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Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery hosts “COMPASSION: The Art of Healing” exhibition

The national juried exhibition, "COMPASSION: The Art of Healing" will have its opening reception Tuesday, Oct. 22, at The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University.

The theme of the exhibition, which will be on display at the gallery from Oct. 11 through Nov. 13, focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts. Health care professionals and caregivers have played an integral part in the healing process throughout history and this exhibition hopes to highlight these contributions, as well as the process of patient restoration and wellness.

The opening reception will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. and will coincide with the Ashland University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, in cooperation with the Rho Nu-at-Large, Fall Scholarly Meeting in the Hugo Young Theatre.

AU book discussion topic is The American Dream in Crisis

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will host a book discussion of Robert D. Putman’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, 401 College Ave.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include thoughts from Nancy Udolph, professor of Social Work, and Dorothy Stratton, retired professor of Social Work and ACN Steering Committee member.

Copies of the book are available in the campus bookstore, online at Amazon or through the local library.

Ohio Lieutenant Governor to speak at Ashbrook luncheon on Oct. 22

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted will speak on “Remembering What Made America Great” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at noon in Myers Convocation Center, 638 Jefferson St., on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this luncheon/lecture event are $20 per person or a table of eight for $160. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at (419) 289-5411 or email or order online at

Jazz at the Nest returns Oct. 15

Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, Professor of Music, the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra will present a free public concert Tuesday, Oct.15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Eagles Nest at the Hawkins-Conard Student Center, 1010 King Road.

Audience members are welcome to grab a snack, enjoy a beverage and relax to the live music in the venue’s relaxed, club-like atmosphere.

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.

OSU’s Roth to speak as part of Ashland University’s Symposium Against Indifference

Randolph Roth, professor of history and sociology at The Ohio State University, will speak about "Inequality and the Quality of Life: A Global View" on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Trustees Room of the Myers Convocation Center. The event is presented 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, the event is free and open to the public.

Roth will present his findings on the causes and consequences of inequality, globally and within societies, with special attention to the question of why inequality has risen so rapidly since 1980 in the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia, but not in the rest of the affluent world. The answer bears heavily on the question of liberty versus responsibility.

Fact or Fake News: AU hosts panel discussion relating recent events to Arthur Miller's drama

On Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. on the set of Ashland University Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's An Enemy of the People in Hugo Young Theatre, AU faculty representing the disciplines of journalism, history, business and chemistry will join the show's director to relate recent headlines and world events to the timelessness of the play. The panel discussion at the theater, located at 331 College Ave., is free and open to the public and is presented as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility."

An Enemy of the People was originally written in 1882 by Henrik Ibsen, then adapted in 1950 by Arthur Miller, and produced by AU Theatre in 1980 and now 2019. Every version of the script and show present audiences with “moral conundrums” of the specified time period.

Ashland University Theatre opens season with “An Enemy of the People"

Ashland University Theatre opens its 2019-20 “Season of Courage” with Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People on Oct. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre.

Directed by Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, Associate Professor of Theatre, the show is being produced in conjunction with The Arthur Miller Society's 13th International Conference, which is being held at Ashland University Oct. 18-20.

Eye Care tech inventor Bailey to speak at Ashland U. “Lab to Marketplace” seminar

Eye care technology inventor Dr. Melissa Bailey will speak on the topic, “Vision for the Future”, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall at the Schar College of Education at Ashland University.

The talk is the third annual presentation of the “Lab to Marketplace” seminars sponsored by the Science Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The seminars are designed to bring speakers to the AU campus who are engaged in research that uses scientific knowledge to develop new technologies and other applications.

Ashland U. slates 2019 Homecoming, Family Day activities

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University alumni and students will celebrate the 141st anniversary of Ashland College/University as it renews the annual tradition of Homecoming and Family Day with a week full of activities slated to begin Oct. 6.

Highlights of the event include the Pizza Pizza Pizza Fan Fest prior to Saturday’s football game between the Ashland Eagles and Davenport University Panthers, the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the game, the All-Alumni Party and the new Celebration of Every Individual event.


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