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Internships, supported by an AU endowment fund, have Wenzinger’s career on fast track

ASHLAND, Ohio – Before enrolling at Ashland University, Ross Wenzinger was a firm believer in the value of internships. Now just a few months since graduating in December and successfully employed as a master scheduler for Libbey Glass in Toledo, Ohio, he advocates for them even more.

A couple of intern positions, supported with a financial assist from an endowment fund, have jumpstarted Wenzinger’s career in the supply chain management…

Jazzathon, hosted by the AUJO, to take place Wednesday, April 20

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will host a Jazzathon on Wednesday, April 20, to raise funds for past and future trips that the ensemble takes. The group annually travels, including recent trips to the Notre Dame and Tiffin University Jazz Festivals, and also welcomes major guest jazz artists to the Ashland community.

Wednesday's Jazzathon will take place at different times of the day in the Hawkins-Conard Student…

AU presenting series of music recitals this week

ASHLAND, Ohio – The department of music at Ashland University will present three recitals during a four-day span, starting Thursday, April 7. All three performances will take place in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall (room 115) in the Center for the Arts. Each one is free and open to the public.

On Thursday, Thomas Reed, professor of music at AU, will play the clarinet and saxophone alongside pianist Shitong Sigler, who has performed…

Lucille Ford’s 100th birthday celebrated with discussion on future life expectancy at Ford Lecture

ASHLAND, Ohio – The topic of this year’s Ford Lecture—future life expectancy—meshed perfectly with whom the annual event is named after. Lucille Garber Ford, a beloved and longtime faculty member at Ashland University, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. So, while observing that milestone, Michael Roizen and Peter Linneman ’73 discussed subjects related to Roizen’s forthcoming book, “The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger…

Bob and Jan Archer to deliver Spring 2022 Commencement address

ASHLAND, Ohio – Two of the most fervent and generous supporters of Ashland University, Robert M. and Janet L. Archer, will have the first opportunity to congratulate and offer advice to AU’s Class of 2022. The Archers have been selected to provide the keynote address during Ashland University’s Spring 2022 Commencement, to be held Saturday, May 7, in Jack Miller Stadium, starting at 10 a.m. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside…

AU students to present scholarly work at 13th URCA Symposium on April 6

ASHLAND, Ohio – More than 60 students and alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland University will present their scholarly work at the 13th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium on Wednesday, April 6. The public is welcome to attend this event, in which presenters will display original research, read original creative writing or exhibit new works in design and fine art. The presentations are scheduled throughout…

2021-22 Environmental Lecture Series to conclude with presentation on methane emissions April 7

ASHLAND, Ohio – Amy Townsend-Small, director of the environmental studies program at the University of Cincinnati, will close Ashland University’s 2021-22 Environmental Lecture Series on Thursday, April 7. Her 7:30 p.m. presentation, titled “Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Supply Chain, will be in Ronk Lecture Hall of the Schar College of Education (340 Samaritan Ave.) and is free and open to the public.

Participants also have the option…

AU theatre to wrap up season with “The Little Prince” on April 7-10

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s department of theatre concludes its 2021-22 season, during which it has explored a theme of finding one’s place in the world, by presenting “The Little Prince” Thursday through Sunday, April 7-10. All performances will take place in the Studio Theatre inside the Center of the Arts (401 College Ave.), with nightly shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as well as 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

Senior Art + Design Exhibition to open March 31 at AU

ASHLAND, Ohio – The annual Senior Art + Design Exhibition at Ashland University will open with a reception on Thursday, March 31, from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Coburn Art Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts. This year’s exhibition, featuring graphic design, illustration, digital art, painting and ceramics by graduating art majors, will run through Tuesday, April 12.

“While the 2022 Senior Art and Design Exhibition provides the…

Ashland Center for Nonviolence hosting scholar on Jim Crow laws March 30-31

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the Ashland University Department of Religious Studies will welcome J. Russell Hawkins to campus on Wednesday and Thursday, March 30-31, for a pair of presentations centered on the history of white churches and their understanding of race during the era of Jim Crow. The events are free and open to the public.

Hawkins, who is a professor of humanities and history in the John Wesley Honors…

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