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Enjoy Final Friday on April 29 for What's Creative and Cool

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Thursday, 28 April 2016 10:00 AM
Enjoy a free event for everyone on campus and in the community. Find out what's creative and cool in Muncie! Learn more.

Professor To Host Music Production Summer Camp

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Monday, 25 April 2016 9:00 AM
Robert Willey, director of Music Media Production will be leading a Music Production Summer Camp in audio recording from July 11–13, 2016 in the Music Media Production and Industry studios at Ball State University. High school students ages 14–18 will learn the basics of recording, editing, and mixing using Studio One software. The camp runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each of the three days.
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Summer Workshop: Integrate Common Reader into Class

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Sunday, 24 April 2016 4:30 PM
We are eager to connect with faculty who would like to pursue integrating the 2016-17 Freshman Common Reader, "True American" into their freshmen enrollment course experience during fall 2016.

The three session summer workshop will guide participants through the review and assignment creation process. Participants who complete the process are eligible for stipends. Please contact Melinda Messineo for more details. mmessine@bsu.edu

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2016 Read and Lead - Discussion Group Leaders Needed

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Sunday, 24 April 2016 4:00 PM
The First Year Experience Committee is seeking discussion group leaders for the 2016-17 Freshman Common Reader "Read and Lead"

The book: "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas
E-mail Melinda Messineo at mmessine@bsu.edu to sign up and to receive your copy of the book.

The preparation: Review and prep sessions will be available in early August.

The event: The 45 minute discussions with incoming First Year students occur the afternoon of Sunday August 21st immediately following Convocation.

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Join the Ball State Summer Chorus Today

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 9:00 AM

You are invited to join the Ball State Summer Chorus!

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 four 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.

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“Dancing Towards Change” debuts April 27

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 2:30 PM
Come and see Ball State University's dance concert, “Dancing Towards Change” at University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 27-30. Learn more.

What's Happening in April at DOMA

Contributed by: Hailey Beard
Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2016 1:30 PM

The Counseling Center Presents Meditation in the Museum
Friday | April 1 at 3:30 pm
Weather permitting, this week's meditation will center around mindful eating.
RSVP not necessary, simply stop by. This is a free activity. Recommendation: Bring a towel, blanket or a yoga mat as this activity involves sitting on the floor.
Meditation in the Museum is a program series presented by the Counseling Center with the support of the David Owsley Museum of Art. With questions about the program please feel free to contact Dr. Hodorek at sphodorek@bsu.edu

Docent's Choice Tour: 1 in 3: What Does It Take for You to Be Outraged
Saturday | April 2 at 2:30 pm
Docent Kyrra Clevenger will lead a tour that discusses the museum's current exhibition, 1 in 3. Focusing on gender based violence, Clevenger will inform patrons on the works of art on display in this important and illuminating exhibition.

George Wolfe Leads Meditation in the Museum
Friday | April 8 at 3:30 pm
Silent Meditation sessions are conducted by George Wolfe, Professor Emeritus and former director of the BSU Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. This week's meditation is titled "Practicing Tapasya: transforming anger into positive energy." These sessions last 45 minutes. Meet in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery in front of the Amidha Buddha. Chairs provided; bring a towel, mat, or blanket, if desired.

Saturday | April 9 at 2:30 pm
Taking place in the Pruis Gallery, docent Rich Ruh will lead a tour discussing the decorative arts and contemporary crafts that are on display at the David Owsley Museum of Art.

Exploring Social Issues through Dance and Art with Audra Sokol
Wednesday | April 13 at 12:00 pm
Through a Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry seminar, Professor Sokol and her students are using dance and theatre to explore the connections between standards of beauty, objectivication, and acts of violence in our culture through this discussion titled, "Exploring Social Issues through Dance and Art with Audra Sokol." The spring 2016 special exhibition 1 in 3, developed by the World Bank, offers inspiration as well.
The seminar's community sponsors are A Better Way and Muncie Civic Theatre.
Taking place in the Alumni Center, Meeting Room 2

Neda Wants to Die
Thursday & Friday | April 14 & 15 at 6:00 pm
In conjunction with the special exhibition, 1 in 3: What Does It Take for You to Be Outraged?, see the play that was commissioned by the World Bank.
War rages on. Neda and Laurent need help. Joh, a United Nations officer, collects their stories. He needs to act fast to save them. How much are they willing to share? How far will John go to save them?
A panel discussion follows the performance.
Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center
Recommended for adults due to strong language
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

