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Youngstown State University

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Motto Animus Liberatus ('The mind freed', or 'The spirit freed')
Established 1908
Type Public (state university)
President David C. Sweet
Faculty 2,105 (Fall, 2005, all campuses)
Undergraduates 11,803 (Fall, 2005)
Location Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Campus 140 acres
Colors Red and White
Mascot
Pete the Penguin
Website www.ysu.edu

Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio US. As of 2005, there were 13,101 students and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Records show that 11,803 of the students are undergraduates. Beyond its current student body, YSU claims more than 77,000 alumni. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ...

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History

The university's origins trace back to 1908, when the local branch of the YMCA established a school of law within the Youngstown Association School. In 1921, the school became known as the Youngstown Institute of Technology and offered its first evening courses. In 1928, a year after establishing the College of Arts and Sciences, the institute once again changed its name to Youngstown College. In 1955, Youngstown College was renamed as Youngstown University, an indication of the school's broadening curriculum. Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ...


On September 1, 1967, after becoming a public institution, Youngstown University became officially known as Youngstown State University. The following spring, YSU opened a Graduate School and College of Applied Science and Technology. In 1974, the College of Fine and Performing Arts was established.


Presidents

Dr. Howard W. Jones - 1931 to 1966


Dr. Albert L. Pugsley - 1966 to 1973


Dr. John J. Coffelt - 1973 to 1984


Dr. Neil D. Humphrey - 1984 to 1992


Dr. Leslie H. Cochran - 1992 to 2000


Dr. David C. Sweet - 2000 to Present


Statistics

As of fall 2006, the student body totaled 13,183, 1,192 of whom are graduate students. YSU has approximately 2,100 full and part-time employees, and 426 full-time faculty with 543 part-time faculty. One hundred and sixty-five faculty members boast full-professor rank with 79% of the instructors holding Ph.D's or terminal degrees. The university also boasts a student to faculty ratio of 19:1. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... A terminal degree is the generally accepted highest academic degree in a field of study. ...


Tuition for students living in Ohio is $6,333 plus fees, $8,355 plus fees for students coming from the regional service area, and $11,541 for students from out of state. Room and board costs an additional $6,280. YSU will often note that these tuitions are the lowest of any public university in Ohio.

Area between Jones Hall and Maag Library (on right)

YSU is primarily a commuter school, with most students living at home or in residence off campus, but approximately 1,000 students live in residence halls on campus. Another 400 live in the University Courtyard apartment complexes just off of campus. About 13% of the student body are international students from 55 countries. Image File history File links Jones_maag. ... Image File history File links Jones_maag. ... A typical American college dorm room Another typical not-so-clean college dorm room Watterson Towers, Illinois State University Potomac Hall, second-largest dormitory at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


YSU is currently trying to get more students to live on campus, with initiatives such as mandatory on-campus housing for students in the Leslie H. Cochran University Scholars program, which is Youngstown State's full ride academic scholarship program. One of the goals for the university's centennial in 2008 is to have 20 percent of the student body living on campus. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


There are over 500,000 volumes at the campus' Maag Library, and participation in the OhioLINK program gives access to the collections of 84 other Ohio institutions. The Wilcox Curriculum Resource Center in Beeghly Hall complements the resources available at Maag. The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. ...


YSU is participating in the Early College program, through which students from the Youngstown City School District can take courses for college credit while in high school. The program is in its second year, and has approximately 150 ninth and tenth graders enrolled.


Campus

YSU lies on a 140 acre campus just north of downtown Youngstown. Although it is not located near any outstanding geographical features, that has not stopped Youngstown State's campus from being noted for its landscaping, which is dissimilar from that of many other urban universities. YSU's geographical center has a park-like atmosphere, featuring a rather-hilly terrain and a variety of trees and plant life, as well as tables and chairs that surround a campus fountain. Downtowns Central Square (Federal Plaza) from the east. ...


Most buildings on campus have been built within the last half-century, making them newer than most buildings in downtown Youngstown, where most buildings were constructed before the Great Depression. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


Buildings

Jones Hall
Jones Hall

Jones Hall, often the building that welcomes people coming onto the YSU campus, is also one of the campus's oldest buildings, having been built in 1931, when YSU was known as Youngstown College. Its history as the "main building" of the campus continues today, as it is perhaps the best-known and most photographed building of the whole campus. The building was renamed Jones Hall in honor of the institutions first president, Dr. Howard Jones. Today, the building is used as mainly administrative office space. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 2214 KB) Summary Picture of Youngstown State Universitys Jones Hall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 2214 KB) Summary Picture of Youngstown State Universitys Jones Hall. ...


