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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 2018 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 12, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 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 12 reception.

AU’s 2018 Opera Scenes: An Evening of Menotti

AU’s 2018 Opera Scenes: An Evening of Menotti

Ashland University Department of Music presents two evenings of opera scenes on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, which will feature the theatrical operas of Gian Carlo Menotti. The nightly 7:30 p.m. performances will be held in the intimate Studio Theatre at Ashland University, and are free and open to the public.

The performances will present scenes from four of Menotti’s operas including The Old Maid and the Thief, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Medium and The Consul. Complete with theatrical staging, the scenes will include lighting design by Seth Morrison, costume design by Justin Bilewicz and Drew Berlin, while Kendra Garver is the properties master.

AU’s Dr. Deborah Sullivan Wins National Leader Award

Dr. Deborah Sullivan, director of Campus Wellness at Ashland University, will be honored by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) with a 2018 Leader Award during the 109th Annual Conference in Atlanta this June.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized as a leader by AAFCS during this stage of my career,” Sullivan stated. “I use my FCS knowledge, including human development, relationships, personal finance, consumer issues, nutrition and wellness, every day in my new role of director of Campus Wellness, particularly under the interrelated, seven dimensions of wellness that we have adopted -- Occupational, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, Social, Environmental and Intellectual.”

AU’s Dr. Deborah Sullivan Wins National Leader Award

Drop of a Hat Offers a Flash to Past AU Musicals

Drop of a Hat Offers a Flash to Past AU Musicals

Ashland University Department of Theatre presents the annual showcase concert by the musical theatre revue troupe Drop of a Hat Players on Sunday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Although the performance is free and open to the public, audience members are encouraged to reserve a free ticket through the Ashland University box office at 419.289.5215 to guarantee a seat in the intimate performance venue.

“A Flash to the Past” is the theme for this year’s showcase, which will focus on the almost 50-year history of Ashland University Theatre by performing selections from musicals performed on the Hugo Young Theatre and Studio Theatre stages. From as far back as 1972 when the department first produced A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with return performances in 1985 and 1993 to as recent as the 2013 production of Little Shop of Horrors, which was previously staged in 1987 -- this year’s troupe of 10 singers will perform a mix of solo and ensemble arrangements.

President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

3/29/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Michael B. Poliakoff, who serves as president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in Washington, D.C., will provide a lecture on the topic “Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Speech: The Heritage of Western Civilization” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 24, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Ashland University Receives $587,997 Grant from the National Science Foundation

Ashland University Receives $587,997 Grant from the National Science Foundation

Ashland University has received a $587,997 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled, “Advanced Technological Education for 2 Year Colleges (ATE-2YC).” The three-year project starts April 1, 2018, and ends March 31, 2021.

“This award brings to more than $1.45 million that the National Science Foundation has invested in projects at Ashland University since the beginning of 2017," said Scott Savage, director of Foundation and Government Relations at AU and lead grant writer for the application to NSF.

Pianist Performs AU Concert to Tell the Story of Her Father

Pianist Performs AU Concert to Tell the Story of Her Father

Ashland University Department of Music will present a guest artist recital by pianist Sandra Shapiro titled, “Ïn My Father's Footsteps: A daughter's search for answers,” on Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Free and open to the public, the concert is the first of four musical narratives created by Shapiro as she followed her musical journey as a proud daughter and sister of immigrants.

“In My Father's Footsteps” is the story of Shapiro’s discoveries of the man she called “Abba” (Hebrew for father) by tracing his journey through life.

AU’s Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Author Jenell Paris

AU’s Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Author Jenell Paris

Author Jenell Paris, who works to equip Christians to better engage divisive issues, will speak as part of Ashland University’s Faith and Society Lecture to be held Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paris will speak on “The Good News About Conflict: Transforming Religious Struggle Over Homosexuality.”

Ashland University to Hold Annual ‘Last Lecture’

Ashland University to Hold Annual ‘Last Lecture’

The Religion Department at Ashland University will celebrate its graduating seniors and close out the year with a “last lecture” by the Rev. Seth Wispelwey, a grassroots organizer, educator, nonprofit consultant and pastor, on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics off College Avenue on the AU campus.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Love Over Fear.”

This is the fourth 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.

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 175 students from 34 area schools competing March 24 at Ashland University for the 58th 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 162 projects were submitted to this year's science fair, including 12 team projects.

For school awards, Northwestern High School had the most superiors (6) and Horizon Science Academy in Lorain had the highest percentage (67 percent) of superiors for the high school division.

Lake Ridge Academy had the most superiors for a middle school/junior high (5) and also the highest percentage (83 percent) of superiors for the middle school/junior high division.

For the elementary school division, there was a three-way tie between Columbia Middle School, St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary Immaculate Conception for the most superiors (5) and Mapleton Elementary School had the highest percentage (100 percent) of superiors.

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