Events Listed As Alumni

Upcoming Events
All Day Event
Strawtown Koteewi Prairie Park
12 p.m.
All Ball State Alumni Travel Program trips are open to alumni and friends of Ball State University.
4 p.m.
Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour is premiering in Washington, DC in September 2014. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues.
7 p.m.
Kevin Briggs' presentation, "Listen to Understand" is based on his experiences while patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge as both an officer and a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol and includes his own personal story of physical and mental health challenges including recovery, military service, surviving the suicide of a loved one, divorce, and depression. Briggs' story has been featured in The New Yorker, People, and Men's Health magazines and on The Steve Harvey Show and NPR's Bob Edward's Radio Show.
11 a.m.
Calendar: Career Center
Cardinal Job FairA wide range of employers visit campus to connect with Ball State students and alumni for internships and full-time employment. You will not want to miss this opportunity.Once a semester the Career Center brings together a diverse group of employers who are all looking for one thing: potential employees.The fall Cardinal Job Fair attracts more than 100 employers who come to Ball State specifically to meet students and alumni. This is a great opportunity to get a start on your career planning and to network with people who could help you with those plans. Whether you are looking for part-time or full-time positions or internships, there are plenty of prospects under one roof when you attend Cardinal Job Fair.
7:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Dance celebrates its silver anniversary with a spectacular touring production! With the goal of traveling to 25 cities during its 25th year, the company will celebrate with an exciting production of breathtaking choreography. The program will include new creations by internationally-recognized choreographers, such as Ron de Jesus, Gina Patterson, Edgar Zendejas and artistic director Laurie Eisenhower, among others. 25 in the 25th highlights what Eisenhower Dance does best--showcasing stunning dancers in exhilarating choreography!
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre as freshmen at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Their debut indie-folk album, “Bremen”, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview. Their follow up EP, “The Way I’m Running”, was premiered by American Songwriter and released on October 8th, 2013. Their sophomore album is slated for release in the summer of 2015.
7:30 p.m.
Revering the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes, Shadows of the 60’s brings to life these songs that span decades. Meticulous attention to style is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. This night of musical memories highlights the hits of three of Motown’s most prominent artists. This true rendition concludes with a grand finale featuring the music of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and more!
7 p.m.
Martin St.
9 a.m.
Pruis Hall
4 p.m.
The Buff, The Retreat, Elliott and DeHo Beach
12 p.m.
Riverside Ave.
7:30 p.m.
Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour to Emens Auditorium on October 2nd. This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive signature style. The 10th Anniversary World Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Aontas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don’t miss Celtic Woman live in concert! www.CelticWoman.com
12 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
University/McKinley Avenues
10 a.m.
Muncie Central/Downtown/Campus
8 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The Ball State Symphony Orchestra performing in Sursa Hall with chorus for the Showcase concertCelebrate Homecoming Weekend with a sampling of the School of Music's exceptional wind, orchestral, jazz, and choral ensembles. All proceeds benefit School of Music student scholarships.
8 p.m.
With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remain a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlock, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.
7:30 p.m.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele. A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.
All Day Event
EB Ball Center
All Day Event
Alumni Center
7:30 p.m.
Hailed by Time Magazine as, “Musical Theatre Gold,” Bullets Over Broadway is the hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show. Written by Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway is the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.
12 p.m.
All Ball State Alumni Travel Program trips are open to alumni and friends of Ball State University.
5:30 p.m.
A networking event for business professionals presented by Ball State alumni for Ball State alumni.
7:30 p.m.
You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch them jiving to a traditional folk soundtrack. The young circus troupe hails from a small town called Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and they have clearly drawn upon their country roots. The artists preform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
For over 30 years, Lynn Trefzger has given life to a trunk full of comical characters. Performing for audiences worldwide, Lynn's vocal illusion talents, introduce a drunken and lovable camel, a grumpy old man, a feisty little girl, and even some audience members brought up for the action! Lynn's off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, no two shows are alike! Her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
Louisiana's finest, four-time Grammy-Nominated, world-renown Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Cajun music with youthful exuberance. Hailing from the southwest Louisiana, the Pine Leaf Boys, known for their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements, have breathed new life into Cajun music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand.
8 a.m.
Travel to and shop Woodfield Mall with fellow Ball State alumni.
11:30 a.m.
Alumni Center
7:30 p.m.
Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world.
7:30 p.m.
On the heels of the fastest growing single of his career, Chris Young, “one of the strongest, most distinctive voices among country’s current crop” (Billboard), is unveiling his upcoming “I’m Comin’ Over” fall tour, leading up to his fifth studio album due later this year. With six chart-toppers and a hit-packed set, Young, “one of country’s most reliable hitmakers” (USA Today), will continue his headlining streak, igniting the “I’m Comin’ Over” Tour October 22 in Savannah, GA with fourteen dates continuing throughout the rest of the year.
