This Week at YSU, Feb. 1, 2016

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, Feb. 1. Art exhibit opens in the Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall featuring the work of YSU alums Maple Turner III and Henry Holden III. The exhibit is part of the YSU African American History Month celebration.

Monday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. The Dana School of Music presents a faculty and guest artist recital “Too Many Sopranos – Mama Knows Best” in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus. The recital includes Dana faculty members, Rachael Pavloski, Nancy Andersen Wolfgang and Misook Yun, as well as former faculty member Jennifer Jones Mosher. The recital is free and open to the public. The repertoire includes “Sisters” from White Christmas by Irving Berlin; “Prendero quel brunettino” from Così fan tutte by W. A. Mozart; “Che tua madre” from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini; “Mom” by Wynn Varble and Donald Sampson; and “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, among other pieces. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. The Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Of The Gerontological Society of America presents a community panel discussion in First Presbyterian Church on Wick Avenue in Youngstown. The discussion will focus on the new senior services levy that is on the ballot in Mahoning County in March. For more information, contact Amber Durkin at amberldurkin@gmail.com. ESPO is a YSU student organization.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m. Lauren Baker, an instructor in the Art department, presents a Faculty Talk in the auditorium of the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. The free talk is part of the “Intersections” biennial faculty exhibit at the McDonough, which runs through Feb. 26.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12:15 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music presents a free Music at Noon concert featuring the Trombone Studio in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m. Lillian Lewis, assistant professor of Art, presents a Faculty Talk on “Commodity, Culture, and Collaboration” in the McDonough Museum of Art. The free talk is part of the “Intersections” biennial faculty exhibit at the McDonough, which runs through Feb. 26.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Lynn Anderson, Guardians of Mill Creek Park, presents “Threats to Human Health From Fracking and How One Community Battles to Protect Itself.” The free presentation is part of the YSU Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment.

Thursday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 6. It’s a double, doubleheader in Beeghly Center for the Penguin women’s and men’s basketball teams this week. The Penguins face Oakland Thursday, Feb. 4 with the women’s game starting at 5:15 p.m., followed by the men at 7:45 p.m. The teams take on Detroit on Saturday, Feb. 6, the women at 4:30 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, 8 p.m. The YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “From the Earth to the Universe”. The planetarium also shows “This is Our Sky” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Free.

Saturday, Feb. 6, noon to 3 p.m. African Marketplace, featuring food, vendors and an African and Afro-Caribbean dance performance by Kimberly Phillips, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The event is part of the YSU African American History Month celebration.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m. The Dana School of Music presents a recital by the Dana Chamber Orchestra in Stambaugh Auditorium’s Anne K. Christman Memorial Hall, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown. The concert, titled Timeless Classics, includes selections from composers Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Wagner and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Tickets are available at Stambaugh Auditorium. Prices are $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students; and free with a valid YSU ID. Free parking is available at Stambaugh Auditorium.