This Week at YSU, March 28, 2016

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Tuesday, March 29, 3 and 5 p.m. The YSU women’s softball team takes on Robert Morris in a doubleheader at the softball field on campus.

Tuesday, March 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Negotiation Workshop for Women: Strategies, Tools and Skills for Empowerment” will be presented at the YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown. Co-sponsored with Youngstown Business Incubator, YWCA of Youngstown, and Williamson College of Business Administration, the event is part of YSU’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

Wednesday, March 30, 12:15 p.m. The Dana School of Music’s Brass Chamber Ensembles presents a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, March 30, 5 to 7 p.m. “Beyond the Binaries: Non-binary/Transgender Discussion” will be in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Co-sponsored with YSUnity and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, the event is part of YSU’s celebration of Women’s History Month. A panel of local transgender individuals will discuss their experiences and stories about being transgender in the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley area.

Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m. Anyone interested in pursing a master’s degree in Business Administration are encouraged to attend YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration MBA Information Session in Room 3422 of Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. For more information, contact the Williamson MBA Office or call 330-941 3069. There also are several scholarships available for the Williamson MBA.

Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m. James Rosenblum, University of Colorado Boulder, presents “Characterization and Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback and Produced Wastewater Over Time from Northeast Colorado.” The lecture is part of the YSU Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment. The free lectures are in Cushwa Hall Room B112.

Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan

Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan

Thursday, March 31. The Division of Multicultural Affairs at YSU presents the Annual Diversity Leadership Recognition Dinner in the Tyler Grant Ballroom of Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Concert pianist Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan is the guest speaker and artist. Tickets are $35 and are available only at the Stambaugh Auditorium box office. For more information, call 330-259-0555.

Friday, April 1. YSU’s annual celebration of Social Work Day is in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. The theme of the event is “Social Work: Forging Solutions Out of Challenges” and features a presentation by James A. White Sr., president and chief executive of Performance Consulting Services in Columbus.

Friday, April 1, 1 p.m. “Prepping for Zombies, Ebola, and More” is the title of a Special Biology Seminar presented by Chris Woolverton, professor of “Zombiology” at Kent State University in Room 3022 of Ward Beecher Hall on the campus of YSU.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 1, 2 and 3. The Penguins baseballers face UIC for a three-game weekend set at Eastwood Field in Niles: 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 1, 2 and 3. The YSU chapter of Alpha Psi Omega national theater honor society presents the 2016 Student Showcase in Spotlight Theater in Bliss Hall. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 8 p.m. The YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Spring Skywatch.” The planetarium also shows “Journey to a Billion Suns” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2.

Saturday, April 2. About 300 students from nearly 20 schools in five counties will compete in the 40th annual History Day event at YSU, sponsored by the YSU Department of History.