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PANdemonium4 to play concert at Ashland University Nov. 8

The Ashland University Department of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring the Ohio-based flute quartet PANdemonium4 on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts, 401 College Ave.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will feature contemporary pieces by composers from across the U.S. as well as France and will include an arrangement of Enter Sandman from the heavy metal band Metallica.

Several Ohio artists honored for COMPASSION exhibition works at AU’s Coburn Gallery

Several Ohio artists were honored earlier this week for their work in COMPASSION – The Art of Healing exhibition at The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University.

Cleveland artist Mandem was awarded Best in Show for the oil painting series titled “Medical Trials of the Saints”, while honorable mentions went to Jennifer Lee of Bay Village for her ceramic and found object sculpture “Mind and Soul”, Alex Paat of Galloway for the acrylic and chalk on panel “ Reunion”, and Jill White of Mansfield for her “First Touch of Loss” photograph (sponsored by Rho Nu-at-Large from Ashland University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University).

Documentary, panel discussion about cultural survival, stolen children slated for Nov. 6 at AU

The film "Dawnland," Emmy Award-winner for outstanding research, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Ashland University's Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference, which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility."

Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the Native American Awareness Committee of the United Methodist Church, the event, which is free and open to the public, also will include a panel discussion immediately following the film's screening with Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson of the Yankton Sioux Tribe; Nancy Udolph, Ashland University associate professor of social work; and Daniel Hawk, Ashland Theological Seminary professor of Old Testament.

Dan McClain to deliver 2019 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology

Scholar, educator and minister Dan McClain will deliver the 2019 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.

McClain's lecture, “Beyond the Wardrobe: Using the Imagination to Form the Spiritual Lives of Children”, will draw on his research in the areas of youth work, children's literature and theology. He will speak in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, 400 College Ave.

Ashland University’s online MBA – entrepreneurship specialty ranked No. 7 by Master’s Program Guide

Ashland University’s online Master of Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship Specialty has been ranked as one of the nation’s Best Online Master’s Programs in Entrepreneurship by Master’s Program Guide.

AU was No. 7 on the list, which took into consideration the resulting earnings potential to be derived as a result of the completion of the program, as well as its affordability and student satisfaction and the school’s selectivity. Ashland was one of only two Ohio universities to appear in the guide’s top 20.

Smart Business Network’s Koury to speak at AU’s Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business series

Smart Business Network co-founder Fred Koury will be the featured speaker at The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, 638 Jefferson St.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public, with lunch served at noon. Parking is available in University lots E and J. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Nov. 8 to

AU, NCSC sign multiple articulation agreements

Ashland University undergraduate Allyson Vinson can attest to the success of articulation agreements between AU and North Central State College, where she began her higher education journey.

The criminal justice major started taking NCSC courses through the College Credit Plus program while still a student at Clear Fork High School in Bellville. She had amassed 53 credit hours before ever setting foot on the Ashland campus, where she is in her first year but already has sophomore standing.

Three vocal ensembles join together for fall choral concert Oct. 27 at Ashland University

The Ashland University Choir, Women's Chorus and the Ashland Area Chorus will present a fall choral concert with an eclectic program centered around the theme of hope, happiness and security, including Handel's "Sing unto God," Duruflé’s Requiem, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and much more. The concert will be held on Sunday, October 27 at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, will conduct the University Choir with accompaniment by Dr. Timothy Guenther. Their portion of the program will include “San’bonani,” a traditional IsiZulu welcome song arranged by Michael Barrett; the festive music of Lloyd Pfautsch and the joyful poetry of Joseph Addison together in the choral fanfare “Consecrate the Place and Day;” and “Behold, How Good” by Michael John Trotta.

'You came to save a life': 273 take advantage of hands-only CPR training

There was no way, Ashland University mens’ basketball coach John Ellenwood said, he could have known what was about to happen Nick Bapst that day two years ago during a scrimmage at the University of Findlay.

Bapst, then a junior and a projected starter for the Eagles, was in great shape, better than most, Ellenwood told a crowd of students, staff and community members gathered Wednesday morning in the University’s Recreation Center. “There was no way the healthiest guy you’ve ever coached could go into cardiac arrest,” he said.