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The New YSU! Pumps $1B Into Region’s Economy

By Joseph Mosca, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are some things in our communities that we don’t give a second thought. We take them for granted. Youngstown State University is a perfect example. Did you ever think what the Mahoning and Shenango valleys would be like without YSU? […]

By Joseph Mosca, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are some things in our communities that we don’t give a second thought. We take them for granted. Youngstown State University is a perfect example. Did you ever think what the Mahoning and Shenango valleys...

NEOMED, KSU Sign Shared Services Agreement

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – The Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University today signed a shared services agreement that will enable NEOMED to offer online degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies. Under the agreement, KSU will provide technology and support services including infrastructure, instructional design, video hosting and delivery, and a course management […]

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – The Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University today signed a shared services agreement that will enable NEOMED to offer online degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies. Under the agreement, KSU will provide technology and support services including infrastructure, instructional design, video hosting and...

Main Library Could Be in Store for a Makeover

Fifarek Outlines Concept for Renovation of Main Library

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A makeover for the Main Library would honor the building’s century-plus history and position the downtown branch for the future. That’s the vision of Aimee Fifarek, executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, who would restore the Wick Avenue entrance, create an event space and build an addition […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A makeover for the Main Library would honor the building's century-plus history and position the downtown branch for the future. That's the vision of Aimee Fifarek, executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, who would restore the Wick Avenue entrance, create an event...

Penn State Shenango Teaches ‘Blockbuster’ Resume Writing

SHARON, Pa. — Penn State Shenango was recently invited to partner with Primary Health Network here as part of its Reach Your Full Potential program for adolescents to prepare for the job market. The Office of Career Services was given the task to present on resume writing to high school students. Thinking about the targeted […]

SHARON, Pa. -- Penn State Shenango was recently invited to partner with Primary Health Network here as part of its Reach Your Full Potential program for adolescents to prepare for the job market. The Office of Career Services was given the task to present on resume writing to high school...

Wise to Present at Centofanti Annual Symposium Sept. 14

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Tim Wise, an anti-racist writer and educator, will present the Centofanti Annual Symposium 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. Wise has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1,000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Tim Wise, an anti-racist writer and educator, will present the Centofanti Annual Symposium 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. Wise has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1,000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds...

The New YSU! Medical Lab Program Responds to Need

By Joan O’Connell Spalla YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Medical laboratory scientists perform a wide range of clinical tests used by physicians and other health-care personnel to aid in the diagnosis of disease and monitoring of a patient’s health status. Students who earn a Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory science and become certified by the […]

By Joan O'Connell Spalla YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Medical laboratory scientists perform a wide range of clinical tests used by physicians and other health-care personnel to aid in the diagnosis of disease and monitoring of a patient’s health status. Students who earn a Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory science...

Inspiring Minds Counters ‘Brain Drain’ with Summer Program

Inspiring Minds Counters ‘Brain Drain’ with Summer Program

WARREN, Ohio — Nasheema Wade always wanted to work with children. But after pursuing an education in nursing for two years, she realized she could have a “full force impact” in the classroom, she said. “Education is really the key of it all,” Wade said. “It starts in the classroom, so being able to work […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Nasheema Wade always wanted to work with children. But after pursuing an education in nursing for two years, she realized she could have a “full force impact” in the classroom, she said. “Education is really the key of it all,” Wade said. “It starts in the classroom,...

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...