This Week at YSU, Nov. 16, 2015


Head coach Jerry Slocum and his Penguins men's basketball squad open the home season on Wednesday in Beeghly Center.

Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ohio Society of CPAs presents High School Accounting Career Day , hosted in Williamson Hall by YSU's Williamson College of Business Administration.

Monday through Friday, Nov. 16 to 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Presidential Suites in Kilcawley Center. “The Tunnel of Oppression” is a series of interactive displays on a variety of societal issues and -isms, and challenges participants to examine issues of power, prejudice and oppression.

Monday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. Free lecture by Ben Norskov titled “Play with Space: Abstraction in a Digital World,” in 3000 Lecture Hall, McDonough Museum of Art. Norskov is a systems designer at Antidote Games and an adjunct professor at Parsons the New School for Design. Antidote creates games for NGO clients like the Red Cross, American Museum of Natural History, and the Innocence Project that have been played on five continents and multiple game festivals. He has been a speaker at Games for Change, Indiecade, Lost Levels and many universities.

Monday, Nov. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. The YSU Department of Geography hosts Professional Geography Night in the Phelps Building on campus. The evening features a panel discussion with YSU alumni: Isaac Smith, Cleveland Metroparks, Conservation Program manager; Liz Peluchette, GIS technician, WSOS Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program; Jeremy Mickler, lead routing coordinator, Markwest Energy; Kim Vaughn, Tax Map Division, Trumbull County Auditor's Office; and Shawn Carvin, Land Bank Program manager, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. The event is part of Geography Week at YSU. Also planned is a GIS Open House on Wednesday, including displays of student work.

Monday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. The YSU Jazz Ensembles perform a free concert in Kilcawley Center’s Chestnut Room on the YSU campus.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. The YSU Flute Ensemble performs a free concert in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Helene Sinnreich, professor of History and director of the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at YSU, and Mustansir Mir, professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and director of the Center for Islamic Studies at YSU, present “Studying the Jewish and Islamic Traditions” in the Gallery of Kilcawley Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. The YSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships hosts a Student Loan Repayment Workshop in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on campus.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12:15 p.m. The YSU Dana School of Music Brass Chamber Ensembles presents a free Music at Noon concert in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. The YSU men’s basketball squad opens the 2015-16 home slate against Toledo in Beeghly Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music presents a concert by the Dana Composers Ensemble, featuring an evening of new compositions by six students, in Bliss Hall, Room 2222. The concert is free and open to the public. The students are Eric Bable, Allyson DePanicis, Emma Donkin, Alex Miller, Spencer Reed and Tommy Starr. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. More information, call 330-941-2307.


Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:45 a.m.
International Students’ Day Kickoff Processional, starting at Jones Hall on campus. A short processional celebrating international students, with students carrying their country flags.

Thursday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Students in the YSU Dana School of Music’s Opera Workshop perform Bliss Recital Hall. Scenes include: Les pêcheurs de perles (Bizet), Don Giovanni (Mozart), Magic Flute (Mozart), Roméo et Juliette (Gounod), Carmen (Bizet), Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), The Medium (Menotti), and Cosi fan tutte (Mozart). Free. Parking is available in Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. More information, call 330-941-2307.


Friday, Nov. 20.
Hundreds of prospective students and their families and friends come to the YSU campus for Crash Day, an open house that allows students to talk with professors and students, sit in on classes, take campus tours and learn about all YSU has to offer.

Friday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. The Penguin women basketballers take on Radford in Beeghly Center.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20, 21 and 22. University Theater and Penguin Productions presents “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” in Spotlight Theater, Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee performance is at 2 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, 8 p.m. YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Dynamic Earth.” Also showing is “Little Star the Could” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Free.