Upcoming Events
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Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
11 a.m.
Dialogue Days 2021Accounting Career Paths. Discuss various career paths available in accounting. The usefulness of a CPA. Discuss the kinds of employment available to an accountant beyond straight accounting.
2 p.m.
Dialogue Days 2021Organizational Leadership Panel Discussion. Discuss skills needed for effective organizational leadership. Discuss different leadership styles, how to tailor leadership for the type of organization and business environment, how strong leaders create a supportive culture.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopMusic Students:  Learn about specialized resources for your literature review and techniques specific to music searching. 
5 p.m.
Religious diversity is easy to praise on a bumper sticker, but it’s much harder to achieve in the messiness of real human lives. In this session, we’ll explore the challenges and rewards of navigating religious diversity based on real life cases.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
1 p.m.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs invites you to attend Celebrate Teaching: Honoring Our Creative Teaching Grant and Lawhead Award Winners showcasing the previous year's winners for Ball State's Creative Teaching Grant and the Lawhead Teaching Award in General Education. As a 2020 Creative Teaching Grant recipient, Dr. Kate Shively, will present on "Creative Teaching: Flipped Lessons & Online Spaces for Learning."
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
9:30 a.m.
Dialogue Days 2021Banking and Financial Institutions Panel Discussion. Opportunities available in banking; changing nature of the banking industry; commercial banking vs. investment banking. Technology and banking.
11 a.m.
Join the Entrepreneurship Center for the Entrepreneurial Lecture Series with Vineet Erasala, Manny Setegn, and Peeyush Shrivastava co-founders of Genetesis, Inc. Genetesis is a medical technology company that provides biomagnetic imaging solutions. The lecture will be streamed live on the Entrepreneurship Center's Facebook page.
2 p.m.
Dialogue Days 2021Sales Management and Prospect Development Panel Discussion. Discuss the elements of a strong sales program. How are new prospects identified and cultivated? Technology and sales growth. Careers in sales and business development.
5:30 p.m.
Reel Inclusion: Show Me DemocracyThe Office of Inclusive Excellence, Ball State University Libraries, Friends of Bracken Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Office of the Provost are excited to present a screening of the 2017 film Show Me Democracy as part of Reel Inclusion: A Film Series. This synchronous online film screening takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 via Zoom. Directed by Dan Parris, this film documents the experiences of 7 St. Louis-area college student activists as they participate in The Scholarship Foundation’s Education Policy Internship Program in the wake of the killing if Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson, Missouri police and subsequent protests. The film examines these students’ participation in both political protest and political advocacy as means of engaging in democracy to combat systemic racism and anti-immigration policy. The film includes depictions of violence and R-rated language. Following the film will be a discussion at 7:10 p.m. facilitated by Dr. Ruby Cain (Associate Professor of Practice, Adult & Community Education), Dr. Rona Robinson-Hill (Assistant Professor of Biology), and Ball State University students.
7 p.m.
Ball State faculty members Angela Jackson Brown and Mark Neely will read from their new books.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
9 a.m.
Join the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies as we celebrate our students and all the amazing work they’ve done over the past year!
12 p.m.
A vocalist performing on stageThis virtual (Zoom) recital will feature the students of School of Music graduate assistants.
4 p.m.
This talk addresses why humanities disciplines are anything but soft and nothing if not absolutely vital to every system, career, and setting we could name.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
All Day Event
Day of Beneficence logo imageJoin Ball State University alumni around the world in a day of service to show Cardinals Care.
10 a.m.
Violists Amy Kniffen and Li LiBall State viola professor Zoran Jakovcic will be joined by guest violists Amy Kniffen and Li Li for a virtual Ball State Viola Day. Events to include master classes, presentations, and recitals. This virtual event is free and open to all.
7:30 p.m.
The Prism ProjectThe Prism Project at Ball State University presents a virtual performance of "Under the Sea" featuring a variety of music, theater, visual arts, and dance. The Prism Project is a performing arts program for children with exceptionalities as well as a training ground for Ball State students who wish to work with children who have exceptionalities.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
3 p.m.
The Prism ProjectThe Prism Project at Ball State University presents a virtual performance of "Under the Sea" featuring a variety of music, theater, visual arts, and dance. The Prism Project is a performing arts program for children with exceptionalities as well as a training ground for Ball State students who wish to work with children who have exceptionalities.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
2 p.m.
You’re invited to the virtual reception and presentation to honor the teaching and service of the 2019-2020 Lawhead Teaching Award in General Education recipient, Dr. Sarah Vitale. RSVP to receive the Zoom link information.
5 p.m.
Ball State University Honors College logo on a red feather backgroundJoin the Honors College for a Zoom premiere of Well Rounded: A History of the Ball State Honors College, a half-hour made-for-TV documentary. Student comments will precede and follow the video presentation.
