YSU plans African Culture Night

YSU plans African Culture Night


The African Student Union at Youngstown State University presents African Cultural Night 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave.

The event features African culture, music, dance, drama, poetry, food, fashion and much more.

The cost is $5 for singles and $10 for faculty. The event is sponsored by the YSU Center for International Studies and Programs, Student Government Association, Anthony N. Nwankwo CPA, Downtown Circle Convenience and Deli, and Fifth Avenue Communication Church. For information, call Samuel at 646-549-3065 or Chris at 330-942-8905.

Administrators take part in program


Seven Austintown school administrators are participating in the Beginning Principal Mentorship Program sponsored by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators and funded through the Ohio Department of Education with a $325,000 Race to the Top Grant.

The program is supported by the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators, the Ohio Educational Service Center Association and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

Superintendent Vince Colaluca and David Mullane, director of instruction, will serve as two of 48 mentors for beginning principals across Ohio.

The Beginning Principal Mentorship Program will provide coaching by trained mentors who will focus on the beginning principals’ individual needs, provide feedback on performance and offer technical assistance in such areas as communication, team building, instructional leadership, family engagement, time management and the use of data to improve student achievement.

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