This Week at YSU, Sept. 16, 2013

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Through Monday, Oct. 15. “Notable Latinos” will be on display at YSU’s Maag Library. The display of items from Maag’s collection features the important contributions of renowned Latino authors, poets, musicians, painters etc. The exhibit is on the main floor of the library on the YSU campus and is part of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Sunday, Sept. 15, through Thursday, Sept. 19. YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration hosts students and faculty from the University of Sào Paulo in Brazil for the 16th annual business-study tour.

Sunday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Sept. 20. YSU Safer Sex Week features a variety of events and activities, including: HIV testing, learning how to say “I love you” without having sex, sexual assault defense tips, and a “passion party” that includes condom education, passion product information, sexual intercourse alternatives and healthy relationship advice. For more details, visit

Monday, Sept. 16, noon. Aldolphe Roitman, the curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls, speaks at a “lunch and learn” meeting at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. The program is jointly sponsored by the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Youngstown State University and the Youngstown Area Jewish Community Center.

Monday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m. Todd Werth, supervisory special agent with the FBI, presents “Active Shooter/Threats: Civilian Response in the Workplace, Schools, and Other Public Places” as part of the YSU Alumni Lecture Series in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Networking will begin at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for members of the YSU Alumni Society and $7 for others. There is no charge for students.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5 to 7 p.m. “Let’s Salsa,” beginner classes for learning the salsa step-by-step, will be held in YSU’s Kilcawley Center, Ohio Room. The event is part of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. YSU students undecided about their major or minor who want to explore options should plan to attend the Majors & Minors Exploration Fair in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 12:15 p.m. A free concert by Piano Trio Mayumi Kikuchi and Friends, University of Akron, will be performed as part of the Music at Noon series at the Butler Institute of American Art.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:30 a.m. Representatives from more than 325 nonprofit organizations from in and around the Mahoning Valley will come together at the Raymond John Wean Foundation’s Seventh Annual Nonprofit Summit in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

Jose Galvez

Jose Galvez

Thursday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m. “Another Day, Another Dream,” an exhibit featuring the work of Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Jose Galvez, opens at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. Guest Artist Master Class featuring Zahari Metchkov, piano/organ, of Colorado State University, Pueblo, will be held in Bliss Recital Hall.

Friday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m. Malena Espanol, assistant professor of applied mathematics at the University of Akron, presents “My journey through applied mathematics (so far!)” in the Cafaro Suite of the Lincoln Building on the YSU campus.

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21. Rock n’ roll laser shows that drew capacity crowds earlier this year return to YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m. YSU football team takes on Duquesne at Stambaugh Stadium. More at