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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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Intern in Washington and earn BSU credit!

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Monday, 26 September 2016 6:00 PM

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, a representative from The Washington Center will give an hour-long presentation about opportunities to intern in Washington, DC, while earning Ball State credit. Internships are offered year-round in all majors.

The presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in TC 109.

Students who can't attend this session may schedule individual appointments with the representative by emailing hours of availability on Oct. 4 to

Learn more about The Washington Center at

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Mortar Board Chapter Honored Again

Contributed by: Judy Wolf
Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:00 AM

Mortar Board Chapter Honored Again

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Midterm Feedback Service available beginning September 26

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Monday, 19 September 2016 1:00 PM
Why wait until after finals to receive student feedback? The Office of Educational Excellence can assist in gathering student feedback at midterm allowing you to make adjustments prior to the end of the semester. Our Midterm Feedback Service can be provided as a facilitated face-to-face session with your students or as an online survey.

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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
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
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Comics Contest and Publishing Opportunity

Contributed by: Matthew Schmalzer
Published: Tuesday, 06 September 2016 5:00 PM
A new comics journal run by Ball State Graduate Students, Graphic Panel Review, is seeking submissions for its first issue. We are also running a contest with cash prizes and publication! Learn more.

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
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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.