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Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘The Future of Nonviolence’

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘The Future of Nonviolence’

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will hold its Fifth Annual John D. Stratton Conference on Feb. 23 and topic of this year’s ACN conference is “The Future of Nonviolence.”

The 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. conference will be held in the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus and registration for the event is open through Feb 20. The cost is $65 for general admission, $60 for ACN members and $30 for students, and registrations can be made online at: http://acn.nationbuilder.com/registration19 or by calling 419.289.5313.

AU to Host Speaker and Sponsor Day of Service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

AU to Hold Events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Ashland University is hosting Dr. Ronnie A. Dunn from Cleveland State University to speak as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on the AU campus. In addition, AU G.I.V.S. is hosting a day of service in conjunction with the Oxfam Hunger Banquet to raise awareness about food insecurity and provide food boxes to Ashland area seniors in need. During the day, AU students, faculty, staff have been invited to take part in a call to action for our Day of Service; A Day On Not A Day Off. AU G.I.V.S. (AU Gets Involved with Volunteer Service) will be hosting a MLK Day of Service centering around senior citizen food accessibility. That day, volunteers will be creating shelf stable food boxes and will then deliver them to 80 senior citizens in Ashland County that have been identified by the Council on Aging so that they have options in the event of inclement weather when the Council on Aging can not make their hot meal delivers. We anticipate 50 plus volunteers will be participating in this day of service, which will include an Oxfam Hunger Banquet to as an awareness activity; a keynote address from Captain Annalise Francis of the Ashland Ray and Joan Kroc Center; lunch provided by Domino's; and then our service of collating stable boxes, writing love letters to the seniors, and delivering them with a smile. Other community partners and sponsors have included Associated Charities, The Jay and Joan Kroc Center, Dominos, Ashland County Council on Aging, Ashtone Packaging, U of Promo and Campbell's Snyder Lance. To learn more about this day of service or to register as a volunteer, please visit: http://signup.com/go/jTuvqJN or call the Ashland University Office of Community Service at 419.289.5325.

The event featuring Dunn will take place Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus and Dunn will speak on the topic of “Racial Profiling: The Content of Their Character or the Color of Their Skin? In addition to the speaker, the event will feature musical selections by the Ashland University Chamber Singers with Alli Lange, student conductor. The event is free and open to the public.

Speaker to Address Violence against LGBTQ People

Dr. Helis Sikk, a postdoctoral fellow at DePauw University, will speak on the history of violence against LGBTQ people, how this violence is covered in the media, and anti-violence activism on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the group Eagles for Pride at Ashland University, is free and open to the public.

Sikk was a 2014 Phil Zwickler Fellow at Cornell University and a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow in 2016-2017. Her research looks at the history of anti-LGBTQ violence since the 1960s. Sikk is a co-editor for a collection of essays documenting the cultural legacy of the murder of Matthew Shepard published by Routledge in December 2018.

Speaker to Address Violence against LGBTQ People

AU Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse Rescheduled for Nov. 27

AU Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse Rescheduled for Nov. 27

Ashland University’s Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a psychologist from Regent University, has been rescheduled for Nov. 27. The event had been scheduled for Sept. 13 but was canceled due to hurricane Florence hitting his hometown that day.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will now be held on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. The lecture is sponsored by the Hilda Bretzlaff Foundation.

AU to Host ‘An Evening with C.S. Lewis’

Ashland University to Host ‘An Evening with C.S. Lewis’

On Nov. 15, David Payne will be performing “An Evening with C.S. Lewis” at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is part of AU’s Faith and Society lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Titled “An Evening with C.S. Lewis (My Life’s Journey),” this drama production has proved to be an enthralling theatrical experience for the many thousands who have attended the more than 500 performances. Full of humor, it is a fascinating and enthralling insight into the life of a man who became a legend in his own lifetime. Indeed, it is a testimony to the ongoing visibility of this great British author that this production shows no sign of slowing down.

Author to Give Ashland University’s Rinehart Lecture

Author Hannah Brencher will deliver the 2018 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brencher will be speaking on the subject of her recently published book, Come Matter Here, a call for Christians to start living like they mean it here and now. In addition, Brencher will speak at AU’s The Well on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Chapel at 8 p.m.

Author to Give Ashland University’s Rinehart Lecture

Book Discussion Considers Child Immigrant Experience

Area residents are invited to join in a discussion of the book, The Distance Between Us, a memoir written by Reyna Grande, who immigrated from Mexico to the United States as a child accompanying a parent.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Eagles’ Landing lounge on the first floor of the Ashland University Student Center. The book is available online or at the AU bookstore.

Book Discussion Considers Child Immigrant Experience

Ashland University to Hold Peacemaker Lecture

Emmanouil (Manolis) Ntamparakis, director of Social Action for NAOMI Ecumenical Workshop for Refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece, will speak on “Building Societies of Peace” at a peacemaker lecture on the Ashland University campus.

Ntamparakis will speak on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event, which is sponsored by AU’s Religion Department, is free and open to the public.

Ashland University to Hold Peacemaker Lecture

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Series on Immigration

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Series on Immigration

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University is hosting a series on immigration titled, “Who Is My Neighbor?” during September and October. The five-part series, which is free and open to the public, will include two public lectures, a panel discussion, a film screening and discussion, and a book discussion to be held on the Ashland University campus.

The events are co-sponsored by the Catholic Commission of Wayne, Ashland and Medina Counties, and the Ashland University Religion Department.

AU Faith and Society Lecture by Dr. Mark Yarhouse to be Rescheduled

AU Faith and Society Lecture by Dr. Mark Yarhouse to be Rescheduled

Ashland University has postponed and will reschedule its Faith and Society Lecture featuring Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a psychologist from Regent University. The event was set for Thursday, Sept. 13, in Hugo Young Theatre.

“We are postponing Dr. Mark Yarhouse’s appearance and lecture due to hurricane Florence,” said Dr. Mark Hamilton, AU associate professor of philosophy and organizer of the event. “Mark lives in Virginia Beach and does not want to be away from his family when the hurricane hits or get caught stranded away from his family -- so we will be rescheduling the event.”

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