This Week at YSU, Nov. 5, 2012

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music presents a free concert by Jazz Ensemble 1, directed by Dave Morgan, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The concert will feature both traditional and contemporary jazz styles, and feature the United States premiere of “Suite for Jazz Ensemble and Voice” by YSU Assistant Professor Paul Louth, featuring vocalist Katelyn DeLadurantey. The program will also include music by Morgan, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.  Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. More at 330-941-3636.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. Youngstown attorney and activist Staughton Lynd, presents “The New Rank and File, and the Walmart Moment,” at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. More here.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. The YSU School of Graduate Studies and Research hosts the 15th annual Graduate Studies Research Recognition Luncheon, honoring faculty and staff for their research efforts over the past year. The luncheon is in the Ohio Room in Kilcawley Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:15 p.m. The Dana School of Music’s Saxophone Studio plays a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 11. University Theater presents the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT, Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee performances are at 3 p.m. The play also runs Nov. 16, 17 and 18. More here.

Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. The Youngstown Complaints Choir performs “Does Anybody Really Care?” – a song based on more than 30 pages of complaints from people in the local community – in the Bliss Recital Hall at YSU. A reception will be held following the performance at the McDonough Museum to celebrate the closing of Living As Form (The Nomadic Version).

Thursday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 450 students from 15 area high schools attend the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration’s “BUSINESS 2020” in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. More here.

Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Napa Valley to the Mahoning Valley, a fund-raiser for the Rich Center for Autism at YSU, is at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Mt. Carmel Church Hall in Youngstown. YSU President Cynthia E. Anderson will receive the “Toast of the Valley” Award at the event. More here.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10. The Ward Beecher Planetarium at YSU presents a free showing of Cosmic Castaways, a new full-dome move produced by the planetarium with funding from the NSF. Read more here. The planetarium also presents “The Sky Above Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Free.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  YSU hosts a free Community Safety Summit in the Chestnut Room of the Kilcawley Center. The purpose of the event is to bring the community together to share current crime prevention efforts, examine and discuss best practices and address how YSU can assist with these efforts. For more information, contact Tammy King, associate dean of the YSU Bitonte College of Health and Human Services, at 330-941-1820.