Dr. Terry Engelder, of the Pennsylvania State University Department of Geosciences, will speak on An overview of microseismic activity associated with high volume hydraulic fracturing, 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 B100 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.
As part of Non-Violence Week 2015, Minnijean Brown Trickey will give a talk on Wednesday, October 7, at 10:00 am, in McKay Auditorium, in YSU's Beeghly College of Education. Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine, who defied death threats, hostile white demonstrators, and the National Guard, to attend an all-white high school.
As part of Non-Violence Week 2015, the documentary, Journey to Little Rock: The Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey will be shown on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:00 pm, in YSU's Kilcawley Center. Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine, who defied death threats, hostile white demonstrators, and the National Guard, to attend an all-white high school.
Center of Balance is hosting the seminar "Spiritual Empowerment," conducted by Steve Tackett, on Saturday, September 19, 1 - 4:30 pm, at Center of Balance on Rt. 305 in Fowler. Tacket is author of "Awakenings: The Essential Guide to Metaphysics." Registration information available at 330-637-1766.
Trumbull Town Hall presents Jack Hanna, Animal Adventurer, at the Packard Music Hall, in Warren, on Wednesday, September 16, at 10:30 am. Ticket information is available at the Packard Music Hall at 330-841-2619 or 330-393-3628.
Catherine Murphy will show her film "Maestra" and discuss the Cuban Literacy Campaign in the early 1960s on Thursday, October 1st, at 7:00 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, on Wick Avenue in Youngstown. This event is free and open to the public. More information on the event can be found at (330)-652-9635. [Thousands of young people went out into remote areas of Cuba to teach people how to write their names and how to read. The campaign resulted in Cuba's elimination of illiteracy.]
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents the exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine through Friday, October 9, at various locations around Youngstown. This banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine incorporates several 15th and 16th century thinkers and how their work is represented in the Harry Potter books. Location information at melnick.ysu.edu.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents a lecture by John Granger entitled "Literary Alchemy: The Secret Magic-Formula of Harry Potter and Today’s Best Selling Books," on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 pm, at Room 132 of YSU's Debartolo Hall. This event is FREE and open the public. [There is also a banner exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Medicine, and Magic" from the National Library of Medicine. It will be set up in the lobby of Debartolo Hall on the day of the lecture.]
The English Language Institute at Youngstown State University provides non-credit English classes for speakers of other languages. It is dedicated to helping individuals learn to speak English as their second language. Classes provide a warm and caring atmosphere and a dedicated and well trained staff to privide English instruction. Program and enrollment information for the spring semester, which begins January 11, is available at 330-941-4711.
Mahoning Valley Historical Society Executive Director Bill Lawson, gives the next Bites & Bits Lecture on James L. Wick, Jr.: A Community Leader During Times of Change, on Thursday, September 17 at noon, at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. James L. Wick, Jr., was deeply involved in the business, civic and cultural lifeblood of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley throughout his adult life. He was an incorporator of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society in 1909, and served two terms as President.