Jambar staff reunion set for this weekend

Youngstown State University alumni who once worked at The Jambar, YSU’s student newspaper, are invited to the first Jambar alumni reunion 11 a.m., Saturday, July 7 in the Christman Dining Commons on campus.The Jambar is Youngstown State University's official student newspaper.

More than a thousand students have worked on the newspaper during its more than 80 year history. An invitation was mailed to Jambar alumni who had a current address on file with YSU.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to reach everyone through the mailing, and we’re hoping to connect with others through the local media,” Assistant Professor and Jambar Adviser Mary Beth Earnheardt said.

Earnheardt is already hearing from alumni from all decades who are looking forward to reconnecting.

“The outpouring of interest in this reunion is inspiring,” she said. “Graduates as far back as the 1950s have already shared stories of their time spent with the paper.”

Jambar alumni are working locally and nationally in television and print media. Other graduates have gone on to be successful in education, law and business. Earnheardt is working with Mollie Hartup, YSU assistant director of Alumni Relations, to plan the event.

“It’s always a pleasure to bring alumni back to campus, especially those with a common interest, such as their work on the Jambar,” said Hartup. “We hope they’ll enjoy reconnecting with each other and with YSU.”

Any alumni interested in attending the event should contact Hartup at 330-941-3086 or mahartup@ysu.edu to make a reservation.