This Week at YSU, March 24, 2014

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Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Tuesday, March 25. “In Columbus’ Footsteps: The Search for San Salvador” is presented by Ron Shaklee, professor of Geology, as part of the Alumni Lecture Series in Tod Hall. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Tod Hall, with the lecture at 6 p.m. in the Trustees Meeting Room. More here.

Tuesday, March 25, 7 to 9 p.m. Lecture on “The Science of Shale Gas: Geology, Seismology and Environmental Impacts” by Ray Beiersdorfer, YSU professor of Geology, in Moser Hall Room 2000 on the YSU campus. The lecture is part of the “Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.” More here.

Wednesday, March 26. The YSU Board of Trustees meets in Bresnahan Rooms I and II in Kilcawley Center on the following schedule: 11 a.m. Trusteeship Committee, 3 p.m. Institutional Engagement Committee, 3:30 p.m. Academic Quality and Student Success Committee. The Executive Committee meets at 5 p.m. in Pete’s Place in Kilcawley Center.

Wednesday, March 26, 12:15 p.m. Dawn Lenore Sonntag, assistant professor of Music at Hiram College and a member of the Cleveland Composers Guild, will be the guest composer at YSU’s New Music Society’s Annual Spring Concerts, in the Butler Institute of American Art. A separate concert will be at 8  p.m. in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus.

Wednesday, March 26, 5:30 p.m. The first in four “Arts Mean Business” workshop will be in the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. The workshop is titled “The Art of Writing Business Plans,” featuring Denise Glinatsis Bayer, The Legal Creative. More here.

Wednesday, March 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Wendy and Lucy, a film about how a woman’s life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job in Alaska, is screened in Kilcawley Center, Presidents’ Suite, as part of Women’s History Month. More here.

Wednesday, March 26, 7 to 9 p.m. Lecture on “The Science of Shale Gas: The latest evidence on leaky wells, methane emissions, and implications for policy” by Anthony R. Ingraffea, Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, in Moser Hall Room 2000 on the YSU campus. The lecture is part of the “Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.” More here.

Thursday, March 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m. More than 120 children in grades 3 to 5 at Harding Elementary School in Youngstown will be in the Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center for the YSU Penguin Pen Pal Closing Ceremony. Under the program, YSU students in the Scholars and Honors program write biweekly in journals to the children. The closing ceremony marks the first time for a face-to-face meeting between most Pen Pals.  The children will be presented with a certificate of completion, have an opportunity to interact with the Pen Pals, and have pictures taken with YSU’s Pete and Penny. Special guest and program visionary, Dr. Rashid Abdu, will be in attendance. The program is sponsored through a  donation of $10,000 from BP.

Thursday, March 27, 11 to 11:50 a.m. Sherri Lovelace-Cameron, YSU professor of Chemistry, presents Women in the Sciences in Kilcawley Center, Ohio Room. She will discuss the role of women in the sciences. The event is part of Women’s History Month. More here.

Thursday, March 27. Community and campus leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion will be honored at YSU’s 2014 Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration at Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave., Boardman. More here.

This photo in the MSDP Exhibit by photographer Noah Addis shows three-year old Skylar Sowatskey, posing near her home in Connoquenessing Township, PA. Her mother claims that their water was contaminated after several Marcellus Shale gas wells were drilled in the area between 2010 and 2011. The family plans to move from their home, where they have lived for 16 years.

This photo in the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project Exhibit by photographer Noah Addis shows three-year old Skylar Sowatskey, posing near her home in Connoquenessing Township, PA. Her mother claims that their water was contaminated after several Marcellus Shale gas wells were drilled in the area between 2010 and 2011. The family plans to move from their home, where they have lived for 16 years.

Thursday, March 27, 5 to 9 p.m. Gallery Talk/Gallery Reception with Brian Cohen, photographer and project director of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project in Bliss Hall Room 2300 on the YSU campus. The event is part of the “Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.” More here.

Friday, March 28. Students in YSU’s Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program participate in an estimating competition. More here.

Friday, March 28. More than 200 individuals are expected to participate in YSU’s annual Social Work Day, featuring a presentation by a national expert in social work ethics. More here.

Friday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students in YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration will meet with area employers during the Spring 2014 Internship Interview Day in Williamson Hall. More here.

Friday, March 28, 3 p.m. YSU baseball takes on Wright State at Eastwood Field in Niles. Also Saturday, March 29, 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 30, noon.

Friday, March 28, 4 p.m. The 90-minute documentary “Triple Divide” will be screened at the YSU McDonough Museum of Art. The film features exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and Americans suffering in the wake of shale gas development. The event is part of the “Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.” More here.

Friday, March 28, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception and awards ceremony for the 78th Annual Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition featuring works by students enrolled in YSU’s Department of Art at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art on campus. More here.

Saturday, March 29, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. About 200 middle and high school students compete in Ohio’s District Four National History Day contest in Kilcawley Center. More here.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 28, 29 and 30. Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society presents “Crazy Like Love: An Evening of Two One-Act Plays” in Spotlight Arena Theater at YSU. More here.

Monday, March 31, 8 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music presents the modern premiere of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s “Passion according to St. Luke (1775)” in Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 West Front St., in downtown Youngstown.  More here.

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