News Releases

Spon will be AU’s McKnight Life Calling Lecture Series speaker

Retired Richland County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Spon will be the next speaker in Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics McKnight Life Calling Lecture Series on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.

Spon’s presentation, “A Life Worth Living”, is free and open to the public and will take place in Room 115 of the Dauch College on the AU campus.

Festival of Lights holiday service set for Dec. 8

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will officially begin its observance of the holiday season with the 29th annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 8 in Ashland University’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel, located at the intersection of King Road and College Avenue.

The 7 p.m. candlelight service, which is free and open to the public, symbolizes Christ coming into the world. The story is communicated in verse and song. It will include Scripture readings by Rob and Kim Pool, traditional carols, and seasonal choral music by the Ashland University Choir and Women’s Chorus and the Ashland Area Chorus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Seminary invites community to Christmas Chapel service

12/02/2019 ASHLAND, Ohio -- The Ashland community is invited to join the Ashland Theological Seminary for its annual Community Christmas Chapel. The event, titled "Prepare the Way: A Christmas Celebration in Story and Song",  will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 11:15 a.m. – noon in the seminary's Ronk Memorial Chapel on the seminary campus at 910 Center St.

A cookie reception will follow the service.

Winter Festival Band Concert showcases world premiere, xylophone soloist

The Department of Music at Ashland University will present its annual Winter Festival Band Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugo Young Theatre. It is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Joseph Lewis Jr., the concert will feature the Ashland University Symphonic Band and the Ashland Area Community Concert Band. The concert will offer a program of classic compositions for concert band, along with some holiday favorites.

TubaChristmas Returns to Ashland on Dec. 7

TubaChristmas, a local holiday favorite, returns to Ashland University's Hugo Young Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon. The concert is free and open to the public and area tuba, euphonium and baritone players are invited to perform. Musician registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by rehearsal at 10:20 a.m.

In addition to the volunteer performers, the event also showcases a "Celebrity Tubist", which this year is going to be a surprise guest and will be revealed at the concert by event organizer Dr. Scott Garlock.

Celebrate GivingTuesday with a gift to one of AU's colleges

Started just seven years ago as a simple idea – a day that celebrates people doing good – GivingTuesday has grown into a worldwide effort to encourage people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

At Ashland University, we are asking that alumni and supporters consider making a gift to one of AU’s colleges on GivingTuesday (Tuesday, Dec. 3 ) to help us continue the work of teaching students how to think, not what to think.

Jazz standards, holiday favorites on program for Dec. 5 AU Jazz Concert

The Ashland University Department of Music will present an Ashland University Jazz Concert on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugo Young Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock, the concert will offer pre-concert music from the Lost and Profound jazz combo with Jared Metz on alto saxophone, Ariane Hill on flute, Alex Trotter on vibes, Torin Dunn on guitar, Alex Kwan on piano, Jackson Schultz on bass and Molly Winnard on drums.

Ashland University named a Healthy Worksite Silver Level Award winner

Ashland University has been named a 2019 Healthy Worksite Silver Level Award winner by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio. The University will be one of the 111 Ohio employers to be honored during the 16th annual Healthy Worksite Awards presentation in January.

The Healthy Worksite Award recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Applicants are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.

Six AU online degree programs get national rankings from

Six of Ashland University’s online degree programs have been ranked among the nation’s best by, a student-focused comprehensive research guide, compiled its rankings based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities. Each program was evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.