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Ashland University’s Student-Run Radio Station Holding ‘Vinylthon’

Ashland University’s Student-Run Radio Station Holding ‘Vinylthon’

Ashland University’s student-run radio station, 88.9-FM WRDL, will be holding a “Vinylthon” this weekend on Saturday, April 21.

“Similar to last year, WRDL will be playing 24 hours of nothing but vinyl records,” said Derek Wood, general manager of WRDL. “WRDL was one of 12 radio stations in the entire country to go 24 straight hours of vinyl music on that day last year and we are going to do the same again this year.”

Dr. Lucille Ford Inducted into OFIC Hall of Excellence

Dr. Lucille Ford Inducted into OFIC Hall of Excellence

Ashland native Dr. Lucille Ford was selected as a 2018 inductee into The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges’ (OFIC) Hall of Excellence and she attended the induction ceremony held in Columbus last week.

An emeritus trustee of Ashland University, Dr. Ford served the University as provost, dean and professor, and also received a degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in 1995. Ford, who was nominated by Ashland University, was one of two inductees into the Hall of Excellence this year.

AU Students and Faculty Participate in Pilgrimage to Rome

AU Students and Faculty Participate in Pilgrimage to Rome

A group of 24 students, faculty and community members participated in a seven-day pilgrimage to Rome, Vatican City, Assisi and Florence. The program “Legacy Peter and Paul in Italy” was constructed by Ashland University’s Global Education Director Rebecca Parillo with a class offered in conjunction with the trip to Italy taught by Dr. David Aune, associate professor of religion at Ashland University.

“The Legacy of Peter and Paul in Italy" study tour was truly a transformative experience for our AU students,” Aune said. “We gained insights about the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church and experienced its vitality and splendor throughout Rome, Assisi and Florence. And everyone agreed: the gelato was awesome beyond words.”

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members and Community Band’s 25th Anniversary

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members and Community Band’s 25th Anniversary FOR RELEASE April 12, 2018

Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2017-2018 academic year on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. Admission to the concert is free and open to all.

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Symphonic Band directed by Joseph Lewis, Jr., will perform a program themed "The Masters" as it features major composers within the band and orchestra world. The event will serve as a celebration for the AACCB's 25th anniversary, and will recognize the senior AU Band members for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program.

Ashland University Music Presents Two Jazz Concerts Next Week

Ashland University Music Presents Two Jazz Concerts Next Week

The Department of Music at Ashland University has scheduled two jazz concerts next week on Monday, April 16, at noon and Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts are free and open to the public and the events will be held in the Eagles’ Nest in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

The Monday concert over the noon hour will feature the “AU Lunch-Hour” Jazz Combo directed by Dr. Thomas Reed. The concert’s program will be selected from the following pieces: Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma, Conversation Piece by Howie Smith, Guataca City by Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man, Wayne Shorter's Footprints, Joe Zawinul's Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Thelonious Monk's Blue Monk.

Ashland University Students Testing the Waters

Ashland University Students Testing the Waters

Ashland University students and faculty are involved in Ashland University’s Water Quality (AUWQua) Monitoring Program where student-led field teams collect water from pre-determined sampling sites for testing. The students involved in the research with faculty member Dr. Jenna Dolhi, visiting assistant professor of Biology, are senior Natalie Kracker, senior Elizabeth Takacs, junior Alexis Lough, junior Alexis Flagg, sophomore Maria Kern, and sophomore Shelby Reutter.

A majority of the students joined the AUWQua Monitoring Program after hearing a research presentation by Dr. Dolhi, along with other professors from the Biology and Toxicology Department and Chemistry, Geology, and Physics Department who talked about the monitoring project.

AU’s 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Set for April 11

AU’s 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Set for April 11

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium that will feature the works of more than 78 students from 16 departments in the College, as well as two alumni.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, professor of chemistry, the April 11 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.

Dr. Gwen Hullman Accepts Position of Associate Professor and Communication Studies Department Chair

Dr. Gwen Hullman has accepted the position of Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department at AU. Hullman and her family recently relocated back to the northern Ohio area after living in Nevada for several years.

She currently serves as Associate Dean for Liberal Arts at the Metropolitan campus of Cuyahoga Community College. Prior to that, she was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Hullman served as the chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada for seven years and has been active in additional committee work and faculty senate. She also volunteered for eight years as a mediator in the local Reno community and court system.

Dr. Gwen Hullman Accepts Position of Associate Professor and Communication Studies Department Chair

AU Health Sciences Department to Hold Fit Fest on April 15

AU Health Sciences Department to Hold Fit Fest on April 15

Three Ashland University student clubs are sponsoring the Fit Fest Challenge on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Ashland University Quad behind Founders Hall.

The event, which is a fundraiser for the Exercise Science Club, the Athletic Training Club and the Student Dietetics Association, will raise money for Project Outrun. Andy Shepherd founded this organization to help children battling cancer to design their own shoes to help them outrun cancer.

Pickens Elevated to Head Coach, Fralick Hired at Bowling Green

Pickens Elevated To Head Coach, Fralick Hired At Bowling Green

On Tuesday (April 3) afternoon, Associate Head Coach and former Eagle All-American Kari Pickens was elevated to head coach of the AU women's basketball program after Robyn Fralick was named as head coach of NCAA Division I Bowling Green women's basketball.

Pickens becomes the 13th head coach in Ashland women's basketball history following five seasons as an assistant, including one as the program's associate head coach.

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