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Entrepreneur and philanthropist to speak at Ball State Commencement

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 2:30 PM
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Robert G. Hunt, a 1969 graduate of the Ball State, will give the University’s main address May 5 at Spring Commencement.
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"Pride of Mid-America" Marching Band

Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 2:00 PM
Join the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band this fall!

Do you play a woodwind or brass instrument? Simply enroll in the class: MUSC 340 2D (CRN 24238).

Audition Camp: May 6, 1pm-9pm, Music Instruction Building
Must participate on May 6 to get invited to auditions on August 9
Register Here to get audition music and additional info:

Color Guard
Final audition date: April 28, 1pm-5pm, Ball Gym
Register here for additional info:


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This Week - Public Lecture by guest composer Daron Hagen

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 12:30 PM
The School of Music is proud to present a public lecture by composer Daron Hagen, along with a vocal master class. Mr. Hagen’s 3-day residency will conclude with a lecture and presentation of arias from his opera Amelia with Doctor of Arts student Kelci Kosin and the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Master of Music student Matthew Cooperman. All events are free and open to the public.

Anyone interested in music composition, opera, performance, and learning how create art will enjoy this presentation.
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Don't Miss Cinderella: A Ballet

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 10:00 AM
Cinderella: A Ballet
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Directed by Susan Koper
Choreography by Susan Koper and Jerome Stigler

April 25-28 at 7:30pm;
April 28 at 2:30pm
University Theatre

The classic fairy tale comes to life through dance, music, costumes, and lights. Set to the famous musical composition by Sergei Prokofiev, this dazzling ballet features Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and the Fairies of the Four Seasons who help Cinderella overcome her mean-spirited stepsisters and find her Prince.

Tickets can be purchased online,
at the Box Office (directly across from Bracken Library),
or by calling 765-285-8749

This MAP will help you find University Theatre
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Sign-up for Summer Concert Band

Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 10:00 AM
Dear Colleagues:
It is not to late to participate in the BSU Summer Concert Band. This is a fun and rewarding experience that has continued to grow for the past few summers.
For those of you not familiar with the Summer Concert Band, here are some of the details:
1) The ensemble rehearses four times and presents one concert.
2) Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 7:00-9:30 pm in MI 152. Our first rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, May 15. Subsequent rehearsals will be held on May 22, May 29, and June 5.
3) Our concert will take place on Wednesday, June 6 at 5:30 pm in Sursa Hall. We will share the concert with the Summer Jazz Band.
4) The atmosphere is light and we have a great time making music and enjoying the process. We typically play a wide variety of music (standard repertoire, movie music, popular charts, musicals, marches, etc.)
Here are a couple of answers to frequently asked questions:
If you have to miss a rehearsal (or part of a rehearsal) due to vacation plans or something else, that's fine. So long as you are able to participate in a majority of the rehearsal time, you are more than welcome to join.
BSU students may enroll for credit (MUSC 340C) if desired, but this is not a requirement to participate.
You can participate in both the Summer Concert Band and Jazz Band if you wish.

If you would like to participate, please contact or call 765-285-9178 as soon as possible, so we can make a folder for you. Please indicate your instrument and provide your contact information.

I hope to see many of you this summer!

Dr. Thomas Caneva
Director of Bands

Ensembles Office
Ball State University
School of Music
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BSU Spring pottery sale this week W-F

Contributed by: Ted Neal
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 9:00 AM
Spring pottery sale
Wednesday April 25th - Friday 27th
10 - 6 daily
Atrium of the Art and Journalism building

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This Week at DOMA

Contributed by: Rachel Buckmaster
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 8:30 AM
Final Friday: PLACE—this Friday!

Join us from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 27 when emcees Braydee Euliss and Paul Shortt introduce PechaKucha talks to Muncie to highlight what is unique, unexpected, and inspiring in our city.

Enjoy music by DJ Jannell, refreshments, cash bar, art, a look at the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955, and more. Click link above for full schedule of speakers and artist demonstrations.

*PechaKucha, Japanese for "chit chat," is a concise presentation format where 20 images are timed to automatically advance every 20 seconds as a presenter talks along. Each presentation lasts only 6 minutes, 40 seconds. This is an informal and fun gathering where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, snaps—just about anything, really—in the PechaKucha format.

Last Meditation in the Museum of the semester this Friday

The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided mediation most Fridays. This week’s free guided meditation is led by the Counseling Center and will take place in the upstairs section of the Diebenkorn exhibition. All are welcome to attend this session on Friday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m.

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

Last Docent’s Choice Tour of the semester this Saturday

Enjoy a cross-cultural tour about tranquility found in art with docent Megan McGuine on Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m.

This year's featured themes were developed by Dr. Lara Kuykendall's AHS 450 Museum Theory and Practice students in partnership with DOMA for the DOMA Art Project App (available for free download on GooglePlay or iTunes for your smart device).

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

Meet in the Sculpture Court. This is a free event.

Save the Date: Art in Bloom 2018, May 18-20

Art in Bloom is an annual event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by the region’s top floral designers. An opening reception on Friday, May 18 is a fundraiser supporting the museum’s programs and acquisitions. The floral creations will be displayed for the public with free admission throughout the May 19-20 weekend.

Visit our website to for more information or to purchase tickets for the May 18 reception.

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

The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University houses a world art collection with over 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.

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 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 Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @domaatbsu for updates. Visit our web site to download the latest newsletter (or view previous issues).
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Spring Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018 9:00 AM
Online course evaluations for the spring semester are now available. We strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on your classes before the evaluations close at midnight Friday, May 4. Visit Learn more.

Invitation to Join the Summer Chorus

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018 9:00 AM
Ball State's Summer Chorus is open to students, faculty, staff, and community singers. This fun, invigorating music experience is led by Ball State conducting faculty. Each series holds Monday night rehearsals, then performs a light concert in Sursa Performance Hall. Students may register to earn credit for the course (MUSC 351) or participate as an extra-curricular event. Learn more.

Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:00 AM
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Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018 8:30 AM
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