This Week at YSU: Feb. 18, 2013

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Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. High school students, their parents, families and friends visit campus for Crash Day. The event allows prospective students to “crash” the campus, learn about college life, meet faculty and staff, sit in on a class and more. More here.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, noon. Members of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the honorary. More here.

Tuesday, Feb. 19. The Mincey and Schmutz families will be honored at the YSU Penguin Club Scholarship Ring Dinner at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Members of YSU’s 2012 Horizon League Champion Women’s Outdoor Track and Field team will be honored as well.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Award-winning poet Remica Bingham reads from her new collection of poetry, What We Ask of Flesh (Etruscan, 2013), in the McDonough Museum of Art on campus. The reading is free and open to the public. More here.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. E.P. McNight will present her one-woman play “With Grace I Stand” in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. The event is part of YSU’s celebration of African American History Month. More here.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12:15 p.m. Tuba/Euphonium are featured in the weekly Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. News conference in the Presidential Suites of Kilcawley Center to announce a new initiative by the YSU English Festival.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5 to 8 p.m. “Coming Home: PTSD and the Healthcare of Veterans After Combat,”  sponsored in part by the YSU Counseling program, will be presented at Antone’s Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St., in Boardman. More here.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Dancing, singing, music, comedy and magic will be featured at the first YSU Scholars and Honors Talent Show in the Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center. More here.

Thursday, Feb. 21. The YSU Board of Trustees meets on the following schedule in the Trustees Meeting Room on the first floor of Tod Hall: Noon, lunch and presentation (in President’s Conference Room, second floor of Tod Hall); 1 p.m., Academic Quality and Student Success Committee; 2 p.m., Intercollegiate Athletics Subcommittee; 2:30 p.m., University Affairs Committee; 3:30 p.m., Institutional Engagement Committee; 4 p.m., Trusteeship Committee.

Thursday, Feb. 21. Three alumni, a business and a school district will be honored at the 5th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics College Awards Dinner in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 8 p.m. More here.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Lecture by Emmanuel Christian Nyarko, “African Culture Heritage: Missing Values in the Quest for Modernism,” in The Gallery in Kilcawley Center. The event is part of YSU’s celebration of African American History Month. More here.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:05 p.m. The YSU women’s basketball team takes on Cleveland State in Beeghly Center.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21, 22, 23 and 24. University Theater presents BROKE-OLOGY, a drama by Nathan Louis Jackson, in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee performance is at 3 p.m. The show also runs March 1, 2 and 3. More here.

Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon. “How to Design a Survey” is presented as part of the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration’s series of professional development seminars. The facilitator is Kendra Fowler, YSU assistant professor of Marketing. More here.

Friday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a lecture by noted musicologist Kendra Preston Leonard in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus. The lecture is titled “Music for Warrior Women” and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. More here.

Friday, Feb. 22. The annual Mad About the Arts event at the McDonough Museum of Art benefits the museum and YSU SMARTS–Students Motivated by the Arts. Friend of the Arts Preview reception starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the main celebration at 7:30 p.m. More here.

Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. The Dana School of Music presents the seventh annual YSU Wind and Percussion Invitational in Stambaugh Auditorium. More here.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium presents a series of free laser shows featuring the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd in addition to shows on black history and astronomy. More here.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24. YSU hosts the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in WATTS.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free tax assistance is available in Williamson Hall through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. More here.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. African Musical Extravaganza. Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa will head this musical celebration in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The event is part of YSU’s celebration of African American History Month. More here.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:05 p.m. The YSU men’s hoops squad plays Central Michigan in a BracketBuster matchup in Beeghly Center.

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