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. This recital will feature music professors Mei Zhong (soprano) and James Helton (piano). Program to include music by Christoph W. Gluck, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Henri Duparc, Alfred Bachelet, Ernest Gold, Samuel Barber, Giuseppe Verdi, Dingshan De, Wu Zhengwen, and Joaquín Turina. This recital is only available as a livestream.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
10 a.m.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs invites you to attend Celebrate Teaching: Honoring Our Creative Teaching Grant and Lawhead Award Winners showcasing the previous year’s winners for Ball State’s Creative Teaching Grant and the Lawhead Teaching Award in General Education. As a 2020 Creative Teaching Grant recipient, Dr. Emily Rutter will present on "Antiracism and Intersectionality in the Classroom and Beyond."
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopDo you need to find recordings or notated music for performance or research? Amy Edmonds, Music and Media Librarian, will show you the most reliable resources, including free and subscription resources to help you be successful in your music studies. Topics will also include how to use OneSearch for online music resources, how to make a playlist using Naxos Music Library, free sources of public domain and Creative Commons notated music, and how to cite these items using Chicago Manual of Style or other style manuals.
5 p.m.
Join us as Dr. Hollis Phelps (Mercer University) discusses our current "psychedelic renaissance" and how we should understand the relationship between mind-altering substances, indigenous religious practices, and contemporary "spiritual but not religious" identities.
6 p.m.
a clarinetist performingThe Campus Band features students from across campus and all majors performing under the direction of graduate student conductors.​ Program to include works by Brian Balmages, David R. Gillingham, Hugh M. Stuart, Frank Ticheli, and John Philip Sousa. Tickets for limited in-person attendance are now available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7 p.m.
Virtual Tuesday Trivia NightJoin us for virtual trivia! You will answer questions based on the University’s history, as well as fun facts about sports, current events, pop culture, and maybe even some Harry Potter or Marvel trivia! Every night will have different categories. This will be a great way to meet new people, learn about business student organizations, and win prizes!
7:30 p.m.
two hornists performingThe Wind Symphony performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire under the direction of Caroline Hand. Program to include works by Charles Carter, Roger Zare, James David, Jessica DiMari, John Mackey, and Kevin Day. Tickets for limited in-person attendance are now available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
3 p.m.
During this webinar, you will hear from three exciting and innovative professors in Miller College. They will offer their thoughts and research on three different issues discussed today on social media, in newspapers, and on the airwaves.
6 p.m.
Jazz musicians performing on stageJazz Ensembles 2 and 3 are under the direction of Freddie Mendoza and graduate assistant Aron Scott Callard. Program to include music by Kris Berg, Hoagy Carmichael, Bill Armstrong, Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh, William Russo, Oliver Nelson, and Don Menza. Tickets for limited in-person attendance are now available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageEnjoy a concert of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Jazz Lab Ensemble under the direction of Mark Buselli. Program to include music by Sammy Nestico, Mike Crotty, Pat Metheny, Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen, and Thad Jones. Tickets for limited in-person attendance are now available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
8:30 a.m.
The Conference for Pre-College Philosophical Engagement, hosted by the Ball State Philosophy Outreach Project, allows high school students and teachers to explore a variety of philosophy topics in small breakout sessions. The 2021 conference will take place virtually, and registration is free.
6 p.m.
Join us for the final grad reading of the semester
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
12 p.m.
Architecture Library Book TalkJoin us on Friday, April 23 for a virtual book talk hosted by the Architecture Library. We'll be hearing from faculty authors Ana de Brea, Michael Burayidi, César Cruz, and Matthew Wilson about their book topics and how they went from concept to research to writing to published book.
4 p.m.
Every spring, we gather and distribute awards and scholarships. This year, we’ll continue that tradition—online!
5:30 p.m.
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Ball State University in conjunction with Muncie Public Library presents a free lecture and discussion series.
6 p.m.
two clarinetists performingThe Symphony Band performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire under the direction of Caroline Hand. Program to include works by Amber Sheeran, Kevin Day, Nicole Piunno, Giovanni Santos, Ryan George. Tickets for limited in-person attendance are now available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
6:30 p.m.
Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky! You do not need a Facebook account to watch. Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.
7:30 p.m.
band musicians performingThe Wind Ensemble is Ball State's premier concert band and performs exciting and challenging music under the direction of Thomas Caneva. Program to include works by Eugene Bozza, Morton Lauridsen, Kevin Poelking, Kevin Day, Robert Kurka, and Maurice Ravel. Tickets for limited in-person attendance are now available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
10 a.m.
Explore a variety of academic departments and majors at Ball State. Tour our beautiful campus and learn about our admission criteria, student life, scholarships, and financial aid all from the comfort of your own home.
3 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. This recital will feature music professors Elizabeth Crawford (clarinet) and Cara Chowning (piano). Program to include works by Ailem Carvajal-Gómez, Alfred Prinz, Alessio Fabra, Eva Wasserman-Margolis, Amelia Kaplan, Antonio Mazzoleni, and Alfred Reed. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
6 p.m.
