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REMINDER: You're invited to the Fall Opening Convocation on Friday

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017 4:00 PM
You're invited to join us for the Fall Opening Convocation at 9 a.m. Friday, August 18.

8-9 a.m. — Continental Breakfast, Main Floor Lobby, Emens Auditorium

9 a.m. — Assembly in Emens Auditorium

• Remarks by Provost Marilyn Buck
• Remarks by President Geoffrey Mearns
• Presentation of Awards to Outstanding Faculty and Professional Personnel

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The Ball State University Singers has immediate openings for instrumentalists

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017 9:00 AM

Trumpet I & II
Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Bari)
Trombone I & II
Bass Guitar

If interested, please contact Alan Alder at or 765-285-3599.
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Marie Douglass Retirement Reception

Contributed by: Ashley Burnett
Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:30 AM
Marie Douglass Retirement Reception
The Office of the Associate Provost invites you to a retirement reception for Marie Douglass.

Friday, August 25, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Music Lounge.

Please come join us in wishing Marie the best in her future endeavors.
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Statement on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Contributed by: Angie Zahner
Published: Tuesday, 08 August 2017 11:30 AM
Ball State University's Statement on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion Learn more.

Youth Symphony Orchestra Announces Opportunity for Beginning String Students

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Thursday, 03 August 2017 3:30 PM
Announcing a wonderful opportunity for beginning string students! The Prelude Orchestra, one of the Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana, will meet Monday afternoons, beginning August 28, in Hargreaves Music Building, on the campus of Ball State University.

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2017/18 Tickets Now on Sale!

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:30 AM
Tickets for all 2017/18 School of Music ticketed concerts are now on sale! Attend most performances for only $5 and witness breathtaking music making from our talented students, faculty, and guest artists. Tickets are available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
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Submissions Being Accepted for Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Friday, 07 July 2017 2:00 PM
Submissions are now being accepted for "Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky". Submit up to three poems with a line limit of 32 lines each. The poems do not have to be entirely about the night sky, but the more the poems relate to the stars, constellations or the moon, the better the chance for publication.
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Summer Exhibition at DOMA

Contributed by: Rachel Buckmaster
Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 9:00 AM
May 19 – September 10, 2017
An exhibition of recently acquired works of art for the David Owsley Museum of Art highlights the medium of photography.

The selection showcases a substantial donation of contemporary photographs from a consortium of artists that includes several university professors. The total gift of 42 photographs by 13 artists is part of a much larger philanthropic campaign called The Museum Project. Established in 2012 by Robert von Sternberg and Darryl Curran, The Museum Project has donated more than 5,000 prints to public and university museums across the United States. The David Owsley Museum of Art is honored to join this group’s effort to enrich the photographic collections at American institutions ranging from the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana.

The photos on display represent a wide variety of genres or types, including conceptual, landscape, figural, portrait, and historical subjects by Barry Anderson, Robert Fichter, Kenda North, Sheila Pinkel, Bonnie Schiffman. Robert von Sternberg, Melanie Walker, Todd Walker, and Nancy Webber. In addition to The Museum Project acquisitions, the current exhibition also features two industrial landscapes by Gunther Cartwright, a professor emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology with ties to Muncie.

The diversity of these images demonstrates the museum’s commitment to offering examples of a wide range of photographic styles and techniques in its teaching collection.

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

Our newest galleries exhibit more than 500 works of art from China, Japan, India, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, as well as from Native American, Mesoamerican, and South American cultures. Together with the existing galleries of European and American art, they represent major world civilizations on six continents.

Admission to the David Owsley Museum of Art is free and open to the public year-round.

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

The David Owsley Museum of Art cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through its collection of original works of art from around the world. DOMA is located in the heart of Ball State University's Old Quad. Housed in the Fine Arts Building, the collection has grown since 1935, and in 2011 was renamed after the grandson of Frank C. Ball and the museum's largest benefactor, David T. Owsley. For more information, call the museum at 765-285-5242 or email

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Piano Instruction Offered for All Ages

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Friday, 21 April 2017 9:00 AM
The School of Music will offer piano instruction for all ages during the fall 2017 semester through the Piano Pedagogy Program. All lessons and classes are in the Hargreaves Music Building.

Individuals interested in participating in the program will need to schedule a short interview. Children will need to have at least one parent present for the interview. For more information, please contact Lori Rhoden, professor of music performance and coordinator of piano pedagogy, at 765-285-5449 or
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