Upcoming Events
4 p.m.
Diane BottomleyThe 2019-2020 Teachers College Dean's Lecture Series kicks off with Dr. Diane Bottomley's presentation: "The Impact of Course Revisions on the Literacy Education Program."
6:30 p.m.
In this informal talk, Dr. Doyle will engage the audience in a conversation about the connection between two current exhibits "Pulling Back the Iron Curtain: The Cold War" and "The Beat Generation, Material from Archives and Special Collections". He will provide the back-story behind the display of 1st-edition books, broadsheets, photographs, and manuscripts by and about such authors as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso. Dr. Doyle will offer context and insight into how these artifacts illuminate post-war culture’s artistic response to the imminent threat of mutually-assured thermonuclear annihilation during the early Cold War period. Finally, he will explore how the Beat Generation spawned the Hippie counterculture, which, by the mid-1960s, had absorbed and considerably enlarged the earlier avantgarde movement, bringing its thoroughgoing critique of American society into mainstream awareness.
7:30 p.m.
Air Jam performanceGoing strong since 1987, Air Jam is Ball State's most popular Homecoming event! Come watch student organizations dance and compete in the annual lip-sync competition.
7:30 p.m.
Erin is a voice student of Yoko Shimazaki-Kilburn, associate teaching professor of music performance (voice). Program to include music by Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, W. A. Mozart, Emile Paladilhe, Léo Delibes, and John Duke. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A female clarinetest performing on a concertUnder the direction of Amelia Kaplan and Sean Paul Mills, the Ball State New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing chamber and solo music of the past thirty years, along with classics of the earlier 20th-century. Program to include works by Zae Munn, Morton Feldman, Amelia Kaplan, Alfred Schnittke, Michael Pounds, and Witold Lutoslawski. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a masters degree in historic preservation is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
11 a.m.
This information session/open house/field trip will allow you to explore whether a master's in architecture is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
5 p.m.
Language Night SWAHILI - Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 -Join us and learn some slang and fun phrases in Swahili!
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
8:45 a.m.
Chase Charlie 5K runnersJoin us for the 19th annual Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk on Homecoming morning! Run through Muncie and campus along the Homecoming parade route, then stay to watch.
9 a.m.
Female mellophone player in the Homecoming paradeJoin Ball State and the community for this Homecoming tradition.
10:30 a.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.
2 p.m.
Football players enter Scheumann StadiumCome cheer for the Ball State Cardinals as they face off against Toledo at Scheumann Stadium.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
Corinne is a horn student of Gene Berger, associate professor of music performance (horn). Program to include works by W. A. Mozart, Eugène Bozza, Vincent Persichetti, and Richard Strauss. Free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
8 p.m.
Whose Live AnywayRyan Stiles, Greg Proops, Joel Murray, and Jeff B. Davis with special guests Dave Foley and Drew Carey. The hilarious songs and improv comedy you love...LIVE!
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present their Fall concert to include Duruflé's Requiem, arrangements of spirituals and folk songs, and modern choral compositions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
A hornist performing on stageThis concert will feature Ball State's Deaf Cat Quartet and the Robert E. Marsh Horn Ensemble. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
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Don YaegerDon Yaeger, business coach, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, and longtime associate editor for Sports Illustrated discusses lessons on achieving greatness.
9 a.m.
The public is invited to an exhibition of creative projects completed by the first and second year students in the School of Art’s Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts Program. Anyone interested in sculpture, glass, installation, and computer animation will enjoy these exhibitions.
3:30 p.m.
Frederick SuppeDr. Frederick Suppe of the history department will discuss the research produced during his recent special assigned leave on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:30 PM in the Student Center's Pineshelf Room.
7:30 p.m.
Wind band musicians on stage performingThis recital will feature the students of Matthew Lyon, associate professor of tuba and euphonium. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Presentation on BRAZIL - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Presenter: Rodrigo Feller – Welcome to Culture Exchange day as the Rinker Center for International Programs introduces BRAZIL!
4 p.m.
two students walking on campusExplore what is next in your career and learn how an advanced degree can take your next move to a new level.
5:30 p.m.