A nursing student works with an infant simulator inside the College of HealthJoin the Nursing Alumni Society to acknowledge and celebrate this year’s award recipients and reconnect with former classmates. We will be recognizing the 25th and 50th-year anniversary classes during the program and offering virtual meeting rooms so you can continue to connect with classmates.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingThis livestream-only concert will feature the Ball State Concert Choir under the direction of Kerry Glann from 3 to 3:30 p.m. followed by the Ball State Chamber Choir under the direction of Andrew Crow from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Program to include music by Tomás Luis de Victoria, James Syler, Elaine Hagenberg, Carly Simon (arr. Craig Hella Johnson), Sam Kubina, David P. DeVenney, and Benjamin Britten. This concert is only available as a livestream.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
12 a.m.
Charlie Cardinal, the mascot, dances at HomecomingJoin us for our Cards in the Yard decorating contest throughout Homecoming week. Show your Cardinal pride by decorating your room, office, business/department, and lawn.
12:30 p.m.
LEAP Indiana invites you to join them on the fourth Monday of every month for a conversation about the innovative ideas and practices their members are using across the state.
7 p.m.
Join us for a spirited virtual gathering to kick off Homecoming week!
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
12 a.m.
Charlie Cardinal, the mascot, dances at HomecomingJoin us for our Cards in the Yard decorating contest throughout Homecoming week. Show your Cardinal pride by decorating your room, office, business/department, and lawn.
7 p.m.
Talent Search auditionEnjoy some of Ball State’s most talented students in the annual Student Scholarship Talent Search.
All Day Event
Image of student holding award certificateThe Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium from April 13-28
12 a.m.
Charlie Cardinal, the mascot, dances at HomecomingJoin us for our Cards in the Yard decorating contest throughout Homecoming week. Show your Cardinal pride by decorating your room, office, business/department, and lawn.
12 p.m.
Denise Mahoney will discuss the use of shapes in conceptual art.
4 p.m.
Alumni Association logo on a red feather backgroundThe audience will gain perspective from current Ball State donors and alumni volunteers as they discuss their involvement with Ball State in terms of their time, talent, and treasure.
7 p.m.
Alumni Association logo on a red feather backgroundAlumni from all four Ball State University Alumni Chapters will host this Zoom event for alumni with a Town Hall with President Geoffrey S. Mearns, student showcase with musical performances, and a panel of leaders from alumni chapters.
7:30 p.m.
The light painting in Sursa's lobby entitled First SymphonyThe Ball State New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing recently composed music featuring a diversity of musical styles from around the world. Program to include works by Mario Gaetano, Christopher Cerrone, Julius Bucsis, M. William Karlins, Augusta Read Thomas, and Christopher Monty. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
12 a.m.
Charlie Cardinal, the mascot, dances at HomecomingJoin us for our Cards in the Yard decorating contest throughout Homecoming week. Show your Cardinal pride by decorating your room, office, business/department, and lawn.
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. This recital will feature music professors Nathan Bogert (saxophone) and Michael Seregow (piano). Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7 p.m.
Air Jam performanceJoin us for one of Homecoming’s most popular events. The show will be streamed on our Homecoming YouTube page so that you may enjoy the show from wherever you are.
12 a.m.
Charlie Cardinal, the mascot, dances at HomecomingJoin us for our Cards in the Yard decorating contest throughout Homecoming week. Show your Cardinal pride by decorating your room, office, business/department, and lawn.
12 p.m.
Bed RacersJoin us for one of Homecoming’s most spirited events. Bed Race will be live streamed from Ball State’s social media page so that you may watch the event in real time from wherever you are.
6:30 p.m.
Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky! You do not need a Facebook account to watch. Check out the Brown Planetarium YouTube page afterwards for a recording of the event.
7 p.m.
Alumni Association logo on a red feather backgroundCelebrate the 2020 Ball State University Alumni Association Awards recipients during a Virtual Awards Reception.
12 a.m.
Charlie Cardinal, the mascot, dances at HomecomingJoin us for our Cards in the Yard decorating contest throughout Homecoming week. Show your Cardinal pride by decorating your room, office, business/department, and lawn.
3 p.m.
a male vocalist performingThis livestream-only concert will feature the Ball State Statesmen, Women's Chorus, and University Choral Union under the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann. The three sets from 3 to 3:30 p.m., 4 to 4:30 p.m., and 5 to 5:30 p.m. are only available as a livestream.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThe Music Refresher Workshop is designed to help both graduate and undergraduate students review library resources for research and study. Topics include searching OneSearch for both physical and online materials, music databases, and open-access resources for coursework or thesis proposals. Amy Edmonds, Ball State University Libraries' Music and Media Librarian, will answer your questions and share tips for successful searching.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThe Music Refresher Workshop is designed to help both graduate and undergraduate students review library resources for research and study. Topics include searching OneSearch for both physical and online materials, music databases, and open-access resources for coursework or thesis proposals. Amy Edmonds, Ball State University Libraries' Music and Media Librarian, will answer your questions and share tips for successful searching.