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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…

Mindy Duncan

Ashland University art education graduate Mindy Duncan earns award at Mansfield Senior

Mindy Duncan has never forgotten how much Ashland University helped her career as an art teacher.

“It helped immensely,” said Duncan, who has been teaching art for 29 years at Mansfield Senior High School. “I feel the close relationships with the very caring and excellent staff at AU helped foster my artistic and educational pursuits. Even after I graduated, there was continued support…

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Advanced degrees from AU help Steve Paramore become Ashland City Schools' superintendent

Among the hundreds of graduate-level education students he taught during his nearly 15 years with Ashland University, Robert Thiede said Steve Paramore was one who stood out.

“You knew he was going to do well as an educational leader,” said Thiede, who retired in 2021.

Paramore, who earned two master’s degrees from AU in curriculum and…

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AU selected as a Best Graduate School for education by U.S. News

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has been recognized as a 2023-24 Best Graduate School for education by U.S. News & World Report, as announced Tuesday by the publication that is widely respected for its education rankings.

Designed for prospective students who are seeking a doctorate in education, U.S. News used a distinct and data-driven methodology in building its Best Graduate Schools rankings. Categories that were assessed included…

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AU Symphonic Band, Ashland Area Community Band presenting “Star Wars and Stripes”

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Symphonic Band and the Ashland Area Community Band will present “Star Wars and Stripes” during their annual combined Spring Band Concert this Friday, April 28. The free concert will take place at Hugo Young Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature John Williams’ famous theme song from Star Wars, as well as a series of familiar patriotic numbers. Among the selections will be “American Salute,” a military…

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