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‘Deathly Hallows’ is the magical beginning of the end

By Glenn Battishill

December 2, 2010

A journey that for many fans began in 1997 with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is finally drawing to a close with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," the film adaptation of the final book. While many saw the decision to split the film into two parts to more accurately represent the bo...

IT promises improvement next semester

By Glenn Battishill

December 2, 2010

Despite an original improvement date of mid-October, Ashland University students are still plagued with slow and unreliable Internet speeds; Information Technology hopes to have this issue fixed by the time students return from winter break. Curtis White, vice president of IT, was commissioned to increas...

AU cheerleaders and dancers guest perform at Cavs games

By Christina Miadich

November 18, 2010

This past week our very own Ashland University Cheerleaders and Dancers performed at the Cleveland Cavaliers game vs. the Atlanta Hawks. This is the third year in a row that they have had the privilege to perform at halftime for a Cavs game. "I think the girls did a fantastic job at halftime," head ch...

Guitar club searches for heroes and rookies

By Glenn Battishill

November 18, 2010

Fingers fly up and down the fret board, producing fast, furious and beautiful sounds. Heads bang, fans cheer as the sounds of rock fill the area. The players pull together for the solo and the big finish, and salute the crowd of cheering fans when the song ends. The players take a look at the score and t...

Festival of Lights returns this weekend

By Alaina Bosak

November 18, 2010

The choirs of Ashland University will be welcoming the holiday season with the annual Festival of Lights ceremony Sunday, November 21 in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The Festival will include scripture readings, as well as several choral songs and, of course, familiar Christmas carols. The event is f...

New office works to improve retention rates

By Missy Loar

November 18, 2010

President Dr. Fred Finks set a goal for the university to achieve a retention rate of 82 percent in 10 years. As part of reaching that goal, retention services recently returned to AU with the creation of the Office of Student Success and Retention in July. The new Office of Student Success and Retention...

Potential new GPS program demands attention

By Cody White

November 18, 2010

With Ashland University administrators working to implement a new Global Competency Requirement that will make foreign languages and cultures more accessible to all students on campus, it is important to know how the school's Foreign Languages department has taken to this new program. According to For...

A dazzling holiday shopping experience

By Amanda Eakin

November 18, 2010

With the race to the end of the semester rapidly approaching, another race will soon begin. The holiday season is advancing at an alarming rate, which means students will soon partake in the mad scramble for gifts in the spirit of Christmas. On the other hand, the scavenger hunt for holiday gifts doesn...

AU scores “Well above” average on national test

By Justine Ackerman

November 18, 2010

Ashland University students took a national assessment test, the Collegiate Learning Assessment test (CLA test), and the results are in. "We did very well, in fact, the Ashland University students ranked well above the national average for value added achievement, scoring in the 84th percentile of s...

Retention rate after Labor Day remains the same despite class being in session

By Missy Loar and Cody White

November 17, 2010

Class was in session this year on Labor Day in an attempt to prevent freshmen from going home for the long weekend and staying there rather than returning to school, but retention rates for the weekend remained the same. Director of Student Success and Retention Kathy Stone said 24 students withdrew...

Student arrested for alleged possession of marijuana

By Missy Loar and Cody White

November 12, 2010

An Ashland University student was arrested Monday evening by the Ashland Police Department as part of a marijuana trafficking investigation. Tyler Mann, 18, of North Canton, a freshman AU student and 4th-floor resident of Kilhefner Hall, was booked into the Ashland County Jail at about 7:30 p.m. Monday...

CDC teaches students how to make study abroad count on their resumes

By Lauren Grove

November 11, 2010

For students who may be overwhelmed or confused about how to market their international experiences, the Career Development Center (CDC) is holding a workshop specifically geared towards them. On Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m., the CDC and the Global Education Office will sponsor "Market your International Experi...