This Week at YSU, Oct. 7, 2013

Jeff Steinberg

Jeff Steinberg

Monday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m., Jeff Steinberg, creator of “Sojourn to the Past,” speaks at the Main Branch Library, 305 Wick Avenue in Youngstown. He will talk about his nationally acclaimed program that enables high school students to visit landmarks of the civil rights movement in the South. The event is part of the Community Diversity Program Series, presented by the YSU Diversity Council. For more information, call 330-788-0545 or 330-941-3370.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 8 and 9. The YSU Board of Trustees conducts a retreat at the Geneva Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva State Park.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ninety employers from local, regional, and national companies participate in the Fall 2013 Career Fair for YSU students and alumni. More at

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. “The Other Son,” the story of two Jewish brothers, switched at birth, and their family reevaluations after the discovery, plays at Encore Cinema, Niles, as part of the Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, sponsored in part by the YSU Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies. More at

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. Students considering attending YSU’s Dana School of Music are invited to a Fall Open House in Bliss Hall’s first floor lobby near the University Theater Box Office. More at

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12:15 p.m. Free Music at Noon concert features Dana Faculty Artist Recital in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. YSU dedicates the Katherine Glinatsis Kartalis Team Room in the Williamson College of Business Administration in recognition of a gift from Andrew and Katherine Glinatsis Kartalis. The event is in Room 2441 of Williamson Hall at YSU.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 3 p.m. YSU’s Women’s Achievement Recognition Program will be in the James Gallery in Kilcawley Center on campus. Awards will be given for community development, “Beating the Odds”, academic achievement and service to Hispanic/Latino students. For more information, contact William Blake at

Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Michael Thompson aka FREESTYLEE, Artist Without Borders, graphic design consultant, creative activist and poster designer, lectures at the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU. The lecture is part of the Graphic Voices Lecture Series featuring artists whose work is part of the ““Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012” exhibit at the museum. More at

The Dana School of Music at YSU was founded over 140 years ago and offers a wide range of degree programs and majors for students.Friday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. News conference to name YSU’s performing arts series after the late Donald P. Pipino and to celebrate the 145th anniversary of the founding of YSU’s Dana School of Music. The event is in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus.

Friday, Oct. 11. International Coffee Hour 2 to 3:45 p.m., and “Journey of New Americans” at 4 p.m., at the YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Avenue, Youngstown. Mingle with YSU students and the community, and enjoy the delicacies of Latino desserts and coffee. Following the Coffee Hour, YSU Professor Rosemary D’Apolito discusses the “Journey of New Americans,” especially the changing patterns in the foreign-born population in the Mahoning Valley. On display will be photos of women who migrated to the Valley, who are part of the traveling exhibit “Women of the World: A Photographic Journey of New Americans in the Mahoning Valley.” For more information, call 330-941-3370.

Friday, Oct. 11, 7 to 10 p.m. YSUnity presents the first annual Diversity Prom in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus .The event will be open to YSU students as well as the general public. Advanced tickets are $5, or $6 at the door. For more information, call Lisa Ronquillo at 330-406-9522 or Timothy Bortner at 330-892-8318.

Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. The Penguins’ women’s volleyball squad faces Valparaiso in Beeghly Center. The women then play Illinois-Chicago at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, also in Beeghly.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
Penguins football faces conference foe Illinois State in Stambaugh Stadium.

crash daySaturday, Oct. 12. Prospective students, their parents, family and friends, visit campus, tour facilities, meet faculty and staff and attend the Penguin football game at Crash Day. More at

Monday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m. The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley presents the fifth annual “CARMSTRONG BOCCE FOR HOPE” at Cassese’s MVR in Smoky Hollow. Proceeds go toward the Hope Foundation, which benefits chronically/terminally ill children, and Carmstrong, a newly fund in memory of Carmine Cassese benefiting a YSU scholarship as well as pancreatic cancer research at OSU Medical Center. The event includes celebrity bartenders, including YSU women’s basketball coach John Barnes. For more information, visit