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2017-2018 AU Theatre Season Building Bridges from Greeks to Seuss

Ashland University Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season themed "Building Bridges." As described by Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, “From the ancient Greeks to Dr. Seuss, we are reminded to think of, respect and care for others and those who may not be like ourselves. In light of our current national climate as well as the College of Arts & Science Symposium Against Indifference whose theme is "Building Bridges through Dialogue," the 2017-2018 Theatre Season will provide opportunities to better understand ourselves and others with performances that encourage dialogue about challenges in our world today.”

2017-2018 AU Theatre Season Building Bridges from Greeks to Seuss

Ashland University Slates 2017 Homecoming Festivities

Ashland University Slates 2017 Homecoming Festivities

Ashland University alumni and students will be renewing the annual tradition of Homecoming with a week full of activities slated for Oct. 11-15.

Highlights for the Homecoming celebration include the Pizza Pizza Pizza Fan Fest prior to Saturday’s football game, the Division II football game between the Eagles and Michigan Tech Huskies, the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the game, the annual Purple Eagle Silent Auction and All-Alumni Reunion.

Ashland University to Hold Art Saturday Events

Ashland University to Hold Art Saturday Events

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club have established Art Saturdays, an educational and creative experience for children. Art Saturdays will be offering classes on Sept. 30 titled “T-Rex Can Draw” from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Nov. 4 titled “Giant Reptilian VS Painting” from 10 a.m. to noon.

"T-Rex Can Draw" will have young artists ages 4 to 8 years old exploring creative approaches to perspective drawing with a dinosaur twist. This event is free but registration is required prior to this Art Saturdays activity.

Ashland University Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis To Debut In 2018-19

Ashland University Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis To Debut In 2018-19

Ashland University officials announced on Monday, Sept. 11, that its athletic department will add women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis as varsity intercollegiate sports, beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

“We have been evaluating the addition of these two sports for the past couple of years as part of our strategic plan to increase enrollment and continue to expand the geographic diversity of our student population,” said Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University. “Ashland remains committed to maintaining a strong program of intercollegiate athletics marked by excellence and spiritual values.”

Ashland University Homecoming to Feature ‘An Evening with Cathi Muckle’ Concert

Ashland University Homecoming to Feature ‘An Evening with Cathi Muckle’ Concert

As part of Ashland University’s Homecoming celebration on Oct. 13, Ashland University will host a tribute concert titled, “An Evening with Cathi Muckle,” that will take the audience back to another era with the most memorable songs of “The Greatest Generation” as she sings selections from the songbook of George and Ira Gershwin.

The concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus, will feature Cathi Muckle, the daughter of Betty Clooney, who is Rosemary Clooney’s sister. Muckle, a professional singer and educator who lives in Las Vegas, actually toured with her legendary aunt and even recorded “The Coffee Song” with Rosemary Clooney and has sung over 300 commercial jingles.

Ashland University Campus Store to Feature Clifford: The Big Red Dog

Ashland University Campus Store to Feature Clifford: The Big Red Dog

The Ashland University Campus Store and Ashland University Gets Involved with Community Service (AU G.I.V.S.) will be hosting “Clifford: The Big Red Dog” on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. inside the store located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center on the AU campus.

The event, which will include a story time, activities and snacks, is free and open to the public. To make a reservation for this event, please call 419-289-5336.

AU to Main Street Set for Friday, Sept. 8

AU to Main Street Now Set for Friday, Sept. 8

President Dr. Carlos Campo will lead AU participants from the AU community to downtown Ashland on Friday, Sept. 8. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. The walk was originally set for Thursday but has been changed due to the weather.
Those associated with AU will gather on the quad side of Founders Hall shortly before 4 p.m. and at 4 p.m. will head down Grant Street toward the downtown area.

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Sept. 16

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Sept. 16

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, will host its fourth “Naturalist on Duty” program this summer on Sept. 16. All of these Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event is held between 10 a.m. and noon. The final program date is Oct. 14. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University Emerging as a Leader in Collaborative Science; Opens New Center Dedicated to International Collaborations

Ashland University Emerging as a Leader in Collaborative Science; Opens New Center Dedicated to International Collaborations

Ashland University’s opening of an International Collaboration Research Center (AUICR) this fall gives further evidence that AU is emerging as a leader in the growing trend of collaborative social science.

“This Center will be the first of its kind, and provide a home at AU with additional resources to support these social science collaborations,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “The AUICRC will allow Dr. Chartier to initiate and facilitate more of these large-scale projects, seek extramural funding, and place an expanded team of highly trained AU undergraduates at the center of these exciting developments.”

Ashland University Education Dean Selected as a Deans for Impact Fellow

Ashland University Education Dean Selected as a Deans for Impact Fellow

Dr. Donna Breault, dean of Ashland University’s Schar College of Education, was selected as a Deans for Impact (DFI) Fellow this spring and she participated in a one-week training academy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, this summer.

“The organization really provides a critical network for the Dwight Schar College of Education,” Breault said. “Serving as a DFI Fellow provides me with the opportunity to reach out to the leaders in Colleges of Education across the country. It provides ongoing support to ensure that what we do at Ashland has an impact, that the impact can be measured, and that we hold ourselves accountable based upon those measures.”

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