Upcoming Events
2:30 p.m.
Spring Choreography ProjectExperience the future of dance during this showcase of original dance.
2:30 p.m.
Snapshots is the story of three women from their teens to their middle years, each journeying both together and alone. Through their search for identity, they encounter bumps and detours along the way.
6 p.m.
Black Alumni Constituent Society Celebration of Unity Concert performersJudah Band will headline the Black Alumni Constituent Society (BACS) Celebration of Unity Concert on Saturday, March 23, 2019! Proceeds from this concert will provide BACS tuition scholarships and book scholarships to Ball State students who qualify.
7:30 p.m.
Spring Choreography ProjectExperience the future of dance during this showcase of original dance.
7:30 p.m.
GypsyThe ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
7:30 p.m.
Snapshots is the story of three women from their teens to their middle years, each journeying both together and alone. Through their search for identity, they encounter bumps and detours along the way.
2:30 p.m.
GypsyThe ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
2:30 p.m.
Snapshots is the story of three women from their teens to their middle years, each journeying both together and alone. Through their search for identity, they encounter bumps and detours along the way.
7 p.m.
Men's Volleyball team imageJoin Ball State University alumni and fans to cheer on our Men's Volleyball team as they take on the Fort Wayne Mastodons!
7:30 p.m.
GypsyThe ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
4 p.m.
L. Irene Compadre, PLALecture Synopsis: Professional practice and entrepreneurship can be like a daunting, unachievable future. Using a series of mind maps created in early 2018, L. Irene Compadra will take the audience through the journey that lead her to founding Arbolope Studio; an award-winning landscape architecture, urban design and public art practice based in St. Louis.
7:30 p.m.
GypsyThe ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
7:30 p.m.
GypsyThe ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
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Theatre Alumni Weekend group photoJoin us in March for a Theatre and Dance reunion you don’t want to miss!
7:30 p.m.
GypsyThe ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
All Day Event
Theatre Alumni Weekend group photoJoin us in March for a Theatre and Dance reunion you don’t want to miss!
7:30 p.m.
Ryan and RyanRyan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.
8 p.m.
GypsyThe ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
2:30 p.m.
GypsyThe ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
7:30 p.m.
Sound of MusicTHE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
4 p.m.
Photo © Lucas Blair | SOMShaping the Public Realm: Urban Regeneration in NYC, Chicago, and Hong KongO’Connor will speak about his work in NYC post 9/11, the transformation of Chicago's Navy Pier and the remaking of the TST waterfront in Hong Kong, providing a broader perspective on the way cities are reshaping the public realm via public investment (NYC), institutional commitment (Navy Pier) and private initiative (Hong Kong).
4 p.m.
Heather Williams, Distinguished Alumna of the Year, Department of Urban Planning Heather Williams has been named distinguished alumna of the year by the Department of Urban Planning for her contributions to both Ball State and the Muncie community. She will accept her award and deliver a talk, “Small City – Big Ideas: Making Muncie Work."
11 a.m.
Tom WalterTom Walter is a “serial entrepreneur,” author, speaker and a principal in numerous companies. He is best known as the Chief Culture Officer (CCO) of Chicago-area Tasty Catering, a suburban corporate caterer and event planner that was recently named a Forbes Best Small Company in America. Tom has more than 40 years of experience as an owner and operator in the service industry. He has participated in the startup of 32 companies, is currently active in 9 of those startups, has acquired three and—in a few cases—has terminated businesses in a broad spectrum of markets. Tasty Catering is a successful suburban Chicago-based catering and event planning company and has been in business for over 25 years.
12:30 p.m.
d2The final “Material Talk @ Lunch” of the semester is Thursday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m. in AB Atrium—Jake Roberts from D2 Land & Water Resource
7 p.m.
Ball State University Singers group photoFive years have already passed since our last reunion and grand Spectacular on the stage of Emens Auditorium! Let’s get ready to celebrate 55 outstanding seasons with two Spectacular performances this April.
7 p.m.
The University Singers performingCelebrate 55 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
7 p.m.
