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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...

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...

The Melting Pot: student run worship service

The Melting Pot: student run worship service

Noah Cloonan

November 1, 2018


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The Melting Pot is the newest branch of Christian Ministries at Ashland University. Still, in its provisional charter phase, the Melting Pot is a large scale Bible Study that is completely student run and student led. Melting Pot services begin with a welcome from the organization’s welcoming...

Exchanging clip-on ties for clippers: Adam Pry gave up sales to become a barber

Exchanging clip-on ties for clippers: Adam Pry gave up sales to become a barber

Justin Davis

November 1, 2018


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Adam Pry squats down slightly to get a better angle, he tilts his head to the right to make sure his alignment is straight, then he leans toward his subject. He removes the cap of powder off the back of the man’s head, letting the ponytail loose. Pry wipes the shaving cream off his razor and sets...

“Painful memories of a dark time” – Part 2

Kaitlyn Moore

November 1, 2018


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Stone was only ever stopped in a streetcar once. It was packed like a tin of sardines, each person standing quietly, solemnly, lost in their own thoughts. The Gestapo would often force streetcars to stop on their route, make passengers get out, stand with their hands up by a tree or building, and do...

The Recreation Center: a social hub on campus

The Recreation Center: a social hub on campus

Bella Pacinelli

October 24, 2018


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It is hard to miss the large purple eagle in front of the dome-shaped building that is Ashland University’s Recreation Center. Students are greeted with a ‘hello’ from the customer service employee, the sound of basketballs hitting the gym floor and the faint smell of chlorine from the pool...