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A statement on the Jan. 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol

As an institution focused on teaching proper self-governance and developing the next generation of leaders in America, Ashland University and Theological Seminary condemn in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s violent assault on the United States Capitol. The peaceful transfer of power under law is a fundamental aspect of our republic, as is respect for the rule of law. Further, we denounce the actions of those who sought to interrupt and prevent the established process for that transfer, with particular disdain for the violence displayed for the world to see.

Author, educator Christine Whelan to deliver McKnight Life Calling Lecture

It’s difficult, Christine Whelan admits, to be “the happiness professor in a pandemic.”

But, she says, a pandemic might just be the “perfect time to figure out your purpose.” And that is, in part, the message Whelan will bring to the Ashland University community on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., when she delivers the 2021 McKnight Life Calling Lecture, “Do the Next Right Thing: Purpose in Times of Uncertainty”. The lecture, which will be offered in a virtual format, is presented by the AU Dauch College of Business and Economics

AU Professor Dr. Mark Hamilton Passes Away

AU Professor Dr. Mark Hamilton Passes Away

Dr. Mark Hamilton, Ashland University Associate Professor of Philosophy who was in his 39th year overall at the university and also served as the Athletic Department's Faculty Athletic Representative, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 27) at age 67.

"Dr. Mark Hamilton will be deeply missed by so many in our Ashland University community. Mark embodied the highest and best at AU, putting students first in all he did," said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. "From the classroom to the basketball courts to the community and beyond, Mark Hamilton was an AU fixture that represented us so well for decades. We send our condolences to all of his loved ones."

Thinking about getting a COVID-19 vaccine? AU experts say the benefits outweigh risks

Dr. Juanita Reese Kline was the youngest of five children and remembers her father talking about his raising her elder siblings in the time of polio.

Kline, who chairs the Department of Nursing at the Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing, said that during her father’s life, “he had opportunity to witness the outcome of the poliovirus and later the benefit of the polio vaccine. … When I came along, nearly 30 years after my brother was born, I was the only one of my father’s children to receive the polio vaccine. I remember my father expressing how grateful he was that I was able to receive this vaccine as a young child. He did not have to worry that I would contract this crippling and often deadly disease.”