James Randi, magician, escape artist and the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, visits Youngstown State University on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm, in Room B112 of Cushwa Hall. An Honest Liar, a documentary of Randi’s life, will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The St. Christine School in Youngstown is holding its 2015 Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 18th, at 9:00 AM. The expo will feature over fifty exhibits, medical screenings, a blood drive, and brunch. The event is free and open to the public with all ages welcome.
The YSU STEM Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 2:00 - 4:30 pm, in Moser Hall on the YSU campus. Highlights of the event include the Student Research Project Showcase, the BAJA Car Display, and the Concrete Canoe Display. Tours of the new Electron Microscopy Facility, the X-ray Diffraction Lab, and the new Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing are available. This event is free and open to the public. Registration through the STEM Showcase website is encouraged but not required. More details on location and parking are available at stemshowcase.ysustem.com.
The Youngstown State University College of Graduate Studies and Office of Research presents Diversity of Scholarship, on Thursday, March 19, at 6:00 pm, Jones Room in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.A diverse group of presenters will discuss their scholarly activity and the role it has played in their university experience. Faculty mentors will introduce the presenters and provide an overview. Members of the YSU community and the general public are invited to attend. Reservation information is available from Linda Hulburt-Blosser at 330-941-3091.
The YSU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures present Emmy Award winner and Youngstown native Chris Rutushin, hosting a screening of his movie Fine-Tune, followed by a question and answer session, in room 132 DeBartolo Hall on the YSU Campus on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 pm .Originally released in 2008, the film was inspired by Rutushin's memories and images of Italian American family life in the 1970s. The screening is free and open to the public.
Leslie Brothers, Director of the McDonough Museum of Art, was the juror for TAG's photo2015 exhibit. She is hosting an open discussion on her process, on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm, at the Trumbull Art Gallery, at 58 N Park Avenue in Warren, Ohio.
The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania is holding its annual Orchid Show on Saturday, March 21, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday, March 22, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Phipps Garden Center in Pittsburgh. More information can be found at 412-714-0263. Admission is free and the public is invited.
The Shipka Speakers Series of the YSU Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies is presenting a lecture by Susan Jacoby: “The Culture of Distraction: Why the Young Need to Fight It,” based on her best-selling book The Age of American Unreason. The lecture will be presented on Tuesday, March 24th, 12:30 p.m., in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Youngstown State University presents an exclusive Adult Learner Open House for potential non-traditional students who are interested in attending YSU, on Wednesday, April 29th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Attendees can speak one-on-one with representatives from the various academic colleges. There will be information on how to apply for Fall 2015, how to pay for college, and much more. Information and reservations at 330-941-3243, 1-877-GO-TO-YSU, and on the web at www.ysu.edu/admissions.
The 2015 YSU Diversity Leadership Recognition event will honor the diversity & inclusion efforts of area leaders, on Friday, March 27th, at Stambaugh Auditorium. The dinner and awards begin at 5:30 pm, featuring guest speaker Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., the 2011 Winner of America's Got Talent. Murphy will also give a concert at 8:00 pm following the dinner. Tickets and reservations for the dinner and the concert are available at stambaughauditorium.com. More information about the event is available at YSU Diversity & Multicultural Office at 330-941-3370.