This Week at YSU: Sept. 17, 2012

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.This Week at YSU

Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21. YSU Housing and Residence Life presents Safer Sex Week with a variety of activities throughout the week, including free HIV testing, a sexual health resource fair, a sexual assault defense class, “Ask the Sexpert” and much more. Details here.

Tuesday, Sept. 18. The YSU Board of Trustees meets on the following schedule: Noon, STEM/Fine and Performing Arts presentation and Lunch, President’s Conference Room, Second floor, Tod Hall; 1 p.m. Investment Subcommittee, Board of Trustees Meeting Room, First floor, Tod Hall; 1:30 p.m. Audit Subcommittee, Board of Trustees Meeting Room, First floor, Tod Hall; 2 p.m. Finance and Facilities Committee, Board of Trustees Meeting Room, First floor, Tod Hall; 3:30 p.m. Executive Committee, Board of Trustees Meeting Room. First floor, Tod Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 12:15 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a free Music at Noon concert featuring Brass Chamber Music in the Butler Institute of American Art. Free.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m. A photographic presentation by José Galvez, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has spent more than 40 years traveling across the country creating a historical record of the Latino experience in America, is at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor on Wood Street. The event is part of the 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration sponsored by the YSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, speaks in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. Read more.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.  A new exhibit titled “Labor and New Deal Art” opens at the Youngstown Historical Center of Labor and Industry on the YSU campus. Attorney and activist Staughton Lynd will give a keynote address at 6 p.m. on the topic titled “The Little Steel Strike and the Steel Mill Shutdowns.” Free. Details here.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. Peyman Givi, a graduate of YSU and now the James T. MacLeod Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, is featured in the next YSU Alumni Lecture in Room 2400 of Moser Hall on the YSU campus. The lecture is titled “X-Planes and Hypersonic Transport.”

Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the YSU Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, screens “Mabul (The Flood),” the story of a troubled boy and his dysfunctional family struggling to stay afloat amidst crisis, The screening is at USA Cinema in Niles. The festival continues Sunday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., at Temple El Emeth with the film “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story,” about Operation Entebbe to save Israeli hostages held by Arab terrorists at the Entebbe airport in Uganda. Read more.

Friday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. A symposium, “Crucibles of Change: New Perspectives on Labor During the Great Depression and World War II,” will be held at the Youngstown Historical Center of Labor and Industry on the YSU campus. The plenary speaker is Brigid O’Farrell, author of She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker. Henry Adams, professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University, will give the luncheon address, “Issues of Labor and Social Conflict in American Mural Painting of the 1930s.” Read more.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County along with Western Reserve Public Television and Sesame Street Productions present “Walkaround Rosita” at the library’s main branch, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown.  Rosita is Sesame Street’s Hispanic muppet monster fluent in both English and Spanish. For more information, call 330-740-6086, or the YSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 330-941-3370.

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22, 8 p.m. YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico.” Also at the planetarium, “Maya Sky Tales” is presented 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Free.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Penguins football takes on Missouri Valley Conference foe Northern Iowa in Stambaugh Stadium. More at YSU Sports.

Sunday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m. The YSU Dana Chamber Orchestra presents a fall concert in the Ford Family Recital Hall.  Works include the Overture, Nocturne and Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s Mid-Summers Night Dream, incidental music written for a performance of Shakespeare’s masterpiece followed by Beethoven’s powerful and game changing Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major.  For more information,  call 330-744-0264.