Ursuline High School to host Fun Night
Ursuline High School will host Fun Night for all third- and fourth-grade students from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday April 28. The event will include the STEAM Museum, an interactive hands-on museum that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Prizes and snacks will be available. To register, call 330-744-4563 or visit www.ursuline.com/calendar and select April 28.
Students place emphasis on diversity
A group of eighth- and ninth-grade student members of the David Anderson High School Student Senate, under the leadership of Carrie Smith, recently participated in a pilot program of the All In Social Justice Program for Columbiana County. The team named themselves Devils Developing Diversity and created the mission statement: “Our “Devils Developing Diversity” with the purpose of promoting awareness and appreciation for all students regardless of their differences.
Students in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Mahoning, Stark, Portage and Trumbull counties collaborated on the project, which addressed needs analyzed from data gathered from the Developmental Asset Survey, which is given by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center every two years.
Student honored for volunteer work
Gianna Jones of Warren, a senior at Warren G. Harding High School, was recently presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for Ohio in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Jones worked with the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to brighten abandoned properties in the community by hand-painting the boards that were placed over doors and windows, protecting the buildings from intruders and the elements with portraits of important women in history.
Professor receives Fulbright Award
Paul Sracic, professor and chairman of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University, has been granted a Fulbright Award to lecture in Japan. Sracic is believed to be the first YSU professor to earn two Fulbright honors. His first in 2009 was also in Japan.
Sracic’s award runs from September 2018 through July 2018 and will include lecturing on American trade politics at Waseda University in Tokyo and Yokohoma National University in Yokohama.
Clarion receives grant
Clarion University has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Appalachian Regional Commission for its Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate Tuition Assistance Project. The project total of $100,000 includes a $30,000 match by Clarion University and a $20,000 match by Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance, which will provide instructional training and support.
The certificate, offered online by rehabilitation sciences and nursing department faculty, provides advanced information on opioid abuse and its prevention, education and treatment.
The tuition assistance will benefit a minimum of 30 workers/trainees in Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties. Scholarships will be awarded for courses in the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters and will not extend beyond the grant end date of June 30, 2019. For information, contact Feroz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KSU announces graduation speaker
Kent State University at Trumbull recently announced that Diane Sauer, president and owner of Diane Sauer Chevrolet Inc., will be its 2018 spring commencement speaker. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. May 12 at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave.
Choffin waives fee for some programs
Choffin Career and Technical Center is waiving its $25 application fee for the three adult education programs; practical nursing, surgical technology and dental assisting. The fee will be waived for applicants through May 31. For information or to apply for fall enrollment, visit www.choffinctc.com and click adult education or call 330-744-8723.
College welcomes new professor
GROVE CITY, Pa.
Grove City College recently announced that Dr. Duffy Robbins, one of America’s most prolific voices in youth and family ministry, is joining the faculty this fall as professor of Christian Ministries.
Over the course of a 40-year career, Robbins has penned several books and hundreds of articles on teenage discipleship and service, intentional parenting and preparing students for a unique calling in professional ministry.
His works include “Ministry of Nurture: A Guide to Building Teenage Disciples,” “Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts: Mastering Ministry behind the Scenes” and “This Way to Youth Ministry: An Introduction to the Adventure.”