Events Listed As Alumni

Upcoming Events
4 p.m.
Cardinal Tailgate is Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the tent located in the West Lawn of the stadium, behind the tower/press box. The cost is $50.00 - and includes BBQ buffet, one drink ticket, game ticket and BSU giveaway item. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. at FAU Stadium.
6:30 p.m.
Royalty Fashion Show is at 6:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall.
8 a.m.
Air Jam forms will be accepted at 8:00 a.m. in Pruis Hall.
4 p.m.
Talent Search, MC, and Air Jam forms are due by 4:00 p.m. in the Alumni Association Office.
5 p.m.
Northeastern IN Alumni Chapter Board Meeting & Retreat is on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. At Leigh Smith’s office 6714 Pointe Inverness Way Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
9:30 p.m.
Air Jam Group Leaders meeting is at 9:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center Conference Room #1.
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Athletics Hall of Fame Induction of the 41st Class of the Ball State University Athletics Hall of Fame will take place on Friday, September 30, 2016.The reception will be at 5:30PM, followed by the dinner at 6:30 at the Ball State Alumni Center. Inductees include: Eduardo Ferraz (Men's Volleyball 1994-97), Dee Nocero (Women's Soccer 2001-04), Dante Ridgeway (Football 2002-04), Brad Snyder (Baseball 2001-03), 1989-90 Men's Tennis Team.
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Saturday, October 1 vs. Northern Illinois. Package includes: A Hamburger, Hotdog, Chips, Cookie, Pasta Salad, and a Drink and a cash bar will be available. Football game tickets can be purchased through the ticket office by calling 888-BSU-TICKET.
12 p.m.
Football Alumni Day is Saturday, October 1, 2016, two hours prior to kickoff – Pre-game Tailgate in designated tent in CharlieTown. *Group will have option to make reservation to eat at CharlieTown. Kickoff time TBA – Ball State vs. Northern Illinois Football Game. *Alumni in attendance will be announced on field during game – special recognition of the 1976 & 1996 Championship Teams.
1 p.m.
Men's Tennis Alumni Day will take place two hours prior to kickoff – Pre-game Tailgate in men's tennis tent in CharlieTown (West Lawn of Alumni Center). *Group will eat at CharlieTown Tailgate; bring your own beverages. Kickoff time TBA – Ball State vs. Northern Illinois Football Game. *Alumni in attendance will be announced on field during game. Post-game Gathering – Local establishment TBD.
5:30 p.m.
The Talent Search Auditions will be from 5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. in the Alumni Center Assembly Hall.
5:30 p.m.
The Talent Search Auditions will be held at the Alumni Center Assembly Hall from 5:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.
11 a.m.
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Meet department representatives, ask questions about the programs, and receive tips on how to improve your chances of being admitted into graduate programs.
4:30 p.m.
The MC Auditions will be held in Alumni Center Conference Room #1 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
Air Jam Rehearsals/ Choreography Checks will be taken place at 8:00 p.m. in the Alumni Center Assembly Hall.
9 a.m.
All event registrations and t-shirt forms due between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00p.m. at AJ (Atrium).
5 p.m.
Talent Search Finalists Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Alumni Center Conference Room #1.
8 p.m.
Air Jam Group Rehearsals/Choreography Checks at 8:00 p.m. in the Alumni Center Assembly Hall.
10 a.m.
Black Alumni Constituent Society Meeting at the Alumni Center starting at 10 a.m.
12 p.m.
Calendar: Career Center
Are you on the fence about continuing your education after your undergraduate degree? Find out what you need to know before you make your decision with this webinar.
4 p.m.
Are you on the fence about continuing your education after your undergraduate degree? Find out what you need to know before you make your decision with this webinar.
12 a.m.
Royalty Dinner & Interviews are at 6:15 p.m. in the Alumni Center Assembly Hall/ Mtg. Room.
4:30 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Homecoming Reception from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Alumni Center Conservatory.
7:30 p.m.
