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AU 2019-20 Environmental Lecture Series to focus on ‘Environmental Laws in Ohio’

The director of the National Center for Water Quality Research will open the 2019-20 Environmental Lecture Series at Ashland University on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall of the Schar College of Education, 340 Samaritan Ave.

Dr. Laura Johnson’s presentation, "The effects of phosphorus management in the Lake Erie watershed from 1969 to today," is free and open to the public.

Ashland University honors Norrises for their role in Black Fork Wetlands development

Laverne Norris choked up a little as he recalled the wonderful times he spent with his wife of 70 years, enjoying watching all manner of animals – from deer to bald eagles – venture into their backyard from the wetland area they owned just beyond the lawn

“We’ve had some good years out here,” said Norris, who lives on Bowen Road in Mifflin Township, just a stone’s throw from the Richland-Ashland county line.

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series to Hold Final Event on Oct. 5

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series to Hold Final Event on Oct. 5

The final event in Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center’s “Naturalist on Duty” series for this year will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2636 Ashland Road. This event will feature the topic, “Fall Insects.”

All events are free and open to the public and each open-house style event is held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

AU Senior Presents Research in Finland Over Break

AU Senior Presents Research in Finland Over Break

Ashland University senior and Grove City, Ohio, resident Abigail Dingus was given the opportunity to present a poster on her research at the meeting of the Society of Environmental Science and Chemistry (SETAC) in Helsinki, Finland, over this past summer.

As a double major in biology and biochemistry at Ashland University, Dingus took advantage of the opportunities in her department and was given an experience of a lifetime. Dingus is a 2016 graduate of Morrison Academy. She has always excelled in science and mathematics. While in high school, she began to notice that all of her favorite classes were in the sciences and ultimately, discovered her passion for biology and biochemistry.

Liberty & Responsibility Is Focus of AU Symposium

The 10th Biennial College of Arts & Sciences Symposium Against Indifference will kick off its events on Sept. 18 focusing on the theme of “Liberty & Responsibility.” The fall schedule of events is available online at bit.ly/AgainstIndiffFA19.

The fall events include a “spirited discussion” on alcohol complete with mocktails, two film screenings (Paris to Pittsburgh, Dawnland), a live theatre production of An Enemy of the People with a follow-up panel discussion, poetry readings, and presentations on inequality and violence against women.

Liberty & Responsibility Is Focus of AU Symposium

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on Sept. 7

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Events to Continue on Sept. 7

The fourth event in Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center’s “Naturalist on Duty” series will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road. This event will feature the topic, “Birds and Birds Banding.”

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’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’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 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.

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