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2017-2018 Ashland University Arts Guide Available

2017-2018 Ashland University Arts Guide Available

The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music recitals and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions.

Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide that includes events from Aug. 28 to May 18.

Students at Independent Colleges In Ohio Offering Support to Students in Texas with $5,000 Goal

Students At Independent Colleges In Ohio Offering Support To Students In Texas with $5,000 Goal

Kindness Matters from Ohio to Texas and from Student to Student

9/1/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Kindness matters in a time like this, and students throughout Ohio are stepping up to do their part. Ashland University has joined Otterbein University and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) in leading an effort to rally students at Ohio’s 52 independent colleges to raise $5,000 for their fellow students in Texas.

Otterbein President Kathy Krendl reached out to her peer institution presidents on Thursday, asking them to join her in support of students in Texas. “We are seeking your partnership with a united effort to offer assistance and kindness — student-to-student — from Ohio private and independent schools to Texas universities,” she said.

Ashland University MBA Program Holds Ribbon Cutting at New Cleveland Site

Ashland University MBA Program to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New Cleveland Site

Ashland University’s new One-Year International MBA Program held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 26 at its new location in Cleveland – the state-of-the-art Cleveland MBA Center located at 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard just off Rockside Road.

“This event celebrated Ashland University breaking new territory – offering a One-Year MBA degree in the Cleveland market for the first time,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “The initial cohort for the MBA program held its first class from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and then broke for lunch and the ribbon cutting before going back to class from 1 to 5 p.m.”

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

Ashland University’s Religion Department along with the International Peacemakers Program of the Presbyterian Church are co-sponsoring a public lecture by Lydia Cordero Cabrera on the topic of “Working for Women’s Rights in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Professor Publishes ‘Zombie’ Translation

 Ashland University Professor Publishes ‘Zombie’ Translation

Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of foreign languages at Ashland University, has published a book translation titled Zombies: An Anthropological Investigation of the Living Dead (University Press of Florida 2017).

According to Gray, this book is a translation of forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier’s scientific investigation of zombie culture and Haitian Vodou called Zombis. Enquête sur les morts-vivants (Tallandier 2015).

Ashland University to Hold Second Faith and Society Lecture

Ashland University to Hold Second Faith and Society Lecture

Dr. Deborah Haarsma, who serves as president of the BioLogos Foundation, will speak as part of Ashland University’s second Faith and Society Lecture to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Haarsma will speak on “Can Science and the Bible Work Together? Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design and Evolution.” The one-hour lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Ashland University Convocation to be Held Aug. 30

Ashland University Convocation to be Held Aug. 30

The Ashland University Office of Christian Ministry invites all AU community members – faculty, staff and students – as well as members of the greater Ashland community to attend the annual Ashland University Convocation to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Memorial Chapel.

The Convocation will feature a message by Dr. Mark Harden, president of Ashland Theological Seminary. A reception will follow the event at the fountain outside of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Group Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Group Exhibition

The Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Design will host Obsolescence, a group exhibition of new works that examines the idea of extinction, from Aug. 31 to Oct. 15, 2017.

The exhibition was curated by the Coburn’s director Cynthia Petry and includes the following artists: Mike Richison, Judith Brandon, Robyn Moore and Adrian Hatfield. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, Aug. 31, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Acting Assistant Attorney General to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

Acting Assistant Attorney General to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

In celebration of Constitution Day, Chad Readler, acting assistant attorney general, will speak on the topic of “Justice and the Constitution” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Friday, Sept. 15, at 12 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this dinner 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 419-289-5411 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

Ashland University Receives Teacher Education Grant of $216,093

Ashland University Receives Teacher Education Grant of $216,093

Ashland University’s Department of Teacher Education in the Schar College of Education has received a $216,093 curriculum development grant from the Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children that will allow the department to create dual licensure programs between early childhood and middle grades education and K-12 intervention specialists.

“This grant provides resources to maximize the impact Ashland's Dwight Schar College of Education can have on future generations of children,” said Dr. Donna Breault, dean of the Schar College of Education. “It showcases the expertise of our amazing faculty and district partners. Further, it helps reinforce the promise we make to provide transformative experiences for our students so they are prepared to transform the lives of others.”

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