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AU gears up for its first commencement ceremony since December of 2019.

In-person commencement set for May 8

Bella Pacinelli , FEATURES EDITOR March 4, 2021

Ashland University administration is planning to hold graduation ceremonies in person on Saturday, May 8. They will take place outdoors at the Jack Miller Stadium, rain or shine.  “The plan right...

Updates included those for student wellness, diversity and inclusion and fraternity and sorority life.

Student affairs provides update to campus community

Lewis Markham, AU-TV 20 SPORTS PRODUCER March 1, 2021

With Covid-19 still shadowing many universities and programs across the nation, the Ashland University Student Affairs program has worked tirelessly to find safe activities to keep the students involved...

The Gill Welcome Center is the hub for prospective students and tour guides on AU's campus.

Campus tours continue in the midst of the pandemic

Katie Harrigan February 26, 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many campus organizations have had to make changes and adjustments in order to stay safe. Ashland University campus tours have adapted to the current situation and continue...

Phi Psi made a trip out to the Ashland Fire Department to deliver the donation and tour the building.

Phi Kappa Psi donates to local fire, police departments

Avaerie Fitzgerald, COLLEGIAN MANAGING EDITOR February 25, 2021

In a time where community building is essential to nearby businesses and community officials, AU’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity showed support and appreciation to the local fire and police department through...

Seniors Cortney Starr (left) and Julia Heck (right) enjoy free cookies from VInes Bakery on the Flex Day.

Flex Day programming supports students’ mental health

Sean Repuyan, AU-TV 20 NEWS TALENT February 24, 2021

In lieu of having a spring break, Ashland University has implemented the plan of having separated “flex” days. The most recent flex day on Feb. 16 came with programs sponsored by the Office of Student...

Students dining in Convo among the pandemic.

Student dining begins the return to normalcy

Mason Savoia February 23, 2021

Following the return of seating on Jan. 30 and the newer return to self service on Feb. 12, the Ashland University Convocation Center is looking to make a number of changes in the upcoming months this...

Senior, Bella Pacinelli is a Digital Media Journalism major and Public Relations minor graduating this Spring.

Pacinelli achieves certificate in PR

Avaerie Fitzgerald, COLLEGIAN MANAGING EDITOR February 22, 2021

Senior Bella Pacinelli chose to explore the path of writing when she started school at Ashland University in 2017. In the pursuit of her dream career as a  magazine writer, she invested in Digital Media...

Young with her dog, Murray.

AU student publishes children’s book

Grace Scarberry, ASSISTANT EDITOR February 21, 2021

Brooke Young, business administration major at Ashland University, spent her childhood visiting nursing homes and other care facilities with her grandfather and therapy dog, Molly. After his recent passing...


Coburn Gallery’s latest exhibition depicts human emotion

Hannah Witteman February 21, 2021

From Feb. 12 to Feb. 21, the Coburn Gallery is hosting the Senior Art and Design Exhibition showcasing the work of recent graduate Barbie Waters. Waters' work showcases the emotions of people and how...

AU undergoes new system upgrade

Ellucian Self-Service replaces WebAdvisor
Grace Scarberry, ASSISTANT EDITOR February 20, 2021

A new software program, Ellucian Self-Service, is being implemented by Ashland University in order to make advising and scheduling easier. AU currently uses Ellucian WebAdvisor, but according to James...

Mask refusal on campus prompts online instruction

Mask refusal on campus prompts online instruction

Professor moves courses after COVID-19 policy complaints
Evan Laux, NEWS & OPINION EDITOR February 20, 2021

Dr. David Vanata recently moved all of his courses online following a student complaint about classroom COVID-19 policies. Vanata, a director of the Dietetic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, and...

In 2010, Alston became the first black woman to be promoted to Full Professor in the history of AU

Dr. Judy Alston named Interim Director of DEI

Bella Pacinelli, FEATURES EDITOR February 19, 2021

Ashland University administration has announced that Dr. Judy Alston will serve as the Interim Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Alston, an AU graduate professor of leadership studies,...

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