A vocal soloist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Mei Zhong, professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Learn the basic steps for researching the history of your home and the people who lived or owned it. Participants will learn research methods for discovering the date of construction, occupancy, and more.
5 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist, Kensuke Yamada.
7:30 p.m.
Aubrey LoganThe media refer to #1 selling artist, Aubrey Logan as “The Queen of Sass,” and it’s easy to see why. Her concerts are a mix of excellent musicality, jaw-dropping vocals, expert trombone-playing, a breathtaking array of originals and original takes on cover songs and, well…fun! Her heart wrenching musical stories have audiences in tears just before her comedic relief has them in stitches.
12 p.m.
Join Miller College of Business for our Fifteenth Annual Alumni Awards when we recognize the commitment and generosity of alumni and friends. Reservations required.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
4 p.m.
Topic: The ecological significance of microbial interactions in freshwaters
6 p.m.
People watching presentationA free campus and community event at the David Owsley Museum of Art.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, the program will include works by Steven Bryant, Michael Colgrass, Joaquin Turina, Clifton Williams, Adam Ardner, Gordon Jacob, and Roshanne Etezady. Director of Bands Emeritus Joseph Scagnoli will join as guest conductor. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
2 p.m.
Students cheer during football gameCome cheer for the Ball State Cardinals as they face off against Ohio University at Scheumann Stadium.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
5:30 p.m.
Joanne King is a harp student of Elizabeth Richter, professor of music performance. Her lecture recital will include music for solo harp by Gardner Read and Rudolf Forst. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingNow in its 56th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble kicks off the season with its annual Fall Concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
4 p.m.
David A. RubinIn the Age of the Anthropocene, our planet is facing extreme polarization not limited to climate. In his talk "The Assimilative Capacity Of," David Rubin, founding principal of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, explores extremes of both climate and society in an aspiration of making sense of it all. At a time in our natural and made histories, a capacity to empathize may be one significant step forward in a return toward balance.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to include works for violin, horn, and piano trio by Chris Neiner and Johannes Brahms. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Stuart is a doctoral conducting student of Thomas Caneva, professor of music and director of bands. His lecture is titled "Wind Band Repertoire Based on the Shape-Note Tune 'Wondrous Love'." After a brief introduction to shape-note singing history and performance practice, examples of six works from the wind band repertoire will be discussed and performed by members of the Ball State Wind Ensemble. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
BeautifulLong before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
6 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist and PlySpace Fellow, Dana Harper.
7:30 p.m.
a cellist performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste and the BSSO will present Widor's "Chorale and Variations" featuring harp professor Elizabeth Richter, and Mahler's First Symphony. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
12 p.m.
Presentation on NIGERIA – Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Presenter: Adeboje Anu – Welcome to Culture Exchange day as the Rinker Center for International Programs introduces NIGERIA!
5 p.m.
TC Emens Professorship Series Oct EventTo kick-off the Teachers College Emens Professorship series, “Creating an Inclusive Community,” you are invited to attend a presentation and dialogue facilitated by Dr. Marsha McGriff and Dr. Melinda Messineo. The topic is “What is Inclusive Excellence?”
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageUnder the direction of Mark Buselli and Freddie Mendoza, the Ball State Jazz Ensembles have performed around the world. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions featuring Ball State jazz faculty as soloists. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
All Day Event
The outside of Sursa Performance HallThe invitational will feature some of the finest high school string programs in Indiana. Each participating orchestra will receive a warm-up time, performance time, and a clinic with one adjudicator after their performance. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Planners are communicators, problem solvers, and community organizers. They envision ways to improve the quality of life, preserve the environment, transport people, design neighborhoods, and encourage economic development. Join us for this open house to learn more about the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.Department of Urban PlanningBall State Architecture Building,1877 W. Neely Ave., Rm. 310
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
3 p.m.
Sip & Chat SPAIN - Friday, November 1, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 - Learn something new and relax while feeling immersed in the culture!
5 p.m.
Meditation NightMeditation Night - Friday, November 1, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 -Come relax and meditate with us!
5:30 p.m.
