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Holiday Closing Information

Holiday Closing Information

Ashland University wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all and reminds everyone that Ashland University offices will be closed for the Holidays from the end of the day on Dec. 19 until 8 a.m. on Jan. 3. In case of an emergency, please contact Safety Services at 419.207.5555.

Commencement Speaker Challenges AU Graduates

Commencement Speaker Challenges AU Graduates

Frederick Broad, vice chair of the Ashland University Board of Trustees and co-founder of Packaging Specialists LLC in Pittsburgh, Pa., highlighted four distinct takeaways during his speech to graduates at AU’s winter commencement ceremony held Dec. 17 in Kates Gymnasium.

In his address titled, “Reflections of a Cardboard Salesman,” Broad, a 1975 graduate of Ashland, highlighted four areas that he believes are very important in a person’s life. Before he started to speak, he removed his cap and gown, put on an AU ball cap and took a seat on a barstool on the gym floor in front of the graduates.

Church of the Brethren International Peace Advocate to speak at AU’s MLK Day Celebration

Church of the Brethren International Peace Advocate to speak at AU’s MLK Day Celebration

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration with speaker Donald Miller on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Donald Miller's message, which is titled “Just Peace,” will highlight Martin Luther King's condemnation of militarism and advocacy of creative alternatives. Professor Emeritus at Bethany Theological Seminary and former general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, Miller was involved in the "Decade to Overcome Violence" initiative of the World Council of Churches.

Ashland University Bridal Showcase Set for Jan. 14, 2017

Ashland University Bridal Showcase Set for Jan. 14, 2017

The area’s only interactive bridal show, the Ashland University Bridal Showcase, is back. The Ashland University Bridal Showcase will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. on the beautiful Ashland University campus.

If you’re getting married, it’s time to go beyond the online search and brochure shopping while planning the big day. The Ashland University Bridal Showcase is an exciting experience helping you find everything you’ll need and then some, all in one spot.

Ashland University Offers Trip to Cuba for Alumni and Friends

Ashland University President Carlos Campo and his wife, Karen, will serve as hosts for a seven-day trip to Cuba on March 20-27, 2017. The trip, which is open to AU alumni and friends of the University, is limited to 20 participants.

The cultural trip will include accommodations at the five-star Iberostar Parque Central in Havanna and the five-star Iberostar Varadero in Varadero. The trip costs an estimated $3,975 per person for double occupancy and $4,375 per person for single occupancy. This is an estimated cost per person and includes travel insurance, airfare, visas and some meals. A final quote will be provided upon acceptance of the program.

Winter 2016 Commencement to be Held Dec. 17 - Live Stream Link Provided

Ashland University Winter 2016 Commencement to be Held Dec. 17

Ashland University’s Winter 2016 Commencement will be held on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Frederick B. Broad, vice chair of the Ashland University Board of Trustees.

No tickets will be required for the event, which is open to the public. The ceremony will be streamed live --
https://boxcast.tv/view/2016-ashland-university-winter-commencement-311065 -- and broadcast live in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium. Faculty and students who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9 a.m. in the Conard Field House located just west of the Physical Education Center.

Ashland University Master of Science Program Receives Recognition

Ashland University Master of Science Program Receives Recognition

Ashland University’s master of science in applied exercise science degree program has been accepted into the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).

“This news means that our program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as meeting all of the NSCA requirements in strength and conditioning,” said Dr. Randy Gearhart, program director for the undergraduate exercise science program and the Master of Science program at Ashland University. “Most importantly, we are the only MS degree program in the state of Ohio to hold this recognition.”

Christmas Worship at Ashland Seminary

Christmas Worship at Ashland Seminary

The public is invited to join the Ashland Theological Seminary community in a time of worship on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Ronk Memorial Chapel located at 910 Center St.

“Recapturing the Wonder” is the theme of the service and Dr. Dale Stoffer, professor of historial theology, will offer the message titled “Rediscovering the Significance of the Incarnation.”

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