Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Spotlight on Alumni: Emily Pettigrew

Emily Pettigrew (Political Science, 2005) is Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Bob Gibbs (Ohio’s 18th District).  After graduating from AU, she moved to Columbus without a job because she wanted to work in government and that is where the action is.  She got her start working as an aide in the Ohio Legislature, eventually working for Bob Gibbs in the Ohio Senate. She says that the most interesting thing she’s done so far is to manage and direct Mr. Gibbs’ successful 2010 campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, a campaign against an incumbent in a district of 16 counties, an area the size of New Jersey.   Her current job involves talking to constituents and lobbyists and determining whether policy ideas will be good for the Congressman’s district and whether they can make it through the House.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Living History in the Ashland Cemetery

Do you wonder what your professors do in the Summer? On May 22, the Ashland County Historical Society hosted the first Ashland Living History Cemetery Walk, a.k.a. "Dead Men Talking." Thirteen people, among them our own Professor John Moser, portrayed men and women who were important to Ashland's past, and stood by those people's graves at the Ashland Cemetery to tell their stories to passersby.

Professor Moser portrayed local lawyer, politician, physician, newspaper publisher, historian and archaeologist George W. Hill.  He also helped to organize the event, which attracted some 400 people. Other Ashland University faculty involved include Deleasa Randall-Griffith (Communications Studies), David Kowalka (Education), and Howard Walters (Education).

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Announcing FORUM: An Undergraduate Book Review

We are pleased to post the first two reviews in FORUM: An Undergraduate Book Review.   See the right hand column for reviews of books on Churchill's war room and the Roman Gods.   As new reviews come in, we will publish them here.  Do you have a book you'd like to review?  Or are you interested in becoming a reviewer?  See the guidelines below and the contact information for the editors at the end.