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Reed to Perform Concert of Classics and Jazz on March 31

The Department of Music at Ashland University will hold a concert of classical and jazz music featuring by Dr. Thomas Reed on Sunday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building).

For his 34th consecutive annual faculty concert at Ashland University, Dr. Reed will perform on clarinet and saxophone with pianists Susan Gregg and Lanny Gooding; Erin Helgeson Torres on flute; Scott Garlock, trombone; Paul Martin, bass; and Steve Berry, drums.

Reed to Perform Concert of Classics and Jazz on March 31

Ashland University Online Master’s Program Receives Top National Ranking

Ashland University’s Master of Arts with a specialization in teaching American History and Government has been recognized as the 14th best program in the country by OnlineMasters.com in its ranking of Top Master’s in Social Studies Programs for 2019.

The AU Master of Arts program, taught through AU’s College of Arts and Sciences, was also the fifth ranked private university program in the country, behind programs at New York University, University of Rochester, Boston University and Drexel University.

Ashland University Online Master’s Program Receives Top National Ranking

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 12

The former Governor of Louisiana and 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. Jindal will speak on the topic, “On Civic Education.”

Hosted by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Ed Rollins, Colin Powell and John Boehner.

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 12

Ashland Poetry Press to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Ashland Poetry Press to Celebrate 50th Anniversary On Campus

The Ashland Poetry Press at Ashland University is celebrating its 50th year of publication this year. The Ashland Poetry Press was founded in 1969 by Richard Snyder and Robert McGovern and since then it has published more than 100 volumes of poetry and books about poetry, including the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize, the McGovern New and Selected Series and the new Translation Series.

To celebrate this milestone of 50 years, Ashland Poetry Press will hold a 50th anniversary reception on Monday, April 8, following a poetry reading by Mark Jarman. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall of the Schar College of Education.

Winners Listed for AU’s Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition

Winners Listed for AU’s Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2019 Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition that will run through March 28 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offers $1,000 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and the AU Permanent Art Collection Award. The award winners were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on March 14, 2019. The People’s Choice award will be announced on the Coburn Gallery’s Facebook page on March 26, 2019.

AU Junior Recital to Feature Soprano Rebecca Young on March 24

Ashland University Junior Recital to Feature Soprano Rebecca Young on March 24

Ashland University Department of Music presents a junior recital with soprano Rebecca Young accompanied by pianist Deb Logan on Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Rebecca is a vocal music and history major from Sherwood, Oregon, and she studies voice with Sandra Ross. The program for her recital will consist of classical pieces by Haydn and Faure; as well as selections from operas and musical theatre such as The Merry Widow, Princess Ida, Firefly, Have a Heart and She Loves Me.

Ashland County Middle School Musicians Honored at AU Concert

Ashland County Middle School Musicians Honored at AU Concert

In Celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Ashland University Department of Music will host the annual Ashland County Middle School Honors Band on Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. The Ashland University Symphonic Band will be the featured guest ensemble. Joseph Lewis Jr., Ashland University director of Bands, will serve as conductor for both ensembles.

Consisting of 72 members, the Ashland County Middle School Honors Band includes seventh and eighth grade students from Ashland, Crestview, Hillsdale, Loudonville-Perrysville and Mapleton Schools. Members of the Ashland County Band Directors Association met with Lewis to plan the program. The committee of band directors selected the honors band members based on merit and instrumentation needs of the band. Students meet at Ashland University on March 21 and 23 to rehearse and present this program with music ranging from classical selections to traditional marches.

Ashland University English Professor to Give Book Reading

Dr. Deborah Fleming, professor of English at Ashland University, will be reading from her most recent book, “Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape,” on Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education. The event is free and open to the public.

Fleming’s book, “Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape,” is an impassioned call for recognizing and preserving the ecological wonders of the Allegheny Plateau.

Ashland University English Professor to Give Book Reading

Ashland University to Host 59th Annual Mohican District Science Day

A total of 219 students from 36 schools are expected to converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 23, for the 59th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, professor of Chemistry at Ashland University and Science Day director, all projects displayed at the district fair have received superior ratings in local school district science fairs. The students participating will represent high schools, junior high/middle schools and fifth and sixth grades in eight different counties: Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne.

AU Athletics Soars To No. 9 In Directors’ Cup Standings

Earning the second-most winter-season points to date in NCAA Division II has allowed Ashland University's athletic department to make quite the move up the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings.

Thanks to a men's indoor track and field national championship, an 11th-place finish by the women's indoor track and field team, and a 27th-place showing by wrestling at nationals, Ashland has climbed up to the No. 9 spot in the nation in the first winter Directors' Cup standings reveal on Thursday (March 14) morning.

AU Athletics Soars To No. 9 In Directors’ Cup Standings

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