Upcoming Events
7 p.m.
You are invited to the third annual Beneficence Dialogue.
7 p.m.
US Air Force Concert BandThe United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military and civilian functions, education outreach events and local concert venues.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening
All Day Event
High School concert choirs from around the region gather in beautiful Sursa Performance Hall to share choral music with each other and to receive ideas and coaching from Ball State's choral faculty. Each ensemble will perform and then work with faculty conductors on stage. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening
7:30 p.m.
Thrilling. Beautiful. Luscious. Student choreographers—preparing for their final semester at Ball State—showcase their ingenuity while highlighting their best original dances. Witness the future of dance, here at Ball State!
7:30 p.m.
Alex Sheen Presents: "The Life of a Promise." Pruis Hall. Admission is Free
7:30 p.m.
Male brass musicians 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
11 a.m.
Brandon MundellBrandon Mundell, President, Toys Forever Models & Hobbies, will share his experiences of owning a full-line hobby shop in Muncie. Joining him will be his younger brother, Kyle, who helped propel the company into the growing e-commerce arena.
7:30 p.m.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet, photo by Marco BorggreveNow in its 14th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Presented as part of the Sherman Zeigler Memorial Concert, the St. Lawrence String Quartet is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive. Program to include works by Haydn, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Pride & PrejudiceAll of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshing and engaging adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority, but her four sisters and overzealous match-making mother make it difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her good sense. In a society where snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice?
7:30 p.m.
1964 The Beatles Tribute"1964" focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960's, but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them LIVE. Who actually felt the "mania" that brought them to world acclaim. Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor quality film and video.
2 p.m.
A vocal soloist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
5 p.m.
Even when you find the job you have been searching for, there are still plenty of things to consider. Make sure you are prepared for the world of work with this program.
5:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingThis recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The tiny hamlet of Poor Prairie doesn’t see a lot of folks coming into town, least of all men. So when one gets off the train, everybody talks, especially the high school girls looking for a meal ticket. But this man is mysterious. A few things are clear, though – he’s teaching at the high school and he knows basketball. As for that meal ticket? He may just have that after all, if he can get his Poor Prairie girls good enough at basketball to sell a few tickets. The Tall Girls examines issues of class and gender amidst the historic 1930s Dust Bowl.
6:30 p.m.
Discover how liberal arts students can best approach their future as creatives and as owners of starts-ups and small businesses.
7:30 p.m.
Bria SkonbergCanadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine (Summer 2016), Skonberg is signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records, and released her debut LP, simply titled BRIA, in 2016. The stunning album won the 2017 Canadian Juno Award from “Vocal Jazz Album” of the year.
6:30 p.m.
The School of Art at Ball State University presents a public lecture by designer and children's entertainment director Doug Grimmett as the third event in the Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars 2017-2018 series.
7:30 p.m.
Justin MooreArkansas native Justin Moore spent three years putting together his fourth studio album, Kinda Don’t Care. The platinum-selling entertainer kick started the album with his sixth chart-topping single “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and follow-up single “Somebody Else Will.” Kinda Don’t Care provides a stellar set list for Moore’s live shows which also feature No. 1 hits like “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations, tallied millions of track sales as well as placed seven singles in the Top 10 at Country radio.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
7:30 p.m.
The RevelersThe Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys — “unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance” — have joined together to form a Louisiana supergroup which combines swamp-sop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana.
5 p.m.
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 roles of values and ethics when making decisions.
5:30 p.m.
A male vocal soloist singing on stageThis recital will feature students of Meryl Mantione, professor of music performance (voice). Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
Get introduced to the process of intentional career planning, and you can begin exploring immediately!
7:30 p.m.
Elf​ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
8 p.m.
Writer Ira Sukrungruang reads from his work.
9:30 a.m.
Community engagement is often equated solely with service. But with on-campus committee commitments, it can be difficult to find time for any other service activities. Hear from faculty who found ways to integrate their personal community interests into their classrooms and research agendas.
11 a.m.
Howard BatesHoward Bates and Mike Seidle, Co-Founders of WorkHere, will discuss the career paths that brought them together, and led to them creating WorkHere, a mobile app designed for workforce development.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Janet's PlanetBased on the educational television show that airs on 144 public television stations nationwide, Janet's Planet fans are in for a real treat as they see the galaxy from Janet's futuristic Mission Control. The live show engages and challenges young minds while inspiring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) potential in every student grades 2-8. Janet's Planet promotes critical thinking, scientific literacy, encourages lifelong learning, and brings to light the wonderful creativity that is an integral part of science. As Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
7:30 p.m.
A female choir member singingThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Each concert features two or more student ensembles and a broad palette of vibrant music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.