News Releases

AU teaming up with NeverEnding for use of Ashland-themed avatars

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement with NeverEnding, an innovative social sharing and storytelling platform, that will provide custom Ashland-themed avatars for the school’s esports teams as well as access to the company’s avatar creator for up to one year for 6,000 of Ashland’s students, faculty and staff.

Iron Toys to perform recital Sunday night, Nov. 7

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Music presents a guest artist recital by Iron Toys on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall inside the Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Face masks are required for all audience members.

The recital will include compositions by Howie Smith, Rich Shanklin, Duke Ellington, Paquito D’Rivera, Eliane Elias and Astor Piazzolla.

Anthony Esolen to present next Faith and Society lecture on Thursday

ASHLAND, Ohio – Anthony Esolen, a writer, social commentator and translator of classic poetry, will present “Becoming Human Again: The Power of Poetry Among the Cultural Ruins.” The presentation is part of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series and will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. The event is online only and available for anyone to join at

AU’s Eagle Marching Band to perform Sunday, Oct. 31

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Eagle Marching Band will present “Sounds of the Stadium” this coming Sunday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m., inside Kates Gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The band, directed by Joseph Lewis Jr., will be playing a number of popular selections from its pregame and halftime shows, including top 40, Disney songs, and current and classic hits.

Ashland’s MBA in Entrepreneurship program forms partnership with Hiram College

ASHLAND, Ohio – Leaders of the Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship program at Ashland University have come to an agreement with Hiram College on a “4 + 1 Program” that will enhance and further educational opportunities for students at both institutions. The two schools made it official during a signing ceremony on Wednesday at Hiram’s campus.