Bee set March 19
YOUNGSTOWN -- The 72nd annual Vindicator Regional Spelling Bee will be March 19 in the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. The competition will begin at 9 a.m.
The deadline for all eligible schools in Mahoning and Trumbull counties and Sharon is Feb. 1.
Entry forms and all other pertinent materials were mailed to eligible schools late last year.
Those teachers or principals with questions should contact Helen T. Paes, director of community affairs/public relations, at (330) 747-1471, Ext. 1261, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARREN -- Seven Seventeen Credit Union is again awarding six $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. One scholarship is awarded to each of the following universities: University of Akron, Kent State University, KSU Trumbull Campus, KSU Salem Campus, KSU Stark Campus and Youngstown State University.
Each university chooses its scholarship recipient based on the applicant's grade-point average, school and community involvement, and letters of recommendation. Applications and procedures for applying are now available at all Seven Seventeen Credit Union offices, and in the guidance office of area high schools.
The recipient of the scholarship award, or one of the recipient's parents or legal guardians, must be a member of the credit union, which has offices in Warren, Howland, Vienna, Hubbard, Boardman, Austintown, Kent and Canton.
YSU shares in funds
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University is among seven Ohio colleges and universities to garner a combined $66,790 from the Ohio Learning Network to develop programs delivered in nontraditional ways to meet the needs of Ohio's work force.
The project is designed to address the educational needs of adult workers and reduce the time from enrollment at the college or university to completion of a certificate or degree program.
YSU received $10,000 for the planning of a new delivery model for work force development in health information technologies.
OLN is a consortium of 65 of Ohio's public and private colleges and universities and is an initiative of the Ohio Board of Regents. OLN helps Ohioans access higher education, build partnerships among higher education, schools, businesses and communities, and promote and support e-learning in Ohio.
MLK breakfast set
YOUNGSTOWN -- The annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Breakfast will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 20 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.
The featured speaker will be the Rev. Morris W. Lee, pastor of Third Baptist Church in Youngstown.
Tickets are on sale at Bytes 'n' Pieces on the second floor of Kilcawley Center. Cost is $6.50 for students and $12 for nonstudents. The cost for a table of eight is $96. Tickets will not be sold the day of the breakfast.
For more information, call William J. Blake in the Office of Student Diversity Programs at (330) 941-2086.
Mount Union choirto perform Sunday
ALLIANCE -- The Mount Union College Choir will present a "Welcome Back" concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Presser Recital Hall to mark the end of a seven-day tour visiting sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
The group is among the nation's oldest collegiate choirs, tracing its roots to 1896.
One of the five choral ensembles at Mount Union, the group is the college's premier choral ensemble. Chosen by competitive audition, the choir members maintain a demanding schedule of daily rehearsals, regular sectionals, invitational concerts and concert tours.
The choir is directed by Dr. Scott W. Dorsey, associate professor of music at the college.
YSU's Fahey honored
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jack Fahey of Boardman, director of auxiliary services at Youngstown State University, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers.
The award is the highest honor awarded by the association and is presented to an individual who has served a minimum of 10 years in the housing profession and contributed significantly to the housing profession.
GLACUHO is a regional housing association representing 1,700 housing professionals at 170 colleges and universities throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.
Fahey, who previously was director of housing services at YSU, has worked at YSU since 1980. He has a bachelor's degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and a master's in education from YSU..