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Upcoming Events
All Day Event
Trio 826Trio 826 is a string trio dedicated to real connections with classical audiences. Violinist Susanna Klein, violist Julia Bullard, and cellist Hannah Holman will present lectures, master classes, and a recital during their residency. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master of arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, or Social Psychology is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
11 a.m.
Chris QuiochoChris is a 4x entrepreneur in business aviation and a decorated combat veteran that flew UH60 Black Hawks in the Army. Having spent over a decade flying in the Army, Chris saw his biggest accomplishment commanding a MEDEVAC unit in Afghanistan in 2011. After returning home from combat, Chris went on to start his own aviation sales company, Solutions Aviation. His latest venture is Offland Media, a brand and digital media company specializing in the aviation industry and travel industry. Work has already included brands like Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Red Bull Air Races. Chris has contributed articles and been featured in outlets around the world including, Forbes, Inc., Business Insider, Huffington Post, Success, and Authority Magazine.
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopPlease join us for this livestreaming presentation of the University Libraries’ resources and services for online students. As an online student at Ball State, you have access to the full range of library resources and services, including database access, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and even research assistance. You will receive instructions by email for accessing the event online shortly before the event begins.
7 p.m.
The University Singers performingThe University Singers, also known as Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors, will perform by invitation at the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) Professional Development Conference in Fort Wayne. The concert is free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
Travis AbelsTravis Abels, a creative advertising professional, artist, editor and storyteller, who splits his time between Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles; and New York City, will make a presentation and take questions as part of the Department of Journalism’s 50th anniversary celebration. Open to the public, the event is free and sponsored by the journalism department’s American Advertising Federation chapter.
2:30 p.m.
Orchestra musicians on stage performingThe Ball State Symphony Orchestra will perform by invitation at the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) Professional Development Conference in Fort Wayne. The concert is free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Costa Rica flagCome join us on Friday, January 18th from 3pm – 4:30pm, as we focus on the culture and music of Costa Rica. Relax while feeling immersed in this culture!
3 p.m.
Image of Amida Buddha and sculptures in Asian GalleryJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:00 pm for a relaxing, end of the week meditation.
5:30 p.m.
One World, One SkyFollow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected. Families with children in preschool through second grade will especially enjoy this program but kids of all ages will enjoy learning from our Sesame Street friends.
6:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunExplore the relationship between Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science. Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. You'll even take a look at past and future space travel to our Moon ... and beyond! Families with children in grades two through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths.
2:30 p.m.
One World, One SkyFollow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected. Families with children in preschool through second grade will especially enjoy this program but kids of all ages will enjoy learning from our Sesame Street friends.
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunExplore the relationship between Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science. Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. You'll even take a look at past and future space travel to our Moon ... and beyond! Families with children in grades two through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths.
All Day Event
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. No classes. University administrative offices closed.
9 a.m.
Annual Community Breakfast hosted by Muncie Community and Ball State University to commemorate and celebrate the life and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr.
11 a.m.
Annual Unity March to follow the MLK Breakfast. The march will begin at the Multicultural Center on the corner of McKinley Avenue and North Street, head north on McKinley Avenue to the Shafer Bell Tower, and return south on McKinley Avenue to the Multicultural Center.
3 p.m.
Braydee Eulyss, Executive Director of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) will give us an update on what MACC has in the works, including Ply Space, Artist Residency, and a film festival!
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopFind articles, books, and more for your music history or music theory paper. The Music Refresher Workshop is designed to help both graduate and undergraduate students review music databases and resources for coursework or thesis proposals and learn what's new. Amy Edmonds, Ball State University Libraries' Music Librarian, will answer your questions and share tips for successful searching. Registration is suggested but not required.
5 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAre you new to built environment research, starting a new degree program, or just beginning a project and not sure where to start? Then this workshop is for you! Learn how to get started finding and using library resources in the Architecture Library to research topics in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, construction management, or interior design. Tools covered will include OneSearch, article databases, interlibrary loan, and document delivery. There will also be time for questions.
7:30 p.m.
Michael Eric DysonMLK Speaker Series presents Dr. Michael Eric Dyson - "Dr. King for the 21st Century"
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAre you new to built environment research, starting a new degree program, or just beginning a project and not sure where to start? Then this workshop is for you! Learn how to get started finding and using library resources in the Architecture Library to research topics in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, construction management, or interior design. Tools covered will include OneSearch, article databases, interlibrary loan, and document delivery. There will also be time for questions.