Gloria Kobus, director of student accounts and university receivables, was named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the negotiators who will hammer out new rules for PLUS loans, campus debit cards, state authorization for distance programs and other topics on the administration’s second-term regulatory agenda. The negotiated-rulemaking panel will meet several times over the next several months to address a range of regulations for institutions that receive federal student aid and the companies that handle the disbursement of that money.
Stacey Adger, YSU police dispatcher, will be one of the speakers at the Ohio Genealogical Society conference, GenEx2014, in Sandusky at the end of April. Adger, past president of the Mahoning Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, will speak on researching outside the box; exploring different sites, resources, property and other documents that offer clues as to where your ancestors are hiding. She also will talk about her family, an exploration of a Charleston, S.C., slave family, their role in American history, and their lasting contributions.
Ellen E. Jones, assistant professor, Theater and Dance, had her book, “Practical Guide to Greener Theatre: Introduce Sustainability into Your Productions,” published. It was released digitally last October, and in print in December.
Charles Vergon, professor, Educational Administration and Patrick Spearman, assistant professor, Educational Foundations, presented a paper “Reducing Disparate Discipline and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline: Early Results of Recent Federal Administration and Judicial Initiatives” at the 59th Annual Education Law Association Conference in Westminster, Colorado.
Will Greenway, assistant professor, English, had his poem “Patent Pending” published in Sand: Berlin’s English Literary Journal 8.