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Associate provost at YSU appointed

Published: Mon, June 18, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m.

Associate provost at YSU appointed


Kevin Ball, coordinator of composition and professor of English, will become Youngstown State University’s associate provost for academic programs and Planning on July 1. He replaces Bege Bowers, who retires June 30.

Ball has been a faculty member in the Department of English since 2000. His responsibilities in his new position will include developing and strengthening academic programs and centers through accredi-tation; program planning, review and articulation; assessment; trans-collegiate and interdisciplinary development and other enhancement and coordination activities. He will oversee Ohio Board of Regents reporting, Higher Learning Commission reporting, strategic planning, annual planning for the Academic Division, special academic initiatives, faculty and chair development, teaching and learning support, and P-12 partnerships and collaborations.

‘Battle’ events set for Tuesday


The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor marks the 75th anniversary of the so-called Battle of Youngstown, the 1937 Little Steel Strike, with two events Tuesday.

The museum will host from 2 to 4 p.m. the opening of a new traveling exhibit, “Forged in Battle: Remembering the 1937 Little Steel Strike.” The exhibit, created by Youngstown State University students, focuses on the events leading up to the Little Steel Strike, the strike itself and its aftermath. The exhibit was funded by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.

From 9 a.m. to noon, 570 WKBN Radio will broadcast live from the museum at 151 W. Wood St. Listeners will be able to call in and speak with historians about the Little Steel Strike.

One of the pivotal events in the history of American labor, the Little Steel Strike began in May 1937. The strike was an attempt to gain recognition by the newly formed Steel Workers Organizing Committee and the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

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