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East High Launches Advanced Manufacturing Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Starting  in January, students at East High School are participating in an advanced manufacturing pilot program that is available at just two other sites across the country. The new curriculum, called Ignite: Mastering Manufacturing, is the result of a partnership between Youngstown-based America Makes, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, or Lift, in Detroit […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Starting  in January, students at East High School are participating in an advanced manufacturing pilot program that is available at just two other sites across the country. The new curriculum, called Ignite: Mastering Manufacturing, is the result of a partnership between Youngstown-based America Makes, Lightweight Innovations for...

YSU Names Promotions in Economic Development, Research Offices

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the wake of splitting its Office of Research into two reorganized offices, Youngstown State University has announced three promotions. Mike Hripko is the university’s new associate vice president for external affairs, government relations and economic development, while Greg Dillon is interim associate vice president for research and Severine Van Slambrouck is […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the wake of splitting its Office of Research into two reorganized offices, Youngstown State University has announced three promotions. Mike Hripko is the university’s new associate vice president for external affairs, government relations and economic development, while Greg Dillon is interim associate vice president for research...

Navarros Fund Scholarships for 55 YSU Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Flor “Shorty” and Elba Navarro met earlier this month with the Youngstown State University students receiving scholarships funded by the philanthropists. In total, 55 students were awarded a combined $39,277 in scholarships through the couples four funds: the Shorty and Elba Navarro Scholarships, the Shorty and Elba Lillian Navarro Scholarship in Business, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Flor “Shorty” and Elba Navarro met earlier this month with the Youngstown State University students receiving scholarships funded by the philanthropists. In total, 55 students were awarded a combined $39,277 in scholarships through the couples four funds: the Shorty and Elba Navarro Scholarships, the Shorty and Elba...

Goodwill Offers Teachers Free Books

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through the end of the year, Goodwill Industries of Mahoning and Shenango Valleys is offering teachers up to 25 free books to use in their classrooms. “Being the son of a career educator and appreciating so much the work and love teachers give their students, we wanted to say, ‘Thanks,’ ” said […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through the end of the year, Goodwill Industries of Mahoning and Shenango Valleys is offering teachers up to 25 free books to use in their classrooms. “Being the son of a career educator and appreciating so much the work and love teachers give their students, we wanted...

Ryan Addresses GM Jobs as EGCC Offers Free Training

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Notification by General Motors that it has 2,700 positions available isn’t a boon for workers expecting layoffs from the potential closing of GM’s Lordstown Complex, nor is it for the Mahoning Valley, said U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. On Friday, GM announced openings at plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Notification by General Motors that it has 2,700 positions available isn’t a boon for workers expecting layoffs from the potential closing of GM’s Lordstown Complex, nor is it for the Mahoning Valley, said U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. On Friday, GM announced openings at plants in Indiana, Kentucky,...

Sharon Robotics Teams Advance to World Events

SHARON, Pa. — Two Sharon robotics teams are advancing to the world stage after placing first and second at the Western Pennsylvania FIRST LEGO League Championship. The tournament, held Dec. 7-8 at Sewickley Academy, included more than 80 teams from the Pittsburgh region. The Sharon teams, Tiger Techs Team Orange and Tiger Techs Team Black, […]

SHARON, Pa. -- Two Sharon robotics teams are advancing to the world stage after placing first and second at the Western Pennsylvania FIRST LEGO League Championship. The tournament, held Dec. 7-8 at Sewickley Academy, included more than 80 teams from the Pittsburgh region. The Sharon teams, Tiger Techs Team Orange...

Art Education for Those ‘Who Need it the Most’

By Jeremy Lydic YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On a Tuesday evening, long after working professionals have gone home for the day, the first floor of the Ohio One building in downtown Youngstown bustles with activity as students fill the classrooms and workspaces at Students Motivated by the Arts, or Smarts. Voices...

YSU Online Programs Rank Nationally

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When it comes to earning a master’s degree online, Youngstown State University is counted among the best in the United States. The Best Schools ranked YSU 11th in its Best Online Master in Economics Degree Programs list. Rankings are based on academic excellence, faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, range of degree programs […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When it comes to earning a master's degree online, Youngstown State University is counted among the best in the United States. The Best Schools ranked YSU 11th in its Best Online Master in Economics Degree Programs list. Rankings are based on academic excellence, faculty scholarship, reputation, financial...

YSU Nonprofit Leadership Students Consult with Canton Goodwill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ten students from Youngstown State University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership recently took part in a full-day consulting project at Goodwill Industries in Canton. As a part of the session at the Ken Weber Community Campus, students met with key staff to brainstorm solutions to organizational challenges and made a presentation to Goodwill […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ten students from Youngstown State University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership recently took part in a full-day consulting project at Goodwill Industries in Canton. As a part of the session at the Ken Weber Community Campus, students met with key staff to brainstorm solutions to organizational challenges and...

YSU Extends Tressel’s Contract Through 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel will remain in his position through June 2020 after the university’s board of trustees approved a one-year extension of his contract. Trustees unanimously approved the extension at their meeting Thursday morning. His annual salary will remain at $300,000. “It encourages us, which also encourages the entire […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel will remain in his position through June 2020 after the university’s board of trustees approved a one-year extension of his contract. Trustees unanimously approved the extension at their meeting Thursday morning. His annual salary will remain at $300,000. “It encourages us,...