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 stambaughauditorium.org.
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 www.wbplanetarium.org, and at 330-941-1370.
The YSU Human Ecology Department is hosting its semi-annual event: An Afternoon in the Mediterranean: A Vegetarian Luncheon!, on Friday, March 6th, in room 3342 of Cushwa Hall, on the YSU campus. Seating times are 11:00am, 11:45am, and noon. The menu includes Greek Garden Cucumber cups, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Wraps with Golden Garlic Hummus, and Jeweled Couscous salad. Tickets are available at the Human Ecology office at (330) 941-3344. The event will be held in Cushwa Hall in the Common Room, 3342 on Friday March 6th.
The spirit of the tropics can be found in the Jewels of Winter Orchid exhibit, on display now through March 15 at Fellows Riverside Gardens inside the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center Tuesdays through Sundays, from 9 am – 5 pm. There are more than one hundred orchid plants of many varieties on display. More information about the show and related activities at 330-740-7116.
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 stambaughauditorium.com.
The Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve are presenting The Three Little Pigs in the Grand Ballroom of Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown on Sunday, March 8th, at 3:00 PM. The performance will feature music from four of Mozart’s operas (Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, and The Magic Flute). A meet and greet with the cast will occur after the performance. Tickets are available at stambaughauditorium.com.
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.
Dr. Stephen Rose, of The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, is giving a talk on The Science of Wind Power, as part of a free series on various aspects of energy including shale gas development, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event is at Cushwa Hall in room B112 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.
Nathan Rutz, of Communities United for Responsible Energy (CURE), is giving a talk onA Citizen Audit of Ohio Oil and Gas Waste Disposal Wells, as part of a free series on various aspects of energy including shale gas development, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event is at Cushwa Hall in room B112 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.
Faith Meckley, journalism student at Ithaca College, is giving a talk on Natural Gas Storage Under New York’s Finger Lakes: Environmental and Health Concerns, as part of a free series on various aspects of energy including shale gas development, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event is at Cushwa Hall in room B112 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, February 25, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753