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Three AU vocal ensembles to perform March 1

The Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers and Women's Chorus will present a concert to relieve our cabin fever on Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The eclectic program will offer everything from a Mass to songs with Shakespeare text and a popular song from a movie soundtrack. 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 and Ashland Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria in D including student soloists Gracie Fumic, Alli Lange, Emily Schordock, Lila Wolfe and Rebecca Young.

Randall-Griffiths to present living history performance of suffragist Catt on March 2 at AU

02/18/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio -- In observance and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting a woman's right to vote, the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference will present Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths' living history performance of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.  

AU student entrepreneur aims for spot in Outdoor Weber competition finals

One wants to work in a lab, the other one is after a career in event planning.

They say they’re there for their friend, who’s a philosophical Lorax of sorts.

Together, the trio – JT Siurek, Cillian Donahue and Anna Orange – hope to do their part to re-forest the planet, all while building a business and maybe making a profit along the way.

AU Signs Corporate Partners agreement with the Wayne County Schools Career Center

Ashland University has entered into a three-year Corporate Partners agreement with the Wayne County Schools Career Center.

The WCSCC, which is located in Smithville and serves 10 public and two private high schools in Wayne County, has more than 800 high school students and more than 6,000 adult learners. It offers a variety of programs, including nursing, health sciences, dental assisting, pre-vet/animal care, early childhood education, video production, computer graphics and digital marketing, as well as a host of manufacturing programs. In addition, the center has educational professional development agreements with several area corporations.

AU’s Online Master’s in Educational Technology tops in Ohio, says Online Schools Report

Ashland University’s Online Master's in Educational/Instructional Technology has been ranked eighth on a list of Best Online Master's in Educational or Instructional Technology in the country.

The ranking was compiled by Online Schools Report, an authority in online education data. AU was the only Ohio college or university among the top 25 schools on the list.

Reed, Jones to present program of classical works Feb. 17 at AU’s Pastor Recital Hall

The Ashland University Department of Music announces a concert featuring Professor of Music Dr. Thomas Reed on clarinet and guest artist and Ashland native Kevin Jones on piano. The free, public concert will be held Monday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts.

For his 35th consecutive annual faculty concert at AU, Reed and Jones will perform a program of classical pieces, including Cantilene by Louis Cahuzac, Gordon Jacob's four-movement arrangement of Tartini's Concertino, and Paquito D'Rivera's Two Pieces for Clarinet and Piano. After an intermission, they will return to the stage for Carl Maria von Weber's Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 48.

Experts to hold conversation about Gun Violence and Social Trauma

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the Ashland County Mental Health and Recovery Board are co-hosting a conversation on Gun Violence and Social Trauma on Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon in room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

“We all know there’s a huge debate about gun rights and access to guns going on in this country,” said Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence. “Some of that discussion is about restricting gun access among people who are thought to be a danger to themselves or others.” Hovey said there are a number of important questions surrounding gun violence, trauma and what society calls mental illness. “We decided we needed to hear from experts representing a wide variety of fields,” he said.

Becker goes from AU Spanish classes to the “end of the world” and then co-authors its dictionary

Betsy Becker has all the hallmarks of a modern-day adventurer.

She is curious, unafraid and she knows there’s a whole lot of world out there beyond her native Ashland.

Just months after her 2004 graduation from Ashland University, Becker went off to be a stranger in a strange land, yet made it her home. She spoke not one word of its language, yet ended up writing a dictionary.

Panelists at AU event will discuss corporate social responsibility

As an essential component of the free market, do corporations have any social responsibility beyond maximizing profits? Is it enough that they simply do no harm to society? Or do they have a responsibility to do some good?

Together with the Foundation for Economic Education and Conscious Capitalism, the Ashland University Political Economy Program will host a panel discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Myers Convocation Center. The event is presented as part of the Environmental Lecture Series and the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference, both of which are focusing on the theme of "Liberty and Responsibility." The event is free and open to the public.