This Week at YSU, Nov. 17, 2014

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday through Friday, Nov. 17 through 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. YSU Housing and Residence Life presents the “Tunnel of Oppression,” an exhibit that explores oppression from the lens of racism, ableism, sexism, classism, genocide and privilege. This year, contemporary issues such as cyber bullying, male and female body image and sexual assault will also be represented. Free. For more information, contact Ashley Jones at

Tuesday, Nov. 18. The YSU Board of Trustees meets on the following schedule in the Board Room on the first floor of Tod Hall on campus: 4:30 p.m., Collective Bargaining and Negotiations Subcommittee; 5 p.m., University Affairs Committee; 5:15 p.m., Institutional Engagement Committee; 5:30 p.m., Special Board Meeting.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18 and 19. The YSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers Student Loan Repayment Workshops. The Tuesday, Nov. 18 workshop is 1 p.m. in the Gallery in Kilcawley Center. The Wednesday, Nov. 19, session is 10 a.m. in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. The workshops will focus on repayment plans, loan forgiveness programs, and borrower rights and responsibilities. While all students are invited to attend, all graduating student loan borrowers are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Cindy Maldonado at 330-941-3398 or Susan Sahli at 330-941-2374.

National Memory Screening DayTuesday, Nov. 18 and Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 to 4 p.m. YSU’s departments of Gerontology and Nursing offer free, confidential memory screenings as part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Screenings will be held at St. Joe’s at the Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446. For more information, contact Krystal L. Culler, adjunct faculty member in YSU’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at 330-507-7657.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 12:15 p.m. The Dana School of Music Clarinet Ensemble performs a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Doug Fowler, lecturer in Astronomy and Physics at the Weis Earth Science Museum, University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley, lectures on “The Ecosphere: Some Energy Fundamentals” in Room 2000 of Moser Hall on the YSU campus. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m. The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley holds a press conference n the Coaches Court in Beeghly Center to present more than $5,000 in grants to a variety of organizations. The Hope Foundation raises money for chronically/terminally ill children.
Friday, Nov. 21. YSU Crash Day. Prospective students and their families visit campus to explore buildings and classes, talk with professors and students and learn about majors and offerings.

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 10.08.44 AMFriday, Nov. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. Works from 18 YSU students graduating this fall with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts are featured in the Fall Graduating BFA Show opening in the McDonough Museum of Art on campus. An opening reception for the artists will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and the exhibit will remain on view through Dec. 13.

Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. YSU hosts an Opera Gala, featuring performances by students in the Dana School of Music in Bliss Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, 8 p.m. YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium presents Back to the Moon for Good. The planetarium also presents Case of the Disappearing Planet 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Free.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. Seventeen students in YSU’s Dana School of Music participate in the Dana Young Artist Competition in Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. The competition, which includes a variety of instrumental and vocal performances, is free and open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music announces the final fall semester concert by the YSU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble in Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown.