Dees Named Interim Dean of KSU Columbiana Campuses

KENT, Ohio — David Dees, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of the Kent State University Columbiana County campuses, effective July 1. He replaces Stephen Nameth, Ph.D., who served as dean of the Salem and East Liverpool campuses since 2012. The appointment was announced by Todd Diacon, Kent State senior vice […]

General Studies Program Offers Options for Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s not uncommon for college students to be blindsided by situations that derail their path to earning a degree. It could be a personal issue, a financial setback, or as so many realize belatedly, the field they thought would lead to a great career isn’t the field they want to pursue. Or, […]

YSU Hits ‘Home Run’ with $100,000 NEA Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $100,000 grant might not sound like much compared to awards of $500,000 for equipment or $1 million for research, Martin Abraham said Thursday. But considering the source of the $100,000 – the National Endowment for the Arts – the provost of Youngstown State University deems it a major achievement. “It sounds […]

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 […]


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