Talk:Youngstown State University

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I've deleted the bit about Steeltown USA being by brilliant authors. The book is garbage. 12:17, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Are there any better pictures of campus available? The image of "campus, looking east" is awful. -- 23:18, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Here, check out this page from my flickr, I took some shots from campus. I'll watch this page - let me know if you want to use the few shots I have and I'll upload 'em. I'd do it myself, but I don't know how to insert them into the entry : ) [1]

--Teh Janitor 04:05, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

User, please stop blanking the famous alumni section. Al Bundy is not the only famous alumnus, and I'd hard pressed to even say he's the most famous. 17:01, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 03:04, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

mascot being an Emperor Penguin?[edit]

Hi, I am polishing up Emperor Penguin for FAC, and was wondering whether there was a refence somehwere which said the mascot was specifically an Emperor penguin rather than just a penguin. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 20:58, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Academics section[edit]

In the academics section, is it accurate to say YSU is one of the "few" 4-year colleges to have actual professors teaching undergraduates. Personally, I have never really looked into it, but I'd imagine there are more than a "few" (if one considers a few to mean, say, under 15). Does someone else have more deatailed figures or a way to clarify this? JakeH07 (talk) 02:52, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Campus Shooting[edit]

I added the section of the YSU off-campus shooting, since I beleave it to be significant. One person is dead, 11 wounded, one of which is critical. This part of the article was deleated. I think we should have a vote on weather it should be in this article or not. For the time being, I moved the content to my own wikipedia homepage. Shadow Android (talk) 17:12, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

It's not really a matter of voting as Wikipedia is not a democracy. It's either appropriate for the article or it isn't. I removed the information because of the policies of WP:NOTNEWS and WP:EVENT. As it stands now, it is simply an unfortunate event that in a short amount of time will simply be a footnote in history if that. That could be subject to change with new info, but it appears to be a random act of violence. It would be one thing if this shooting led to massive changes on campus (in that case it would be made part of the history section) or even around other campuses (like the Kent State shootings), but nothing suggests that is the case at this point. Wikipedia articles aren't for everything that is on or happens on a college campus (this event didn't even happen on campus). This event is far different than the Northern Illinois University shooting or the Virginia Tech massacre.--JonRidinger (talk) 18:20, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
I understand what you are saying. The biggest change right now is that the govenor of Ohio and the mayor of Youngstown are meeting and suggest that the Ohio State Highway Patrol have an increased presences and corroperate with the PD of Youngstown. Shadow Android (talk) 22:57, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Edit: Fraternities[edit]

The Phi Mu Alpha fraternity is a fraternity on the YSU campus, but is not part of "Greek Life" because they do not subscribe to the interfraternity council. I am requesting a help in editing it into the article properly as I am not sure of the most appropriate way to do so.

I have noticed that the fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota is also missing. These are both fraternities of music, verifiable by speaking with anyone from the Dana School of Music located in Bliss Hall.

I am a music minor on YSU's campus and a brother in Phi Mu Alpha.

PMA site:

SAI site:

A huge thanks ahead of time to anyone that helps me out with this.

Boredteddybear (talk) 02:56, 3 March 2015 (UTC)