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AU to Hold 2019 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium on April 9

AU to Hold 2019 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium on April 9

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the 10th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium that will feature 55 performances, presentations and exhibitions given by 66 students and alumni representing 14 programs of the College of Arts and Sciences. The April 9 symposium is free and open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will provide the welcome and opening remarks. She explains that the symposium follows the format of a professional conference with students presenting original research, performing musical selections, reading original creative writing and exhibiting artwork. Weber said, “CAS undergraduate students continue to make original intellectual and creative contributions to their disciplines early in their careers. We are delighted to share with the public and campus community highlights of the outstanding work being conducted by our students in departments across the fine and performing arts, humanities, natural science and social science disciplines.”

AU Percussion Studio Performs on April Fool's Day

AU Percussion Studio Performs on April Fool's Day

Under the direction of Elizabeth Procopio, the Ashland University Percussion Studio will perform a concert of a variety of works featuring different styles and instrumentation on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Comprised of music education majors, minors and non-majors, the ensemble’s students frequently perform with the University Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Orchestra, Ashland Area Community Concert Band and many jazz combos in the department.

Ashland University Professor Publishes Second Book in Science and Religion Series

Dr. Nigel Brush, professor of geology at Ashland University, has recently published the second book in his science and religion series. This book, The Limitations of Theological Truth: Why Christians have the Same Bible but Different Theologies, examines the reasons why theologians often make mistakes in their interpretations of Scripture, especially passages dealing with the natural world.

It was written as a sequel to his earlier book, The Limitations of Scientific Truth: Why Science Can’t Answer Life’s Ultimate Questions. Both books are available on Amazon.com.

Ashland University Professor Publishes Second Book in Science and Religion Series

Sherlock Holmes’ Mystery Closes AU Theatre Season

Ashland University Department of Theatre closes its 2018-2019 season with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes' Mystery. Directed by guest director Rachael Endrizzi, Baskerville will run for only one week on April 3-6 at 7:30 p.m., and April 7 at 2 p.m. in the intimate Studio Theatre. Due to the theatre's limited seating capacity, patrons are encouraged to secure their tickets as soon as possible.

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyles’ most famous Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, the story has been transitioned to a fast-paced, madcap comedy by Tony-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. The murderously funny adventure follows Sherlock Holmes and Watson as they try to find the Baskerville male heirs’ ingenious killer. The investigative duo must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

Sherlock Holmes’ Mystery Closes AU Theatre Season

Ashland, Wooster and Mansfield Area Residents Compete at Mohican District Science Day at Ashland University

Ashland, Wooster and Mansfield Area Residents Compete at Mohican District Science Day at Ashland University

Many area residents were among the 233 students from 32 area schools plus homeschoolers competing March 23 at Ashland University for the 59th annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event was held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

For school awards, Northwestern High School had the most superiors (9) and also the highest percentage (82 percent) of superiors for the high school division.

Ashland University Art and Design Department Offers Free Campus Studio Experience

The Ashland University Art and Design Department is offering a free college campus studio experience on Saturday, May 11, for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art. The event is being held in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch and art materials provided.

The art studio area experiences will include sculpture, printmaking and illustration, digital art and graphic design painting, ceramics and figure drawing. Students may attend two workshops based on their interests and availability. This event highlights the Art and Design program, where students can learn from experienced college instructors who also are working artists; meet other students with a serious interest in art; learn or finesse existing skills; investigate a new medium or area; experience a classroom studio work environment; and learn about what art and design students do after graduation.

Ashland University Art and Design Department Offers Free Campus Studio Experience

Reed to Perform Concert of Classics and Jazz on March 31

The Department of Music at Ashland University will hold a concert of classical and jazz music featuring by Dr. Thomas Reed on Sunday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building).

For his 34th consecutive annual faculty concert at Ashland University, Dr. Reed will perform on clarinet and saxophone with pianists Susan Gregg and Lanny Gooding; Erin Helgeson Torres on flute; Scott Garlock, trombone; Paul Martin, bass; and Steve Berry, drums.

Reed to Perform Concert of Classics and Jazz on March 31

Ashland University Online Master’s Program Receives Top National Ranking

Ashland University’s Master of Arts with a specialization in teaching American History and Government has been recognized as the 14th best program in the country by OnlineMasters.com in its ranking of Top Master’s in Social Studies Programs for 2019.

The AU Master of Arts program, taught through AU’s College of Arts and Sciences, was also the fifth ranked private university program in the country, behind programs at New York University, University of Rochester, Boston University and Drexel University.

Ashland University Online Master’s Program Receives Top National Ranking

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 12

The former Governor of Louisiana and 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. Jindal will speak on the topic, “On Civic Education.”

Hosted by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Ed Rollins, Colin Powell and John Boehner.

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 12

Ashland Poetry Press to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Ashland Poetry Press to Celebrate 50th Anniversary On Campus

The Ashland Poetry Press at Ashland University is celebrating its 50th year of publication this year. The Ashland Poetry Press was founded in 1969 by Richard Snyder and Robert McGovern and since then it has published more than 100 volumes of poetry and books about poetry, including the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize, the McGovern New and Selected Series and the new Translation Series.

To celebrate this milestone of 50 years, Ashland Poetry Press will hold a 50th anniversary reception on Monday, April 8, following a poetry reading by Mark Jarman. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall of the Schar College of Education.

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