Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just for Fun

Student Laundry Room Picture Contest Announced:

It is once again time for the annual student laundry room picture contest. We're looking forward to all the new pictures that will be competing for one of the five $1,000 prizes. Good luck! See flyer for details.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

College of Arts and Sciences Research and Creative Activity Symposium

College of Arts and Sciences Issues Call for Abstracts—Research and Creative Activity Symposium

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the Third Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium. This event provides students in the College of Arts and Sciences the chance to present the results of independent study projects, thesis work or term papers, exhibit their artwork, or give literary readings or analysis, musical or theatrical performances in a professional and supportive setting. Students presenting at the Symposium have the option of giving an oral presentation, poster presentation, art exhibition or performance. All students majoring in a discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences who are active in research or creative activity are encouraged to apply to present at the Symposium, to be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. This Symposium will also give presenters and attendees the opportunity to learn about the work of other students throughout the diverse departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Abstracts are due on Friday, January 27, 2012 by 5PM, and can be submitted electronically at:

If you have any questions on the abstract submission process or how to begin writing an abstract, please consult your faculty mentor or watch this brief video.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Greene at

Department: ARTS & SCIENCES
Sponsored By: CAS Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Event Date:: 03/27/2012- 8AM-7PM
Location: Upper Convo
Event Cost: Free
Contact: Dr. Andrew Greene agreene3@ashland.ed

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Center for Nonviolence to Show Documentary Film

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell," a documentary film of the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of Dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, will be shown on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at both 7 and 9 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. The free event is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and Office of Institutional Diversity at Ashland University.

Liberia's Nobel Peace Prize laureates Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Leyman Gbowee were instrumental in capturing the emotion and passion of their fellow activists. "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country in 2003.

Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country's civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about an agreement during the stalled peace talks.

"This film epitomizes the impact of persistence and determination... it's awe-inspiring to see these women making a difference," said Dottie Collura, assistant director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.

A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

For more information about these events, or to learn more about the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, email ACN at, or visit ACN online at and/or