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AU Professor Dr. Mark Hamilton Passes Away

AU Professor Dr. Mark Hamilton Passes Away

Dr. Mark Hamilton, Ashland University Associate Professor of Philosophy who was in his 39th year overall at the university and also served as the Athletic Department's Faculty Athletic Representative, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 27) at age 67.

"Dr. Mark Hamilton will be deeply missed by so many in our Ashland University community. Mark embodied the highest and best at AU, putting students first in all he did," said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. "From the classroom to the basketball courts to the community and beyond, Mark Hamilton was an AU fixture that represented us so well for decades. We send our condolences to all of his loved ones."

Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths is recipient of AU’s Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, professor of communication studies and director of the online Communications Studies Program in the Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of AU’s 2020 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award.

Finalists for the award were Dr. David McCoy, associate professor of journalism and digital media, and Dr. Rosaire Ifedi, associate professor of doctoral studies and advanced programs.

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.  

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.

Poet Paige Webb to give reading at AU on Feb. 6

Paige Webb, administrative director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program and managing editor of publications at Ashland University, will give a poetry reading Thursday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall inside the Schar College of Education. The event is free and open to the public.

Webb’s work has appeared in Blackbird, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry Northwest, Portland Review, Vinyl and on the Academy of American Poets website. Her chapbook, Tussle, was recently released by dancing girl press.

Symposium continues with May’s presentation on improving air quality measurements

01/17/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio -- Dr. Andrew May, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University, will present details about his work in improving the measurements of local air quality on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall of the Ashland University Schar College of Education.