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You are cordially invited to F.U.N. Muncie, Friday, October 9, 2015, noon – 2 pm!

Contributed by: Ruby Cain
Published: Friday, 02 October 2015 6:45 PM

It Is Well With My Soul presents F.U.N. Muncie in collaboration with Muncie Big Read

Friday, October 9, 2015, noon – 2:00 pm

Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1020 E. Jackson St, Muncie, IN

Culture and History: Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion (Muncie Big Read Event)

Read the book (Fahrenheit 451), see the movie, and join us in an exhilarating and thought-provoking discussion, within the context of culture and history. You will have a chance to win a free book.

Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953. This was the year that the Korean War ended. World War II had ended less than a decade before. In 1954 Voice of America began broadcasting jazz music around the world. The book discussion will address the storyline’s link to trends in politics, music, literature, and technology.


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For information, contact Dr. Ruby Cain at or (765) 285-9126.

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Scholarship for summer language study abroad

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Thursday, 01 October 2015 2:00 PM

The Critical Language Scholarship could fund your study of one of these languages during the summer of 2016:
Arabic - Azerbaijani - Bangla - Chinese - Hindi – Indonesian - Japanese
Korean - Persian - Punjabi - Russian – Swahili – Turkish - Urdu

To learn more, attend an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 7, OR Thursday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m., in TC 111. Visit for details about the scholarship.

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Register for the Ball State Partners in Communication Network

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 4:30 PM
All Ball State community members are invited to become partner communicators in the creation of and adherence to the Ball State brand and message. Learn more.

School of Art presents "Beyond Animation” exhibit now through Oct. 22

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 3:00 PM
The School of Art presents "Beyond Animation,” an exhibit celebrating the fine art works of Animation and Visual Effects artists when they are not working in a professional studio.
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This Week at the David Owsley Museum of Art

Contributed by: Hailey Beard
Published: Tuesday, 29 September 2015 4:30 PM
The David Owsley Museum of Art
Thursday, October 1
    5-8 PM
    Art and About: ArtsWalk

To celebrate ArtsWalk and to bring DOMA to downtown Muncie, docents and staff will be on hand at Canan Commons with art activities and giveaways

Friday, October 2
    3:30 PM
    Meditation in the Museum

Join George Wolfe for meditation and meet in the David Owsley Gallery of Asian Art a 45-minute session. Dr. Wolfe is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Saturday, October 3
    2:30 PM
    Docent's Choice Tour: South and Southeast Asian Art

Docents select works of art in the featured gallery to discuss. The guides will be available after the Docent's Choice tour to answer questions.
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Midterm Feedback Service available Fall 2015

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Monday, 14 September 2015 8:00 AM
Why wait until after finals to receive student feedback? The Office of Educational Excellence can assist in gathering student feedback at midterm allowing you to make adjustments prior to the end of the semester. Our Midterm Feedback Service can be provided as a facilitated face-to-face session with your students or as an online survey.
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Webinars with Distinguished Music & Arts Scholars

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:00 AM
Students, faculty, and staff of Ball State University are invited to attend any of the following webinars with distinguished music and arts scholars from around the world. The lectures will last approximately one hour each, and audience members will have opportunities to ask questions of the speaker. Learn more.

Plan Your Class-Related Museum Visit Today

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Monday, 17 August 2015 9:30 AM
The David Owsley Museum of Art provides free guided tours for any Ball State class or community group. Self-guided and special object study visits are also available. To plan your visit select your topic, date, and time, and then schedule it online. Group visits should be scheduled at least 2 – 3 weeks in advance. Learn more.

Fall 2015 Exhibition Preview

Contributed by: Hailey Beard
Published: Monday, 20 July 2015 8:30 AM
Fall 2015
Exhibition preview

September 24 – December 27, 2015

With Watercolor: Content via Technique
Guest curated by Brian Gordy
(Special Exhibitions Galleries)

This exhibition displays a selection from the David Owsley Museum of Art’s notable collection of watercolors that have inspired contemporary Indiana watercolorist Brian Gordy. This show focuses on the transparency of the watercolor medium and explores the powerful connection between technique and content. Gordy will also present public demonstrations of a variety of watercolor techniques.

Being There / Presence
Guest curated by Professor Mark Sawrie
(Brown Study Room)

Professor Mark Sawrie explores the concept of human presence and experience in a place of palpable ambiance through the medium of photography. Being There / Presence is part of a new series of guest-curated exhibitions by Ball state University faculty members that routinely utilize the David Owsley Museum of Art’s collection as an integral component of the classroom experience.
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