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Ashland University grad looking forward to returning to campus for a reading of his debut novel

Jason B. Dutton can’t wait to return to a place Feb. 22 that gave him such wonderful memories.

That place is Ashland University, where the AU grad will give a reading of his recently published first book, “How to Dance.”

“I was very fortunate to be surrounded by countless people of great character, integrity and kindness,” Dutton said about his time as an undergrad student in the early 2000s, which eventually led to him returning in 2010 to…

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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…

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AU alumnus one of three to earn honor from Mathematical Association of America

ASHLAND, Ohio – Abraham Edwards, a 2005 graduate of Ashland University and currently a faculty member at Michigan State University, was one of three recipients nationwide of the Mathematical Association of America’s 2023 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The prestigious honor goes to “beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics…

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Master's degrees and more - Ashland University a big part of the Nickoli/Miller family

When it was announced in April that Ashland University had been recognized as a 2023-24 Best Graduate School for education by U.S. News & World Report, AJ Nickoli didn’t waste any time commenting about it on social media.

“Whole Nickoli family went to grad school here,” the AU assistant football coach wrote on the university’s Twitter post about the…


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 University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented their scholarly work at the 14th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA)…

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Marsha Curry-Nixon to give commencement address at AU’s May ceremony

ASHLAND, Ohio – Marsha Curry-Nixon, the founder of a flourishing ministry, will be the keynote speaker at Ashland University’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6. The ceremony, which honors both undergraduate and graduate students, will take place at the Niss Athletic Center (905 Moss Hill Drive) and begins at 10 a.m.

No tickets are required for commencement. It will be streamed live at…

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College of Arts and Sciences students to present at URCA Symposium April 18

ASHLAND, Ohio – About 40 students and a couple of alumni from Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences will present their scholarly work at the 14th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium on Tuesday, April 18. The public is welcome to attend this event, in which presenters will display original research, read original creative writing or exhibit new works in design and fine art. The presentations are scheduled…

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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, workshops and summer programs part time for RAA while she was a…

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AU hits record mark during Day of Giving

ASHLAND, Ohio – The office of institutional advancement at Ashland University reported a record Day of Giving, which was held during a 36-hour window on March 23-24. More than $350,000 was raised—the most ever for the eighth annual event—for a variety of initiatives, all of which support student success.

The record amount came from 679 donors, comprised of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. Each donor had the option to…

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62nd annual Mohican District Science Day to be held at AU this Saturday

ASHLAND, Ohio – One hundred fifteen students from 26 area schools are expected to converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 62nd annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held at AU’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Jeff Weidenhamer, the Science Day director and a professor of chemistry at AU, the students…

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