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.
As part of YSU's African American History Month program, Dr. OkakaOpio Dokotum, poet, playwright, filmmaker, and associate professor of Literature and Film at Kyambogo University in Uganda, is presenting a lecture on Debunking the Myth of Africa, the Dark Continent, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm, in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus.
As part of YSU's African American History Month program, The African Marketplace is bringing together various vendors of diverse African American cultural products, on Saturday, February 14, from noon - 2:00 - pm, in the Chestnut Room, in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus. Musical entertainment will be provided by the youth Harambee dancers and the Youth Choir of New Bethel Baptist Church.
As part of YSU's African American history Month program, Monica-Beasley Martin, a Youngstown resident and author of Bald is Beautiful, is presenting a lecture on her book and the importance of hair care for African American women, on Friday, February 6, at 6:30 pm in the Kilcawley Center Gallery on YSU's campus. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Kelly Phelps, associate professor and chair of Art at Xavier University, and Kyle Phelps, an associate professor at University of Dayton, are presenting a joint lecture and discussion on their ceramic, sculpture, and media artwork on Wednesday, February 4, at 6:30 pm, at the McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown. This is a free event.
Dr. Yuri Gorby, of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will speak on Bioprocess Earth, 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 22, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.