Upcoming Events
7 p.m.
Head shot photograph of Dr Angela DavisDr. Angela Davis will speak at Ball State University to mark the relaunch of the African American Studies program at Ball State, and as the keynote speaker of the 2017 Diversity Symposium. Her topic is "Institutional Racism in the Penal & Criminal Justice System". Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. This event is free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Tim KeatingLearn best practices and available tools to help make your event promotions successful.
12 p.m.
Kris Molloy will give a presentation on her country of origin, New Zealand! New Zealand is located in Oceania. Mountainous New Zealand is made up of two large islands as well as Stewart Island. New Zealand’s geography includes glaciers, fjords, mountains, plains, hills, forests, volcanic plateaus, and sandy beaches. The Hobbit andother famous movies have been filmed there.
6 p.m.
Taking place at Minnetrista, this community forum focuses on the theme of arts and culture.
8:30 p.m.
Artist and activist Mahogany Browne presents her unique brand of performance poetry, which "bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee." Browne is a co-organizer of Black Poets Speak Out, and her books include Dear Twitter and Redbone (nominated for an NAACP Outstanding Literary Works award).
11 a.m.
Dora LutzDora Lutz, President, Hawks Consulting & GivingSpring will be speaking about her journey in social entrepreneurship where she consults businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies on finding shared value to make the world better.
7:30 p.m.
Julissa ArceJulissa Arce Presents: "The American DREAMer: From Undocumented to Wall Street and Immigration Advocacy." Pruis Hall. Admission is Free
12 p.m.
Anthony Romano Discuss what makes a compelling story to benefit your area and advance the university’s mission.
12 p.m.
Martina Schiavo will give a presentation on his country of origin, Italy! Italy is located in Southern Europe. It is shaped like a high-heeled boot kicking a ball. A flight to Rome takes roughly 2.5 hours from London/England. Italy has two big islands Sicily and Sardinia and many smaller ones such as Capri, Elba and Ischia. In the north of Italy, there are many hills and mountains, many long deep lakes, and volcanos in the south.
7:30 p.m.
Abby Smith Rumsey PortraitMedia expert, academic, and author Abby Smith Rumsey visits Ball State on October 4 to give the inaugural Digital Scholarship Lecture entitled “How Digital Memory Will Change Our Past and Shape Our Future.” Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Friends of Bracken Library, and the Digital Scholarship Lab, her presentation will examine the impact of digital media on our culture and identities.
12 p.m.
Ian SmithLearn the basics about the three primary settings for shooting a photograph in manual mode to properly expose an image.
6 p.m.
Taking place at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, this community forum focuses on the theme of economic development.
11 a.m.
Jason BrooksJason Brooks, Owner, Jay-Crew & Brooklawn Services, will be speaking about his entrepreneurial journey which blossomed here at Ball State University, and has flourished in the Muncie area for the past 20 years.
8:30 p.m.
Indiana writer Kelcey Parker Ervick reads from her work.
7:30 p.m.
Alex Sheen Presents: "The Life of a Promise." Pruis Hall. Admission is Free
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.
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.
8 p.m.
Writer Ira Sukrungruang reads from his work.
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.
8 p.m.
The annual In Print Festival of First Books welcomes creative nonfiction writer Jan Shoemaker, fiction writer Nick White, and poet Carolina Ebeid as they read from their first books.
8 p.m.
The annual In Print Festival of First Books welcomes creative nonfiction writer Jan Shoemaker, fiction writer Nick White, poet Carolina Ebeid, and editor Kristen Elias Rowley for a panel discussion regarding the literary publishing industry.