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Regional artists collect awards at AU’s Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition

ASHLAND, Ohio – Eleven awards from the 2023 Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition at Ashland University went to regional student artists, as announced by Cynthia Petry, director of AU’s Coburn Gallery. The exhibition runs through March 24.

More than $1,000 was distributed to the winners across a variety of categories, while the People’s Choice award will be announced on the Coburn…

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AU grad Chad DiFranco enjoying teaching new arts classes at his Amherst high school

Principal Joe Tellier wasn’t worried how adding new ceramics and sculpture classes would go at Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst with art teacher and Ashland University graduate Chad DiFranco leading the way.

“Not only did he add these courses, but when the idea of creating an Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art was beginning, he volunteered to teach it and gave up a week in the summer…

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AU partnering with Special Olympics Ohio, Cavs Academy to host unique basketball clinic

ASHLAND, Ohio – Special Olympics Ohio Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) and Ashland University, in collaboration with the department of recreation and wellness and the Dauch College of Business and Economics at AU, have partnered to host a basketball skills clinic featuring staff from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Cavs Academy Camps & Clinics on Wednesday, March 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Health Sciences and Recreation…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at AU’s Maplerock Jazz Festival

ASHLAND, Ohio – The 42nd edition of the Maplerock Jazz Festival, an educational and entertaining event that features the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra mixing with jazz luminaries and regional scholastic groups, will take place on St. Patrick’s Day this year. This Friday’s festival will be held inside AU’s Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.).

First, area high school bands are scheduled to perform in a non-competitive format from 1-4:30 p.m.,…

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President of Ethics and Public Policy Center to speak at AU’s Faith and Society lecture

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ryan T. Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., will be the guest speaker at Ashland University’s next Faith and Society lecture. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, at the Dwight Schar College of Education’s Ronk Auditorium (340 Samaritan Ave.) at 7 p.m.

For those unable to attend in person, Anderson’s presentation will be streamed at…

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Three AU faculty awarded promotion to full professor, four to associate professor, and five granted tenure

ASHLAND, Ohio – Three faculty members at Ashland University were awarded promotion to full professor—Chris Chartier in the department of psychology, Hilary Donatini in the department of languages and literatures and Patricia Saunders in the department of biology and toxicology—following the action of the board of trustees at a recent meeting.

In addition, Jonathan Naylor in the department of health sciences, Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss in educational…

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AU’s Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Lunch to feature Richard Seaman

ASHLAND, Ohio – Richard Seaman, chairman of Seaman Corporation, author and board chairman of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, will be the speaker at Ashland University’s 2023 Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Lunch on Monday, March 20, 2023. The event is free and open to the public with advanced registration and will begin at 11:45 a.m., in the John C. Myers Convocation Center (820 Claremont Ave.).

Seaman will present “A Vibrant Vision: The…

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Four faculty achieve emeritus status

ASHLAND, Ohio – Four former Ashland University faculty members have received emeritus status, as announced by the Office of the President. Emeritus faculty status can be granted to faculty members who completed at least 15 years of full-time service at AU.

Receiving emeritus status recognizes the individual’s long-term contributions to AU in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service, and it takes effect immediately.

Those granted…

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AU’s annual juried student art exhibition debuts March 2 with opening reception

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s annual Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 2, with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Coburn Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). Gallery admission is free and open to the public.

This exhibition, which runs from March 2-24, represents a culmination of student work from university art classes during the academic year. It is an opportunity for art…

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Ambitious AU accounting student turns Promise Award into internship opportunity

Haven Farson did something few students do as college freshmen.

“She was eager to learn about internships during her first semester in the accounting program, and
usually students don’t even start learning about the process until their junior year,” said Timothy Hinkel,
assistant professor of accounting at Ashland University. “In addition, Haven was proactive in seeking
information about accounting careers, clubs at AU, as well as…

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