Emily is a voice student of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. Program to include music by J. S. Bach, Fauré, R. Schumann, Delibes, Puccini, Quilter, and Lehár. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Pianist Diana DumlavwallaPianist Diana Dumlavwalla will present a recital in conjunction with the Music Teachers National Association's state performance competition. Program to include works by Antonio Soler, J.S Bach, Alexander Scriabin, Heather Schmidt, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Alberto Ginastera. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Mezzo-soprano Katie Fiorini and soprano Whitney Twigg are voice students of Yoko Shimazaki-Kilburn, associate teaching professor of music performance (voice). Program to include music by Handel, W. A. Mozart, Bellini, Fauré, Debussy, Franck, Malotte, R. Schumann, Brahms, Barber, Vaughan Williams, and Sager/Foster. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
A piano sitting on the Sursa Performance Hall stageMTNA Performance Competitions are national in scope. The competitions begin at the State level (quarterfinal) and progress to the five-state East Central Division (semifinal) in January. Winners of the East Central Division compete at the National Finals, held concurrently with the National Conference in early April. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
8 p.m.
Madison House Presents Bob Dylan & His Band at John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingThe Ball State choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
5:30 p.m.
School of Music undergraduate students will perform prepared solo/concerto selections for a panel of judges. The winners will perform with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra in February. Free and open to the public.
8:30 a.m.
This Ball State University Sales Symposium at the Ball State Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation, will focus on several key discussions that include: Strategic Procurement in the Age of Modern Technology; How Buyers and Technology are Changing the Sales Profession; Challenges Facing the Sales Manager; Implementing a Digital Marketing Strategy; Sales Enablement as a Driver of Revenue; Integrated Marketing Communication; and the State of the Customer Success Function.
12 p.m.
Sensory FriendlySensory-Friendly concerts are meant to allow students to freely express themselves through movement and vocalization enabling them to be fully immersed in this musical experience. These concerts allow students that might not otherwise be able to attend traditional concerts the opportunity to experience and enjoy live performances. Special care and consideration is given to the concert hall lighting and to the performing ensemble’s volume. RSVP requested.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital features student woodwind chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
The School of Art is excited to present the Sabbatical Exhibition of professors Brent Cole and David Hannon.
12 p.m.
A short conversation about works on view in honor of American Indian Heritage Month.
12 p.m.
Presentation on SRI LANKA – Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Presenter: Ashra Wickramathilaka – Welcome to Culture Exchange day as the Rinker Center for International Programs introduces SRI LANKA!
3 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in sociology is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
7:30 p.m.
This event features creative and innovative musical compositions written by undergraduate and graduate Ball State University composers. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in sociology is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
5 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate cultures and cuisine from around the globe!
5 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist, Jeff Gomez.
7:30 p.m.
Six Guitars6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Just 1 performer portrays 6 unique guitar players each representing their own style of music. The characters include:• Wes Tankerfield, a snobbish jazz master• Michael Marsh, a 19 year old rock prodigy• Peter Winter-Jones, a sensitive folk musician• Rupert Colt, a charming country songwriter• Emmanuel Ortega, an eccentric classical wizard• Tyrone Gibbons, a weary blues picking octogenarian
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.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
4 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Jason DeBoer, Illinois Natural History Biological Survey StationTopic: Complex Response of Anthropocene Rivers to a Legacy of Stressors
6:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
7:30 p.m.
Sybarite5Recently dubbed “the millennial Kronos,” Billboard Chart-topping string quintet SYBARITE5 is constantly creating new works and bringing unique musical combinations to audiences. Their program titled "Endeavor" will include an eclectic mix of the ensemble's recent commissions and premieres. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
10 a.m.
Harpist Beth RobinsonMs. Robinson recently celebrated her 45th season as principal harpist of the Chautauqua Symphony. She has performed with several other orchestras throughout the United States, as well as on Broadway and television. She will lead two master classes, one from 10 a.m. to noon and another from 1 to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.
10:30 a.m.
cellist Nicholas FinchJoin cello professor Peter Opie and guest artist Nicholas Finch for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Finch is principal cello of the Louisville Orchestra and also performs regularly in places such as New York City and Boston. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Lori Rhoden, professor of music performance. They will present a program featuring works by Clara Schumann. Free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
12 p.m.
