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Reminder: Major Events in June

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 9:00 AM
June promises to be an exciting month at Ball State University, with our Centennial Birthday Celebration on June 15, our first Community Campus Experience on June 16, and the “Spreading Our Wings” Community Forum on June 18 as part of our strategic planning process.

Centennial Birthday Celebration

To kick off the yearlong commemoration of Ball State University’s 100th anniversary, you are invited to our Centennial Birthday Celebration. On June 15, the University will close at 2 p.m. so that faculty, staff, and students can join us on the Quad for:
–free commemorative Centennial T-shirts
–free cake and ice cream
–lots of fun, games, and prizes including a cupcake decorating contest, yard games, family reunion style competitive games (three-legged race, balloon toss, egg/spoon relay, and KanJam), and Ball State trivia game

To sign up for the games:
1. Go to IMLeagues and create an account. Select Ball State as your school/organization.
2. You’ll get an email from IMLeagues. Click on the link to confirm your account.
3. After logging in on the IMLeagues home page, click on Ball State University. This will open the Ball State intramurals page, with the Centennial Celebration games and cupcake contest listed in the center.
4. Select a game or contest, then Create Team, and register your team.
5. You may register for as many events as your team wants to participate in.

You are invited to be a part of the Ball State 100 commemorative photograph at 3 p.m., dress casually (including shorts) for work on June 15 for a $1 donation to the United Way, and bring an item for the Centennial Time Capsule. Collection containers will be located near the tent for the UW donations and time capsule items.

For more about the Centennial, visit

The date of this event was chosen to recognize June 17, 1918—the day Ball State first accepted student registrations. Faculty and staff may consult the frequently asked questions (PDF) about how to handle Kronos timekeeping for the day on the Payroll and Employee Benefits website.

Community Campus Experience

As an outcome of our Better Together community forum series, we will host our first Community Campus Experience on June 16. Members of the Muncie community are invited to join us from 1 to 4 p.m.

That afternoon, our guests can join us for an ice cream social on the Quad, followed by guided tours across campus. Our Quad will come alive with music, games, and numerous displays promoting Ball State programming. Many of our facilities will be open for guests to explore, so please plan accordingly. All activities—and campus parking—will be free, and so will MITS bus service the day of the event.

We hope our neighbors will feel more welcome on campus and become more aware of the free resources available to them. This event is a way to serve our neighbors and demonstrate our profound gratitude to the community that generously founded and sustained our University.

For more information about the event, visit

Strategic Planning Forum for the Community

The University will host the “Spreading Our Wings” Community Forum from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18, at the Horizon Convention Center. The theme of our interactive forum is “Even Better Together,” and we hope to see our neighbors there.

We want recommendations from the Muncie community for how Ball State can build upon its relationship with the city of Muncie and East Central Indiana. We are eager to hear their ideas for how we can work as partners to make Muncie and our region an even better place to live, work, play, and grow.

And we would appreciate your help getting the word out about this event. Please share details about the forum with your family, friends, and colleagues. We want to capture the perspectives and ideas of as many members of the community as possible.

To learn how you can further engage in helping Ball State determine the mission, goals, and core values that will shape our University in the years to come, visit