Anniversary dinner to take place at YSU

Anniversary dinner to take place at YSU


The College of Graduate Studies at Youngstown State University will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Atrium at Williamson College of Business Administration.

The event, celebrating “50 Years of Inquiry, Discovery and Creativity,” also includes a campus bus tour, a wine and beer social and dinner with music.

During the fall quarter of 1968, the YSU College of Graduate Studies began offering master’s programs in chemistry, education, engineering, English, history, mathematics and music. Today, there are more than 875 graduate students studying in 38 graduate-degree programs, including three doctoral programs.

Thiel names new director of bands


Brian Harris is the new director of the Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride and Thiel College Concert Band effective immediately. Prior to joining Thiel, Harris served as the assistant concert band director at Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music and as the assistant director of bands at Saint Francis University. Previously, he was the director of the Canfield Community Concert Band and director of the Cardinal Mooney High School band and chorus. He has taught music, provided instrument instruction, participated in symposia in numerous states and has a rich history as a performance conductor.

District to host Back to School Bash


All West Branch School District students and families are invited to attend the Back to School Bash from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, before the home football game against Crestview. The event will hosted be by the Knox, Damascus and middle school PTOs and is free to attend. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. There also will be games, pedal tractor pulls, photo booth and more.

College welcomes development leader


Jeffrey S. Trimbath, an experienced development officer whose career has been grounded in conservative policy promotion, has recently joined the leadership team at Grove City College and its Center for Vision & Values. Trimbath will assume the role of executive director of the center, which will allow the center to more effectively expand its academic and institutional resources to new audiences.

Board recognizes local businesses

New Middletown

Five local businesses are part of the 2018 Ohio School Boards Association’s Business Honor Roll. The businesses were recognized and presented with their honor roll certificates at the recent Springfield Board of Education meeting. Board President, Zonda Haase, presented the business owners with their certificates, which highlight the commitment each business has demonstrated to Springfield Local Schools and the community. The recipients are Conner Asphalt, Ace Hardware, Welsh Motors, Magic Moments and Subway.

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