Bassoonist Miles ManerJoin bassoon professor Keith Sweger and guest artist Miles Maner for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Maner is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (contrabassoon/bassoon) and is on faculty at DePaul University. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
School of Music graduate students will perform prepared solo/concerto selections for a panel of judges. The winners will perform with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra in March. Free and open to the public.
2:30 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.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The outside of Sursa Performance Hall at sunsetThe EM concert series is a showcase for compositions of electronic and digital media. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Pedrito MartinezPedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Having settled in New York City in the fall of 1998, by 2000, he had been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion. Pedrito’s career as a leader began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of The Pedrito Martinez Group. The group’s Grammy-nominated first album was released October, 2013 and was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013.
10 a.m.
GIS Day 2019 Missing Maps MapathonThe Mapathon will take place at in the Schwartz Complex (Bracken Library 1st floor) on Wednesday, November 13. Come and go anytime between 10:00am-2:00pm and map for as long as you are able. Even a 30-minute mapping session will help. Refreshments will be served!
12 p.m.
Presentation on SOUTH KOREA – Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Presenter: Soojin Lee – Welcome to Culture Exchange day as the Rinker Center for International Programs introduces SOUTH KOREA!
4 p.m.
Jazz club owner David AlleeDavid Allee is owner of the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. His talk will touch on ways students and young professionals can market themselves to get gigs at professional venues. Free and open to the public.
4:30 p.m.
The Institute for the Study of Political Economy presents Ethics for Police: Lessons from the Opioid Epidemic. The presenter, Jake Monaghan is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans with an appointment in the University of New Orlean’s Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute. He works on the ethics of consent in medicine and politics and on the role-based obligations of medical professionals and police officers. He has published in the Philosophical Quarterly, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, the Journal of Political Philosophy, and elsewhere.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. This event features creative and innovative musical compositions written by our outstanding Ball State University faculty. Free and open to the public.
4 p.m.
Kathleen MyersA lecture to be delivered related to the speaker’s book entitled In the Shadow of Cortés and to the exhibit of the same name on display at Bracken Library for the month of November 2019.
6 p.m.
PlySpace Panel Discussion // Heritage in Practice with PlySpace Residents Sydney Pursel & Sarah Trad, and guest artist Toby Kaufmann-Buhler.
11 a.m.
This information session/open house/field trip will allow you to explore whether a master's in architecture is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to include works by Franz Schubert, Clara Schumann, and Franz Liszt with collaborators Michael Seregow (piano), Gert Kumi (violin), and Heather Davis (cello). Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Ball State vs. Central Michigan football gameCome cheer for the Ball State Cardinals as they face off against Central Michigan at Scheumann Stadium.
1:30 p.m.
Explore the museum in a fun and festive atmosphere.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
8 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
12 p.m.
Presentation on JAPAN – Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Presenter: Oshiro Daisuke – Welcome to Culture Exchange day as the Rinker Center for International Programs introduces JAPAN!
7:30 p.m.
Wind band musicians on stage performingThe Campus Band and Campus Orchestra are student ensembles led by doctoral and graduate student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
50 Years of Rock and Roll From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!
11 a.m.
David ProctorDavid, is currently owner of the Proctor Group, a consulting and coaching company. With more than 20 years in the tech sector, David co-founded an e-commerce subscription company before selling it to an investor group.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
4 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Michael Kearse, Ohio State University, Department of Biological Chemistry and PharmacologyTopic: Mechanisms of atypical translation that produce neurotoxic proteins.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
7:30 p.m.
Two opera singers performingIn one of the most satirical and hilarious operas of all time, Orpheus must travel through heaven and hell to rescue Eurydice. Sung in English, the performances will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra under the stage direction of Jon Truitt and conducted by Cara Chowning. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
Two opera singers performingIn one of the most satirical and hilarious operas of all time, Orpheus must travel through heaven and hell to rescue Eurydice. Sung in English, the performances will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra under the stage direction of Jon Truitt and conducted by Cara Chowning. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
A clarinetist performing on stageUnder the direction of Amelia Kaplan and Sean Paul Mills, the Ball State New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing chamber and solo music of the past thirty years, along with classics of the earlier 20th-century. Program to be announced. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Ball State football vs Miami UniversityCome cheer for the Ball State Cardinals as they face off against Miami University at Scheumann Stadium.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
2:30 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.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
This online 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.
