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Education: Manufacturers Coalition Learns Efforts Paying Off | February 23, 2015

Manufacturers Coalition Learns Efforts Paying Off

CANFIELD, Ohio — Manufacturers in the five-county region say the effort to increase awareness and attract younger people to the industrial workforce is gaining momentum. “We’re moving the needle when it comes to the demand versus supply equation,” says Jessica Borza, sector partnership coordinator for the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, a segment of the Oh-Penn […]

Education: Power, Heat Back on at YSU | February 19, 2015

Power, Heat Back on at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It took about two hours to determine the cause and repair what was described as a “major power outage” that impacted several buildings on the campus of Youngstown State University this morning. The power was restored to all affected buildings at about 11:20 today. It was caused by “the failure of an […]

Education: YSU Faculty Ratify Contract by Just 17 Votes | February 18, 2015

YSU Faculty Ratify Contract by Just 17 Votes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio  —  Faculty members at Youngstown State University yesterday narrowly approved a new labor agreement with the university. Members of the Youngstown State University chapter of the Ohio Education Association approved the three-year agreement by 17 votes, said Annette Burden, president of the bargaining unit. “It was a very narrow pass,” she remarked following […]

Education: Language Issues Unresolved in Tentative YSU Contract | February 17, 2015

Language Issues Unresolved in Tentative YSU Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Contract language issues must still be resolved in a tentative agreement reached between Youngstown State University and the union representing faculty members, the faculty union’s president says. Annette Burden, president of the YSU chapter of the Ohio Education Association, which represents faulty member at the university, and YSU spokesman Ron Cole acknowledged […]

Education: Eastern Gateway Names Finalists for Presidency | February 13, 2015

Eastern Gateway Names Finalists for Presidency

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Eastern Gateway Community College today named four finalists for the EGCC presidency to succeed Laura Meeks when she retires later this year. The four candidates are Jimmie Bruce, vice president of academic success at Northwest Vista College, San Antonio; Lada Gibson-Shreve, provost and chief academic officer at Stark State College, North Canton; […]

Education: Therapy Dog in Training Teaches YSU Students | February 13, 2015

Therapy Dog in Training Teaches YSU Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When gerontology instructor Krystal Culler approached Youngstown State University about bringing service dogs undergoing training into the classroom, she never guessed how much her students would like the idea. Lady, her current canine trainee, draws regular visitors to Culler’s office between classes, and some students confess to choosing her class sessions because […]

Education: Employers, Students Flock to STEM Intern/Co-op Expo | February 12, 2015

Employers, Students Flock to STEM Intern/Co-op Expo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With a record 31 employers showing up, students turned out in droves Wednesday to meet company representatives and present their resumes at the Youngstown State University College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Internship/Co-op Expo in Kilcawley Center. Last school year, the STEM College began hosting its own expo rather be part […]