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Ashland University Student and Chillicothe Resident Receives National Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship

Ashland University Student and Chillicothe Resident Receives National Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship

Ashland University senior Elizabeth Grim of Chillicothe, Ohio, was awarded the Dr. Anthony S. Corbiere Scholarship in the sum of $2,500 from the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society.

“Elizabeth’s scholarship is the largest scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota that an AU student has received,” said Dr. Jennifer Rathbun, professor of Spanish at Ashland University. “As this is a national scholarship, Elizabeth's receipt of the scholarship is indeed an honor and it truly is a testament to the vigor of the Spanish program at AU as well.”

Coburn Gallery at Ashland University Sets Art Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a regional juried exhibition featuring 48 works created by the members of the Ashland Community Arts League. The works on view will range from painting, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, printmaking, glass, drawing and mixed media.

The Ashland Community Arts League juried exhibition opens on Friday, May 17, with a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and runs through June 16. The event is free and open to the public.

Coburn Gallery at Ashland University Sets Art Exhibition

Ashland University Named Second Best Online College in Ohio for 2019

Ashland University has been ranked as the second best online college in Ohio by EDsmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings.

EDsmart.org’s 2019 edition of the Best Online Colleges in Ohio ranked the top 10 accredited online programs based on four data points in three categories: affordability (financial aid and net price), student satisfaction (retention rate) and student outcome (four-year graduation rate).

Ashland University Named Second Best Online College in Ohio for 2019

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sends Out Call for Artists

The Coburn Gallery of Ashland University will host an Ashland Community Arts League (AshCAL) membership exhibition May 17 through June 16, 2019. The exhibition is juried and open to all artists who are current members of AshCAL. Marsha Gray Carrington will serve as the juror of the exhibition.

Newly joining members must provide contact information and pay annual membership dues ($35) at the time of entry. The entry fee is $25 for up to four entries. Works in any media, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original to the entering artist and not completed under instruction or as part of a class or workshop.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sends Out Call for Artists

Ashland University Students Participate in Pay It Forward Campaign

Ashland University Students Participate in Pay It Forward Campaign

Ashland University students from the Occupational Life Calling class and Public Relations courses participated in the Ohio Campus Compact Pay It Forward Campaign during the spring semester 2019.

The Ashland University students in these two courses volunteered more than 250 hours with six local non-profit agencies or organizations -- The Ashland Pregnancy Care Center, Ashland County Fairgrounds, Park Street Brethren Church, No Pawz Left Behind, RePlay for Kids and the Salvation Army Kroc Center -- while also conducting research, completing in-depth case studies and then advocating for grant funding.

Ashland Native Wins Top Ashland University Art and Design Award

Ashland Native Wins Top Ashland University Art and Design Award

The 2019 Senior Art and Design Exhibition awards were presented by Daniel McDonald, chair of the Ashland University Art and Design department, on April 23 at the Coburn Art Gallery opening reception and Ashland native Kiana Ziegler was selected as the Senior Exhibition Art Award recipient by the AU art and design department faculty.

Kiana Ziegler will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a painting concentration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art, with a graphic design concentration. Ziegler is the youngest child of Alma and Charles Ziegler of Ashland. She grew up in Ashland, graduating from Ashland High School in 2015.

Final AU Choral Concert This Sunday

Final AU Choral Concert This Sunday

The Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus present their final choral concert of the 2018-2019 academic year on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. From Mozart to the Beatles and Pentatonix, the concert program celebrates the coming of spring and offers a preview of the University Choir’s upcoming tour to Chicago. 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 in a performance of Benjamin Britten's Time from “Choral Dance from Gloriana,” along with the Kenyan folk song Wana Baraka, Mendelssohn's The Hundredth Psalm and Jack Halloran's arrangement of Witness.

AU’s Spring Band Concert Takes a Musical Journey at Home and Abroad

AU’s Spring Band Concert Takes a Musical Journey at Home and Abroad

Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2018-2019 academic year on Sunday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. Admission to the concert is free and open to all.

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Symphonic Band directed by Joseph Lewis Jr., will perform a program themed "At Home and Abroad" as it features compositions from various cultures from American marches and a southern hymn to English and Korean folk songs as well as a fiesta. The event also will recognize the senior AU Band members for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Second Senior Art and Design Student Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Second Senior Art and Design Student Exhibition

Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art and Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors at Ashland University. The second group of graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design will show their artwork on Tuesday, April 23, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus.

In addition, the senior art awards will be announced at 5 p.m. at the April 23 reception. This year’s exhibitions, which will run through May 4, include graphic design, illustration, digital art, painting and ceramics.

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