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A mask: The two sides of mental health

Bree Gannon

April 25, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Where is life calling you to go?

Where is life calling you to go?

Bella Pacinelli

January 18, 2019


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Ashland University’s College of Business and Economics will hold the McKnight Life Calling Lecture Series on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in Dauch Room 115. This is the first lecture of the series to be free and open to the public. Ashland alumni Paul and Lani McKnight donated $250,000 to the Life Calling pro...

Life and legacy in wake of loss:

Life and legacy in wake of loss:

Gracie Wilson

January 18, 2019


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She was passionate, she was free-spirited, she was an inspiration. She was Elizabeth Pastor. Elizabeth Pastor was a former music department chair and piano teacher at Ashland University who recently passed away, and her life and legacy is being remembered by Ashland community members as well as uni...

94 pounds: a true story of anorexia nervosa

94 pounds: a true story of anorexia nervosa

Isabella Pacinelli

December 6, 2018


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At 94 pounds and nine years into Kenzie Fischer’s battle with anorexia nervosa, the disease created a physical hardship so severe she was admitted to the hospital. At the age of 17, Fischer was faced with the harsh reality of her struggle – she would die if she did not make a change. In spite of this realization, her anger and frustrat...

AU participates in Silent Witness Project of Ashland County to spread awareness of domestic violence

AU participates in Silent Witness Project of Ashland County to spread awareness of domestic violence

Luqman Tarouti

November 20, 2018


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The Silent Witness Exhibit visited Ashland University during the month of October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, on average 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in...