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Tickets for AU’s 47th annual Madrigal Feaste on sale through Nov. 27

ASHLAND, Ohio – Tickets are on sale now for the Madrigal Feaste, a beloved and long-standing tradition at Ashland University. The 47th annual event, presented by the AU Department of Music, will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 3, at Redwood Hall with doors opening at 6 p.m. each night and the royal procession beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Madrigal Feaste takes audiences back to “Merry Olde England,” a term that refers to the country’s…

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AU’s Coburn Gallery to feature alumnus Jamie Lindholm’s artwork from Oct. 5-29

Sep. 28, 2023 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery and Ashland University Department of Art + Design will be hosting “An Evolution from Imagery to Entanglement,” a painting exhibition featuring alumnus Jamie Lindholm, from Thursday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 29. On Oct. 5, there will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

“An Evolution from Imagery to Entanglement” pulls from Lindholm’s studio…

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'Students get to learn through travel' with AU Study Abroad

Kayin McDonald enjoyed Italy so much that he returned for a second visit.

Carolina Amparo loved all the adventures of Japan so much that she also stopped in South Korea for even more adventure.  

And Lyndsi Engels made so many new friends with people she didn’t know before traveling to Italy that she decided to do it again in Ireland.  

These memorable experiences came courtesy of Ashland University’s Study Abroad program.


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'Heart of It All' latest book written by Christian Kiefer, director of AU's MFA program

Christian Kiefer doesn’t like to pick a favorite book he has written.

“I always love the thing I’m working on now the most,” said the director of Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

His most recent work is a fiction novel, “The Heart of It All,” which is available anywhere books are sold, as well as online.

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President Campo chosen to participate in state-level higher education leadership panels

ASHLAND, Ohio – Carlos Campo is not only busy leading Ashland University as its president for a ninth academic year, but his service also includes being an advocate for higher education on a regional and national scale throughout the year.

Campo recently was asked to join two other college presidents and lead a panel at the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) Collaborative Conference. As part of the presidential…

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AU to welcome Jillian Peterson, co-author of highly-acclaimed “The Violence Project,” on Oct. 10

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN) is co-hosting a special event with the Ashland County Mental Health and Recovery Board, as part of Ashland University’s 2023-24 Symposium Against Indifference: Perspectives on the Mental Health Crisis. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, which is World Mental Health Day, Ashland will welcome Jillian Peterson, co-author of “The Violence Project: How…

Kimberly Huffman

MAHG graduate wins 2023 American Civic Education Teacher Award

When she first started at Ashland University, Kimberly Huffman had many of the same experiences most freshmen have. 

She called home every day the first week, often crying that she didn’t think she would make it in college.  

Eventually, she realized she could handle it, loved her classes and developed lifelong friends.  

“And the university’s food is the best,” Huffman said with a big smile.  

However, Huffman was far from a…

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Ashland rises 47 spots in this year’s U.S. News’ Regional Universities rankings

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University jumped nearly 50 spots to No. 35 in the 2023-24 Regional Universities (Midwest) rankings of the U.S. News & World Report’s highly-respected college rankings, released Monday. Ashland was also selected as a “Best College” again and earned four additional rankings on the publication’s distinctive lists.

Ashland was among the top 25% of the 167 institutions within the Regional Universities (Midwest) category,…

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With help from Ashland University, Paul Jackson becomes a first-year school administrator

Ashland University has played a big part throughout Paul Jackson’s life.

He met his wife at AU, was named a middle school principal after earning a master’s degree from the university and is now using his graduate-schooling knowledge toward a Ph.D.

“In high school I attended a summer program for gifted young people,” Jackson said. “The beautiful campus, fascinating courses and stimulating conversations led by AU faculty left a strong…

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AU alumnus one of three to earn honor from Mathematical Association of America

ASHLAND, Ohio – Abraham Edwards, a 2005 graduate of Ashland University and currently a faculty member at Michigan State University, was one of three recipients nationwide of the Mathematical Association of America’s 2023 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The prestigious honor goes to “beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics…

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