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AU department of languages and literatures presenting poetry reading March 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – The department of languages and literatures at Ashland University is sponsoring a poetry reading by visiting writer Saeed Jones on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. It will take place at the Student Center Auditorium inside the Hawkins-Conard Student Center (847 Claremont Ave.), and is free and open to the public.

Jones will read excerpts from his critically-acclaimed book, “Alive at the End of the World.” A collection of poems that…

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Russell, M.Ed. alumnus, loves promoting diversity in education as National Teacher of the Year

Kurt Russell still often uses one of the things he learned from his time in Ashland University’s Master of Education program in the mid-1990s.

“I learned to make sure you are honest to yourself as a teacher, not copy another teacher’s style and be authentic,” said Russell, who has been teaching history at Oberlin High School since earning his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from…

AU Choir, Chamber Singers performing at Winter Choral Concert Feb. 26

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s annual Winter Choral Concert will feature the AU Choir and the AU Chamber Singers and will take place Sunday, Feb. 26, at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel (527 College Ave.). The performance is free and open to the public and starts at 4 p.m.

Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, will be conducting both groups, while Deborah Logan will serve as the accompanying pianist.

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Eight AU faculty/staff members recognized with Academic Mentor Award

ASHLAND, Ohio – Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the 2023 Academic Mentor Awards ceremony held Jan. 27 at the John C. Myers Convocation Center. The annual program recognizes AU mentors who significantly affect a student’s life beyond the classroom by serving as a role model, trusted advisor and guide.

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Ashland University helps prepare Mansfield woman for nursing career and premature triplets

While nothing could really prepare Brooke Larson for having triplets, her time at Ashland University helped quite a bit.

First, she met someone when she was at AU who is playing a very important role with her daughter and two sons who were born in December.

“While in nursing school, I met a really good friend, Claire, and we went to eat…

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Art + design department offering campus studio experience to high school students

ASHLAND, Ohio – The department of art + design at Ashland University is offering a free college campus studio experience for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event will be held in the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.) from 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m., with lunch and all art materials provided.

Experiences may include sculpture, printmaking, digital art and graphic design, painting, ceramics and figure…

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Ashland Center for Nonviolence hosting “Welcoming the Stranger” conference Feb. 24-25

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will host the John D. Stratton Conference once again, with this year’s theme being “Welcoming the Stranger.” The eighth annual event will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25.

On the evening of Feb. 24, keynote speaker Kimberly Brazwell, a community builder and social justice advocate, will present “Creating Braver, Safer Spaces with Courage and Reliability” in the…

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Administrative licenses from AU help Jeff Jones land director of player development job with University of South Florida's football program

Jeff Jones liked that a big emphasis with Ashland University’s administrative and superintendent licensure programs was learning to work with others.

That will come in handy in his new job as the director of player development for the University of South Florida’s football program.

According to a news release from USF, Jones will oversee…

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AU to welcome theologian Jennifer McBride for Rinehart Lecture on Feb. 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – Jennifer McBride, an author, educator and theologian, will deliver the 2023 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Her presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics (400 College Ave.).

McBride will discuss her recently published book, “You Shall Not Condemn: A Story of Faith and Advocacy on Death Row.” It…

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AU Dean’s List for fall 2022 includes more than 1,000 students

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is pleased to announce its Dean’s List honorees for the 2022 fall semester. More than 1,000 students earned the distinction.

In order to be eligible for the Dean’s List at Ashland, one must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the university and receive a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester.

The students and their hometowns can be found…

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