ashland University Concert Band directed by Gary Ciulla will perform and senior Concert Band members will be recognized for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. Admission to the concert is complimentary and open to the public.

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) will open the concert with Prelude on an Old English Hymn op. 67 by Robert Sheldon, which is based on the famous hymn All Creatures of Our God and King; followed by Vincent Persichetti's Pageant, a commissioned piece for the American Bandmaster's Association. The Community Band will then be joined by guest clarinetist Dr. Thomas Reed to perform Ernesto Cavallini's Adagio and Tarantella Solo for Clarinet and Band. AACCB will close their portion of the concert with the Nathan Hale Trilogy by James Curnow, which was inspired by three significant points in the life of this legendary American hero from the Revolutionary War.

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Ashland University Veterans Set to Receive Cords of Honor

Ashland University Veterans Set to Receive Cord of Honor

Ashland University veterans will once again be decorated in red, white and blue in a special ceremony to honor their service in protecting our great nation. The cording ceremony and reception is set to take place on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center at Ashland University.

For the first time, Ashland University will be presenting spring 2017 graduates who have or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces with a patriotic Cord of Honor to be worn during Spring Commencement.

Ashland University Bookstore to Hold Book Signing for ‘King James Brings the Land a Crown’ Book

The Ashland University Bookstore is hosting a book signing with Cleveland Scene reporter Chris Parker on Tuesday, April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the store located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center on the AU campus.

Parker will be signing his book, “King James Brings The Land a Crown,” which chronicles the story of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 Championship.

Ashland University Bookstore to Hold Book Signing for ‘King James Brings the Land a Crown’ Book

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