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AU presenting concert, “An Evening with Cathi Campo,” on Thursday, Oct. 20

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will host a benefit concert, “An Evening with Cathi Campo,” on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center. Campo will take the audience back to the Jazz Age, as she sings selections from the songbook of legendary composers George and Ira Gershwin, accompanied by a jazz trio.

Campo is the niece of famed American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, winner of a Grammy Lifetime…

Posner continues to study eyes using zebrafish

It doesn’t take long to see that Mason Posner likes zebrafish.

The Ashland University biology professor has a drawing of one wearing a Santa hat on his office door.

“There was one year our biology student group for Christmas made these pictures of the organisms we each work on and they gave them to us,” Posner said with a smile.

So that all people can see drawings like Posner’s is the main reason he works with the small freshwater fish…

Ashbrook Center’s new home in College of Education dedicated

Jean Ashbrook helped cut the ribbon.

In the library, Sally Schramm greeted attendees.

And Marv Krinsky and Jeff Sikkenga welcomed the crowd Saturday, Oct. 1, to the Ashbrook Center’s new home in the Dwight Schar College of Education building on the Ashland University campus with brief remarks highlighting its nearly 40-year history.

“John would be so proud,” Ashbrook said about the dedication of the new…

AU hosting Correctional Education and Reentry Summit on Oct. 19

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is proud to host a Correctional Education and Reentry Summit, one of the first-of-its-kind events, to help educate leaders in the corrections field as well as the general public. The conference will take place Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, with a series of events throughout the day from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The summit’s goal is to discuss best practices of correctional education and…

Faith and Society series continues Oct. 18 with presentation by Brandon Rickabaugh

ASHLAND, Ohio – Brandon Rickabaugh, a research scholar in public policy, will present “Knowing Jesus in a Culture of Disillusionment” during the latest edition of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The presentation will take place inside Ronk Auditorium at the Dwight Schar College of Education, starting at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Rickabaugh is an assistant professor of philosophy and…

AU a partner with Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into a partnership with 10 other Ohio higher education institutions that will develop semiconductor career programs by providing training programs. The project, titled “Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium,” is being led by Lorain County Community College.

In conjunction with Intel beginning construction on a $20 billion chip plant in central Ohio—the official…

“The Wedge Between Us,” featuring paintings by two regional artists, open Sept. 29-Oct. 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a two-person exhibition, “The Wedge Between Us,” from Sept. 29-Oct. 22. “The Wedge Between Us” features paintings by Emily Bartolone and Sarah Esposito. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Bartolone, a contemporary painter from Canton, Ohio, celebrates the playful and human qualities of painting…

Metzger’s research on memory performance published, thanks to AU students’ work

Mitchell Metzger admits that his students “bailed him out” on his study leave work during the spring semester.

“The students collected every piece of data,” said the Ashland University psychology professor. “It was so much work to get that data. The students were putting in a lot of hours every week.”

The data was used to investigate visuospatial bootstrapping, which is using spatial information to try to bolster memory performance.

First White Coat Ceremony recognizes AU’s physician assistant students

ASHLAND, Ohio – A new tradition at Ashland University took root at the start of the fall semester. The inaugural White Coat Ceremony was held, recognizing the transition from classroom to clinical education for the first cohort of students in AU’s Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies program.

This “rite of passage to the patient world,” as described by Melissa Irwin, program director of the physician assistant program, marked the…

Weidenhamer tests for toxic metals in cookware from Ghana

Jeffrey Weidenhamer never planned to research recycled cookware.

But eight years after being asked to study reprocessed pots for exposure of toxic metals in Cameroon, the Ashland University chemistry professor is still researching the topic.

His latest time spent on the subject was through study leave work in 2021 when he wrote about cookware in Ghana and had it published earlier this year in the International Journal of Environmental Health…

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