Join us throughout February for special events surrounding Ball State’s Centennial Celebration of its proud past and bright future.

Centennial Events

“Legal Empowerment: Strengthening Community through Access to Justice”

February 7, 2019 | 7-9 p.m.

This panel session will examine obstacles citizens face when navigating legal services meant to protect and advance their rights. Community partners, the Access to Justice Clinic (part of the Legal Studies Program), and members of the judicial community will discuss how they are working together to support and assist underrepresented populations in Delaware County when accessing legal systems. Add to your calendar.

“Your Vote Counts: Election Security in the 21st Century”

February 11, 2019 | 10-11:30 a.m.

A panel of election administration and security experts, including Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, will engage in a moderated discussion about election security issues in Indiana and the United States. Add to your calendar.

East Central Indiana Regional Science Fair at Ball State University

February 16, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The regional science fair showcases projects for elementary and secondary students who live in east central Indiana. Plus, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., experience hands-on weather activities in the Emens Auditorium Lobby, where meteorology and climatology faculty members will give a special presentation on storm chasing and severe weather. Add to your calendar.

“Ball State's Centennial Documentaries: History, Accuracy, and Identity” presented by Chris Flook

February 21, 2019 | 7 p.m.

To celebrate Ball State's centennial, the Department of Telecommunications produced two documentaries and a PSA campaign. The presentation explores the research, production process, and effort to produce the work. Add to your calendar.

Student History Conference

February 22, 2019 | 11 a.m.

See student research on the various aspects of American and world history. Selected student presenters come from Ball State and other universities throughout the U.S. Dr. Bruce Geelhoed, Professor of History at Ball State, will deliver the conference's keynote address, "The Neighborhood In the Heart of the Campus: The Ball State Trailer Court.” Add to your calendar.

"Science in a Fact Free World:" Katharine Hayhoe Presents the Alice Procter Killey Lecture

March 28, 2019 | 7 p.m.

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor at Texas Tech and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, will deliver the Alice Procter Killey Lecture, “Science in a Fact-Free World.” The values that inspire the quest for higher education define ethical behavior in our political, economic, scientific and personal choices. So, how can good science inform sound societal decision-making? Add to your calendar.

Student Social Media Takeover

The University will be turning over the management of its Snapchat account to College of Sciences and Humanities students on February 5, 13, and 21. Be sure to follow us and check out what a day in the life is like for our students!

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Graduates of Distinction

College of Sciences and Humanities graduates are among Ball State’s many in its 100 years who have made lasting contributions here in Indiana and around the world. We graduate scholars who are leaders in their professions and community. Thank you, everyone.

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Our Centennial

We will have activities and events throughout the academic year to celebrate 100 years of Beneficence: Proud Past. Bright Future. Learn more.