March 26, 2013
The 2013 Emens Distinguished Professor Lecture Series welcomes Robert Marzano, co-founder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL), to speak at 7 p.m. April 2 in Pruis Hall at Ball State University. Marzano's research addresses current issues in teacher evaluation and best practices that lead to student achievement in the classroom.
January 24, 2013
A baseball executive featured in the book and movie “Moneyball” is among several prominent speakers visiting Ball State this spring.
January 17, 2013
Eugene Robinson, one of the nation' s most remarkable storytellers, will speak about race relations and diversity issues in today's society in honor of Unity Week and Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Ball State.
November 5, 2012
Ball State University's Department of Art will offer a visiting glass artist lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Art and Journalism Building, Room 225, followed by a glass demonstration at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass.
October 31, 2012
Ticket Distribution Process for ‘A Conversation with David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey’
October 16, 2012
Ball State University alumnus and CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman will return to campus on November 26 for a conversation with media icon, philanthropist Oprah Winfrey
September 4, 2012
Robert Gibbs, a longtime adviser to President Obama, and Liz Cheney, former counselor to President George W. Bush, are among the prominent speakers coming to campus this fall.
February 13, 2012
Speakers from across the country will come to Ball State this spring, providing the campus community with new ideas on a variety of topics.
January 9, 2012
Ball State's annual Unity Week activities will include distinguished political analyst Michelle Bernard, a commemorative concert and other events.
October 13, 2011
Harry and Rosemary Wong, two of the most sought-after speakers in education, will hold a free informational seminar, “How to Be an Effective and Successful Teacher,” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Emens Auditorium.
September 13, 2011
The Department of Physiology and Health Science is presenting its annual McGovern Lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom.
September 8, 2011
Economic and regulatory policies impacting both the telecommunications industry and consumers will be analyzed by several national experts during the annual Digital Policy Institute conference on Sept. 15.
September 6, 2011
From Sept. 9 to 11, Ball State University invites the community to participate in a series of free on-campus events honoring the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The highlight of the weekend's events will be a presentation by 9/11 survivor Michelle Rosado at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Pruis Hall.
August 11, 2011
Presidential advisor David Axelrod and TV journalist Laura Ling, who was detained and sentenced to prison by North Korean authorities in 2009, are among those scheduled to speak at Ball State this fall. Best-selling author Jeannette Walls also will discuss "The Glass Castle," this year's freshman common reader, and NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson is the semester's guest for the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series.
April 11, 2011
Decades after founding what is now one of the best-selling youth oriented clothing lines in the world, Josie and Geoff Fox visit campus April 12 to share their tips on being successful entrepreneurs.
March 15, 2011
Journalist J. Carl Ganter will speak about the global water crisis at the 2011 Bracken Environmental Lecture Series.
January 11, 2011
A social justice champion who once sued the president of the United States to keep her seat on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission leads off the series of spring 2011 speakers at Ball State, a list that also includes alumna and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, Hollywood producer Michael Uslan and Native American artist Michael Naranjo.
November 8, 2010
The Indiana School Transformation Conference Nov. 11 at Ball State will feature Douglas Reeves, a Harvard University professor and founder of The Leadership and Learning Center, as its keynote presenter.
October 19, 2010
Ball State University welcomes one of the nation’s leading geriatricians, Dr. Walter M. Bortz II, for its annual Kirkpatrick Lecture Series.
September 3, 2010
International education expert Andreas Schleicher will speak about the status of the American education system in a global context during a Sept. 9 appearance at Ball State University.
August 9, 2010
Former senior White House aide Karl Rove will speak at Ball State Sept. 13, beginning a series of appearances on campus this fall that includes WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings as well as "Murderball" star and "Gimp" author Mark Zupan.
January 26, 2010
Civil rights activist and former Democratic presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson will appear Feb. 10 on campus as part of Ball State's schedule of spring speakers. Also on tap this semester are famed TV newsman Ted Koppel as well as Blake Mycoskie, cofounder of the globally-conscious and ethically-minded Toms Shoes, and Sarah Weddington, believed to be the youngest person to win a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court — the still highly controversial Roe v. Wade.
January 11, 2010
Rev. Joseph Lowery, a legendary figure of the American civil rights movement as co-founder, with Martin Luther King Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will be the principal speaker during Unity Week at Ball State Jan. 18-23.
December 3, 2009
Award winning and record setting journalist Ted Koppel will speak on campus Feb. 23 as the next guest in the university's David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshops Series. In a career spanning nearly a half-century, he has covered major news stories from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to Vietnam to the current war in Iraq, as well as every U.S. presidential election campaign since 1964.
August 20, 2009
Among the high-profile speakers set to appear at Ball State this fall are Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and chairman of the Democratic National Committee; Meghan McCain, outspoken daughter of 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain; Edward James Olmos, Academy Award-nominated actor and activist; and Jason Whitlock, Ball State alumnus and award-winning sportswriter for The Kansas City Star.