Upcoming Events
12 p.m.
Trombonist Justin CookJustin Cook is the assistant professor of trombone at the University of Central Arkansas where he teaches studio trombone, trombone choir, brass ensembles, and low brass methods. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopUniversity Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to help you find funding sources for your research and creative work.
1:30 p.m.
Are you ready to save campus? Join us in this interactive escape room-style challenge utilizing the principles of workplace problem solving. This session will help you develop and utilize critical thinking strategies as well as teamwork. Registration is required to attend, and space is limited.
6 p.m.
Learn how to engage with the world and make a direct impact on your career value.
6 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThese days, it is difficult to find credible information in a landscape of fake news, satirical sites, and downright inaccurate reporting. As information experts, librarians share your interest in improving the critical thinking skills of students so they may become better evaluators of information, cite higher quality sources, and grow into media literate citizens. Attend this workshop led by Ball State librarians to receive expert tips and resources to integrate into your courses.
6 p.m.
Stars To Steer By IconLearn how to engage with the world and make a direct impact on your career value.
10 a.m.
Ask me about open access graphicAre you choosing which journals you would like to publish your work? Have you published in the past and found yourself unsure of your rights to use and distribute your own articles? Join the Libraries for a talk on the rights expectations of scholarly publishing, how to evaluate the policies of journals and publishers, and the options available to authors as they seek to make their scholarship more available. You can attend in person or participate online.
11 a.m.
Are you ready to save campus? Join us in this interactive escape room-style challenge utilizing the principles of workplace problem solving. This session will help you develop and utilize critical thinking strategies as well as teamwork. Registration is required to attend, and space is limited.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThese days, it is difficult to find credible information in a landscape of fake news, satirical sites, and downright inaccurate reporting. As information experts, librarians share your interest in improving the critical thinking skills of students so they may become better evaluators of information, cite higher quality sources, and grow into media literate citizens. Attend this workshop led by Ball State librarians to receive expert tips and resources to integrate into your courses.
12 p.m.
Material TalksMaterial Talks at Lunch with William Baker Company | The Material Talks @ Lunch series is a set of informative sessions in which company representatives teach students and faculty about materials and products using case studies and recent projects.
12 p.m.
Violinist Caroline Eva ChinMs. Chin teaches at Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts as assistant professor of violin and gives violin masterclasses at music institutions throughout the United States. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University’s School of Music as a student of Miriam Fried and her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School as a student of Robert Mann. Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
Problem solving is one of the key skills employers look for in interns and new hires. This session will help you develop and utilize critical thinking strategies as well as discuss the roles of values and ethics when making decisions.
6 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what to wear for work or an interview or how to write an important email? At this workshop you will learn about professional standards of dress and communication as well as how to understand organizational culture.
10 a.m.
Are you ready to save campus? Join us in this interactive escape room-style challenge utilizing the principles of workplace problem solving. This session will help you develop and utilize critical thinking strategies as well as teamwork. Registration is required to attend, and space is limited.
2 p.m.
Ask me about open access graphicAre you thinking about starting a new online journal? Or do you need help managing a journal you already publish? Drop in any time during this open house to learn more about how the Libraries can help from conception to launch to long-term preservation. Partners from the Departments of Biology, History, and Counseling Psychology will talk about their journals and experiences working with the Libraries.
2 p.m.
Are you ready to save campus? Join us in this interactive escape room-style challenge utilizing the principles of workplace problem solving. This session will help you develop and utilize critical thinking strategies as well as teamwork. Registration is required to attend, and space is limited.
10 a.m.
Associate Professor of Cello Peter Opie and colleagues from leading American music schools and orchestras present a full day of master classes on Johann Sebastian Bach’s six unaccompanied cello suites. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master of arts in emerging media design and development is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
4 p.m.
Jonathan Kurtz ArchitectsJonathan Kurtz, AIA, is founder and principal of JKURTZ Architects.Kurtz is the recipient of the 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award and BD+C 40 under 40. He is an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University and Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios. He has served as guest critic at Harvard, Ohio State, Washington University in St. Louis, Penn State, Detroit Mercy, and has acted as design juror for multiple State AIA and ASLA Awards programs. Jonathan holds a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University and a B. Arch with Honors from Kent State University where he received the Architecture Prize for design excellence. Sharing an overview of recent buildings and projects, Kurtz will speak about the process and approach to producing his work, how each project contributes to the focus of his practice, and his thoughts on professional practice as it relates to differing scales of collaboration and culture. Approved for 1 CEU by AIA and LA CES.
6:30 p.m.
Question: What can you do with major in the Humanities (English, Philosophy & Religious Studies, History, or Modern Languages & Classics)? Answer: Anything.
5:30 p.m.
Discover the correct fork to use, who passes the rolls, how you make small talk, and more at this professional dining experience. Students must register to attend this event.
1 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a doctoral degree in educational psychology is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
12 p.m.
Join Patricia Rogers, retired principal bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Ball State bassoon professor Keith Sweger for a day of master classes, workshops, and performances. Rogers is in great demand as a woodwind coach and conductor, and has served on the faculties of the Mannes School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, Bard College, and The Juilliard School.
4 p.m.
