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Ashland University and Ashland High School to Sponsor College Night

Ashland University and Ashland High School to Sponsor College Night

Ashland University and Ashland High School have teamed up to sponsor the Ashland Regional High School College Night. The event, which is intended for all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are thinking about attending college and their parents, is set for Wednesday, March 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

The College Night, which is targeting students from Ashland and Richland counties as well as the surrounding counties, is ideal for sophomores and juniors who are starting to look at colleges and for seniors who are still trying to decide on a college.

Ashland University Foreign Language Professor to Give Talk

 Ashland University Foreign Languages Professor to Give Talk

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.

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Ashland University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program as One of the Best

Ashland University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program has been ranked as one of the best programs in the country in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 list of Best Graduate Schools.

Ashland University’s DNP program was ranked 137th in the nation, which also gave it the third best private college program ranking in the state of Ohio behind Case Western Reserve University and Ursuline College. The U.S. News rankings of the doctor of nursing practice programs were based on 14 different indicators, including Quality Assessment, Student Selectivity and Program Size, Faculty Resources and Research Activity.

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Ashland University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program as One of the Best

40th Annual Maplerock Jazz Festival Slates Five Guest Artists; Ten area school jazz bands perform in afternoon

40th Annual Maplerock Jazz Festival Slates Five Guest Artists

Ashland University’s award-winning jazz program is proud to present the 40th Annual Maplerock Jazz Festival slated for Friday, March 22. Along with free performances by 10 area school jazz ensembles from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the event presents a main stage concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre that features five professional jazz artists.

The Jazz Festival’s evening concert will open with the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock. The concert program will headline guest jazz artists: Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Mike Tomaro (sax), Pat Harbison (trumpet), Sean Parsons (piano) and John Viser (drums).

What Can a Zebrafish with No Blood Cells Tell Us about Blindness?

The cloche mutant zebrafish

An Ashland University biology professor and his team of undergraduate students have asked how a type of zebrafish, used for years to study the cardiovascular system, develops eye lens cataracts, a disease that continues to be the greatest source of human blindness worldwide.

While previous work suggested that these zebrafish produced less of one crucial lens protein, triggering cloudiness in their lenses, Dr. Mason Posner and his students used two techniques that measure levels of gene expression to suggest that this might not be the case.

Ashland University’s Master’s Program Named Seventh Best Program in the Nation

Ashland University’s Master’s Program in Applied Exercise Science has again been listed as one of the best online Master's in Sports Medicine degree programs in the nation, this time by Online Masters.

Ashland’s program was ranked seventh in the nation and AU was the only Ohio school listed in the rankings. Ashland’s program was singled out for its Career Development aspects, with the company reporting that “Ashland University transforms students into career professionals with its master’s degree program in applied exercise science. Graduates emerge with the technical skills to work as conditioning specialists, fitness instructors, sports medicine instructors and other successful roles in the field.”

Ashland University’s Master’s Program Named Seventh Best Program in the Nation

Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Ohio Dragonflies

Ashland University’s 27th annual Environmental Lecture Series featuring the theme of “Ohio Citizen Science” continues on Thursday, March 21. MaLisa Spring, state coordinator for the Ohio Dragonfly Survey, Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership, The Ohio State University, will speak on the topic of “Ohio Citizens and Dragons: Documenting threatened species with iNaturalist.” This is the third and final event in this year’s series.

The event is free and open to the public. Those attending will learn more about dragonflies and damselflies in Ohio. Ohio is home to some 170 species of dragonflies and damselflies, with 23 listed as state threatened or endangered. These ferocious aerial acrobats are important for managing insect populations and can serve as indicator species. Learn how people can help these winged predators by documenting them in backyards as well as land management strategies to support dragons.

Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Ohio Dragonflies

Eagle Men Win National Championship

Eagle Men Win National Championship

Ashland University's men's indoor track and field team won its first NCAA Division II indoor team national championship outright by one point. Or, more accurately, by one one-hundreth of a second.

In the final event of the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships on Saturday (March 9) night at Pittsburg State (Kan.), the Eagles' men's 4x400-meter relay team took fifth place by crossing the finish line in 3:10.80. Those four points earned by senior Myles Pringle, junior Paul Murray, sophomore Channing Phillips and freshman Brayden Chaney gave Ashland 38 as a team – one more than second-place Adams State.

Three Ashland University Vocal Ensembles Perform March 17

The Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus present a concert to relieve cabin fever on Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The eclectic program will offer everything from Elizabethan madrigals, to an organ Mass from Haydn, spirituals, contemporary a cappella, folk songs and lullabies. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, will conduct the University Choir in a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass” for choir, small string orchestra and organ. The Mass’ lovely and extended “Benedictus” will feature soprano Rebecca Young, junior music major from Oregon, and university organist Dr. Timothy Guenther. Brian Le, senior political science major, will intone the beginning of the Gloria accompanied by Dr. Guenther.

Three Ashland University Vocal Ensembles Perform March 17

Coburn Gallery to Hold Student Art and Design Exhibition

The Ashland University Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 14, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This exhibition, which runs from March 14-29, will offer $550 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, AU Permanent Collection Award and the People’s Choice Award. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. on March 14.

Coburn Gallery to Hold Student Art and Design Exhibition

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