Monday, April 18, 5 to 8:15 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Xi Xi Chapter and the Department of Nursing at YSU host “An Evening of Research” in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. More than 200 students, professional nurses and faculty are expected to attend. The event is open to the public.
Monday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. Molly Soda, a self-described “webcam princess,” lectures in the McDonough Museum of Art Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the YSU Department of Art. Soda’s work spans the array of contemporary digital platforms, including Instagram selfies, YouTube videos, gifs, zines, web-based performance and tweets.
Monday, April 18, 6 p.m. YSU College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Honors Convocation, DeBartolo Lecture Hall, Room 132. For more information contact Jackie LeViseur, 330-941-2136 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, April 19, 6 p.m., YSU Bitonte College of Health and Human Services Honors Convocation, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center. For more information, contact Erin DeBernardo, 330-941-2086 or email@example.com
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 20, 21 and 22. Matt de la Peña, the 2016 winner of the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious award in children’s literature, is the featured guest at the 38th annual Youngstown State University English Festival on campus. More than 2,500 students grades 7 to 12 from more than 175 schools throughout the region will participate in the festival in YSU’s Kilcawley Center.
Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 p.m. Angela Washko, artist, writer and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions of feminism in the spaces most hostile toward it, lectures in the McDonough Museum of Art Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the YSU Department of Art. Washko is a visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 p.m. “The Hunting Ground,” an award-winning documentary about sexual assault on college campuses, screened in Room 358 of DeBartolo Hall.
Wednesday and Thursday, April 20 and 21. YSU, America Makes and the Youngstown Business Incubator host an innovative technology event called, “Make Youngstown” at the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration. The event showcases local businesses developing or using advanced technologies that align with the growing “maker movement” throughout the region. There will be an open panel discussion with local entrepreneurs and “makers” from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on both days. Open to students and the general public.
Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m. Sam Covelli, owner and CEO of Covelli Enterprises Inc., who has an honorary doctorate from YSU, is honored as a recipient of the 2016 Medallion for Entrepreneurship from Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. The medallion will be presented in the Williamson College of Business Administration at YSU. A reception will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the presentation titled “Passion for Excellence & Community” at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 p.m. It’s a busy week as the YSU baseball takes on University of Pittsburgh at Eastwood Field in Niles. The team also plays back-to-back doubleheaders – Wright State 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, and Oakland at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday April 23, also at Eastwood.
Wednesday, April 20, 6 p.m., YSU College of Creative Arts and Communication Honors Convocation, Bliss Hall lobby and recital hall. For more information, Mollie Hartup, 330-941-3086; firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance in the Williamson College of Business Administration hosts the Second Annual Women in Accounting and Finance Celebration in Williamson Hall. The theme of the event is “Think BIG – Bridging Into Greatness” and includes two panels about expanding professional network and career development in business.
Friday, April 22, 11 a.m. and noon. Panel discussion and lecture on sexual assault on campus in Room 2212 Williamson Hall on campus. The event features Sofie Karasek of End of Rape on Campus, an advocacy group for survivors of sexual assault on campus, and Lynn Bilal of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence will also participate.
Friday, April 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for the Spring Graduating BFA in the McDonough Museum of Art. The exhibit remains through May 6.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 22, 23 and 24. YSU’s Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series and the Dana School of Music present Mozart’s opera “Così fan tutte” in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater on campus. Friday and Saturday performances are 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee performance is 2 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 8 p.m. Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Cosmic Origins Spectrograph.” The planetarium also shows the “Great Space Treasure Hunt” 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Free.
Saturday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The YSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics shows off its high-tech labs and some of its best students at the STEM Showcase on the YSU campus. The free event is particularly popular among high school students and their parents who want to learn more about YSU and STEM College education and careers. Guests are encouraged to register in advance. To register and for more information, visit www.stemshowcase.ysustem.com.
Saturday, April 23, 2 to 11 p.m. Rock band Reel Big Fish headlines the Federal Frenzy Music and Arts Festival in downtown Youngstown, sponsored by YSU Penguin Productions and the City of Youngstown. The event, free and open to the public, features more than 25 YSU bands and regional acts. Tickets are not required.