This Week at YSU, Oct. 28, 2013
Monday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. YSU Press Day will be in Kilcawley Center.
Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Greg Darnieder, the U.S. Secretary of Education’s senior advisor on the College Access Initiative, is the featured guest at YSU’s College Access Summit in McKay Auditorium, Beeghly Hall, on the YSU campus.
Monday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m. Jeff Halper, peace activist, anthropologist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, lectures on “The Search for Peace in the Middle East” in the Presidential Suites of Kilcawley Center.
Monday, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. Chad Whitacre, founder of GitTip, presents a free lecture in the McDonough Museum of Art.
Monday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Dana School of Music tuba and euphonium students perform in Bliss Recital Hall, including the YSU premiere of a new piece by James Grant – “10 Blind Dates for Solo Tuba.” The performance is part of Octubafest. More at http://www.ysunews.com/dana-presents-octubafest-jazz-combos-fall-choral-concert/.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Gerda Weissman Klein, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, talks about her experiences during the Holocaust following a screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary film about her life, “One Survivor Remembers,” in the Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center. The film is a part of the Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival. This event is free and open to the public. More at http://www.ysunews.com/oscar-winning-film-screened-holocuast-survivor-lectures/.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music presents a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art, featuring tuba/euphonium. The performance is part of Octubafest.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m. Noted international artist Marlena Buczek Smith is the final speaker in the Graphic Voices: A Lecture Series on Poster Design and Creative Activism, in the McDonough Museum of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Best-selling author David Sedaris, one of America’s preeminent humor writers, presents a reading from his latest book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls”, in the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. The free presentation is part of the YSU Skeggs Lecture Series. Tickets are required. For more information, call 330-941-3497.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Dana School of Music tuba and euphonium students perform in in Bliss Recital Hall, showcasing their creative performing skills and Halloween costumes. The performance is part of Octubafest. More at http://www.ysunews.com/dana-presents-octubafest-jazz-combos-fall-choral-concert/
Friday, Nov. 1, 1 p.m. Randy J. Dunn will be formally installed as YSU’s eighth president during a ceremony in Beeghly Center on the YSU campus. The installation will be streamed live at the following link: http://www.horizonleague.org/live/10108.
Friday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a free lecture by noted musicologist Raymond Knapp in Bliss Recital Hall. The lecture, titled, “Waitin’ for the Light to Shine: Musicals and Disability, ” is open to the public. More at http://www.ysunews.com/musicology-lecture-new-music-concert-dana-symphony-performance/.
Friday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. YSU soccer kicks against Detroit at Farmers National Bank Field.
Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. YSU volleyball takes on Wright State in Beeghly Center. The Penguin volleyballers play Oakland at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, also in Beeghly Center.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, 8 p.m. Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Firefall.” The planetarium also presents “Comet the Cat and the Rocks from Space” at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. Members of the Warren-Youngstown Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae are sponsoring recital in honor of Mary B. Smith, longtime YSU employee and the chapter’s most active patroness, in Bliss Recital Hall on the campus of YSU. More at http://www.ysunews.com/recital-honors-the-late-mary-b-smith/.
Monday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. The Stiletto Brass Quintet, an all-female brass group, performs a free concert in Bliss Recital Hall. The recital, sponsored by YSU’s Dana School of Music, is open to the public.