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Students, alumni showcase their varied interests and scholarly work during URCA Symposium

Tiffany Sims enjoyed combining three of her interests into one presentation.

Jacob Owens liked sharing about a business he hopes to start.

And Phillip Wages loved giving back to his alma mater.

Those were just a few of the many reasons about 40 students and a couple of alumni from Ashland…

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President of Ethics and Public Policy Center to speak at AU’s Faith and Society lecture

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ryan T. Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., will be the guest speaker at Ashland University’s next Faith and Society lecture. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, at the Dwight Schar College of Education’s Ronk Auditorium (340 Samaritan Ave.) at 7 p.m.

For those unable to attend in person, Anderson’s presentation will be streamed at…

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AU to welcome theologian Jennifer McBride for Rinehart Lecture on Feb. 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – Jennifer McBride, an author, educator and theologian, will deliver the 2023 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Her presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics (400 College Ave.).

McBride will discuss her recently published book, “You Shall Not Condemn: A Story of Faith and Advocacy on Death Row.” It…

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Recent AU alumna’s enthusiasm for all things Abraham Lincoln has led to one published book, another on the way

Kati Magda’s strong interest in Abraham Lincoln didn’t develop while she attended Ashland University, but it did intensify.

The 21-year-old, who graduated in December from AU with a bachelor’s degree in history that included a class just on Lincoln, recently published a book about the 16th president’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and is working on a second one about Lincoln’s thoughts…

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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…

Daniel Gullotta

Australian native happy to be in America and teaching at AU

Like the television show “90 Day Fiancé,” Australian native Daniel Gullotta entered the United States on a fiancé visa eight years ago.

“Not quite as dramatically though,” said Gullotta, referencing the American reality television series that follows couples who have applied for or received those visas. “Most of those people haven’t met their spouses. We had met and been together for…

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Award-winning police officer to host criminal justice presentation Oct. 25

ASHLAND, Ohio – The departments of criminal justice and religion at Ashland University, along with the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, are hosting an event, “Dispelling the Myths and Misconceptions: Interacting with the Middle Eastern and Muslim Population,” on Tuesday, Oct. 25. It is open to the public and will take place in the John C. Myers Convocation Center (faculty/trustees room) from 6-8 p.m.

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Be The People host Carol Swain is speaker in AU's Faith and Society series

04/08/2021 ASHLAND, Ohio – Be The People podcast host and award-winning political scientist Carol Swain will speak Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Hugo Young Theatre on the Ashland University campus.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of  the University’s Faith and Society Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation. COVID-19 protocols, including wearing face coverings inside of buildings and social…

AU Professor Speaks at Kenyan Seminary's Graduation

Dr. Sue Dickson, who teaches classes in practical theology and global Christianity, spent part of her summer in Kenya. She was there for the graduation ceremony of the first class of Ezra Christian College a remarkable seminary that Dickson helped found. Here is her account of the experience: 

AU Religion Professor Contributes Chapter for Book

2/26/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Peter Slade, professor of Religion at Ashland University, has contributed a chapter to the book Can I Get a Witness?: Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice.

The book, which presents “the compelling stories of pioneers for social justice who engaged in peaceful protest and gave voice to the marginalized, working courageously out of their religious convictions to transform…

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