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Ashland Theological Seminary Faculty Members Receive Promotions

4/6/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Two Ashland Theological Seminary faculty members have received promotions following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees earlier this year. The promotions are to take effect on July 1, the beginning of the institution's 2010-2011 academic year.

Dr. Mitzi J. Smith and Dr. Rob Douglass were both promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.

Dr. Mitzi J. Smith has been teaching in the…

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Maplerock Jazz Festival features Dirty Dozen Brass Band

4/6/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra, Dr. Scott Garlock, musical director, presents the Maplerock Jazz Festival on Friday, April 16, in the Center for the Arts.

The Maplerock Jazz Festival is an educational and entertaining event that features internationally recognized jazz luminaries mixing with local musicians and regional scholastic groups.

This year’s featured guest artist is the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a group…

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Ashland University Theatre presents: "Experience/Experiment:The 2010 One-Act Play Festival"

4/1/10 Ashland University Theatre will present its final production of the season, "Experience/Experiment: The 2010 One-Act Play Festival," Wednesday to Saturday, April 21-24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Each night of the festival will include four works produced, directed and performed by Ashland University students.
The first production, "Women in Heat" by Rich Orloff (as part of the three-part play, Incredible Sex…

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Finance Professor Says Market Collapse Has Changed the Way Finance is Taught

3/30/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --A finance professor at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, says that the rules for the financial game have changed; turning the world of finance "upside down" and changing the way finance degree students are taught.

"The drastic collapse of the financial markets from 2007 to 2009 made us realize that the traditional theories of finance are archaic and that new ones have to be found," said Tom Harvey, associate professor and…

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Ashland University Religion Professor to Address "What's Going on in Colombia?"

3/30/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --An illustrated lecture by Dr. Sue Dickson, assistant professor of religion, will be held Monday, April 12, at 12 noon in the Rinehart Center for Religious Studies, Room 18, in the lower level of the Library.

The event is free and open to the public and those attending may bring their own lunch.

Dickson spent spring break in Colombia researching "Short-term Partnership Missions," meeting with churches and speaking with…

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Ashland University Environmental Lecture Set

3/30/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland University's 2009-2010 Environmental Lecture Series, "Sustainability and Environmental Issues in Ohio," continues on April 15 when Richard E. Moseley, retired chief of Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Natural Areas and Preserves, will present a presentation titled "Preserving Ohio's Natural Heritage." The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

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Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Receives Honor

3/17/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra received recognition as an "Outstanding Band" at the 43rd Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, the second oldest and most prestigious collegiate jazz festival in the country held last month in Elmhurst, Ill.

A total of 41 university jazz groups participated in the weekend and the Ashland University's Jazz Orchestra was one of only four private institutions to be recognized as an "Outstanding…

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Ashland Area Chorus Resumes Rehearsals

3/16/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Ashland Area Chorus, a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 60 singers, announces the second part of its spring season. The rehearsal schedule begins on Monday, March 22, with the Chorus meeting on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building), room 242.

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21st Century Learning Skills Summit to be Held in Columbus

3/16/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Named as a "leadership state" with the national Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the state of Ohio has made a commitment to transform the public education system, improve the college readiness of students and build a globally competitive labor force.
To kick off this commitment, an Ohio Summit on 21st Century Learning Skills will be held on May 4 at the Crown Plaza Hotel Columbus North at 6500 Doubletree Ave. in Columbus.…

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President of Communication Solutions for Dell to Present Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Lecture

3/16/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ronald G. Garriques, president of Communication Solutions for Dell, will present the sixth annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Lecture at an Ashland University luncheon at the John C. Myers Convocation Center on April 12. Garriques will share his insights on entering the job market and making a difference.

The 1 p.m. luncheon is presented by the Ashland University Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and…

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