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AUJO concert on Dec. 5 to feature four jazz ensembles

ASHLAND, Ohio – Four jazz ensembles, headlined by the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO), will be performing on Sunday, Dec. 5, inside Hugo Young Theatre. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 2:30 p.m.

First, Inherent Success, consisting of six Ashland students, will take the stage and play a few selections by the likes of jazz legends John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Charlie Parker.

Ticket sales for 45th annual Madrigal Feaste end Nov. 24

ASHLAND, Ohio – Tickets are on sale only a couple more days for the Madrigal Feaste, a beloved and long-running tradition at Ashland University. The popular event is back this year after being a victim of the COVID pandemic a year ago, and the 45th annual show will be held Wednesday to Sunday, Dec. 1-5, at Redwood Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each night, with the royal procession to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Senior art exhibition opens Nov. 18 at Coburn Gallery, runs through Dec. 18

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a month-long “Senior Art Exhibition” Thursday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Dec. 18, featuring the capstone experience for graduating art students Ricki Dénes and Alexis Stanley. On Nov. 18, there will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the gallery, located in the Center for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

Ashland professor Chris Chartier receives major grant from John Templeton Foundation

ASHLAND, Ohio – The John Templeton Foundation (JTF) has awarded Chris Chartier, associate professor of psychology at Ashland University, a grant of nearly $1 million for his project “Examining the Big Questions in Big Samples: Using the Psychological Science Accelerator to Investigate JTF Priorities.”

The three-year grant, scheduled to begin July 2022, will fund four international studies and provide direct funds for three new personnel positions. The total award is approximately $975,000.