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Art contest helps Correctional Education students 'feel more involved in the university'

Each year, state directors from Ashland University’s Correctional Education program have an annual meeting to plan its focus for the coming year.  

“In September 2022, our focus was retention by concentrating on making CE students feel more involved in the university,” said Denise Justice, executive director of correctional relations. “Being a college…

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…

promo of 10-minute play festival

AU Theatre to host series of 10-minute plays on April 14-15

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Theatre will close out its 2022-23 season by presenting a festival of 10-minute plays Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, in the Studio Theatre of the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). To conclude this season’s theme, “Standing Up, Standing Out,” these student-directed short plays each have characters who stand up for themselves and stand out by making choices that will change their lives.

Maria Beery

Ashland University grad Beery returns to area to teach theatre with experience in New York

While she enjoyed her time in New York, 1997 Ashland University graduate Maria Beery is happy to be back in the area teaching theatre classes at the Richland Academy of the Arts.

“The building may be different and many of the faces are new, but RAA still has the same unmistakable creative energy that it had 25 years ago when I first started there,” said Beery, who first taught classes,…

Chanáe Curtis

Opera career taking off for Chanáe Curtis, an Ashland University music graduate

What started in Ohio and Ashland University as a love of music for Chanáe Curtis has blossomed into a successful opera career that has taken her not only across the U.S. but overseas.

Curtis, who earned a Bachelor of Music from AU in 2012, recently…

Stan Zimmer

1965 Ashland alum authors two books in one year

The past year has been a busy one for Clinton Stanley “Stan” Zimmer, a 1965 Ashland College graduate.

He has written two books, one about his parents’ experiences in China as missionaries from 1936 to 1948 and the other about coping with mental illness in his family.

“They will probably be the only two I write,” Zimmer said about his…

Jennifer Winkler

AU grad Jennifer Winkler creates unique school art program in Smithville

“Thank you for allowing me to come into your awesome classroom. You should be so proud of the teacher you have become, evolving to meet the interests/needs of your students. I was so inspired.”

This is one of several notes hanging on the bulletin board in the classroom of the high school and middle school art teacher at Green Local Schools, Jennifer Winkler, a 2012…

Danielle Deadwyler, photo by Phyllis Iller

Star of critically-acclaimed ‘Till’ received an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland in 2017

Danielle Deadwyler’s acting career has taken her from the Atlanta stage in her hometown to many parts in television and film, including the lead role in the recent movie “Till.”

Earning a creative writing master’s degree in 2017 from Ashland University has helped in her journey toward movie star status and talk of possibly winning a Best Actress Oscar with “Till.”

Time Will Tell exhibit at Coburn Gallery

“Time Will Tell” exhibition at AU’s Coburn Gallery until July 24

ASHLAND, Ohio – A national juried exhibition, “Time Will Tell: A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience,” is on display at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University now through Sunday, July 24. The exhibition features a collection of 34 artworks that embody the creativity and innovation of artists 50 years and older spanning all levels of artistic endeavor. A closing reception is scheduled July 24 from 2-4 p.m.

AU offers its first Institute for International Insight

05/27/2021 ASHLAND, Ohio  -- This summer, Ashland University is offering its first Institute for International Insight.

Attendees will experience languages, customs, courtesies, and perspectives from other cultures, while cultivating people skills across international boundaries and discovering the motivations behind multiple points of view.

Sponsored by the Ashland University ACCESS Program, sessions will be held July 12-16 from 6:30-9:30 p…

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