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Shrek The Musical

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 1:30 PM
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Bill Jenkins and Sutton Foster
Musical direction by Michael Elliott
Choreography by Megan E. Farley

Show Times:
March 31 and April 1, 2, 4-9 at 7:30 p.m.
April 2, 8, 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Information
Tickets can be purchased at the University Theatre Box Office from Noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance or online.
Box Office Phone: 765-285-8749

The department is pleased to welcome back Sutton Foster to co-direct Shrek The Musical,
for which she originated the role of Princess Fiona on Broadway. Based
on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, the Tony Award-winning
musical features the same beloved characters, with some interesting
twists. Shrek, the ogre content to live alone, plans to confront the
prince to allow the fairy tale misfits to go back to their homes so he
can remain a recluse. After being saved by Shrek, the overly friendly
and fiercely loyal Donkey insists on joining him, and together they
attempt to rescue Princess Fiona, who has her own dark secrets to hide.
Fun for the whole family, Shrek The Musical proves that beauty truly is in the eye of the ogre.
Shrek The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Tickets for “Shrek the Musical” cost $18 for the general public and $15 for students, staff, faculty and senior citizens. New this year for University Theatre Mainstage productions is a ticket price of $10 for children 12 and under.

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Language Night

Contributed by: Huda Al Herz
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:00 AM
Language Night will be on March 31st from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the Yuhas Room of the Rinker Center for International Programs (Student Center, room 102). Learn more.

Become a Host Family! BSU Campus High School

Contributed by: Brandy Reichle
Published: Monday, 27 March 2017 8:00 AM
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities is ranked the #1 public high school in the state and the #3 public high school in the U.S. by The Academy is conveniently located on Ball State's campus, right next to Burris. This fall, our international program will include up to 20 new and returning exchange students from various countries. Four new international juniors are already waiting to be matched with local host families and host applications are now being accepted for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Once you complete the application process, you can view their detailed profiles and stories, read teacher and parent letters, view student photos, and be matched!  Join us!

View our informational flyer here: Host Family Opportunity Info!

Questions or to hear more? Contact Brandy Reichle at or (765)285-8130.
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Meet the Creators of Conservation Tales

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Friday, 24 March 2017 10:59 AM
Heading to the April ArtsWalk in downtown Muncie? Look for the Conservation Tales team at Twin Arches Brew Pub, 117 W. Charles St. in Muncie. We'll be there from 5-9 p.m. on April 6, 2017. Learn more.

The Chirpies - Featuring Guest Artist Chase Bryant

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:00 PM
Chase Bryant will bring his high energy live show to Emens Auditorium April 10 as the headliner for the 2017 Chirpies. The Ball State Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the nation’s first digital sports production program, Ball State Sports Link, will present the university’s third annual student-athlete awards show. Bryant will perform throughout the awards show, including a post show concert. Additional presenters and guests will be announced soon. Learn more.

Enrichment Program for Middle School Students

Contributed by: Julie Tuttle Davis
Published: Tuesday, 07 March 2017 4:00 PM
In this FREE hands-on writing workshop aimed at middle school students, Indiana Academy instructor Dr. Margaret Smith will have students write their own poems of praise after learning about the anonymous praise poets of 8th century England and modern South American poet Pablo Neruda. Learn more.

Summer Academy for high school students to be held July 9 - 21

Contributed by: Lori Pence
Published: Friday, 24 February 2017 11:30 AM
DesignWorks Summer Academy, for high school sophomores and juniors, has been called an "immersive, intensive, team-driven, college level experience," and we'd agree.

Students will experience life as a college student while staying in the residence halls and attending college courses taught by faculty from the College of Architecture and Planning.

Field trips, participating in competitive projects, learning from profession speakers, are included in the fee. For admission requirements, dates, and to apply go to Questions? Contact Lori Pence at (765) 285-5879.
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Upcoming Events at the Brown Planetarium

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017 11:30 AM
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Pendulum – A Special Musical Event
Friday: January 13 @ 6:30pm and @ 8pm for a special Friday late-night showing
Saturday: January 14 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

Tour of the Winter Sky
Fridays: January 20, 27 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: January 21, 28 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

Saturn & Beyond
Fridays: February 10, 17, 24 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: February 11, 18, 25 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

To Space & Back
Fridays: March 3, 24 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: March 4, 25 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

2017 Solar Eclipse
Fridays: March 31 & April 7, 14 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: April 1, 8, 15 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.
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Indiana Academy Preview Days

Contributed by: Julie Tuttle Davis
Published: Thursday, 08 December 2016 4:30 PM
The Indiana Academy provides a world class education for high ability high school students. For the third year in a row has ranked us the #1 public high school in Indiana. We’re also ranked #3 best high school in the nation and our teachers are ranked #2. Learn more about attending the Indiana Academy at an upcoming Preview Day.
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