News Releases

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.

AU continues its Symposium Against Indifference into spring semester

The 10th Biennial Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences Symposium Against Indifference continues its theme of "Liberty & Responsibility" with a full slate of events for the Spring 2020 semester, beginning Jan. 23. The full schedule of events is available online at bit.ly/AgainstIndiffSP20.

The spring events include:

* an environmental science lecture on low-cost improvements to measuring air pollutants in Columbus;
* a panel discussion about corporate social responsibility;
* a living history performance of Carrie Chapman Catt's woman's suffrage story; and
* a 4-part series on the Victims of Communism, including a personal story from a North Korean defector, a film screening of The Lives of Others which follows an East German surveillance, lessons learned on the downfall of the Venezuelan democracy from a Venezuelan dissident and a lecture on Havel's Rhetoric of Truth through Communist Czechoslovakia

6 French films to be screened at AU as part of Tournees Film Festival

Ashland University’s Department of Foreign Languages will hold a Tournées Film Festival in January featuring five recent French films and one classic film. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place each evening at 7 on Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education.

The festival, which is presented in collaboration with Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was made possible by a grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange received by Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of foreign languages, who organized the festival. Gray is the only professor in the Midwest to have received this grant six of the last seven years.

Winter Festival Band Concert showcases world premiere, xylophone soloist

The Department of Music at Ashland University will present its annual Winter Festival Band Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugo Young Theatre. It is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Joseph Lewis Jr., the concert will feature the Ashland University Symphonic Band and the Ashland Area Community Concert Band. The concert will offer a program of classic compositions for concert band, along with some holiday favorites.

TubaChristmas Returns to Ashland on Dec. 7

TubaChristmas, a local holiday favorite, returns to Ashland University's Hugo Young Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon. The concert is free and open to the public and area tuba, euphonium and baritone players are invited to perform. Musician registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by rehearsal at 10:20 a.m.

In addition to the volunteer performers, the event also showcases a "Celebrity Tubist", which this year is going to be a surprise guest and will be revealed at the concert by event organizer Dr. Scott Garlock.

Jazz standards, holiday favorites on program for Dec. 5 AU Jazz Concert

The Ashland University Department of Music will present an Ashland University Jazz Concert on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugo Young Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock, the concert will offer pre-concert music from the Lost and Profound jazz combo with Jared Metz on alto saxophone, Ariane Hill on flute, Alex Trotter on vibes, Torin Dunn on guitar, Alex Kwan on piano, Jackson Schultz on bass and Molly Winnard on drums.

Documentary, panel discussion about cultural survival, stolen children slated for Nov. 6 at AU

The film "Dawnland," Emmy Award-winner for outstanding research, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Ashland University's Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference, which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility."

Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the Native American Awareness Committee of the United Methodist Church, the event, which is free and open to the public, also will include a panel discussion immediately following the film's screening with Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson of the Yankton Sioux Tribe; Nancy Udolph, Ashland University associate professor of social work; and Daniel Hawk, Ashland Theological Seminary professor of Old Testament.

Sangre mía / Blood of Mine editors to share message of peace as part of AU Symposium Against Indifference

On Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium, the editors of the anthology Sangre mía / Blood of Mine will share a message of peace in their presentation and reading from their bilingual collection of 53 poets whose verses denounce violence committed against women along the U.S. – Mexico border region of Ciudad Juárez – El Paso, Texas.

The event is presented as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility." Co-sponsored by the Department of Foreign Language, the event is free and open to the public.

OSU’s Roth to speak as part of Ashland University’s Symposium Against Indifference

Randolph Roth, professor of history and sociology at The Ohio State University, will speak about "Inequality and the Quality of Life: A Global View" on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Trustees Room of the Myers Convocation Center. The event is presented as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference, which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility." Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, the event is free and open to the public.

Roth will present his findings on the causes and consequences of inequality, globally and within societies, with special attention to the question of why inequality has risen so rapidly since 1980 in the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia, but not in the rest of the affluent world. The answer bears heavily on the question of liberty versus responsibility.

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