Featured Events

Upcoming Events
3 p.m.
Ham Radio has long been a means of communicating around the world and has often served as the best means to communicate during emergencies. There have been many technological advances in communication in the years since ham radio came into being. Dr. Zivney will examine the implication of some of those technologies for the future of ham radio.
5 p.m.
Problem solving is one of the key skills employers look for in interns and new hires. This session will help you develop and utilize critical thinking strategies as well as discuss the roles of values and ethics when making decisions.
6 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what to wear for work or an interview or how to write an important email? At this workshop you will learn about professional standards of dress and communication as well as how to understand organizational culture.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra musicians performing on stageDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a program to include works by Gustav Mahler ("Songs of a Wayfarer" - Jon Truitt, baritone soloist) and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 5). Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
12 p.m.
Is graduate school for you? This free webinar can help you decide if and how graduate level study can fit into your overall career plan. Two identical sessions start at 12:00pm and 4:00pm (Eastern).
5 p.m.
The School of Art at Ball State University presents a public lecture by metalsmith and jewelry artist Stacey Lee Webber as the second event in the Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars 2017-2018 series. 
6 p.m.
free speech iconAn open discussion of the meaning of freedom of speech
9:30 a.m.
Service learning and immersive learning are rich experiences for creative thinking, concept application, and community engagement. But they involve extra planning and relationship building, which can be challenging for early-career faculty. Learn from peers and mentors who have turned innovative classroom experiences into publishable research.
1 p.m.
Best practices panel discussion by industry experts.
5:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Bob EasonA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Bob Eason is currently an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University and is the soprano saxophonist of the award-winning Kenari Quartet. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Please web withdrawal from a course by 11:59 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
6 p.m.
Bassoonist Jim PoePart of the 2017 Bassoon Day, reed specialist Jim Poe will lead a workshop on reed making. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Saturn & BeyondAfter over 10 years in orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft will end its mission exploring Saturn on September 15, 2017 by purposefully entering the planet’s atmosphere. Before it’s destroyed it will send back information from that and other daring trips around Saturn. Come explore one of the most beautiful sights in our solar system in this production and afterwards learn about the most up-to-date information sent back during the final months of the Cassini mission.
7 p.m.
Head shot photograph of Dr Angela DavisDr. Angela Davis will speak at Ball State University to mark the relaunch of the African American Studies program at Ball State, and as the keynote speaker of the 2017 Diversity Symposium. Her topic is "Institutional Racism in the Penal & Criminal Justice System". Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Damn YankeesThe department is delighted to welcome Michael Rafter, Emmy award winning arranger, and Broadway musical director. Damn Yankees is about middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. But as young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he realizes the true worth of the life that he's left behind and works to outsmart Applegate in this musical comedy.
7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Bob EasonA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Bob Eason is currently an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University and is the soprano saxophonist of the award-winning Kenari Quartet. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
Bassoonist William BuchmanJoin guest artist William Buchman, assistant principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Ball State bassoon professor Keith Sweger for a day of master classes, workshops, and performances. Paul Nordby, owner of Paul Nordby Bassoon Repair, LLC, and reed specialist Jim Poe will also be on campus for the day. Free and open to the public - registration is requested.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Saturn & BeyondAfter over 10 years in orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft will end its mission exploring Saturn on September 15, 2017 by purposefully entering the planet’s atmosphere. Before it’s destroyed it will send back information from that and other daring trips around Saturn. Come explore one of the most beautiful sights in our solar system in this production and afterwards learn about the most up-to-date information sent back during the final months of the Cassini mission.
7:30 p.m.
Alison BrownThousands of three-finger style banjo players have since made their marks, but none has cut such a path or moved so far along it as has Alison Brown. She’s acclaimed as one of today’s finest progressive banjo players, but you rarely find her in a conventional bluegrass setting. Instead, she’s known for leading an ensemble that successfully marries a broad array of roots-influenced music: folk, jazz, Celtic and Latin.
7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Timothy McAllisterA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Timothy McAllister is an internationally-acclaimed soloist, soprano saxophonist of the renowned PRISM Quartet, and Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Free and open to the public.