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Ashland University Group Sponsors Public Lecture

Ashland University Group Sponsors Public Lecture

Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society will sponsor a public lecture that will feature Dr. Jakub Grygiel from Johns Hopkins University speaking on “Russia's War in Ukraine: The American Response.” The event will be held Feb. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms on the second floor of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

The event is free and open to the public and food and drinks will be provided. A question-and-answer session will be held following the talk.

History Professor to Give Public Lecture on James Madison and the War of 1812

History Professor to Give Public Lecture on James Madison and the War of 1812

The Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland University will sponsor a public lecture by Dr. Michael Schwarz, assistant professor of history at Ashland University, on Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, which is located on the eighth floor of the Ashland University library.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Unrepaired Wrongs: James Madison and the War of 1812.”

Ashland University Professor Writes Book on Great Depression and Coming of World War II

Ashland University Professor Writes Book on Great Depression and Coming of World War II

Ashland University Professor of History Dr. John Moser has published a book titled “The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II.” The book, published by Paradigm Publishers, demonstrates the ways in which the economic crisis of the late 1920s and early 1930s helped to cause and shape the course of the Second World War.

Moser points to the essential uniformity in the way in which the world’s industrialized and industrializing nations responded to the challenge of the Great Depression.

Cleveland Community Leader Joins Ashbrook Board

Samuel H. Miller, co-chairman emeritus of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. has joined the Board of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.

“I am pleased to join the effort to educate the next generation about what makes America great,” Miller said.

Miller is actively engaged in the Cleveland community and has served on the board of trustees of the following organizations: WVIZ, Jewish National Fund, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, Notre Dame College, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation, and John Carroll University.

Lynne Cheney to Speak at Ashbrook Event

Lynne Cheney to Speak at Ashbrook Event

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University is sponsoring “An Evening with Lynne Cheney,” New York Times best-selling author, who will speak about her newest book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.”

The event, celebrating Constitution Day, will be held on Sept. 15 in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with the lecture and a book signing following.

Ashbrook Center Receives $2.5 Million Seed Grant to Expand Teacher Education Programs

Ashbrook Center Receives $2.5 Million Seed Grant to Expand Teacher Education Programs

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has received a $2.5 million seed grant from the Ariel Corporation to expand its teacher education programs. This gift, given over two years, will enable Ashbrook to address civic illiteracy – the serious national problem created by the failure to educate the next generation about what it means to be an American.

Ashbrook has developed a powerful set of national education programs for American history, government and civics teachers to address this problem. Ranging from online classroom resources to a full Master of Arts degree, Ashbrook programs provide the kind of sustained education necessary to change how American history is taught in classrooms across the country.

Ben Carson to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on August 21

Ben Carson to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on August 21

Dr. Ben Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon and New York Times Best-Selling Author, will be the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 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.

The dinner program will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center. Tickets for this Ashbrook event are $250 per person. A limited number of VIP reception tickets are available for an additional cost. Tables of 10 are available in different price packages and include reception tickets, program recognition and preferred table location.

Ashbrook Center Named an Oasis of Excellence

Ashbrook Center Named an Oasis of Excellence

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has been named one of over 50 Oases of Excellence by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). The Oases of Excellence project recognizes university-based programs that promote the study of American history, government and political theory. The Oases of Excellence project also aims to introduce these outstanding programs to a wider audience.

“These programs are an effective way to change the culture of the academy from the inside,” said ACTA president Anne Neal. “Instead of blindly writing checks, it is time donors target their giving to initiatives that provide students with a broad-based education in foundational texts and ideas.”

Ashland University Honors Top Graduates

Ashland University Honors Co-Valedictorians

Stefanie Thais Oliveira Stoops of Mansfield and Joseph K. Griffith II of Medina were named co-valedictorians at Ashland University’s commencement ceremony held at Jack Miller Stadium on May 10.

Stoops received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Spanish and French and minor in international business. She received summa cum laude honors. Stoops is the daughter of Scott and Denisia Stoops, and was home schooled before attending Ashland University.

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