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Counseling services offered at AU

Counseling services offered at AU

Bella Pacinelli

August 22, 2019

Adjusting to college can be hard for even the toughest of people. Ashland University provides the services to make big problems seem a little smaller with the counseling center located on the second floor of the Hawkins Conard Student Center. Licensed Professional Counselor for AU, Jenny Preston,...

Ohio Link program connects students to other libraries in Ohio

Ohio Link program connects students to other libraries in Ohio

Gracie Wilson

August 22, 2019

The Ashland University library is known for being one of the tallest buildings in Ashland County and for housing books, academic advising and the Ashbrook Center. While all of this is true, there is more to the Ashland University library than meets the eye. The library has five floors with books...

CAB: valued in community, family and zest

CAB: valued in community, family and zest

Bella Pacinelli

August 22, 2019

Established in 1977, Campus Activities Board, commonly referred to as CAB, provides free events for AU students. With recurring events such as Banana Splittin, Grocery Bingo and Acoustic Cafe, CAB strives to create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for everyone on campus. This values-based organization...

Department chair spotlight: Dr. Hilary Donatini

Department chair spotlight: Dr. Hilary Donatini

Christine Jenkinson

August 21, 2019

The English department at Ashland University is probably known to non-majors as the department that offers a number of core classes, from Composition to Humanities. What they might not know is that they offer three majors: English, Creative Writing and Integrated Language Arts Education. “The English...

A mask: The two sides of mental health

Bree Gannon

April 25, 2019

Giant white walls surrounded her small frame sitting in the corner. Her curly brown hair fell in her face as she loosened the grip she had around her legs and softly ran her fingers through her curls. Her arm retreated back to the safety of the other, tightly wrapped around her legs and pulling them...

AU Director of Bands: Joseph Lewis Jr

Chante Rutherford

April 25, 2019

Mr. Joseph Lewis Jr. is the new Ashland University Director of Bands. He was one of the many new faces to arrive on campus in 2017 and many students, faculty and Ashland natives say that are impressed with him. Lewis is a 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University with a major in Music Education and...

Ready! Set! Glow!: Ashland University raises sexual assault awareness on campus through fundraising event

Ready! Set! Glow!: Ashland University raises sexual assault awareness on campus through fundraising event

Gracie Wilson

April 10, 2019

The month of April is here and while it calls attention to April Fools, taxes, Easter and sunny weather, the Ashland University community is making April something much more by calling attention to sexual assault awareness. April is sexual assault awareness month and Ashland University held an action...

Why is there core curriculum at AU

Why is there core curriculum at AU

Bella Pacinelli

March 11, 2019

The core curriculum at Ashland University has sparked some debate among students and faculty. The current 45 credit hour requirement has been deemed excessive and unnecessary. Nonetheless, Ohio universities require a core curriculum or general education for accreditation. Greg McBrayer, the core...

Ashland University’s correctional education program changes lives

Ashland University’s correctional education program changes lives

Ingrid Schmidt

March 11, 2019

Ashland University's mission statement says that their education “provides a transformative learning experience, shaping graduates who work, serve and lead with integrity in their local, national, and global communities.” This statement is especially true of AU’s correctional education program which ha...

Nursing room opens at Ashland University

Nursing room opens at Ashland University

Bella Pacinelli

February 20, 2019

Ashland University’s new Nursing Mother’s Room is now open to faculty, staff, students and visitors on the second floor of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center. The idea for this project was presented to Dr. Deborah Sullivan, Director of AU’s Campus Wellness. “I have what I’d call an advisory...

Carafano speaks on Cyber Warfare

Avaerie Fitzgerald

January 31, 2019

Leading expert in national security and foreign policy, Dr. James Carafano, visited Ashland on Jan. 25 to speak at a colloquium hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society and the Ashbrook Center. Carafano is the vice president of the Heritage Foundation’s Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute...

French Club fundraiser for Haiti

French Club fundraiser for Haiti

Chante Rutherford

January 18, 2019

Having a passion for French has made changes in the lives of Dr. Richard Gray, director of French, and the students of the French Club here at Ashland University. What started in East Tennessee has traveled north and created a newfound goal: sending help to Haiti. Led by Dr. Gray and French Club President Br...