Education

Execs Tell YSU Students How to Launch a Career

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Employers perform background checks – including viewing social media – on the candidates they consider hiring. Students in high school and college seem oblivious to this fact, often to their detriment, say Pamela Vass and Christine Costello. Teenagers naively believe that their pages on Facebook are off-limits to all but their friends […]

Portman to Receive Honorary Degree from YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will receive an honorary degree and speak at Youngstown State University’s Fall Commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 13, in Beeghly Center. Katina Darkadakis, who will receive a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising, with a minor in marketing, will be the student speaker at the ceremony. Portman, R-Ohio, was […]

Early Warning System Targets Truancy, Dropouts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – School superintendents and administrators of the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center say there’s a direct link between truancy, failing grades, dropout rates and delinquency that often land young people in jail. A new program launched last month, Early Warning System, is designed to identify at an early stage those students who pose […]

Youngstown Rotary Adds 4 Little Free Libraries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rotary Club of Youngstown donated four Little Free Libraries during the month of November that are placed throughout the city. The Youngstown Rotary-sponsored libraries can be found at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St.; in the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, 2105 Oak Hill Ave.; in Wick Park, 260 […]

Children’s Center to Begin ‘Oh Wow! On Wheels’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Kindergarten teachers soon will be able to bring a bit of Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology into their classrooms. Oh Wow! On Wheels is a package of activities that teachers can lease for a few weeks. Each will focus on a different aspect of […]

Students Invited to Participate in Congressional App Contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — High school students in the 13th congressional district are invited to compete in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Tuesday. Occupations in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and science — are projected to grow at nearly twice the rate of non-STEM occupations between 2008 and 2018, […]

YSU Students Paint Rock Red, White and Blue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Early Monday morning, a graffiti-laden landmark rock at the center of the campus of Youngstown State University bore messages of hate and violence in support of the terrorist group ISIS. By the afternoon, more than 50 students from the university had banded together to write a new message as the story caught […]

YSU Students Paint ‘Rock’ with Red, White and Blue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Early this morning, a graffiti-laden landmark rock at the center of the campus of Youngstown State University bore messages of hate and violence in support of the terrorist group ISIS. By this afternoon, more than 50 students from the university had banded together to change that message, along with a story that […]

YSU Beefs Up Security in Wake of ISIS Messages

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University is beefing up campus security in the wake of vandalism that contained threatening messages purportedly from supporters of ISIS. The landmark rock outside the student union building was defaced overnight with messages that touted support of  ISIS and painted with the colors of the French flag. Among the messages […]

YSU Senior Named University’s First Rhodes Scholar

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ashley E. Orr, a senior at Youngstown State University, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. She is the first YSU student to receive the prestigious international scholarship. Orr, of Columbiana, is a 2012 graduate of Columbiana High School. A mathematics and economics double major at YSU, she is in the University Scholars Program in the YHonors […]

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