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AU’s 17th edition of TubaChristmas set for Saturday

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s version of TubaChristmas will be taking place this Saturday, Dec. 3, at Hugo Young Theatre. The concert, featuring traditional holiday favorites, is free and open to the public and will start at noon.

Hundreds, maybe even thousands, of TubaChristmas events take place throughout the world. The first such concert was held in 1974 and now…

Jennifer Winkler

AU grad Jennifer Winkler creates unique school art program in Smithville

“Thank you for allowing me to come into your awesome classroom. You should be so proud of the
teacher you have become, evolving to meet the interests/needs of your students. I was so inspired.”

This is one of several notes hanging on the bulletin board in the classroom of the high school and middle
school art teacher at Green Local Schools, Jennifer Winkler, a 2012 Ashland University graduate.

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AU’s Coburn Gallery to host senior art exhibition, opening reception set for Dec. 1

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a semester-closing “Senior Art + Design Exhibition” from Thursday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 17, featuring the capstone experience for graduating art and design students Nathan Langdon, Joel Steiner and Bo Haoran. On Dec. 1, there will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the gallery, located in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus.…

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Award-winning educator to give AU’s commencement address for December graduates

ASHLAND, Ohio – Kristen Maurer, Ohio’s 2022 Milken Educator Award recipient, will give the keynote address at Ashland University’s Winter 2022 Commencement, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Niss Athletic Center. The ceremony, for both undergraduate and graduate students, will begin at 10 a.m. No tickets are required.

Commencement will be live streamed…

Danielle Deadwyler, photo by Phyllis Iller

Star of critically-acclaimed ‘Till’ received an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland in 2017

Danielle Deadwyler’s acting career has taken her from the Atlanta stage in her hometown to many parts in television and film, including the lead role in the recent movie “Till.”

Earning a creative writing master’s degree in 2017 from Ashland University has helped in her journey toward movie star status and talk of possibly winning a Best Actress Oscar with “Till.”

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AU student to perform “Comedy Tonight: An Evening of Musical Theatre Antics” Nov. 19

ASHLAND, Ohio – Katie Snell, a theatre major at Ashland University, will present her senior project, “Comedy Tonight: An Evening of Musical Theatre Antics,” this Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., inside the Studio Theatre of the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are needed but seating is limited.

Snell will…

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Tickets on sale for AU’s Madrigal Feaste taking place Dec. 1-4

ASHLAND, Ohio – Tickets are on sale now for the Madrigal Feaste, a beloved and long-standing tradition at Ashland University. The 46th annual event will be held Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 1-4, at Redwood Hall with doors opening at 6 p.m. each night and the royal procession beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Feaste, presented by the department of music at AU, consists of a four-course…

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Eagle Marching Band performing “Sounds of the Stadium” Sunday, Nov. 13

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Eagle Marching Band will have its final performance of the fall this coming Sunday, Nov. 13, when it presents the annual “Sounds of the Stadium” concert. The free event will take place inside Kates Gymnasium, beginning at 4 p.m.

Directed by Joseph Lewis Jr., the Eagle Marching Band will be playing a number of hits from its pregame and…

Nicole Harriott

’99 AU grad: Journey to new drug discovery started at Ashland

Nicole Harriott ’99 didn’t have a career in mind when she came to Ashland University.

That didn’t change after four years at AU.

It took until graduate school to finally realize the kind of job she wanted.

“I just want to reassure you: if you don’t know what you exactly want to do, that’s OK,” she told
students in the audience during a presentation she gave Friday, Oct. 21, at her alma mater. “As long as
you follow your…

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Annual Environmental Lecture Series at AU returns Nov. 9, featuring Perry Gottesfeld

ASHLAND, Ohio – Perry Gottesfeld, executive director of Occupational Knowledge International, is the featured guest for the first of Ashland University’s 2022-23 Environmental Lecture Series on Wednesday night, Nov. 9. He will present “The Global Health Implications of the Transition to Clean Electric Vehicles,” starting at 7:30 p.m., in the Trustees Room at the John C. Myers Convocation Center.

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