September 13, 2021
Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, a 2012 Ball State University graduate, is returning to Ball State as the next guest in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series.
September 1, 2021
Ball State University today announced the public events schedule for Ashley C. Ford, the University’s Fall 2021 Writer-In-Residence.
March 25, 2021
President Geoffrey S. Mearns and Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour will participate in a town hall discussion April 10 as part of the fourth-annual Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference.
December 23, 2020
Activist Cheryl Brown Henderson will discuss the legacy of the landmark desegregation Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.
December 14, 2019
Ball State University conferred more than 1,500 degrees at Fall Commencement in Worthen Arena.
October 14, 2019
Author, journalist and business leadership coach Don Yaeger to speak at Pruis Hall on October 21 as a part of the Excellence in Leadership speaker series. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.
October 11, 2019
Kimberly Drew will visit Ball State on October 16 as part of the Fred Meyer Cultural Policy and Arts Advocacy Lecture Series.
September 27, 2019
Alumni of the Ball State University chapter of the Vietnam Moratorium Committee (VMC) will share their history of student activism with today’s students and anyone else who would like to know more about peaceful efforts to end the Vietnam War 50 years ago.
October 10, 2018
ESPN reporter and play-by-play commentator Holly Rowe will visit Ball State University October 22 to speak on “Working and Living with Passion and Purpose.”
January 10, 2018
Jasmine Rand, an attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, will deliver a “Modern Civil Rights Movement” keynote of Ball State University’s 38th annual Unity Week 2018.
December 8, 2017
Indiana Public Radio is presenting an original radio play “A Christmas Truce” written by playwriting professor Tom Horan at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Sursa Performance Hall. Horan’s drama tells the story of a World War I ceasefire on Christmas Day.
September 11, 2017
Activist, academic and author Angela Davis visits Ball State on Sept. 22. Her presentation is part of the university’s annual lineup of speakers, which also includes young activists Julissa Arce and Alex Sheen and historian Abby Smith Rumsey.
August 29, 2017
Five-time Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson will visit Ball State University this fall as a visiting guest artist. Ferguson, who portrays the character of Mitchell Pritchett on ABC’s award-winning sitcom “Modern Family,” will visit campus Dec. 1-3.
September 12, 2016
ESPN’s John Anderson is among the notable speakers coming to campus as part of the fall speakers series.
April 11, 2016
Ball State alumnus Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud, will be the Spring Commencement speaker.
January 28, 2016
Diversity activist and co-star of “Breaking Bad” RJ Mitte and entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson are among the speakers at Ball State this spring.
January 11, 2016
Former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will speak at Ball State about “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. His speech in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of the events during the university’s Unity Week, Jan. 18-23.
December 3, 2015
John Seffrin, a Ball State graduate who recently retired as CEO of the American Cancer Society, will be the main speaker for December Commencement.
March 17, 2015
John Schnatter, a 1983 Ball State graduate and founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, will speak and receive an honorary degree at the university’s Spring Commencement.
February 4, 2015
Two rising members of television and movie entertainment will visit Ball State as part of Excellence in Leadership series.
January 15, 2015
The MLK Speaker series featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, set for January 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
August 18, 2014
A Pulitzer Prize recipient and the former front man of Run-DMC are among the speakers coming to campus this fall.
April 28, 2014
Luke Messer, congressman for Indiana's sixth district, a 19-county region of east central and southeastern Indiana, will deliver the address at Ball State University's annual Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m.
April 18, 2014
Yong Zhou, director of the Institute for Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon, will speak about innovative education models in the age of globalization during an address at 7 p.m. in Emens Auditorium on the Ball State campus.
January 30, 2014
Higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Rich DeMillo are among the prominent speakers visiting Ball State University this spring. The schedule also includes philanthropist Lauren Bush Lauren, ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen and Letterman Series lecturers Eric King Watts and Manjula Talreja.