AU Theatre Continues Season of Comedy: Presenting a Comedy Horror Rock Musical
1/31/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Ashland University Department of Theatre's “Season of Comedy from Stage and Screen” continues with “Little Shop of Horrors,” book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken.
The musical debuted on the big screen in 1960 and became an Off-Broadway sensation in 1982. Ashland University’s production is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Fabio Polanco with musical direction by senior music education major Eddie Carney of Madison.
1/31/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Today, Marvin J. Krinsky, chairman of the Ashbrook Board, announced that Dr. Peter W. Schramm will be retiring from the position of executive director of the Ashbrook Center, effective May 31, 2013.
“Under Peter’s leadership the Ashbrook Center has prospered and grown into its true purpose of educating Americans in constitutional self-government,” said Krinsky. “Through his work at Ashbrook, Peter has taught thousands of students what it means to be an American.”
Ashland University Philosophy Professor Releases First Philosophy Book
1/29/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Jeffrey Tiel, associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University, has written his first philosophy book titled, “Philosophy of Human Nature.” The book is available in print or Kindle formats exclusively at Amazon.com.
1/29/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Matt Tullis, an Ashland University assistant professor of journalism and digital media and a resident of West Salem, had his story, “Feet of Clay, Heart of Iron,” selected as one of “102 Spectacular Nonfiction Stories from 2012.”
The list is compiled by Conor Friedersdorf, a writer at “The Atlantic,” and is published on Byliner.com.
1/29/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an art exhibition featuring the artwork of two Ohio artists -- Cameron Sharp of Mansfield and George T. Gregory Jr. of Columbus.
This exhibition, which opens Feb. 21 and runs through March 8, will feature both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of the artist’s series “Lessons Learned” by Gregory and “What We Talk About” created by Sharp.
Ashland University Environmental Lecture to Focus on Urban Planning
1/24/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Environmental Lecture Series continues its series on “The Ecology of Urban Living” with a Jan. 31 lecture by Terry Schwarz, director of Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.
This lecture, which is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium, is titled “Urban Obsolescence and the Adaptive Values of Cities.” This lecture is free and open to the public.
Ashland University Theatre Presents Benefit Performance for Domestic Violence Awareness
1/23/13 ASHLAND, Ohio -- Ashland University Department of Theatre will present a special benefit performance of the Obie Award-winning “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.
Ashland Seminary Student Named Ohio’s American Legion Chaplain of the Year
1/22/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Ashland Theological Seminary student Willie Springer of Brunswick has been named Ohio’s American Legion Chaplain of the Year. Springer, who will graduate from Ashland Theological Seminary’s divinity degree program in June, was recognized for his honor at the Jan. 14 Brunswick City Council meeting.
The city recognized Springer, who is chaplain of the Brunswick American Legion Post 234, for his selection as the 2012 American Legion Chaplain of the Year for Ohio.
Ashland University’s Political Science and History Programs Are Distinctive
What do the Constitution of the United States, Thucydides’ “History of the Peloponnesian War,” the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, and Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” have in common? They are all likely reading for students majoring in the history and political science degree programs at Ashland University.
Ashland University’s Teacher Network Holds Day of Service
1/22/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Students in the Ashland University Schar College of Education’s new Teacher Network participated in a “Drive for Supplies” as part of the National Day of Service on Jan. 19.
Approximately 25 students from the Ashland University’s Teacher Network, a program that places first semester freshman teacher education students in a living-learning community, collected school and office supplies from on-campus offices and organizations and donated them to Harmony House in Mansfield on Saturday.