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Improve Your Public Speaking, Evaluation, and Leadership Skills

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 5:00 PM

Ball State University has a Toastmasters International Club, and all Ball State University friends are invited!

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K-12 Summer Camp Registration Open!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:00 PM
Registration has officially opened for the Indiana Academy 2015 Summer Camps! A variety of camps available for grades K-12 with a special discount for multiple day camp registrations or multiple family members registering! Learn more.

University Singers Auditions

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 3:00 PM
For 51 years, the Ball State University Singers have entertained audiences through songs of faith, hope, laughter and love. Their performances have inspired, encouraged and touched the lives of audience member of all ages. As Indiana's Official Goodwill Ambassadors, the Ball State University Singers pride themselves on their ability to provide the highest quality of entertainment.

We're looking for the perfect mix of personality and talent to build the best cast possible. Auditions are open to current and prospective Ball State students. You do not need to be a music major or minor to join the cast. We're looking for singer-dancers, instrumentalists, and sound technicians. For audition requirements and to apply for an audition, please visit

Audition Dates
Friday, April 17, 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 3, 11:00 a.m.

All auditions will take place in the Hargreaves Music Building, Room 123
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2015-2016 Freshman Common Reader

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Monday, 13 April 2015 2:00 PM
The First Year Experience Committee is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Freshman Common Reader:

"Funny In Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian In America"
by Firoozeh Dumas

You are invited to attend the author's presentation on September 22, 2015 7:30pm Emens. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional opportunities to become involved will be announced soon.

The Freshman Connections Common Reading and Common Writing programs are part of the Nationally recognized First Year Experience Program at Ball State University.
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Ball State students build awareness about depression through Facing Project partnership

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 13 April 2015 9:00 AM
Ball State students have spent the semester partnering with The Facing Project to give voice to Muncie residents living with depression. The public will get a chance hear the first-person stories at a community read at 7 p.m. April 23 at Muncie Civic Theatre. Learn more.

Revolutionary music and dance merge in dance concert "All You Need Is Love"

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:00 AM
Ball State's dance majors will explore how The Beatles can generate and express movement through "All You Need Is Love," coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. April 22-25. Learn more.

Muncie Symphony classical series finale_April 18

Contributed by: Alena McKenzie
Published: Tuesday, 07 April 2015 9:00 AM
Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will conclude 2014-15 classical series with a Folk Festival Program.

Summing up the theme “On the Brink of Greatness” the MSO will present two young up and coming violinists: Nathan Meltzer, MSO Young Artist Competition winner 2014, and JinJoo Cho, Gold Medalist of the ninth quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis 2014.

Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, featuring many of the orchestra musicians, will conclude the program.

For full program and details visit

Tickets are available in Emens box office 765-285-1539 or at
BSU students FREE with ID advance/ $10 at door, adults $15-30, youth k-12 $5.

What: MSO Classical Series Finale. Folk Festival
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:30pm(pre-concert chat with guest artists at 6:30pm)
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Piano Instruction, Fall 2015

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Monday, 06 April 2015 4:00 PM
The School of Music will offer piano instruction for all ages during the fall 2015 semester through the Piano Pedagogy Program. All lessons and classes are in the Hargreaves music building.

Individuals interested in participating in the program will need to schedule a short interview. Children will need to have at least one parent present for the interview. For more information, please contact Dr. Lori Rhoden, coordinator of piano pedagogy, at 765-285-5449 or
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Upcoming Events at the Brown Planetarium

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 3:30 PM
Charles W. Brown Planetarium F R E E    P U B L I C   S H O W S  2 0 1 5

Saturn & Beyond  (NEW!)
Saturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. They can be seen clearly even with a small backyard telescope. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by these spacecraft.

Undiscovered Worlds (NEW!)
The Search Beyond our Sun explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium. Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.

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Explosive Experiments & Silly Science! Spots Available!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Monday, 16 March 2015 4:00 PM
Due to high demand and growing wait lists, The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities has added additional program times for two new and exciting programs! Learn more.

Spring 2015 Saturday Adventure Programs!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:00 PM
Registration has opened for the Spring 2015 Saturday Adventure Programs through the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities! Youth enrichment programming available for students in grades K-8! Learn more.

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.