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Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Series on Immigration

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Series on Immigration

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University is hosting a series on immigration titled, “Who Is My Neighbor?” during September and October. The five-part series, which is free and open to the public, will include two public lectures, a panel discussion, a film screening and discussion, and a book discussion to be held on the Ashland University campus.

The events are co-sponsored by the Catholic Commission of Wayne, Ashland and Medina Counties, and the Ashland University Religion Department.

AU Faith and Society Lecture by Dr. Mark Yarhouse to be Rescheduled

AU Faith and Society Lecture by Dr. Mark Yarhouse to be Rescheduled

Ashland University has postponed and will reschedule its Faith and Society Lecture featuring Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a psychologist from Regent University. The event was set for Thursday, Sept. 13, in Hugo Young Theatre.

“We are postponing Dr. Mark Yarhouse’s appearance and lecture due to hurricane Florence,” said Dr. Mark Hamilton, AU associate professor of philosophy and organizer of the event. “Mark lives in Virginia Beach and does not want to be away from his family when the hurricane hits or get caught stranded away from his family -- so we will be rescheduling the event.”

Ashland University Homecoming to Feature Free Community Concert

Ashland University Homecoming to Feature Free Community Concert

On Friday night, Sept. 21, Ashland University will open its doors to those throughout the area for a free concert as part of the “140 Years of Ashland” Homecoming celebration. This 7:30 p.m. event in Hugo Young Theatre will feature Cathi Muckle taking the audience back to another era with selections from Frank Sinatra in a concert titled “Cathi Muckle Sings the Sinatra Songbook.”

This free, non-ticketed event is open to the public and doors for the concert will open at 7 p.m.

Ashland Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Sep. 11

Ashland Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Sep. 11

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) begins its 26th season with its weekly rehearsals on Tuesday, Sep. 11, from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Center for the Arts' Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Under the direction of Ashland University Professor Emeritus Leonard Salvo, AACCB 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 fall include a performance at the University with the Ashland University Symphonic Band on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Open to all adults and high school students with the permission of the ensemble's director, requirements for AACCB membership are the ability to play a wind or percussion instrument (no need to be a virtuoso); an interest in playing for enjoyment; desire to play a wide variety of music for the public; an interest in meeting new people who share a common interest; and availability for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings.

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with Focus on Birds and Bird Banding

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with Focus on Birds and Bird Banding

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2636 Ashland Road, will continue with its “Naturalist on Duty” events on Saturday, Sept. 15. This month’s event will focus on “Birds and Bird Banding.”

“This ‘Naturalist on Duty’ series provides all with an opportunity to connect with nature in our own backyard,” said Dr. Patricia Saunders, AU associate professor of biology and director of the environmental science program. The informal, come-when-you-can style programs are short and flexible and are being held one Saturday a month this summer and fall. All events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Carmen Serrata to Give Keynote Address at National Hispanic Education Summit at Ashland University

Dr. Carmen Serrata to Give Keynote Address at National Hispanic Education Summit at Ashland University

Dr. Carmen Serrata, project manager for College Advising Plus (CAP), will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 National Hispanic Education Summit that be held on the Ashland University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The summit is presented by the Faith and Education Coalition of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Sarah Ancel had been announced as the keynote speaker for the event, but had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict.

2018-2019 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

2018-2019 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music concerts and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions.

Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide which includes events from August 27 to May 17.

Ashland University to Host 5K Run as Part of Homecoming

Ashland University to Host 5K Run as Part of Homecoming

A 5K Run for walkers as well as runners will be held in Ashland as part of Ashland University’s Homecoming on the morning of Saturday. Sept. 22. Walkers and those participating with strollers will begin at 9:30 a.m. near AU’s Recreation Center while the runners will go off at 10 a.m.

In lieu of an entrance fee, participants are asked to bring a canned good to benefit the Ashland County Food Bank. The first 100 registrations receive a free giveaway.

Four Ashland University Science Students Selected as Environmental Scholarship Winners

Four Ashland University Science Students Selected as Environmental Scholarship Winners

Four Ashland University science students were part of a group of 21 environmental science and engineering students who have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

“We are extremely pleased to see that four AU students received scholarships as part of this fund and that is the most from any one college or university in the state,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of AU's College of Arts and Sciences. “That gives you an indication of the strength of our science program here at Ashland, where students have many opportunities to work with professors on research projects.”

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