March 22, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Shawnee State University Board of Trustees Supports State Issue 1
During its meeting on Friday, March 19, the Shawnee State
University Board of Trustees passed a resolution to endorse
the passage of State Issue 1, renewal of the Third Frontier
program. The Third Frontier Program was created in 2002 as a
way to preserve and create jobs and enhance educational
opportunities by investing in technology-based economic
development and university-based research. The program will
end in 2012. An amendment to renew the program will be on
the May 4 ballot.
Frontier money has funded the project in our Plastics
Engineering program at Shawnee State to advance
nanotechnology,” Dr. Rita Rice Morris, SSU President said.
“Future Third Frontier funding has the potential to support
our Center of Excellence, impacting economic development in
also passed a resolution recognizing winter sports and
individual athletes, including the Women’s Basketball Team
having returned from Sioux City, Iowa, as the NAIA Division
II National Runner- ups. The team finished the regular
season 24-5, and finished second in the American Mideast
athletes were recognized. Seniors Mallory Albers (Fort
Loramie, Ohio) and Alison Meyer (Hamler, Ohio) both joined
the Bears’ 1,000 point club this season. Albers ranked fifth
all-time with 1,620 points in her career, while Meyer ranked
ninth with 1,307 points.
Whitney Williams (Coshocton, Ohio) also tied the Shawnee
State record for three-pointers in a game and broke the
record for three-pointers in a season. Sophomore Abby
Ballman (Cincinnati, Ohio) also broke SSU’s record for
steals in a season, previously held by Camey Geiman with
State women’s basketball players earned postseason
recognition. Albers earned many postseason honors, including
being named First Team All-American and to the First
All-Tournament (NAIA) Team. She was also named First Team
All-American Mideast Conference and an NAIA Scholar Athlete
for the second time.
Second Team All-Tournament (NAIA) and Second Team All-AMC
honors, while being named an NAIA Scholar Athlete for the
second time. Williams, along with junior Jill Cropper
(Georgetown, Ohio) both earned Honorable Mention All-AMC and
were named NAIA Scholar Athletes for the second time.
Catrice Mitchell (Columbus, OH) was named to American
Mideast All-Freshman Team. Junior Keilee Guthrie (Albany,
OH) was also named an NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Basketball team was also recognized. Five men’s basketball
players earned postseason recognition. Freshman Tyler Morgan
(Hamersville, Ohio) was named American Mideast Conference
Freshman of the Year and he was named Second Team All-AMC.
Franklin (Warren, Ohio) was named Honorable Mention All-AMC,
while freshmen Mark Bryant (Milford, Ohio) and Tyler Boyles
(Raceland, Ky.) were named to the American Mideast
Conference All-Freshman Team.
(Ironton, Ohio) was named an NAIA Scholar Athlete for the
second straight year.
business, the Board of Trustees approved the academic year
2010-2011 semester tuition and fee schedule for
undergraduate and graduate programs, room and board fees,
miscellaneous and lab/course fees. A proposal for a mid-year
wage/salary increase for eligible Administrative/ATSS staff
and Security Officers brought forth by Morris was also
budget cuts we implemented many steps to reduce expenditures
for the fiscal year, including postponing annual raises to
our administrative staff,” Morris explained. “When we
developed our FY10 budget, I promised that I would revisit
the possibility of increases mid-year. This group has
strongly supported the cost-containment steps taken so far,
so I am pleased to be able to apply an adjustment at this
approved a 2 percent increase effective January 1, 2010,
capped at $1,000 for eligible staff.