This Week at YSU, Oct. 29, 2012

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, Oct. 29 through Saturday, Nov. 3. Homecoming Week at YSU. For a full list of activities, visit YSU Homecoming 2012 online.

Monday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. Press conference to announce $1 million gift to YSU will be held in the Gallery of Kilcawley Center.

Monday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m. The YSU English Department and Writing Center celebrate the release of a new publication called CROW, or Compose: a Review of Writing, at the Lemon Grove, 110 Federal Plaza West in Youngstown. The publication features writing from students in YSU composition classes. More here.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:10 to 7:50 p.m. Liz Smith, a sculptor and potter, will conduct workshops in the Bliss Hall Ceramics Studio Room 1059. Smith will also lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the McDonough Museum of Art. More here.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. The YSU Department of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Ali Momeni in a public lecture in Room 3000 of Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. More here.

Friday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. YSU hosts a Faculty Summit on Student Engagement in the Presidential Suites of Kilcawley Center. More here.

Friday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. YSU’s Warren P. Williamson Jr. College of Business Administration hosts the 17th Annual WCBA Alumni Banquet in Williamson Hall. Receiving 2012 WCBA Outstanding Alumni Awards: Frank Hierro, ’77, Outstanding Business Alumnus; Eric Shuster, MBA ’05, Outstanding MBA Alumnus; and Kimberly Pleva, BSBA ’00, MBA ‘05, Outstanding Recent Alumna. To make reservations for the banquet or for more information, contact Christine Shelton, WCBA coordinator of external relations at 330-941-3068 or, or visit the WCBA website.

Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Women’s volleyball takes on Valparaiso in Beeghly Center. More at YSU Sports. The team also plays Wright State 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, also in Beeghly Center.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 20th annual Dana Flute Festival will be in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. More here.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. YSU plays South Dakota in the annual Homecoming football game in Stambaugh Stadium. More at YSU Sports.