This Week at YSU, Sept. 14, 2015

Tomi Ovaska

Tomi Ovaska

Monday, Sept.14, 4 p.m. The YSU College of Liberal Art and Social Sciences kicks off its Faculty Scholars Forum in the CLASS Dean’s Conference Room in DeBartolo Hall. This week’s forum features Tomi Ovaska (Economics), A Stifled Economy: A Quasi-Experimental Study on Socialism’s Socio-Economic Effects on Estonia.

Monday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. The Dana Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Joseph Kromholz, performs at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. The repertoire will include these pieces. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527 and Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48. For more information, call 330-941-2307.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Youngstown Academic Advising Association presents the annual Majors Exploration Fair in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. Students can meet with students and faculty from more than 30 departments. The event is helpful for undecided, unsure or exploring students. For more information, contact: Crystal Bannon,

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 12:15 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music’s Flute Studio presents a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. “An overview of microseismic activity associated with high volume hydraulic fracturing” is the topic of a presentation by Terry Engelder, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, in Cushwa Hall Room B100 on the YSU campus. The lecture is part of the YSU Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment.

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O’Brien

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. Soledad O’Brien, award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, producer and television personality, speaks at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, as part of the Centofanti Symposium. Free, but tickets are mandatory and available at the Stambaugh Box Office. Call 330-941-3497.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Mahoning County Courthouse, Rotunda, downtown Youngstown. The event features a flag ceremony representing 22 Hispanic countries as well as musical performances. Call 330-941-2087.

Friday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. “Jobs in Foreign Languages,” a forum at which professionals in Engineering, Education, Health Care and Business will talk about how they use foreign languages in their jobs, will be held in the Presidential Suites of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Contact Diana Palardy at or 330-941-1631.

Friday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. “Shaping Public Policy Using Math,” YSU Lincoln Building, Cafaro Suite, Room 510, a lecture by Imelda M. Florez Vazquez, a program specialist at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Contact Alicia Prieto Langarica at

Friday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Northern Kentucky comes to campus to play the Penguins in a soccer match at Farmers National Bank Field. The Penguins then match up against St. Bonaventure 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, also at Farmers National Bank Field.

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19, 8 p.m. The YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium kicks off its fall program with “Exploring New Horizons.” The planetarium also presents “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m. The Penguins football team takes on St. Francis (Pa.) at Stambaugh Stadium.

Sunday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Student Jazz Groups from the YSU Jazz Program perform a Jazz & Brunch concert at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Proceeds to bene­fit the Robert E. Bulkley Memorial Scholarship for Jazz Drummers. Tickets are $20. Call 330-746-3250.

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