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No More Enemies and Welcome Tables Are Focus for AU Symposium Speakers

No More Enemies and Welcome Tables Are Focus for AU Symposium Speakers

Organized by the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences, the biennial Symposium Against Indifference continues its 2017-2018 theme of “Building Bridges Through Dialogue” with presentations by Dr. Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker, the partners and co-founders of Sustainable Equity LLC.

Glisson and Tucker were originally scheduled to present their programs in September, but had to reschedule due to difficulties in travel from the South during the hurricanes. The duo will now share their stories of uniting communities and bringing people of different backgrounds together during a public lecture titled "No More Enemies" on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and an interactive "Welcome Table" workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Trustees Room of the Myers Convocation Center.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Panel Discussion on ‘War in the Bible’

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Forum on ‘War in the Bible’

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN) is hosting a panel discussion on “War in the Bible” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Mignon Jacobs, dean and chief academic officer at Ashland Theological Seminary, will moderate the panel discussion and she will be joined by presenters Dr. Craig Hovey, AU associate professor of religion and Ashland Center for Nonviolence executive director, and Dr. Daniel Hawk, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew.

International Peace Scholar to address War, Peace and Remembering

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will host speaker Nigel Young to discuss his new book, “Making Modern Memory: Peace and War in an Age of Remembering” on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Nigel Young, now mainly based in Yorkshire, Northern England, has been active in transnational peace activity for at least a half century. His new book is described as a challenging post-national interpretation of 20th century cultural history up to the present.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Speaker

Ashland University Lecture to Center on ‘The Virtues of a Christian Teacher’

Ashland University Lecture to Center on ‘The Virtues of a Christian Teacher’

This year’s Don Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University will feature Dr. Wesley Null, vice provost for Undergraduate Education and professor of Curriculum at Baylor University in Texas, speaking on the topic of “The Virtues of a Christian Teacher.”

The event is set for Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus. The event is free and open to the public, and this second annual Don Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology is sponsored by the AU Department of Religion and the Schar College of Education.

Ashland University Lecture to Center on Interfaith Dialogue

Ashland University Lecture to Center on Interfaith Dialogue

Popular Islam, Sufi spirituality and interfaith relations speaker Jamal Rahman will present a lecture titled “Dialogue, Practices & Laughter in Challenging Times” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Ashland University’s Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium.

In these times of anger, fear and separation, Rahman will talk about the six stages of Interfaith dialogue to help people move beyond polarization, share practices to open the heart and use humor to convey inconvenient truths about ourselves.

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

Ashland University’s Religion Department along with the International Peacemakers Program of the Presbyterian Church are co-sponsoring a public lecture by Lydia Cordero Cabrera on the topic of “Working for Women’s Rights in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University to Hold Second Faith and Society Lecture

Ashland University to Hold Second Faith and Society Lecture

Dr. Deborah Haarsma, who serves as president of the BioLogos Foundation, will speak as part of Ashland University’s second Faith and Society Lecture to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Haarsma will speak on “Can Science and the Bible Work Together? Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design and Evolution.” The one-hour lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Ashland University Symposium Kicks Off Sept. 12

Ashland University Symposium Kicks-Off Sept. 12

Organized by the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences, the biennial Symposium Against Indifference returns in 2017-2018 with the theme of “Building Bridges Through Dialogue.” In particular, this year's events seek to elevate the level of discourse to civil discussion of diverse perspectives.

With five major programs scheduled throughout this academic year (September through March), the series will kick off with presentations by Dr. Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker, the partners and co-founders of Sustainable Equity, LLC, who will share stories of dialogue, understanding and trust within divided America.

Ashland University Lectures to Feature Bestselling Author Joshua Charles

Bestselling author and historian Joshua Charles will give two presentations on the topic of “Myth Busters” as part of Ashland University’s inaugural Faith and Society Lecture Series to be held Wednesday, April 26, in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Charles will speak April 26 on “Myth Busters: Religion and a Free Society” at a 3:30 p.m. session, and will speak on “Myth Busters: Dispelling Misconceptions of the Founders” at a 7 p.m. session that evening.

Ashland University Lectures to Feature Bestselling Author Joshua Charles

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium that will feature the works of over 60 students from 15 departments in the College.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished 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.

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