12 p.m.
Presentation on COLOMBIA – Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Presenter: Betancourth Lopez Cristian – Welcome to Culture Exchange day as the Rinker Center for International Programs introduces COLOMBIA!
7 p.m.
This online information session will allow you to explore whether an internship in dietetics is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
7:30 p.m.
a jazz saxophonist performingCome enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles. A jazz scholarship is also awarded at this annual concert in memory of Ralston C. "Morgy" Craig, an outstanding solo saxophonist who worked on a variety of projects with the Ball State band program in the 1950s and 1960s. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a violinDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste and the BSSO will present Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante" and Respighi's "Roman Festivals." Yu-Fang Chen (violin) and Zoran Jakovcic (viola) will join the orchestra as the evening's featured faculty soloists. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
9 a.m.
Join the School of Art and the Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in viewing artworks created by its senior undergraduate art majors as part of their capstone projects.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
3 p.m.
Sip & Chat ZIMBABWE - Friday, December 6, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Student Center Yuhas Room 102 -Learn about Zimbabwe’s music and landscapes and relax while feeling immersed in the culture.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
a trombonist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
8 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
12 p.m.
oboist Robert AtherholtJoin oboe professor Lisa Kozenko and guest artist Robert Atherholt for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Atherholt is a retired member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty at Rice University. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
6 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
11 a.m.
This information session/open house/field trip will allow you to explore whether a master's in architecture is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
8 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
The Wonder Bread YearsA fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years Starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere.
7:30 p.m.
Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly LoversOrganized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The White-Haired Girl, an award-winning classical Chinese ballet created in the 20th century, brought instant fame to the Company and helped establish its leading position in the ballet world. The Company has performed The White-Haired Girl in over 1,700 performances and was first introduced to North American audiences during its coast-to-coast tour in the fall of 2002. The current Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Shanghai Ballet is Xin Lili, the renowned Chinese ballerina. In the words of a critic, “The Shanghai Ballet is as elegant as the delicate porcelain imported from China.”
7:30 p.m.
BandstandFrom three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. Six soldiers return from war and, through the power of music, finally find a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingNow in its 56th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble warms up the month of January with its annual Winter Cabaret. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their fourth annual Gala event. The evening will feature several prominent opera students as well as voice faculty from the School of Music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads the BSSO in a wide range of musical works featuring this year's Undergraduate Solo/Concerto Competition winners. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a jazz trumpeter performingCome enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles. A jazz scholarship is also awarded at this annual concert in memory of School of Music alumnus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
band musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performing on stageLed by conductor Marc Albrecht, the program will include selections by Maurice Ravel, Benjamin Britten (featuring soprano Julia Bullock), and Hector Berlioz. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert is presented by the Sherman & Marjorie Zeigler Foundation, in tribute to Sherman and Marjorie Zeigler.
7:30 p.m.
Mads Tolling & The Mads MenMads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, now living in San Francisco. As a former member of both bassist Stanley Clarke’s band and the celebrated Turtle Island Quartet, Mads won two Grammy Awards, and he was nominated for a third Grammy in 2015. Recently, he was the 2016 winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violin Award. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Leo Kottke and Sergio & Odair Assad.
7:30 p.m.
Finding NeverlandThe winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.
7:30 p.m.
a male vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Blue Man GroupOver 35 million people on our blue planet have experienced the surprising and exciting show that is BLUE MAN GROUP. ​ ​And now, the Blue Men return with a new touring show — BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR.​ I​f you like normal, think again — ‘cause SPEECHLESS is full of joy, art, music, and hilarious absurdity. Join us and experience a new blue.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
DervishDervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the Irish President and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China. All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in north-west Ireland. It’s an area which matches Atlantic coastline with storied mountains and rural landscapes. It has inspired a host of musicians, artists and writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning poet W. B. Yeats. The Dervish line-up is well established. In fact it includes four members from the earliest days of the band in 1989 – Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh(mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki). Singer Cathy Jordan, also a mean bodhran (drum) player, joined in 1991 and fiddle Tom Morrow in 1998.
