Upcoming Events
2:30 p.m.
two hands reaching for a coffee cup with a target on the lidAn ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine each hold hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. When an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
two hands reaching for a coffee cup with a target on the lidAn ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine each hold hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. When an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
2 p.m.
One of the biggest challenges facing watercolor artists of all levels, is how to fix mistakes. In this class you’ll learn techniques that will allow you to fix and improve your artwork. You may bring in one of your own paintings if you have one or Ann will show you how to get started on a fresh new masterpiece. open to all skill levels. Limited to 10 students. | Cost: $40
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalMichael Santos is a bass student of Mark Buselli. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Reel Inclusion: FattitudeFattitude is an eye-opening look at how popular media perpetuates fat hatred that results in a cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people living in fat bodies. Fattitude looks at how this systemic cultural prejudice results in fat discrimination. Informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist perspective, Fattitude also examines how fat-shaming crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. It features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, filmmakers, actors and psychologists, including Lindy West, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Ricki Lake, and more.
12 p.m.
Reel Inclusion Fattitude CalendarFattitude is an eye-opening look at how popular media perpetuates fat hatred that results in a cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people living in fat bodies. Fattitude looks at how this systemic cultural prejudice results in fat discrimination. Informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist perspective, Fattitude also examines how fat-shaming crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. It features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, filmmakers, actors and psychologists, including Lindy West, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Ricki Lake, and more.
3 p.m.
Jerrell Cassady Profile PhotoThe next event in the 2023-2024 Teachers College Dean’s Series takes place on February 28, 2024, from 3-4 p.m., in TC 1008, where Dr. Jerrell Cassady will present: “What Every Learner and Educator Should Know about Academic Anxieties.”
3 p.m.
The Only AlternativeJoin the Office of Inclusive Excellence and film documentarian Daria Buschur as we present her film highlighting the history of the Ball State University Multicultural Center and its impact on campus.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalHaley Turek is a bassoon student of Caroline Sackleh. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Calendar: Honors College
Panel featuring local muralists discussing the sociopolitical significance of public art.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series features School of Music faculty sharing their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
two hands reaching for a coffee cup with a target on the lidAn ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine each hold hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. When an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
11 a.m.
Dan Wright photoDan Wright - Accutech Systems Corporation Dan Wright serves as Executive Director of Strategy for Accutech Systems Corporation, a financial technology company based in Muncie, Indiana. Dan began his career in health care, culminating in leading the information technology efforts of two Indiana hospitals. He went on to co-found and lead a custom software development company that created a variety of solutions for higher education and beyond, including a digital signage solution implemented in the White House. Prior to joining Accutech, Dan served as Provost of a college in downtown Newark, New Jersey and led the development and accreditation of its first graduate programs.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalThis recital will feature the voice students of Cynthia Smith. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a musical performance in DOMA's Sculpture Court.
5:30 p.m.
Reel Inclusion Fattitude CalendarFattitude is an eye-opening look at how popular media perpetuates fat hatred that results in a cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people living in fat bodies. Fattitude looks at how this systemic cultural prejudice results in fat discrimination. Informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist perspective, Fattitude also examines how fat-shaming crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. It features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, filmmakers, actors and psychologists, including Lindy West, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Ricki Lake, and more.
5:30 p.m.
Reel Inclusion: FattitudeFattitude is an eye-opening look at how popular media perpetuates fat hatred that results in a cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people living in fat bodies. Fattitude looks at how this systemic cultural prejudice results in fat discrimination. Informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist perspective, Fattitude also examines how fat-shaming crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. It features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, filmmakers, actors and psychologists, including Lindy West, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Ricki Lake, and more.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra conductor and musicians on stage performingThe Ball State Symphony Orchestra is a flagship ensemble of the School of Music that performs orchestral music from a wide variety of backgrounds and time periods. Program to include music by Gabriela Lena Frank.
7:30 p.m.
two hands reaching for a coffee cup with a target on the lidAn ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine each hold hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. When an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Biology
Biology Student Seminar, Fridays, Spring Semester 1-2 pm FB 253Biology student seminar held weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm in FB 253.
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event, it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.
3:30 p.m.