EnraJapanese supergroup enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. Using vibrant swatches of primary colors, Tetris-like geometry in multiple dimensions, and contrasts between human silhouette and digital art, enra's performances are futuristic and otherworldly. In fact, enra's own name hints at the supernatural: enra is derived from the name for the mythical shape-shifting and smoke-like Japanese spirit enenra.
12 p.m.
Department Decorating Contest Judging from noon - 4:00 p.m. on campus.
4 p.m.
Talent Search Technical Rehearsal is at 4:00 p.m. in Emens Auditorium.
7 p.m.
Opening Day Homecoming Village at 7:00 p.m. on Martin Street.
7 p.m.
Student Scholarship Talent Search is at 7:00 p.m. in Emens Auditorium.
9 a.m.
Blood Drive from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Pruis Hall.
4 p.m.
Homecoming Dinner from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Select Dining Halls.
6 p.m.
Air Jam Technical Rehearsal is at 6:00 p.m. in Emens Auditorium.
7 p.m.
Air Jam (2 shows) one at 7:00 p.m. and one at 9:00 p.m. in Emens Auditorium.
7:30 p.m.
Hot SardinesTake a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines.
12 p.m.
Bed Race is at 12:00 p.m. on Riverside Avenue.
6 p.m.
Alumni & Benefactors Recognition Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Alumni Center.
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CharlieTown Tailgate Meal Package (Homecoming Day)! Saturday, Oct. 22 - Noon-3 p.m. Located on the west lawn of the Alumni Center. Includes either a hot dog, fried chicken, or pulled BBQ pork, side item, bag of chips, water or soda and dessert. If you are a part of a reunion group, blocked seating will be available at CharlieTown.
9 a.m.
All-Alumni Coffee Hour at 9:00 a.m. on University/McKinley Avenues.
9 a.m.
Homecoming 5K at 9:15 a.m. at Downtown/Campus.
9:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade at 9:30 a.m. at Muncie Central/Downtown/Campus.
12 p.m.
CharlieTown Tailgate is from noon - 3:00 p.m. at the Alumni Center West Lawn.
2 p.m.
BSU vs. Akron Football Game TBA at Scheumann Stadium.
7:30 p.m.
LegendsWith international acclaim and its storied history, Legends in Concert, owned and operated by On Stage Enterprises, LLC, is known as the pioneer of live tribute shows and possesses the greatest collection of live tribute artists in the industry. Each legendary performer not only looks like the star they portray, but use their own natural voices to pay homage to their iconic music counterpart. Legends in Concert live tribute shows are known for their elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes and full array of incredible special effects, including three dimensional multimedia and multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art lighting, laser and sound systems. An outstanding cast of accomplished tribute artists, talented singers and dancers, and a live orchestra comprised of some the top musicians in the industry, support each Legends in Concert production.
7:30 p.m.
Hypnotic BrassThe group's sound was best put by Fader Magazine's Edwin Stats who called the band's music: "a huge brass bridge of hypnotic polyphony connecting the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra's Arkestra with the urgency of hip-hop and the sweeping emotional scale of a Curtis Mayield blaxploitation opus."
6 p.m.
Pre-Game Meal for November 1 vs. Western Michigan: Pre-Game will take place from 6-8 pm. Meal service only. Will occur inside Alumni Center. CharlieTown festivities will not be taking place outside. Meals include: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon, Vegetarian Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Peasant Soup, Loaded Potato Soup, Vegetable Side, Crackers, Brownies, Sodas & Water, and Cash Bar.
7:30 p.m.
RhondaBluegrass vocalist and fiddler Rhonda Vincent began her professional music career at the age of five, playing drums with her family's band, the Sally Mountain Show. She picked up the mandolin at eight and the fiddle at ten, performing with the family band at festivals on weekends. After appearing on TNN's nationally televised You Can Be a Star program in her mid-twenties, Vincent struck out on her own, singing with the Grand Ole Opry's Jim Ed Brown, eventually leading to a deal with Rebel Records.
7:30 p.m.
Jeremy CampOn Friday, November 4, Jeremy Camp will come to Emens Auditorium located at 1800 W. Riverside Ave. for a night filled with worship and ministry. The show at Emens Auditorium will boast some of Camp’s classic hits such as “Same Power,” “Christ in Me” and “He Knows.” The show will feature support from Love and the Outcome and Royce Lovett.
