This Week at YSU, April 7, 2014

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, April 7, 11 a.m. News conference in the Bliss Hall Gallery to announce a major donation to the College of Creative Arts and Communication.

Monday, April 7. Noted historian Gene A. Smith, the Class of 1957 Distinguished Lecturer in Naval Heritage at the U.S. Naval Academy, gives two free presentations at the Youngstown Historical Center for Industry and Labor on Wood Street in Youngstown. He presents “The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812” at 6:30 p.m. and “Connecting Museums and the Community” at 3 p.m.

Monday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.  Jeremy Beaudry, Meredith Warner and Katie Hargrave: The Think Tank That Has Yet To Be Named is presented in YSU’s McDonough Museum of Art, Lecture Hall, as part of the Emergent Futures Now lecture series. More here.

Marc Malandro

Marc Malandro

Tuesday, April 8. YSU’s eighth annual Biology Day showcases research of YSU biology students and features a lecture by YSU graduate Marc Malandro, associate vice chancellor for Technology Management and Commercialization at the University of Pittsburgh. More here.

Tuesday, April 8, 5:30 p.m. Kent State’s baseball squad comes to Eastwood Field in Niles to play YSU.

Tuesday, April 8 through Friday, April 11. 88.5 WYSU FM strives to raise $115,000 during on-air spring pledge drive. More here.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 9, 10 and 11. The annual YSU English Festival is in Kilcawley Center. More here.

Wednesday, April 9, 12:15 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a free Music at Noon concert featuring the String department in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, April 9, 3 and 5 p.m. The YSU softballers take on St. Francis (Pa.) at the new softball field on the northwest end of campus. The women also play UIC at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12 and noon, Sunday, April 13, also at the home ballpark.

Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. The annual spring concert of the YSU Dance Ensemble opens in Ford Theater of Bliss Hall on campus. More here.

Thursday, April 10, 6 p.m. Diane Barnes, YSU professor of History, presents “Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the Dawn of Emancipation” in the McDonough Museum of Art on campus. More here.

Saturday, April 12, 6 p.m. Greek Sing, the annual song-and-dance event featuring YSU fraternity and sorority students, is in Stambaugh Auditorium on Fifth Avenue just north of campus. More here.