Kitz the Cats show poster with hip, CGI cat astronautsDevelop an understanding of the danger of space junk and humanity’s moon exploration while following adventurous cat astronauts! The Earth in the far future, where humanity no longer exists. Cats that survived in the debris left behind by humanity have evolved into intelligent beings. Three cats – Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe – are working as cleaners at NYASA and today’s mission is to clean up space junk. But these unpredictable street cats skip some of their work and fly to the Moon!
5 p.m.
Kitz the Cats show poster with hip, CGI cat astronautsDevelop an understanding of the danger of space junk and humanity’s moon exploration while following adventurous cat astronauts! The Earth in the far future, where humanity no longer exists. Cats that survived in the debris left behind by humanity have evolved into intelligent beings. Three cats – Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe – are working as cleaners at NYASA and today’s mission is to clean up space junk. But these unpredictable street cats skip some of their work and fly to the Moon!
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event, it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.
7 p.m.
Comedian Joe Gatto7:00 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageTwo honor bands of the 51st Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival perform with the Ball State Jazz Ensemble I and guest artist Michael Rodriguez. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
10 a.m.
Four Tuesdays starting March 5 and running through March 26. Tracing your roots is a way to document history and family information that you can pass along to future generations. With many resources available online, genealogy is becoming popular and easier to accomplish. Class is for those with little or no previous knowledge of genealogy. Limited to 20 guests. Topics include Genealogy 101, Forms and Documents, Organization, and Software and Free Websites.
1:30 p.m.
Ghosts have haunted Muncie and Delaware County for almost two centuries. Strange tales of eerie houses, atmospheric ghost lights, and bizarre apparitions appear frequently in Muncie’s local newspapers. Join us for a presentation by local historian Chris Flook as he explores the topic of ‘ghosts’ in his upcoming new book, Haunted Muncie: Uncanny Tales of the Magic City.
6:30 p.m.
In fall 1902, Indianapolis police uncovered a prolific graverobbing ring operating across the city. Unlike graverobbers of yore plundering cemeteries for treasure, the Indianapolis ghouls were after fresh corpses, cadavers desperately needed by the city’s medical colleges for anatomical training. It was estimated that at least 300 bodies were ‘resurrected’ alone from Marion County in 1902. | No cost. Includes reception and book signing. Reservations required.
7:30 p.m.
Musicians Kevin Burke, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O'Leary pose for a photo together holding their instruments7:30 p.m. | Pruis Hall
2 p.m.
This panel discussion will feature notable stories about some of the most fascinating women in Ball State University history—the presidents’ wives. Learn the stories of women who made history in their own right and their contributions to the University, to Muncie, and beyond. The program will include historic photographs of some of the behind-the-scenes lives of the presidential families.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series features School of Music faculty sharing their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series features School of Music faculty sharing their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to include music by Bach, Repnikov, Conte, and more. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
11 a.m.
Bill Bussick is the President & CEO of DuraMark Technologies, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of durable decals and labels. Bill co-founded DuraMark in 2007, and it has become one of the largest digital label printers in the U.S. In 2013, DuraMark launched a technology Division that was spun off and operates today as Lumavate, an innovative product experience platform allowing marketers to centralize product data, manage digital assets, and create digital product experiences.In 2021, Bill led the acquisition of DuraMark to a Midwest-based Private Equity firm. Before DuraMark, Bill spent 22 years leading sales organizations for Fortune 1000 companies in the printing industry. Bill is a 1983 graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. in Marketing. He met his wife of 38 years at Ball State, and they have four children. Bill also sits on the board of The O’Connor House, a home for pregnant and homeless women, which his wife founded in 2005 in Hamilton County.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalDaniel Perez is a jazz trumpet student of Mark Buselli. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalThis recital will feature the voice students of Mei Zhong. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalXue Bai is a voice student of Mei Zhong. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalConnor Speakman is a percussion student of YoungKyoung Lee. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
This presentation features the work of Dr. Jerome Kotecki, Professor of Health Science in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalSammy Deckard and Carlos Juanillo-Castillo are euphonium students of Matthew Lyon. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Event CanceledThis concert has been cancelled.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series features School of Music faculty sharing their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
12 p.m.
Enjoy a midday break with mindfulness meditation in the DOMA galleries.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Biology
Biology Student Seminar, Fridays, Spring Semester 1-2 pm FB 253Biology student seminar held weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm in FB 253.
7:30 p.m.
