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3 Around Campus – Some exciting improvements are in the works for the YSU campus over the next 12 months. The story leads our university news roundup. 

8 COVER STORY: Entrepreneurial Spirit, Penguin Style – Meet some amazing YSU alumni entrepreneurs whose business ventures range from giant helium balloons to hydroponic gardening to New York City shopping tours.

15 Mortarboards on the Wild Side – It’s a commencement tradition: new grads hand-decorating their graduation caps with messages of humor and inspiration. Check out the latest in this photo collage.

16 Student Success Stories – A regular feature highlighting the achievements of exceptional YSU students.

18 Investing Real Cash – Examining the growth and history of YSU’s Student Investment Fund, a unique learning tool for students that topped $1 million this spring.
20 Hubble at 25 – Reflections of a Stargazer – Astronomy and Physics Associate Professor Pat Durrell reflects on his work with the Hubbell Telescope, now celebrating its 25th anniversary.
22 Alumni Spotlight – We profile four exceptional grads from diverse career fields. Meet Chris Geidner, ’05 BA, attorney and legal editor for Buzzfeed, an Internet news outlet; Robert Clark, ’01 MS, assistant special agent with the FBI in Los Angeles; Jennifer Roller, MSEd ’95 and BA ’91, president of the Wean Foundation; and W. Jeffrey Hurst, ’75 MS, principal scientist for the Hershey Co.

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