Featured Events

Upcoming Events
2:30 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop offered by Ball State University Libraries will provide an overview of the software available on library computers that can help you edit recordings of your performances or compositions. Software choices include Adobe Audition, Audacity, Finale, and GarageBand.
5:30 p.m.
Hahn Recital Hall with pianoThis recital will feature voice students taught by Ball State graduate assistants. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A female clarinetest performing on a concertThe 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. This concert will include two world premieres, including one written for Ball State's Centennial. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Mallets laying on a tableUnder the direction of graduate assistant Evan Moore, Percussion Ensemble II will perform works by Warren Benson, Marilyn Bliss, Pietro Frosini, and David Maslanka. Under the direction of instructor Bruno Modolo Cabrera, the Brazilian Ensemble will perform music from the Batucada, Baião, and Maracatu styles. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
students in the atrium art galleryThe School of Art announces the third of four BFA student art exhibitions, running from April 23rd through April 27th in the Atrium Gallery. Opening reception is Thursday, April 25th from 4-6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Calendar: Commencement
Commencement on the QuadCome to the Ball State Bookstore April 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. during Grad Fair to make sure you have all you need to be ready for graduation.
3 p.m.
Linda Farris, great-great granddaughter of Frederick W. Rueckheim, founder of Cracker Jack, will be present with her husband Tom to give us a family perspective on the Cracker Jack Story. This session will cover the history and industry-changing developments of the brand from the 1800s through the current ownership of the company by Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo. There will also be interesting trivia and fun-facts about one of America's favorite snacks.
5:30 p.m.
This recital has been canceled.
7:30 p.m.
Martini PopTop 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like: “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” (Michael Buble) and “Come Fly with Me” (Sinatra).
7:30 p.m.
a piano soloist performing with orchestraDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Graduate concerto competition winners Alvise Pascucci (piano) and Joanne King (harp) will be the featured soloists. Program to include works by Aaron Copland, Alberto Ginastera, Paul Dukas, Jean Sibelius, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
9 a.m.
students in the atrium art galleryThe School of Art announces the third of four BFA student art exhibitions, running from April 23rd through April 27th in the Atrium Gallery. Opening reception is Thursday, April 25th from 4-6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Calendar: Commencement
Commencement on the QuadCome to the Ball State Bookstore April 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. during Grad Fair to make sure you have all you need to be ready for graduation.
5:30 p.m.
A cellist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Peter Opie, associate professor of cello. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Which is the correct fork to use? Who passes the rolls? How do you make small talk? These questions and more can be answered by attending this Career Center event.
7:30 p.m.
Hahn Recital Hall with pianoThis recital will feature students of instructors Kelci Kosin and Colleen Beucher. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageUnder the direction of graduate and doctoral conducting students, this "Celebration of Spring” concert includes works by Alfred Reed, Robert Russell Bennett (featuring trumpet soloist Eric Rodriguez), Percy Aldridge Grainger, Ryan Fraley, Edvard Grieg, and Yo Goto. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
9 a.m.
students in the atrium art galleryThe School of Art announces the third of four BFA student art exhibitions, running from April 23rd through April 27th in the Atrium Gallery. Opening reception is Thursday, April 25th from 4-6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
6 p.m.
Banquet audience sitting at tablesTCOM's annual awards banquet. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. Awards start at 7:00 p.m. Student and alumni tickets are $15.00 each. Alumni may sponsor student tables of 8 or 10 by calling 765-285-1480.
6 p.m.
Le crime de Monsieur Lange / The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936) Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services ofthe French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée(CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and HighbrowEntertainment
7:30 p.m.
Full Circle DanceA celebration of the relationship between dance and design, Full Circle Dance showcases how design can drastically change the feeling and world of a piece. With a first act that lacks design elements and a second act that features the same works with new life created by our designers, FULL CIRCLE DANCE will illustrate the collaboration between dance and design.
7:30 p.m.
Andrew Martin is a choral conducting student of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann. His lecture, titled "On the Idiomatic Characteristics of Choral Arrangements of Popular Music," will feature the Ball State Chamber Choir. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Straight No ChaserFrom an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fanbase. Along the way, Straight No Chaser has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million YouTube views thanks to tightly arranged songs, impeccable vocal harmonies, and a healthy sense of humor.
9 a.m.
students in the atrium art galleryThe School of Art announces the third of four BFA student art exhibitions, running from April 23rd through April 27th in the Atrium Gallery. Opening reception is Thursday, April 25th from 4-6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
Transfer Visit Days are special opportunities for transfer students and their families to visit our vibrant campus and learn more about transferring to Ball State.
3 p.m.
Image of Amida Buddha and sculptures in Asian GalleryJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:00 pm for a relaxing, end of the week meditation.
5:30 p.m.
Zac is a voice student of Craig Priebe, associate professor of music performance. Free and open to the public.
6 p.m.
People watching presentationA free campus and community event at the David Owsley Museum of Art, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
6:30 p.m.
Black Holes Worm HolesA place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?
7:30 p.m.
Meghan is a piano student of James Helton, professor of music performance. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Woodwind musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, program to include works by Nicole Piunno (guest composer-in-residence), Tielman Susato, Clifton Williams, Claude Debussy, and James M. Stephenson. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Full Circle DanceA celebration of the relationship between dance and design, Full Circle Dance showcases how design can drastically change the feeling and world of a piece. With a first act that lacks design elements and a second act that features the same works with new life created by our designers, FULL CIRCLE DANCE will illustrate the collaboration between dance and design.
8 p.m.
Black Holes Worm HolesA place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?
9 a.m.
students in the atrium art galleryThe School of Art announces the third of four BFA student art exhibitions, running from April 23rd through April 27th in the Atrium Gallery. Opening reception is Thursday, April 25th from 4-6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Final examination day for Saturday classes.
10 a.m.
A female harpist performingThis recital will feature students of Elizabeth Richter, professor of music performance (harp). Free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Trout Lillies in Christy Woods in Spring 2019Share a pleasant spring jaunt through Christy Woods with friends while learning about the history and management of Ball State’s outdoor classroom.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
5:30 p.m.
Lydia is a flute student of Mihoko Watanabe, professor of flute. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Julianna is a voice student of Beth Truitt, assistant teaching professor of theatre. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Full Circle DanceA celebration of the relationship between dance and design, Full Circle Dance showcases how design can drastically change the feeling and world of a piece. With a first act that lacks design elements and a second act that features the same works with new life created by our designers, FULL CIRCLE DANCE will illustrate the collaboration between dance and design.
1 p.m.
Faculty talking to students at awards banquetPlease join us in recognizing all Communication Studies students. While some will be receiving special honors, we also want to take this opportunity to recognize the contributions of our students and their families, faculty, and staff.