Monday, March 26, 2012

Praise for the Study of History at AU

In late February, Dr. Martha Kanter, US Undersecretary of Education, spent a whole day at Ashland learning about our programs and speaking to various groups on campus.  In her opening remarks at a Townhall meeting, she praised AU for many things, among which was the following point: "That Ashland University is leading the effort in civics, in the teaching of history, so that students who graduate can have an appreciation of the country in which they live, so lacking in many of our education centers and K-12 schools across the country."  Amen!  It's actually amazing how few colleges and universities teach American history (and, I would add, Western Civilization) with a view to civic education and in a way that inclines one appreciate the country in which we live. It's nice to hear that from such a well placed Federal official. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Book on Thucydides and Herodotus

Edith Foster and her colleague from Ohio Wesleyan University, Donald Lateiner,  have edited a new book of essays arguing that Thucydides read Herodotus (and Homer) and that these authors are closely connected. The cover is from a 16th Century German manuscript illustrating a meeting between Herodotus and Thucydides (as described by Marcellinus in his "Life of Thucydides"). Herodotus is reading his works to the Athenians. The small boy looking on to his immediate left is Thucydides, who is said to have cried upon hearing the reading. For more information about the book, see here: Book.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Internship Opportunity in Ohio

The  district office of Congressman Bob Gibbs is looking for student interns for this spring and/or summer.  The office is located in Zanesville, OH,  famous as the hometown of the semi-eponymously named author Zane Gray, as well as the location of the big animal escape earlier this year. For more information, contact Susan Brinker, Congressman Bob Gibbs, OH 181166 Military Rd., Suite B3, Zanesville, OH 43701.  Telephone: 740.452.2279;  Fax: 740.452.2557.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

FORUM Declares Independence

FORUM, the terrific undergraduate book review at AU has started up its own website, where you can now read all the old reviews and any new ones that will be posted.  Find it here:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Great New Career Search Tool

The AU Career Services office has a great new tool called CareerShift.  Find it here: CareerShift.  Create an account using your AU i.d.  Its easy and once in you can search for jobs or internships in all sorrts of ways to find just what you want.