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Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence Publishes Book

Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence Publishes Book

Dr. Craig Hovey, associate professor of religion at Ashland University and executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, has published "Sports and Violence: History, Theory, and Practice," a collection of essays from the 2016 Ashland Center for Nonviolence Conference on the same theme.

The book can be purchased from the Ashland University Bookstore or from the publisher's website for the book at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/sports-and-violence. Hovey, along with Myles Werntz and John B. White served as editors of the new book.

Ashland Theological Seminary’s Foundation Plans 2017 Summer Institute

Ashland Theological Seminary’s Foundation Plans 2017 Summer Institute

Ashland Theological Seminary’s Foundation, in collaboration with Ashland Theological Seminary and Ashland University, has planned a new summer institute initiative for the next three years called the Summer Institute for the Integration of Faith, Ministry, and Vocational Life.

The Summer Institute will consist of a series of half-day, one-day and three-day workshops delivered in two sessions as Week 1 and Week 2 from June 6-17, 2017. The summer institute is designed for lay and professional practitioners in the church, para church, and or workplace setting. Presenters will come from a variety of fields in specialized and practical ministry to facilitate competence for the integration of faith, ministry and vocational life.

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Based on its excellence in engaging students, its great teaching, a vibrant campus community and its successful outcomes, Ashland University has been named as a College of Distinction for 2017.

“We are very pleased to be identified as a College of Distinction and believe that this recognition illustrates some of the things that we do best on this campus,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We focus on great teaching as well as placing an emphasis on engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom with exciting living and learning environments, and that is drawing some attention.”

Wayne Bergeron Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Wayne Bergeron Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Ashland University’s award-winning jazz program is proud to present the 2017 Maplerock Jazz Festival slated for Friday, March 17. Along with free performances by area high school jazz ensembles from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the event presents a main stage concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre, which features one of the most sought-after musicians in the world, jazz trumpeter Wayne Bergeron.

Bergeron will perform as the headliner of the Jazz Festival's evening concert that will open with the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock. Dan Pugach, drums; Jay Miglia, saxophone; and Chris Anderson, trombone, will join Bergeron as guest artists on the evening program. When asked about hosting an artist of Bergeron's magnitude, Garlock exclaimed, “We are ecstatic to host and present the world’s greatest high trumpet player. Everyone wants him and he is coming to Ashland. He is also a great entertainer on the microphone, too.”

Ashland University Presidential Interns Selected

Ashland University Presidential Interns Selected

Each semester, the Office of the President at Ashland University selects two presidential interns to work directly with AU President Dr. Carlos Campo and the Office of the President.

The two students selected as interns for spring semester are Tiffany Pryce of Stow, Ohio, and Lucas Trott of Youngstown, Ohio, and they will be working on projects that support the mission and purpose of Ashland University. Among the students’ projects and responsibilities are assistance with presidential communication, legislative research, social media, student leadership programs, athletics and recreation, walkabouts, Greek life, diversity, and more.

Ashland University College Republicans to Host Event with Matt Miller

The Ashland University College Republicans will be hosting an event with Matt Miller, who is running for mayor of Ashland. The event, which is set for Thursday, March 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Miller will be describing his views on the importance of local government and his career as someone politically involved from a young age, and will be taking questions following his talk.

Ashland University Student to Compete in National Collegiate Pistol Championships

Ashland University Student to Compete in National Collegiate Pistol Championships

Ashland University student Jessica Syme, a junior from Westfield Township in Medina County, Ohio, will be competing in the 2017 NRA National Collegiate Pistol Championships that will be held at Fort Benning, Ga., March 20-24. 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. 11. Syme will be competing in the Sport Pistol event after placing third in that competition at the sectionals. She is ranked eighth on the list of national competitors for Women’s Sport Pistol.

Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading Series

Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading Series

The Ashland University English Department has set its Spring 2017 Reading Series that will feature a poetry reading by Bruce Weigl on March 20, a nonfiction reading by Alex Lemon on March 27 and a fiction reading by Robin Black on April 3.

All readings, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education.

‘Art Saturday’ Event to be Held at Ashland University

‘Art Saturday’ Event to be Held at Ashland University

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club continue to offer “Art Saturdays,” an educational and creative experience for children on the Ashland University campus.

“Art Saturdays” will be offering a class titled “Say Cheese” on April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon for young artists ages 7 to 12 years old. “Say Cheese” will have young artists exploring creative approaches to instant photography.

AU Environmental Lecture Series to Feature Natural Resources Specialist

The third event in the 2016-2017 Ashland University Environmental Lecture Series, with a theme of “In Our Own Backyard, Year 2,” will be a presentation by David Apsley, natural resources specialist with the Ohio State University Extension in Jackson, Ohio.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Apsley will speak on “Ohio's Eastern Hemlock Forests and the Threat of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.”

AU Environmental Lecture Series to Feature Natural Resources Specialist

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