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Colloquia Series featuring Excellence in Teaching Award and Creative Teaching Grant Recipients

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 8:30 AM
The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is pleased to announce its 2019 Colloquia highlighting the previous year’s award winners for Ball State’s Excellence in Teaching Award and Creative Teaching Grant. During the presentation, the award recipient discusses his/her enhanced course or grant project. Learn more.

Gypsy in University Theatre

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:30 PM

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

GYPSY

Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS; Music by JULE STYNE; Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Directed by Beth Turcotte

Guest Musical Directed by Brent Marty

Choreography by Michael Worcel

March 22-23, 26-29 at 7:30 p.m.

March 24, 31 at 2:30 p.m.

March 30 at 8pm

University Theatre

The ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.

Tickets Available Online, at the University Theatre Box Office (Monday-Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.), via phone at 765-285-8749, and 1 hour before each performance.

General Public $18

Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors $15


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School of Art Visiting Artist and Animator John Pomeroy

Contributed by: Andy Beane
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:00 PM
The School of Art is proud to present John Pomeroy as a part of our visiting artist series.

John Pomeroy is an American animator, producer, writer, storyboard artist, character designer, and painter. He started his animation career in 1973 and has worked on animated films such as: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, Banjo the Woodpile Cat, The Fox and the Hound, The Secret of NIMH, Dragon’s Lair, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Pocahontas, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Curious George, and The Simpsons Movie. He has been a supervising or directing animator for over a dozen feature film characters. Pomeroy has worked for Walt Disney Studios as well as Don Bluth Studios in Ireland. He was mentored under famed animator Frank Thomas, one of Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men”. His career spans between the end of the Golden age of animation to today’s current feature length animated films.

John will give a public presentation March 28th at 5pm in AJ 175.
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Spring Choreography Projects in the Korsgaard Dance Studio

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 12:30 PM

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

SPRING CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECTS

Choreography by Class of 2020 Dance Majors

March 22-23 at 7:30 p.m.

March 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Korsgaard Dance Studio

Experience the future of dance during this showcase of original dance.

Tickets Available Online, at the University Theatre Box Office (Monday-Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.), via phone at 765-285-8749, and 1 hour before each performance.

General Public/Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors $6

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Diversity This Week March 18-24, 2019

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 9:30 AM

Check out the complete issue of Diversity This Week Here

Highlights include:

This Week in Diversity Now…

Please watch for information about the time and location for our beneficence vigil where we will remember those people who were the victims of hatred and violence, including those who were recently killed in the two mosques in New Zealand.

Join a discussion to address biases and learn more about students with disabilities.

Learn more about implicit bias through a workshop sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity

Understanding Inclusive Excellence and Learning to Identify Implicit Bias
Session 1, Thursday, March 21 at 10 am - TC 411

Find the week-long list of Women’s Week activities here.

…& looking back
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate in 1972, but eventually failed to be ratified. Read more here.

…and more!

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
Twitter @BallStateOID

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This Week at the David Owsley Museum of Art

Contributed by: Rachel Buckmaster
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 8:30 AM
Special Display for Women's History Month

Visit DOMA for a special opportunity to view several works by women, including works on paper by Lee Krasner, Swoon, Kara Walker, and Judy Youngblood, and objects by Lorna Simpson and Zaha Hadid. These works celebrate Women's Week on campus and will remain on view in the Contemporary Craft gallery through the end of March.



Meditation in the Museum this Friday
March 22, 3:00 p.m.

The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation almost every Friday. This week’s session is led by Dr. George Wolfe and will explore awakening your faculties of insight and realization. All are welcome to attend this free session in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery, David Owsley Museum of Art. Participants are welcome to bring a towel or mat if they wish. Seats provided.

Faculty and staff: You can receive one point towards the LiveWell incentive program for attending Meditation in the Museum.



Docent's Choice Tour this Saturday
March 23, 2:30 p.m.

Join docent Kiya Mullins for a tour of South and Southeast Asian Art in the DOMA collection.

Docent’s Choice Tours are available most Saturdays during the academic year at 2:30 pm. A docent is a volunteer who can lead guided tours at the museum. A museum host and docent will also be available for the hour beforehand to welcome visitors and answer questions.

Meet in Sculpture Court. This is a free event.



Looking Ahead: Final Friday: LOVE on March 29


Mark your calendars for the upcoming Final Friday event at DOMA, when local emcees Braydee Euliss and C.S. Hendershot introduce PechaKucha talks to highlight what is unique, unexpected, and inspiring in Muncie. Enjoy music by DJ Jannell, refreshments, cash bar, art, and more. This event is free and open to the community, so bring your friends!



