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Ashland Finishes Ninth In D-II Directors’ Cup Standings

Ashland Finishes Ninth In D-II Directors’ Cup Standings

Ashland University has earned its way back into the top 10 among NCAA Division II athletic departments, finishing ninth in the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings, released on Wednesday (June 12) morning.

The Eagle baseball team's tied-for-fifth-place finish at the Division II College World Series added 78 points to Ashland's total, leaving the athletic department with a final tally of 583.50 points – which is third-best among D-II private schools.

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo to be Inducted into Ohio Commodores

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo to be Inducted into Ohio Commodores

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo will be inducted into the new class of Ohio Commodores on June 21 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Membership in the executive order of the Ohio Commodores is only possible through appointment by Ohio’s Governor in recognition for outstanding contributions to the economic development in their communities as well as the state of Ohio. It is considered Ohio’s “most distinguished honor.”

Hitchcock, Eagles Down NYIT, Earn World Series Win

Hitchcock, Eagles Down NYIT, Earn World Series Win

Junior right-hander Chance Hitchcock worked into the ninth inning and the Ashland University baseball team earned an 8-3 win over NYIT on Monday (June 3) afternoon to advance in the NCAA Division II World Series at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Eagles (48-14), seeded No. 4 in the World Series, tied the 2002 squad for the most wins in a season, and for the first time in six Series appearances, won after their first game.

Ashland will now play the loser of Monday night's Colorado Mesa-Central Missouri game on Wednesday (June 5) at 7 p.m. in another elimination game. The Eagles lost to Central Missouri in the opener on Saturday, 9-4.

Ashland University Celebrates 10 Years of Collaboration with Tree Planting in Costa Rica

Ashland University Celebrates 10 Years of Collaboration with Tree Planting in Costa Rica

The Ashland University in Costa Rica program celebrated its 10 years of collaboration with the Conversa Language School in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, by holding a small celebration that included the planting of a tree on the school grounds.

“We wanted to hold an event to commemorate this 10 years of collaboration and we decided to plant a tree to honor our long-standing relationship with the Conversa Language School,” said Dr. Barb Schmidt-Rinehart, who is AU professor of foreign languages and directs the “AU in Costa Rica” program.

Ashland University Creates Tuition Free Program for Students Majoring in Teacher Education

Ashland University Creates Tuition Free Program for Students Majoring in Teacher Education

Ashland University has created an “Eagle Opportunity” program that will provide a tuition free education to those incoming qualified students who major in teacher education for the fall semester of 2019.

As part of this program, Ashland University will ensure that teacher education students who qualify for Pell Grants — a key federal program for students with financial need — and family income requirements receive an aid package that covers the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees.

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host Summer ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host Summer ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University’s Black Fork Wetlands Environmental Studies Center located at 2628 Ashland Road will host its fourth annual “Naturalist on Duty” series. The five events will be held on Saturdays this summer and early fall.

All five events are free and open to the public. The events will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on one Saturday a month from June to October. The events are organized by Dr. Patricia Saunders, AU associate professor of biology and director of the environmental science program, and Merrill Tawse, AU professional instructor of biology.

Eagle Men Win Division II Outdoor Team Title

Eagle Men Win Division II Outdoor Team Title

For Ashland University's men's track and field team, there was only one way to follow a first-ever NCAA Division II indoor team national title by one point – win a first-ever NCAA Division II outdoor team national title by one point.

On the third and final day of the 2019 NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday (May 25) in Kingsville, Texas, the Eagle men rallied from a 29-point deficit to Angelo State through the first two days to finish with 54 team points to the Rams' 53. Ashland becomes the first Division II men's program to win both national titles in the same year since Saint Augustine's in 2014.

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

The Ashland Area Chorus, a non-auditioned mixed choir of 40 to 60 participants, invites local singers to join them for the short summer session and to perform with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. The four-week rehearsal schedule begins on June 3 and continues for four consecutive Mondays: June 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Each rehearsal is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts. The session will conclude on Sunday, June 30, with a live performance of light, popular and patriotic tunes with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra for the Pops In the Park concert at Brookside Park Band Shell.

Ashland University Looks at Student Textbook Affordability

Ashland University Looks at Student Textbook Affordability

Over the past year, the Ashland University Campus Store has undergone a change in leadership and the new manager, Amanda Brown, is putting an emphasis on better meeting the needs and wants of Ashland University students.

A top priority for the store is to improve the options for students to purchase their course materials, which will not only improve efficiency of purchasing but also improve affordability of course materials.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Exhibition Awards

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Exhibition Awards

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University has announced its awards for the regional juried exhibition featuring 20 members of the Ashland Community Art League. The juror for the exhibition was gallerist and artist Marsha Gray Carrington from Sandusky, Ohio.

An opening reception was held on Friday, May 17, with $450 in awards being announced, including Best in Show for Marty Bossler Lee’s acrylic painting titled “Remnants of Night”; first place for MP Marion’s handmade paper landscape titled “Trackless Crossings”; second place for Peggy Stover’s watercolor titled “Three Amigos”; and five juror honorable mentions to Irene Maginniss for her fused glass “Landscape Sampler,” Betz Richards for her colored pencil “Horses of Monatana,” Pat Edwards for her watercolor “Red Onion,” Susan Shafer for her acrylic on limestone clay “Offshore in Winter,” and Barbara Morejon for her felted wool “Captured Moment.”

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