This Week at YSU, April 13, 2015

The 2015 Penguins football team practices earlier this month in preparation for the annual Red-White Game 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 in Stambaugh Stadium.

The 2015 Penguins football team practices earlier this month in preparation for the annual Red-White Game 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 in Stambaugh Stadium.

Monday, April 13, 4 p.m. TV producer Andy Och talks about the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” in DeBartolo Hall Room 132 on the campus of YSU. More here.

Monday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music’s Jazz Ensembles 1 & 2 and the YSU Contemporary Ensemble perform in Kilcawley Center’s Chestnut Room. The concert includes music by Billy Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Herbie Hancock, Red Garland, Alan Baylock, Fred Sturm, Horace Silver and Bob Curnow. A composition by a YSU Contemporary Ensemble member will also be featured. Free and open to the public. Parking is available in the M1 Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. Call 330-941-2307.

Tuesday, April 14, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Penguins softball team plays Akron at the field along Fifth Avenue across from Stambaugh Stadium.

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30. Ohio University plays YSU in baseball at Eastwood Field in Niles, followed by a visit by Kent to Eastwood Field 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15.

from deep

“From Deep”

Wednesday, April 15, 6 p.m. “From Deep,” an experimental documentary about the game of basketball and its shifting place within 20th century American history and culture, is screened, and the producer will be available for questions in Room 132 of DeBartolo Hall on campus. More here.

Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music presents four YSU Jazz Combos on in Kilcawley Center’s Chestnut Room. The concert features the music of Grant Green, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery, Booker T. Jones, Tim Green, YSU Jazz Faculty member Alton Merrell, and student compositions with American songbook standards and jazz standard repertoire. Free and open to the public. Parking is available in the M1 Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. Call 330-941-2307.

Thursday, April 16, 4 p.m. Twenty-four faculty members receive the 2015 YSU Distinguished Professor Award at a ceremony in the DeBartolo Stadium Club at Stambaugh Stadium on the YSU campus.

TakeBackTheNight_LOGO_copyThursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. YSU participates in Take Back the Night, an international march and rally against sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of gender-based violence. The march begins at at The Rock on the YSU campus core and continues to Cafaro House.  A Speak Out and Bystander Program will follow in the Cafaro House Multipurpose room.

Thursday, April 16. The YSU Dana School of Music’s Concert Band and Chamber Ensembles perform at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown. Faculty composer David Morgan’s 2003 composition Dark Wood for marimba quartet, and Dan Trueman’s Palimpsest – Concerto for alto saxophone and percussion ensemble will be performed. Performers include YSU Percussion Ensemble; alto saxophonist graduate student Wilson Poffenberger; the Woodwind Quintet; and YSU Concert Band. Tickets 330-259-0555, the Stambaugh Box Office, online at www.stambaughauditorium.com or at the door. Tickets $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. Those with a YSU ID are free. For more information, call  330-941-2307.

Dance ensemble 2015Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 16, 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m. Ballet, tap, contemporary jazz and modern are among the dance genres featured in the YSU Dance Ensemble’s 24th annual spring concert in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater on the YSU campus.

Friday, April 17. More than 400 area high school students and 35 area educators attend the eighth annual “Financial Starting Points” conference in Kilcawley Center.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 17, 18 and 19. College and high school students from across the Cleveland/Pittsburgh Tech Belt will attend YSU’s first-ever Hackathon, a weekend of computer-related learning, creativity and networking in Meshel Hall.

Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Get an early look at the 2015 Penguins football squad under new head coach Bo Pelini at the annual Red-White Spring Football Game in Stambaugh Stadium.

Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear red to signify support for women’s heart health when they attend “300 Sisters in Red,” a health fair in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. More here.