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One-Day Fund Drive is a Success

The staff, students, and volunteers at WYSU thank all of you who pledged a new, renewed, or additional gift during our one-day drive on Monday, December 5, 2016. There were 111 of you who gave a total of $11,055 in just 11 hours! Our previous two drives in the Spring and Fall fell a bit short, and today's generous donations will help to offset that. Thank you, again, for your support of 88.5 WYSU-FM, the Valley's public radio since 1969.

Save the Date for Mad About the Arts!

Youngstown State University’s signature fundraiser – Mad About the Arts – will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Now in its 22nd year, the event benefits two important cultural organizations that directly serve the Valley community: the McDonough Museum, YSU’s center for contemporary art, and 88.5 WYSU, the Valley’s public radio station since 1969.

Gary Interviews YSU Piano Professor Cicilia Yudha

Listen to the interview on our Public Affairs page!

​Indonesian pianist Cicilia Yudha made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 2003. As a versatile soloist and chamber musician, she has given performances in the U.S., Canada, Cambodia, Austria, France, Germany and Indonesia.

Yudha began playing piano with her mother at age 3, and joined the Music Course for Kids. In 1996, she was invited to be in the Young Artist Program at Cleveland Institute of Music.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The YSU Board of Trustees Institutional Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30, at 11:30am, in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus. The YSU Board of Trustees General Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 2:00pm, also in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall. Both meetings are open to the public.

Opera Western Reserve Presents 'Carmen' on November 11

Opera Western Reserve continues its 13th anniversary season with Georges Bizet’s Carmen on Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown. When it premiered in 1875, Bizet’s brilliant score followed none of the rules of the day, breaking musical and theatrical boundaries of every sort. The title character is an exotic gypsy who dominated every man she encountered, a temptress who could be tamed only by death.

Canton Symphony performs "Four Seasons" with Four Soloists November 19

The Baroque style of Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons" will be accentuated when the Canton Symphony Orchestra performs its third Masterworks concert this season, called Seasonings. The concert is Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall in Canton.

Piazzolla’s emotional Four Seasons of Buenos Aires will follow Vivaldi. Both pieces will be performed by four violin soloists from the Canton Symphony: Vivek Jayarman, Solomon Liang, Emily Cornelieus, and Rachel Sandman.

Second Event for City Club Focuses on Election and Impact

The City Club of the Mahoning Valley is holding their second event on Monday, November 14.  Like the launch event in September, this City Club meeting will be held at Stambaugh Auditorium and follow a similar format.

WYSU'S 38-hour Fund Drive Starts Wednesday, October 19!

WYSU-FM’s fall 2016 on-air fund drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22. 

Sounds Good! WYSU Antenna Repair Complete!

We are very happy to report that, except for some relatively minor fine tuning to be done in the next couple weeks, our $50,000 antenna repair is complete, and we are back and better than ever.  A lightning strike in mid-June severely damaged our antenna, reducing its power by 40%.  It took six weeks to fabricate the replacement parts, and then another full week to install them.  Thank you for your patience, and for your support of WYSU. Check out additional photos of the damage and repair process on our Facebook page.

Mahoning Valley Writer Wins High Honors for Her Poetry

Nin Andrews of Poland, Ohio, is one of the winners in this year's Ohioana Book Awards.  Andrews wrote a volume of poetry called Why God Is a Woman, published by BOA Editions in 2015.  Her book was among 300 eligible for awards recently presented by They Ohioana Library. The awards were established in 1942, to honor Ohio authors in the categories of  Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Juvenile Literature, and Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature. Andrews and the winners in other categories will receive their awards at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on September 23.  

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