Composer Elainie LilliosThe Ball State University School of Music is pleased to feature guest composer Elainie Lillios at the 53rd Annual Festival of New Music. Additional guest artists include Forward Motion and composers from around the country. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
poster art: a brunette woman wearing a white dress dancing while holding purple clothPlease join the Department of Theatre and Dance, as we celebrate the history of dance in University Theatre by reliving some of our finest performances and choreography from the past 35 years. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Composer Elainie LilliosThe Ball State University School of Music is pleased to feature guest composer Elainie Lillios at the 53rd Annual Festival of New Music. Additional guest artists include Forward Motion and composers from around the country. This event is free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a free tour in the DOMA galleries.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalThis recital will feature the flute students of Mihoko Watanabe. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
poster art: a brunette woman wearing a white dress dancing while holding purple clothPlease join the Department of Theatre and Dance, as we celebrate the history of dance in University Theatre by reliving some of our finest performances and choreography from the past 35 years. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
2:30 p.m.
poster art: a brunette woman wearing a white dress dancing while holding purple clothPlease join the Department of Theatre and Dance, as we celebrate the history of dance in University Theatre by reliving some of our finest performances and choreography from the past 35 years. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
3 p.m.
The Ball State Cardinal Chorus men's choir performs in Sursa HallUnder the direction of Andrew Crow, director of choral activities, Andy Schroetter, and Stephen Larson, the Ball State Choirs present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
3 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series features School of Music faculty sharing their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalAndy Schroetter is a choral conducting student of Andrew Crow. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
poster art: a brunette woman wearing a white dress dancing while holding purple clothPlease join the Department of Theatre and Dance, as we celebrate the history of dance in University Theatre by reliving some of our finest performances and choreography from the past 35 years. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
12 a.m.
a group of percussionists of Asian descent performing onstage7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
11 a.m.
Karen Mangia is President and Chief Strategy Officer of The Engineered Innovation Group, a high-growth B2B SAAS startup. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Podopolo, a venture capital-backed startup revolutionizing podcasting with artificial intelligence. Karen previously served as Vice President of Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), where she regularly consulted with senior leadership at Fortune 1000 companies and privately funded high-growth businesses to accelerate transformation and growth. She previously held roles at AT&T and Cisco. Karen is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books and the Success From Anywhere podcast host.
11 a.m.
Karen Mangia photoKaren Mangia is President & Chief Strategy Officer of The Engineered Innovation Group, a high growth B2B SAAS startup. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Podopolo, a VC backed startup revolutionizing podcasting with AI. Karen previously served as Vice President of Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), where she regularly consulted with senior leadership at Fortune 1000 companies as well as privately funded high-growth businesses to accelerate transformation and growth. She previously held roles at AT&T and Cisco. Karen is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of five books and the host of the Success From Anywhere podcast.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State Choirs perform in Sursa Hall.Under the direction of Kerry Glann, and ​guest artist Erin Plisco,. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
2 p.m.
The Dementia Friends Indiana initiative–an outreach of Dementia Friendly America–seeks to educate communities across the state about dementia, break down the stigma surrounding dementia, and implement practical changes that make life easier to navigate for those with dementia and those who care for them. This session is beneficial for any community member, community group, business, or organization that is interested in making their community friendlier and more conducive for those living with dementia. Tia will explain what dementia is, signs and symptoms, communication tips, and more. | No Charge, reservations required.
3 p.m.
Stuart HartThis inaugural series of the Bryan Dean Forum aims to provide leading-edge insights that will support our faculty in reimagining business education and expose our students to prominent thought leaders. The series will clarify the challenges ahead for business and business education and provide inspiration and guidance for our journey of change. Open to the public. Reception immediately following lecture and Q&A.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra musicians performing on stageThe Campus Orchestra is a non-auditioned full orchestra featuring students and members of the Ball State community. Program to be announced. This concert is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A cardinal red background with a line drawing of a rock in white with the word "CAVE" above it in white.Upon receiving numerous death threats while in the running for governor, State Senator Tyson Avery and his wife escape to a mountain cabin owned by the family of the Senator's top aide, Clayton Carlson. Tension builds as the stalker reveals they know where the Senator is hiding and as more and more disturbing events take place, the terror really begins. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
12 p.m.
