This Week at YSU, Feb. 17, 2014

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Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, Feb. 17, 3:30 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trained business students and professional volunteers offer free tax preparation services through YSU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment or to receive additional information, call the Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance at 330-941-3084. More here.

Tuesday, Feb. 18. The YSU Board of Trustees meets on the following schedule. All meetings are in the Board of Trustees Meeting Room on the first floor of Tod Hall unless otherwise noted: Noon. Board Lunch and Presentation in President’s Conference Room, second floor, Tod Hall. Gary D. Swegan – Strategic Enrollment Management 2014; 1 p.m. Academic Quality and Student Success Committee; 1:30 p.m. Collective Bargaining and Negotiations Subcommittee; 2:30 p.m. Intercollegiate Athletics Subcommittee; 3 p.m. University Affairs Committee; 4 p.m. Institutional Engagement Committee.

Tuesday, Feb. 18. The YSU Penguin Club honors area businessman Don Constantini as the Penguin of the Year at the Annual Scholarship Ring Banquet at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. The doors for the event open at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner starting at 6:15 p.m. The evening’s program will start at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. YSU’s celebration of African American History Month continues with “Modern Day Slavery in Human Trafficking,” a lecture by Denise Narcisse, associate professor, YSU Department of Anthropology and Sociology. The event is in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Supporting College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” a workshop hosted by the YSU Academic Advisors Association in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. More here.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12:15 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a free Music at Noon Flute Studio Recital.

Arthur Benjamin

Arthur Benjamin

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3:15 p.m. Arthur Benjamin, a mathemagician who has appeared on national television and been profiled in newspapers and magazines across the country, gives a free public lecture in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. More here.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 4:30 p.m. YSU’s Department of Nursing hosts a site review for continuing accreditation of its baccalaureate and masters nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The public is invited to meet the site visit team and share comments at the meeting in Cushwa Hall, Room 3227, on the YSU campus.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. The YSU Alumni Lecture Series, presented by the Office of Alumni Events and Management, presents “The Outlook for Individuals’ Retirement Security in the United States,” hosted by Jill McCullough, assistant professor of Finance. The lecture is in Williamson Hall Auditorium. More here.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Rock and Roll music will be celebrated at the next segment of the “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway,” in Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. More here.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Dana School of Music presents a Percussion Studio Recital in Bliss Recital Hall on campus.

Thursday, Feb. 20. The YSU Board of Trustees meets on the following schedule. All meetings are in the Board of Trustees Meeting Room on the first floor of Tod Hall unless otherwise noted: Noon. Board Lunch and Presentation in President’s Conference Room, second floor, Tod Hall.  Sylvia Imler – The Evolution of Diversity, Reframing Institutional Priorities; 1 p.m. Investment Subcommittee; 2 p.m. Audit Subcommittee; 3 p.m. Finance and Facilities Committee; 4 p.m. Executive Committee; 4:30 p.m. Trusteeship Committee.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. The 6th Annual STEM College Awards Dinner will be in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The STEM College Awards are presented to distinguished STEM alumni, educators and community leaders. More here.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:05 p.m. YSU men’s basketball takes on Milwaukee in Beeghly Center.

Friday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. The 19th annual Mad About the Arts at the McDonough Museum benefits the McDonough Museum of Art and 88.5, WYSU FM. More here.

basketball-game-hopeSaturday, Feb. 22. The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley present the10th annual “Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic” and the new “Roth, a Sodexo company: Kids Fun Zone” at YSU’s Beeghly Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the Kids Fun Zone and tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Proceeds go to The Hope Foundation, which raises money for chronically/terminally ill children. Tickets $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. YSU’s recognition of African American History Month continues with a panel discussion on the legacy of Nelson Mandela legacy. The event is in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. Panelists: Daniel Ayana, History Department; Dolores Sisco, English Department; Frank Ackpadock, Senior Researcher, Regional Center for Urban Studies; David Porter, Political Science Department;  Samuel Adu-Poku, Department of Art Education; and Christian Onwudiwe, Department of Criminal Justice.

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