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Ashland University United Way Day of Caring team

We came, we saw, we conquered yardwork as AU's United Way Day of Caring team

We came in like a wrecking ball.

That’s not exactly true, but the other members of Ashland University’s United Way Kay Conrad Day of Caring team may have felt that way trying to remember all our names as we introduced ourselves at the team’s meeting spot: Founders Hall Seminar Room.

“Mike from Marketing, Nicholas from Marketing and Jarred from Marketing,” as well as Allison, Hugh, Bethany and Karen, all “from Marketing.”

That was…

Waylon O'Donnell

JDM graduate returning to his journalism roots after being a game show host for cruises

Waylon O’Donnell loved working as a game show host with Carnival Cruise Lines but felt a longing to get back in the journalism industry after nearly two years of living at sea.

“I missed my family, my partner and my landside friends,” said the 2018 graduate of Ashland University’s JDM (journalism and digital media) department. “It was time for me to return to my professional roots.”

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Coburn Gallery’s next exhibition, “Of Two (or more) Minds,” to open Nov. 9

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery and Ashland University Department of Art + Design will be hosting “Of Two (or more) Minds,” a mixed media exhibition by Cleveland artist Barbara Martin, from Thursday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Dec. 15. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

“Of Two (or more) Minds” pulls from Martin’s diverse studio, which includes mixed…

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Bioengineering expert on prosthetic heart valves to present “Lab to Marketplace” seminar Nov. 9

ASHLAND, Ohio – Lakshmi Prasad Dasi, co-founder/chief technology officer of DASI Simulations and a professor of biomedical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, will be the speaker for Ashland University’s seventh annual “Lab to Marketplace” seminar, on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Dasi’s presentation, “Engineering Structural Heart Treatment Decisions: From Lab to the Operating Room,” will be held at Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College…

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 too many people just working by themselves. You get to bounce ideas off people and people have…

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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 early on in my exploration of the program.”


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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 opportunities in the radio studios and on the TV-2 set, as well as the radio/TV faculty, were some of the many things he said he loved…

performer from 2022 AUJO "Jazz at the Nest" concert

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…

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