Virtual Lunch and Learn: The Power of MapsMaps are a medium for inspiring and changing how to view and navigate spaces, but maps also serve as an informative and exciting storytelling devices. Maps represent a visual platform for users to create, engage in, define, and comprehend cultural and historic concepts related to the environment, human rights, language, income, inequality, urbanization, ethnicity, poverty, war, and education.The Ball State University Libraries’ Map Collection houses over 140,000 maps, atlases, and other cartographic resources—both paper and digital versions—that can be used as learning objects. And the Map Collection is constantly evolving and growing: Students from the School of Art have also created dozens of new maps for the Collection, while English, social studies, and history students have published online story maps.Explore the Map Collection in this program, and learn how education can be redefined through cartography.This event is free and open to the public and a part of the Friends of Bracken Library's Virtual Lunch and Learn series.
2 p.m.
Pastiche art uses the distinct imagery or style of another artist but still allows you to infuse your own style into your artwork. Ann will assist in identifying famous artist styles and help you make them your own personal style through touching up and editing. Open to all skill levels. Limited to 10 students. | Cost: $40
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalAlena M Miskinis is a piano student of Ray Kilburn. Program to include music by Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Franz Joseph Haydn, Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and more. This event is free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Six Thursdays starting from March 21. Instruction in finger spelling and basic conversation based on American Sign Language and signed English. Certificate of Completion provided to those who attend all six sessions in their entirety. Limited 24 students. | Cost: $95
7:30 p.m.
A cardinal red background with a line drawing of a rock in white with the word "CAVE" above it in white.Upon receiving numerous death threats while in the running for governor, State Senator Tyson Avery and his wife escape to a mountain cabin owned by the family of the Senator's top aide, Clayton Carlson. Tension builds as the stalker reveals they know where the Senator is hiding and as more and more disturbing events take place, the terror really begins. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
12 a.m.
John Mellencamp wearing a black button-down shirt8:00 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
1 p.m.
Calendar: Biology
Biology Student Seminar, Fridays, Spring Semester 1-2 pm FB 253Biology student seminar held weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm in FB 253.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalThis recital will feature the voice students of Kevin Gwinn. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event, it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.
7:30 p.m.
student performing with the Wind Ensemble and Wind SymphonyUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Jeremy Harmon, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
A cardinal red background with a line drawing of a rock in white with the word "CAVE" above it in white.Upon receiving numerous death threats while in the running for governor, State Senator Tyson Avery and his wife escape to a mountain cabin owned by the family of the Senator's top aide, Clayton Carlson. Tension builds as the stalker reveals they know where the Senator is hiding and as more and more disturbing events take place, the terror really begins. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
9 a.m.
A violist performing on stageViola Day 2024 will feature guest artists Julia Bullard of Kennesaw State University and Derek Reeves, Principal Violist for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
1:30 p.m.
Join creative writing students in exploring DOMA in this free workshop.
2:30 p.m.
A cardinal red background with a line drawing of a rock in white with the word "CAVE" above it in white.Upon receiving numerous death threats while in the running for governor, State Senator Tyson Avery and his wife escape to a mountain cabin owned by the family of the Senator's top aide, Clayton Carlson. Tension builds as the stalker reveals they know where the Senator is hiding and as more and more disturbing events take place, the terror really begins. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
3:30 p.m.
Kitz the Cats show poster with hip, CGI cat astronautsDevelop an understanding of the danger of space junk and humanity’s moon exploration while following adventurous cat astronauts! The Earth in the far future, where humanity no longer exists. Cats that survived in the debris left behind by humanity have evolved into intelligent beings. Three cats – Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe – are working as cleaners at NYASA and today’s mission is to clean up space junk. But these unpredictable street cats skip some of their work and fly to the Moon!
5 p.m.
Kitz the Cats show poster with hip, CGI cat astronautsDevelop an understanding of the danger of space junk and humanity’s moon exploration while following adventurous cat astronauts! The Earth in the far future, where humanity no longer exists. Cats that survived in the debris left behind by humanity have evolved into intelligent beings. Three cats – Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe – are working as cleaners at NYASA and today’s mission is to clean up space junk. But these unpredictable street cats skip some of their work and fly to the Moon!
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event, it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.
7:30 p.m.
