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3 Fast Facts – Our designers take a graphic look at some YSU facts and bragging points.

4 Philanthropy: Million Dollar Gifts – The YSU Foundation celebrates three new $1 million gifts to the university.

6 COVER STORY: Ashley E. Orr, Rhodes Scholar – We’re proud to introduce the first YSU student to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

9 Around Campus – Enrollment is up this Spring Semester, the first semester-to-semester increase in five years. The story leads our university news roundup.

13 Melnick Makeover – Get a glimpse of renovations that created a shiny new studio for WYSU-FM and an expanded headquarters for the YSU Foundation.

14 Success is Brewing – YSU alumni succeeding in the beer industry run the gamut – from operating their own craft beer breweries to working behind the scenes for some of the country’s best known beer makers.

19 Election Perspectives – Two professors write about Ohio’s historic role in national elections, a journalism grad covers the presidential race and two students are honorary GOP delegates.

22 Alumni Spotlight – We profile four exceptional grads: Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, ’51, ’56, retired federal judge, attorney and author; Kevin Petro, ’93, who takes command of the Army’s psychological operations in the Middle East this summer; and Kim Anderson, ’15, whose experiences as a foster parent inspired a new career in mid-life.

26 Faculty/Staff Bookshelf and Art – Proudly celebrating the achievements of faculty and staff who have recently published books or had their work featured in art exhibitions.


2 President’s Message

18 Student Success Stories

30 Alumni News

32 Penguin Sports

34 Class Notes

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