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Dan McClain to deliver 2019 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology

Scholar, educator and minister Dan McClain will deliver the 2019 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.

McClain's lecture, “Beyond the Wardrobe: Using the Imagination to Form the Spiritual Lives of Children”, will draw on his research in the areas of youth work, children's literature and theology. He will speak in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, 400 College Ave.

Philosopher Beckwith speaks as part of Faith and Society series

Philosopher, professor and author Francis J. Beckwith will speak on the topic, "A Heartbeat Away?: The Supreme Court and the Future of Roe v. Wade" on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Jack & Deb Miller Chapel at Ashland University.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the University’s Faith and Society Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation.

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

Ashland University ‘Last Lecture’ to feature Mark Nation

Ashland University ‘Last Lecture’ to feature Mark Nation

On Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus, the Religion Department will celebrate its graduating seniors; induct new members into Theta Alpha Kappa, the religion honors society; and close out the year with lecture by Mark Thiessen Nation, emeritus professor of theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary and co-author of Bonhoeffer the Assassin?: Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking (Baker, 2013).

The lecture, titled “Bonhoeffer and a New Call to Discipleship” is free and open to the public. This is the fifth annual “last lecture,” which is an invitation for a speaker to address the graduating class of Religion majors as if it were their last time to do so.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Talk on North Korea

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Talk on North Korea

Dr. Merose Hwang, associate professor of History and coordinator for the Asian Studies Minor and Peace Corps Prep Program at Hiram College, will discuss the Korean peace process in her talk “Understanding North Korea through its Modern History” on April 4 at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, is free and open to the public.

According to Hwang, Americans have a responsibility to try to understand how the United States is historically connected to North Korea through the history of U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. Hwang hopes that this presentation will help Americans exercise their responsible role as global citizens by considering three watershed moments from the North Korean perspective: the Sino-Japanese War (1894), Japanese colonialism (1910), and the Korean War (1948).

Ashland University Religion Department Hosts April 5 Lecture

Dr. Caryn Reeder, associate professor of New Testament Religious Studies at Westmont College, will present a lecture titled “Women and War in the Biblical Worlds” on Friday, April 5, at noon in room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is hosted by the Ashland University Department of Religion, is free and open to the public.

Reeder received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and is the author of “Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke” and “The Enemy in the Household: Family Violence in Deuteronomy and Beyond.” At Westmont College, she is also co-coordinator of the Gender Studies Program and chair of the Department of Religious Studies.

Ashland University Religion Department Hosts April 5 Lecture

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.”

AU Religion Professor Contributes Chapter for Book

Dr. Peter Slade, professor of Religion at Ashland University, has contributed a chapter to the book Can I Get a Witness?: Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice.

The book, which presents “the compelling stories of pioneers for social justice who engaged in peaceful protest and gave voice to the marginalized, working courageously out of their religious convictions to transform American culture,” will be published by Eerdmans Publishing Co. on Thursday, Feb. 28.

AU Religion Professor Contributes Chapter for Book

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