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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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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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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.

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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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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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.