This Week at YSU: Nov. 11, 2013

Kendrick Perry

YSU star guard Kendrick Perry leads the Penguins into the 2013-14 home opener in Beeghly Center Thursday, Nov. 14 in Beeghly Center.

Monday, Nov. 11. YSU closed for Veterans Day holiday.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. Lindsey Roush, a graduate of YSU and a teacher in the Beaver Local schools, presents a free workshop titled “Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Students” in McKay Auditorium in the Beeghly College of Education on the YSU campus.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music’s String Department presents a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1 to 4 p.m. “Native American Workshop: Promoting Knowledge, Clarification and Correction” will be held in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. Herman Pipe, is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, presents. The event is sponsored by the YSU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call 330-941-3370.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:05 p.m. The Penguins’ women’s basketball team plays Buffalo in Beeghly Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. The New Music Society Annual Fall Concerts, featuring Dana Composers Ensemble directed by Professor Robert Rollin, will take place in Bliss Recital Hall, 8:00 p.m. It will continue 11 a.m. Friday Nov. 15 at the Dana School of Music Convocation. The concerts will focus on Chinese graduate student Yanda Zhu.The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-941-3636.

Thursday, Nov. 14, noon. YSU’s School Psychology program hosts an information for individuals interested in learning more about, and applying for, the next class of students that will begin next summer. The information session is in YSU’s Kilcawley Center, Bresnahan Suite (second floor). Another session is scheduled for noon, Wednesday, Nov. 20 in YSU’s Kilcawley Center, Gallery Room (second floor). For more information, visit or contact Richard VanVoorhis, Graduate Program Director at 330-941-3266 or

Odell Bizzell

Odell Bizzell

Thursday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m. Odell Bizzell, author, entrepreneur and professional presenter, speaks at “IMPACT Diversity” in the Jones Room of Kilcawley Center on the campus of YSU.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:05 p.m. The Penguins’ men’s basketball team opens the 2013-14 home season against Warren Wilson in Beeghly Center.

Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. The Penguins’ women’s volleyball squad plays Horizon League foe Milwaukee in Beeghly Center. The volleyballers are also on the Beeghly Center hardwood vs. Green Bay 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15, 16 and 17. Music from a half-century of YSU theater productions, including West Side Story, Chicago, Carousel, Rent, and Guys and Dolls, is featured in “Celebrating 50 Years of University Theater: A Musical Commemoration” in Ford Theater on the YSU campus. The live music show celebrates the more than 200 productions produced by University Theater since its inception 50 years ago. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. More at

Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. A classical guitar recital by guest artist Jeff McFadden is presented in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, 8 p.m. YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Firefall.” The planetarium also presents “Comet the Cat and the Rocks from Space” at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

YSU Marching Pride

YSU Marching Pride

Saturday, Nov. 16, 9:30 to 5 p.m. The YSU Marching Pride holds Senior Day in conjunction with the YSU vs North Dakota State football game. High school seniors who are thinking about attending YSU and want to continue performing in the marching band are invited to spend a game day with the YSU Marching Pride and learn what it takes to become a member of the band. To sign up, visit or email Brandt Payne at

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. The Penguins take on defending national champion North Dakota State in Stambaugh Stadium.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. The Dana School of Music Young Artist Competition will be in Butler North, adjacent to the Butler Institute of American Art. The competition, open to juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in applied music at Dana, is free and open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. The YSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships presents a Student Loan Repayment Workshop in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Benjamin Carson, a world-renowned physician, professor and author deemed a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, presents the first annual Centofanti Symposium in Powers Auditorium in downtown Youngstown. The symposium is free and open to the public, but tickets are mandatory for admission.