Ball State University Singers group photoFive years have already passed since our last reunion and grand Spectacular on the stage of Emens Auditorium! Let’s get ready to celebrate 55 outstanding seasons with two Spectacular performances this April.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingCelebrate 55 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
2:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
4 p.m.
Image of Jack CarsonJack Carson, President of Carson Design Associates, Texas, will speak on How Technology is Enhancing the Design Process. As the President of Carson Design Associates’ Texas offices, Jack plays an active role in projects, while providing the high-level direction setting that has helped the firm become an industry leader in thoughtful, cutting-edge design.Since founding the company in Carmel, Indiana in 1991, Carson Design Associates has expanded their services to include interior design, architecture, facilities management support, systems furniture planning and specification, and building information modeling (BIM). Jack received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Environmental Design from Ball State University. After graduating, he worked at a series of firms, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. This inspired him to open Carson Design Associates, where he could build upon those strengths.
All Day Event
Students celebrate at gameJoin our 24-hour online celebration — Wear your favorite Ball State gear, give to the cause you care about, or share your celebration on social media with #OneBallState!
7:30 p.m.
Matt BeilisNew Yorker Matt Beilis was born with his distinct voice. Some would say it’s unconventional, which would fit the personality of this singer/songwriter/pianist. Matt traded in his Ivy League education-along with a lucrative finance career--for a gig in a piano store, betting that his artistic talents would propel him beyond the comfort that his academic achievements all but guaranteed.
7:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
7:30 p.m.
The New Play InitiativeIn its fourth year, The New Play Initiative features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists
7:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
7:30 p.m.
The New Play InitiativeIn its fourth year, The New Play Initiative features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists
7:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
7:30 p.m.
The New Play InitiativeIn its fourth year, The New Play Initiative features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists
6 p.m.
Crowd shot at Scheumann StadiumBall State football alumni are invited to gather for a reception with Ball State Head Football Coach, Mike Neu, '94, and his staff on Friday, April 12 from 6–8 p.m. in the Bistro area of the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Muncie.
7:30 p.m.
Bella GaiaBella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) is an unprecedented audio-visual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography, and live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams' award-winning Bella Gaia successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms" (Nooga.com) to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.
7:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
7:30 p.m.
The New Play InitiativeIn its fourth year, The New Play Initiative features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists
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Day of Beneficence logo imageCardinals give back! Join us for the first ever Day of Beneficence: A Ball State Alumni Day of Service.
2:30 p.m.
The New Play InitiativeIn its fourth year, The New Play Initiative features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists
7:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
7:30 p.m.
The New Play InitiativeIn its fourth year, The New Play Initiative features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists
2:30 p.m.
The New Play InitiativeIn its fourth year, The New Play Initiative features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists
4 p.m.
An interior photo of the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown IndianapolisIn celebration of Ball State’s Centennial, the School of Music presents its debut concert at the Hilbert Circle Theatre featuring its outstanding students, conductors, soloists, and ensembles. Tickets are currently available through the Hilbert Circle Theatre box office.
4 p.m.
Peter BielagusFor almost a decade now, Peter, CEO of Wealth Educators International, has been crisscrossing the world, speaking with groups about how to secure their own financial future. Everyone can benefit from sound financial planning and Peter engages audiences of all backgrounds in ways to help them.
8 a.m.
Cardinal Job FairEvery spring semester, approximately 100 employers attend Teacher Job Fair, a great event that will enable you to network and interview with a variety of school systems. Many students obtain full-time jobs after attending Teacher Job Fair. This event offers education majors an opportunity to collect information from school corporations, distribute résumés, network with professionals, and interview with potential employers.
7:30 p.m.
New Dance by Noa ShadurAfter an 8-week long residency at Ball State during the spring semester, Israeli dancer, choreographer and video artist Noa Shadur’s choreography will be premiered with Ball State dance majors. Shadur’s previous work has been presented in festivals in Israel, American Dance Festival, ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, among others.