7:30 p.m.
Beyond Glory presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering first hand accounts of valor, which resulted in the nations's highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Stephen Lang, award winning playwright, stage and screen star, brings these stories of eight different men to the stage in a one-man show that will reach into your very soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound.
7:30 p.m.
The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance: The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.
7:30 p.m.
Accordion Virtuosi of Russia was founded in 1943, during the Leningrad siege by Professor Pavel Smirnov. Throughout history, they have toured extensively in more than 20 countries and were invited to be part of the cultural program for the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, Montreal in 1976, and Moscow in 1980. The outstanding ensemble’s repertoire ranges from folk music to arrangements of rock songs and continues to astound audiences around the world.
6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with this year's production program of our America's Hometown Band, a community volunteer band, led by Roger McConnell, music director. This year's performance will highlight the Jazz Band and feature special guest and Wizard of the Xylophone, David Robbins. The Band includes a roster of BSU and East Central Indiana connected performers, and will play in the comfortable and warm festive holiday setting of Emens Auditorium.
7:30 p.m.
Rudolph and his friends are soaring off the screen and onto the stage this Holiday season in a spectacle-filled musical featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Johnny Marks songs. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster™ to saving Christmas, join Rudolph® and his friends, Clarice™, Hermey the Elf™ and Yukon Cornelius™ as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
7:30 p.m.
New Covenant Productions proudly presents chart-topping contemporary Christian rock band MERCYME – live in concert on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Emens Auditorium in Muncie, Indiana located at 1800 West Riverside Avenue. The show at Emens Auditorium will feature a hit-filled set boasting such fan-favorites such as “Greater,” “Flawless,” “I Can Only Imagine,” “Welcome To The New” and many more along with a collection of holiday favorites.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo have been touring together as a guitar duo for nearly four years. Frank is an extraordinary guitarist with a jaw-dropping technique that explains why the New York Times deemed him "one of the brightest...stars of the guitar." Vine is best known for his accompanying skills and is a very high demand rhythm guitarist.
7:30 p.m.
First Person: Seeing America combines iconic photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - searing pictures of the Civil War and haunting portraits from the Great Depression - with the music of Ensemble Galilei and narration by NPR's Neal Conan and actress Lily Knight to create remarkable and powerful performance.
7:30 p.m.
The date is 1976 and in Brooklyn, New York, Tony Manero, a young man with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life – to become the disco king. When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, and they decide to train together for a dance competition, their lives begin to change forever. This brand new production of Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love?
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
Fresh from winning the Acoustic Artist of the Year award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Eric Bibb brings his stellar new band to the stage. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell (fiddle, banjo, Cajun accordion, vocals), Creole fiddler Cedric Watson and harmonica wizard Grant Dermody, this new band draws from a deep well of American roots music influences, from pre-war blues and early string band music to contemporary Americana.
7:30 p.m.
The Summer of Love Concert is a concert experience that has audiences reliving the memories and celebrating the songs of the Woodstock generation–the music that changed the world. All arrangements are played live and note-for-note by the highest caliber of musicians, including a horn section, rhythm section, singers, string section, back-up vocalists, keyboardists, guitarists and more.
7:30 p.m.
Experience the Phenomenon. Blue Man Group is best known for their widely popular theatrical shows and concerts, which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as "One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged." E! Entertainment News exclaims, "Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be." The Baltimore Sun raves, "Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It's a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!"
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. They have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and with their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings that range from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs.
7:30 p.m.
The Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa's career, is often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. It is a grandiose and refined blending of the traditional mime, expressive pas d'action and spectacular divertissements in a lavish theatrical setting.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
18 South's music is created by a wide array of influences. The organic and earthy quality of their sound rings with overtones of Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz and Gospel. It lends itself perfectly to their stripped down acoustic approach that is truly "Americana". The Band member résumé’s read like an Encyclopedia of Musical History and once you see them live, you'll know why they are individually some the most well respected musicians on the scene today.
7:30 p.m.
The music defined a generation, captured the hearts and ideals of millions, and now North Americans will be able to relive the memories as Annerin Productions proudly presents LET IT BE - A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles!
All Day Event
Alumni Center
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
Carrie Newcomer has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. One of the definitive voices of the heartland and progressive spirituality, Newcomer has the ability for sharp observation of the world. Newcomer has attracted a devoted following with her warm voice, exquisite melodies, and an irreverent yet spiritual view of the world. As in the work of poets Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, Newcomer’s songs are based in the ordinary, and infused with images from the natural world.
7:30 p.m.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Ragtime returns to North America in a striking, all-new touring production. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
From a journey that began in 1992, with two sisters and a friend traveling in a van playing gigs for anyone and anywhere, to half a mission record sales locally and multiple ARIA awards, The Waifs have plenty of tales to tell through their music.