This Week at YSU, Oct. 14, 2013

Photos from Two-Dimensional Design classes taught by Claudia Berlinski, YSU art professor, are part of "Tiny Cameras, Tiny Pictures" exhibit in Bliss Gallery.

Photos from Two-Dimensional Design classes taught by Claudia Berlinski, YSU art professor, are part of “Tiny Cameras, Tiny Pictures” exhibit in Bliss Gallery.

Through Oct. 25. “Tiny Cameras, Tiny Pictures,” a nationally juried photo competition featuring photographs by 14 artists, whose source for taking photographs was a cell phone camera, appears in Bliss Gallery in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus.

Monday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Brian Kiser, YSU assistant professor of Tuba and Euphonium, is the featured soloist at a performance with the YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Stambaugh Auditorium. Kiser will perform a new tuba concerto by Donald Grantham. The event is part of YSU’s Octubafest.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 18. 88.5 WYSU FM, YSU’s public radio station, holds its annual fall fund drive with a goal of $115,000. More here.

"Tornado House"

“Tornado House” by photographer Chris Venere, who lectures this week at the Butler Institute of American Art.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m. Chris Verene, a photographer, performance artist and educator widely known for his multi-decade-long documentary project chronicling the lives of his family and friends in Galesburg, Ill., lectures in the Butler Institute of American Art’s Zona Auditorium. Free and open to the public. More here.

Wednesday, October 16, 12:15. The Dana School of Music’s Brass Chamber Ensemble perform a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. The River Bottom Quartet performs a concert at Butler North as part of YSU’s Octubafest. The Quartet includes four musicians from the River City Brass, of which Kiser is a member. The concert features overtures, Bach, modern jazz, tango music, original compositions.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m. Two YSU history professors will talk about – and perform – British rock music at an event in the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor (aka “the Steel Museum”) at 151 W. Wood St. in Youngstown. More here.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music’s Jazz Combos perform in Kilcawley Center’s Hub. The free concert will feature jazz standards, American Songbook standards and original music.

Friday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. Press conference to name the “Fishbowl” lounge in YSU’s STEM College after the late Jack Bakos Jr., a distinguished member of the university’s engineering faculty for nearly four decades.

Friday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m. YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration honors recipients of the 2013 WCBA Outstanding Alumni Awards at the 18th Annual WCBA Alumni Banquet in Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. More here.


YSU students Carly Magnuson and Mark Warchol are among the cast members in University Theater’s production of “Tribunal,” which opens this week.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18, 19 and 20. University Theater opens the 2013-14 season with the world premiere of YSU alumna Mark Milo Kessler’s original play, Tribunal, in Spotlight Theater in Bliss Hall on the campus of YSU. The show also runs Friday, Oct. 25, Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. More here.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, 8 p.m. YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium features “Nightlights 3.0”. The planetarium also presents “The Halloween Show” at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Saturday, Oct. 19. YSU marks Homecoming 2013 with the annual parade along Fifth Avenue at 2 p.m., followed by the football game at 4 p.m. vs. Western Illinois. More Homecoming Week events here.

Saturday, Oct. 19, noon. YSU soccer plays Valparaiso at Farmers National Bank Field on campus. More at

Saturday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m. YSU football takes on Western Illinois at Stambaugh Stadium. More at

Sunday, Oct. 20, 11:30 reception, 1 p.m. program. The YSU Alumni Society honors the class of 1963 at its annual Half Century Club Reunion in the DeBartolo Stadium Club at Stambaugh Stadium on campus. More here.

Monday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music’s Fall Choral Concert titled, “Mystery of Life: Birth to Death,” will be in St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. More here.