News Releases

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra makes its return on Oct. 19

ASHLAND, Ohio – The award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO), directed by professor of music Scott Garlock, makes its return Tuesday, Oct. 19, playing a “Jazz at the Nest” concert for the first time since the COVID pandemic began. The free public event, featuring a wide variety of selections, will take place in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagle’s Nest at 7:30 p.m.

V.P. of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty to speak as part of Faith and Society series

ASHLAND, Ohio – Montse Alvarado, who serves as vice president and executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, will speak as part of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series, on Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Heritage Room of the John C. Myers Convocation Center. The event is free and open to the public and will also be streamed at For those in attendance, masks are required.

Hutchings came to play, but looks to the law as his future

ASHLAND, Ohio – The pandemic was responsible for the hard hit finances took in the Hutchings’ household near Cleveland.

His parents' financial and work struggles were not lost on their youngest child, Giovanni, who was living at home and trying to adjust to Ashland University’s remote learning.

His father, a former football player at Division 1 Toledo, had a successful personal training business he built from the ground up. But COVID-19 forced the closing of gyms and work-out facilities, which meant his business shut down.

Ashland welcoming immigration reform experts for topical presentation on Oct. 11

ASHLAND, Ohio – Immigration reform experts Steven Eng, Matthew Soerens and Christy Staats will be joined by moderator Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University, for an informative, lively, and very topical conversation, “A Biblical Approach to Immigration and Poverty: Advocating for Vulnerable Families in Ohio.” The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Monday, Oct. 11, at Ashland’s Miller Chapel, from 7-8:30 p.m. Masks are required.