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Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Friday, 30 September 2016 1:30 PM
Dear Colleague and Music Lover,

I write with the exciting news that Ball State University will once again serve as the host site for the North American preliminary round of the XIII Hastings (England) International Piano Concerto Competition (HIPCC), being held from October 7-9 in our acclaimed Sursa Hall. The other worldwide preliminary round sites are Tokyo, Japan; London, England; and Hanover, Germany. The HIPCC is one of Europe’s most prestigious piano competitions.

I invite you to attend the preliminary round where 38 pianists from throughout the United States will perform. These young pianists, ranging in age from 20-30, hail from the most acclaimed conservatories and schools of music across North America. Many of them are already prize-winners in national and international competitions. Tickets are just $15 per day ($10 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for Ball State faculty, staff, and students) and can be purchased at the Emens Box Office in advance, currently located at the Sursa Hall Box Office due to construction, or by phone at 765-285-1539. The Sursa Box Office will be open each day of the competition, so you may come at your convenience.

The night before the competition begins, the winner of last year’s Hastings competition, Tzu-Yin Huang, will perform a solo recital on the School of Music’s Arts Alive Series in Sursa Hall, at 7:30 PM. Anyone who purchases a ticket for this performance may use their ticket stub to get into any or all stages of the preliminary round of the competition for free.

Here is a summary of events (all events are in Sursa Hall):

Solo Piano Recital - Tzu-Yin Huang
Thursday, October 6: 7:30pm

Competition Audition Schedule:
Friday, October 7: 10:00am - 6:15pm
Saturday, October 8: 10:00am - 6:45pm
Sunday, October 9: 9:30am - 6:45pm

The top pianists from our preliminary auditions will advance to the next and final stages of the competition in Hastings from February 23-March 4, 2017.

I hope to see you here for this wonderful event!

Warm regards,
Dr. Robert Palmer
Mauzy-Porter Distinguished Professor of Piano
Ball State University
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Saturday Program in the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016 9:00 AM
Community Artists Invitation Day - Sketch and paint “en plein air”.

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Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle - Empowering Entrepreneurs

Contributed by: Melissa Ginotti
Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016 7:30 AM
Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle is coming to speak on campus this Monday, October 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall as a part of the Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series. Admission is FREE and open to the public.



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Room Correction: "Living as American Muslims in the Midwest."

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:00 PM
You are invited to attend a panel and discussion

"Living as American Muslims in the Midwest."

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
7:30-9:00pm
Student Center Cardinal Hall B

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New Perspectives Panel "Living as American Muslims in the Midwest."

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:00 PM
You are invited to attend a panel and discussion

"Living as American Muslims in the Midwest"

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
7:30-9:00pm
Pruis Hall
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Free HIV Testing!!!

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 1:00 PM
Confidential HIV Testing Provided by Heartland Community Services Foundation
When: Wednesday, October 5th
Time: 10 am – 2 pm (by appointment)
Where: Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education located in Health Center, Rm 201
CALL NOW for Your Appointment: 765-285-3775 (You will only be asked for your first name to hold the appointment)

*No Food or Drink at Least 15 Minutes Before Your appointment*
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Free Concert with Indiana Academy Alum Kara Claudy

Contributed by: Julie Tuttle Davis
Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:30 AM
Kara Claudy, songwriter, singer, recording artist, and graduate of the Indiana Academy (Class of 2007) will be performing at Pruis Hall on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more.

#blacklivesmatter: Rethinking Children's & YA Lit magazine submissions

Contributed by: Lyn Jones
Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:00 AM
Submission Call: Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Read for Change
Fall 2016 Volume 3, Issue 4
Theme: #blacklivesmatter

Edited by Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ball State University, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones with George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Multimedia, Jennifer Palilonis, Ball State University iMedia, teacher education, and creative writing Ball State students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married stories, art, activism and multi modal delivery for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social and educational justice.

Diversity in children’s literature is critical in constructing culture and community identity. We grow up and are conditioned by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. This gatekeeping that happens at home, in schools, and in communities often prevents new stories, different stories, rewritten stories from being consumed, read, and valued as quality literature.

Learn more about our magazine, it’s features, and how do download the magazine for free to your smart phone or tablet at our website, www.rethinkingkidlit.com

Join the conversation!
Twitter https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit
Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit

We are seeking original submissions to feature in each section of our upcoming Volume 3, Issue 4 of Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature. This issue will be themed to address children’s or young adult works that focus on #blacklivesmatter.

From the Expert: Children’s book writers, librarians, and scholars are encouraged to write a 500 to 750 original essay and video or audio record that essay sharing, encouraging, or persuading us why or how to read for change. Include a picture of yourself, a bio, and a link to your website or information.
Featured Book: Create an original book trailer that is 60 to 90 seconds in length and includes text, sound, and imagery. No copyright violations. Write a 125 to 200-word piece About the Author of this featured book, and a 125 to 200 word annotated Book Review of the featured book.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Write and illustrate or animate an original children’s picture book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Rewrite and illustrate or animate a public domain classic children’s literature book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.

• Please do not submit work that has been previously published or that you are simultaneously submitting.
• Please format your written work in Times New Roman, 12-pt, single-spaced and submit as a .doc or .docx file.
• Include your name, email address, phone number on the first page of your document.
• Graphic imagery should be submitted as an EPS, PDF, or Adobe Illustrator (AI) file.
• Print imagery can be high resolution scanned and saved as a jpeg.
• Save your files with your last name_title.
• Videos can be submitted as an MP4 files or as a Youtube link.

Email submissions by November 1, 2016 to ljones2@bsu.edu.

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Faculty and Student Opportunities at the David Owsley Museum of Art

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Thursday, 15 September 2016 4:30 PM
David Owsley Museum of Art offers free special exhibition-related opportunities for faculty and students for teaching and learning through art. Learn more.

University Singers Band - Immediate Opening for Trumpet

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:00 AM
The University Singers has an immediate opening for a trumpet player.

University Singers Band
IMMEDIATE OPENING - TRUMPET
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 7-9:45 p.m.
On-campus performances, Run-out gigs, and other travel for performances.

If interested, contact Band Manager Dylan Alder at dkalder@bsu.edu.
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Webinars with Distinguished Music & Arts Scholars

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Tuesday, 30 August 2016 7:30 AM
Students, faculty, and staff of Ball State University are invited to attend webinars with distinguished music and arts scholars from around the world. Each lecture will last approximately one hour, and audience members will have opportunities to ask questions of the speakers. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Palmer in the School of Music, at cmpalmer@bsu.edu.
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Plan Your Class-Related Museum Visit Today

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Thursday, 25 August 2016 5:00 PM
The David Owsley Museum of Art offers free tours, self-guided visits, collection viewing, and object study opportunities. Learn more.

On Sale Today - Jeremy Camp: I Will Follow Tour

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Friday, 29 July 2016 9:00 AM
On Friday, November 4, Jeremy Camp will come to Emens Auditorium for a night filled with worship and ministry. The show at Emens Auditorium will boast some of Camp’s classic hits such as “Same Power,” “Christ in Me” and “He Knows.” The show will feature support from Love and the Outcome and Royce Lovett. Learn more.

Special Half-Priced Offer for Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus LIVE!

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Tuesday, 26 July 2016 10:30 AM
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Learn more.

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