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12 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 spring 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 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
1:30 p.m.
Calendar: Museum of Art
Museum of Art LogoLearn techniques to create a sculpture in a variety of media with artist-teacher Aaron Nicholson. This course takes inspiration from the museum’s African and Pacific Island galleries. Participants will incorporate techniques using readily available materials found in our local environment. Materials provided. AR 223, Fine Arts Building and Museum of Art. Ages 16 and up. Limited to 10 participants. Cost: $20; $15 for Friends members and Ball State students.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
9 a.m.
Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for new students.
All Day Event
Academic year for faculty begins.
All Day Event
Saturday Classes Meet
9 a.m.
Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for returning students.
All Day Event
University classes for fall semester begin. Late registration and change-of-course accepted.
All Day Event
Late registration and change-of-course end
3 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Free and open to the public
All Day Event
Holiday observance. No classes. University administrative offices closed.
5 p.m.
Calendar: Career Center
Have you ever wondered what to wear 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.
6 p.m.
Calendar: Career Center
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 role of values and ethics when making decisions.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
House of Blue LeavesArtie Shaugnessy has a goal of fame and fortune. Between his wife, his mistress, and his soldier son, these goals dissipate amid the chaos of their not so ordinary lives.
9:30 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Audio Engineering Society logoFree and open to the public.
4 p.m.
Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour is premiering in Washington, DC in September 2014. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues.
7:30 p.m.
House of Blue LeavesArtie Shaugnessy has a goal of fame and fortune. Between his wife, his mistress, and his soldier son, these goals dissipate amid the chaos of their not so ordinary lives.