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Kent State May 4th Site to Be Dedicated

Kent State May 4th Site to Be Dedicated

KENT, Ohio — Seventeen acres on the campus of Kent State University are now among the nation’s significant historic locations, joining such sites as the Grand Canyon National Park, Pearl Harbor and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Those 17 acres represent the site of the historic events of May 4, 1970, where protesting […]

KENT, Ohio -- Seventeen acres on the campus of Kent State University are now among the nation's significant historic locations, joining such sites as the Grand Canyon National Park, Pearl Harbor and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Those 17 acres represent the site of the historic events of...

Perspective: Digital Thread Woven Into Manufacturing

By Brett Conner and Darrell Wallace  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The roots of manufacturing run deep in northeastern Ohio and at Youngstown State University, as evidenced by its name in 1921: the Youngstown Institute of Technology. Today, manufacturing has evolved into a field far different than when steel mills dotted the landscape. The production of physical […]

By Brett Conner and Darrell Wallace  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The roots of manufacturing run deep in northeastern Ohio and at Youngstown State University, as evidenced by its name in 1921: the Youngstown Institute of Technology. Today, manufacturing has evolved into a field far different than when steel mills dotted the...

NAACP Pushes State for Progress in City Schools

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Leaders of the NAACP Youngstown/Mahoning County Branch are pushing state officials to ensure all school contracts — especially for teachers and administrators — include academic performance and outcome standards that must be met. George Freeman Jr. and Jimma McWilson, president and vice president, of the NAACP chapter, were among five Ohio NAACP […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Leaders of the NAACP Youngstown/Mahoning County Branch are pushing state officials to ensure all school contracts -- especially for teachers and administrators -- include academic performance and outcome standards that must be met. George Freeman Jr. and Jimma McWilson, president and vice president, of the NAACP chapter,...

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...