Featured Events

Upcoming Events
3 a.m.
International Sip & Chat occurs once each month in the Yuhas Room of the Rinker Center for International Programs. It provides American students, international students, faculty, and others a place to relax and chat while enjoying a nice hot cup of coffee or tea.
10 a.m.
Transfer Visit Days are special opportunities for transfer students and their families to visit our vibrant campus and learn more about transferring to Ball State.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopCongratulations, graduates! Leaving your student teaching behind and creating your own classroom? Don’t forget to attend this workshop to learn about resources available to you after you leave Ball State. We’ll talk about free online and public library options for teaching materials, resources for your students, and professional reading for you.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopFinale 25 is a music notation program that is the industry standard for music composition and publishing. Attend this workshop to learn about changes since Finale 2014, plus the basics of the new version.
3:30 p.m.
Join us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
6 p.m.
Friday Night Cardboard imageFriday Night Cardboard is hosted on Bracken Library's lower level on the third Friday of every month when Fall and Spring classes are in session. Board, card, and word games from Educational Technology & Resources' collections will be available to play, including modern board games like Dominion, Ticket to Ride, and (Settlers of) Catan, and family classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Uno. Participants are also welcome to bring a game of their own to share. Friday Night Cardboard also features an opportunity for players to learn unfamiliar games. Each month our librarian will choose a game from the University Libraries' collection and teach it to newcomers. Advance registration is not required. Just show up, and bring your friends!
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
11 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in urban and regional planning is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
3:30 p.m.
A group of men in black suits, white shirts, and red and black striped ties performing in the Statesmen choral ensembleHigh school singers join the Ball State Statesmen and Women’s Chorus for a day of voice strengthening, musical instruction, and the unique camaraderie of treble-voice and bass-voice choirs. An informal concert with all participants will take place at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
One World One SkyOne World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Sweet RemainsAfter the tremendous “viral” spread of their music in 2016, including the rare mile-stone for an all-indie band of nearly 20 Million plays on Spotify, The Sweet Remains are excited to present live-takes of songs from their three studio albums to date.
8 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
3 p.m.
Emma is a voice student of Yoko Shimazaki-Kilburn, instructor of music performance (voice). Her program includes music by Bellini, Purcell, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Bizet, Vaughan Williams, Gershwin, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop is packed with information about the research process to help you get your thesis project off the ground. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAre you new to built environment research, returning to school, or just beginning a project and not sure where to start? Then this workshop is for you! Learn how to get started finding and using library resources in the Architecture Library to research topics in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, and more. Tools covered will include OneSearch, article databases, interlibrary loan, and document delivery.
4 p.m.
Image of Don Posson and Steven BaumgartnerDon Posson and Steve Baumgartner of SmithGroupJJR, the Emens Distinguished Professorship Firm-In-Residence for 2017-18, will launch the spring CAP guest lecture series with a talk on Sustainability in Play: Working Across Scale in Performance Driven Economies. Attend this lecture to learn how sustainability is addressed across different scales of design thinking. Learn how to better understand the various inter-relationships that exist between aspects of sustainability and understand the performance criteria that drives current sustainability thinking, and learn how to apply the strategies from across scales to a real project. Approved for 1 CEU by AIA and LA CES.
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop will introduce you to our in-house tech tools and items that you can check out to enhance your digital projects. Join us and learn about cameras, laptops, mics, tablets, and more items available from the Educational Technology and Resources Collection.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopCongratulations, graduates! Leaving your student teaching behind and creating your own classroom? Don’t forget to attend this workshop to learn about resources available to you after you leave Ball State. We’ll talk about free online and public library options for teaching materials, resources for your students, and professional reading for you.
7:30 p.m.
Amazing GraceAMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, John embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds John in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to include commissioned premieres for viola-clarinet duo by Samuel Robles, Jenni Brandon, Antonio Gervasoni, Dominic Dousa. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Amazing GraceAMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, John embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds John in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopFind articles, books and more for your music history or music theory paper. The Music Research Refresher is designed to help both graduate and undergraduate students review music databases and resources for coursework or thesis proposals and learn what’s new. Amy Edmonds, Ball State University Libraries’ Music Librarian, will answer your questions and share tips for successful searching. Registration is suggested but not required.
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop will introduce you to our in-house tech tools and items that you can check out to enhance your digital projects. Join us and learn about cameras, laptops, mics, tablets, and more items available from the Educational Technology and Resources Collection.
2 p.m.
Røde MicrophonesThe Music Media Production studios will host a workshop with guest presenter Ryan White of the Australian microphone manufacturer Røde. This is a great opportunity for those interested in music production and recording. Free and open to the public.