The Rayen College of Engineering and Technology is housed in Moser Hall, completed in 1967. The university's geological and environmental sciences department shares the space, and also sponsor the Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum.


The newest addition to YSU is the Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center. Completed in time for the fall 2005 semester, the Andrews Center gave YSU a complete gym facility, as well as a climbing wall and racquetball courts.


Bliss Hall, completed in 1977 and featuring two auditoriums, is the home of the College of Fine and Performing Arts. Next door to Bliss is the McDonough Museum of Art, which is maintained by the university's art department and displays exhibits of the graduating senior class every semester. McDonough is directly across the street from the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown's largest art museum. Cafe & Giftshop The Butler Institute of American Art, located on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio, was the first museum to feature exclusively American Art. ...


Another recent addition to the campus is Beeghly Hall, which was completed in 1998 at a cost of $14 million. The Beeghly College of Education resides there, and it also hosts several programs open to the community, such as the Community Counseling Center. Beeghly, which is located away from the campus proper, is planned to be linked to the rest of the campus through a main pedestrian pathway, a plan that has recently run into trouble [1].

Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center

Kilcawley Center is primarily a resource and community center on campus. It features reading and study rooms, computer labs, a copying center, YSU's bookstore, a variety of restaurants, and many student-affairs offices. There are also many meeting and seminar rooms, which can be rented out for events by the community. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 2058 KB) Summary Youngstown States Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center Photo by user Blue80, 18/4/06 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 2058 KB) Summary Youngstown States Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center Photo by user Blue80, 18/4/06 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


YSU has six housing facilities. Lyden House, completed in 1990, and the Cafaro House residential honors facility, completed in 1995, can accommodate a combined 574 students. Christman Dining Commons, YSU's main residential dining hall, is located in the Anne K. Christman Campus Green between these buildings. Kilcawley House is attached to Kilcawley Center in the middle of campus. Weller House, off of Wick Avenue, also houses a small number of students in an apartment setting. The University Courtyard Apartments, on the east side of the campus (behind Bliss Hall), were built in 2004. These are commonly known as the Courtyards. They are actual apartments and are not affiliated with housing services at YSU, instead they are managed by an outside company, Ambling Leasing. Beuchner Hall is an independently owned and operated women's residence hall located on Bryson Street and operated by the Beuchner Foundation.


Other buildings on campus include: Meshel Hall (Department of Computer Science and Information Systems), Fedor Hall (housing the Jambar [school newspaper], the Rich Center for Autism, and the Youngstown Early College), Cushwa Hall (College of Health and Human Services, Mathematics and Statistics, WYSU-FM), Williamson Hall (Williamson College of Business Administration), Phelps Building (Geography, Urban and Regional Studies), Maag Library, Tod Hall (YSU administrative offices), DeBartolo Hall (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, aka CLASS), Sweeney Hall (Undergraduate Admissions), and the E.J. Salata Complex (maintenance services), Cligan-Wadell Hall (YSU Police Department), Alumni House (The oldest building on campus houses Alumni Relations and The YSU Foundation).


In the works is a new building for the Williamson College of Business Administration, currently located in Williamson Hall on Lincoln Ave. It is unknown where the new building will be located.


The Ward-Beecher Planetarium

A recent upgrade for the university came with the renovation of the university's planetarium located in the Astronomy/Physics department of Ward-Beecher Hall. The planetarium $750,000 upgrade included an all new interior which seats approximately 150, a SciDome full-dome video projector, as well as a Chronos star projector from Spitz. The star projector, which beatifully replicates the night sky onto the planetarium's 40-foot diameter dome came with a hefty price tag of $489,000.


The planetarium is also the location of the introductory astronomy courses at YSU, which registers almost 1,000 students every year. It has housed over 500,000 students, as well as 750,000 visitors as of 2007. Organized shows are available for groups during the week, and scheduled shows available friday and saturday evenings (with a show geared toward a younger crowd saturday afternoons). All shows are free of charge.


Academics

The University is comprised of the following colleges as of the Summer 2007 academic reorganization: A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ...

YSU offers a doctorate in educational leadership as well as a doctorate in mathematics in cooperation with Rhodes University. Together with the University of Akron and Kent State University, YSU sponsors the Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine (NEOUCOM), a BS-MD program. YSU engineering students may pursue doctoral studies in cooperation with the University of Akron and Cleveland State University. In addition, YSU has 34 masters programs and over 100 undergraduate majors. Rhodes University is a university in South Africa. ... The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine (NEOUCOM) is a community-based, state medical school that offers a combined B.S./M.D. program that allows students to graduate with their B.S./M.D. in as few as six years. ... Cleveland State University (abbr. ...


