Featured Events

Upcoming Events
10 a.m.
Students in Letterman BuildingTransfer Visit Days are special opportunities for transfer students and their families to visit our vibrant campus and learn more about transferring to Ball State.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Rinker Center
International Sip & Chat provides American students, international students, faculty, and others a place to relax and chat while enjoying a nice hot cup of coffee or tea.
3:30 p.m.
Join us in the Asian Art gallery Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing end of the week meditation.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
7:30 p.m.
In collaboration with community partner Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Ball State Dance majors, along with other Theatre and Dance students, will create a dance work featuring elements conceived and devised during 12 master classes the dance students will teach to youth attending classes at Cornerstone. Intending to be workshop presentation at this time, students will also notate the choreography so future performances can be staged.
2 p.m.
Watch "A New Statement: Michael Dunbar at Ball State University," a new film by BSU graduate students and explore special exhibition with DOMA Docent Vinny Pucciarelli.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Opera singers during a performanceBased on Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing, the Ball State Opera Theatre presents Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict. The spoken dialogue will be Shakespeare's English text, while singing will be in French as interpreted by Berlioz; titles will be projected throughout. This is the second of two performances.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This concert is the culmination of a two-day festival where talented high school musicians from across the region come together to make music and work with distinguished guest conductors. Free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
12 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Sherry Sylar with her oboeA day full of learning and music making with guest artist Sherry Sylar of the New York Philharmonic, and Lisa Kozenko, Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Oboe) at Ball State University. Free and open to the public; registration is requested.
3 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the flute studio of Mihoko Watanabe. Free and open to the public.
7:30 a.m.
Indiana Economic Outlook 2017 BreakfastJoin the Center for Business and Economic Research for a BREAKFAST event featuring US Senator Joe Donnelly as our keynote speaker. Additional presentations will be given by Business Roundtable Chair Richard Gill and CBER Director Michael Hicks, including the 2017 economic forecast. RSVP online by Nov. 28th.
9 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Sherry Sylar with her oboeSherry Sylar is Associate Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic and is on faculty at the Mannes School of Music (The New School) in New York City. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Join fellow lifelong learners to celebrate the wonderful year we've had and see the presentation of the annual John J. Hill Award.
5:30 p.m.
Join us to learn more about the principles of Kwanzaa, and enjoy poetry, music, dance, and a traditional meal!
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Performances by musicians of all ages and levels who study music with a Ball State faculty member or student teacher. Sponsored by the Ball State University Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Orchestral musicians performing on stageDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Nathan Bogert, joins as soloist. Program to include works by Giuseppe Verdi, David DeBoor Canfield, and Maurice Ravel.
7:30 p.m.
Constellations, which according to the New York Times "may be the most sophisticated date play," follows a simple encounter between a man and a woman that is at first romantic and spellbinding, but then quickly delves into the infinite possibilities of a relationship and raises questions about choice vs. destiny.
12 p.m.
Calendar: Rinker Center
Hamad Alrashed will give a presentation on his country of origin, Kuwait! Kuwait is a small country at the top of the Persian Gulf and is bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Most of the country’s population lives in Kuwait City. Before the discovery of oil, fishing was the leading industry in Kuwait. Kuwait has dry deserts, very hot summers and short, cool winters.
1 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the voice studio of Elizabeth Truitt. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The Ball State New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing chamber and solo music of the past thirty years, along with classics of the earlier 20th-century. It features a diversity of musical styles from all over the globe, as well as new works by faculty and student composers at Ball State. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Constellations, which according to the New York Times "may be the most sophisticated date play," follows a simple encounter between a man and a woman that is at first romantic and spellbinding, but then quickly delves into the infinite possibilities of a relationship and raises questions about choice vs. destiny.