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Rev. Dr. Paul Chilcote to Give ‘Last’ Lecture at Ashland University

The Religion Department at Ashland University will celebrate its graduating seniors and close out the year with a final lecture by long-time Ashland Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Paul W. Chilcote on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in AU’s Miller Chapel at the corner of King Road and College Avenue.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Deep, Abiding Connection to God.” This is the third 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.

Rev. Dr. Paul Chilcote Gives ‘Last’ Lecture at Ashland University

Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence Publishes Book

Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence Publishes Book

Dr. Craig Hovey, associate professor of religion at Ashland University and executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, has published "Sports and Violence: History, Theory, and Practice," a collection of essays from the 2016 Ashland Center for Nonviolence Conference on the same theme.

The book can be purchased from the Ashland University Bookstore or from the publisher's website for the book at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/sports-and-violence. Hovey, along with Myles Werntz and John B. White served as editors of the new book.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Co-Sponsor Documentary Film Screening

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Co-Sponsor Documentary Film Screening

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will co-sponsor a documentary film screening titled “Our Fires Still Burn” on Nov. 3 on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in AU’s Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium at 7 p.m.

The screening is co-sponsored by the Native American Ministry Committee of the United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend and no registration is necessary.

The Center for Civic Life and Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Co-Host Guest Speaker

The Center for Civic Life and Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Co-Host Guest Speaker

The Center for Civic Life and the Ashland Center for Nonviolence will be co-hosting Dr. Judy Mullet on Oct. 6-8 on Ashland University’s main campus. All events are free and open to the public.

The first event will be a public lecture on the topic of “Restorative Practices: Cultivating Our Just and Peaceable Selves” on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Ronk Lecture Hall at the Schar College of Education.

Center for Nonviolence Co-Sponsors Film Screening and Discussion Around 'Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project'

Ashland Center for Nonviolence and Mental Health and Recovery Board Sponsor Film Screening and Discussion Around ‘Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project’

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University and the Ashland County Mental Health and Recovery Board are co-sponsoring a film screening and discussion of the film “Is Anybody Listening?”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium on the Ashland University campus.

Author, Professor and Theologian to Speak at Rinehart Lecture

Author, Professor and Theologian to Speak at Rinehart Lecture

Dr. Jacqueline Bussie, an author, professor and theologian will be the guest speaker at Ashland University’s Don Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology to be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Chapel on the AU campus.

Bussie will speak on “Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the 'Rules'.” The event is free and open to the public.

Ashland University Students Complete Career Ready Internships at Bookmasters

Ashland University Students Complete Career Ready Internships at Bookmasters

Ashland University students Emily Cardwell and Garrison Stima completed summer internships with fellow-Ashland organization and book publisher services company Bookmasters as part of the Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Program.

The Career Ready Internship Program, funded through a grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation and available to eligible students through the spring 2018 semester, allows Ashland University students to engage in paid internships while exploring possible career paths.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Sports and Violence Conference

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Sports and Violence Conference

Registration is now open for the one-day Sports and Violence Conference that will be held on March 19, 2016, in the Troop Center on the Ashland University campus.

The Saturday conference, sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University, will feature Joe Ehrmann as the keynote speaker, as well as national and international experts speaking on a variety of topics.

Ashland University Religion Professor Publishes Ninth Book

Ashland University Religion Professor Publishes Ninth Book

Dr. Craig Hovey, associate professor of religion and executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, has published his ninth book, titled “The Cambridge Companion to Christian Political Theology.” He is co-editor of the volume that includes 14 essays, including his own contribution on “Liberalism and Democracy.”

Published by Cambridge University Press, the book addresses the recent surge in political theology in recent years. The volume provides a focused overview of the field.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘Understanding Our Gun Culture’

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘Understanding Our Gun Culture’

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence on the Ashland University campus will hold a two-day conference on “Understanding Our Gun Culture” March 31 and April 1, 2017, on the AU campus.

"Something clearly has to change," says Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, in response to the fact that the United States reportedly has more gun deaths and more guns per capita than any other developed country. It is also estimated that there are now more guns than people in the U.S.

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