This Week at YSU, Sept. 15, 2014

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Tuesday, Sept. 16. The YSU Board of Trustees meets on the following schedule: Noon, Board Lunch and Presentation, Energy Update, Bill Haas, director of Engineering; John Hyden, executive director, Facilities; and Neal McNally, interim vice president for Finance & Administration; 1 p.m. Audit Subcommittee; 2 p.m. Investment Subcommittee; 3 p.m. Finance and Facilities Committee; 4 p.m. Executive Committee.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. Thomas Serenko, a graduate of YSU and now the head of the Ohio Geological Survey, presents “The Utica/Point Pleasant Shale: A Geological ad Historical Perspective” in Room 2400 of Moser Hall on the YSU campus. Contact 330-941-4635 or  More here.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. YSU women’s soccer team takes on Tiffin at Farmers National Bank Field on campus. More at

DynamicEarthTitleTuesday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m. The Ward Beecher Planetarium at YSU opens its 2014-15 season this week with a brand new show – “Dynamic Earth.” More here.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The YSU advising staff hosts a Majors and Minors Exploration fair in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on campus. The fair is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore and discover more than 100 undergraduate majors, minors and certificate programs.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. A lecture on “Shale Gas Wastes from the Marcellus and Utica Shales: What are they & how are they managed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia?” will be presented by Julie Weatherington-Rice, PhD, Bennett & Williams Environmental Consultants Inc., and adjunct assistant professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Ohio State University. Location is Room 2000 of Moser Hall on the YSU campus. More here.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. Sal Giunta, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat in 2007 in Afghanistan, is the featured speaker at the James and Coralie Centofanti Symposium, at Stambaugh Auditorium. More here.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Raymond John Wean Foundation holds the 8th Annual Nonprofit Summit in Kilcawley Center.  For more information, visit

hispanic heritage month 3_0Thursday, Sept. 18, 12:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Mahoning County Courthouse Rotunda in downtown Youngstown. The event will feature a flag ceremony representing 22 Hispanic countries as well as musical performances. More here.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2 and 6 p.m. Michael Feuer, co-founder and former chief executive of OfficeMax and current chief executive of Max-Ventures private equity and consulting firm, speaks in the auditorium of Williamson Hall as part of the Williamson Symposium Series. More here.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. The Penguin football team plays Saint Francis (Pa.) at Stambaugh Stadium. More at