Ashland University Foreign Language Professor to Give Talk

 Ashland University Foreign Languages Professor to Give Talk

3/13/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Barb Schmidt-Rinehart, professor of Foreign Language at Ashland University, will give a talk titled “El Camino De Santiago: The Journey of a Lifetime” on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Schar College of Education.

Schmidt-Rinehart will talk about her journey last summer when she walked the last 100 kilometers of the St. James Trail in Northern Spain, a pilgrimage that has been done by people for thousands of years.

“People walk ‘El Camino’ for all different reasons – religious, personal, cultural, historical and physical,” Schmidt-Rinehart said. “I would say my journey was a combination of all of these. It was quite an experience and I’m looking forward to sharing it with our community. I also highly recommend the journey for anyone.”

Schmidt-Rinehart’s talk will be followed by a time for questions and answers.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###