Upcoming Events
3 p.m.
From the Bird Lady of East Central Indiana to the first woman in the United States to be appointed deputy prosecutor, Muncie and Delaware County has been the home of many notable women. Melissa Gentry, Map Collections Assistant from University Libraries, will lead us in a celebration of some of the many great women in that have called our community home--from the notable to the notorious.
3 p.m.
Dr. Kris Rugsaken will lead a discussion panel on this program, created jointly between Ball State University and several universities in Thailand to improve the English language skills for Thai college students. This program started in 2003 with one university, Prince of Songkla University, in southern Thailand and eventually expanded to include six other Thai public universities. In its first few years, camp teachers were Ball State faculty and students with a few Muncie community members. But later camp teachers came from different parts of the United States and Canada. ALL members who have participated will sit on the panel and share their experiences.
3 p.m.
From the funteral of Winston Churchill to Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act into law, 1965 was packed with memorable events. Landscape Architect Cindy McHone will take us on a photographic tour of this eventful year.
3 p.m.
It's easy to find global history about World War II, but local history is a little harder to come by! Paul Stout will fill us in the events, training, and preparations, and campus war efforts. Join us for this multi-media trip to our local past with maps, diaries, and a short film about the era.
3 p.m.
Muncie's beautiful Carnegie Library has operated downtown continuously as a library for 115 years. Sara McKinley, Carnegie Branch Manager, will present the history of Muncie's oldest library building and will introduce the resources it offers today as Muncie Public Library's Local History and Genealogy branch.
3 p.m.
Beth Goetz, Ball State Athletic Director, will take the group through an overview of Ball State's Athletics Department and what's involved in managing BSU's many sports teams and related events. We'll learn what they're up to now and where they're going with an overview of their 5-year strategic plan.