Annual Greek Week Competition Starts

One of the most exciting times at Ashland University for all of the fraternities and sororities is Greek Week. Greek Week is an Olympic style competition where all 4 fraternities face off against each other, as well as all 4 sororities face off against each other. This yearly event gets all of the Greek Life members on campus pumped up, and the entire campus knows exactly when its taking place, due to the loud chanting, running around, and overall packed Rec Center during the events.

            Every year, an original theme is selected for the competition, and this year is no different. This year, the theme is Scare Games, based off the Disney Pixar hit, Monsters University. The basic schedule shows off Greek Unity on Thursdays, Game Show night on Fridays, Sports competition on Saturdays, and a banquet with awards on Sundays.. Also, unity points are given with the amount of brothers/sisters who show up to the events of Thursdays and Fridays. All 4 fraternities (Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Psi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon) and all 4 sororities (Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Delta Zeta, and Theta Phi Alpha) are pumped for the competitions. Here is the basic run down from this years’ Greek Week and the scoring from each event:

Lip Sync Competition (from Fall semester):

Winner’s: Tau Kappa Epsilon & Alpha Delta Pi

Monster’s University showing (unity points):

Full Point Recipients: Phi Kappa Psi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Zeta, & Theta Phi Alpha

Game Show night (unity points):

Full Point Recipients: Phi Kappa Psi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta Pi, & Theta Phi Alpha       

Family Feud:

Winner’s: Phi Kappa Psi & Alpha Phi                 

Jeopardy:

Winner’s: Tau Kappa Epsilon & Alpha Phi

Volleyball:

Winner’s: Phi Kappa Psi & Alpha Delta Pi

Tug of War:

Winner’s: Phi Delta Theta & Alpha Phi

Obstacle Course:

Winner’s: Kappa Sigma & Delta Zeta

Badminton:

Winner’s: Phi Kappa Psi & Alpha Delta Pi

Floor Hockey:

Winner’s: Phi Delta Theta & Theta Phi Alpha

Swimming Relay:

Winner’s: Kappa Sigma & Alpha Delta Pi

Greek Week Overall:

Winner’s: Phi Kappa Psi & Alpha Delta Pi

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-Kayla Ray :)

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Graduation

It is that time of year when everyone gets ants in the pants because the school year is coming to an end! Only four weeks left. As the end approaches, remember to still keep pushing and going strong! This is the time when everyone backs down and starts to quit, but not just yet! Do your best still and finish out stronger than you did last year (for you freshman: finish out the strongest)!

So freshman, congratulations on finishing your first year of college and welcome aboard! Sophomores, you are going to be an upperclassman and stuck in the middle of the college years; make the best of them and create amazing memories. Juniors, you are so close to senior year! Just one more year left and now you are the big dogs of the university, Yahoo! And seniors…you did it; reflect on the past four (maybe five, or six) years and the memories that were made here. Keep Ashland close to your hearts for you will be missed! You are almost there class of 2014, keep shining on!

—Nellie

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11 MORE DAYS until the Eagle’s kick off their annual Purple and Gold Game!  Kick off starts at 7 p.m. in Jack Miller Stadium.  Show your support to #EagleNation!

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AU Department Spotlight: Communication Studies

One department that has went through many changes in the past few years in the department of communication studies. When the current seniors were freshman, the department had only two majors. One major, sport communication, is still around and as strong today. The other major was speech communication. This is very broad, and the students were not receiving a precise education for the certain area that the students wanted to go in to. In just three years, the department has changed extremely. Professor and chair of the department, Dr. Theodore Avtgis, has worked hard to turn around the department. Today, the department has three majors for students to explore and get a specific education in. Aside from sport communication, the two newest majors that the department of communication studies has added are public relations & strategic communication, and health & risk communication. Public relations & strategic communication involves the ability to effectively relate to different publics as well as properly formulate, design and implement message campaigns for clients that include hospitals, corporations, non-profit groups and government agencies. Health & risk communication will prepare students for a variety of careers that include health communication specialist, risk manager, director of communication and public affairs, communication project specialist, security specialist, director of external affairs, health communication training and development officer and safety training and development officer to name but a few. Also, a new Master’s degree program in health and risk communication has been developed. This has been an extreme change in the department, and has grown to extreme levels. 

Make The Best Out of The Smallest Spaces

So since the dorms are the only option at Ashland, we must make the best of it! Here are just a few ideas on how to make your 4 by 4 dorm room cozy and homey!

