WYSU Fall 2014 Pledge Drive

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  • In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

    Starting just after midnight, residents of Sierra Leone will be confined to their homes for a three-day lockdown. It's the latest government plan meant to stem the tide of Ebola cases, which exceeded 1,500 last week in Sierra Leone. But the plan has not won the support of the international medical...
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    In the past week, world leaders have started using a mathematical term when they talk about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. "It's spreading and growing exponentially," President Obama said Tuesday. "This is a disease outbreak that is advancing in an exponential fashion," said Dr. David Nabarro,...

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  • HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced it has signed a wide-ranging consent order and agreement with Range Resources Corp. for violations at six of its Washington County impoundments. The consent order requires the company to pay a $4...
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Gross revenues from table games at the 12 casinos in Pennsylvania were $66.4 million in August, the state Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday, a 4.6% increase over August 2013. Net revenues that resulted -- taxes paid the state -- were $9.6 million,...
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With more than 80,000 employees in the state trained through the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, reports David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency, the state is making a third round of funding, $29.4 million,...

What You Need to Know

  • Fund Supports New Marching Pride Instruments

    The YSU Marching Pride is hoping a new fund will mean new instruments for the band.  Practicing and performing outdoors has taken its toll on YSU marching band instruments --- some of them are more than 8 years old and in need of replacement.  A new fund has been established to pay for maintaining band equipment -- starting with the drums.  Updating and replacing the percussion equipment will greatly enhance the experience of attending Penguin Football games -- as listening to the band and its cadences is something that fans have come to expect as part of the season!

  • Farm to You Every Tuesday in Maag Library

    This fall participants in Grow Youngstown's program "Farm to You" can pick up fresh produce in the lobby of Maag Library. The pick-up will happen every Tuesday from now until November 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. YSU employees can join the program any time this fall. There is a fee, which will be prorated depending on when you join. Organizers of the program say the program is a convenient way for everyone on campus to have fresh seasonal vegetables while supporting local farmers. 

  • President Jim Tressel is Guest on WYSU's "Looking Out."

    WYSU's "Looking Out" has kicked off the Fall Schedule of new programming some great guests -- including YSU President Jim Tressel.  "Looking Out" host Dr. George McCloud talks with Tressel on a variety of topics of concern to the University. The segment will air this Friday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.  "Looking Out" is a forum where community leaders discuss issues that affect all of us -- from global concerns to issues here in our community. You can find "Looking Out" archived here.