5/15/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Ashland University paid tribute to its honor graduates at Spring Commencement 2013 on May 11 by honoring its three valedictorians in three very different fields of study and one salutatorian.
The three valedictorians were Jared Baisden and Angela Ellis, both of Wooster, and Holly James of Strongsville. All three achieved perfect 4.00 grade point averages. Heather Bumbalough of West Liberty was named the salutatorian.
Roger Beckett Named Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center
5/14/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Roger L. Beckett has been named Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, effective June 1.
Beckett, who is a 1996 graduate of Ashland University and the Ashbrook Scholar program, has held several positions at the Ashbrook Center. He currently serves as Deputy Director, where he oversees the operation of the Center’s programs and finances. Beckett also received a Master of Arts from The Ohio State University in 1997.
Alumnus Gives Advice to Ashland University Graduates
5/11/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – “Never forget that your family, your health and your friends are the most important priorities in your life” -- that was the advice alumnus Donald Jakeway presented to graduates during his commencement address at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11.
The commencement was held outside under cloudy skies at Jack Miller Stadium in the University’s Dwight Schar Athletic Complex.
5/8/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – One of Ashland University’s Ashland Poetry Press books, “The Rigid Body” by Gabriel Spera, has been named as one of three finalists in the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Awards Competition.
Sarah Wells, administrative director of the Master of Fine Arts program at Ashland University, said that Spera’s book, “The Rigid Body,” was selected as one of three finalists in the category of Poetry/Literary Criticism.
Ashland University Coburn Gallery Schedules Three Summer Art Sessions
5/8/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus has scheduled three summer art sessions -- Summer Art Camp and two separate Art Days -- that will allow for art experiences for young artists.
5/7/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – A collaboration between Dr. Jeffrey Tiel, associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University, and Ashland University art student Joshua Risner, who graduated in 2012, has resulted in the two working together on two books published by Tiel.
5/7/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - David J. Hersher, a 2012 Ashland University MBA graduate, has been named one of ystark!’s Twenty Under 40! for the year 2013. In addition to being recognized on the ystark!’s website, the list of 20 winners ran in the Canton Repository and the Massillon Independent on March 27. The Repository will run a special section on the nominees later this month.
Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Juried Exhibition
5/6/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a national juried exhibition titled “Coburn Goes Small,” which will run from May 17 through June 16, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with $1,000 in awards announced at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition features 33 artworks that are 20” x 20 “ or less including the frame. This year, 86 artists entered the Coburn Goes Small competition, with a total of 168 works considered for inclusion in the show.
5/6/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will hold a baccalaureate service on Friday, May 10, the evening prior to its commencement exercises on Saturday.
Planned by graduating seniors involved in Ashland University’s Student Senate and Religious Life ministries, the service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 10, in the University’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The event is open to all students and their parents, as well as interested members of the public.
Theatre Students and Professor End Their Careers at AU
5/3/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - When the performers and crew on the Hugo Young Theatre stage at Ashland University took their final bows April 14, they knew it was the end of a chapter of their lives. For most, there would always be the next show at Ashland University, but for Aaron Arnold, it was the end of the Ashland University chapter of his life.