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Ashland University to Host High School PR Workshop

Ashland University to Host High School PR Workshop

The Ashland University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Department of Communication Studies will host the inaugural Ashland University High School PR Workshop on Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in AU’s Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

“This daylong workshop will provide information about the public relations industry and the many career options that are available,” said Amanda Weed, instructor in Communication Arts at AU and AU’s PRSSA faculty adviser. “Workshop attendees will network with PR professionals and students, and learn the basics of PR campaign planning and persuasive communication techniques.”

Center for Civic Life to Hold Community Conversation on Protecting Your Identity

“Protect Your Identity: How to Prevent Cyber Attacks” is the topic of a community conversation to be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Ashland Public Library. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Civic Life at Ashland University.

This event will feature a conversation to learn more about cyber security with the experts from the Ashland University IT Department and the Ohio Department of Transportation in Columbus.

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Oct. 14

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Oct. 14

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, will host its fifth and final “Naturalist on Duty” program for this year on Oct. 14. All of these Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event is held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Bids Being Accepted for Dinner with AU President and First Lady

Bids Being Accepted for Dinner with AU President and First Lady

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo and his wife, Karen, have offered to host a dinner for 10 people in their home as part of a fundraiser for United Way of Ashland County. This dinner package is being auctioned off and bids will be accepted through Oct. 26 at 11:45 a.m.

The dinner will be catered by award winning Ashland University chefs and AU will provide all of the amenities for the dinner so that every dollar that is bid will go to support United Way of Ashland County and its 13 partner agencies.

Jazz at the Nest Debuts Holiday CD & Takes Donations for Puerto Rico

Jazz at the Nest Debuts Holiday CD & Takes Donations for Puerto Rico

Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of Music, the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will present a free public concert on Tuesday, October 10, in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagles Nest at 7:30 p.m.

Audience members are welcome to grab a snack, enjoy a beverage and relax to the live music at this free public concert. The event will offer sales of the ensemble's new holiday CD recording, which features vocals by Cathi Muckle and is titled "AUJOy to the World." CDs are $15 each. In addition, AUJO will accept freewill donations for the Puerto Rico relief efforts.

Ashland University Adopts Chicago Principles of Free Speech

Ashland University Adopts Chicago Principles of Free Speech

The Ashland University Board of Trustees, students and administration have endorsed a document that calls for an overarching commitment to free speech among all members of the Ashland University community and affirms a set of principles designed to protect free expression.

“The adoption of this Ashland University Free Speech Principles is in part a response to a resolution passed by AU Student Senate calling on the university to protect and ensure the students’ and faculty’s moral and legal right to freedom of speech guaranteed under the United States Constitution,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo.

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra to Offer CDs at Homecoming Concert

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra to Offer CDs at Homecoming Concert

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra’s “AUJOy to the World” Christmas CD featuring Cathi Muckle is now available for purchase and will be available at the “An Evening with Cathi Muckle” Homecoming concert set for Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

The CD, which features nine Christmas songs with Cathi Muckle on vocals, will cost $15 each. Those not attending the concert who would like a CD can purchase them at the AU Bookstore on campus.

Ashland University Lecture Series to Look at Science and Religion

Ashland University Lecture Series to Look at Science and Religion

This fall, Ashland University will host a two-part lecture series titled “Genesis and Geology” that will look at the relationship between science and religion.

The perceived conflict between science and religion has grown steadily more divisive in America over the past few decades. Scientific truths now commonly questioned by some Christians include not only evolution, but also geologic time, the Big Bang and global warming. Despite this so-called cultural war, many Christians involved in scientific research and teaching find no conflict between their faith and modern science.

Mitch Daniels to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

Mitch Daniels to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

Mitch Daniels Jr., former governor of Indiana and the 12th president of Purdue University, will speak on the topic of “Higher Education: Higher than What?” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 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 419-289-5411 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

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