About the David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Avenue in the Fine Arts Building
bsu.edu/DOMA
Muncie's Gateway to the World of Art

The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University houses a world art collection with more than 11,000 works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, and the Americas. DOMA cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through exciting interdisciplinary art exhibitions with engaging displays of the permanent collection in an educational environment that serves both the university and the East Central Indiana region. This semester's special exhibition is Impressions of Love: J. Ottis and Winifred Brady Adams, a Ball State University Centennial Exhibition. Visit our Exhibitions page for details on the show and related programs, events, and workshops.

Admission to the David Owsley Museum of Art is free and open to the public year-round. Free tours are also available for groups. Parking is available at the McKinley Parking Garage and MITS bus stops are nearby.

Visitor hours are:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

DOMA is located in the Fine Arts Building on the northern side of Ball State University's Quad. For more information, call the museum at 765-285-5242 or email artmuseum@bsu.edu. For updates and events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @domaatbsu. Visit our website to download the latest ARTwords newsletter (or view previous issues).
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BOGO Tickets - Molly Tuttle

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 8:00 AM
Molly Tuttle
Mar. 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall
Coffee and Cabernet Series

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Molly’s lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting make her a star on the rise. Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid-fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It’s a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barnstorming songwriting.

Tickets
Ball State staff/faculty/alumni tickets are buy one normally priced, adult ticket get one free (BOGO). Tickets are $19 in advance or $24 at the door. Youth tickets (18 & under) are $5. Visit the Emens Box office or call 765-285-1539 for more information.
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$5 Tickets for Molly Tuttle!

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 8:00 AM

Molly Tuttle
Mar. 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall
Coffee and Cabernet Series

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Molly’s lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting make her a star on the rise. Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid-fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It’s a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barnstorming songwriting.

Tickets
With a valid Ball State Student ID, student tickets are just $5 at the Emens Box office. Call 765-285-1539 for more information.
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Snapshots in the Cave Theatre

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Friday, 15 March 2019 12:30 PM

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

SNAPSHOTS

By CYNTHIA MERCATI

Directed by Talon Reed Cooper

March 19-23 at 7:30 p.m.

March 23, 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Cave Theatre

Snapshots is the story of three women. Through their search for identity, they encounter bumps and detours along the way.

Tickets Available Online, at the University Theatre Box Office (Monday-Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.), via phone at 765-285-8749, and 1 hour before each performance.

General Public/Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors $6

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Volunteers needed for Commencement on May 4

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019 9:30 AM

The Office of the President is in need of volunteers for Spring Commencement on May 4.

Learn more.

Upcoming School of Music Events: March 12-23

Contributed by: Melissa Kraman
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019 9:30 AM
Here are a few of the concerts, recitals, and events coming up in the School of Music. More details on these events and up-to-date information on all School of Music offerings can be found on our online Calendar of Events. All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Implicit Bias & Solutions

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 9:00 AM
Would you like to learn more about implicit bias and develop solutions for lessening their impact at the university? Attend the Office of Institutional Diversity's two-part workshop series:


Session 1, Thursday, March 21 at 9 am
"Understanding Inclusive Excellence and Learning to Identify Implicit Bias"

At this session, we will explore definitions of diversity and inclusive excellence and explore examples of micro-aggressions and implicit biases.

Session 2, Wednesday, April 3 at 1 pm
"Responding to Implicit Bias: Supportive Strategies for Everyday Solutions"

At this session, we will review the sources of implicit biases and develop strategies to respond non-defensively and proactively for positive outcomes.

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
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AAUW Work Smart Online

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 8:30 AM

Now You Can Work Smarter

By this point, you’ve likely heard about Work Smart Online, the American Association of University Women offers a free, one-hour training that helps women negotiate for higher pay and become better communicators. Now, the tool is even easier to use. We’ve improved it so you can navigate directly to the topics that interest you — whether that’s pay gap facts or negotiating tips — rather than being required to move through the course sequentially. Customize the learning experience to meet your needs!

READ MORE

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 3:30 PM
Ball State University's College of Sciences and Humanities is seeking nominations for the 2019 Bernadette H. Perham Scholarship. Learn more.

Upcoming School of Music Events: March 12-23

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 8:00 AM
Here are a few of the concerts, recitals, and events coming up in the School of Music. More details on these events and up-to-date information on all School of Music offerings can be found on our online Calendar of Events.

