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Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Ashland University’s annual Faith and Society Lecture this year will feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a psychologist from Regent University. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, in Hugo Young Theatre located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

Yarhouse will speak on the topic of “Listening to Sexual Minorities: A Study of Faith and Sexuality on Christian College Campuses.” Yarhouse is the Hughes Endowed chair and professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., where he is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Nature Walk on April 21

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Nature Walk on April 21

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence is hosting an Earth Day Nature Walk on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at the Audubon Wetlands Preserve. In addition to the walk, art work from the Center’s art contest titled “Peace With Our Earth” will be displayed and prize winners will be recognized at the event.

According to Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the center, art work first place prizes and multiple runner-up prizes will be given in the following groups: K - 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, 6th - 8th grade and 9th - 12th grade. The contest was open to all students in grades kindergarten through twelve, including students from private and public schools, as well as homeschooled students.

AU Students and Faculty Participate in Pilgrimage to Rome

AU Students and Faculty Participate in Pilgrimage to Rome

A group of 24 students, faculty and community members participated in a seven-day pilgrimage to Rome, Vatican City, Assisi and Florence. The program “Legacy Peter and Paul in Italy” was constructed by Ashland University’s Global Education Director Rebecca Parillo with a class offered in conjunction with the trip to Italy taught by Dr. David Aune, associate professor of religion at Ashland University.

“The Legacy of Peter and Paul in Italy" study tour was truly a transformative experience for our AU students,” Aune said. “We gained insights about the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church and experienced its vitality and splendor throughout Rome, Assisi and Florence. And everyone agreed: the gelato was awesome beyond words.”

AU’s 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Set for April 11

AU’s 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Set for April 11

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium that will feature the works of more than 78 students from 16 departments in the College, as well as two alumni.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, professor of chemistry, the April 11 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.

AU’s Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Author Jenell Paris

AU’s Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Author Jenell Paris

Author Jenell Paris, who works to equip Christians to better engage divisive issues, will speak as part of Ashland University’s Faith and Society Lecture to be held Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paris will speak on “The Good News About Conflict: Transforming Religious Struggle Over Homosexuality.”

Ashland University to Hold Annual ‘Last Lecture’

Ashland University to Hold Annual ‘Last Lecture’

The Religion Department at Ashland University will celebrate its graduating seniors and close out the year with a “last lecture” by the Rev. Seth Wispelwey, a grassroots organizer, educator, nonprofit consultant and pastor, on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics off College Avenue on the AU campus.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Love Over Fear.”

This is the fourth 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 ‘Ethics of Eating’ Lecture

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold ‘Ethics of Eating’ Lecture

Keith Allison, the field educator for the Ethical Choices Program, will give a presentation on the “Ethics of Eating” on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.

The presentation will provide information and motivation to make a real difference in the world through working toward sustainable living, healthier bodies and a more compassionate society by attending to our food choices.

Ashland University to Host Museum of the Bible’s Adornment Exhibit

Ashland University to Host Museum of the Bible’s Adornment Exhibit

The Museum of the Bible will be bringing its “Adornment” exhibit to Ashland University on April 2 to 14. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will display approximately 40 items, including such things as manuscripts, early printed Bibles, paintings, woodblocks and prints.

The display will be located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center conference rooms and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday and Saturday from April 2-14. Admission is free. The Student Center is located at the corner of King Road and Claremont Avenue.

Ashland University to Host Public Lecture on Churches and the Civil Rights Movement

Ashland University to Host Public Lecture on Churches and the Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Carolyn Dupont of Eastern Kentucky University will give a public lecture on churches and the civil rights movement in Cleveland on Feb. 13 at 10:50 a.m. in 138 Schar College of Education on the Ashland University campus.

This free lecture, titled "A Disgrace to the White Race: Bruce Klunder, White Clergy and the Civil Rights Movement in Cleveland, Ohio," is offered in conjunction with AU’s Dr. Peter Slade’s course REL340 Religion and the Civil Rights Movement and is made possible by a teaching and learning mini-grant awarded by AU’s Professional Development Committee.

AU’s Third Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. John Van Epp

AU’s Third Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. John Van Epp

Author Dr. John Van Epp, who conducts seminars and workshops worldwide on marriages and relationships, will speak as part of Ashland University’s third Faith and Society Lecture to be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in AU’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Van Epp will speak on the topic, “Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind.” The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

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