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Ashbrook Center to Celebrate Constitution Day with Lloyd Lecture

Ashbrook Center to Celebrate Constitution Day with Lloyd Lecture

Dr. Gordon Lloyd, professor emeritus at Pepperdine University and senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, will speak on the topic of “Madison's Republic” at the Ashbrook Center’s 17th Annual Robert E. Henderson Constitution Day Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Ashbrook Center.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, which is located in the AU Library on campus. For more information, contact Jennifer Nixon at 419-207-6094 or jnixon@ashbrook.org.

Ashland University President to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon on Sept. 9

Ashland University President to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon on Sept. 9

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Sept. 9 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Campo will speak on the topic of “The 'Business' of Higher Education: The Impact of a Profit-First Mentality in the Halls of Learning.” 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 Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or email jnixon@ashbrook.org or order online at www.ashbrook.org.

Ashbrook Center to Host an Evening to Celebrate Peter Schramm

Ashbrook Center to host an evening to celebrate Peter Schramm

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University is hosting an evening to honor Dr. Peter Schramm on Monday, July 6, at the Hugo Young Theatre on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The occasion will be the re-dedication of the Ashbrook Center’s Library, which the Ashbrook Board is naming in Dr. Schramm's honor. Bill Kristol from The Weekly Standard, Jonah Goldberg from National Review, and Larry Arnn from Hillsdale College will be among the speakers who will help the Center honor Dr. Schramm for all he has done for his friends and students, for Ashbrook, and the cause of American freedom.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University Groups to Sponsor Debate on Torture

Ashland University Groups to Sponsor Debate on Torture

Three groups on the Ashland University campus -- The Alexander Hamilton Society, the Political Science Department and the Philosophy Club – are sponsoring a debate on the topic of “Is Torture Wrong?”

The event, which will feature Elbridge Colby from the Center for a New American Security, will be held April 21 at noon in the Conference Rooms of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center. Food and drinks will be provided at the event.

Ashbrook Center Colloquia Scheduled in April

Ashbrook Center Colloquia Scheduled in April

The Ashbook Center will hold two colloquia during April that are free and open to the public. Both will be held in the Ashbrook Center located on the top floor of the AU Library.

On April 17 at 3 p.m., Don Devine, senior scholar at The Fund for American Studies in Washington, D.C., will speak on “Ronald Reagan’s Constitutional Solution,” while on April 24 at 3 p.m., Lucas Morel, Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics and head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University, will speak on, “Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Speak at 30th Annual Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 30

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Speak at 30th Annual Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 30

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be the keynote speaker at the 30th Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Ashland University. Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell and John Boehner.

Ohio Senate President to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon/Lecture on April 9

Ohio Senate President to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon/Lecture on April 9

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, currently serving his second term as president of the Senate, will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on April 9 at noon in Myers Convocation Center 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 Lisa Ormiston at (419) 289-5411 or lormiston@ashbrook.org or order online at www.ashbrook.org.

Ashland University Professor Publishes Book on Conquerors

Ashland University Professor Publishes Book on Conquerors

Dr. Justin D. Lyons, associate professor of history and political science at Ashland University, has published a book titled “Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés: Ambiguous Legacies of Leadership.”

The book, published this year by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., is a biographical pairing of two of the greatest conquerors in human history, drawing its inspiration from Plutarch’s “Parallel Lives.”

George Washington Topic of Ashbrook Luncheon Lecture

George Washington Topic of Ashbrook Luncheon Lecture

Dr. Douglas Bradburn, founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on March 18 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. Bradburn will speak on “The Power of Character: George Washington and the Art of Leadership.”

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 Lisa Ormiston at (419) 289-5411 or lormiston@ashbrook.org or order online at www.ashbrook.org.

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