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Film Screening of National Geographic's Documentary on Efforts Battling Climate Change – ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’

Film Screening of National Geographic's Documentary on Efforts Battling Climate Change – ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’

The National Geographic Documentary Film “Paris to Pittsburgh” will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in Ashland University's Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium as part of the College of Arts & Sciences’ biennial Symposium Against Indifference, which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility."

Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, the free, public event will also include a panel discussion immediately following the film’s screening with Craig Hovey, director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence; Patricia Saunders, associate professor of Biology; and William Vaughan, professor of Philosophy.

AU Professor's Involvement in a Summer of Mammoths

Over the summer, Dr. Nigel Brush, AU professor of Geology, has been kept busy identifying various rocks, fossils and human artifacts exposed by recent heavy rains and flash floods here in NE Ohio. While this summer’s heavy rains were not good for farmers, as well as some home owners living near streams, it was a windfall for geologists and archaeologists as nature accidentally revealed some of the ancient treasures buried beneath the earth’s surface.

Symposium Kicks Off with ‘Spirited Discussion of Alcohol’

Symposium Kicks Off with ‘Spirited Discussion of Alcohol’

Organized by the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences, the biennial Symposium Against Indifference begins the 2019-2020 theme of “Liberty and Responsibility” with a multi-faceted event titled "Demon Rum: A Spirited Discussion of Alcohol."

Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Alumni Room of the Myers Convocation Center, the free, public event, which is organized in partnership with the Student Life and Fraternity and Sorority Life offices, will reflect on the ratification and appeal of the 18th Amendment prohibiting liquor in the United States as well as exploring lessons this episode holds for us today.

Bob and Jan Archer Establish Challenge Grant at Ashland University

Bob and Jan Archer Establish Challenge Grant at Ashland University

Ashland residents Bob and Jan Archer are challenging people across the state of Ohio to join them in support of Ashland University’s campus facilities and grounds.

“We have established the Archer Challenge Grant, which means we will match dollar for dollar every gift given to AU as part of this project up to a total of $1 million,” said Bob Archer. “Jan and I see this as a way for individuals and businesses to join us in helping Ashland University maintain and improve its outstanding campus facilities.”

AU History Professor Featured for His Teaching Techniques

AU Professor Featured for his Teaching Techniques

AU Professor of History Dr. John Moser was featured in an article written by Richland Source City Editor Carl Hunnell and posted on the Richland/Ashland Source websites. The article talks about how Dr. Moser uses role-playing games found in the Reacting to the Past series to help students experience first-hand significant moments in world history. The article noted that the games take the teaching of history far from the days of dry lectures and required rote memorization of facts and dates.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Michael Hatchard, who established the English law practice at the leading international law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, will be the featured speaker for the 17th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon to be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center.

The luncheon talk by Hatchard is titled “Adversity and Endeavor - Pathway to a Lucky Life.” Reservations for the event are required by Sept. 12 and can be made by going to --
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNXo0_wmA1kbdot6jX15I9lcfF8uio.... Those with questions regarding the event can email ford-lecture@ashland.edu.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

CE’s Available for Nurses in Compassion & Healing Through Creative Media Program

CE’s Available for Nurses in Compassion & Healing Through Creative Media Program

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Ashland University's Coburn Gallery and College of Nursing and Health Sciences in cooperation with the Rho Nu-at-Large Fall Scholarly Meeting will provide opportunities to view and discuss the concepts of compassion and healing through a variety of creative media while offering continuing education (CE) credits for nurses. The events are also open to the public.

The opening reception for the juried art exhibition titled Compassion: The ART of Healing gallery exhibition will open at 4:30 p.m. with a scholarly poster session starting at 5:30 p.m. (1.5 CEs). At 7 p.m., Jeanne Bryner, RN, BA, CEN (rtd) will offer a presentation on her book Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nurisng School in Poetry and Prose (1.5 CEs). Her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Ashland University as a Top University

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Ashland University as a Top University

Ashland University has once again been ranked as a top university in the most recent college rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Ashland was ranked 53rd out of the 153 universities in the Midwest Regional ranking for 2020.

Ashland’s ranking placed the school 44th among the 101 private universities in the Midwest Region and also placed it 11th among Ohio privates.

44th Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 23

44th Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 23

Tickets for the 44th Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, September 23, at 12 p.m. Patrons are reminded that this is a very popular event and the box office will be incredibly busy. For immediate service, the box office recommends that patrons order online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply for online orders).

Patrons can also come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street or call the box office at 419.289.5125. Discounted tickets for children 12 and under can only be purchased directly through the box office and not online.

AU Senior Presents Research in Finland Over Break

AU Senior Presents Research in Finland Over Break

Ashland University senior and Grove City, Ohio, resident Abigail Dingus was given the opportunity to present a poster on her research at the meeting of the Society of Environmental Science and Chemistry (SETAC) in Helsinki, Finland, over this past summer.

As a double major in biology and biochemistry at Ashland University, Dingus took advantage of the opportunities in her department and was given an experience of a lifetime. Dingus is a 2016 graduate of Morrison Academy. She has always excelled in science and mathematics. While in high school, she began to notice that all of her favorite classes were in the sciences and ultimately, discovered her passion for biology and biochemistry.

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