A cardinal red background with a line drawing of a rock in white with the word "CAVE" above it in white.Upon receiving numerous death threats while in the running for governor, State Senator Tyson Avery and his wife escape to a mountain cabin owned by the family of the Senator's top aide, Clayton Carlson. Tension builds as the stalker reveals they know where the Senator is hiding and as more and more disturbing events take place, the terror really begins. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
1 p.m.
Student RecitalBraden Allison is a voice student of Kevin Gwinn. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
A cardinal red background with a line drawing of a rock in white with the word "CAVE" above it in white.Upon receiving numerous death threats while in the running for governor, State Senator Tyson Avery and his wife escape to a mountain cabin owned by the family of the Senator's top aide, Clayton Carlson. Tension builds as the stalker reveals they know where the Senator is hiding and as more and more disturbing events take place, the terror really begins. Tickets available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
3 p.m.
Student RecitalEmily Hunt is a clarinet student of Elisha Willinger. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalQiaohui Wu is a voice student of Mei Zhong. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature string faculty and students. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalKatelyn Daily is a voice student of Kevin Gwinn. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalThis recital will feature the horn students of Gene Berger. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalJoey Krachenfels is a viola student of Zoran Jakovcic. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalThis recital will feature the percussion students of YoungKyoung Lee. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
Listen to three short talks before enjoying an afternoon tea in the Ball Family mansion. We’ll talk about dolls, books, and how needlepoint has changed since our grandmother’s time. Bring your favorite doll and hats are optional! Limited to 40 guests. | Cost: $10
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalIzzy Fuentes and Ethan Johnson are oboe students of Lisa Kozenko. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
photo of a baroque painting with the words "music at the house of the medici" superimposed on itThe Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra will perform “Music in the House of the Medici” in Sursa Hall at 7:30 pm. The performance is in conjunction with the spring special exhibition “Beyond the Medici” celebrating Italian Baroque art at the David Owsley Museum of Art.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalJordan D Fredericks is a composition student of Amelia Kaplan. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Biology
Biology Student Seminar, Fridays, Spring Semester 1-2 pm FB 253Biology student seminar held weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm in FB 253.
5:30 p.m.
Poster that says TOTALITY over a starry sky and star projector in a planetariumDuring this special live program by Planetarium Director Ms. Dayna Thompson, you will learn about the science of solar eclipses, tips and tricks to seeing an eclipse, how to view totality, and more.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalNaomi Martin is a piano student of James Helton. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalOliver Hazel is a euphonium student of Matthew Lyon. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Poster that says TOTALITY over a starry sky and star projector in a planetariumDuring this special live program by Planetarium Director Ms. Dayna Thompson, you will learn about the science of solar eclipses, tips and tricks to seeing an eclipse, how to view totality, and more.
2:30 p.m.
Poster that says Eclipse Planetarium ProgramsCome learn about solar eclipses during special workshops, lectures, planetarium programs, and more as we continue to get ready for April’s total solar eclipse. Planetarium shows are at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Show titles and information are in the link above.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalAndrew Harris is a violin student of Anna Vayman. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalRenee Anderson is a voice student of Mei Zhong. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Roy Weaver and Shawn Sriver, co-authors of “Running Against the Grain: The Story of Philadelphia Eagle and Movie Star Timmy Brown,” will detail the story of Timmy Brown who went from being a child of divorce to living at an orphanage in rural Indiana to a sports success at Ball State. In the 1960s, he played pro football at Green Bay and in Philadelphia. More than 50 years after he left the Eagles, he still held four team records. He ended his career as a Baltimore Colt in Super Bowl Ill. | No charge. Reservations required.
7:30 p.m.
Violinists of the Ball State Symphony OrchestraThe 12th Annual Showcase Concert presents a sampling of the School of Music's outstanding large ensembles, chamber groups, and soloists. We invite you to witness the exceptional talent of our students and help support student scholarships!
All Day Event
We the Kingdom Church Music Tour Poster7:00 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
10 a.m.
If you are looking for a new or different hobby, consider needlepointing. Today’s needlepointing is not the same as it was during your grandmother’s time. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies his project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Class is for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced needlepointer. | Cost: $30, includes wreath project.
12 p.m.
Miller College 19th Annual Alumni AwardsThe Miller College of Business 19th Annual Alumni Awards is a highly anticipated event that brings together alumni. Join us on Friday, April 05, 2024, at the Alumni Center for an exciting celebration, recognition, and networking day.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Biology
Biology Student Seminar, Fridays, Spring Semester 1-2 pm FB 253Biology student seminar held weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm in FB 253.
