Upcoming Events
12 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the orchestra will lead instrument-specific master classes for our brass, woodwind, and percussion students. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the ISO will coach the Ball State Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse for an upcoming concert. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
From the Bird Lady of East Central Indiana to the first woman in the United States to be appointed deputy prosecutor, Muncie and Delaware County has been the home of many notable women. Melissa Gentry, Map Collections Assistant from University Libraries, will lead us in a celebration of some of the many great women in that have called our community home--from the notable to the notorious.
6 p.m.
Enter this exciting competition for a chance to win cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Ball State in the regional 3MT competition.
6 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the orchestra will lead instrument-specific master classes for our string students. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Learn about Trinidad and Tobago as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish inspired by that country and prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef.
2 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the orchestra and administration will present a seminar career development seminar session titled "The Ecosystem of a Concert." Free and open to the public.
4 p.m.
Enter this exciting competition for a chance to win cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Ball State in the regional 3MT competition.
11 a.m.
Danielle ShockeyDanielle Shockey is a social entrepreneur that brings 20 years' experience in serving Indiana's youth through positions as a college dean, deputy superintendent for the Indiana Department of Education, principal, and more. She is the CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, which serves 29,000 girls in partnership with 12,000 adults across 45 counties in Indiana. A nationally recognized leader in the Girl Scout Movement, Danielle serves on multiple committees for Girls Scouts of the USA. Danielle, a Ball State alumna, was recently recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal and received the Indiana Women of Achievement Award for Distinction in Innovation and Leadership for Young Women from Ball State University.
3 p.m.
Dr. Kris Rugsaken will lead a discussion panel on this program, created jointly between Ball State University and several universities in Thailand to improve the English language skills for Thai college students. This program started in 2003 with one university, Prince of Songkla University, in southern Thailand and eventually expanded to include six other Thai public universities. In its first few years, camp teachers were Ball State faculty and students with a few Muncie community members. But later camp teachers came from different parts of the United States and Canada. ALL members who have participated will sit on the panel and share their experiences.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange LIBYA – Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Learn about Libya as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
6 p.m.
Proud and Loyal Header ImageListen to Ball State leadership speak about current campus initiatives while networking with fellow alumni at this 2019-20 event.
11:30 a.m.
Aerial shot of a beach and the ocean in Naples, FloridaFor the second year, you're invited to join Ball State faculty members, alumni, and friends for an engaging and uplifting educational day in the warmth and sunshine of beautiful Naples, Florida.
5:30 p.m.
Proud and Loyal Header ImageListen to Ball State leadership speak about current campus initiatives while networking with fellow alumni at this 2019-20 event, part of the 2020 Alumni Winter College event.
6 p.m.
The Ball State Band Conducting Workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for instrumental music educators and conductors of all levels to improve their conducting skills. Registration is required.
6 p.m.
The Ball State Band Conducting Workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for instrumental music educators and conductors of all levels to improve their conducting skills. Registration is required.
9 a.m.
Calendar: Student Life
Join us in the Student Center for the 3rd annual Beneficence Leadership Conference.
6 p.m.
The Ball State Band Conducting Workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for instrumental music educators and conductors of all levels to improve their conducting skills. Registration is required.
3 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the Circle City Winds will coach Ball State student chamber music groups. Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
Join us for FREE coffee and an optional topic.
3 p.m.
From the funteral of Winston Churchill to Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act into law, 1965 was packed with memorable events. Landscape Architect Cindy McHone will take us on a photographic tour of this eventful year.
All Day Event
Dialogue Days presentersConnect with faculty, students, alumni, and friends during this annual professional development and networking session held each spring at Ball State.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange FRANCE – Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Journey to FRANCE as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
All Day Event
Dialogue Days presentersConnect with faculty, students, alumni, and friends during this annual professional development and networking session held each spring at Ball State.
11 a.m.
Andy SparksCome hear Andy's story and his unique point of view on what it takes to be successful in your career and in life. Andy is partner and financial advisor with C & C Wealth Advisors of Raymond James in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy's career is entrepreneurial in and of itself, and he believes every position in the workforce requires an entrepreneurial drive to be successful. Andy holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from Ball State.
5 p.m.
What can you do with a humanities degree? Almost anything--and the Stars to Steer By lecture series will show you how. This popular career series for humanities majors is a partnership between the College of Sciences and Humanities and the Career Center.
4 p.m.
Roberto de Leon (FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP) and Ross Primmer (AIA, NCARB) are the co-founders and principals of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop.
3 p.m.
It's easy to find global history about World War II, but local history is a little harder to come by! Paul Stout will fill us in the events, training, and preparations, and campus war efforts. Join us for this multi-media trip to our local past with maps, diaries, and a short film about the era.
12 p.m.
