A tree was planted outside Tod Hall earlier this fall in honor of Harry Meshel, right, a YSU alumni, former faculty member, former state senator and a current member of the Board of Trustees. Meshel’s family had the tree planted to commemorate his 90th birthday.
The tree is part of YSU’s Campus Beautification Initiative, a program that is dedicated to the management and preservation of trees and green spaces. The initiative seeks to diversify the population of the campus’s nearly 2,000 trees by planting native species that are not yet present on the YSU campus.
Hoops tip off
Basketball returns to Beeghly Center as the Penguins women’s and men’s teams tip-off the 2015-16 season this month. The women’s team, which posted 21 wins last year and a berth in the WNIT, opens the season at home against Canisius 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The men’s home slate starts 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, against Toledo. More at www.ysusports.com.
The YSU Board of Trustees committees meet the afternoons of Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Board Meeting Room in Tod Hall. The regular quarterly meeting of the board is 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the same location.