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Maplerock Jazz Festival to take place Friday, March 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – The 43rd edition of the Maplerock Jazz Festival, an educational and entertaining event that features the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) mixing with internationally-recognized jazz artists as well as regional scholastic groups, will be Friday, March 22. The festival will be held inside AU’s Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.), with the concert portion at Hugo Young Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m.

First, high school jazz…

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A number of AU journalism and digital media students honored as national awards finalists

ASHLAND, Ohio – Several students in Ashland University’s Journalism and Digital Media (JDM) Department were national finalists in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Media Awards competition for their work with the university radio station WRDL 88.9 FM and television station AUTV.…

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Twins go from Ashland University to working together at Wilmington City Schools

Twins Elexis Wiederhold and Ciara McGee both played soccer, were cheerleaders, performed in show choir and participated in theater at Wilmington High School.

They each attended Ashland University, where they were RAs, majored in early childhood education/early childhood intervention and belonged to the same sorority, The Well and FCA.

And now…

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Ashland University grad named interim superintendent for Westerville City Schools

Angela Hamberg fell in love with the Ashland University campus when she attended Buckeye Girls State there the summer after her junior year of high school.

She also was so impressed with the university’s education program while she was looking at colleges as a Mount Gilead High School student that she decided AU was the place for her, not only for a bachelor’s degree in 1998, but also a master’s degree in educational administration in 2002.

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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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