7:30 p.m.
Albert CummingsEntertaining audiences from his phenomenal guitar work to his incredibly impassioned lyrics and overall songwriting prowess - one thing has certainly become clear about Albert Cummings’ music: He is FAR MORE than simply just the guitarist or the bluesman he’s often painted as by fans and the media alike. He offers the complete package.
7:30 p.m.
a vocal soloist with conductor in backgroundDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads the BSSO in a wide range of musical works featuring this year's Graduate Solo/Concerto Competition winners. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a percussionist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
All Day Event
trombonist Joseph AlessiJoin trombone professor Chris Van Hof and guest artist Joseph Alessi for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Alessi is principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic and is on faculty at The Juilliard School. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Lawrence BrownleeLawrence Brownlee is one of the great voices of our time. Captivating audiences and critics around the world, he is a fixture at leading international opera houses and major orchestra halls, and his concerts have been broadcast to millions. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
SkerryvoreSkerryvore kicked off 2018, with an astounding performance in front of 12K revelers at Inverness Hogmanay celebrations. The year was yet another whirlwind of live events, but also interspersed with preparatory work for EVO, their latest album, due for release on June 11th. Described as ‘The sound of Young Scots Power Folk,’ (Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2), the band - Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and recent addition Scott Wood (bagpipes) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, but also worldwide.
7:30 p.m.
A Capella LiveA high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella, conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, featuring four internationally recognized, award-winning, rising star ensembles. The charming boyband sound and moves of The Filharmonic; the rich harmonies of gospel/r&b legends Committed; chart-topping lead vocals and live-looping beatbox by Blake Lewis; internationally-inspired songstresses Women of the World.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 56 fabulous years of the Ball State 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 starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 56 fabulous years of the Ball State 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 starting August 19.
3 p.m.
a male vocalist performingThe Ball State choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
The Color PurpleTHE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times). With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”
6:30 p.m.
Children's CinderellaThe Panto Company USA present another favorite, "Cinderella!"This all new show has been re-written The Panto Company Usa way, full of fun, original music and a guaranteed great family time! Bullied by her two Ugly Sisters, Cinders' future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. How will the Prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Let Buttons be your host for a slice of amazing Panto Company USA fun. Full of original modern songs, bursting with more jokes and hilarity than you can shove into... well something really funny! And no worries there's plenty of parking space for your pumpkin!
7:30 p.m.
J2B2: John Jorganson Bluegrass BandJ2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock) and seasoned showmanship. This is the “high lonesome sound” of American roots music at its finest.
7:30 p.m.
an opera singer performingUnder the stage direction of Jon Truitt, the Ball State Opera Theatre will present their Spring main-stage production (TBA) with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra conducted by Douglas Droste. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
an opera singer performingUnder the stage direction of Jon Truitt, the Ball State Opera Theatre will present their Spring main-stage production (TBA) with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra conducted by Douglas Droste. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageThe Art of Jazz Series presents internationally-renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli, Freddie Mendoza, and Josiah Williams. This concert's guest artist is TBA. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
6:30 p.m.
Steve TrashWhat is the Water Cycle? What can be powered by the sun’s energy? Why is recycling smart? Learn the answers to these curriculum focused science questions in the Totally Rockin’ Environment Show: Steve Trash – Science of Ecology. Rockin’ Eco Hero – Steve Trash – is simply amazing! He’s magical, musical and totally hilarious! Kids love him because he’s funny, and teachers love him because he’s a fantastic educator. You’ll love him too! Grades K-6
7:30 p.m.
two clarinetists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
All Day Event
Small Cities Conference 2020Effectively confronting the challenges facing small cities and rural communities requires both a better understanding of regional linkages and greater interaction between the academics who study these issues and the policy makers who address them. Join us for a two-day conference examining these issues.
All Day Event
Small Cities Conference 2020Effectively confronting the challenges facing small cities and rural communities requires both a better understanding of regional linkages and greater interaction between the academics who study these issues and the policy makers who address them. Join us for a two-day conference examining these issues.