The Counseling Center Presents Meditation in the Museum
Friday | April 15 at 3:30 pm
This week's meditation will center around coloring meditation with music.
RSVP not necessary, simply stop by. This is a free activity. Recommendation: Bring a towel, blanket or a yoga mat as this activity involves sitting on the floor.
Meditation in the Museum is a program series presented by the Counseling Center with the support of the David Owsley Museum of Art. With questions about the program please feel free to contact Dr. Hodorek at sphodorek@bsu.edu

Docent's Choice Tour: Indiana Art
Saturday | April 16 at 2:30 pm
Docent Faith Gorrell leads a tour discussing the Indiana art that is on display at DOMA.

George Wolfe Leads Meditation in the Museum
Friday | April 22 at 3:30 pm
Silent Meditation sessions are conducted by George Wolfe, Professor Emeritus and former director of the BSU Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. This week's meditation is titled "Liberation From Past Impressions." These sessions last 45 minutes. Meet in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery in front of the Amidha Buddha. Chairs provided; bring a towel, mat, or blanket, if desired.

Docent's Choice Tour: Sculpture Court
Saturday | April 23 at 2:30 pm
Docent Charlie Schaefer leads a tour discussing the works of art on display in the Sculpture Court at DOMA.

Participants will have the chance to tour the exhibition with a staff member and then attend a healing touch workshop led by Peggy Farrer, a registered nurse liaison for St. Vincent Home Health and Hospice, and certified apprentice for Healing Touch International. The after-program's goal is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, facilitating visitors' self-healing process.
$5 per participant; free for Friends members and BSU students
Register online!

Weather permitting, this week's meditation will center around walking meditation.
RSVP not necessary, simply stop by. This is a free activity. Recommendation: Bring a towel, blanket or a yoga mat as this activity involves sitting on the floor.
Meditation in the Museum is a program series presented by the Counseling Center with the support of the David Owsley Museum of Art. With questions about the program please feel free to contact Dr. Hodorek at sphodorek@bsu.edu.
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Ball State University launches free digital literary magazine promoting diversity in children’s and young adult literature

Contributed by: Lyn Jones
Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 3:00 PM
We are shaped by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. Diversity in children’s and young adult literature is critical in creating and sustaining culture and community.

Rethinking Children's and Young Adult Literature is a result of the collaboration between Ball State University professor, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones and her teacher education, creative writing, and English students and George and Francis Ball Distinguished Professor, Dr. Jennifer Palilinos and her journalism media students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married story, art, and media as a way for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social justice.

In this special themed edition on LGBTQ, join us in hearing from and reading new works from celebrated children’s book writer Leslea Newman, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Newman, Adam Silvera, and Robert Munsch, checking out supporting teacher strategies and resources, and reading original children’s and young adult works which allow the reader to rethink gender and orientation. Syd the Fella is a parody of Cinderella where Syd is looking for a prince, subtext is a play about adolescents experiencing romance and crossed wires, Bell Tower, where an African American girl confronts the church and her community about her identity, and Tiffy's Story, a children’s picture book that explains transgender.

Download the free app, BSU NOW, on your Apple or Android phone or tablet today.

Check out our website and learn more about future submissions at www.rethinkingkidlit.com

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

Please share this with your audience, readers, writers, colleagues, and students! Email Dr. Jones at ljones2@bsu.edu for a full press release that can be shared electronically.

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Interested in Art and Connecting with the Public?

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Sunday, 10 January 2016 10:00 PM
Do you love art and museums? Do you like talking about them with friends? Learn more.

Guided and Self-Guided Visits to the David Owsley Museum of Art

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Sunday, 10 January 2016 9:00 AM
With more than 1,000 global works of art on display and more than 11,000 works total in the collection, the David Owsley Museum of Art offers a rich resource that can enhance a variety of class subjects. Learn more.

David Owsley Museum of Art Object Study Gallery Available for Teaching

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Saturday, 09 January 2016 9:00 AM

Object Study Gallery Available for Teaching

Have you ever wanted your students to see and study a part of the David Owsley Museum of Art collection, but the works of art you need are not on view?

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Global Art Exhibition Raises Awareness about Gender-Based Violence

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Friday, 08 January 2016 4:00 PM

1 in 3: What Does It Take for You to Be Outraged?

from the World Bank

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