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AU History Professor Featured for His Teaching Techniques

AU Professor Featured for his Teaching Techniques

AU Professor of History Dr. John Moser was featured in an article written by Richland Source City Editor Carl Hunnell and posted on the Richland/Ashland Source websites. The article talks about how Dr. Moser uses role-playing games found in the Reacting to the Past series to help students experience first-hand significant moments in world history. The article noted that the games take the teaching of history far from the days of dry lectures and required rote memorization of facts and dates.

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

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Speak at Ashbrook Center Constitution Day Luncheon

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Speak at Ashbrook Center Constitution Day Luncheon

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick F. Fischer will provide a Constitution Day lecture on the topic “Close Encounters of a Judicial Kind: The Sometimes Alien World of State Judges and State Constitutional Law.” The Ashbrook Center event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ashbrook.org/event/constitution-day-mils-luncheon or contact Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.

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).

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.”

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 12

The former Governor of Louisiana and 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. Jindal will speak on the topic, “On Civic Education.”

Hosted by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Ed Rollins, Colin Powell and John Boehner.

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 12

Washington Post Journalist to Speak at Ashbrook Center Major Issues Lecture Series Luncheon

Washington Post Journalist to Speak at Ashbrook Center Major Issues Lecture Series Luncheon

Robert Samuelson, a journalist who writes a twice weekly syndicated column on business and economics issues for The Washington Post, will speak on the topic of “Spoils Society” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 12, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty and administrators were honored during the University’s 33rd annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Feb. 1. The program recognizes faculty whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student, were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Awards were presented to the late Roger Beckett, awarded posthumously to his wife Danielle and daughter Sydney; Dr. Patrick Maloney, deputy director of the Ashbrook Program; Dr. James Chapple, professional instructor for field experience and internship placement coordinator and faculty mentor; Dr. Dennis Gruber, chair of Health Sciences Department and clinical assistant professor; Dr. Jackie Owens, associate professor of nursing, director of the RN to BSN track and chair of the CONHS curriculum committee; Dr. Juanita Reese Kline, chair of the nursing department, director of the traditional nursing program and associate professor of nursing; Jill Solis, adjunct clinical education instructor; and Sadie Zegarac, assistant director of Christian Ministry.

Financial Oversight Council Member to Speak at Ashbrook Center Lecture Series Luncheon

Thomas E. Workman, a member of the United States Financial Stability Oversight Council, will speak on the topic of “Financial Stability Oversight Council: What it is and How it Works” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.

Financial Oversight Council Member to Speak at Ashbrook Center Major Issues Lecture Series Luncheon

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Cyber Warfare’

Dr. James Jay Carafano, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, will speak on the topic of “Defense and Technology: What the Future of Cyber Warfare Holds for Us” at a colloquium on Friday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5411 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Cyber Warfare’

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