Events

Thomas Colloquium on Free Enterprise presents Allyson Felix on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Allyson Felix stepped on the world stage as a passionate 18 year old in her first Olympic Games. She has redefined athletics as she continues to cement her iconic status on and off the track. Felix has amassed 13 global titles, 10 US Championships, 11 Olympic Medals, a World Record and delivered the fastest 400m relay split in World Championship history. She holds the most US Track & Field Olympic medals of all time. Her accomplishments solidify her as one of the greatest female athletes ever and has garnered attention from Vogue, Glamour, Essence, Self, O Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Elle.

Felix has proven herself a force on the track, but has still made time to graduate with an elementary education degree from the University of Southern California. She also serves as an ambassador for Right to Play and Play Works, as well as being a member of The President’s Council on Fitness, Sport, and Nutrition. Felix fought for new maternity policies for female athletes and continues to fight against discrimination in the athletic world. Recently, she turned her attention to helping the NFL’s Nnamdi Asomugha provide Los Angeles area teens with tools to prepare themselves for higher education through their ACTS College Summit. Felix remains at the forefront of the fight for equality for all in sports and in life.

Tickets to the lecture are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of four per person. Tickets will be available beginning August 8, 2023 on the Stambaugh Auditorium website. For more information, visit the YSU Lecture Series website.

The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series at Youngstown State University presents Ann Duhamel on April 20, 2023 at 7:30pm in the Installation Gallery at the McDonough Museum of Art.

Pianist Ann DuHamel’s performances have been praised as poetic and “. . . a delight for the ears and the soul.” (Encuentro Universitario Internacional de Saxofón, Mexico City) Ann actively champions contemporary composers, and her latest project, Prayers for a Feverish Planet, features 60 new works for piano and piano/electronics about climate change. She has performed and presented in 16 countries on 4 continents and was lauded by the New York Concert Review as “outstanding . . . playing with power and assurance.”

For tickets, visit ysu.edu/pipino.

Thomas Colloquium on Free Enterprise presents Indra Nooyi on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Indra Nooyi is a business powerhouse. She was responsible for growing PepsiCo’s revenues from $35 billion to $63.5 billion. She oversaw a portfolio of global brands and diversified products enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 180 countries and territories around the world. As PepsiCo’s director of global strategy, Nooyi led the company’s restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc; the acquisition of Tropicana and merger with Quaker Oats; the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers; and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history. Nooyi currently serves on the boards of Amazon, Philips, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and is an independent director of the International Cricket Council.

Celebrated for her hallmark motto of “do well by doing good,” Nooyi was chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do right by being responsive to the needs of the world through sustainable growth initiatives such as making more nutritious products, limiting the company’s environmental footprint, and empowering people in the communities PepsiCo serves. With appearances in Forbes’ “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women,” and TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in The World,” Nooyi has been sought-out for her business insights and messages on leadership, inclusivity and change.

Tickets to the lecture are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of four per person. Tickets will be available beginning February 7, 2023 on the Stambaugh Auditorium website. For more information, visit the YSU Lecture Series website.

The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series at Youngstown State University presents Kate Reid on March 3, 2023 at 7:30pm in the Ford Theater in Bliss Hall.

The Great American Songbook features some of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century, including those that were created for Broadway and musical theatre and Hollywood musical film. Jazz singer and pianist Kate Reid appears at jazz venues in the Los Angeles and Miami areas. Kate grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and her mother is a YSU alum

For tickets, visit ysu.edu/pipino.

The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series at Youngstown State University presents the Diderot Quartet on January 29, 2023 at 7:30pm in the Installation Gallery at the McDonough Museum of Art.

Diderot String Quartet—named after the eighteenth-century French philosopher and Boccherini enthusiast Denis Diderot—brings a fresh approach to works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Called “emotional, riveting, and ultimately cathartic,” (The Wall Street Journal) Diderot came together in 2012 after having first met at Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. The four musicians share a background in historical performance and a passion for the string quartet genre; they found the thrill of exploring the quartet repertoire on period instruments to be irresistible.

For tickets, visit ysu.edu/pipino.

The Ward Beecher Planetarium presents this holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Artistic impressions of popular winter holiday music come to life on the dome transporting the entire family to a magical wonderland of music and light. Experience bells and reindeer, presents and cookies, snow and nutcrackers in colorful spectacles of fun!

Shows are Friday, December 2, 9 & 16 at 8:00pm; Saturday, December 3 & 10 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, December 17 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). Masks are required. For more information and safety protocols, visit their website or call 330-941-1370.

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

The Ward Beecher Planetarium presents this holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Artistic impressions of popular winter holiday music come to life on the dome transporting the entire family to a magical wonderland of music and light. Experience bells and reindeer, presents and cookies, snow and nutcrackers in colorful spectacles of fun!

Shows are Friday, December 2, 9 & 16 at 8:00pm; Saturday, December 3 & 10 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, December 17 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). Masks are required. For more information and safety protocols, visit their website or call 330-941-1370.

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

The Ward Beecher Planetarium presents this holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Artistic impressions of popular winter holiday music come to life on the dome transporting the entire family to a magical wonderland of music and light. Experience bells and reindeer, presents and cookies, snow and nutcrackers in colorful spectacles of fun!

Shows are Friday, December 2, 9 & 16 at 8:00pm; Saturday, December 3 & 10 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, December 17 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). Masks are required. For more information and safety protocols, visit their website or call 330-941-1370.

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

The Ward Beecher Planetarium presents this holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Artistic impressions of popular winter holiday music come to life on the dome transporting the entire family to a magical wonderland of music and light. Experience bells and reindeer, presents and cookies, snow and nutcrackers in colorful spectacles of fun!

Shows are Friday, December 2, 9 & 16 at 8:00pm; Saturday, December 3 & 10 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, December 17 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). Masks are required. For more information and safety protocols, visit their website or call 330-941-1370.

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

Enjoy a tour of winter’s evening sky then join jolly-old Saint Nick and Mr. Freep as they explore the solar system’s planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictitious inhabitants.

Shows are Saturday, December 3 & 10 at 2:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). For more information and safety protocols, visit their website or call 330-941-1370.

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.