News Releases

Brown selected dean of AU’s College of Arts and Sciences

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is pleased to announce Katherine T. Brown will become dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She will begin her leadership of the college July 1, taking over for Dan McDonald who served as interim dean during the 2021-22 academic year.

“We gladly welcome Dr. Brown to the Ashland University campus. Her experience and expertise as well as her proven collaborative work will strengthen the liberal arts here at AU,” remarked AU President Carlos Campo.

AU’s annual Spring Choral Concert set for Sunday, May 1

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will host the annual Spring Choral Concert on Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m., featuring the AU Choir, the Chamber Singers, the Women’s Chorus and the Ashland Area Chorus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

Each ensemble will sing 4-to-6 pieces. Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at Ashland, and Abigail Helbling will be conducting, and Deborah Logan and Timothy Guenther will serve as pianists.

Russell, 1996 M.Ed. alumnus, selected as 2022 National Teacher of the Year

ASHLAND, Ohio – Kurt Russell, a veteran history teacher at Oberlin High School who earned a master of education in curriculum and instruction from Ashland University in 1996, was named the 2022 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers. The announcement was made live during “CBS Mornings” on April 19.

AU’s student-run radio station holding “Vinylthon” April 22-23

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s award-winning, student-run radio station, 88.9 FM WRDL, will be participating in the annual “Vinylthon” celebration this Friday and Saturday, April 22-23.

“This year, WRDL will be celebrating its fifth anniversary of ‘Vinylthon’ and will be playing 29 hours of only vinyl records,” explained Derek Wood, faculty advisor and general manager of WRDL. “In years past, WRDL has played 24 consecutive hours of vinyl records, but is adding five extra hours to celebrate five years of ‘Vinylthon’ on WRDL.”

Opening reception for Senior Art + Design Exhibition is April 26

ASHLAND, Ohio – The opening reception for the Senior Art + Design Exhibition, featuring the capstone experiences for graduating Ashland University art students, will be Tuesday, April 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Coburn Art Gallery, located inside the Center for the Arts. This year’s exhibition includes graphic design, illustration, digital art, painting and ceramics, and the senior art awards will be announced at the reception at 5 p.m. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, runs through Saturday, May 7.