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New Dance by Noa Shadur in Korsgaard Dance Studio

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Friday, 19 April 2019 12:30 PM

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

NEW DANCE BY NOA SHADUR

Guest Choreography by Noa Shadur, Artist in Residency

April 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.

April 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Korsgaard Dance Studio

After an 8-week long residency at Ball State during the spring semester, Israeli dancer, choreographer and video artist Noa Shadur’s choreography will be premiered with Ball State dance majors. Shadur's previous work has been presented in festivals in Israel, American Dance Festival, ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, among others.

The residency was supported by the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and study of modern Israel.

Tickets Available Online, at the University Theatre Box Office (Monday-Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.), via phone at 765-285-8749, and 1 hour before each performance.

General Public/Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors $6


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Griner Art Gallery Dedication on April 30

Contributed by: Gabi Glass
Published: Friday, 19 April 2019 9:30 AM
The dedication of the Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in the Art and Journalism Building will be held Tuesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. Learn more.

Invitation to Join the Summer Chorus

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 2:00 PM
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.
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New Dance by Noa Shadur in Korsgaard Dance Studio

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Monday, 15 April 2019 12:30 PM

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

NEW DANCE BY NOA SHADUR

Guest Choreography by Noa Shadur, Artist in Residency

April 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.

April 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Korsgaard Dance Studio

After an 8-week long residency at Ball State during the spring semester, Israeli dancer, choreographer and video artist Noa Shadur’s choreography will be premiered with Ball State dance majors. Shadur's previous work has been presented in festivals in Israel, American Dance Festival, ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, among others.

The residency was supported by the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and study of modern Israel.

Tickets Available Online, at the University Theatre Box Office (Monday-Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.), via phone at 765-285-8749, and 1 hour before each performance.

General Public/Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors $6


Learn more.

Straight No Chaser: ONE SHOT TOUR Details!

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 15 April 2019 8:30 AM
Straight No Chaser: ONE SHOT TOUR
April 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Straight No Chaser has had an amazing decade. Ten years after turning a collegiate hobby into a recording career that has taken them around the world on tour, the acapella group tells its story through music on ONE SHOT.
From an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fanbase. Along the way, Straight No Chaser has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million YouTube views thanks to tightly arranged songs, impeccable vocal harmonies, and a healthy sense of humor.

Tickets are $69.50/59.50/49.50/39.50. Stop by the Emens box office for tickets or visit ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 765-285-1539.
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Straight No Chaser Event Details!??

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 15 April 2019 8:30 AM
Straight No Chaser: ONE SHOT TOUR
Apr. 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Straight No Chaser has had an amazing decade. Ten years after turning a collegiate hobby into a recording career that has taken them around the world on tour, the acapella group tells its story through music on ONE SHOT.
From an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fanbase. Along the way, Straight No Chaser has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million YouTube views thanks to tightly arranged songs, impeccable vocal harmonies, and a healthy sense of humor.

Tickets
With a valid Ball State Student ID, student tickets are $69.50/$49.40/$39.50/$29.50 at the Emens Box office. Call 765-285-1539 for more information.
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Martini Pop: Pop Meets Swing Event Details!

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 15 April 2019 8:30 AM
Martini Pop: Pop Meets Swing
April 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Top 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” (Michael Buble) and “Come Fly with Me” (Sinatra).

Tickets are $41/36/31. Stop by the Emens box office for tickets or visit ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 765-285-1539.

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FREE Student Tickets - Martini Pop: Pop Meets Swing

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 15 April 2019 8:30 AM
Martini Pop: Pop Meets Swing
April 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Top 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” (Michael Buble) and “Come Fly with Me” (Sinatra).

Ball State student tickets are FREE at the Emens box office in advance with a valid BSU ID. Tickets will be $5 at the door the day of the event. For more information, call 765-285-1539.
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Dr. Ramon Avila Golf Outing - April 25th from 6-9pm

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Friday, 12 April 2019 9:00 AM
Feeling stressed at the end of the semester? Want to let loose and experience a night of fun, food, and entertainment? Then we have the event for you!

You are cordially invited to the

1st Annual Dr. Ramon Avila Golf Outing
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 6-9 pm
Place: TopGolf - Fishers, IN

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College of Fine Arts Centennial Spotlight: Theatre and Dance

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Monday, 08 April 2019 4:00 PM

April is the College of Fine Arts spotlight month for Ball State’s Centennial. The Department of Theatre and Dance is highlighting our dedication to the development of new works and our "forward thinking" desire to make Ball State's next 100 years filled with great artistry across the campus and beyond. This month includes not only original plays and dance concerts, but also cabaret, devised work, and one-person shows. With this in mind, all our programming in April is NEW work never before seen on any stage.

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April Newsletter

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 01 April 2019 8:00 AM
Happy April, Ball State! Spring has (almost) Sprung, and we have some wonderful shows lined up at Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall this month. We can't wait to see YOU at these awesome events!

Matt Beilis
Apr. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

New Yorker Matt Beilis was born with a distinct voice. Some would say it’s unconventional, which would fit the personality of this singer/songwriter/pianist. The songs that Matt has crafted combine his singer-songwriter aesthetic with electronic beats and soaring pop hooks. By choosing his dream over a career on Wall Street, Matt already walked away from a sure thing. Believing 100% in his own talent is the only bet he could make. He’s all in.


Bella Gaia
Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) is an unprecedented audio-visual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography, and live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams' award-winning Bella Gaia successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms" (Nooga.com) to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.


Apr. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Top 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” (Michael Buble) and “Come Fly with Me” (Sinatra).


