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Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the University’s 31st annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 27. The program recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student, were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Nicole Dyer, assistant dean of Student Affairs and director of Student Life; Dr. Karen Estridge assistant professor of Nursing; Dr. Mason Posner, professor of Biology; Dr. Beth Patton, associate professor of Health Sciences; Dr. Ramona Rogers, adjunct professor of Criminal Justice; Dr. Brenda Rosler associate professor of Early Childhood Education; Linda Walther, adjunct professor of Foreign Languages; and Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, professor of Chemistry.

AU to Offer New Academic Program in Partnership with Cleveland Clinic

Ashland University to Offer New Academic Program in Partnership with Cleveland Clinic

Ashland University will offer a new academic concentration in Medical Laboratory Science this fall that will allow students in the biology program to complete a fourth year at Cleveland Clinic’s School of Medical Laboratory Science and become eligible for certification as a medical laboratory scientist.

“We are pleased that The Higher Learning Commission approved this new concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Biology major. This program will start in the fall and we expect it to be very popular program,” said AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang. “This partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation’s premiere medical institutions, is just another example of AU’s ability to develop strategic partnerships that enhance our educational mission.”

AU Alumna Honored as One of the Nation's Best Teachers

AU Alumna Honored as One of the Nation's Best Teachers

Ashland University alumna Tiffany Tynes Curry, who received a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Ashland University in 2006, was the recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 cash prize for her contributions to the personal development of students and teachers alike. Tynes Curry was the only Milken Educator Award recipient in Ohio this year, and the first from her school district since 2002.

Tynes Curry is a third grade math and science teacher at Weinland Park Elementary School in the Columbus (Ohio) City Schools. A respected teacher leader in the school and district, Tynes Curry sits on Weinland Park's Building Leadership Team and the district's School Improvement Team. She is known for her ability to gain the attention of her audience and lead productive discussions.

Prince Pippin Searches for His ‘Corner Of The Sky’ at AU Theatre

Prince Pippin Searches for His ‘Corner Of The Sky’ at AU Theatre

Ashland University Department of Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season in "Pursuit of Happiness" with the hard-driving musical fable Pippin, which is written by Roger O. Hirson with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Sean Parker makes his Ashland directorial debut with Dr. Rowland Blackley as the music director and Katie Zareki, the choreographer. The show opens on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with evening performances continuing on Feb. 11, 17 and 18, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Study Conducted at AU Warns of Lead and Other Toxic Metals: Cookware Made with Scrap Metal Contaminates Food

Study Conducted at AU Warns of Lead and Other Toxic Metals

Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal in countries around the world poses a serious and previously unrecognized health risk to millions of people according to a new study. The highest levels were found in cookware from Vietnam including one pot that released 2,800 times more lead than California’s Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 0.5 micrograms per day.

Researchers at Ashland University and Occupational Knowledge International tested 42 samples of aluminum cookware made in 10 developing countries and more than one-third pose a lead exposure hazard. The cookware also released significant levels of aluminum, arsenic and cadmium.

Center for Civic Life at AU to Host Conversation on Campus Safety

Center for Civic Life at AU to Host Conversation on Campus Safety

The Center for Civic Life at Ashland University is hosting a community conversation about campus safety on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in conference rooms A and D on the second floor of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

The forum considers the question, “How can we assure safety on campus?” The Center for Civic Life invites the public to attend the open conversation and to share ideas.

AU Music Releases Spring Event Schedule Beginning With Two Faculty Recitals

AU Music Releases Spring Event Schedule Beginning With Two Faculty Recitals

The Department of Music at Ashland University has released its spring 2017 schedule of events, which includes several instrumental and vocal recitals, choral and band concerts, opera scenes, Maplerock Jazz Festival and more.

The first event of the semester is a faculty recital featuring trombonist Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of music, on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Titled "Variations in C and His Relative," the concert will feature music in the key of C and its relative minor (a), while two of the works are theme and variation sets.

AU Theatre Major Stages ‘The Stronger’ And Musical Cabaret

Theatre Major Stages ‘The Stronger’ And Musical Cabaret

Ashland University theatre major Ceyanna Stasick of Sullivan, Ohio, is sealing her college career with a senior theatre performance project scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Studio Theatre.

As fulfillment for her senior theatre project, Stasick will perform August Strindberg’s one-act play, “The Stronger,” followed by a contrasting musical theatre cabaret. Stasick’s goal for her performance is to emphasize Ashland University's philosophy of Accent on the Individual “to show that the theatre department has created a well-rounded performer.”

Ashland University Professor and Students to Attend White House Event

Ashland University Professor and Students to Attend White House Event

Dr. Deborah Sullivan, who serves as the campus wellness director at Ashland University, and two AU students will be attending the Healthy Campus Challenge Day at the White House on Jan. 13.

Under the direction of Dr. Sullivan, the AU campus signed up for the White House Healthy Campus Challenge and was one of more than 350 higher education institutions from around the country involved in this effort to make sure the campus and community stay healthy and informed.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘Understanding Our Gun Culture’

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘Understanding Our Gun Culture’

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will hold its Third Annual John D. Stratton Conference on March 31 and April 1 and topic of this year’s ACN conference is “Understanding Our Gun Culture.”

The conference will be held on the campus of Ashland University and attendees staying overnight are offered a conference rate through the Holiday Inn Express in Ashland. Contact 419.281.2900 for room reservations and mention the “Understanding Our Gun Culture” conference. Please book on or before March 10, 2017, to secure the conference rate.

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