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Ashland Theological Seminary Receives Award from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Fund Thriving in Ministry Initiative

Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) has received a grant totaling $993,514 as part of the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry Initiative.

The initiative supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as role models and mentors to guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry. The Endowment is providing more than $20 million in grants through the Thriving in Ministry Initiative.

Ashland Theological Seminary Receives Award from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Fund Thriving in Ministry Initiative

Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit Headlines Maplerock Jazz Festival

Ashland University’s award-winning jazz program will present the 2018 Maplerock Jazz Festival on Friday, March 16. Along with free performances by area school jazz ensembles from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event offers a main stage concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre, which features acclaimed Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit.

Monheit will perform as the headliner of the Jazz Festival’s evening concert, which will open with the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock. Ashland High School alumnus Chip Stephens, piano; Rich Shanklin, saxophone; and Bob Bonora, drums, will join Monheit as guest artists on the evening program.

Ashland University Student to Compete in National Collegiate Pistol Championships

Ashland University Student to Compete in National Collegiate Pistol Championships

For the second year in a row, Ashland University student Jessica Syme, a senior from Westfield Township in Medina County, Ohio, will be competing in the National Intercollegiate Pistol Championships that will be held at Fort Benning, Ga., March 17-20. Syme, who is an accounting and finance major at Ashland University, is a 2015 graduate of Ohio Virtual Academy.

Syme will be one of 20 young ladies from colleges and universities across the nation competing in women’s events based on their scores during the sectional competition held at Ohio State University on Feb. 10. Syme will be competing in the Sport Pistol event after placing third in that competition at the sectionals. She is ranked 15th on the list of national competitors for Women’s Sport Pistol.

Ashland University Program Named One of Top 10 in Country

Ashland University’s online Associate in Criminal Justice Degree Program has been named one of the Top 10 programs in the country by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com.

“I am very pleased that OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized the success and value of our online Associate in Criminal Justice degree program by ranking us in the Top 10 programs in the nation,” said Dr. Todd Marshall, associate provost for the College of Online and Adult Studies.

Ashland University Program Named One of Top 10 in Country

Senate President Larry Obhof to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

Senate President Larry Obhof to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

Larry Obhof, who serves as president of the Ohio Senate for the 132nd General Assembly, will provide a “Statehouse Update” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 20, at 12 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

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

Ashland University Lecture to Feature John Beckett

The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University this year will feature a lecture by John D. Beckett, chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp. and author of the book, “Loving Monday: Succeeding in business without selling your soul.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 21, at noon in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation are sponsoring the event, which is hosted by AU’s Richard and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Lecture Series to Feature John Beckett

Guitarist Presents AU Senior Recital on March 1

Guitarist Presents AU Senior Recital on March 1

The Ashland University Department of Music will present a senior recital by guitarist Dominick Febbo from Avon, Ohio, on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Febbo, a music performance major, will begin his concert with classical pieces by Bach and Handel, followed by compositions by Spanish composers including Albeniz, Llobet and Tarrega, and conclude with Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1.

Ashland University to Host Museum of the Bible’s Adornment Exhibit

Ashland University to Host Museum of the Bible’s Adornment Exhibit

The Museum of the Bible will be bringing its “Adornment” exhibit to Ashland University on April 2 to 14. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will display approximately 40 items, including such things as manuscripts, early printed Bibles, paintings, woodblocks and prints.

The display will be located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center conference rooms and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday and Saturday from April 2-14. Admission is free. The Student Center is located at the corner of King Road and Claremont Avenue.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Call for Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is announcing a call for a national juried exhibition titled “Ode to Degas.” According to Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery, this exhibition “seeks a diverse collection of works that exemplifies the concepts and exploration of movement, much like Edgar Degas with his study of dancers.”

The exhibition, which is open to artists 18 years and older who currently reside in the United States, is open to all mediums and must be original work. Additionally, the works of art must be executed solely by the artist within the last two years.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Call for Exhibition

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