Inspiring Minds' 1st Annual Black Tie Affair in Youngstown is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The evening will feature keynote speaker Jim Tressel; appearances by Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and YSU football coach Bo Pelini; dinner and dancing; and the opportunity to learn more about Inspiring Minds. Since 2006, over 2,000 students have participated in the program's Education, Health & Wellness, College & Career Readiness and Personal Development activities.
The YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs, the Latino Student Organization, and the Mexican Mutual Society is holding a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 1, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. The event will present live music, traditional dances and ethnic food. RSVP by April 27th to the YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs at 330 941-2086.
The YSU Peace & Conflicts Studies Program and the YSU Department of Politics & International Relations are sponsoring a talk on the topic How Do Planes Crash? A Discussion of Two Controversial Air Disasters from an Engineering Perspective, in the Jones Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center, on Friday, April 17 at 3:00 pm. Presenting their findings will be Dr. Wieslaw Binienda of Akron University's Civil Engineering Department and Glenn Arthur Jorgenson, an aviation expert at the Technical University of Denmark.The event is free and open to the public.
The 24th annual YSU Dance Ensemble performance will take place in YSU's Bliss Hall on Thursday, April 16 - Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm each evening. The concert features dance styles and genres of Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, World Dance, and others. Tickets can be reserved online at ysu.tix.com, over the phone by calling 330-941-3105, or at the box office in Bliss Hall.
The Links, Incorporated Youngtown Chapter, Mercy Health, Anthem, Youngstown State University and the American Heart Association will hold the 10th annual health fair 300 Sisters in Red, in the Kilcawley Center atYoungstown State University, on Saturday, April 18, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Participants must be registered for the fasting blood health screenings. Register information is available at 330-480-3070. Programs include fitness training, massages and breakout sessions will guest speakers. [The featured keynote luncheon speaker will be Dr. Fidelis O.
Coming up at the McDonough Museum of Art on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm is a concert titled CutTime Simfonica. The concert will feature well-known orchestral works as well as some new "funky and groovy" compositions by Rick Robinson, formerly a bassist with the Detroit Symphony. Performing will be musicians from several regional orchestras. The concert is free and open to the public.
Kurt Kollar of the Ohio EPA's Emergency Response Program, is giving a talk on The illegal dumping of oil and gas drilling waste into a tributary of the Mahoning River, 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, April 1, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice of Bennett & Williams Environmental Consultants, is giving a talk onA-L-E-C and the Oil & Gas Industry v. Source Water Protection & Home Rule in Ohio: How we got to where we are and what we can do about it, 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 25, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.
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 YSU James Dale Ethics Center is presenting Staughton Lynd, speaking on the nationwide movement to unionize adjuct faculty. This talk/discusion is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, at the Coffelt/Puggsley Room, in the Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Lynd is a historian, author, veteran of the civil rights and antiwar movements, as well as a labor and prisoner rights lawyer.