Topics: Administrative, College of Communication Information and Media, Speakers

October 31, 2012

Distinguished Ball State alumnus David Letterman, host of CBS's "Late Show," will return to his alma mater on Monday, Nov. 26, to host a conversation with media icon and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey at 4 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. The conversation is part of the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series, established in 2008.

Due to anticipated demand, student, faculty and staff distribution has been moved to the weekend of Nov. 10-11 to ensure that tickets can be obtained without disruption to class schedules. Tickets in Emens are reserved seating and are free. They will be issued on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Any tickets that cannot be used must be returned to the Emens Box Office so that they can be redistributed. Audience members must be seated by 3:40 p.m. the day of the performance. Seats not filled at that time may be forfeited.

Student Ticket Distribution

Ball State students may pick up tickets between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Emens Auditorium Box Office. Students must present a valid student ID; in order to obtain the maximum of two tickets, students must present an additional valid student ID. Each student ticket must be presented with a valid Ball State student photo ID at the time of entry to Emens Auditorium on the afternoon of the performance. Students may also pick up tickets on Sunday, Nov. 11, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and tickets will remain available to students while supplies last at the Emens Box Office during its regular hours.  Student tickets are not interchangeable with other tickets.

Faculty and Staff Distribution

Faculty and staff may pick up two tickets by presenting one valid Ball State employee ID between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Emens Box Office. Tickets will remain available to faculty and staff while supplies last at the Emens Box Office during its regular hours.

General Public Distribution

Members of the public may obtain tickets while supplies last at the Emens Box Office during regular hours starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Tickets are limited to two per person.

Pruis Telecast

"A Conversation with David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey" will be telecast live to Pruis Hall. In the event that all Emens tickets are distributed, general admission tickets for Pruis will be issued. These tickets will ensure admission to Pruis Hall on the day of the event. The exclusive, unique event will not be broadcast, and the program is not expected to be available in any format upon its conclusion.

Emens Box Office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box office can be reached at 765-285-1539 or