First, hang long curtains! Not only will this block out the light and make it look nice but it will also give the illusion that there are tall windows which will make the room look larger! Since we are stuck with the flooring in the dorms, put a rug down. This will bring a sense of home to the room and also add your style to the room! Command strips should become your side-kick! Think big! For more ideas, visit Ashland University’s Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/AshlandUniv/dorm-decorating/

 —Nellie

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Are you interested in learning about concussions? Come to the Concussion Forum tonight in the auditorium in the Student Center to learn all there is to know about concussions! - Joyce

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Who will be Mr. University?  Find out tonight in Upper Convo at 8:00 pm!

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AU has a rich history of evolving over the years. Ever wonder what our school looked like when it first started? Ever wonder what has changed at AU in general? Well our campus used to host a “Mom’s Weekend,” a “Miss Ashland College Pageant,” we used to have a Majorettes Team, a Glee Club, a Homecoming Parade, a May Day program, and yearbooks. The Student Center actually used to be Patterson until the current one was built, there used to be a building next to Founders Hall, Here’s a couple pictures of our past. If you want to see more check out the AU pinterest page and look at the board titled “Old School AU.”
The first photo is Founders Hall and Allen Hall 1910. What a small Campus. Did you know Founders held classes?
The second photo is of the Miss Ashland College Pageant. We  used to have a Miss Ashland College Pageant for quite some time (Picture taken in 1967).
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AU has a rich history of evolving over the years. Ever wonder what our school looked like when it first started? Ever wonder what has changed at AU in general? Well our campus used to host a “Mom’s Weekend,” a “Miss Ashland College Pageant,” we used to have a Majorettes Team, a Glee Club, a Homecoming Parade, a May Day program, and yearbooks. The Student Center actually used to be Patterson until the current one was built, there used to be a building next to Founders Hall, Here’s a couple pictures of our past. If you want to see more check out the AU pinterest page and look at the board titled “Old School AU.”
The first photo is Founders Hall and Allen Hall 1910. What a small Campus. Did you know Founders held classes?
The second photo is of the Miss Ashland College Pageant. We  used to have a Miss Ashland College Pageant for quite some time (Picture taken in 1967).
ZoomInfo

AU has a rich history of evolving over the years. Ever wonder what our school looked like when it first started? Ever wonder what has changed at AU in general? Well our campus used to host a “Mom’s Weekend,” a “Miss Ashland College Pageant,” we used to have a Majorettes Team, a Glee Club, a Homecoming Parade, a May Day program, and yearbooks. The Student Center actually used to be Patterson until the current one was built, there used to be a building next to Founders Hall, Here’s a couple pictures of our past. If you want to see more check out the AU pinterest page and look at the board titled “Old School AU.”

The first photo is Founders Hall and Allen Hall 1910. What a small Campus. Did you know Founders held classes?

The second photo is of the Miss Ashland College Pageant. We  used to have a Miss Ashland College Pageant for quite some time (Picture taken in 1967).

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There comes a point in every semester when you just need a break. That’s what the weekends are for. Here are a few places you could go this weekend that won’t break the bank:

1. Go home

It doesn’t seem like much of a get-a-way, but it could be just what you need. Go see your family; visit your old hangouts; catch up with old friends; be surrounded with love and support for the weekend! Best of all: all it will cost you is a tank of gas.

2. Visit a friend

We all have friends at many different colleges. Pack your car and go visit your best friend for the weekend, or go visit an old friend in a place you have never been!

3. Visit a new town

There are a lot of little, historical towns in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. Get your roommate to go with you, or a few friends, and make a girls/guys weekend out of it!

            List of cities and distances from Ashland:

            Newark, Ohio             65.7 mi

            Oberlin, Ohio             31.3 mi

            Hocking Hills             140.4 mi

            Amish Country           35.3 mi

            Medina, Ohio             35.6 mi

Hocking Hills

4. Visit a big city

This may cost a little more, but could be completely worth it. Cities like Pittsburgh (three hours away) and Chicago (five hours away) provide enough entertainment in one weekend to get you through until your next trip. Split a hotel with a car full of your friends and go have fun!

Chicago

So what ever you decide to do this weekend, or next time you just need a break, remember you have options. Be adventurous and go somewhere new or go see your family and relax. -Erynn

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