News Releases

Jack W. Liebert Military & Veteran Resource Center is dedicated

In the Ashland University family, Columbus resident Deborah Liebert Karl is known as a member of the Board of Trustees, an alumna and generous benefactor.

But her mother, Evelyn, says Karl “is a product of her father,” Jack Liebert, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II and enlisted to fight in the Korean War. AU Vice President of Institutional Advancement Margaret Pomfret said Thursday that although she’d never met Liebert, who died in 2012, she knows Karl must be like him.

“She’s optimistic,” Pomfret said. “She’s impatient at times but she also focused on what’s important.”

AU hosts panel discussion on Christian perspective to understanding and responding to racism

Ashland University will convene a panel of experts to discuss “Understanding and Responding to Racism: A Christian Perspective,” Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus.

Those attending the event are required to wear face masks and observe social distancing. The presentation, part of AU’s “Faith and Society” lecture series, also will be simulcast via webinar at

Jian, Appleton exhibition to open Oct. 15 at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a two-person exhibition featuring works created by Texas artists Dan Jian and Kalee Appleton.

The exhibition will run from Oct. 15 through Nov. 24 at the gallery, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. COVID-19 safety protocols limit the maximum number of visitors to 15 visiting the gallery at one time, and groups no larger than five. Face masks must be worn at all times on the Ashland University campus, including outside a building.

AU Lab to Marketplace series features presentation by energy start up entrepreneur

pH Matter Inc. founder and President Dr. Paul Matter will speak at Ashland University on the development of materials for energy storage applications.

The talk, “Experiences from an Energy Start-up Entrepreneur”, is free and open to the public and will be presented as an online webinar on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 pm. Contact Dr. Paul Hyman,, for webinar information.

Heimann Professional Enrichment Endowment Fund makes international business internship possible for Robinson

Brett Robinson is a firm believer that business is built on relationships.
And with the help of faculty and a boost from an endowment fund, the Ashland University junior is already building those relationships well before he officially begins his career in international business.

No-cost COVID-19 pop-up testing available at local sites Sept. 26

No-cost COVID-19 pop-up testing sites provided by the State of Ohio, We ACT, Richland County Children Services, Richland Public Health, Ashland County Health Department and local community organizations will be available in Mansfield, Ashland and Loudonville on Saturday, September 26. No appointments are needed for a free and easy nasal swab test at any of these pop-up locations: