Ives’ $1M Gift to YSU Reflects ‘Life Well Lived’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Helga Ives would go up the two flights of stairs in her split-level house – assisted by a pair of canes — several times a day to spend time in her beloved library, Scott Schulick recalls. “And indeed it was a library, filled with over 5,000 volumes spanning nearly a century,” plus […]

$1M Gift Establishes Visiting Scholar at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The estate of former faculty member David S. Ives and his wife, Helga, is donating $1 million to Youngstown State University to expand several scholarships and to bring distinguished humanities scholars to campus to teach and conduct research. Ives served 31 years as a professor of humanities, Latin, Greek, world literature, English, […]

$4M Grant to Fund Workforce Training Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A partnership led by Flying High Inc. will help prepare local individuals for careers in health care and advanced manufacturing using a $4 million federal grant. The Mahoning Valley Partnership for Employment will aim to equip people, with a focus on veterans and those with criminal records, with skills in the high-demand […]

Honors for YSU’s Export Internship Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– The Ohio Development Services Agency’s Export Assistance Office was recently awarded the President’s “E” Award for Export Service for its Ohio Export Internship Program. The Ohio Export Internship Program is a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency, the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University, and the Fisher College […]

Take Time to Develop a Marketing Plan

Marketing takes time, money, and lots of preparation. One of the best ways to prepare yourself is to develop a solid marketing plan. A strong marketing plan will ensure you’re not only sticking to your schedule, but that you’re spending your marketing funds wisely and appropriately. A marketing plan includes everything from understanding your target […]

Kent Research Finds New Properties of Liquid Crystals

By Jim Maxwell KENT, Ohio — Researchers in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences  published an article on new properties of liquid crystals in the May 27 issue of Physical Review Letters. The article, which describes some recent surprising results involving nematic liquid crystals induced by a high magnetic field, is currently featured […]

Grove City College Removed from AAUP Censure List

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Grove City College announced Friday that the membership of the American Association of University Professors voted in favor of lifting a sanction imposed on the college more than 50 years ago. The vote took place at the AAUP’s 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. In 1963, Grove City College was placed […]

Kent State Pilots Compete in Air Race for Women

KENT, Ohio – The first pair Kent State University female pilots will race 2,700 miles across the country in an effort to win the historic Air Race Classic. The competition is the oldest of its kind with roots that can be traced back to the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 […]

Ohio Education Department Awards Chamber $200,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Education so the chamber can extend its school mentorship program to Warren City Schools, the chamber announced Monday. The program, called “Community Connectors,” is directed at juniors and seniors in high school and would make them […]

Park Vista Dedicates Gelhaar Learning Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Peter Gelhaar’s parents would have had very different reactions to attending the dedication of the Gelhaar Center at the Park Vista of Youngstown campus, but both would have been proud, he said. For his father, the late Richard Gelhaar, “The thought of being in the row of the dignitaries here with the […]


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