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Kati Magda

Recent AU alumna’s enthusiasm for all things Abraham Lincoln has led to one published book, another on the way

Kati Magda’s strong interest in Abraham Lincoln didn’t develop while she attended Ashland University,
but it did intensify.
The 21-year-old, who graduated in December from AU with a bachelor’s degree in history that included
a class just on Lincoln, recently published a book about the 16th president’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth,
and is working on a second one about Lincoln’s thoughts on Christianity.
With its Christian…

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AU sports management and MBA students working NFL Experience event in Arizona

ASHLAND, Ohio – A sizable contingent representing Ashland University’s sports management and MBA programs is in Arizona gaining valuable experiences this week, highlighted by the unique opportunity to work the NFL Experience event as part of Super Bowl LVII.

Leading the undergraduate and graduate students on the eight-day trip is Lance Kaltenbaugh, interim associate dean of the Dauch College of Business Economics and associate professor of sports…

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Reed, Sigler to give faculty recital on Feb. 9

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Music will present a faculty recital by Thomas Reed with Shitong Sigler on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.).

Reed plays the clarinet and saxophone, while Sigler is a pianist. The recital will consist of Francis Poulenc’s “Sonata for Clarinet,” William…

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AU theatre presenting “Once Upon a Mattress” Feb. 16-19

ASHLAND, Ohio – The department of theatre at Ashland University continues its 2022-23 theme of “Standing Up, Standing Out” by presenting the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 16-19. All performances take place at the Hugo Young Theatre, with the Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s matinee at 2 p.m.

“Once Upon a Mattress” is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale “The…

Kristy Tipton is in charge of the new testing center at Ashland University

New testing center offers Pearson VUE tests to public, as well as services to AU students

When Kristy Tipton started working at Ashland University in June, part of her job was to get a new
testing center off the ground.

Tipton, whose job also includes online program support, said she couldn’t have done it without the help
of many people.

“This testing center can be used university-wide and the Pearson VUE component is already being used
by the community,” Tipton said in mid-November at the center, which is in…

Katrina Cornish

Internationally-recognized expert on natural rubber production to speak at AU on Feb. 2

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s 2022-23 Environmental Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 2, when Katrina Cornish, professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, presents “Biological and Geographical Diversification of Natural Rubber: U.S. Supply Security, Rural Development and Public Health.” It will be held at Ronk Lecture Hall inside the Dwight Schar College of…

Jim Nixon

Nixon credits AU MBA program for his ascent up corporate ladder

Without the training provided through Ashland University’s MBA program, Jim Nixon said he doesn’t
think he would have had the skill set to accelerate his career path as quickly as he has.

Nixon was recently named Quanex’s first vice president of innovation and new markets, following 21
years as the general manager of LMI Custom Mixing, a leader in custom polymer compounding based in
Cambridge, Ohio, that Quanex Building…

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AU earns five “Best Online” program rankings from U.S. News

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University earned “Best Online” distinction in five categories from the highly-respected U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 program rankings. The rankings were announced on Tuesday.

U.S. News, in its 11th year collecting data from distance education master’s and bachelor’s degree completion programs, assessed more than 1,800 online degree programs. The rankings measure overall academic quality, in addition to services…

Ashland Area Chorus’ 2023 season is underway

ASHLAND, Ohio – The 2023 season for the Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a community-based mixed choir, has begun but is still accepting new members.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m., inside room 242 of the Ashland University Center for the Arts.

“The AAC will…

Walker Uhl and Colt Sponseller

Family ties among AU’s championship-wrestling program

Ashland University Wrestling Coach Colt Sponseller sees only one problem with having his nephew,
Walker Uhl, on the team.
That’s Uhl stealing his clothes for practices and workouts even though the redshirt sophomore is 6-foot-
3 and Sponseller is, well, quite a bit shorter.
“I’ll see something that is a medium on a guy who should be wearing XLs,” Sponseller said with a laugh.
And the other wrestlers only have one “issue” with…

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