The Youngstown State University Centofanti Annual Symposium presents Salvatore Augustine Giunta, the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and the eighth service member to receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor in Iran and Afghanistan. The Symposium will take place on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.
The Lake Milton Nature Arts Council, in collaboration with the Dana School of Music, will present YSU Jazz & Wine Under the Stars, on Saturday, August 9, at 7:30 pm, on the waterfront at the Lake Milton State Park Amphitheater. The program Old Wine - New Bottles will highlight the bebop and swing compositions of Clevelander Tadd Dameron, based on his favorite standards. YSU faculty and alumni musicians include Kent Engelhardt, Glenn Schaft, Shawn Marko, and Alton Merrell. The Youngstown Jazz Collective Swing Band will follow.
The John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the audio exhibition entitled Voices of the Valley running from Tuesday, June 24th through Saturday, July 26th. This Story Corps event features thirty conversations about transforming the Valley with sixty individuals who have a deep connection with the community through entrepreneurship, redevelopment, technology, activism, and faith.] More information about this exhibition is available at (330) 941-1400.
Youngstown State University's Summer Festival of the Arts needs volunteers to help with the event which runs on Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th. [Volunteers are needed for various shifts during the festival, and they will be provided with a Summer Festival of the Arts tee shirt and plenty of cold water.
Youngstown State University presents the 6th Annual Sustainable Energy Forum entitled Energy And Innovative Manufacturing on Monday, June 2nd and Tuesday, June 3rd in Kilcawley Center. [This forum's featured speakers are Trudi Hable of Siemens PLM Software, Dr.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents the exhibition Chasing The Light by Christopher Leeper, running from Friday, June 13th through Sunday, August 10th in the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue) in Youngstown. [Christopher Leeper is a local artist and an adjunct faculty member in Youngstown State University's Department of Art.] Exhibition hours and more information are available at (330) 740-7116.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is visiting Youngstown through Sunday, May 18th with the “Vietnam Traveling Wall” on Wood Street of the YSU’s Campus. The Traveling Wall will be open for viewing round the clock and free parking is provided in the M3 Lot on W. Rayen Ave. The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service. More information is available through YSU’s Office of Veterans Affairs at (330) 941-2523.
The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents a program entitled The Little Star That Could on Saturday May 24th and Saturday, May 31st for two shows at 1 and 2:30 P.M. each day. [This show tells about Little Star, who, after birth, searches to find a planet to take care of, and while searching, meets other kinds of stars and also learns more about himself.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.