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.

YSU Alumni and Friends Virtual Book Club January Discussion

The January YSU Alumni and Friends Virtual Book Club selection will be "The Color of Love: The Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl" by Marra Gad. Winner of the 2020 Midwest Book Award in Autobiography/Memoir, The Color of Love is an unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer's strikesThis event will be held in Zoom. RSVP to Heather Belgin at habelgin@ysu.edu for the meeting link.

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.

YSU Cliffe College of Creative Arts: YSU Dana Opera Ensemble premieres "Opera Scenes"

The YSU Dana Opera Ensemble presents Opera Scenes on the Cliffe College of Creative Arts YouTube channel. Selections will include works by Mozart, Puccini, Purcell, Massenet, Bizet, and Beethoven. Watch by searching Cliffe College of Creative Arts on You Tube dot com.

Keep Looking Up 12: A Spooky Sky Show

YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium presents the virtual show 'Keep Looking Up 12: A Spooky Sky Show' on Saturday, October 24, at 8:00 p.m. Participation instructions are available on 'The Ward Beecher Planetarium' Facebook page.

[This show will have some Halloween fun by looking at why Halloween is celebrated when it is (hint: it has to do with the night sky), by telling some spooky star stories, and by looking at Pluto -- god of the underworld!!]

David Giffels Reads From Barnstorming Ohio


David Giffels will read from his book Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America at Lit Youngstown’s Fall Literary Festival on Saturday, September 26 at 7:00. The reading, hosted by Tim Francisco, 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.


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