News Articles in Speakers

April 11, 2016
Ball State alumnus Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud, will be the Spring Commencement speaker.
January 28, 2016
Diversity activist and co-star of “Breaking Bad” RJ Mitte and entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson are among the speakers at Ball State this spring.
January 11, 2016
Former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will speak at Ball State about “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. His speech in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of the events during the university’s Unity Week, Jan. 18-23.
December 3, 2015
Fall Commencement imageJohn Seffrin, a Ball State graduate who recently retired as CEO of the American Cancer Society, will be the main speaker for December Commencement.
March 17, 2015
John SchnatterJohn Schnatter, a 1983 Ball State graduate and founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, will speak and receive an honorary degree at the university’s Spring Commencement.
February 4, 2015
Laverne Cox, Rainn Wilson to speak at Ball State Two rising members of television and movie entertainment will visit Ball State as part of Excellence in Leadership series.
January 15, 2015
The MLK Speaker series featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, set for January 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
August 18, 2014
Sheryl WuDunn, Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, and Eric Kuhn will be among Ball State's fall 2014 speakersA Pulitzer Prize recipient and the former front man of Run-DMC are among the speakers coming to campus this fall.
April 28, 2014
Spring Commencement ceremony on the QuadLuke Messer, congressman for Indiana's sixth district, a 19-county region of east central and southeastern Indiana, will deliver the address at Ball State University's annual Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m.
April 18, 2014
Yong Zhou, director of the Institute for Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon, will speak about innovative education models in the age of globalization during an address at 7 p.m. in Emens Auditorium on the Ball State campus.
January 30, 2014
Manjula Talreja, spring speakerHigher education experts Jeff Selingo and Rich DeMillo are among the prominent speakers visiting Ball State University this spring. The schedule also includes philanthropist Lauren Bush Lauren, ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen and Letterman Series lecturers Eric King Watts and Manjula Talreja.
January 13, 2014
September 16, 2013
Fall speaker line up touches all interestsA notable broadcast journalist, legendary basketball coach and A-list film star are among those headlining this fall's line-up of speakers coming to Ball State University.
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
Billy Beane and Jessica Jackley A baseball executive featured in the book and movie “Moneyball” is among several prominent speakers visiting Ball State this spring.
January 17, 2013
Eugene RobinsonEugene 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
Gibbs_Robert.jpgRobert 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.
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