President Tressel, deans take Ice Bucket Challenge Sept. 5

James P. Tressel

James P. Tressel

Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and YSU deans will get doused with ice water as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday afternoon, Sept. 5, on the campus core.

The event from noon to 2 p.m. outside Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus will raise money for the ALS Association to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which involves dumping a bucket of ice water over someone’s head, has swept the nation and raised millions of dollars for ALS.

For the YSU event, students can purchase tickets at a table in Kilcawley Center on Tuesday, Sept. 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 12 to 2 p.m., for the right to douse Tressel or the deans. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. Tickets will be drawn on Wednesday evening, Sept. 3.

The event starts at noon with the Student Government Association T-Shirt Trade. Students can trade-in their t-shirts from other colleges and universities for a YSU t-shirt. At 1 p.m., the YSU Marching Pride will perform, followed by introduction of the participants, remarks from Tressel and then the dumping of the ice water.

In addition to Tressel, participants are Jane Kestner, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Sal Sanders, associate dean of Graduate Studies; Bryan DePoy, dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication; Betty Jo Licata, dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration; Martin Abraham, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Joe Mosca, dean of the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services; and Ron Shaklee, professor of Geography and director of the University Scholars program.