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AU Professor Receives Meritorious Service Award

Ashland University Professor of Mathematics Dr. Christopher Swanson received the Meritorious Service Award in recognition for his outstanding service to the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Swanson received the award at the Mathematical Association of America's MathFest conference held July 31 to Aug. 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Every five years, the Ohio Section selects one member to receive this Meritorious Service Award.

AU Professor Receives Meritorious Service Award

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on Aug. 10

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on Aug. 10

The third event in Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center’s “Naturalist on Duty” series will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road. This event will feature the topic, “Prairie Flowers and Pollinators.”

The series is being held on one Saturday morning each month through the summer and fall, ending on Oct. 5. All events are free and open to the public and each open-house style event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University to Receive State Funding for Three Projects

Ashland University will receive approximately $3.4 million dollars from the state of Ohio in support of educational programs that address Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s priorities. The funding will support Ashland University’s Center for Addictions, its Correctional Education programming and construction of The Jack Liebert Military & Veterans Resource Center.

In Gov. DeWine’s public inauguration address on Jan. 14, he stated, “Education is the key to equality and to opportunity.” DeWine noted his top priorities include the opioid crisis, protection of children and families, and service to veterans. All three of Ashland University’s proposals aligned with the governor’s vision for the state, and each will serve the region as well as the University. “These are important programs that will provide critical services,” said Senate President Larry Obhof. “I am proud of the work that we did in the Senate to fund these programs right here in the 22nd District.”

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on July 20

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on July 20

The second event in Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center’s “Naturalist on Duty” series will be held Saturday, July 20, at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road. This event will feature the topic, “Dragonflies and Damselflies.”

The series is being held on one Saturday morning each month through the summer and fall, ending on Oct. 5. All events are free and open to the public. Each open-house style event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University to Hold International Arthur Miller Conference This Fall

Ashland University to Hold International Arthur Miller Conference This Fall

Ashland University will hold the 13th Annual International Arthur Miller Conference on the AU campus Oct. 18-20, 2019. The title of the conference is “Arthur Miller and the Question of Relevance.”

The conference will feature staged readings of scenes from Miller’s plays and the Ashland University Department of Theatre will present its production of Miller’s “An Enemy of the People,” which runs Oct. 11-19.

Ashland University Celebrates 10 Years of Collaboration with Tree Planting in Costa Rica

Ashland University Celebrates 10 Years of Collaboration with Tree Planting in Costa Rica

The Ashland University in Costa Rica program celebrated its 10 years of collaboration with the Conversa Language School in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, by holding a small celebration that included the planting of a tree on the school grounds.

“We wanted to hold an event to commemorate this 10 years of collaboration and we decided to plant a tree to honor our long-standing relationship with the Conversa Language School,” said Dr. Barb Schmidt-Rinehart, who is AU professor of foreign languages and directs the “AU in Costa Rica” program.

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host Summer ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host Summer ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University’s Black Fork Wetlands Environmental Studies Center located at 2628 Ashland Road will host its fourth annual “Naturalist on Duty” series. The five events will be held on Saturdays this summer and early fall.

All five events are free and open to the public. The events will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on one Saturday a month from June to October. The events are organized by Dr. Patricia Saunders, AU associate professor of biology and director of the environmental science program, and Merrill Tawse, AU professional instructor of biology.

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

The Ashland Area Chorus, a non-auditioned mixed choir of 40 to 60 participants, invites local singers to join them for the short summer session and to perform with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. The four-week rehearsal schedule begins on June 3 and continues for four consecutive Mondays: June 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Each rehearsal is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts. The session will conclude on Sunday, June 30, with a live performance of light, popular and patriotic tunes with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra for the Pops In the Park concert at Brookside Park Band Shell.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Exhibition Awards

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Exhibition Awards

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University has announced its awards for the regional juried exhibition featuring 20 members of the Ashland Community Art League. The juror for the exhibition was gallerist and artist Marsha Gray Carrington from Sandusky, Ohio.

An opening reception was held on Friday, May 17, with $450 in awards being announced, including Best in Show for Marty Bossler Lee’s acrylic painting titled “Remnants of Night”; first place for MP Marion’s handmade paper landscape titled “Trackless Crossings”; second place for Peggy Stover’s watercolor titled “Three Amigos”; and five juror honorable mentions to Irene Maginniss for her fused glass “Landscape Sampler,” Betz Richards for her colored pencil “Horses of Monatana,” Pat Edwards for her watercolor “Red Onion,” Susan Shafer for her acrylic on limestone clay “Offshore in Winter,” and Barbara Morejon for her felted wool “Captured Moment.”

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