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coming home with the chill-can penguin season to remember ysu nursing 50 years of caring

In this issue

  • 3 Alumni News – We’ve got Penguins in every state – see where they live – and check out alumni-sponsored championship watch parties across the country.
  • 6 Sports News: A Championship Effort – Photos capture the Penguins' exciting trek to the FCS National Championship contest.
  • 8 COVER STORY – Chill-Can Entrepreneur Comes to Ytown – Read about Mitchell Joseph, a YSU grad that holds a patent on the world's first self-chilling beverage can. He's building a $20 million manufacturing plant in Youngstown.
  • 11 Eating Disorders – a Closer Look – Moved by the bulimia-related death of a student, six Human Ecology faculty research the causes and ways to prevent eating disorders.
  • 14 Celebrating Endowed Chairs – Examining the importance of endowed chairs and profiling two: David Stout, Accounting, who is retiring, and newly-arrived Eric MacDonald, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • 16 Nursing Department Marks 50 Years – So much has changed since YSU created its Department of Nursing in 1967. We track the changes in photos – and in numbers.
  • 18 Faculty/Staff Bookshelf and Art – Proudly celebrating the achievements of faculty and staff who published books or had their work featured in photo and art exhibitions and in musical recordings.
  • 21 Major Grant Funds Prof's Eye-Tracking Research – Computer Science professor Bonita Sharif is the first in YSU history to be awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant.
  • 22 Around Campus – Keeping readers informed on the latest YSU campus news and events.
  • 26 Alumni Spotlight – Read about three exceptional grads: Bill Barta, '05 BSAS, a police officer who has created a classroom security device for schools; Mirta Reyes-Chapman, '92 BE in Civil Engineering, named a Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan; and Racquel Wright, '16 MSEd in School Counseling, starting off her career in a remote village in Alaska.
  • 40 Golden Year – YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium marks its 50th anniversary.


  •   2 President’s Message
  • 25 Letters to the Editor

  • 30 Philanthropy

  • 32 Student Success Stories

  • 34 Class Notes

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