Monday, Jan. 19. University closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Holocaust survivor, writer and internationally known educator Irving Roth tells his story in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The free event is co-sponsored by the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at YSU and by the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. More here.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. The YSU men’s BB squad takes on Valparaiso in Beeghly Center. The team plays again 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, vs. Illinois-Chicago.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m. The 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Breakfast will be in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center, featuring a keynote address by Wilson Okello. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-941-2086.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. The Penguin women’s hoops team plays Wright State in Beeghly Center.
Thursday, Jan. 22. An exhibit by acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey opens in the McDonough Museum of Art on campus. The show, titled “Picturing People,” runs through March 7. It is free and open to the public.
Friday, Jan. 23. Track and field teams from more than 20 area colleges and universities compete in the YSU Invitational at the WATTS on campus. The field events start at 2:30 p.m. with running events set for approximately 4 p.m. Teams participating include YSU, Duquesne, West Virginia, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Alderson Broaddus, Ashland, Buffalo State, California (Pa.), Cedarville, Clarion, Indiana (Pa.), John Carroll, Malone, Pitt-Johnstown, Point Park, Slippery Rock, Thiel, Walsh, Westminster and Wheeling Jesuit.
Friday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. The Penguin men’s and women’s tennis teams play Duquesne at the Boardman Tennis Center.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23 and 24. Due to popular demand, YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium is bringing back laser light shows featuring the sights and sounds of rock music’s most famous bands. Shows are each day: 5 p.m., Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock); 6 p.m., Laser Retro (80s New Wave); 7 p.m., Laser Beatles; 8 p.m., Laser Led Zeppelin; 9 p.m., Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (full album); and 10 p.m., Pink Floyd’s The Wall (excerpts). Seats are first come, first served. No reservations accepted.