By Lauren Foote
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and Youngstown State University’s Student Activities has prepared upcoming events that students and faculty can attend in celebration.
On Feb. 12, OK Sweetheart — a Smart Pop musician from Seattle, Washington — will be performing for students and faculty in the Lariccia International Student Lounge in Kilcawley Center from 8 to 10 p.m.
Two YSU students, Casey D’Ambrose and Dan Calia, will open the show for OK Sweetheart, with Calia on acoustic guitar.
Student Activities, in partnership with the Student Catholic Association, are sponsoring the event and will also be hosting a “Concert With A Cause.”
Taylor Phillips, a Student Activities student intern, explained the purpose of “Concert With A Cause.”
“OK Sweetheart is a great woman singer from Seattle, you have probably heard of her in One Tree Hill and 90210. [Student Activities is] starting this concert as a series of ‘Concerts With A Cause.’ Student Activities is partnering with clubs on campus. This concert is meant to bring awareness to student organizations and help them with their organization fundraising,” Phillips said.
Housing and Residential Life is showing a Nicholas Sparks movie on Feb. 11 in the Presidential Suite in Kilcawley Center, and Athletics, in partnership with First Year Student Services, is hosting a basketball double header.
On Feb. 13, the department of counseling, special education and school psychology, The Reading and Study Skills Center, the office of assessment, The English Language Institute, the department of recreation and the office of career services are presenting “Love, Friendship, Dating and Relationships on U.S. Campuses” from 12 to 2 p.m.
Stambaugh Stadium is also presenting a Dinner Theater Show.
To those who are interested in embarking off campus for Valentines Day, there are some other events to check out.
Radiolark is playing at Cedars on Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. for a $5 cover fee.
LaKisha Jones, Haley Scannato and Matt Giraud — three finalists from American Idol — will sing love songs with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra backing them for the Symphonic Valentines: Symphony Idol. It will be happening in Powers Auditorium-DeYor Performing Arts Center.
The B&O Station is putting on the Ostatki Polish Carnival Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. There will be guided tastings of imported Polish vodka, beers and liquors, along with a buffet dinner and music.
For more events visit the Student Activities website.