This Week at YSU, Feb. 8, 2016

Brian House’s “Conversnitch,” a lightbulb that live-tweets overheard conversations.

Monday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m. Media artist Brian House, who teaches in the Digital + Media program at the Rhode Island School of Design, lectures in the McDonough Museum of Art on campus.

Monday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Dana School of Music presents a faculty horn recital featuring Stacie Mickens, horn; Brian Kiser, tuba; and Diane Yazvac, piano, in Bliss Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. The repertoire will include both contemporary and classical pieces by composers John Stevens, Margaret Brouwer, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. The Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Of The Gerontological Society of America presents a community panel discussion in First Presbyterian Church on Wick Avenue in Youngstown. The discussion will focus on the new senior services levy that is on the ballot in Mahoning County in March. For more information, contact Amber Durkin at ESPO is a YSU student organization.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1 to 3:30 p.m. The YSU Williamson College of Business Administration is inviting employers from across Ohio and the surrounding regions to participate in “Meet the Employers Day” in Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. The event allows employers to discuss internship career opportunities with WCBA students, identify potential candidates for future employment, and network with other business professional, YSU business faculty and staff. For more information, call 330-941-3660.

Timothy McCall, Jared Jenkins, David Mouse, Matthew Eustace, and Sebastian Calvin.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:15 p.m. The Dana School of Music presents a free Music at Noon concert featuring the new Barbershop Quartet, “One Achord,” and the Dana Chorale, in the Butler Institute of American Art. The performance is free and open to the public. The Barbershop Quartet’s repertoire includes Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Honey/Little ‘Lize Medley, My Wild Irish Rose, Tee-idle Dum Dum, I’m All Alone, Irish Blessing, and Auntie Skinner’s Chicken Dinner. The Dana Chorale will perform Franz Schubert’s Sanctus from Mass in G and Moses Hogan’s Elijah Rock. Call 330-941-2307.

Thursday, Feb. 11. Nearly 175 students from 19 middle and junior high schools through the region participate in the 2016 MATHCOUNTS competition on campus.

Friday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to noon.
The YSU Bridges Out of Poverty Student Union presents a Poverty Simulation in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. The event instructs participants in what it is like to live inside of poverty. For more information, email or call 330-941-2449.

Friday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “East Youngstown Burning: Commemorating the Centennial of the 1916 Steel Strike” is the title of a symposium in the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. The symposium is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets must be picked up prior to the event and are available at the following locations: the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W. Wood St., Youngstown, and the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, 648 Wick Avenue, Youngstown. For more information, contact YHCIL at 330-941-1314.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, 8 p.m. YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “From the Earth to the Universe”. The planetarium also presents “This is Our Sky” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Free.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. YSU’s Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance presents free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Williamson Hall on campus. Call 330-941-3084.

Saturday, Feb. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m. The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, in collaboration with AmeriCorps, hosts a workshop for Historical Society members, volunteers and staff titled "Marking Your History and Commemorating Your Community's Past." The workshop is at the Center, 151 W. Wood St., Youngstown. Historical Markers commemorate and mark people, places, things or events linked locally and contribute to an important sense of community. The presenter is Becki Trivison, program coordinator, Local History and WWI Commemoration, of the Ohio History Connection. Free but reservations requested. Call 330-941-1314.

Saturday, Feb. 13, noon to 5 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music presents Dana Clarinet Ensemble day on in Bliss Recital Hall. The event is geared for ninth through twelfth graders who will team up with members of the Dana Clarinet Ensemble, directed by Dr. Alice Wang, to strengthen their skills, learn valuable techniques and find out more about the Dana School of Music. Free, but advance registration is requested by emailing Wang at Call 330-941-3636.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. YSU men’s basketball squad takes on rival Cleveland State in Beeghly Center.