Julia Robinson, FAIADr. Julia Williams Robinson, FAIA, a registered architect with a background in anthropology, is an international expert on issues relating to housing and architecture. A Professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota, she received her PhD from Delft Technical University. Among her numerous publications, her book, Institution & Home: Architecture as a Cultural Medium (Techne Press, 2006) details the complex tensions between institutional and home environments when designing housing for people with special needs. Her newest book, Complex Housing: Designing for Density (Routledge, 2018)1) analyzes a particular innovative form of housing with higher densities that mix diverse uses, housing types, and income levels, 2) develops design principles and 3) discusses the implications for replicating complex housing elsewhere.Between 1990 and 2010 (The VINEX period) the Dutch developed housing projects that were integral to their neighborhood; were dens; included many housing types and life styles; and incorporated rent and purchase, mixed use and mixed income. The lecture explores why this happened in the Netherlands, what are the characteristics of complex housing (using a typological approach), and how -under what conditions- it might be employed elsewhere. Approved for 1 CEU by AIA and LA CES.
5 p.m.
Even when you find the job you have been searching for, there are still plenty of things to consider. Make sure you are prepared for the world of work with this program.
6 p.m.
Bills can become even more complicated when moving from college into the world of work. Visit this workshop to learn tips for wisely managing your money regardless of income level. Explore how decisions you make now can impact your lifestyle in the future.
5 p.m.
Discover the many differences you will face upon leaving college and joining a full-time career. Life can be vastly different, and the Career Center is here to help talk you through it.
5:30 p.m.
Discover the correct fork to use, who passes the rolls, how you make small talk, and more at this professional dining experience. Students must register to attend this event.
6:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master of arts in emerging media design and development is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
12:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in accounting is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
4 p.m.
Professor of Geography, Wing Shing Tang from Hong Kong Baptist University will introduce and analyze the working of Hong Kong’s land (re)development regime produced by the British colonial regime. He will do so by analyzing the redevelopment of the Wedding Card Street. The event received publicity across the world as the exemplar of people’s resistance to urban redevelopment.
5 p.m.
Problem solving is one of the key skills employers look for in interns and new hires. This session will help you develop and utilize critical thinking strategies as well as discuss the roles of values and ethics when making decisions.
6 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what to wear for work or an interview or how to write an important email? At this workshop you will learn about professional standards of dress and communication as well as how to understand organizational culture.
5 p.m.
Get introduced to the process of intentional career planning, and you can begin exploring immediately!
10 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a masters degree in social work is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
4 p.m.
Session drummer Wayne Salzmann II will come to the Ball State music media production studios for an intensive drum recording and studio drumming workshop. He will talk about drumming for recording sessions and play several demonstrations, while his DW drum kit will be miked with state of the art microphones and studio gear. A great opportunity for everyone interested in becoming a professional drummer or learn more about drum miking. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Discover the correct fork to use, who passes the rolls, how you make small talk, and more at this professional dining experience. Students must register to attend this event.
6 p.m.
Learn how online and remote opportunities can help you excel in your career ambitions.
6 p.m.
Stars To Steer By IconLearn how online and remote opportunities can help you excel in your career ambitions.
12 p.m.
Mary Schiller has appeared in more than 30 operas, in oratorio, and in recital performances in the U.S., France, and Germany. She currently maintains a private voice studio in New York City and is head of the voice faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
11 a.m.
Multiple Grammy Award-winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, and producer. He is perhaps best known as a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The 2nd Annual Jazz Rhythm Section Day will feature a master class, Q&A session, and performance by Mr. Levy, and will also include a master class, performance, and one-on-one time with several School of Music jazz faculty members. Free and open to the public.
4 p.m.
Nick WatkinsNicholas Watkins, Ph.D., Architecture, Performance Analytics Manager, Gensler Research Institute, New York is set to speak on the topic: Energizing next-generation spaces through research: a collaborative process between Gensler Research Institute and Ball State.
12 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master of arts in emerging media design and development is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
5:30 p.m.
Discover the correct fork to use, who passes the rolls, how you make small talk, and more at this professional dining experience. Students must register to attend this event.
5:30 p.m.
Discover the correct fork to use, who passes the rolls, how you make small talk, and more at this professional dining experience. Students must register to attend this event.
7 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in nutrition and dietetics is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
5:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a masters degree in social work is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
4 p.m.
Image of Gina FordSave the date to hear Gina Ford, PLA, FASLA. Co-founder and Principal of Agency Landscape + Planning, Cambridge, MA. Gina Ford is a landscape architect, co-founder and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning. Underpinning her two decades of practice are a commitment to the design and planning of public places and the perpetuation of the value of landscape architecture via thought leadership, teaching, writing and lecturing. Her work has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects, among others. She is on the board of directors for the Cultural Landscape Foundation and was the recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship and Wellesley College’s Shaw Fellowship.
11 a.m.
Cardinal Job FairA wide range of employers visit campus to connect with Ball State students and alumni for internships and full-time employment. You will not want to miss this opportunity.Once a semester the Career Center brings together a diverse group of employers who are all looking for one thing: potential employees.The spring Cardinal Job Fair attracts around 170 employers who come to Ball State specifically to meet students and alumni. This is a great opportunity to get a start on your career planning and to network with people who could help you with those plans. Whether you are looking for part-time or full-time positions or internships, there are plenty of prospects under one roof when you attend Cardinal Job Fair.
7:45 a.m.
The focus of this conference will be to provide a series of highly focused sessions aimed at increasing nurses and school personnel skills when addressing the healthcare needs of individuals with ASD.
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.
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.