Straight No Chaser: ONE SHOT TOUR
Apr. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Straight No Chaser has had an amazing decade. Ten years after turning a collegiate hobby into a recording career that has taken them around the world on tour, the acapella group tells its story through music on ONE SHOT.
From an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fanbase. Along the way, Straight No Chaser has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million YouTube views thanks to tightly arranged songs, impeccable vocal harmonies, and a healthy sense of humor.

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Susan Werner: An American in Havana
May 2 at 7:30
Pruis Hall

A triple threat as a writer, singer, and musician, Werner has been one of the most prolific singer/songwriters in the United States since her 1995 debut. Her iconoclastic concept albums, The Gospel Truth and Hayseed, have won her passionate fans from coast to coast. Her new EP is a collection of original songs inspired by Werner’s recent travels to Cuba and include her trademark songcraft and wry, poetic lyrics.

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Graphics and PR/Marketing Internship Opportunities with Emens Auditorium

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Thursday, 21 March 2019 4:00 PM
Graphic Design Intern
Career Center Posting #261289

Student will design all advertising/marketing pieces for Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall including brochures, posters, flyers, digital, newspaper, billboards, programs, etc. and will be involved in print preparation of all pieces including an extensive 28-page season brochure. Online, the graphic design intern will create graphics and GIFs for the website and social media as well as digital marketing campaigns. Emens presents 30+ professional touring artists annually. Must be available for summer semester with continued student employment until graduation.

Qualifications: InDesign and Photoshop experience

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Promotions Intern
Career Center Posting #261290

Student will assist in the marketing and public relations efforts of Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall, including social media, group sales, data analytics, writing, and copy editing. With a focus on community engagement, this position requires communication skills in-person, phone and email.

Qualifications: Open to all degree programs. Prefer a student with strong written and verbal communications skills. Must have a valid driver's license.


HOW TO APPLY:

1) Visit the Career Center in Lucina Hall, Room 220 to obtain a Student Employment Referral.

2) Submit your Referral, Resume, and Cover Letter to the Emens box office.

Deadline for Applications: Friday, April 12, 2019

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Disability Representation Matters!

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 9:30 AM
Why does disability representation matter in Children’s & YA Lit? Children read to learn, to escape, and to identify. Children look to books to find characters like them as well as different from them. Having access to books about individuals with disabilities is not only good for children with disabilities; it’s good for every child. Because it can help us understand all of the “characters” in our classroom, in our community, in our world. The 2016 Disabilities Statistics Annual Report shows that the rate for children living with a disability ages 0 to 17 is now 7.2% of the total population percentage of disabled individuals. Yet, According to Disability Scoop in 2011, out of the last 131 top literary Newberry Medal and Honor awards given for children’s books, only 31 from 1975 to 2009 included a main or supporting character with a disability. And onlyten of 500 award-winning children’s novels published between 1987 and 1991 had a disabled character. Ironically, even the leading organizations in the children’s literature field, rarely or do not at all, fund studies, feature, or host discussions surrounding the lack of disability representation. Disability is too often not recognized as part of the diversity culture.

What will you discover on the website, created by Ball State students in the Immersive course titled, Rethinking Disability Representation in Children’s & YA Lit? In the current edition—which is FULLY accessible with video, audio, text, and images— hear and learn from award winner and disabled writer, Cindy Baldwin and why disabled readers deserve book about characters like them and learn about her middle level novel, Where the Watermelons Grow, view featured book trailers from a variety of leading children’s & YA authors including Margarita Engle, Elana Arnold, Mark Hadden, Kathryn Erskine, and Cece Bell. Read original children’s and young adult works, which allow the reader to rethink disability representation including young adult poetry about mental illness stigma, a children’s picture book about childhood depression, a revision of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bearsfeaturing a girl with a rare syndrome, Moebius, who befriends the bear, middle level poetry about having autism, among others. We also host a Student Speak section with critiques of book titles where we have concerns about how disability was represented. And finally, local K-12 students speak out about the need for diverse books.

See the full website at www.rethinkingkidlit.com
And email Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones at ljones2@bsu.edu for a PDF or Image press release detailing more information about the website.


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VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 2:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Read about their upcoming seminars, and contact the Fellows below to apply to be a part of the projects:
  • Fall 2019: Jill Christman, English - "Rape Culture in the Age of #MeToo"
  • Fall 2019: Laura Romano, English - "Makerspaces: Opportunities for Cultural Identity in Post-Industrial Cities"
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Rare Book Exhibit at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Contributed by: Diane Watters
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 9:00 AM
The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center is pleased to host another Remnant Trust book exhibit. The center plans to host a different themed exhibit each fall and spring. This semester’s theme is “Men, Monsters and Martians,” and includes books such as Odyssey by Homer, Faust: A Dramatic Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani by E. A. Wallis Budge to name a few. For more information visit the Web site. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment. Learn more.

Upcoming Shows at the Brown Planetarium

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Monday, 28 January 2019 11:30 AM

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
Spring 2019 (Feb. - April) Free Show Schedule
www.bsu.edu/planetarium

Sky Skills
Feb 1 at 6:30pm and 8pm
Feb 8 at 6:30pm and 8pm

To Space & Back
Feb 15 at 6:30pm and 8pm
Feb 22 at 6:30pm and 8pm
March 1 at 6:30pm and 8pm

From Earth to the Universe
March 8 at 6:30pm and 8pm
March 15 at 6:30pm and 8pm

Strange Alien Worlds
April 5 at 6:30pm and 8pm
April 12 at 6:30pm and 8pm

Black Holes, Wormholes & the Movies
April 19 at 6:30pm and 8pm
April 26 at 6:30pm and 8pm

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