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YSU To Award Two Honorary Degrees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University alumnus Brian J. Wolf, executive director of the Marion G. Resch Foundation, and Los Angeles musician and composer Bill Bodine will receive honorary degrees at YSU’s two spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5. Wolf, a Liberty Township resident, and student speaker Rachel Emerson, Leetonia, will speak at the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University alumnus Brian J. Wolf, executive director of the Marion G. Resch Foundation, and Los Angeles musician and composer Bill Bodine will receive honorary degrees at YSU’s two spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5. Wolf, a Liberty Township resident, and student speaker Rachel Emerson,...

Nonprofit Leadership Students Present at Museum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eleven students from Youngstown State University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership participated in the Regional Case Study Event at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, developing programming ideas for the art museum. The students, who are seeking the nonprofit leadership minor or certificate, worked to develop programs that increase attendance and revenue for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eleven students from Youngstown State University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership participated in the Regional Case Study Event at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, developing programming ideas for the art museum. The students, who are seeking the nonprofit leadership minor or certificate, worked to develop programs that...

YSU Student Selected for Internship at Los Alamos National Lab

STEM Showcase at YSU Highlights Student Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Slavic, a computer science and information systems major at Youngstown State University, has been selected as one of the 12 inters for a summer program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The 10-week paid Cyber Fire Summer Program focuses on network archaeology, host forensics, malware analysis and incident coordination. The first three […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Slavic, a computer science and information systems major at Youngstown State University, has been selected as one of the 12 inters for a summer program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The 10-week paid Cyber Fire Summer Program focuses on network archaeology, host forensics, malware analysis and...

Licata Recognized as Beta Gamma Sigma’s Dean of the Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beta Gamma Sigma has selected Betty Jo Licata, dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration, as its 2018 Dean of the Year. She received the award at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International Conference and Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, earlier this month. Among Licata’s work with YSU’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beta Gamma Sigma has selected Betty Jo Licata, dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration, as its 2018 Dean of the Year. She received the award at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International Conference and Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, earlier this month....

Opera Western Reserve Receives $3K for Outreach Programs

Opera Western Reserve Receives $3K for Outreach Programs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Opera Western Reserve Young Artists program has received $3,000 from Denise DeBartolo York to support its educational outreach programs throughout the Mahoning Valley. The programs include Fun with Opera, where students help Opera Western Reserve performers create a scenario for an improvised opera, and “pop-up operas,” where artists perform short arias […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Opera Western Reserve Young Artists program has received $3,000 from Denise DeBartolo York to support its educational outreach programs throughout the Mahoning Valley. The programs include Fun with Opera, where students help Opera Western Reserve performers create a scenario for an improvised opera, and “pop-up operas,”...

GPD Foundation Awards $17K to Education Projects

GPD Group Employees’ Foundation Awards $17K to Local Education

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The GPD Group Employees’ Foundation has awarded $17,000 to six local organizations in its first grant cycle of 2018. In total, the foundation said in a release, more than $540,000 will be disbursed nationwide this year. Three grants were made to Lakeview Local Schools, including $4,950 for a middle school makerspace, $2,400 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The GPD Group Employees’ Foundation has awarded $17,000 to six local organizations in its first grant cycle of 2018. In total, the foundation said in a release, more than $540,000 will be disbursed nationwide this year. Three grants were made to Lakeview Local Schools, including $4,950 for...

Students Offer Solutions for Restaurant’s Challenges

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Taking on a project with just weeks left in the school year, a group of students and staff at Columbiana High School partnered with a Mexican restaurant to create a customer satisfaction program and learn valuable problem-solving skills. In March, Juan Vazquez, general manager of El Vallarta in Boardman, invited students to […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- Taking on a project with just weeks left in the school year, a group of students and staff at Columbiana High School partnered with a Mexican restaurant to create a customer satisfaction program and learn valuable problem-solving skills. In March, Juan Vazquez, general manager of El Vallarta...

YSU Business Students Place 2nd at Competition

YSU Business Students Place 2nd at NASBITE

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A team of four Youngstown State University students placed second at the 2018 Nasbite International Student Case Competition. The Nasbite — the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators International Student Competition — brings the best business students together to work on solutions to an international marketing challenge submitted by Otto […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A team of four Youngstown State University students placed second at the 2018 Nasbite International Student Case Competition. The Nasbite -- the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators International Student Competition -- brings the best business students together to work on solutions to an international...

YSU STEM College Sees Enrollment Grow 25%

STEM Showcase at YSU Highlights Student Projects

By Wim Steelant YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the first and only STEM college in the state of Ohio, the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University is home to more than 3,500 students who receive an outstanding education from close to 300 faculty members in 10 departments. We offer associate degrees, […]

By Wim Steelant YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the first and only STEM college in the state of Ohio, the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University is home to more than 3,500 students who receive an outstanding education from close to 300 faculty members in 10...

Junior Achievement Named ‘Organization of the Year’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Junior Achievement USA has been named “Organization of the Year” by the Institute for Financial Literacy as part of its 2018 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education Awards. JA was presented with the award April 9 at a ceremony during the Annual Conference on Financial Education in Orlando, Fla. Financial literacy is one […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Junior Achievement USA has been named “Organization of the Year” by the Institute for Financial Literacy as part of its 2018 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education Awards. JA was presented with the award April 9 at a ceremony during the Annual Conference on Financial Education in Orlando,...