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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.”

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

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