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STEM EXPO AT YSU: Youngstown State University’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will host a STEM Expo noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Stambaugh Stadium, Gymnasiums A & B.

Employers will attend to recruit and fill available internships and co-ops, and full-time / entry-level STEM positions. The expo is open to all STEM students who are seeking internships / co-ops and full-time opportunities, as well as all STEM alumni.

YSU STUDENTS ATTEND BUSINESS EVENT: Five students in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University were among a select group of young people from around the world who attended the week-long X-Culture Symposium at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Seniors Matthew A. Steer, Alanis Chew, John P. Rembis, Mason Scovil and Stephanie Virgallito were among 150 students chosen out of 5,000 eligible students from 40 countries to go to the conference.

X-Culture is a component of the International Business class where YSU business students are placed on virtual teams with students from around the world to work on projects presented by corporate sponsors. Teams solve real business issues and learn international business concepts, time management skills and the benefits of working in a culturally diverse environment.

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YSU NAMES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION LEADER: Carol Lynnett Bennett, assistant dean and director of diversity and inclusion at Truman State University in Missouri, has been named assistant provost for diversity and inclusion at Youngstown State University.

Bennett, selected after a national search, starts Oct. 16. She will oversee YSU’s inclusion mission and goals, facilitate a campus culture that embraces and respects human differences across all aspects of diversity, and cultivate a climate of mutual respect and acceptance.

Since 2014, she has been at Truman, where her work involved guiding strategic diversity initiatives and programs towards a more inclusive and equitable campus environment, increasing student diversity and graduation and retention rates of underrepresented students, and developing a diversity, inclusion and social justice educational curriculum.

NEW CFO AT DeBARTOLO CORPORATION: The DeBartolo Corporation has named Pamela Vidmar as the organization’s chief financial officer, bringing with her nearly 30 years of leadership and management experience in the accounting and finance industries.

She replaces Tim Kaple, who retires today. Kaple has served as CFO and a member of the board of directors for the corporation since 2001. He will stay involved with the organization as a consultant.

Vidmar most recently worked as CFO for a privately owned family business in Pittsburgh. Before that, she was vice president of finance for a construction company, held various director level positions at a national energy company and served in the audit function at Deloitte.

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