This Week at YSU: April 1, 2013

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, April 1, 8 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a percussion recital titled  “Blending Traditions” in Bliss Recital Hall, featuring guest percussion artists Gene Koshinski and Ben Toth. More here.

Tuesday, April 2. Dozens of YSU graduate and undergraduate students showcase their scholarly achievements at the annual QUEST Forum for Student Scholarship in Kilcawley Center. More here.

Tuesday, April 2, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. YSU women’s softball team plays Akron in a doubleheader at McCune Park.

Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The YSU Office of Career Services presents Spring 2013 Career Fair in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. More than 80 employers from a variety of industries are scheduled to attend, many actively recruiting for current openings. The Career Fair is open to YSU students and alumni. More here.

Wednesday, April 3, 12:15 p.m. The free weekly Music at Noon concert at the Butler Institute of American Art features a Saxophone Studio Recital.

Wednesday, April 3, 3p.m. The YSU Board of Trustees’ University Affairs Committee meets in the Jones Room in Kilcawley Center.

Wednesday, April 3, 3 p.m. The YSU baseball takes to the diamond vs. Akron at Eastwood Field in Niles. The Penguins then face Milwaukee in a three-game home series 3 p.m. Friday, April 5; 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7.

Wednesday, April 3, 5 p.m. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan discusses “mindfulness” during a presentation in Rooms 3422 and 3423 of Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. Ryan is the author of A Mindful Nation and an advocate for promoting and engaging in mindfulness. He will discuss how the practice of mindfulness can help leaders thrive in an age of high stress, extreme pressure and dealings with complex systems. More here.

Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 p.m. Artist Jodi Morrison talks about her project Fleeting Pages, a four-week-long “pop-up” bookstore that stocks works by local writers and books from small, independent publishers across the country instead of mainstream bestsellers. The lecture in the McDonough Museum of Art is part of the YSU Department of Art and the Beecher Center for Art and Technology free art lectures/workshops series in April. More here.

Thursday, April 4, 12:30 p.m. Tamara Sonn, the William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the College of William and Mary, presents “Islam, Democracy and the Arab Spring” as part of the 2012-2013 Dr. Thomas and Albert Shipka Speaker Series in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. More here.

Thursday, April 4, 5 to 7 p.m. A photographic exhibit of the steel furnaces in Hubbard, Ohio, opens with a reception at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor on Wood Street in Youngstown. More here.

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, best known for his reporting of the Watergate scandal, speaks at Stambaugh Auditorium as part of YSU’s Skeggs Lecture series. The theme of the lecture is Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics. More here.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4, 5, 6 and 7. University Theater presents the dramatic comedy Gemini in Spotlight Arena Theater in Bliss Hall. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee performances are at 3 p.m. The production continues April 12, 13 and 14. More here.

Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m. The YSU football coaching staff hosts the annual Bob Dove Day of Football coaching clinic in Stambaugh Stadium. Registration is $10 by April 3 or $15 the day of the event. For more information, call 330-941-3478 or email or

Saturday, April 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 300 middle and high school students compete in Ohio’s District Four National History Day in Kilcawley Center. More here.

Through April 12. The McDonough Museum of Art at YSU hosts the 77th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Student Art Association. More here.