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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.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘America’s Role in the World’

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘America’s Role in the World’

Rebeccah Heinrichs, who provides research and commentary on a range of national security issues and specializes in nuclear deterrence, missile defense and counter-proliferation, will speak on the topic of “What is America’s Role in the World?” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5411 or info@ashbrook.org.

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Three of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2017.

AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online program in Ohio and the 92nd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, while AU’s Master of Business Administration Online Program was ranked as the fifth best online program in Ohio and the 111th nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs. Also, AU’s Education Online Program was ranked 123rd among the Best Online Education Programs.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will hold an art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art Department faculty. The annual exhibition opens on Thursday, Jan. 19, and runs through Feb. 19.

This annual exhibition highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional work of the current faculty as professional artists in their respective areas. The art department faculty members pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors.

Ashland University Receives $650,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Scholarships

Ashland University Receives $650,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Scholarships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Ashland University a $650,000 grant as part of a five-year STEM scholarship program that will provide scholarships and academic support for academically talented science students with financial need.

The NSF grant, titled “Science Scholars Program: Opening the Science Career Pipeline Through Enhanced Engagement and Support,” begins Jan. 15 and runs through Dec. 31, 2021, and provides funds to create a “Science Scholars Program” allowing students pursing undergraduate degrees in a natural science discipline to receive scholarship and academic support designed to engage, retain and graduate these academically talented students.

Ashland Seminary Professor to Speak on ‘Is the Bible the Center of our Faith?’

Ashland Seminary Professor to Speak on ‘Is the Bible the Center of our Faith?’

Dr. John Byron, professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, will speak on “Trusting in the Word of God: Is the Bible the Center of our faith?” on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Smetzer Auditorium on the seminary campus.

In his annual lecture, Dr. Byron will address the role of the Bible in Christian faith and what it means to trust in the Word of God. He will demonstrate that preoccupation with “what the Bible says” has sometimes caused people to focus their faith on the Bible rather than God.

Eagle Tight End Adam Shaheen To Enter NFL Draft

Eagle Tight End Shaheen To Enter NFL Draft

Record-setting Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen will forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the 2017 National Football League Draft.

"I'm 22 already, so it's not like I'm only in my third year of college. I've been in college for four years, and I've had two good seasons," Shaheen said. "I have an opportunity right now. My biggest thing was the door is open, to try to get my foot in and let's go.

Ashland Area Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members

Ashland Area Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members

The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC) welcomes new and returning members to its first rehearsal scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts at Ashland University. Rehearsals continue until April 24 on subsequent Mondays.

Entering its 18th season, the AAC is dedicated to a mission of learning great music and singing it beautifully. The chorus is open to all singers from Ashland and surrounding counties and includes Ashland University faculty, staff and students as well as other singers from the wider community. Though no formal audition is required for membership, AAC members must be pitch accurate (sing 'on key') and be able to learn and perform their parts successfully. Previous choral experience is helpful.

Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media Students Receive National Awards

Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media Students Receive National Awards

Several Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media (JDM) students received finalist awards for their work with the University’s radio and television stations in the national Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards competition.

“The great thing about these honors is that we had finalists in both the radio and television categories in the national IBS awards competition,” said Dr. David McCoy, chair of AU’s JDM department. “This clearly conveys the converged media approach exhibited by JDM, as judged by blind peer reviews. Moreover, it enhances the fact the JDM is Ohio’s premiere small college/university academic media program.”

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