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Passing Along the Ashbrook Scholar Experience

Recently, two alumni spoke of trying to give their students an educational experience like they received as Ashbrook Scholars. Joseph Postell (2001) completed his Ph.D. at the University of Dallas in 2010 and now teaches Political Science at the University … Continue reading »

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Searle Grant Builds Ashbrook’s Online Masters Program for Teachers

The Searle Freedom Trust has awarded the Ashbrook Center a $250,000 grant to help it develop its promising pilot online graduate level courses in American history and government into a sustainable, fully online Masters degree.  Searle’s grant will fund Ashbrook’s … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Masters Graduate Now On Summer Faculty

Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government offers an unusual breadth of courses to secondary school teachers who want to build their knowledge of American history and government. “We do this by hiring the best faculty we know … Continue reading »

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Board Member Spotlight: Jay Hartz Reflects on Why Ashbrook Matters

“What the Ashbrook Center does is to remind Americans that we’re involved in a great experiment to see whether or not free men can rule themselves,” says Jay Hartz, member of the Ashbrook Board, since 2013. Hartz himself works at … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Graduates: Spring 2014

The Ashbrook Center congratulates the 2013-2014 graduates of two programs: the undergraduate Ashbrook Scholar program and the Master of Arts in American History and Government program. At Ashland University’s commencement on Saturday, May 10, 2014, 21 Ashbrook Scholars received diplomas; … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Professor Named Female Faculty Member of the Year

Professor Emily Hess of Ashland University’s History and Political Science Department was named Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year at the Ashland University Leadership and Service Awards ceremony on April 13. She was nominated for this honor by Student … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Thesis: Human Nature and the Constitutional Convention

We’ve been featuring the work of our undergraduate Scholars on their senior theses, a challenging project each Scholar completes before graduating. Erin Lingenfelter, a senior from Loudonville, Ohio, became interested in the challenges the Founders dealt with in designing the … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Senior Thesis: The New World’s Republican Experiments

This month in the Ashbrook Center, seniors have been defending their theses. We interviewed two students whose work demonstrates the seriousness of this culminating project in the Ashbrook Scholar program. Today, we focus on Johanna Mateo, who came to Ashland … Continue reading »

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Alumni Reflect: If Not For Ashbrook…

Recently a group of highly successful Ashbrook alumni spoke with Executive Director Roger Beckett about the impact of the Ashbrook Scholar program on their lives. Some said that their career choices would have been entirely different had they not studied … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook MAHG Course Gives Teacher a Needed Boost

Brett Van Gaasbeek, a teacher working toward his has Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) in Ashland, has known he wanted to teach history since he was in eighth grade. Though cautioned by relatives that he would … Continue reading »

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