5:30 p.m.
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. Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.
1:30 p.m.
Families and kids of all ages are invited to experience art through activities, games, and tours.
2:30 p.m.
Poster that says Eclipse Planetarium ProgramsCome learn about solar eclipses during special workshops, lectures, planetarium programs, and more as we continue to get ready for April’s total solar eclipse. Planetarium shows are at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Show titles and information are in the link above.
2:30 p.m.
Poster that says Eclipse Planetarium ProgramsEnjoy a series of planetarium programs and more as we continue to get ready for April’s total solar eclipse. Shows are at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Show titles and information are in the link above.
2 p.m.
Take a virtual walking tour around campus to learn about some of the sites that are filled with stories related to landmark women’s history. Discover places connected to women learning, teaching, playing, healing, singing, serving, protesting, sometimes misbehaving, and even saving lives. The program will include lots of historic maps, photographs, and newspaper stories and advertisements. | No charge, reservations required
7:30 p.m.
Thalea String QuartetThalea String Quartet will perform at 7:30 pm in Sursa Hall on April 9, 2024.
11 a.m.
Jennifer Wiese saw a need and turned that need into a thriving business. A mother of four boys with dietary needs, one with autism. When Jennifer Wiese's oldest son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 8, she discovered that following a gluten- and casein-free diet helped him be a happier, thriving little boy. The hitch was that the gluten-free foods available on grocery store shelves were dry, bland and very expensive. "I wanted to give my son a chocolate chip cookie that tasted like a real chocolate chip cookie," she says. "The thought of feeding my family cardboard cookies just would not do!" Thus, BeeFree was born. At BeeFree, Jennifer does not value only their food and products but most importantly their people. They understand the needs of their customers and know how sensitive most of their bodies are, thus they make sure that all their products are free from contamination, preservatives and from junk. They also support their local community by providing people young and old a fun experience, and even individuals struggling with their disabilities to spend time in their facilities and make everyone feel special while working at the 'hive'.
5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a musical performance in DOMA's Sculpture Court.
9 a.m.
Whether you are new to grant seeking or looking for grant writing tips, this class is for you. Grant writing is a crucial activity for nonprofits and educators to fund projects and support their mission. In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of grant writing, including:· How to find funding opportunities · The basic elements of a grant proposal· Developing a project budget· The “do’s and don’ts” of writing a proposal
1 p.m.
Calendar: Biology
Biology Student Seminar, Fridays, Spring Semester 1-2 pm FB 253Biology student seminar held weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm in FB 253.
6:30 p.m.
Narrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
7:30 p.m.
Melody Angel, a Black woman with an afro, performs with her guitar onstageThis show has been cancelled.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a free tour in the DOMA galleries.
3:30 p.m.
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.” Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!
5 p.m.
How do STEM workers, including NASA professionals, cope with stress? Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Enjoy a free guided meditation experience from Ball State University. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights.
6:30 p.m.
Narrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
3 p.m.
Ball State Choirs perform in Sursa Hall.Under the direction of Andrew Crow, Kerry Glann, and Mark Statler, the Ball State Choirs present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
11 a.m.
Dogs have always been a part of Cindy Dunston Quirk's life. Cindy was successful in sales and marketing after completing her Bachelor’s in Marketing from Georgia State University. It was gratifying, but her creative side was itching to get out and run. Cindy turned heavily to writing as a professional wordsmith and editor, forming her creative firm in Anderson, Indiana. In 2009, she made another pivot that combined her business, marketing, and creative skills. Her German Shepard’s allergies inspired her, and she founded her pet treat company, Scout & Zoe’s. Her products, naturally shed elk antler treats and chews, are now available in over 10,000 pet stores across the globe. It’s a dog’s life, and Cindy wouldn’t have it any other way.
7 p.m.
The Ball State Studio BandCome see the Ball State Studio Band perform at Indiana's premier Jazz club - The Jazz Kitchen! The group will be joined by special guest Kim Kenny-Green. This venue is 21+. Visit The Jazz Kitchen's website for more information.
6:30 p.m.
