2015 YSU Diversity Leadership Recognition Dinner and Scholarship Benefit Concert

The 2015 Youngstown State University Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration will honor the efforts and continuous achievements of community and campus leaders in the area of diversity and inclusion, on Friday, March 27th, at Stambaugh Auditorium.  The dinner and awards begin at 5:30 pm, to be followed by  followed at 8:00 pm by special guest speaker and artist, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., the 2011 Winner of America's Got Talent. Tickets and reservations for dinner are due in advance by March 24th at 5:00 pm. More information at

YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium: Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth is currently showing at the YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium, this Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00 pm, and at various afternoon times in March. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the program views Earth systems from above.  Firefall, a show about the impacts from comets and asteroids, begins on Friday, February 27th.  All public shows are free.  There is more information at, and at 330-941-1370.


TAG: photo2015

Photo2015, Trumbull Art Gallery's annual juried photography show, featuring fine photography from Mahoning Valley artists, opens February 28th and runs through Friday, April 10th.  The juror for this exhibit is Leslie Brothers, Director of the McDonough Museum of Art.  Open Tuesday - Saturday, from noon to 4 pm.  Admission is free.

TAG: Opening Reception for Photo2015

The Opening Reception for Photo2015, Trumbull Art Gallery's juried photography exhibit, will be held at Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, on Saturday, February 28, at 7:00 PM. The reception allows viewing all of the entries and meeting the artists behind the exhibits.  

Interfaith Pre-Passover Seder Dinner & Ceremony

An Interfaith Pre-Passover Seder Dinner & Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th at 4:30 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of Stambaugh Auditorium.  The meal and ceremony will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph P. Schonberger and Father George Balasko. Featured during the ceremony will be Susan’s Seder Singers.  Tickets and information at

Brian Regan: Live Comedy Tour

LiveNation and Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown are presenting Brian Regan's Live Comedy Tour on Thursday, March 12th, at 7:30 PM. Tickets and more information can be found at 

Panel Discussion: "What is Wrong With Our Criminal Justice System?"

As part of YSU's African American History Month activities, there will be a panel discussion on "What is Wrong With Our Criminal Justice System?" on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 pm, in the Jones Room in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Participating will be members of the YSU Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, who will address the issues of law enforcement and race, and suggest ways of improvement. 

Docudrama: The Missing Link by The Bondage Busters

As part of YSU's African American History Month activities, The Bondage Busters present the docudrama The Missing Link, on Monday, February 23 at 7:00 pm in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus. The Bondage Busters are a youth group in Youngstown dedicated to empowerment and education of African American youth.  The group is led by Youngstown native, Pastor Charles Hudson.

YSU Lecture by Dr. Okakaopio Dokotum

As part of YSU's African American History Month program, Dr. OkakaOpio Dokotum, poet, playwright, filmmaker, and associate professor of Literature and Film at Kyambogo University in Uganda, is presenting a lecture on Debunking the Myth of Africa, the Dark Continent, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm, in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus.

YSU: The African Marketplace

As part of YSU's African American History Month program, The African Marketplace is bringing together various vendors of diverse African American cultural products, on Saturday, February 14, from noon - 2:00 - pm, in the Chestnut Room, in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus. Musical entertainment will be provided by the youth Harambee dancers and the Youth Choir of New Bethel Baptist Church.


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