Education

YSU Trustees OK Labor Agreement with Faculty

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The trustees of Youngstown State University today approved a three-year contract with the union that represents the full-time faculty. The YSU chapter of the Ohio Education Association represents the faculty in collective bargaining. The union accepted the agreement by a 17-vote margin last week. The contract, retroactive to last August, freezes the […]

High School Teams Compete in Bridge Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Thirty-five teams from 18 area high schools will take stabs at building the best foot-long balsa-wood bridge at the 8th annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition Friday in Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. Among the schools registered to participate are Bristol High School, Brookfield High School, Champions High School, Chaney STEM, Hubbard […]

Manufacturers Coalition Learns Efforts Paying Off

CANFIELD, Ohio — Manufacturers in the five-county region say the effort to increase awareness and attract younger people to the industrial workforce is gaining momentum. “We’re moving the needle when it comes to the demand versus supply equation,” says Jessica Borza, sector partnership coordinator for the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, a segment of the Oh-Penn […]

Power, Heat Back on at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It took about two hours to determine the cause and repair what was described as a “major power outage” that impacted several buildings on the campus of Youngstown State University this morning. The power was restored to all affected buildings at about 11:20 today. It was caused by “the failure of an […]

YSU Faculty Ratify Contract by Just 17 Votes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio  —  Faculty members at Youngstown State University yesterday narrowly approved a new labor agreement with the university. Members of the Youngstown State University chapter of the Ohio Education Association approved the three-year agreement by 17 votes, said Annette Burden, president of the bargaining unit. “It was a very narrow pass,” she remarked following […]

Language Issues Unresolved in Tentative YSU Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Contract language issues must still be resolved in a tentative agreement reached between Youngstown State University and the union representing faculty members, the faculty union’s president says. Annette Burden, president of the YSU chapter of the Ohio Education Association, which represents faulty member at the university, and YSU spokesman Ron Cole acknowledged […]

WCBA Hosts ‘Meet the Employer Day’ Feb. 25

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration hosts the semi-annual WCBA Meet the Employer Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the atrium of Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. The event is an opportunity for employers to interact with business students one-on-one to discuss their organization and […]

Eastern Gateway Names Finalists for Presidency

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Eastern Gateway Community College today named four finalists for the EGCC presidency to succeed Laura Meeks when she retires later this year. The four candidates are Jimmie Bruce, vice president of academic success at Northwest Vista College, San Antonio; Lada Gibson-Shreve, provost and chief academic officer at Stark State College, North Canton; […]

Therapy Dog in Training Teaches YSU Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When gerontology instructor Krystal Culler approached Youngstown State University about bringing service dogs undergoing training into the classroom, she never guessed how much her students would like the idea. Lady, her current canine trainee, draws regular visitors to Culler’s office between classes, and some students confess to choosing her class sessions because […]

Employers, Students Flock to STEM Intern/Co-op Expo

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