News Releases

Ashland Area Chorus Announces Spring Season with Rehearsals Beginning Jan. 10

12/16/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 70 singers based at Ashland University, has listed its schedule for spring season.

The rehearsal schedule begins Jan. 10 and continues every Monday night (with the exception of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 17) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building), room 242.

Ashland University Students Create University's 2010 Electronic Christmas Card

12/14/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Two Wooster residents who are students at Ashland University spearheaded the creation of Ashland University's electronic Christmas card for 2010.

"Millions of people across the globe have captured the Christmas spirit thanks to the electronic Christmas cards that have been distributed by Ashland University since 2001," said Steve Hannan, director of public relations at Ashland University. "The 2010 card, which was posted the first week of December, is just the latest in this series of cards."

Former Municipal Court Judge to Speak at Ashland University's Winter Commencement

12/7/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Honorable Jeff Payton, retired Mansfield Municipal Court Judge, will present the address at Ashland University's winter commencement ceremony. The event will be held Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium in the Physical Education Center. Payton's address is titled, "I Accept."

Payton was raised in Mansfield, Ohio, and educated in Mansfield Public Schools, graduating from Malabar High School. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology from Ashland University in 1969 and a law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1975.

Ashland Theological Seminary Schedules Community Christmas Chapel

12/2/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland Theological Seminary has scheduled a Community Christmas Chapel to be held on Monday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in Ronk Memorial Chapel on the Ashland Seminary campus at 910 Center St.

"We would like to invite our friends and neighbors to join us for our annual Community Christmas Chapel Service as we usher in the holiday season with a special evening celebrating the birth of our King," said William Gravitt, director of development for Ashland Theological Seminary. "

Community Organizations Asked to Help Fight Hunger with Art

11/30/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Coburn Art Gallery, the Art Department and the Center for Community Service are still asking community organizations to join Ashland University student organizations in participating in a flag decorating contest to raise money for the Ashland County Food Bank.

"It is time to get creative and raise money for the Ashland County Food Bank by creating a work of art on an 18" x 24" canvas," said Cynthia C. Petry, director of the Coburn Art Gallery. "The theme for the flag creation is open, so people can use their imagination."

Tubachristmas Featuring Athletic Director Bill Goldring As Celebrity Tubist

11/23/10 ASHLAND, OH -- All tuba, euphonium and baritone players are wanted for Ashland University's TubaChristmas on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Hugo Young Theatre. Musicians will begin registration for the event at 10 a.m. followed by a rehearsal at 10:20 a.m. The public performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 12 noon and will feature Ashland University Athletic Director Bill Goldring as the celebrity tubist.

Limited Ticket Availability for Ashland University's Madrigal Feaste

11/23/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University Department of Music is announcing limited ticket availability for the 35th Annual Madrigal Feaste. Although performances are slated for Wednesday through Sunday, Dec. 1 to 5, the Wednesday and Sunday evening performances have the best remaining seating options. While the Saturday performance is completely sold out, only single seats at various tables are available for the Thursday and Friday performances.  All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. in Redwood Hall.