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Ashland University’s Coburn Art Gallery to Hold Summer Art Camp

Ashland University’s Coburn Art Gallery to Hold Summer Art Camp

Ashland University’s Coburn Art Gallery will hold a Summer Art Camp that will offer an intensive and creative one-week session on June 17-21 on the Ashland University campus.

Students from ages 8 to 13 will learn how to use many art media and experience activities including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. They will develop a cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they explore different art forms as well as developing their own talent for self-expression.

AU Student Senate Members Visit Ohio Statehouse

AU Student Senate Members Visit Ohio Statehouse

Six Ashland University Student Senate members visited the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on April 3 as part of Independent College Day 2019. Sponsored by the Association of Independent College and Universities of Ohio (AICUO), AU participants were joined by 25 private institutions and 125 students as they met with members of the Ohio House and Senate. The AU senators discussed local and state issues impacting higher education, state labor shortages and the biennial budget.

The AU students also met with AU alumnus, current Master of American History & Government student and State Rep. Joe Miller (District 56).

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Talk on North Korea

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Talk on North Korea

Dr. Merose Hwang, associate professor of History and coordinator for the Asian Studies Minor and Peace Corps Prep Program at Hiram College, will discuss the Korean peace process in her talk “Understanding North Korea through its Modern History” on April 4 at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, is free and open to the public.

According to Hwang, Americans have a responsibility to try to understand how the United States is historically connected to North Korea through the history of U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. Hwang hopes that this presentation will help Americans exercise their responsible role as global citizens by considering three watershed moments from the North Korean perspective: the Sino-Japanese War (1894), Japanese colonialism (1910), and the Korean War (1948).

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Senior Art and Design Student Exhibition

 Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts 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.

Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design, the 2019 Senior Art and Design Exhibitions will open on Thursday, April 4, and Tuesday, April 23, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on each respective date in the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. The senior art awards will be announced at 5 p.m. at the April 23 reception.

Ashland University Religion Department Hosts April 5 Lecture

Dr. Caryn Reeder, associate professor of New Testament Religious Studies at Westmont College, will present a lecture titled “Women and War in the Biblical Worlds” on Friday, April 5, at noon in room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is hosted by the Ashland University Department of Religion, is free and open to the public.

Reeder received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and is the author of “Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke” and “The Enemy in the Household: Family Violence in Deuteronomy and Beyond.” At Westmont College, she is also co-coordinator of the Gender Studies Program and chair of the Department of Religious Studies.

Ashland University Religion Department Hosts April 5 Lecture

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.

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