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Ashland University graduate Savannah O'Bell and AU Biology Professor Soren Brauner

Biology Professor Soren Brauner part of milkweed study with other institutions of higher learning

One of the things Soren Brauner enjoys about his job as a biology professor at Ashland University is collaborating on projects with other professors.

“That is a lot of fun,” said Brauner, Ph.D., who teaches genetics and botany. “I like working with other people.

“Science is mostly a collaborative enterprise these days,” he added. “There are not…

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Eagle Marching Band performing “Sounds of the Stadium” concert Nov. 5

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Eagle Marching Band will present its season-ending “Sounds of the Stadium” concert on Sunday, Nov. 5. The free event will take place inside Kates Gymnasium at 4 p.m.

The Eagle Marching Band, directed by Joseph Lewis, Jr., will be playing selections from this year’s pregame and halftime shows. The concert will include current and classic songs, such as “Centuries,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “The Greatest Show,” “…

Adam Gellings

Ashland MFA graduate publishes his first book of poems

While searching for Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing programs with an emphasis on poetry, Adam Gellings said he felt very intimidated by the process.

“I didn’t have that feeling when I was looking into Ashland,” said the poet and adjunct instructor for the Department of English Language and Literature at Columbus College of Art & Design. “It really felt like the right fit pretty…

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AU Fall Choral Concert to be held Sunday, Oct. 29

ASHLAND, Ohio – Three choral ensembles—the Ashland University Chamber Singers, the Ashland Area Chorus and the Ashland University Choir—will perform during this coming Sunday’s (Oct. 29) annual Fall Choral Concert. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel starting at 4 p.m.

Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, will conduct all three groups.

The AU…

Bill Weston

Ashland grad retiring after long career in the radio industry

Bill Weston chose Ashland because it was one of the few colleges in the 1970s offering the type of degree he wanted: radio/TV broadcasting.   

Weston never regretted his decision to attend college a little more than three hours away from his small hometown in Western New York, Mayville.  

The early hands-on…

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First “Jazz at the Nest” concert to take place Thursday, Oct. 26

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra will perform its first “Jazz at the Nest” concert of the 2023-24 season on Thursday, Oct. 26. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagle’s Nest starting at 7:30 p.m.

The AUJO, under the direction of Scott Garlock, a professor of music, has been providing the AU campus and greater Ashland community with diverse jazz programming and…

Michael Biller with his family

Ashland University graduate promoted to assistant chief for Norwalk Police Department

While Michael Biller came to Ashland University to play sports, he left with a strong desire for a law enforcement career.  

“One of the main reasons why I chose AU was because of the football and baseball programs,” said Biller, a 2008 Ashland grad. “I only played football for one year and baseball for three years. I decided to concentrate on my academics…

Jillian Peterson speaking at Symposium Against Indifference

Forensic psychologist offers AU audience new ideas to consider to help eliminate mass shootings

Katelynn Roach’s reaction to years of school mass shooting drills maybe contributing to a student eventually doing it for real?

“I had never thought of that,” said the Ashland University criminal justice major.

Ian Zapcic’s reaction to softening measures being more effective than toughening procedures in stopping a mass shooter?

Tom Reed, D.M.A.

Reed to perform faculty recital on Nov. 5

ASHLAND, Ohio – Thomas Reed of the Ashland University Department of Music will present his annual faculty recital on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). The performance is free and open to the public.

Reed, who plays the clarinet and saxophone, will be joined by guest artists Charles Reed (cello) and Kevin Jones (piano). The program will feature compositions by Wolfgang…

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Sourcing and procurement expert to present Heffern Lecture on Nov. 20

ASHLAND, Ohio – Bruce McQuillen, a partner in Cross Country’s Coupa practice, will be the featured speaker at Ashland University’s Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business on Monday, Nov. 20, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center (638 Jefferson St.). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event, with the program staring at 12:05 p.m. It is open to the public, but those interested in attending should RSVP…

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