Improvements at Jones Hall on Youngstown State University's campus are getting noticed.

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has awarded the university with the Community Revitalization Award.

The university says the award was presented to Ellen Tressel, YSU alum and the wife of YSU President Jim Tressel, and Paul McFadden, president of the YSU Foundation, at the Historical Society’s annual meeting earlier this month.

“As the iconic structure on the YSU campus, Jones Hall symbolizes the university's historic commitment to higher education,” said Rich White, YSU director of Planning and Construction. “These improvements will help restore and maintain the original look and feel to the building's exterior for many years to come.”

Jones Hall opened in 1931 and is named after YSU's first president Howard Jones, according to a release.

The exterior restoration of the building began last summer. There were improvements to the roof, substructure and more.

Two pieces of slate from the roof were even saved during the renovation and are now on display in the university archives at Maag Library.

Jay Wargacki, manager of the Additive Manufacturing Lab in Moser Hall, has created an etched look of Jones Hall on one of the stones and then used a UV printer to print the image of Jones Hall directly onto the other slate.

Video of the slates being printed can be viewed by clicking here.