Faculty Artist Series - Tuesday, March 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
49th Annual Festival of New Music - March 14-16 | Sursa Performance Hall
Faculty Artist Series - Sunday, March 17 | 12 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Faculty Artist Series - Sunday, March 17 | 3 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Guest Keynote - Sunday, March 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Recording Workshop - Monday, March 18 | 2 to 7 p.m. | 2nd floor Music Instruction Building
Faculty Artist Series - Monday, March 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall
Guitar Ensemble - Tuesday, March 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital - Wednesday, March 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall
Women of Song - Wednesday, March 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Voice Studio Recital - Friday, March 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall
Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band (ticketed)- Friday, March 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
13th Annual School of Music Vocal Competition
- Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Trombone Studio Recital - Saturday, March 23 | 5 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall

Learn more.

Public Forums Scheduled for Candidates for Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning

Contributed by: Angie Zahner
Published: Thursday, 07 March 2019 2:00 PM
The Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning is pleased to welcome four finalists to campus. Learn more.

March Newsletter

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Friday, 01 March 2019 4:00 PM
Happy March, Ball State! With springtime just around the corner, we have so many awesome shows coming to Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall this month. We can't wait to see YOU at these spectacular events!

Mar. 9 at 2:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers.
The disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. This top-notch presentation includes high flying Frisbee dogs, tight wire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and of course, the one and only Sammie the Talking Dog!


Mar. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!”


Mar. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Molly’s lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting make her a star on the rise. Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid-fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It’s a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barnstorming songwriting.


Mar. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences in classical jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.

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The Sound of Music
Mar. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary successes a live television production when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired at the end of 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
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March Newsletter

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 25 February 2019 8:00 AM
Happy March, Ball State! So many great shows are coming to Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall this month, and we can't wait to share the experience with YOU!

Mutts Gone Nuts
Mar. 9 at 2:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers.
The disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. This top-notch presentation includes high flying Frisbee dogs, tight wire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and of course, the one and only Sammie the Talking Dog!


Something Rotten!
Mar. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!”.


Molly Tuttle
Mar. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals.
Molly’s lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting make her a star on the rise.
Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid-fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It was a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barnstorming songwriting.


Ryan & Ryan: Kickin' the Clouds Away
Mar. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.

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The Sound of Music
Mar. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

THE SOUND OF MUSIC! The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences. We waited for a moment when we could rediscover THE SOUND OF MUSIC as it was originally created. Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show—and a very big hit at that! The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It's like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well. It's also a reminder of why this show is such an evergreen.
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2019 In Print Festival of First Books (In Print XIV)

Contributed by: Matthew Mullins
Published: Friday, 22 February 2019 1:00 PM
In Print XIV featuring poet Chen Chen, fiction writer Maria Romasco Moore, creative nonfiction writer Dustin Parsons and Editor Allison Joseph.

Reading: March 20th, 7:30 PM, AJ 175
Panel Discussion: March 21st 7:30 PM AJ 175

For more information contact Dr. Matt Mullins, Director of Creative Writing at mbmullins@bsu.edu or visit the English Department’s blog at https://blogs.bsu.edu/english/
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2019 Spring Shout Songwriting Competition

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 AM
The Ball State University School of Music is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Spring Shout Songwriting Competition, open to all Ball State students ages 18-27. Song material must be your original work and you must be a musician.

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to perform with your band at Be Here Now. Don’t have your own backing band for your live performance? No problem! Use our MMP Studio Band (drums, bass, guitar, and keyboard). The event will be adjudicated by Ball State Music Media Production Faculty and a surprise judge. There will be a jury prize and an audience vote, so bring your friends!


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VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 2:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Read about their upcoming seminars, and contact the Fellows below to apply to be a part of the projects:
  • Fall 2019: Jill Christman, English - "Rape Culture in the Age of #MeToo"
  • Fall 2019: Laura Romano, English - "Makerspaces: Opportunities for Cultural Identity in Post-Industrial Cities"
Learn more.

Spring 2019 Commencement: College Ceremonies

Contributed by: Emily Gralak
Published: Thursday, 24 January 2019 11:00 AM
Here are the times and locations of the Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies. Learn more.

SoTL Studio featuring Ball State faculty resumes for spring semester

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Friday, 11 January 2019 3:30 PM
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Studio brings faculty together to discuss the process of turning teaching into scholarship. Hear from those who have published SoTL research, view examples, and share your ideas with colleagues. Mellisa Holtzman (Sociology) will serve as facilitator for the series.

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