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Ashland movie theater closes

By Tyler Remmel, Cameron Estep and Danielle Slone

January 20, 2011

The Ashland Square Cinema closed over winter break, leaving Ashland with no movie theater in town. Currently, the theater is for sale. The Ashland Times-Gazette reported that owner Jeffrey Nusbaum would not comment about the reason for closing the theater. Still, many local residents will remember t...

Print quota proves successful

By Glenn Battishill

January 20, 2011

Information Technology plans to keep the print quota after it has successfully reduced resource waste since its implementation a year and a half ago. "The print quota is working as it was intended," Curtis White, Vice President of Information Technology, said. The quota was implemented to cut back on ...

GPS implementation pushed back further

By Cody White

January 20, 2011

A long-developing academic program aimed towards global competency will be unveiled much later than originally planned, according to Faculty Senate President Dr. Michael Hudson. Hudson said at the Dec. 3 faculty senate meeting that the Global Passport Strategies (GPS) Program isn't ready to be incor...

College of Arts and Sciences calls for abstracts for 2011 symposium

By AU Public Relations

January 20, 2011

The College of Arts and Sciences will host the Second Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium March 30 in Upper Convo. Students from across the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to submit an abstract to present the results of their independent research projects, discuss th...

University awaits retention data, finances are main concern

By Cody White and Lindsay Cameron

January 20, 2011

As classes resume for Ashland's spring 2011 semester, the school faces a yet-to-be-determined rate of students returning from the previous semester, which saw the beginning of a retention drive announced by President Dr. Frederick Finks and led by Student Success and Retention Director Kathy Stone. Accord...

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

By Glenn Battishill

January 20, 2011

Anyone walking to the Center of the Arts or Schar might have noticed that there is now an empty space where Miller Hall used to be. Facilities Management and Planning Vice President Rick Ewing reported that Miller Hall came down without incident. "We had to clear some asbestos before we could tear it dow...

CAB brings in new acts to keep students entertained on campus

By Amanda Eakin

January 20, 2011

Although one can assert there is nothing to do in Ashland, Campus Activities Board makes it difficult to say the same about activities taking place within campus grounds. "We truly have a great set of events this semester," Amber Bollinger, the co-leader of CAB, said. "I think that all of the enterta...

Health Center wants campus to be tobacco free in future

By Justine Ackerman

January 20, 2011

Many students can't watch a movie now-a-days without seeing a character smoking. Whether it's the badass hero or the trashy loser from the trailer park, somebody probably has a cigarette in their hand. Even while smoking has decreased over the past five years due to severe warnings and campaigns again...

Miller Hall set to tumble down over winter break

Miller Hall set to tumble down over winter break

By Amanda Eakin

December 2, 2010

In the near future, students will be packing their bags and returning to their homes for winter break. Over the course of the month-long vacation, Ashland University will be undergoing several changes, resulting in a slightly changed-or perhaps updated-campus. Specifically, when students flock back i...

Crokos stays positive, gets second chance

Crokos stays positive, gets second chance

By Justine Ackerman

December 2, 2010

For many young girls, the biggest problem with being 12 is figuring out that boys hit you because they like you. But when Kassandra Crokos, or Kandy as her friends call her, was 12, she was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that causes a body's immune system to attack...

Just spit it out: Snyder reflects and honors mother’s death, keeps her alive every day

Just spit it out: Snyder reflects and honors mother’s death, keeps her alive every day

By Lindsay Cameron

December 2, 2010

Jenna Snyder lost her mother three years ago and does what she can to help her mother's legacy live on. "They only die when you let them," Snyder said. Snyder's mother, Vonnie, was notorious for her kind spirit and generosity. She threw baby showers for families and was involved in church activities. Over 6...

Students consume dangerous new products that are harmful to health

By Justine Ackerman

December 2, 2010

Many students have heard of Four Loko, even if they themselves do not drink it. Four Loko is an alcoholic energy drink nicknamed "blackout in a can" due to its ability to make consumers nauseous and experience blackout moments - slight memory loss due to intoxication and caffeine highs - according to ...