This Week at YSU, Nov. 10, 2014

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A Penguin triple-header is on the slate for Saturday, Nov. 15, with the women’s basketball team opening the season at 11 a.m. in Beeghly Center, followed by the football team’s home regular season finale at 2 p.m. against Indiana State at Stambaugh Stadium and then back to Beeghly at 7 p.m. for the men’s basketball squad’s season-opener against Kent State. Rulli Brothers is offering a special three-game pass for just $10, which is available at area Rulli Brothers locations in Austintown and Boardman or at the YSU Athletic Ticket Office. Fans can purchase the “3-Point Play” pass and save $31 off a regular price ticket for all three events.

Monday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a recital by guest artist Mary Akerman, guitar, in Bliss Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Akerman teaches classical guitar at Kennesaw State University. For more information, call 330-941-3636.

Tuesday, Nov. 11. Campus closed for Veterans Day.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The YSU School of Graduate Studies and Research hosts its Annual Research Luncheon in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. The Dean’s Awards will be announced at noon.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 12:15 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music presents a free String Studio recital in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. A lecture titled “Wind Power” by Walt Musial, principal engineer, National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will be in Room 2000 of Moser Hall. The free lecture is part of the YSU Fall Semester Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Graham E. Fuller, who worked 20 years as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, presents “Isis and the Challenge to Leadership in the Middle East” in the Presidential Suites of Kilcawley Center on campus. The free lecture is open to the public.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. The Dana School of Music announces a recital by students in James Umble’s Saxophone Studio in Bliss Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. Ten students will perform both classical and contemporary selections from Maslanka, Debussy, Bach, Lantier and Muczynski, among others. For more information, call 330-941-3636.

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Leigh Van Handel

Friday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m. Leigh Van Handel, associate professor of Music Theory and Cognitive Science at Michigan State University, lectures on music cognition, theory pedagogy and music and mathematics in 1238 Recital Hall in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more inforamiton, contact Ewelina Boczkowska at 330-941-1833 or

Friday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. The C.S. Lewis Institute Northeast Ohio hosts a lecture titled “Can We Love Without God?” in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The lecturer is Northwestern Nazarene University Professor Thomas Jay Oord, who will explore what science, philosophy and theology say about the human experience of love. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required at

Friday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. YSU women volleyballers take on Cleveland State in Beeghly Center.

planetarium_backtothemoonforgoodFriday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, 8 p.m. The YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Back to the Moon for Good.” Also showing is “Case of the Disappearing Planet” at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. The YSU Marching Pride hosts “High School Junior/Senior Day with the Marching Pride” in conjunction with the YSU vs. Indiana State football game.

 Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. The YSU women’s basketball team opens the season against Niagara in Beeghly Center.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. The Penguins football team plays its home regular season finale against Indiana State at Stambaugh Stadium.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. The YSU men’s basketball squad plays host to nearby rival Kent State in Beeghly Center. The men return to Beeghly the next day, 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, to play Oberlin.