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Ashland University Makes Public Statement Regarding ‘Never Again Movement’

Ashland University Makes Public Statement Regarding ‘Never Again Movement’

Ashland University has made a public statement regarding the “Never Again Movement” and has been added to the list of colleges and universities that have committed to NOT penalize students for engaging in non-violent protest.

In making this public statement, Ashland University joins the growing number of colleges across the country assuring students that non-violent protest won’t affect their chances at admission.

Ashland University to Host 58th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Ashland University to Host 58th Annual Mohican District Science Day

A total of 197 students from 34 schools are expected to converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 24, for the 58th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, professor of Chemistry at Ashland University and Science Day director, projects that received superior ratings in local school district science fairs will be displayed at the district fair. The students participating will represent high schools, junior high/middle schools and fifth and sixth grades in eight different counties: Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne.

Ashland University Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Lucas Graduates

Ashland University Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Lucas Graduates

The James C. and Kathleen M. Fanello Endowed Scholarship Fund has been established at Ashland University through the generosity of James and Kathleen Fanello. Lifelong Lucas residents and alumni of Lucas High School, the Fanello family is committed to assist financially deserving young men and women with an opportunity to pursue a degree in higher education.

According to the scholarship criteria, the recipient is selected by academic merit and financial need. The $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman and a graduate of Lucas High School. A $5,000 annual award will be given to the student for up to four years while they attend Ashland University.

Ashland University Officials Sign Academic Collaboration with University of Haifa

Ashland University Officials Sign Academic Collaboration with University of Haifa Officials

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo and Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics Dr. Elad Granot last week signed an academic collaboration agreement with officials from the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel.

Campo and Granot entered into an agreement with University of Haifa President Ron Robin and Rector Gustavo Mesch that will establish a joint MBA program in entrepreneurship. The opportunity to study at an Israeli campus is expected to generate significant interest among the student body of Ashland University.

Speaker to Offer Suggestions for Processing Social Network Information

Dr. Bree McEwan, director of Communication and Technology at DePaul University, will present a program titled “Filtered through Networks: How social technologies facilitate relationships that change how we perceive information, data, and reality” on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Ashland University’s Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium.

From fake news and filter bubbles, to your friend’s misspelled meme, and your cousin’s change.org petition -- comprehending information diffused online through social networks is an important component for understanding debates on a wide range of issues. While it is important to think critically about information consumption and media diets, other factors, particularly who information comes from and how people form those sources are important factors in the way people see the world and each other.

Speaker to Offer Suggestions for Processing Social Network Information

AU Athletic Teams Win Weekend

AU Athletic Teams Win Weekend

It was quite a weekend for the Ashland University Division II athletic program. On Saturday:

-- the AU men’s indoor track & field team placed fourth at the NCAA Division II Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas, with junior Myles Pringle winning the national championship in the 400-meter dash.

-- the AU wrestling team placed fifth as a team at the 2018 Division II Wrestling National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with redshirt sophomore Bret Romanzak and redshirt senior Luke Cramer being crowned national champions.

-- in the second 2018 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional semifinal at Kates Gymnasium, the Lady Eagles basketball team won its 70th straight game by defeating Grand Valley State, 80-68, to move on to the Sweet 16 for the third time in the last four years, and the fifth time in program history. The 2018 Midwest Regional championship game is at home on Monday (March 12) at 7 p.m. vs. No. 3-ranked Drury.

AU Environmental Lecture to Focus on ‘Management and Conservation of Ohio’s Coastal Wetlands’

The final event in the 2017-2018 Ashland University Environmental Lecture Series, with a theme of “Ohio’s North Coast,” will be a presentation by John Simpson, executive director of the Winous Point Marsh Conservancy in Port Clinton, Ohio.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Simpson will speak on “Winous Point Marsh: Management and Conservation of Ohio’s Coastal Wetlands.”

AU Environmental Lecture to Focus on ‘Management and Conservation of Ohio’s Coastal Wetlands’

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.

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