Some folks from YSU were handing out flyers telling people about this at the most recent Pittsburgh Gallery crawl.
The somewhat positive upside falling reliability of state funding is that many schools are working harder at building social connections to their alumni and wider communities.
Thursday's event featured gatherings in 10 U.S. cities. Some of the places included Columbus, Phoenix and Washington D.C.
Those at the Youngstown event, held at Cassese's MVR Italian Restaurant & Bar on Walnut Street, hosted a webcam session that broadcast to the other cities. During the webcast, former students talked about new projects happening at the campus.