This Week at YSU: March 25, 2013

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, March 25, 6 p.m. Robert Reuschlein, an independent researcher in areas of peace education, peace economics and global politics, delivers a public lecture in the Presidential Suites of the Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the YSU Peace and Conflict Studies program.  For more information, contact Keith Lepak at 330-941-3437, or kjlepak@ysu.edu.

Monday, March 25, 8 p.m. Dana School of Music faculty member Alice Wang, clarinet, and guest artist Naoki Hakutani, piano, perform a recital in Bliss Recital Hall in tribute to long-time local musician Albert “Al” Caldrone, who died in 2011 and for whom a scholarship has been named at the Dana School of Music. More here.

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.  The film “Too Fast to Be a Woman?” will be screened in the Jones Room of Kilcawley Center at YSU, followed by a discussion. The event is part of YSU’s celebration of Women’s History Month. The film explores gender issues surrounding the winner of the 800-m World Championship race in 2009. A panel discussion follows with YSU track coach Katrina Brumfield, YSU Professor of Political Science Cryshanna Jackson and YSUnity’s Brian Wells. Free.

Wednesday, March 27, 11 a.m. Eva Rus, a Fulbright scholar whose research focuses on contemporary feminist autobiographical practice and body representation in both written text and the visual arts, lectures in the Gallery Room of Kilcawley Center at YSU. The lecture is titled “Thank God There’s Silvio.” The event is part of YSU’s celebration of Women’s History Month. The presentation concentrates on the role of Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in contributing to the over-exposure of media images of infantilized, sexually subservient, decorative feminine types. Free.

Wednesday, March 27, 12:15 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music provides a free Music at Noon concert featured Jazz Combos in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, March 27, 3 and 5 p.m. YSU softball squares off in a doubleheader against Toledo at McCune Park in Canfield. The team plays another home doubleheader 3 and 5 p.m. Friday, March 29, and then a single game noon, Saturday, March 30, against Detroit.

Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. YSU SMARTS presents a free community drum circle at The Drum Smith, 576 Youngstown Poland Rd., Struthers. More here.

Friday, March 29, 4 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a lecture by noted musicologist Francesca Britta in Bliss Recital Hall. The lecture, titled “Listening in Hell,” is free and open to the public. More here.

Friday, March 29, 5 p.m. Panel discussion on “Are You Mom Enough?” in the Gallery Room of Kilcawley Center at YSU. The event is part of YSU’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Midwife Rachel Sieman, Ob-Gyn Joni Canby and Karen Kotrba, author of a collection of poems about nurse-midwives from the early 20th century, discuss issues related to maternity, early motherhood and more. Free.

Friday, March 29, 7 p.m. Opening reception of the 77th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU. The exhibit is sponsored by the YSU Student Art Association and runs March 29 to April 12. The reception is free and open to the public. More here.