YSU Women’s and Gender Studies Program is sponsoring Throwing Stones at the Glass Ceiling: An Evening with Jen Ralston. Ralston, who has worked on feature films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Primary Colors and television shows like The Wire, will speak at YSU’s McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall on March 19th, at 7:00 pm for a YSU Women’s History Month event. She will discuss the challenges she has faced with writing, directing, producing, and gaining recognition in the entertainment industry.
YSU’s Campus Recreation and Athletics Departments, and the Mahoning Valley Hospitals Foundation, are sponsoring a talk by former Boston Celtic’s guard, author, motivational speaker, and sobriety advocate Chis Herren, Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm, in YSU'sBeeghly Center. The event is free and open to the public. Herren will discuss his personal struggle with substance abuse during his career, the effects addiction can have on a person and their loved ones, and how he began his road to recovery.
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 YSU Department of Theater & Dance is presenting OUT OF THIS FURNACE, a drama celebrating the resilience of steelworkers’ families, at Ford Theater in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus - from Thursday, Feb 26 through Saturday, Feb 28 at 7:30 pm., and Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm. More information available at 330-941-3105 or at ysu.tix.com (ysu dot T I X dot com).
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.
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.
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.
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.