AU Live

We’re number one!

By Chris Bils

March 21, 2013

Set aside the speed at which they can run or swim, the distances that they can throw and the heights they can vault and jump. Forget about all of that stuff for a second. College athletes are amazing. They have all of the classes and commitments as most regular students, and then they have more: morning...

A week at Ashland University

Collegian Staff

February 21, 2013

During the week of Nov. 12, five Collegian reporters set out to cover the campus way. Chronicling snapshots of college events, these vignettes represent Ashland University in five days—detailing academic success, employment changes, sporting events and a special night in Convo. Monday, Nov. 12 It is n...

AU earns revenge against the Warriors

By Richard Quick and Kevin Stoicovy

November 15, 2012

Wayne State The AU women’s volleyball team had nothing but earning victory on their minds going into their second to last match of the season on Friday night. The Eagles cruised their way to a 3-1 win over the Wayne State Warriors (16-12, 10-7) (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) at Kate...

Kruger, Johnson throw in London

by Richard Quick

August 22, 2012

On the morning of Aug. 3 at the Olympic Games in London, two individuals represented the United States in the hammer throw preliminary qualification round. Both can be traced back to Ashland. A.G. Kruger is the current strength and conditioning coach for Ashland’s athletic teams and AU graduate Kibw...

AU TV-20 up and running

By Richard Quick

February 16, 2012

At 11 a.m. on Jan. 26, AU TV completed the transition to AU TV-20. AU TV-20 officially launched with a broadcast of the Journalism and Digital Media department's September 11 documentary "9/11 Remembered." With this transition from AU TV to AU TV-20, the JDM department is now in charge of broadcasting...

JDM and AUTV t­ackling new ­challenges

By Richard Quick

January 19, 2012

In the coming days, the AU Journalism and Digital Media Department will be embarking on some of their biggest projects to date. Armstrong Cable channel 2, which is known as TV2, will not only be transitioning from the TV2 name while adopting the new name of AUTV, but it will also be moving from channel 2 to cha...

Admissions Office re-staffs; new faces, more multi-tasking

By Richard Quick

November 17, 2011

While some students have noticed and some have not, the Ashland University Office of Admissions has undergone a makeover, or as they call it in the professional world, a restructuring. As of May 2011, gone are the familiar faces of Tom Mansperger, Becky Barnes, Gayle Lantz and Vick Wirick. With the depa...

Kick the blues

By Richard Quick

September 1, 2011

The days of late night bonfires, no bedtimes, Fourth of July picnics, summer jobs, and no roommates are officially a thing of the past. The only things that exist now are classes, on-campus jobs, advisor meetings, athletic practices, RAs, and curfews. According to, September Blues, ...

SpringFest provides fun before finals

By Richard Quick

April 28, 2011

Tornado warnings, never-ending rain, fleeting moments of sunshine, looming finals and impending graduation can only mean one thing: spring. Spring has officially reared its often-indecisive head here at Ashland University and along with this season comes SpringFest. SpringFest is the annual event in wh...

Sharpe talks animals

By Richard Quick

April 21, 2011

On Thursday, April 14, the Philosophy Club hosted Dr. Sharpe in the Dauch College of Business and Economics for a lecture on animalism. Sharpe is an assistant professor at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. "When I kiss my wife, I'm actually kissing an animal," exclaimed Dr. Kevin Sharpe as he o...

Substitute choir director continues tradition of excellence

By Richard Quick

April 7, 2011

Last semester, after a faculty search and a series of interviews for a one-semester substitute as Ashland University choir director in place of the usual director, Dr. Rowland Blackley, Michael Seredick was chosen by the Department of Music. "Mr. Seredick, like Dr. Blackley, is committed to choral exce...

AU rallies to raise money, help fight cancer

By Richard Quick

March 31, 2011

Last April, Ashland University and Colleges Against Cancer held its inaugural Relay for Life. According to Aubrey Shirley, a member of Colleges Against Cancer, there were 14 teams, around 260 participants, and $9,664 was raised for the American Cancer Society. "I felt as a starting event, it was a seed," ...