The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University was deemed an "All-Steinway" school in 2004, now contending with conservatories of music and schools like Juilliard, CIM (Cleveland Institute of Music), Oberlin, and Yale. The Dana School of Music is one of the oldest and most prestigious non-conservatory schools of music in the United States. It is housed in Bliss Hall. Additionally, the Youngstown State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed in March 2005 at New York City's Carnegie Hall. The ensemble's performance was highly praised, and they received a standing ovation. Steinway & Sons is a piano manufacturing firm, currently based in New York and Hamburg, Germany. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ...


Youngstown State University is also home to the Center for Working Class Studies and offers a Regional and American Studies program, which was the first of its kind in the United States. The school recently assisted the University of Chicago in developing a similar program. The center is operated by John Russo and Sherry Lee Linkon. American studies or American civilization is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...


Athletics

Pete the Penguin
Pete the Penguin

YSU is in NCAA Division I. Nicknamed the Penguins, they play in the Horizon League and Gateway Football Conference, and compete in the following sports: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ...

  • Baseball (men)
  • Basketball (men/women)
  • Cross Country (men/women)
  • Football (men)
  • Golf (men/women)
  • Soccer (women)
  • Softball (women)
  • Swimming and Diving (women)
  • Tennis (men/women)
  • Track and Field (men/women)
  • Volleyball (women)

YSU has been particularly successful in football, winning four NCAA Division I-AA national championships (in 1991, 1993, 1994, and 1997). They were runners-up in 1992 and 1999. Their coach during those years was Jim Tressel, who is now the head coach at Ohio State University. Tressel was replaced by Jon Heacock, who has not seen nearly the success Tressel had. However, the 2005 season was Heacock's most successful yet with an 8–3 record, a top-25 ranking, and being crowned co-champions of the Gateway Conference. 2006 saw even better results, finishing 9–2 with a top-10 ranking, outright champions of the Gateway, and a 4th seed in the Division-I championship series playoffs. The ball used in American football has a pointed oval shape, and usually has a large set of stitches along one side. ... -1... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... James Patrick Tressel (born December 5, 1952) is the current head football coach at the Ohio State University. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducation public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Track and Field and Cross Country teams are consistently strong contenders in the Horizon League. The women's team has won five of the last six Horizon League Track and Field Championships.


Also notable are the baseball and softball teams. In 2004, despite having a losing record, the baseball team won the Horizon League tournament and went to the College World Series regionals for the first time. The softball team followed this feat two years later by also winning the Horizon League tournament and qualifying for the NCAA Regional Softball Tournament. The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ...


There is no clear reason as to why they are nicknamed the Penguins, but one of the more widely accepted theories is that during the 1930s, when the basketball team was playing, it had been very cold outside, and one of the spectators said, "They look like penguins out there."[citation needed] Because of the nickname, the university has tried a few times to import a penguin from Antarctica to try to live in a habitat on the campus in front of Tod Hall. Unsurprisingly, the experiments have failed each time, as the penguins cannot adapt to the climate in Ohio. Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ...


YSU's mascots are Pete and Penny, two penguins dressed in scarfs and stocking caps.


The Penguins' primary athletic facilities are Stambaugh Stadium (football and soccer) and the Beeghly Center (basketball, swimming, and volleyball). Stambaugh Stadiums west bleachers Arnold D. Stambaugh Stadium, usually shortened to just Stambaugh Stadium, is the home of football and soccer teams at Youngstown State University in Ohio, USA. Built in 1982, Stambaugh has seen the Penguins football team rise to become a power in NCAA Division I-AA... The Beeghly Physical Education Center, or simply,Beeghly Center, is a 6,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Youngstown, Ohio. ...


Labor relations

Since 2005, the labor relations between the administration and the campus unions has become increasingly strained. In August 2005, just before the start of the 2005–06 academic year, two of four campus unions were on strike. Following the conclusion of the strike, relations have remained strained, with some faculty and staff calling for resignation of YSU President David Sweet in May 2007.[1] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Famous alumni

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Notes

  1. ^ Gwin, Harold. "60 YSU workers call for Pres. Sweet to resign", Youngstown Vindicator, 11 May 2007.

The Vindicator is a daily newspaper serving the region surrounding Youngstown, Ohio. ...

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