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Juried student art exhibition opens March 12 at AU’s Coburn Gallery

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s annual Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition opens on Tuesday, March 12, with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Coburn Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). Gallery admission is free and open to the public.

This exhibition, which runs from March 12-April 2, represents a culmination of student work from university art classes during the academic year. It is an opportunity for art…

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Mapleton Schools become another official Talon Track partner

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into an official agreement with another Talon Track partner – Mapleton Local School District. The two institutions recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, outlining a new collaboration that should be mutually beneficial.

Talon Track is a new initiative, introduced in 2023 when AU and the Ashland City School District first joined together on a shared vision. The purpose of Talon Track is to…

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AU earns prestigious business accreditation from AACSB International

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is pleased to announce that its Dauch College of Business and Economics has earned business accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It was announced Tuesday by AACSB International, the longest…

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Kirsty Jones happy her career path led her to Ashland University as an assistant professor of religion

Kirsty Jones didn’t start thinking about being a professor of religion until she was working on her doctorate.  

“I wanted to do disabilities awareness training in religious communities, teaching about reading Biblical text responsibly, but there aren’t any jobs in that,” said Jones, Ph.D., who joined the Ashland University Religion Department this academic year as an assistant professor.  

Jones said she doesn’t have any regrets that her…

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Ashland University education graduate part of national Scholastic teaching fellowship

BreAnn Fennell was one of those students who took every assignment and made it practical for the classroom, said Jennifer Groman, Ph.D., one of her professors when Fennell attended Ashland University for a master’s degree in education.

“She was enthusiastic about everything,” Groman said. “She took every reading, every assignment and every opportunity to make the most of her learning here at AU.”

Steve Paramore, superintendent for Ashland…

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AU hosting Homeschool Conference on Friday, March 15

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will be hosting a Homeschool Conference on Friday, March 15, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, from 4-8 p.m. This will be the first of what Theresa Watson, coordinator of AU’s Homeschool and Classical Learning Center, expects to become an annual event.

The purpose of the conference is to bring families from the homeschooling community together to make connections, share ideas and receive practical advice for…

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Inaugural TEDxAshland University hopes 'sparking connections' continues after its calls to action

“Keep sparking connections”

Elise Riggle, organizer

This was how Riggle, director of CITE (Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence), ended the inaugural TEDxAshland University event, Sparking Connections, on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium.

TED began in 1984 as a…

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Winter Choral Concert at AU taking place Sunday, Feb. 25

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s annual Winter Choral Concert, featuring the AU Chamber Singers, the Ashland Area Chorus and the AU Choir, will take place Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. The concert, free and open to the public, will be held at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, will conduct all three groups. Susan Gregg will serve as the accompanist pianist for all three…

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AU awarded $200,000 for Ohio Teacher Bootcamp Program, as announced by Lt. Governor Husted

ASHLAND, Ohio – During a February roundtable discussion at Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced AU has been awarded approximately $200,000 in grants to expand its Ohio Teacher Bootcamp Program later this year. The program serves as a way to build bridges and make connections between educators and local businesses so that educators can learn about the in-demand skills needed to be successful in…

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Faith and Society lecture on sports rescheduled for Feb. 28

ASHLAND, Ohio – Dee Stokes, an entrepreneurial minister, educator, author, consultant, podcaster and former NCAA Div. I college basketball coach, will present the latest edition of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.). The event, to be held at the College of Education’s Ronk Auditorium, was previously set for Jan. 24, but had to be rescheduled due to illness.

The program will…

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