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Symposium Kicks Off with ‘Spirited Discussion of Alcohol’

Symposium Kicks Off with ‘Spirited Discussion of Alcohol’

Organized by the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences, the biennial Symposium Against Indifference begins the 2019-2020 theme of “Liberty and Responsibility” with a multi-faceted event titled "Demon Rum: A Spirited Discussion of Alcohol."

Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Alumni Room of the Myers Convocation Center, the free, public event, which is organized in partnership with the Student Life and Fraternity and Sorority Life offices, will reflect on the ratification and appeal of the 18th Amendment prohibiting liquor in the United States as well as exploring lessons this episode holds for us today.

AU History Professor Featured for His Teaching Techniques

AU Professor Featured for his Teaching Techniques

AU Professor of History Dr. John Moser was featured in an article written by Richland Source City Editor Carl Hunnell and posted on the Richland/Ashland Source websites. The article talks about how Dr. Moser uses role-playing games found in the Reacting to the Past series to help students experience first-hand significant moments in world history. The article noted that the games take the teaching of history far from the days of dry lectures and required rote memorization of facts and dates.

CE’s Available for Nurses in Compassion & Healing Through Creative Media Program

CE’s Available for Nurses in Compassion & Healing Through Creative Media Program

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Ashland University's Coburn Gallery and College of Nursing and Health Sciences in cooperation with the Rho Nu-at-Large Fall Scholarly Meeting will provide opportunities to view and discuss the concepts of compassion and healing through a variety of creative media while offering continuing education (CE) credits for nurses. The events are also open to the public.

The opening reception for the juried art exhibition titled Compassion: The ART of Healing gallery exhibition will open at 4:30 p.m. with a scholarly poster session starting at 5:30 p.m. (1.5 CEs). At 7 p.m., Jeanne Bryner, RN, BA, CEN (rtd) will offer a presentation on her book Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nurisng School in Poetry and Prose (1.5 CEs). Her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

44th Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 23

44th Annual Madrigal Feaste Tickets on Sale Sept. 23

Tickets for the 44th Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, September 23, at 12 p.m. Patrons are reminded that this is a very popular event and the box office will be incredibly busy. For immediate service, the box office recommends that patrons order online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply for online orders).

Patrons can also come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street or call the box office at 419.289.5125. Discounted tickets for children 12 and under can only be purchased directly through the box office and not online.

AU Senior Presents Research in Finland Over Break

AU Senior Presents Research in Finland Over Break

Ashland University senior and Grove City, Ohio, resident Abigail Dingus was given the opportunity to present a poster on her research at the meeting of the Society of Environmental Science and Chemistry (SETAC) in Helsinki, Finland, over this past summer.

As a double major in biology and biochemistry at Ashland University, Dingus took advantage of the opportunities in her department and was given an experience of a lifetime. Dingus is a 2016 graduate of Morrison Academy. She has always excelled in science and mathematics. While in high school, she began to notice that all of her favorite classes were in the sciences and ultimately, discovered her passion for biology and biochemistry.

2019-2020 AU Theatre Season Focuses on ‘Stories of Courage’

Throughout people’s life experiences they rely on courage to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. The 2019-2020 AU Theatre season will tell three courageous stories in different styles (drama, comedy, musical) and set in varying time periods and places. Although they differ from each other in many ways, the stories and messages are timeless and universal including:

-- Arthur Miller’s dramatic adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People”
-- The storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs in the musical “Mamma Mia!”
-- The female version of Neil Simon's hilarious comic classic, “The Odd Couple”

2019-2020 AU Theatre Season Focuses on ‘Stories of Courage’

Ashland Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Sept. 10

Ashland Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Sep. 10

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) begins its 27th season with its weekly rehearsals on Tuesday, Sep. 10, from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Center for the Arts' Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

Under the co-direction of Ashland University Director of Bands Joseph Lewis Jr. and Dave Wolbert, AACCB is for those that loved playing in band in high school or college and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this fall include a performance at the University with the Ashland University Symphonic Band on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

2019-2020 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music concerts and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions.

Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide that includes events from Aug. 26 to May 3.

2019-2020 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

Liberty & Responsibility Is Focus of AU Symposium

The 10th Biennial College of Arts & Sciences Symposium Against Indifference will kick off its events on Sept. 18 focusing on the theme of “Liberty & Responsibility.” The fall schedule of events is available online at bit.ly/AgainstIndiffFA19.

The fall events include a “spirited discussion” on alcohol complete with mocktails, two film screenings (Paris to Pittsburgh, Dawnland), a live theatre production of An Enemy of the People with a follow-up panel discussion, poetry readings, and presentations on inequality and violence against women.

Liberty & Responsibility Is Focus of AU Symposium

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