Featured Events

Thursday, October 19, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Community-engaged research – qualitative and quantitative – requires adherence to rigorous standards plus sensitivity to the needs, expectations, and hesitations of the research subjects. Muncie residents and organizations can suffer from research fatigue after decades of surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other research methods. This session will present faculty who have successfully conducted research that resulted in meaningful scholarship and sustained community impact.
11 a.m.
Jason BrooksJason Brooks, Owner, Jay-Crew & Brooklawn Services, will be speaking about his entrepreneurial journey which blossomed here at Ball State University, and has flourished in the Muncie area for the past 20 years.
11 a.m.
Meet department representatives, ask questions about the programs, and receive tips on how to improve your chances of being admitted into graduate programs.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra musicians performing on stageDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads the ensemble in a program to include works by Modest Mussorgsky (Night on Bald Mountain), Claude Debussy (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), and Ludwig van Beethoven (Symphony No. 7). Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Billy is out waiting for love where she last saw it. Her mum is certain love has walked into her life again. Her sister thinks love could still be found somewhere in the house . . . but Billy herself isn't even allowed through the door. In Katie Hims's sweet, stark family elegy, love never dies, but sometimes – like Billy – it has to sleep in the caravan with Frank's ashes and a bear costume. Billy the Girl is a sharp, yet gentle, look at a fractured family dealing with a lifetime of mistrust.
8 p.m.
Come watch student organizations dance and compete in the annual lip-sync competition.