This Week at YSU, March 14, 2016

Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. Guest artist recital with JinJoo Cho, violin, in Bliss Recital Hall.

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16. The YSU Board of Trustees conducts its next set of quarterly meetings on the following schedule. All meetings are in the Board of Trustees Meeting Room on the first floor of Tod Hall, unless otherwise indicated:

YSU SealTuesday, March 15
8: 30 a.m. Academic Quality and Student Success Committee
9:30 a.m.* University Affairs Committee
11 a.m.* Institutional Engagement Committee
11:30 a.m.* Investment Subcommittee
Noon Board Lunch, Leaders’ Conference Room, Second floor, Tod Hall
1 p.m.* Audit Subcommittee
2 p.m.* Finance and Facilities Committee
3 p.m.* Executive Committee
4 p.m.* Trusteeship Committee

Wednesday, March 16
2 p.m. Board Meeting
3 p.m.* Reception for outgoing board members, Tod Hall Lobby, Harry Meshel and Bryce Miner First floor, Tod Hall

(*Approximate time for start of the meeting; the meeting will start immediately following preceding committee meeting.)



Wednesday, March 16, 4 p.m. YSU Student Government presents a panel discussion titled “Fear of Islam?” in Room 132 of DeBartolo Hall on the YSU campus. The panel features Mustansir Mir, YSU professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and director of the YSU Center for Islamic Studies, Imam Walid Abuasi and Abdulkader Amoudi of the Islamic Society of Greater Youngstown and Khalid Iqbal of the Islamic Council of Ohio.

Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m. Chris Hedges of presents “Death by Fracking” in Cushwa Hall Room B112 as part of the YSU Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment. Free.

Wednesday, March 16, 12:15 p.m. Free Music at Noon concert featuring the Dana’s School of Music’s Voice Department in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Thursday, Marcy 17, 6 p.m. Six YSU graduate students will make presentations about their scholarly work and research at the annual Diversity of Scholarship event in the Jones Room of Kilcawley Center on campus. The YSU Graduate Student Advisory Council chose the presenters. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by March 14th to

Friday, March 18. The U.S. Army Woodwind Quintet appears on campus with a presentation at 10 a.m. on military careers in music, convocation at 11 a.m. and master classes at noon, in Bliss Hall.

Friday, March 18, 11 to 11:50 a.m. A panel discussion on “Gender and Sexuality on TV: Jessica Jones, Empire, and Transparent” will be held in the Gallery of Kilcawley Center. YSU Professor Laura Beadling facilitates a discussion about images of women on television. Other participating YSU faculty will include Deb Cunningham, Dolores Sisco and Megan List. The event is part of YSU’s Women’s History Month activities.

Friday, March 18, noon to 2:30 p.m. Guest Artist jazz clinic and master class with Tim Miller, guitar, Berkley College of Music, Bliss Hall, Room 2222.

Friday, March 18, 2 p.m. Guest Artist master class by Russell Hirshfield, piano, of Western Connecticut State University, in Bliss Recital Hall. Hirshfield performs 7:30 p.m., in Bliss Recital Hall.

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Friday, March 18, 5 p.m. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, presents a lecture titled “When Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective” in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow. The lecture is presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Mu Omega and Delta Delta chapters, and sponsored in part by the Youngstown Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the YSU Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and YSU Student Diversity Programs.

Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, 8 p.m. YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Journey to a Billion Suns.” The planetarium also shows “Willbear’s Adventure” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Free.