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Music Performing Opportunities On Campus

Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Friday, 01 July 2016 10:00 AM
Ensemble performance opportunities are open to both music majors and non-music majors. Learn more.

Empower Yourself with Printing Toolbox

Contributed by: Stacey Grosh
Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2016 7:30 AM
Discover how Printing Toolbox can help with your printing and design needs. Our Ball State branded templates are easy to use and require no special technical skills.
Learn more.

The Entrepreneurial Experience -- MGT 241

Contributed by: Jenny Johnson
Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 4:00 PM
Interested in entrepreneurship? One of the most popular classes at BSU is MGT 241: The Entrepreneurial Experience and we just opened up another section. Check it out:
          • New Section: MGT 241 @ 9:30am-10:35am on Tuesday and Thursday

          Learn more.

          Bassist from Walk the Moon Guest Lectures Music Course

          Contributed by: Adam McLachlan
          Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:30 AM
          The School of Music is pleased to announce that Ball State University alumnus Kevin Ray of the band Walk the Moon will be guest lecturer for the fall class MUSC 299X-3 “Surviving the Music Business: Insights from Active Professionals” (CRN: 26949) with instructor Daniel Porter.
          Learn more.

          INDIANA ACADEMY SEEKING HOST FAMILIES – Yeqi, Amy, Jeff and Kerwin - BSU campus AY 2016-2017

          Contributed by: Brandy Reichle
          Published: Thursday, 23 June 2016 8:30 AM
          Hello Ball State family!

          The Indiana Academy high school, on BSU's campus, is seeking four loving host families for the upcoming school year.  Please consider joining this wonderful program today.

          Host families come in all shapes and sizes: Academy/Burris/Central/St. Mary's families (etc), younger children, older children, college-age or adult children, no children, empty-nesters, singles, etc. Anyone interested in becoming a host family is encouraged to apply.

          Don't miss out on this opportunity! Together, we are changing to world and connecting with wonderful children from around the globe. We'd love to have you as part of this exciting program. Join us!

          The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, & Humanities
          Ball State University, Wagoner Hall
          Phone: (765) 285-8130
          Learn more.

          Paint the Park Day to Bring Color to McCulloch Park

          Contributed by: Anna Beyer
          Published: Wednesday, 22 June 2016 9:30 AM
          Whitely Community Council, the Muncie Parks Department, and Muncie Delaware Clean and Beautiful invite you to paint the town pastel Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. till at least 3 p.m., during Paint the Park Day at McCulloch Park. Learn more.


          Contributed by: Jenny Johnson
          Published: Wednesday, 25 May 2016 1:00 PM

          The AmeriCorps Program, part of the State Office of Volunteerism within the Department of Health and Social Services, is seeking applications for a new member to serve as an Instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid in East Central Indiana beginning September 2016.
          Learn more.

          Looking for a Summer Class? Take ENG 206: Reading Literature!

          Contributed by: Eva Snider
          Published: Monday, 25 April 2016 1:00 PM
          Will you be in Muncie this summer? Are you looking for classes to take? Look no further. ENG 206: Reading Literature with Vanessa Rapatz will take place during Summer Session 2. This course will expose you to a wide range of exciting literature—everything from Shakespeare to Vonnegut. Even better, you can get UCC Tier 1 Humanities credit for ENG 206! Sign up now via Banner! If you have any questions, Dr. Rapatz ( is always happy to answer them. Learn more.

          2016-2017 Virginia B. Ball Center Fellows (Updates)

          Contributed by: Laura Huffman
          Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 4:00 PM
          2016-2017 Virginia B. Ball Center Fellows (Updates)
          The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce four fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. In keeping with the experimental nature of VBC, this year’s fellows will work in two yearlong partnerships, creating their interdisciplinary products over two semesters of investigation.

          Check out the Press Release on

          Learn more.


          Contributed by: Laura Huffman
          Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016 11:00 AM

          Students, are you interesting in getting involved in an immersive learning project? Consider applying to one of the upcoming Virginia B. Ball Center seminars. Recruitment is currently underway, and we're seeking student participants for involvement this summer, and throughout the entire upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. (Students who get involved during the summer semester will have the opportunity to apply to continue their involvement in the project into the fall semester.) Review the upcoming VBC projects below, and then contact the Fellows for additional information.
          Learn more.

          2016-17 Diversity Associates Program

          Contributed by: Julie Eiser
          Published: Monday, 04 April 2016 10:00 AM

          The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2016-2017 Diversity Associates Program.

          Materials to submit for consideration are:

          The Diversity Associate Cover Sheet with chairperson signature

          • A two page summary of the project*

          • A one page summary of project goals/expected outcomes

          • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

          The Diversity Associate application deadline is September 2, 2016.

          Materials should be sent to Please contact Dr. Charlene Alexander,, if you have any questions.

          The deadline for submission of the completed 2016-17 Diversity Associate project is May 1, 2017.

          Learn more.

          Check Out These Great Immersive Learning Courses from the English Department!

          Contributed by: Eva Snider
          Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016 10:00 AM
          The English Department is now the home of three--that's right, three!--immersive learning courses. If you're interested in publishing, editing, graphic design, digital humanities, marketing, publicity, or professional writing, one of our immersive courses might be right for you! Even better, we can work with you to figure out how any of these courses fits into your own program of study.
          Learn more.

          New Immersive Course: Jacket Copy Creative!

          Contributed by: Eva Snider
          Published: Monday, 28 March 2016 2:00 PM
          This Fall, the English Department (in conjunction with the Professional Writing minor) is going to be launching a brand new immersive learning course: Jacket Copy Creative!

          Jacket Copy Creative will be a team of students like you working to manage the public communications of two real-world organizations: Whitely Community Council and the Ball State English Department.

          If you become a part of Jacket Copy Creative, you’ll work with your peers and me to produce promotional materials, manage social media, maintain websites, edit blogs, conduct focus groups, and much more. This is an incredible opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in a variety of fields, including editing/publishing, content marketing, public relations, graphic design, web development, strategic communications, and social media management.

          For more information on Jacket Copy Creative, check out our blog post all about this new opportunity.

          Learn more.

          2016-2017 Virginia B. Ball Center Fellows

          Contributed by: Laura Huffman
          Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016 5:00 PM

          Summer 2016 & Fall 2016: Water Quality Indiana
          Adam J. Kuban (Journalism)
          Lee J. Florea (Geological Sciences)

          Fall 2016 & Spring 2017: Book Arts Collaborative
          Sarojini Johnson (School of Art)
          Rai Peterson (Department of English)
          Learn more.