News Releases

Ashland University Theatre presents its first annual Theatre Gala

4/19/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Ashland University Department of Theatre and its chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary, will hold their first annual Theatre Gala on Saturday, May 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts.
The evening will celebrate this year's theatrical season with light desserts, a special performance by the Drop of a Hat Players, and a presentation by AU alumna Aretta Baumgardner.

Department of Recreational Services to Hold Community Indoor Basketball League

4/15/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland University's Department of Recreational Services will be hosting a Community Indoor Basketball League during the summer months. Play begins Tuesday, June 15, and will run every Tuesday night (with Wednesday night as a second night of play if necessary) until August 10.

Wes Bonadio, assistant director of programming for the Department of Recreational Services, said the league is open to adults age 17 and older and teams will play five-on-five with a maximum roster size of 12 players.

Ohio Senate President to Address Ashland University Graduates

4/15/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland resident and Ohio Senate President Bill Harris will address this year's Ashland University graduates. Harris will speak at the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony on May 8, which will include both undergraduate students and those earning graduate degrees.

Weather permitting, the commencement service will be held on Jones' Terrace on the front lawn of Founders Hall. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Kates Gymnasium.

Ashland University to Host Chemistry Camp for Middle School Students

4/15/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland University will host Chemistry Can Be Fun Camp, a laboratory experience for middle grade students entering grades 7-9, offered with the Institute for Chemical Education.

Sessions will be held June 21-24 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at Ashland University's Kettering Science Center.

This camp is for students with an interest in science who can work at grade level and at a moderately independent level. Students will be kept busy for the three hours, but they do need to be able to work efficiently and safely in a laboratory setting.

Ashland University Department of Music presents end-of-semester performances

4/15/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Department of Music at Ashland University presents two end-of-semester performances in the Center for the Arts. Both performances are free and open to the public.
"Variable Winds" a joint performance by the Ashland Area Community Concert Band and the University Concert Band, conducted by Leonard Salvo, will be performed on Sunday, April 25, at 4 p.m., in Hugo Young Theatre.

Faculty Member in Ashland University's MFA Program Runner-up for Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

4/14/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Angie Estes, a core poetry faculty member in Ashland University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA) program, has been named runner-up for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her poetry collection, "Tryst."

Dr. Stephen Haven, director of the MFA program, said Estes, who was hired at Ashland University in the spring of 2008 during the first year of the MFA program, teaches year round in the program.

Evansville Couple Donates to Ashland University's 'Bringing Spirit to Campus' Campaign

4/11/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --An Evansville couple, Bob and Lisa Jones, have donated $250,000 to Ashland University for the construction of the new Athletic Complex at the University. The "Study Room" located in the end zone facility is named in their honor.

Bob and Lisa Jones are both 1979 graduates of Ashland. Bob has since served as a trustee of the University from 2000 to 2009 and was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2006.