This Week at YSU: Oct. 21, 2013

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Youngstown Environmental Sustainability Society presents Gasland Part 2, a film by Josh Fox, in the YSU Kilcawley Center Chestnut Room. The film is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival screens “Hannah Arendt” at the Williamson School of Business Administration on the YSU campus. “Hannah Arendt” is a biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. More at

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23 and 24. YSU’s New Music Society hosts Texas pianist Avguste Antonov in a series of public concerts: 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, in the Butler Institute of American Art; 8 p.m., Wednesday, in Bliss Recital Hall; and 5:30 p.m., Thursday, at Holy Apostles Church, Covington Ave.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m. “Disasters in Mahoning Valley History,” a new exhibition at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, opens.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. A dinner in honor of the late Mary B. Smith, a long-time faculty and staff member at YSU, will be in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. The dinner is co-sponsored by the Youngstown Chapter of the United Nations Association and friends.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music, Stambaugh Auditorium and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County present the next segment in the collaborative program series called “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown. The series focuses on uniquely American musical traditions. The Oct. 23 event celebrates Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, and includes Musical Theater instructor Nancy Andersen Wolfgang’s students providing the complementary music,  and a discussion led by program scholar Dr. Ewelina Boczkowska. The month’s film is Broadway: The American Musical, Episode 2: Syncopated City (1919-1933).

Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. The Anthropology Colloquium at YSU sponsors a presentation by Olivia Navarro-Farr, assistant professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the College of Wooster, in Room B100 of Cushwa Hall on the YSU campus.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. YSU Student Activities presents “A Night of Southern Soul with Gareth Asher” in the Hub at Kilcawley Center on campus. Singer-songwriter Asher has performed at venues across the country, sharing his blend of southern soul, humor, and inspiration. His recent album is “Eyes on the Horizon.” YSU ID is required. Admission is free. More information at 330-941-3575.

Friday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m. YSU’s swimming and diving team takes on Green Bay in the Beeghly Natatorium.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25, 26 and 27. YSU men’s tennis Fall Invitational at YSU.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25, 26 and 27. 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. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. More at

Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents the Dana Symphony Orchestra in concert in Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, in Youngstown.