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The Spring 2015 Culture Exchange Series Presents: FINLAND

Contributed by: Heather Wilson
Published: Friday, 27 March 2015 6:00 AM
Spring 2015 Culture Exchange Series – Finland
Pittenger Student Center, Yuhas Room
Wednesday, April 1

Each week the Rinker Center for International Programs (RCIP) holds a presentation in the Pittenger Student Center (Yuhas Room) from 12-1PM. These presentations highlight different countries by offering natives a chance to share their insider’s look into these countries and their cultures.

The presentations are accompanied by internationally-themed food served from 11AM-1:30PM in the Tally Food Court (for details, see: and click "Student Center Tally Food Court”.)

This coming Wednesday, April 1, Emelie Snickars presents her native country, Finland!

Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden, Norway and Russia (the nation of Estonia lies across the Gulf of Finland). Come learn more about this fascinating country at Culture Exchange; we hope to see you there!

Upcoming Culture Exchange Presentations
April 1 Emelie Snickars—Finland

April 08 Seula HanSouth Korea
April 15 Danah Alqunfuzi—Saudi Arabia

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How a Scrappy Band of Hoosiers Is Fighting for Clean Energy

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:00 PM
Living Lightly Presents:
How a Scrappy Band of Hoosiers Is Fighting for Clean Energy

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, in room 104 of Bracken Library, Jodi Perras – Indiana Representative for Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign – will speak about the fight for solar and wind power and energy efficiency in Indiana, explain how these issues affect Muncie and suggest ways in which citizens can get involved.

Perras’s appearance is sponsored by Living Lightly, which will hold its annual sustainable living fair on Saturday, September 19.
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"Oklahoma!" tackles a relationship dilemma with a heart-warming spin

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 23 March 2015 4:30 PM
"Oklahoma!" will be performed at Ball State University March 27, 28, 29 and 31 and April 1-4 in University Theatre. This innovative musical puts a heart-warming spin on a relationship dilemma. Learn more.

Don't Miss La Boheme!

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Monday, 23 March 2015 10:30 AM
The Ball State University Opera Theatre presents Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème on Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall. This is the second Ball State opera production for the newly appointed director of opera, Jon Truitt. Truitt directed two performances of Le Tragedie de Carmen to a packed house in the fall. The upcoming production will include 56 onstage performers as well as the Ball State Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Douglas Droste.

To purchase tickets, call the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539 or Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. General admission is $15. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, students, and Ball State faculty and staff. For more information visit or call 765-285-5842.
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2015 OEE Colloquia

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:00 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is pleased to announce its 2015 Colloquia highlighting the previous year’s award winners for Ball State’s Excellence in Teaching Award and Creative Teaching Grant. During the presentation, the award recipient discusses his/her enhanced course or grant project.

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Don't Miss Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Hilary Hahn

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Friday, 13 March 2015 1:30 PM
Ball State University welcomes Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn to its campus on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Ms. Hahn, who received an honorary degree from Ball State in 2008, will perform on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall as part of the Arts Alive Concert Series. She will be accompanied by pianist Cory Smythe. The recital will feature works by Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, and J. S. Bach, as well as selections from her recent Grammy Award-winning album In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores.

Admission to Ms. Hahn’s recital is $35. Student tickets and Ball State faculty and staff tickets are $15. Tickets are available at the Emens Box Office (765-285-1539) and at Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000). For further information, please call 765-285-5842 or e-mail
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African-American BSU graduates needed for Oral History Project

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 09 March 2015 5:00 PM
In the lead-up to Ball State's centenary celebration in 2018, students in Dr. Michael Doyle's Oral History Workshop immersive-learning course will be conducting interviews later this month with selected members of the Black Alumni Constituent Society or other African-Americans who earned their degree(s) from the University between 1950 and 2000. Learn more.

School of Music Upcoming Events, March 2015

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Monday, 09 March 2015 11:30 AM
The School of Music invites you to its musical offerings for the month of March.  For more details visit Learn more.

Arts internships available in New York City

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:00 PM
Would you like to do a semester-long internship in New York?

Are you interested in becoming an arts professional?

Ball State has a new domestic, off-campus study program called the New York Arts Program.

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School of Music Webinars

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Monday, 02 February 2015 10:00 AM
Students, faculty, and staff of Ball State University are invited to attend webinars with distinguished music and arts scholars from around the world. The lectures will last approximately one hour each, and audience members will have opportunities to ask questions of the speaker. For more information, contact Dr. Karin Hendricks in the School of Music at

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Owsley Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition "Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage"

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Monday, 22 December 2014 9:00 AM
On January 30, 2015, the David Owsley Museum of Art will open Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage. Tours and related programs are available. Class visits are encouraged and group visits may be scheduled online. Learn more.