This Week at YSU, April 22, 2013

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, April 22, 5 p.m. YSU Student Government Association presents the free Last Lecture Series featuring Linda ‘Tess’ Tessier, a professor of philosophy and religious studies, in the Ohio Room in Kilcawley Center.

Monday, April 22, 8 p.m. The Dana School of Music’s University Band/Concert Band perform at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 23, 8 to 10:45 a.m., 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and 2 to 3:15 p.m. A hundred students in YSU’s First-Year Engineering Program will present their prototype designs for the Oh Wow Children’s Center. Students were asked to design a hands-on exhibit that could be used to teach children about engineering and science. The presentations are in the lobby of Moser Hall.

Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m. Twenty-four faculty members and hundreds of students will receive awards at YSU’s annual Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. More here.

Tuesday, April 23, 1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m. The YSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships hosts free workshops to help YSU students better understand how they can manage their student loan debt with repayment and loan forgiveness entitlements. The workshops are in the Gallery Room in Kilcawley Center. Tuesday’s session features a presentation by Becky Davis of Great Lakes Higher Education, while Wednesday’s workshop features by Jeff Johnston of Sallie Mae. For more information, call 330-941-3398 or 330-941-2490.

Wednesday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. YSU celebrates Earth Day as several environmental groups gather outside Kilcawley Center on campus. In the event of rain, the events will be moved to inside Kilcawley.  For more information, contact Derek Scott,

Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m. YSU and the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) hold a news conference in Room 3418 of Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. They will announce a new agreement to work cooperatively and jointly and with other economic development groups and colleges in the region to help manufacturers in the Mahoning Valley pursue growth strategies through innovation.

Wednesday, April  24, 12:15 p.m. Dana Guitar Ensembles perform a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. Caroline Savery, a consultant, teacher, and facilitator on topics of co-operative business, sustainability and group decision-making, speaks in the McDonough Museum of Art Lecture Hall on the YSU campus. The free lecture is part of YSU’s Department of Art and the Beecher Center for Art and Technology lecture series.

Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m. YSU men’s baseball team plays West Virginia at Eastwood Field in Niles. The squad takes on Alderson-Broaddus at Cene Park 3 p.m. Friday, April 26.

Thursday, April 25, 3 p.m. YSU SMARTS Students Motivated by the Arts celebrates its 15th birthday with cake, balloons, party hats and supporter at the SMARTS Center in downtown Youngstown.

Spring BFA Show

This piece by YSU student Lindsey St. Pierre is among the items that are part of the Spring Graduating BFA Show at the McDonough Museum of Art.

Friday, April 26, 8 a.m. to noon. YSU’s International Trade Assistance Center, with support from the U.S. Commercial Service and the Regional Chamber, will hold “Export University 101 – Learn the Basics Seminar” in the Williamson College of Business Administration Conference Center at YSU. More here.

Friday, April 26. The YSU Board of Trustees meets on the following schedule: 3 p.m., Executive Committee, Manchester Room, Tod Hall; 4:00 p.m. , University Affairs Committee, Board Meeting Room, Tod Hall; 4:30 p.m. , Academic Quality and Student Success Committee, Board Meeting Room, Tod Hall; 5 p.m. , Special Board of Trustees Meeting, Board Meeting Room, Tod Hall. The purpose of the meetings are to review university policies.

Friday, April 26, 6 to 8 p.m. The Spring Graduating BFA Show, an exhibition of work by students graduating this semester from the Department of Art at YSU, opens with a at the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. More here.

Friday, April 26, 6 to 10 p.m. Penguin Productions and YSU Students Motivated by the Arts presents “Live on Lincoln” block party featuring the band Nocturne. The event on Lincoln Avenue between Elm and Hazel streets on the YSU campus is free and open to YSU students and the public. Tickets are not required. More here.

Friday, April 26, 8 p.m. YSU’s Gala Dana Festival Orchestra and Chorus Concert, featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and guest maestro Svilen Simeonov, will be held in Stambaugh Auditorium. More here.

Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Second Annual Endure for the Cure, presented by the YSU Student Recreation Advisory Committee, will be held in the Andrews Student Recreation & Wellness Center. The event is a two-mile obstacle course race. Admission if $15 for students, $20 for faculty/staff, $20 for alumni and $25 for community members. For more information, contact Ryan McNicholas,

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band presents a benefit concert for YSU’s Students Motivated by the Arts in the Ford Family Recital Hall in the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. More here.