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Walker Shapes Clay and Learns Lessons for Life

Christian Walker, founder of Animatr Apparel, wearing his "Humble Tee."

By Jeremy Lydic SHARON, Pa. — To some, the process of “throwing clay” might seem perfectly straightforward: Put the clay on the pottery wheel, shape it, fire and glaze it. But for Christian Walker, the process parallels many aspects of life. Walker was a sophomore at Farrell High School when he heard Bill Strickland speak […]

By Jeremy Lydic SHARON, Pa. -- To some, the process of “throwing clay” might seem perfectly straightforward: Put the clay on the pottery wheel, shape it, fire and glaze it. But for Christian Walker, the process parallels many aspects of life. Walker was a sophomore at Farrell High School when...

NEOMED to Offer Online Graduate Degree Programs

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio –Beginning soon students who attend Northeast Ohio Medical University will be able to receive a graduate degree online through the university. NEOMED and Kent State University will sign an agreement Aug. 6 that will enable NEOMED to offer online degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies. Under the agreement, KSU will provide technology and […]

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio –Beginning soon students who attend Northeast Ohio Medical University will be able to receive a graduate degree online through the university. NEOMED and Kent State University will sign an agreement Aug. 6 that will enable NEOMED to offer online degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies. Under the agreement,...

Oak Hill Collaborative to Host Video Game Class

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Video games are often seen as a distraction from studies, but a new Oak Hill Collaborative initiative aims to use them to keep students engaged in their education. This fall, the South Side neighborhood and community revitalization organization will offer the High School Video Game Jam, a class in video game development. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Video games are often seen as a distraction from studies, but a new Oak Hill Collaborative initiative aims to use them to keep students engaged in their education. This fall, the South Side neighborhood and community revitalization organization will offer the High School Video Game Jam, a...

Oak Hill Collaborative Receives $10K from AT&T

Oak Hill Collaborative Receives $10K from AT&T

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A $10,000 contribution from communications giant AT&T to the Oak Hill Collaborative will help young people receive education and training toward improving computer and science skills. The initiative is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s program to help develop the aptitude of high school students in science, technology, education and mathematics, or […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A $10,000 contribution from communications giant AT&T to the Oak Hill Collaborative will help young people receive education and training toward improving computer and science skills. The initiative is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s program to help develop the aptitude of high school students in science,...

Game Changers Welcome at TEDxYoungstown

Game Changers Welcome at TEDxYoungstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What if? What if your idea sparks a movement that changes our region? That’s the question to be answered Sept. 22 at TEDxYoungstown. TEDxYoungstown is the local live event governed by the TED organization. What is TED? TED started in 1984 as a conference designed to bring together like-minded people from Technology, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What if? What if your idea sparks a movement that changes our region? That’s the question to be answered Sept. 22 at TEDxYoungstown. TEDxYoungstown is the local live event governed by the TED organization. What is TED? TED started in 1984 as a conference designed to bring...

Tressel Touts Additive Manufacturing in D.C.

Tressel Touts Additive Manufacturing in D.C.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — At a conference in Washington D.C. earlier this month, Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel joined U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and others to discuss the impact that additive manufacturing, or 3D print manufacturing, will have on the future workforce. The event, “Is Our American Workforce Ready for 3D Print Manufacturing?” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- At a conference in Washington D.C. earlier this month, Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel joined U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and others to discuss the impact that additive manufacturing, or 3D print manufacturing, will have on the future workforce. The event, "Is Our American Workforce...

Penn State Raises Record $362.9M in Fiscal 2017-18

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State University raised a record $362.9 million during the 2017-18 fiscal year, the university has announced. Part of the five-year “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence” campaign, the figure beat out the previous single-year fundraising record by $9.7 million. Since the campaign began on June 30, 2016, it […]

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State University raised a record $362.9 million during the 2017-18 fiscal year, the university has announced. Part of the five-year “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence” campaign, the figure beat out the previous single-year fundraising record by $9.7 million. Since the campaign began...

Grove City Is Least Costly Private College in Pa.

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Grove City College is the least expensive private college in Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News and World Report. The magazine surveyed 2017-18 costs reported by 724 ranked, nonprofit private schools and determined that Grove City College’s charges are the lowest in the Keystone State. Average annual sticker price for a private […]

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College is the least expensive private college in Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News and World Report. The magazine surveyed 2017-18 costs reported by 724 ranked, nonprofit private schools and determined that Grove City College’s charges are the lowest in the Keystone State. Average annual...

YSU Prof, Students Head to Berkeley Lab for Research

BERKELEY, Calif. – Youngstown State University computer science professor Alina Lazar and two students, Alexandra Ballow and Tyler Leibengood, are taking part in a 10-week research program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Through Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Faculty Fellowship program, the trio are working with Department of Energy scientists as part of the Scientific Data Management […]

BERKELEY, Calif. – Youngstown State University computer science professor Alina Lazar and two students, Alexandra Ballow and Tyler Leibengood, are taking part in a 10-week research program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Through Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Faculty Fellowship program, the trio are working with Department of Energy scientists as part...

Thiel Earns Third Straight Colleges of Distinction Honor

Thiel Earns Third Straight Colleges of Distinction Honor

GREENVILLE, Pa. — For the third consecutive year, Thiel College has been named one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction on the strength of its business and education programs. Thiel’s Arthur McGonigal Department of Business Administration and Accounting, as well as its Department of Education “were singled out for their innovative leadership in business and […]

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- For the third consecutive year, Thiel College has been named one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction on the strength of its business and education programs. Thiel’s Arthur McGonigal Department of Business Administration and Accounting, as well as its Department of Education “were singled out for their...