Marc Lore is a serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Wonder Group, a company reinventing the at-home dining experience. Wonder is led by a team of proven entrepreneurs, some of the world’s greatest chefs and culinary experts, talented innovators from every area of the business, and backed by top-tier venture capitalists. Lore is also the newest NBA owner, having purchased the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx in Spring 2021 with his friend and business partner, Alex Rodriguez. Additionally, Lore is the lead and largest investor in Archer, an aerospace company, Co-Founder and investor of Wizard, a company transforming e-commerce with conversational AI, and Mojo, a sports stock market where fans can use their knowledge to invest in sports like never before.
10 a.m.
Abstract painting is a great way to enjoy watercolors without worrying about getting shapes and images just right. You can explore your creative side while improving or building your watercolor abilities. Open to all skill levels. Limited to 10 students. | Cost: $40
12 p.m.
Enjoy a midday break with meditative art viewing in the DOMA galleries.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Biology
Biology Student Seminar, Fridays, Spring Semester 1-2 pm FB 253Biology student seminar held weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm in FB 253.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceCome see Ball State Opera Theatre's spring production in Sursa Performance Hall. Tickets will be available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. Program to be announced.
11 a.m.
glass pieces for making glass art in the kilnA professional development event for East Central Indiana Art Teachers, hosted by the Art Education Association of Indiana and the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University. Registration is required by March 20th at 5 p.m.
3 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceCome see Ball State Opera Theatre's spring production in Sursa Performance Hall. Tickets will be available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. Program to be announced.
7:30 p.m.
student performing with the Wind Ensemble and Wind SymphonyUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Jeremy Harmon, Ball State's Campus Band will perform in Sursa Hall. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
12 a.m.
performers dance onstage in whimsical outfits in front of a background of colorful parasols7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageEnjoy a concert of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
11 a.m.
Melvin Cole photoMelvin Cole Jr was born in Muncie, IN, and raised in Anderson. He is a devoted father. Melvin has been working within education for 8 years and is always looking forward to developing himself and to finding the best direction for his life. Before starting his career here at Ball State, Melvin worked at Delta High School for 6 years where he really started to develop his leadership skills. He began working at BSU as a Custodial Group Leader in North Residence Hall in January of 2022. He attended Ball State’s Leadership Academy during that year also. “I hold to the maxim of the Platinum Rule, and that is ‘Do unto others, whenever possible, as that would want to be done to them’, this helps me to put the focus more on the other person."
7:30 p.m.
The light painting in Sursa's lobby entitled First SymphonyCome see Ball State New Music Ensemble perform chamber and solo music of the past thirty years, along with classics of the earlier 20th-century.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Biology
Biology Student Seminar, Fridays, Spring Semester 1-2 pm FB 253Biology student seminar held weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm in FB 253.
6:30 p.m.
Narrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
7:30 p.m.
student performing with the Wind Ensemble and Wind SymphonyUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Jeremy Harmon, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
3:30 p.m.
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.” Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!
5 p.m.
How do STEM workers, including NASA professionals, cope with stress? Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Enjoy a free guided meditation experience from Ball State University. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights.
6:30 p.m.
Narrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
7:30 p.m.
ball state choirs perform in Sursa HallUnder the direction of Andrew Crow, director of choral activities, and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Choirs present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
6 p.m.
Learn to combine images, printed material, and other objects to create a unique work of art. Ann will teach you simplified techniques and inspire you to explore your creative side as you design your masterpiece. | Cost: $40, Limit 10 students
2 p.m.
This professional development session will help participants understand how to take inventory of their current workplace culture and climate and develop skills to improve team member interactions. A basic understanding of belongingness will be discussed and how developing a sense of mattering can foster community. | No charge, reservations required.
2 p.m.
Meet Noblesville author Kevin Yaney, learn more about the research behind his trilogy of historical fiction books set during the Civil War, and discover what ties his books to Delaware County and Beech Grove Cemetery! | No charge, reservations required.
1 p.m.
Visit DOMA to enjoy the Art in Bloom floral arrangements as well as tours, demos, and activities - with no admission fee and extended museum hours!
1 p.m.
Visit DOMA to enjoy the Art in Bloom floral arrangements as well as tours, demos, and activities - with no admission fee and extended museum hours!
10 a.m.
If you are looking for a new or different hobby, consider needlepointing. Today’s needlepointing is not the same as it was during your grandmother’s time. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies his project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Class is for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced needlepointer. | Cost: $30, includes holiday-themed project.