February 15, 2024
Ball State University is hosting an event celebrating the legacy of social reformer Frederick Douglass with a special performance, “The Frederick Douglass Jazz Works,” created and composed by Ruth Naomi Floyd.
January 30, 2024
Giovanni Domenico Ferretti, Italian (1692–1768), Harlequin and His Lady, oil on canvas, Haukohl Collection. Photo credit: MNHA/Tom LucasThe David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University presents a selection of paintings and sculptures from the Haukohl family collection—the largest collection of Florentine Baroque art of the late 16th to the early 18th centuries outside of Italy—from Feb. 22 through May 19, 2024.
January 30, 2024
Ball State University Village revitalization plan rendering, January 2024Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns invites campus and local community members to two presentations about the University’s plan to revitalize The Village, the business district located immediately adjacent to campus.
January 26, 2024
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved five important contracts to advance the implementation of the University’s Village Revitalization Plan.
January 12, 2024
Unity Week 2023, Ball State UniversityBall State University’s Multicultural Center has announced the schedule of events for its annual Unity Week, which kicks off on Monday, Jan. 15—the official observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday this year.
January 10, 2024
Dede AyiteAward-winning costume designer Dede Ayite will be a featured speaker Jan. 18 as part of Ball State University’s annual Arts Alive series, presented by the University’s College of Fine Arts (CFA). The event, which will be free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. in Recital Hall (AR 217) in the Fine Arts Building.
December 15, 2023
The Village Performing Arts Center aerial rendering, Ball State UniversityBall State University has received a grant of $35 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, College and Community Collaboration (CCC). The grant will support the University’s ambitious, long-term plan to revitalize The Village, the commercial district adjacent to Ball State’s campus.
October 26, 2023
'Clear Reception with David Letterman' premier at Ball State University's Emens AuditoriumBall State PBS will broadcast “Clear Reception,” an original documentary about the art of glass, at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. “Clear Reception” will also be available for streaming on Vimeo starting Nov. 3.
October 24, 2023
Alicia D. Williams, Writer-in-Residence, Ball State UniversityBall State University is welcoming award-winning author Alicia D. Williams to campus this Fall as its second guest author for the University’s Writer-in-Residence program.
October 23, 2023
Call to Beneficence, Ball State UniversityOn Friday evening, Ball State University publicly launched “Our Call to Beneficence,” the most ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign in the University’s history.
October 11, 2023
For the eighth consecutive year, Ball State University has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education.
October 10, 2023
A new documentary, “Fleeing to Flyover Country,” produced in collaboration with Ball State PBS, Western Kentucky PBS, The Ball State Daily News, The Western Kentucky Herald, and Ball State’s Department of Media, premieres at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 12. It will air on Ball State PBS.
October 5, 2023
Han Woman's Coat, 1850-1900, China, Qing dynasty (1633-1911), blue satin ground embroidered with satin, seed, and couching stitches with multi-colored silk floss, Gift of Daniel Jarrett Hathaway, 1937.500.095.The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University is presenting its first show featuring textiles from across Asia. This special exhibition will be on display through Dec. 21, 2023.
October 2, 2023
Actors and producers David and Christina Arquette are spending two weeks on the campus of Ball State University this Fall semester as the first Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Visiting Experts in Residence for Media.
September 20, 2023
2022 Happy Little FestThe second annual Happy Little Fest is set for 1–4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at University Green, located between Bracken Library and the Architecture Building, 1120 N. McKinley Ave., on the campus of Ball State University.
September 19, 2023
Debbie Ma, American (born 1957), Social Fabric, 2019, marble dust on canvas, 72 x 90 in. © Debbie MaThe David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will display a selection of paintings by New York artist Debbie Ma from Sept. 28 through Dec. 21, 2023.
September 15, 2023
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday, in its first meeting of the 2023-24 academic year, reviewed a comprehensive design for the University’s new Performing Arts Center.
September 13, 2023
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Sept. 15, for comedy duo John Mulaney and Pete Davidson’s Oct. 7 performance at Ball State University’s Emens Auditorium. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance will be available through the Emens box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 765-285-1539.
September 13, 2023
2022 Happy Little Fest, Ball State University“Happy Little Fest”/Ball State PBS was named the winner of the “Special Events” award within the Marketing and Communications category at this year’s National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th Public Media Awards.
September 7, 2023
Ball State University will hold a grand opening on Sept. 19 for the Brown Family Amphitheater—a new outdoor performance and gathering space on campus that the entire community can enjoy.
August 22, 2023
Happy Little Fest, 2022, Ball State University“Happy Little Fest,” a celebration of the 80th birthday of iconic painter and instructor Bob Ross hosted by Ball State PBS and Bob Ross, Inc., has been named a finalist for the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th annual Public Media Awards.
July 10, 2023
2022 Happy Little Fest, Ball State UniversityBall State Public Media (Ball State PBS and Indiana Public Radio), has been awarded grants from The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) to support its new arts and culture content initiative.
June 29, 2023
Ball State University film production students will get a rare opportunity to learn from Indianapolis-based Heartland Film—well-known for hosting the Heartland International Film Festival—thanks to a creative partnership between Heartland and the University’s new Radiance Cinema.
June 28, 2023
The Hoosier Shakespeare Festival is the 2023 recipient of the Ball State University Community Engagement for the Arts Grant.
June 16, 2023
Rendering of the VillageThe Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a development agreement for a revitalization plan for The Village, a commercial district located immediately adjacent to the campus.