News Releases

Ashland University Names Annual Fund Chair

9/22/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University has named Ashland resident Matt Miller as the national chair for the 2010-2011 Ashland University Annual Fund Campaign.

The Ashland University Annual Fund provides scholarships and financial aid for students, enhances programs and facilities, improves library acquisitions and supports faculty development. As national chair, Miller will be the spokesperson for the Annual Fund throughout the year.

Ashland University Theatre's Drop of a Hat Players Now Accepting Bookings

9/20/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University Theatre's Drop of a Hat Players, a traveling musical revue troupe, is accepting bookings for the 2010-2011 season. Performing classic and contemporary Broadway show tunes with a pianist, the troupe is available to perform at banquets, meetings, parties, civic group engagements or other special events from October through April.

Ashland University's Center for Nonviolence to Show Documentary Film

9/19/10 ASHLAND, OH -- "Little Town of Bethlehem," a documentary film focused on the lives of three nonviolent activists in Israel and Palestine, will be shown twice in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 and 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

According to film director Jim Hanon, "Little Town of Bethlehem" shows "the struggle to promote equality through nonviolent engagement in the midst of incredible violence that has dehumanized all sides."

Ashland University's Spectrum Series to Host Comedy Act

9/16/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Spectrum Arts and Lectures Series continues on Oct. 1 when comedians Randy and Jason Sklar will perform at 8 p.m. in Redwood Hall.

Tickets for the comedy event are $15 for general admission, $10 for Ashland University faculty and staff, and free for Ashland University students with ID (in advance only) and are available at<> or by calling 419-289-5309.

Ashland University Senior and Loudonville High School Graduate Receives Grant

9/15/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University senior and Loudonville High School graduate Karie Charlton was recently awarded a $3,350 grant from the Ohio EPA's Environmental Education Fund.

The EPA's Environmental Education Fund was created to encourage education in environmental science and engineering, and to provide funds for above-average undergraduates.  The scholarship is awarded to students based on grade-point average, unique contributions to the field, and extracurricular activities.

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University Sets Gallery Talk Back

9/15/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is presenting its first Gallery Talk Back of the fall semester on Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. during the opening reception for the Classical Methods, Contemporary Vision photography exhibition.

Cleveland resident Herbert Ascherman Jr., who is serving as a curator of the photography exhibition, is the featured artist during the Talk Back. The talk back sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and are free and open to the public. Audience participation is encouraged.

Ashland University Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Invasive Species

9/15/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's 2010-2011 Environmental Lecture Series on "Invasive Species" will open on Sept. 30 when Dr. Don Cipollini, professor of biological sciences and director of the environmental sciences Ph.D. program at Wright State University, will speak on "Garlic mustard: Impacts, mechanisms of invasion, and hope for control."

All four lectures in the series will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium and are free and open to the public.