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Ashland University Student Art Exhibition Opens March 15

Ashland University Student Art Exhibition Opens March 15

The Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 15, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition runs from March 15 to April 8.

This exhibition will offer $1,100 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the six art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art & design, drawing and ceramics. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Band Concert Honors Area Middle School Instrumentalists

Band Concert Honors Area Middle School Instrumentalists

In Celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Ashland University Department of Music will host the annual Ashland County Middle School Honors Band on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. The Ashland University Concert Band will be the featured guest ensemble. Joseph Lewis Jr., Ashland University director of bands, will serve as conductor for both ensembles.

Consisting of 78 members, the Ashland County Middle School Honors Band includes seventh and eighth grade students from Ashland, Crestview, Hillsdale, Loudonville-Perrysville and Mapleton Schools. Members of the Ashland County Band Directors Association meet with Lewis and Ashland’s Martin Kral, this year’s chairman, to plan the program. The committee of band directors selects the honors band members based on merit and instrumentation needs of the band. Students meet at Ashland University on Thursday, March 16, and Sunday, March 18, to rehearse and present this program with music ranging from classical selections to traditional marches.

Ashland University to Host Philosophers

Ashland University to Host Philosophers

Ashland University’s Department of Philosophy and Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honorary, are hosting the West Virginia Philosophy Society spring meeting annual sessions on March 16-17 in AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

The West Virginia Philosophy Society has been in existence for 70 years, and occasionally meets out of its home state. This is the first time they will have met in Ohio.

Ashland Theological Seminary Receives Award from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Fund Thriving in Ministry Initiative

Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) has received a grant totaling $993,514 as part of the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry Initiative.

The initiative supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as role models and mentors to guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry. The Endowment is providing more than $20 million in grants through the Thriving in Ministry Initiative.

Ashland Theological Seminary Receives Award from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Fund Thriving in Ministry Initiative

Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Ashland University’s award-winning jazz program will present the 2018 Maplerock Jazz Festival on Friday, March 16. Along with free performances by area school jazz ensembles from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event offers a main stage concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre, which features acclaimed Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit.

Monheit will perform as the headliner of the Jazz Festival’s evening concert, which will open with the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock. Ashland High School alumnus Chip Stephens, piano; Rich Shanklin, saxophone; and Bob Bonora, drums, will join Monheit as guest artists on the evening program.

Ashland University Student to Compete in National Collegiate Pistol Championships

Ashland University Student to Compete in National Collegiate Pistol Championships

For the second year in a row, Ashland University student Jessica Syme, a senior from Westfield Township in Medina County, Ohio, will be competing in the National Intercollegiate Pistol Championships that will be held at Fort Benning, Ga., March 17-20. Syme, who is an accounting and finance major at Ashland University, is a 2015 graduate of Ohio Virtual Academy.

Syme will be one of 20 young ladies from colleges and universities across the nation competing in women’s events based on their scores during the sectional competition held at Ohio State University on Feb. 10. Syme will be competing in the Sport Pistol event after placing third in that competition at the sectionals. She is ranked 15th on the list of national competitors for Women’s Sport Pistol.

Ashland University Program Named One of Top 10 in Country

Ashland University’s online Associate in Criminal Justice Degree Program has been named one of the Top 10 programs in the country by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com.

“I am very pleased that OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized the success and value of our online Associate in Criminal Justice degree program by ranking us in the Top 10 programs in the nation,” said Dr. Todd Marshall, associate provost for the College of Online and Adult Studies.

Ashland University Program Named One of Top 10 in Country

Senate President Larry Obhof to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

Senate President Larry Obhof to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

Larry Obhof, who serves as president of the Ohio Senate for the 132nd General Assembly, will provide a “Statehouse Update” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 20, at 12 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.

Ashland University Lecture to Feature John Beckett

The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University this year will feature a lecture by John D. Beckett, chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp. and author of the book, “Loving Monday: Succeeding in business without selling your soul.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 21, at noon in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation are sponsoring the event, which is hosted by AU’s Richard and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Lecture Series to Feature John Beckett

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