The Excellence in Leadership speaker series provides a platform for some of the nation's most recognized leaders to share their experiences, insight, and knowledge with our campus. Learn from their unique experiences about what it means to be a leader.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
"Kickstarter: Empowering Entrepreneurs"
Johnny Cupcakes, founded by Johnny Earle, has grown from a "joke" to a multi-million dollar highly exclusive t-shirt brand driven by a community of world-wide collectors. Johnny shares his story of growing up with a learning disability and explains how, at age 19, he took his t-shirt brand from the trunk of his rusty car to some of the world's most sought after retail locations.
"The Importance of Being a Global Citizen"
Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and Founder of "Pencils of Promise," an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 300 schools around the world. As one of the nations leading speakers on purpose-based leadership and innovation, he has been featured as a speaker at The White House, the United Nations and the Clinton Global Initiative. Adam empowers his audiences to discover their next big idea.
"The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour"
Through a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance, W. Kamau Bell offers a comedic, topical exploration of the impact of race on American culture and a humorously accurate portrayal of life in the so-called "post-racial" United States. Mr. Bell is an acclaimed comedian and satirist who offers political and social commentary with wit and perspective.
Monday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Our past speakers have included business owners, journalists, philanthropists, activists, politicians, political advisors, athletes, coaches, lawyers, film producers, and even an Oscar nominee. Each speaker has shared a unique perspective on what it means to lead, and how students can strive to make an impact, now and in the future.
Copyright © 2016 Ball State University 2000 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306
800-382-8540 and 765-289-1241