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Adena Barnette-Miller

Ashbrook Ambassador in West Virginia receives another award for her history teaching

During her more than 20 years of teaching, Adena Barnette-Miller has earned West Virginia History Teacher of the Year (2021), James Madison Foundation Congressional Fellow (2019) and West Virginia DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History (2016) honors – to name just a few. The Old Hickory Chapter (in Ripley, West Virginia) of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Women in American History Award in October is the most recent of her many awards, and…

Yvonne Glass

AU names Yvonne Glass as executive dean of Ashland Theological Seminary

ASHLAND, Ohio – Yvonne Glass has been selected to lead the Ashland Theological Seminary, a graduate division of Ashland University, as its executive dean, effective Nov. 15. Glass had been serving as the interim dean of ATS since June 1. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to express my excitement to have Dr. Glass move into this important leadership role for the Ashland Theological Seminary. We have been blessed by her leadership as the interim dean…

Logan Rex

AU grad appointed to TourismOhio Advisory Board

Logan Rex appreciates how his professors at Ashland University helped guide him into a profession that was right for him. Since graduating from AU in 2018 with a degree in history/political science, the former Ashbrook Scholar has worked in museums, starting with the Allen County Museum and Historical Society in his hometown of Lima, Ohio. “I had numerous positions at the Allen County Museum, including working in the education wing and interning for their…

President Campo speaks at USA House ribbon-cutting ceremony

Renovated USA House “feels like a home now” for military-connected students at AU

ASHLAND, Ohio – “It really feels like a home now,” Ashland University senior John McCabe said of the thoroughly renovated, 9,000-square foot USA House, following an official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony that was one of the highlights of Homecoming weekend. For McCabe, an Air Force veteran majoring in business management with a minor in entrepreneurship, this marks the third year he’s been living in the USA House, an on-campus residence only…

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Faith and Society lecture features philosophy professor on Nov. 15

ASHLAND, Ohio – Kevin Vallier, an associate professor of philosophy and director of the Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) program at Bowling Green State University, will be the guest at the next edition of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The event, which is free and open to the public, is set to take place at the College of Education’s Ronk Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. Vallier’s presentation is “…

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 especially true for Diane,…

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 media…

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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 of…

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 different strengths…

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