Violinist Joel SmirnoffViolinist, conductor, and eminent pedagogue, Joel Smirnoff is a former member of the Juilliard String Quartet, served as president of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and is currently on faculty at The Juilliard School. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange ICELAND – Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Journey to Iceland as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
9 a.m.
pianist Kevin AyeshDr. Ayesh has been the head of the Music Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina since 1992. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
tubist Chris DickeyDr. Dickey has earned a reputation as a performer, teacher, and adjudicator throughout the United States, South America, and Asia. Currently, he is an associate professor of music at Washington State University. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Muncie's beautiful Carnegie Library has operated downtown continuously as a library for 115 years. Sara McKinley, Carnegie Branch Manager, will present the history of Muncie's oldest library building and will introduce the resources it offers today as Muncie Public Library's Local History and Genealogy branch.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange COSTA RICA – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Journey to Costa Rica as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
11:30 a.m.
Join us for FREE coffee and an optional topic.
6:30 p.m.
See the competition finalists present their work as they compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Ball State at the regional 3MT competition.
3 p.m.
Beth Goetz, Ball State Athletic Director, will take the group through an overview of Ball State's Athletics Department and what's involved in managing BSU's many sports teams and related events. We'll learn what they're up to now and where they're going with an overview of their 5-year strategic plan.
5 p.m.
Join us for FREE coffee and an optional topic.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange SAUDI ARABIA – Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Journey to Saudi Arabia as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
4 p.m.
Proper planning and great partnerships, Mayor White can show you how to take charge. During his tenure as Mayor, the City of Greenville has earned national acclaim for its livability and the pro-business environment through his efforts in neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and transformational projects for the downtown.
5 p.m.
Dr. Gregorio Luke will give a public talk on "Mexican Modernity."
4 p.m.
Julia Watson, designer, activist, academic, and author approaches design as a Rewilding. Her team introduces clients to experiential, urban, and spiritual spatial design services. She leads the field in search of Lo—TEK indigenous, nature-based technologies for climate-resilient design. She teaches urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange INDIA – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Journey to India as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
11 a.m.
Felix MedinaFelix opened his own language agency after being an interpreter and fulfilling a dream of taking a year long back-packing trip around the world. VEDIA GLOBAL provides clients from all industries with interpretation, translation, and cultural consulting in 75+ foreign languages. Born and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, he holds a bachelor's degree in Latin-American literature and migrated to Indiana in 2007. His language career started as a freelance interpreter for hospitals, corporations, state/federal agencies, and more across the U.S. He holds many certifications and serves clients in the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil.
8:30 a.m.
trombonist Joseph AlessiJoin trombone professor Chris Van Hof and guest artist Joseph Alessi for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Alessi is an internationally-renown soloist, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic, and on faculty at The Juilliard School. Paid registration is required.
4 p.m.
Named a 2019 Forefront Fellow, Autumn Visconti is a Senior Landscape Architect with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in New York. Hear Visconti's lecture, "BIG in the Public Realm" and her devotion to building projects in preparing cities and communities for climate adaptation.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange EGYPT – Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Journey to Egypt as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
6 p.m.
Speaker at the Indiana Women of Achievement dinnerBall State University will recognize women for their excellence in leadership within education, research, and women’s advocacy.
11:30 a.m.
Join us for FREE coffee and an optional topic.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange GUATEMALA – Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Journey to Guatemala as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
11 a.m.
Dee ParsonArt entrepreneur Dee Parson is an award-nominated cartoonist and animator based in Indiana. His resume includes a syndicated newspaper comic strip titled "Life With Kurami," published and Gylph-nominated comic book and animated series "Pen & Ink, and published comic strip "Rosebuds." All his works follow the theme of "love" in their own ways, as he tries to bring love to others with his characters. When he's not creating, he's teaching comic book workshops to children, teens, and adults at various schools, libraries and art museums.
12 p.m.
Culture Exchange GHANA – Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Student Center Yuhas Room 102 – Journey to Ghana as presented by an international student from that country and in the Tally, enjoy a special dish prepared by our Student Center Tally Chef and inspired by that country.
11 a.m.
Mike SlocumMike Slocum, a corporate entrepreneur, connects students, employers, and educational institutions with the vision of helping every Hoosier student who wants an internship to have one. Mike is executive director of Indiana INTERNnet, the catalyst for expanding the creation and use of experiential learning opportunities as a key strategy in retaining Indiana's top talent. Mike earned degrees in history and political science from Ball State and is currently a doctoral candidate in Ball State's adult, higher, and community education program. Prior to Indiana INTERNnet, MIke worked in a variety of capacities at Ivy Tech, held roles in higher education, workforce development and student success at Grand Valley State University and Ferris State University.
5 p.m.
Join us for FREE coffee and an optional topic.
11:30 a.m.
Join us for FREE coffee and an optional topic.
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.