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Sophomore Sarah Watson steering mental health initiatives on AU campus

From great tragedy has come a powerful mission for Sarah Watson. The Ashland University sophomore has made it her personal goal to make mental health awareness a priority for all students on the AU campus, another important step in what has become a life calling.

Watson began her current worthy pursuit during the 2022-23 academic year, bravely sharing the personal story of her father’s mental struggles and suicide with teammates on the Eagles’ women…

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AU grad Mackenzie Pflum working her way to sideline reporter goal with sports radio job

Recent Ashland University graduate Mackenzie Pflum has wanted to be a sideline reporter since she was 12 years old.  

At that age, she had attended a Cleveland Guardians (Indians back then) baseball game with her family and, due to a long rain delay, they were able to make their way down to the front row by the time the game resumed because so many fans…

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More than 1,000 students named to AU Dean’s List for spring 2023

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is pleased to announce its Dean’s List honorees for the 2023 spring 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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Regional juried art exhibition being hosted at Coburn Gallery May 19-July 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Art Gallery at Ashland University is holding a regional juried exhibition, featuring 59 works created by the 21 members of the Ashland Community Arts League, from Friday, May 19, through Saturday, July 22. The opening reception will be Friday, May 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. All events at the gallery are free and open to the public.

The works on display will include painting, glass, photography, fiber arts, woodworking,…

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AU T-shirt seen on “Ted Lasso” keeps Campus Store buzzing

ASHLAND, Ohio – The 2023 spring semester and commencement have come and gone, but the Ashland University Campus Store is as busy as ever, according to Amanda Brown, director of the campus store.

Normally a quieter time of year for the store, its Eagle Custom Design screen-printing machine is running red-hot—or more like purple-and-gold hot—ever since an AU T-shirt was spotted being worn by a character on the hit Apple TV+ show “Ted Lasso.”

Marsha Curry-Nixon, Ashland University 2023 spring commencement speaker

Speakers encourage faith to 2023 spring graduates during Ashland University’s commencement

ASHLAND, Ohio Commencement speaker Marsha Curry-Nixon told Ashland University’s 2023 spring graduates that Saturday’s ceremony was about more than them.

“I know this is your big day, but I confess this isn’t about you,” said Curry-Nixon, founder of a flourishing ministry based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “It’s about Him. We stand here as…

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AU Choir touring across Ohio, following commencement ceremony

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Choir and AU Chamber Singers will go on a brief tour, following this weekend’s commencement ceremony, and perform a series of concerts May 8-10. This year’s touring ensemble will sing a variety of selections previously performed throughout its 2022-23 concert season.

The AU Choir is conducted by Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, and accompanied by pianist Deborah…

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Ashland University grad student and best friend start business of sensory play kits for children

Ashley Gibbs decided to start taking graduate classes at Ashland University in 2021 for a lot of the same reasons she started a business of sensory play kits for children last fall with her best friend.

“I liked that it was all online, as I have two little ones at home and am constantly on the go,” said the Canfield High School biology teacher, who added that she also chose AU because…

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Ten COBE students named Emerson Scholars for 2023-24 academic year

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ten students from the Ashland University Dauch College of Business and Economics (COBE) were selected as Emerson Scholars for the 2023-24 academic year. The official announcement and recognition came during a luncheon last month (April 13).

Each of the Emerson Scholars will receive a $3,500 scholarship, an award in addition to the student’s financial aid package. To be selected for the scholarship, a student must be a business major…

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