This Week at YSU, April 21, 2014

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Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, April 21, 1 and 3 p.m. Women’s softball doubleheader against Dayton at the YSU softball complex. The team also plays a home double-bill Thursday, April 24, 3 and 5 p.m. against Niagara.

Tuesday, April 22, 5 p.m. The YSU Board of Trustees meets in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall.

Wednesday, April 23. YSU celebrates Earth Day. More than 20 groups will have displays and information,  including Ohio EPA, Grow Youngstown, Mahoning County Soil and Water, Friends of the Mahoning River, Cityscape, Treez Please, Green Team, Eastgate and Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Free. More here.

Wednesday, April 23, 12:15 p.m. Dana School of Music presents a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m. The 55th annual YSU Honors Convocation will be in Beeghly Center. Dozens of student awards will be presented, as well as the Distinguished Professor awards.

Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. Mark Z. Jacobson, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Atmosphere Energy Program at Stanford University, lectures at YSU as part of the Earth Day 2014 celebration. The free lecture via Skype will be in Moser Hall Room 2000 on the YSU campus. More here.

Thursday, April 24 2014, 6 p.m. YSU’s annual Student Awards Banquet will be in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The event includes honors for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Student Affairs and Student Government Association awards and the YSU Pin Award, which recognizes up to five graduating seniors who have achieved academic success and demonstrated outstanding leadership, motivation, and creativity in university and community activities.

Cast members of "Trial by Jury" include, from the left, Matthew Malloy, Rebecca Enlow, Kathie Steeb and Anthony Humphrey and, at the top, Joseph Alvey.

Cast members of “Trial by Jury” include, from the left, Matthew Malloy, Rebecca Enlow, Kathie Steeb and Anthony Humphrey and, at the top, Joseph Alvey.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 24, 25, 26 and 27. YSU’s Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series and the Dana School of Music present Gilbert & Sullivan’s two one-act operas, “Trial By Jury” and “Cox & Box,” in Bliss Hall ‘s Ford Theater on campus. Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee performance is at 2 p.m. More here.

Friday, April 25, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Stand Against Racism, featuring a screening of the movie “An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland,” will be in Kilcawley Center on campus. More here.

Friday, April 25, 4:30 p.m. Mara Prentiss, professor of Physics at Harvard University, lectures in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Lecture Series. The lecture, free and open to the public, is titled “How Small Things Construct Themselves: Insights Into the Physics of Life.” More here.

Friday, April 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for the Spring Graduating BFA Show in the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. The works of 22 YSU students who are receiving bachelor of Fine Arts degrees this spring are featured. More here.

YSU's Baja team, from the left Sam Faykus, John Henley, David Carmendy, Adam Harrold, Caty Moran, and seated, AJ Grayson, is part of the STEM Showcase on Saturday, April 26.

YSU’s Baja team, from the left Sam Faykus, John Henley, David Carmendy, Adam Harrold, Caty Moran, and seated, AJ Grayson, is part of the STEM Showcase on Saturday, April 26.

Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. YSU’s annual Red-White Spring Game is in Stambaugh Stadium. More here.

Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, 8 p.m. YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Expanded View.” Free.

Saturday, April 26. The 17th annual Edward W. Powers Women in Science and Engineering Career Workshop and STEM Lecture Series at YSU. Mara Prentiss, professor of Physics at Harvard University, will be the keynote speaker at 9 a.m. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. More here.

Saturday, April 26, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tours of the new Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing and displays of more than 50 student projects like the Baja car and concrete canoe are among the highlights of the YSU STEM Showcase 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Moser Hall on campus. More here.

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