9:30 a.m.
The Young Alumni Council Fall Meeting will be Saturday, November 5, 2016 Location TBA (On Campus) from 9:30am – 3pm.
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4 p.m.
Pre-Game Meal for November 8 vs. Eastern Michigan! Pre-Game will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Meal service only. Will occur inside Alumni Center. CharlieTown festivities will not be taking place outside. Meals include: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon, Vegetarian Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chili, Vegetarian Chili, Vegetable Side, Crackers, Brownies, Sodas & Water, and Cash Bar.
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Greek Fest will be held at the Alumni Center.
7:30 p.m.
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.
7:30 p.m.
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.
7 p.m.
UnderwaterInspired by the famous Canadian troupe “Cirque du Soleil”, the show is rich in various stage effects using the latest laser technologies, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, gigantic smoke rings, smoke-filled soap bubble machines, optical illusions and many other surprises.All the performance is enriched by a live video shooting connected to a large LED screen (35 sq. meters – 380 sq. Feet) that acts as a background and allows for better visibility even in the largest of auditoriums (“B” has been performed in theatres with over 3000 seats).
7 p.m.
MAC Championship!
7:30 p.m.
TenorsThe TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful touring entertainment groups of all time, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. Following 17 years of sell-out performances across the globe, including more than 2000 of their own headline concerts, The TEN Tenors have cemented their place as one of the worlds most loved classically based contemporary music groups.
7:30 p.m.
Irish Music Magazine hails singer songwriter Cathie Ryan as “one of the best we have.” For over two decades, including five critically acclaimed albums, countless musical collaborations, multiple awards, and world wide touring, Cathie Ryan has been in the vanguard of Irish music. She is blessed with a voice of luminous clarity, a gift for writing heart-stirring originals, and unearthing gems from the Irish and American traditions. She is also a masterful performer with a captivating stage presence.
7:30 p.m.
FreshmenSinging with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time. Their tight-knit sound inspired The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, The Mamas & The Papas, Frankie Valli and the Manhattan Transfer.
6 p.m.
OnceONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Emens Auditorium on January 26, 2017. ONCE, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards, ran for more than 1,100 performances on Broadway with acclaimed international productions from London and Melbourne to Japan and South Korea.
4 p.m.
From such inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations.
7:30 p.m.
RodneyThe Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.
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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.
Run Boy RunExisting in the tension between tradition and frontier, Run Boy Run truly exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. Winners of the 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar), Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), Bekah Sandoval (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals), and Jesse Allen (bass) weave a spectacular tapestry of dynamic and beautiful music.
7:30 p.m.
Get the Led OutDubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band.
7:30 p.m.
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm."One of the best things I have ever seen!" – David, Denver, CO"Captivating! My heart thumped to every beat." – Jessica, Guam"The BEST show ever!" – Tray, Santa Barbara, CA
7:30 p.m.
Sharon ShannonSharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap.
7:30 p.m.
Taj ExpressTaj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.
7:30 p.m.
Beehive: the 60’s Musical is a wild toe-tapping, head shakin’ musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the ‘60s & ‘70s so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner. And every woman in between! Beehive includes 40 beloved hits that take you on a fast-paced, light-hearted and memorable look back at the girl groups and soloists of the period.
7:30 p.m.
Jive AcesHaving become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band.
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7:30 p.m.
JennysThe Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse—three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today's most beloved international folk acts.
7:30 p.m.
CirqueFrom the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a Steampunk inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society. In Pedal Punk we experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes and repairs more than broken pieces. He creates wondrous machines that come to live and inspires the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk.
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7:30 p.m.
This award winning and top rated drum group from Shanghai offers a theatrical drum drama depicting historical and culturally significant drum compositions that present profound insight into unity, human evolution, awareness, wisdom, social commitment, and communication through percussive movements.
7:30 p.m.
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!
12 a.m.
Kokomo Golf and Dinner Outing will take place on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Kokomo Country Club.
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Tuscany Travel Program! (August 29 - September 6)