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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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Tickets for AU’s 47th annual Madrigal Feaste on sale through Nov. 27

ASHLAND, Ohio – Tickets are on sale now for the Madrigal Feaste, a beloved and long-standing tradition at Ashland University. The 47th annual event, presented by the AU Department of Music, will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 3, at Redwood Hall with doors opening at 6 p.m. each night and the royal procession beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Madrigal Feaste takes audiences back to “Merry Olde England,” a term that refers to the country’s…

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AU’s Coburn Gallery to feature alumnus Jamie Lindholm’s artwork from Oct. 5-29

Sep. 28, 2023 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery and Ashland University Department of Art + Design will be hosting “An Evolution from Imagery to Entanglement,” a painting exhibition featuring alumnus Jamie Lindholm, from Thursday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 29. On Oct. 5, there will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

“An Evolution from Imagery to Entanglement” pulls from Lindholm’s studio…

Study abroad Italy

'Students get to learn through travel' with AU Study Abroad

Kayin McDonald enjoyed Italy so much that he returned for a second visit.

Carolina Amparo loved all the adventures of Japan so much that she also stopped in South Korea for even more adventure.  

And Lyndsi Engels made so many new friends with people she didn’t know before traveling to Italy that she decided to do it again in Ireland.  

These memorable experiences came courtesy of Ashland University’s Study Abroad program.


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'Heart of It All' latest book written by Christian Kiefer, director of AU's MFA program

Christian Kiefer doesn’t like to pick a favorite book he has written.

“I always love the thing I’m working on now the most,” said the director of Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

His most recent work is a fiction novel, “The Heart of It All,” which is available anywhere books are sold, as well as online.

Ashland University President, Dr. Carlos Campo on Claremont Bridge

President Campo chosen to participate in state-level higher education leadership panels

ASHLAND, Ohio – Carlos Campo is not only busy leading Ashland University as its president for a ninth academic year, but his service also includes being an advocate for higher education on a regional and national scale throughout the year.

Campo recently was asked to join two other college presidents and lead a panel at the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) Collaborative Conference. As part of the presidential…

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AU to welcome Jillian Peterson, co-author of highly-acclaimed “The Violence Project,” on Oct. 10

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN) is co-hosting a special event with the Ashland County Mental Health and Recovery Board, as part of Ashland University’s 2023-24 Symposium Against Indifference: Perspectives on the Mental Health Crisis. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, which is World Mental Health Day, Ashland will welcome Jillian Peterson, co-author of “The Violence Project: How…

Kimberly Huffman

MAHG graduate wins 2023 American Civic Education Teacher Award

When she first started at Ashland University, Kimberly Huffman had many of the same experiences most freshmen have. 

She called home every day the first week, often crying that she didn’t think she would make it in college.  

Eventually, she realized she could handle it, loved her classes and developed lifelong friends.  

“And the university’s food is the best,” Huffman said with a big smile.  

However, Huffman was far from a…

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Ashland rises 47 spots in this year’s U.S. News’ Regional Universities rankings

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University jumped nearly 50 spots to No. 35 in the 2023-24 Regional Universities (Midwest) rankings of the U.S. News & World Report’s highly-respected college rankings, released Monday. Ashland was also selected as a “Best College” again and earned four additional rankings on the publication’s distinctive lists.

Ashland was among the top 25% of the 167 institutions within the Regional Universities (Midwest) category,…

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