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Reed to perform faculty recital on Nov. 5

ASHLAND, Ohio – Thomas Reed of the Ashland University Department of Music will present his annual faculty recital on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). The performance is free and open to the public.

Reed, who plays the clarinet and saxophone, will be joined by guest artists Charles Reed (cello) and Kevin Jones (piano). The program will feature compositions by Wolfgang…

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Sourcing and procurement expert to present Heffern Lecture on Nov. 20

ASHLAND, Ohio – Bruce McQuillen, a partner in Cross Country’s Coupa practice, will be the featured speaker at Ashland University’s Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business on Monday, Nov. 20, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center (638 Jefferson St.). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event, with the program staring at 12:05 p.m. It is open to the public, but those interested in attending should RSVP…

Michele Campbell

LeBron James Family Foundation executive director is an Ashland University graduate

Even after 30 years, Michele Campbell still cherishes her years at Ashland University.

“To this day, I have lifelong friendships that were made there,” said the 1991 AU graduate. “Ashland helped shape me into a young professional and the leader that I am today.”

Today, Campbell is leading the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) as its executive director and oversees all of its I Promise Schools in her and James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio.…

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AU partnering with Yad Vashem to improve Holocaust education

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into a partnership with Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and will welcome two visiting scholars to campus during the 2024 spring semester as part of a program to improve Holocaust education in the United States.

The partnership will benefit Ashland faculty members who will receive education and training—Terri Jewett, a professional instructor in the Dwight Schar College of Education,…

Nathan Batchelor

MFA grad and CE instructor finding success writing dark fantasy, weird fiction stories

Growing up, Nathan Batchelor read many stories by horror writers Clive Barker and Stephen King.

He decided to give writing his own spooky stories a try in 2017.

“In some hybrid of a quarter-life/mid-life crisis, I took up writing because my friends and teachers always enjoyed my writing and my ideas,” said Batchelor, who earned his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Ashland University last year. “After I sold my first story…

Vicki King-Maple

AU grad Vicki King-Maple named director of Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association

Vicki King-Maple, though a communications professional, has a hard time putting into words the love she has for Ashland University.

“It’s a second home; it’s family,” said King-Maple, a “triple-crown” Ashland University alumna, having received her bachelor’s (speech and public communication, 1995), master’s (education in curriculum and instruction, 2000) and doctorate (educational leadership and leadership studies, 2019) degrees from AU. “As a…

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AU Theatre presenting Pulitzer-prize winning play “Proof” Oct. 19-22

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Theatre is presenting the Pulitzer-prize winning play “Proof” by David Auburn from Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 19-22. All performances will take place at the Studio Theatre in the Center for the Arts, with the Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s matinee at 2 p.m.

“Proof” is part of the College of Arts and Science’s Symposium Against Indifference: Perspectives…

Travis Apple

AU grad Travis Apple named chief revenue officer at ticketing platform for live event industry

Go above and beyond.

That is the advice Ashland University graduate Travis Apple offers today’s AU students.

“If you are asked to get one internship, find a way to get multiple internships and real-life experience through job shadowing,” said the 2007 AU grad who triple-majored in sports communication, journalism and electronic media production. “Any industry you decide to go into is going to be competitive, and hiring managers want to see…

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Ashland makes significant gains in traditional undergraduate enrollment

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University welcomed nearly 600 new full-time traditional undergraduate students this fall, marking considerable gains both in the number of freshmen and the number of transfers compared to last year, all while improving its academic profile.

The 508 freshmen that form the Class of 2027 represent a 9.0% increase over last fall’s class, while transfers were up 12.5%. The total class marks a 9.4% jump from last year, and the…

Carrie Huber

James Madison Fellow has 'learned so much' just two classes into MAHG program at AU

Once Erik Iverson found out that fellow history/government teacher Carrie Huber was named this year’s James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellow for South Dakota, he told her about Ashland University’s Master of American History and Government program (MAHG).  

The James Madison Foundation awards its fellows with $24,000 toward graduate education, which Iverson, South Dakota’s 2006 recipient, used at AU. As funding permits, the Foundation awards one…

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