7:30 p.m.
New Dance by Noa ShadurAfter an 8-week long residency at Ball State during the spring semester, Israeli dancer, choreographer and video artist Noa Shadur’s choreography will be premiered with Ball State dance majors. Shadur’s previous work has been presented in festivals in Israel, American Dance Festival, ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, among others.
2:30 p.m.
New Dance by Noa ShadurAfter an 8-week long residency at Ball State during the spring semester, Israeli dancer, choreographer and video artist Noa Shadur’s choreography will be premiered with Ball State dance majors. Shadur’s previous work has been presented in festivals in Israel, American Dance Festival, ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, among others.
7:30 p.m.
Martini PopTop 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like: “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” (Michael Buble) and “Come Fly with Me” (Sinatra).
6 p.m.
Banquet audience sitting at tablesTCOM's annual awards banquet. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. Awards start at 7:00 p.m. Student and alumni tickets are $15.00 each. Alumni may sponsor student tables of 8 or 10 by calling 765-285-1480.
7:30 p.m.
Full Circle DanceA celebration of the relationship between dance and design, Full Circle Dance showcases how design can drastically change the feeling and world of a piece. With a first act that lacks design elements and a second act that features the same works with new life created by our designers, FULL CIRCLE DANCE will illustrate the collaboration between dance and design.
7:30 p.m.
Straight No ChaserFrom an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fanbase. Along the way, Straight No Chaser has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million YouTube views thanks to tightly arranged songs, impeccable vocal harmonies, and a healthy sense of humor.
7:30 p.m.
Full Circle DanceA celebration of the relationship between dance and design, Full Circle Dance showcases how design can drastically change the feeling and world of a piece. With a first act that lacks design elements and a second act that features the same works with new life created by our designers, FULL CIRCLE DANCE will illustrate the collaboration between dance and design.
1:30 p.m.
Orientation Leaders group photoJoin Orientation Leaders from past and present to network and honor our 2019 graduates!
7:30 p.m.
Full Circle DanceA celebration of the relationship between dance and design, Full Circle Dance showcases how design can drastically change the feeling and world of a piece. With a first act that lacks design elements and a second act that features the same works with new life created by our designers, FULL CIRCLE DANCE will illustrate the collaboration between dance and design.
7:30 p.m.
Susan WernerSusan Werner has done it again; the woman NPR named "Empress of the Unexpected" has brought forth another unique concept album with a national tour to match. Her hew EP, An American In Havana, is a collection of original songs inspired by Werner's recent travels to Cuba. The recording features performances and arrangements by legendary Cuban percussionist Marya Casales (Dizzy Gilespie, Tito Puente, Regina Carter), along with Werner's trademark songcraft and wry, poetic lyrics.
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Proud and Loyal Ball Jar ImageBall University Alumni Association invites you to join us for a celebration of Ball State's Centennial in Louisville, Kentucky. More information coming soon.
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Proud and Loyal Ball Jar ImageBall University Alumni Association invites you to join us for a celebration of Ball State's Centennial in Los Angeles. More information coming soon.
12 p.m.
Ball State cardinal golf ballJoin fellow alumni and friends for the Kokomo Area Golf Scramble and Dinner on Monday, June 10, 2019! Proceeds from the event will go toward awarding scholarships to incoming Ball State freshmen from Cass and Howard counties.
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Proud and Loyal Ball Jar ImageBall University Alumni Association invites you to join us for a celebration of Ball State's Centennial in Dallas, Texas. More information coming soon.
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Proud and Loyal Ball Jar ImageBall University Alumni Association invites you to join us for a celebration of Ball State's Centennial in Houston, Texas. More information coming soon.
11 a.m.
Golf ball with golf clubJoin fellow alumni and friends for the Ball State University Northeastern Indiana Alumni Chapter's Cardinal Classic Golf and Dinner on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Chestnut Hills.
12 p.m.
Golf ball with golf clubJoin fellow alumni and friends for the Eastern Indiana Golf and Dinner Outing on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Winchester Golf Club.