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Ashland University Student and Mansfield Native Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

Ashland University Student and Mansfield Native Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

Mitchell Kelly, an Ashland University junior majoring in finance, was named The J.M. Smucker Co. scholarship award winner for the academic year 2016-17 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) meeting.

The $2,500 scholarship was presented to Kelly by Nick Workinger, director of U.S. Retail Sales Finance of The J.M. Smucker Co. Kelly, a 2014 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School, is the son of Doug and Heather Kelly of Mansfield, Ohio.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Senior Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Senior Art Exhibition

Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.

Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the 2017 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, March 30, and Thursday, April 20, with opening receptions from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on both dates in the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. The senior art awards will be announced at 5 p.m. at the April 20 reception.

Spring Choral Concert, Vocal and Trombone Recitals Close March Events

Spring Choral Concert, Vocal and Trombone Recitals Close March Events

The Ashland University Department of Music closes the month of March with a spring choral concert, a junior vocal recital and a senior trombone recital. All of the concerts are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, March 23, music education majors Rachel Parfitt Kelly (Columbus) and Hannah Wise (Hartville) will perform their junior recital in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Both sopranos will be accompanied by pianist Deb Logan and joined by guest vocalists Jacob Markley, baritone and Jacob Poiner, tenor. The program will include several musical theatre selections from shows such as Mame, White Christmas, Cinderella, Shrek, The Addams Family, Seussical, Spamalot and more.

Location for AU Event Changed to Redwood Hall

Several Ashland University groups are co-sponsoring a lecture titled “The Tobacco Pandemic and Global Governance: Historical and Ethical Reflections on the Persistence of Smoking in the 21st Century” to be held Wednesday, March 29, at 7:15 p.m. in Redwood Hall on the AU campus.

The event is free and open to the public and the speaker will be Dr. Allan M. Brandt of Harvard University. This lecture will analyze the rise of tobacco consumption in the U.S. during the course of the 20th century. It will examine issues of tobacco agriculture, technology and industry, as well a growing medical evidence of the harms of smoking.

Ashland University President Signs Agreements with Richland Bank

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo on Friday signed a Scholarship Agreement as well as a Corporate Partners agreement with Chris Hiner, president of Richland Bank.

The agreement establishes a “Richland Bank Urban Leadership Annual Scholarship” that calls for Richland Bank officials to provide funding for three annual student scholarships for “a sophomore, junior and senior who have demonstrated experience in addressing the challenges facing urban communities and families.”

AU Theatre Tackles the Unpredictability of Love in Almost, Maine

Ashland University Theatre Tackles the Unpredictability of Love in Almost, Maine

Ashland University Department of Theatre closes its 2016-2017 season in “Pursuit of Happiness" with John Cariani’s romantic comedy Almost, Maine. Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames directs the production, which runs for one week with 7:30 p.m. performances on Wednesday, March 29, through Saturday, April 1, and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on April 2. The show is staged in the intimate Studio Theatre so audiences are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to guarantee their seat.

Almost, Maine is the title and mythical setting for this play, which is a series of nine cordial, yet bizarre and whimsical vignettes about love that are laced with magic realism, uncanny coincidences and metaphors taken literally. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

Ashland University College Republicans to Hold Speaker Series

Ashland University College Republicans to Hold Speaker Series

Ashland University’s College Republicans will sponsor a speaker series this semester that will feature AU Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Rene Paddags, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof and Ashland mayoral candidate Sandra Tunnell.

“Our focus this semester is to inform citizens of the importance of state and local governments at a time in which we have been focused on the presidency,” said Joey Barretta, public relations officer for the College Republications student organization.

Ashland University and Ashland High School to Sponsor College Night

Ashland University and Ashland High School to Sponsor College Night

Ashland University and Ashland High School have teamed up to sponsor the Ashland Regional High School College Night. The event, which is intended for all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are thinking about attending college and their parents, is set for Thursday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

The College Night, which is targeting students from Ashland and Richland counties as well as the surrounding counties, is ideal for sophomores and juniors who are starting to look at colleges and for seniors who are still trying to decide on a college.

Ashland University Hosts Visit from Ambassador Dani Dayan

Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, answers several questions from AU President Dr. Carlos Campo and those in attendance at the breakfast event held in Myers Convocation Center.

Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, visited the Ashland University campus on the morning of March 14 to meet with a group of invited individuals.

Dayan had breakfast with members of the AU Board of Trustees and community members as well as a number of AU faculty, staff and students. Following the breakfast, Dayan spoke on “Israel and the Middle East Today: A Diplomat’s View.”

Ashland University Students Receive Awards at 2017 Student Art Exhibition

Ashland University Students Receive Awards at 2017 Student Art Exhibition

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through March 24 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This year’s exhibition offered $1,400 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the seven art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art, graphic design, drawing and ceramics.

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