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Upcoming Events
3 p.m.
Every year, United Way supporters improve thousands of people’s lives every single day—right here in Delaware County. Find out how lives are being changed, learn what our community’s greatest challenges are and how United Way works to meet them whilst trying to work itself out of a job. Speaking that night are Jim Flatford, Director of Impact, whose area of expertise is community needs, funding processes, and United Ways bold goal to break the cycle of generational poverty, and Denise King, Director of Resource Development, who recruits volunteers and advocates for United Way.
4 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Audio engineer Bob KatzHosted by Prism Sound Recording & Production in coordination with the Ball State Music Media Production program, this event aims to dispel the many myths surrounding the recording process. The seminar will include a keynote address by legendary recording engineer Bob Katz entitled "Food for Thought: Truths Explained and Myths Exposed."
12 p.m.
Stacey Grosh and Jessica KerkoffLearn how to build brochures, postcards, invitations, and more with the university’s branded templates and free photos in the Printing Toolbox.
12 p.m.
Calendar: Rinker Center
Ethiopia flagYosef Teklewold will give a presentation on his country of origin, Ethiopia. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa, bordering Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya. Ethiopia is the most populated landlocked country in the world. The major languages they speak are Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali. Ethiopia’s main exports are coffee, refiend petroleum, gold and cut flowers.
7 p.m.
Image head shot of Janet Arias MartinezBall State alumna Janet Arias-Martinez will be sharing on her career experiences with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, working in the non-profit outreach field, and on the unexpected opportunities that led her down the path to her current career. She will show current students how to recognize opportunities beyond those in academia that exist for people with training in the humanities and also how they may help fill the pressing need for public service and community organizing.
6 p.m.
Film screening followed by a conversation with Rick and Kathy Fee who will share their personal story of losing their son due to an Adderall overdose. Dan Jenski, director/writer of the film will also be in attendance. | Movie stars Kathleen Quinlan, Gil Bellows, and Luke Guldan. Produced by Tom Bryan, '77 Ball State alumnus. Released in 2016, ADDicted has won a number of film festival awards including, Audience Choice Awards at Kansas City, Oceanside, and Great Lakes.
6:30 p.m.
Christopher Bell specializes in the study of popular future, focusing on the ways in which race, class and gender intersect in different forms of media.
4 p.m.
Calendar: English
The Digital Literature Review presents "Vampire Suicide," a talk by Jeffrey Weinstock, a professor at Central Michigan University and enthusiastic monster scholar. His research spans topics of Tim Burton, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Edgar Allan Poe, and many more terrifying topics.
3 p.m.
The United States has a long and complex history with Iran with many flash points including the CIA coup that established the Shah, the taking of hostages of American Embassy personnel in 1979, the support of Hezbollah and Hamas, and its nuclear materials program. How is all of this seen by ordinary Iranian citizens? Speaking is Dr. Mohammed Behforouz, a George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. He has an extensive family in Iran and has made frequent trips to visit them. He has kept a close watch on the political, religious and cultural aspects of Iranian life. In addition he mentors, hosts and advises many of the Iranian students who have studied at Ball State University
12 p.m.
Ian SmithLearn the basics about the three primary settings for shooting a photograph in manual mode to properly expose an image.
12 p.m.
Calendar: Rinker Center
England FlagAdam Omar Chowdhury will give a presentation on his country of origin, England! England is the largest country in the United Kingdom and Great Britain. Scotland, Wales, the Celtic Sea and The Irish sea border England. The capital of England is London. England’s main exports are manufactured goods, road vehicles, chemicals, fuel, tobacco, food and beverages.
3 p.m.
Jeannie Regan-Dinius, DNR Director of Special Operations, hosted Indiana’s first Preserving Historical Places Conference in New Harmony and is credited with pulling all of the pieces of historical preservation together to create an effective conference. She will cover hands on preservation, education and outreach, preservation advocacy and policy and archaeology while also pointing out some of the less visited but nonetheless fascinating properties that DNR has helped preserve.
12 p.m.
Don RogersDiscover tips and techniques to help even the non-expert get results suitable for publication.
12 p.m.
Calendar: Rinker Center
Morocco FlagDr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui will give a presentation on his country of origin, Morocco!Morocco is a country located in Northern Africa. The largest city is Casablanca and the capital is Rabat. Morocco has a mountainous terrain, along with a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean & Mediterranean Sea. The country’s main exports are clothing and textiles, automobiles, fertilizers, citrus fruits, fish and vegetables.
2 p.m.
Listen and join in as graduate students discuss their experiences with extended projects, the issues they've encountered and successfully handled, and suggestions they have for other grad students.
3 p.m.
On April 18th the Association of Lifelong Learners will take a field trip to the Levi Coffin House to explore this iconic location of the underground railroad and learn from Joanna Hahn, the manager of the House, about this stop on the way for former slaves attempting to flee safely to the north. The Coffin House, also known as "Grand Central Station," is a National Historic Landmark located in the present-day town of Fountain City was where three escape routes converged, and It may have helped as many as 2000 fugitives.
5 p.m.
First Person SeriesJongil Ma and Christopher Smith of the DOMA exhibition, SHIFT, discusses their work as part of our First Person series.
8 p.m.
Calendar: English
To celebrate the release of their books, English Department faculty members Emily Jo Scalzo and Rebecca Manery will read from their work.
3 p.m.
The Wright Brothers, Oville and Wilbur Wright, spent much of their early years in Richmond Indiana and are credited with inventing and flying the world's first successful airplane. Dawne E. Dewey, Special Collections Librarian at Wright State University, will explain how their legacy of aeronautics spread to impact every corner of the world.