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Writer and Journalist to Speak at Ashbrook Dinner on April 20

Writer and Journalist to Speak at Ashbrook Dinner on April 20

British writer and journalist Daniel Hannan will be speaking on the topic of “How Brexit Can Benefit Everybody” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this dinner and lecture event are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at 419-289-5411 or cclever@ashbrook.org or order online at www.ashbrook.org. Additional opportunities to sponsor a table at the event are available.

Rev. Dr. Paul Chilcote to Give ‘Last’ Lecture at Ashland University

The Religion Department at Ashland University will celebrate its graduating seniors and close out the year with a final lecture by long-time Ashland Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Paul W. Chilcote on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in AU’s Miller Chapel at the corner of King Road and College Avenue.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Deep, Abiding Connection to God.” This is the third annual last lecture, which is an invitation for a speaker to address the graduating class of Religion majors as if it were their last time to do so.

Rev. Dr. Paul Chilcote Gives ‘Last’ Lecture at Ashland University

AU Instrumentalists Present Junior and Senior Recitals

AU Instrumentalists Present Junior and Senior Recitals

In April, Ashland University Department of Music will present two senior recitals and a junior recital by instrumentalists Eileen Navratil, Cody Henderson and Chanel Bluntschly, respectively. All of the concerts will be held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., junior environmental science major and music minor Chanel Bluntschly (Ashland) will perform on alto saxophone with pianist Susan Gregg. Her program will include Georg Philipp Telemann's Fantasia in A minor, Tableaux de Provence (Picture of Provence) by Paule Maurice, Laughing Gas by Jascha Gurewich, Valse Sonia and Saxophobia by Rudy Wiedoeft as well as Aleksandr Glazunov's Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 109.

Ashland University Social Work Program Boasts 100 Percent Pass Rate

Ashland University Social Work Program Boasts 100 Percent Pass Rate

For the second time in three years, 100 percent of Ashland University’s social work graduates who took the Association of Social Work Board exam passed the exam on their first attempt.

“I am extremely pleased that our students have done so well on this exam,” said Mike Vimont, associate professor and program director of the social work program at Ashland University. “These results show the continued successful efforts by AU’s Department of Social Work to produce knowledgeable and proficient social work practitioners, and it also exemplifies the high quality of students that continue to go through our program.”

Area Residents Compete at Mohican District Science Day at Ashland University

Area Residents Compete at Mohican District Science Day at Ashland University

Many area residents were among the more than 200 students from 37 area schools competing March 25 at Ashland University, for the 57th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event was held in the Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center. A total of 186 projects were submitted to this year's science fair, including 16 team projects.

For school awards, Mapleton High School had the most superiors (4) and also had the highest percentage (80 percent) of superiors for the high school division.

A Cabaret of Opera from Mozart to Sondheim

Ashland University Department of Music will present two evenings of opera scenes in a cabaret format with vocalists and pianist Deb Logan that will take audiences on a journey through operettas and musical theatre from Mozart to Lerner & Lowe. The performances, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at Ashland University.

With songs from over 20 different musical productions, the program includes a mix of classic operettas as well as golden age and contemporary musical theatre from Mozart's Don Giovanni and Strauss' Die Fledermaus, to Lerner and Lowe's My Fair Lady and Brigadoon, as well as Ebb and Kander's Cabaret and Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.

A Cabaret of Opera from Mozart to Sondheim

AU Coburn Gallery to Sponsor Artist Lecture

The Coburn Gallery is sponsoring the visit of illustrator and commercial artist Ron Hill to campus on April 6 as part of the Ashland University Art Department visiting artist program. Hill will be presenting a special artist lecture at 2 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Dwight Schar College of Education Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Hill is known for his works as an illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist. He has been creating illustrations for books, newspapers and magazines since 1982. Hill was a vocational commercial art student in high school and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1982. He worked in art studios and ad agencies until 1993, when he went freelance as an illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist.

AU Coburn Gallery to Sponsor Artist Lecture

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Approximately 200 students from 37 area schools will converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 57th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District of the 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, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry at Ashland University and Science Day director, projects that received superior ratings in local school district science fairs in eight adjacent north central Ohio counties will be displayed at the district fair. The students participating will represent high schools, junior high/middle schools and fifth and sixth grades from Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne counties.

Ashland University to Host 57th Annual Mohican District Science Day

Approximately 200 students from 37 area schools will converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 57th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District of the 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, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry at Ashland University and Science Day director, projects that received superior ratings in local school district science fairs in eight adjacent north central Ohio counties will be displayed at the district fair. The students participating will represent high schools, junior high/middle schools and fifth and sixth grades from Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne counties.

Ashland Family Establishes Greg Stoops Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Ashland Family Establishes Greg Stoops Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Greg Stoops Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established at Ashland University by Greg’s mother, Janet Stoops, and his brother, Rob Stoops. Janet and Rob own and operate Lyn-Way Restaurant in Ashland.

“The entire Stoops family has always had a passion of assisting and helping the entire community of Ashland and I believe this endowed scholarship is a wonderful way to give back to the community,” Rob Stoops said. “This endowment created in my brother’s honor will continue in perpetuity assisting students with their educational endeavors.”

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