News Releases

Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway to speak at Ashbrook luncheon on April 22

Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 22 at noon at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, 638 Jefferson St., on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this luncheon event are $20 per person or a table of eight for $160. Tickets are available online at For more information or to order tickets by phone, contact Carrie Clever at (419) 289-5411 or email

AU Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition opens March 5, continues through March 27

The Ashland University Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 5, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

This exhibition will offer $950 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Honorable Mentions, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, Alumni “Wink” Award, AU Permanent Collection Award and the People’s Choice Award. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.

AU Coburn Gallery’s focus to turns to color and pastels for Art Saturday on March 28

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host an Art Saturday titled “Explore Color & Pastels through Fauvism” for children ages 7-12 on March 28 from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The event will guide children through making a vivid and bold landscape with oil pastels. They will learn about artists like Derain and Matisse and see how they chose to represent the world as bright and full of color, even if it's not what they saw through their windows.

Three AU vocal ensembles to perform March 1

The Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers and Women's Chorus will present a concert to relieve our cabin fever on Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The eclectic program will offer everything from a Mass to songs with Shakespeare text and a popular song from a movie soundtrack. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of music and director of choral activities, will conduct the University Choir and Ashland Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria in D including student soloists Gracie Fumic, Alli Lange, Emily Schordock, Lila Wolfe and Rebecca Young.

Randall-Griffiths to present living history performance of suffragist Catt on March 2 at AU

02/18/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio -- In observance and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting a woman's right to vote, the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference will present Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths' living history performance of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.  

AU student entrepreneur aims for spot in Outdoor Weber competition finals

One wants to work in a lab, the other one is after a career in event planning.

They say they’re there for their friend, who’s a philosophical Lorax of sorts.

Together, the trio – JT Siurek, Cillian Donahue and Anna Orange – hope to do their part to re-forest the planet, all while building a business and maybe making a profit along the way.

AU Signs Corporate Partners agreement with the Wayne County Schools Career Center

Ashland University has entered into a three-year Corporate Partners agreement with the Wayne County Schools Career Center.

The WCSCC, which is located in Smithville and serves 10 public and two private high schools in Wayne County, has more than 800 high school students and more than 6,000 adult learners. It offers a variety of programs, including nursing, health sciences, dental assisting, pre-vet/animal care, early childhood education, video production, computer graphics and digital marketing, as well as a host of manufacturing programs. In addition, the center has educational professional development agreements with several area corporations.

AU’s Online Master’s in Educational Technology tops in Ohio, says Online Schools Report

Ashland University’s Online Master's in Educational/Instructional Technology has been ranked eighth on a list of Best Online Master's in Educational or Instructional Technology in the country.

The ranking was compiled by Online Schools Report, an authority in online education data. AU was the only Ohio college or university among the top 25 schools on the list.

Reed, Jones to present program of classical works Feb. 17 at AU’s Pastor Recital Hall

The Ashland University Department of Music announces a concert featuring Professor of Music Dr. Thomas Reed on clarinet and guest artist and Ashland native Kevin Jones on piano. The free, public concert will be held Monday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts.

For his 35th consecutive annual faculty concert at AU, Reed and Jones will perform a program of classical pieces, including Cantilene by Louis Cahuzac, Gordon Jacob's four-movement arrangement of Tartini's Concertino, and Paquito D'Rivera's Two Pieces for Clarinet and Piano. After an intermission, they will return to the stage for Carl Maria von Weber's Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 48.