Exploring the Intersection of Working Class and LGBTQ+ Identity

The YSU LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter will present a Zoom discussion on class, intersectionality, the intersection of class and sexuality, and what can be done locally to address issues facing LGBTQ+ students and others related to class.  

YSU Alumni Lecture Series: Larry Davis, retired Executive Producer and Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering

Beginning with a love for biology, Larry Davis ’76 credits some incredible instructors with channeling a creative passion that helped launch a career showcasing his sculpture, and ultimately retiring from Walt Disney Imagineering as Executive Producer and Creative Director for the Main Entrance of Shanghai Disneyland. He’ll discuss his journey during an Alumni Lecture Series program entitled “How YSU Faculty Helped to Shape My Career Trajectory" on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. on live the Alumni Engagement Facebook page.

YSU Alumni Lecture Series: Live Fierce - Getting to the Heart of Health

February is Heart Month for the American Heart Association, and there is no time like the present to learn easy and fun ways to incorporate health into our daily lives to live longer, healthier lives. Join us for "Live Fierce - Getting to the Heart of Health". Hear what is happening around heart health, including the inaugural Go Red for Women Campaign and ways that you can support the American Heart Association locally and across the country to make your community a healthier place to live.

Jazz Alumni Spotlight Volume 1 with Dave Lalama

Dave Lalama '76 is currently Professor of Music at Hofstra University and is a founding faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Program. He received his doctorate in music composition from New York University and is active as a clinician, arranger and performer throughout the United States.

YSU Alumni Lecture Series: Lamar Salter, CNN Producer

CNN Producer Lamar Salter '11, '13 to Celebrate The Jambar's 90th Anniversary

As The Jambar, YSU’s student newspaper, celebrates its 90th anniversary on January 14, 2021, the Alumni Lecture Series is going to look at The Jambar's evolution, its important role in campus life, and its impact on students and the community. The accomplishments of one outstanding Jambar alumnus will be highlighted.

Lamar Salter is a producer at CNN for the digital productions team and a Youngstown, Ohio native.

Lit Youngstown Festival Keynote: David Giffels


David Giffels will deliver Lit Youngstown’s Fall Literary Festival keynote on Friday, September 25 at 1:00. The talk, “Thank You Cleveland Good Night: How the reluctant writer becomes a performer” is co-sponsored by WYSU and will be livestreamed on Lit Youngstown’s YouTube Channel. More information at LitYoungstown.org.


YSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: xamining Hispanic/LatinX at the Crossroads of Race and Culture

The YSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion presents a lecture by Dr. Michael Benitez, Jr. on the topic Examining Hispanic/LatinX at the Crossroads of Race and Culture: The Complexities of a Cosmic Identity in Higher Education, on Wednesday, September 30, at 4:30 pm.  Before that there is a student Meet & Greet at 3 pm.  Dr. Benitez is the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Metropolitan State University, in Denver.

McDonough Museum: Gallery Talk with Chris McCullough

The McDonough Museum of Art will present the virtual event 'Gallery Talk with Chris McCullough' on Tuesday, September 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

YSU Department of Art faculty member, Christine McCullough, will discuss her artwork from Enigmatic Reflections, the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition.

This virtual event will be available on the McDonough Museum of Art Facebook page. More at (330) 941-1400.


Youngstown Area Jewish Federation: Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations

The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation presents the film documentary, Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations, beginning Wednesday, September 23, with online access for 48 hours. Director Andrew Goldberg examines its rise, traveling through four countries to follow antisemites and their victims, along with experts, politicians, and locals.  Tickets are $25 for all 7 films, as well as a ticket to each of the films showing at the Skyway Drive In.  Tickets and more information at jewishyoungstown.org/filmfest. 

YSU Alumni Lecture Series: "The First Rule of Leadership"

In the YSU Alumni Lecture Series program The First Rule of Leadership, Dr. Joseph P. Alessi will give a brief overview of a concept of leadership, centered around the models of genuine, authentic, and servant leadership. The lecture will be moderated by Dr. Brian Bonhomme, professor of history at YSU. Watch this event live on the Youngstown State Alumni Engagement Facebook page on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. 


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