Penn State Redesigns Its Online MBA Program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University has redesigned its online MBA into a new program that is more flexible for adult learners, the university announced this week. The new Penn State online MBA is being led by the Smeal College of Business and will be offered online through the Penn State World Campus website […]

Kent Trumbull Offers Info Session for ITT Students

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Following the closure of ITT Educational Services campuses nationwide last week, Kent State University at Trumbull will offer and information session for former students and their families Sept. 21. The information begins at 6 p.m. in the campus’ auditorium in the Classroom/ Administration Building, 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W., and will cover how […]

Mock Named Outstanding School Board Member

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio School Board Association has named Kathy Mock one of its outstanding school board members for the northeast region. Mock is the president of the Austintown School Board. Along with the three other recipients of the award, Mock will honored at the association’s northeast region fall conference in Wadsworth on Oct. […]

Oh-Penn Apprenticeship Programs Reach Early Goals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Fifty years ago, it wasn’t hard for a company in the Mahoning Valley to find a trained machinist with extensive skills and experience. Nor was much cajoling needed to persuade younger people to pursue a career in the industrial trades. As such, apprenticeship programs were filled with students eager to learn the […]

Ryan Teaches Mindfulness to Early College Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After a few minutes of silence, the students at Rayen Early College Middle School slowly opened their eyes. “What was going through your head just now?” congressman Tim Ryan asked them. Among the first answers: food, sleep and candy. “I’m seeing a common theme here,” the U.S. representative, D-13 Ohio, said with […]

Thiel to Break Ground on Science Connector

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Thiel College will break ground on a $4.5-million science connector as part of its annual homecoming celebration Oct. 1. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. as President Susan Traverso, the Board of Trustees and members of Thiel’s faculty kick off construction. The groundbreaking will be followed by a reception in the James […]

YSU University Theater Begins Season Sept. 30

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Tony Award-winning comedy, a Stephen Sondheim musical and a Mozart opera are among the offerings as the Youngstown State University Department of Theater and Dance announces it 53rd season of performances. University Theater will open its season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 with the Tony Award-winning comedy “Vanya and Sonia and […]

Wean Foundation Awards $110K in Grants

WARREN, Ohio —  The Raymond John Wean Foundation approved grants totaling $110,000 at its September meeting to Mahoning Valley organizations committed to its strategic priorities of economic opportunity and educational opportunity. The Turning Foundation was awarded $60,000 over two years to expand its teacher mini-grant program. The program focuses on supporting teachers who demonstrate innovative […]

Mancini to Headline Community Connections Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former boxing champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will be the featured speaker at the 2016-2017 Youngstown Community Connectors program kickoff Sept. 22. Students in the program learn basic jobs skills such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, time management, team collaboration and appropriate dress for the workplace. At the event, which will be […]

Thiel Prepares Liberal Arts Students for Real World

GREENVILLE, Pa. — There is a common misconception about what a liberal arts college is. Many have misinterpreted it to mean a university or college dedicated solely to the promotion and advancement of degrees in subjects such as literature, English, history, philosophy and other disciplines in the humanities. Not quite. Indeed, at Thiel College in […]


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