Upcoming Events
All Day Event
Calendar: Registrar
Today is the last day to web withdraw for classes in the first 8 week part of Term 21.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAs classes increasing take place online and course materials become digital, copyright considerations can be difficult to navigate. This University Libraries workshop will explore Creative Commons licenses, a more permissive licensing structure that allows instructors to add media directly to Canvas, instructional materials, and their scholarship without worrying about copyright. You may be used to seeing CC icons online on photos, videos, infographics, even textbook chapters and scholarly articles—but what exactly do they mean? We will identify resources where you can find a wealth of media content and Open Educational Resources (OER) to augment your instruction and scholarship.
3 p.m.
University Libraries and Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to provide an overview of searching for funding opportunities, resources for your search, ways to build collaborations, and how library resources can be used to support your scholarly endeavors.
4:30 p.m.
Have fun and learn some Romanian words and phrases.
7:30 p.m.
University TheatreSept. 23- Oct 2 Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, is still fiercely debated over forty years later. In this incisive play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") in the years following the fateful decision. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, ROE reflects the polarization in America today while illuminating the heart and passion each side has for its cause.
7:30 p.m.
The CatastrophistSept 21- Oct. 2 How do you plan for a catastrophe? Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemic outbreaks, proposed pandemic insurance years before the novel coronavirus outbreak. No one bought it. Now, in a post-COVID world, we hear his story—presented as cinematic digital theatre. MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). Though not a play about COVID19, it is a true story of a pandemic expert. An interactive deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a world premiere theatrical experience built of and for this moment in time.
7:30 p.m.
The Ball State School of Music performing at the Hilbert Circle TheatreThe 10th Annual Showcase Concert presents a sampling of our outstanding large ensembles, chamber groups, and soloists in conjunction with Family Weekend. We invite you to witness the exceptional talent of our students and help support student scholarships. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
9:30 a.m.
Calendar: Honors College
Saturday, September 25, Honors Family Backyard Bash in the Ball Honors House Backyard, 9:30-11AM
1 p.m.
For his special assigned leave presentation, Dr. Brackett (Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies) has had a solo exhibition of his ink artwork at Gordy Fine Art and Framing in Muncie, Ind.
2:30 p.m.
The CatastrophistSept 21- Oct. 2 How do you plan for a catastrophe? Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemic outbreaks, proposed pandemic insurance years before the novel coronavirus outbreak. No one bought it. Now, in a post-COVID world, we hear his story—presented as cinematic digital theatre. MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). Though not a play about COVID19, it is a true story of a pandemic expert. An interactive deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a world premiere theatrical experience built of and for this moment in time.
6:30 p.m.
2nd Annual Astronomy Slam Poster with Nebula BackgroundThe Charles W. Brown Planetarium presents the 2nd Annual Astronomy SLAM! Just 10 minutes a person – that is all the time Ball State students will get to share a piece of our universe with you in the Brown Planetarium. During this event, students will use planetarium visuals to help them present in the most creative way they can while competing for the title of Astronomy Slam Champion!
7:30 p.m.
University TheatreSept. 23- Oct 2 Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, is still fiercely debated over forty years later. In this incisive play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") in the years following the fateful decision. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, ROE reflects the polarization in America today while illuminating the heart and passion each side has for its cause.
7:30 p.m.
The BurdensSept. 23 - Oct. 2 Mordy is a struggling musician living in Los Angeles. His older sister Jane is a successful attorney and a mother of three in New Jersey. But when their widowed mother's life becomes emotionally and financially taxed by her terrible, centenarian father, these two adult siblings are drawn together into an elaborate plot to relieve their mother’s burden and their own. Told almost entirely via text messages, The Burdens is a dark, family comedy about how technology helps keep us close, while still enabling us to keep our distance. It’s sometimes easier to type something than it is to say it face to face. But please, be careful of auto-correct. It can be murder.
2:30 p.m.
The BurdensSept. 23 - Oct. 2 Mordy is a struggling musician living in Los Angeles. His older sister Jane is a successful attorney and a mother of three in New Jersey. But when their widowed mother's life becomes emotionally and financially taxed by her terrible, centenarian father, these two adult siblings are drawn together into an elaborate plot to relieve their mother’s burden and their own. Told almost entirely via text messages, The Burdens is a dark, family comedy about how technology helps keep us close, while still enabling us to keep our distance. It’s sometimes easier to type something than it is to say it face to face. But please, be careful of auto-correct. It can be murder.
2:30 p.m.
University TheatreSept. 23- Oct 2 Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, is still fiercely debated over forty years later. In this incisive play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") in the years following the fateful decision. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, ROE reflects the polarization in America today while illuminating the heart and passion each side has for its cause.
3 p.m.
The Price is Right Photo3:00 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
3 p.m.
Organist Bruce NeswickPresented as part of the Mertens Organ Series, Bruce Neswick is Canon for Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor of Organ Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Program to include music by J.S. Bach, Clara Schumann, Texu Kim, Florence Price, and David Hurd. Event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The CatastrophistSept 21- Oct. 2 How do you plan for a catastrophe? Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemic outbreaks, proposed pandemic insurance years before the novel coronavirus outbreak. No one bought it. Now, in a post-COVID world, we hear his story—presented as cinematic digital theatre. MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). Though not a play about COVID19, it is a true story of a pandemic expert. An interactive deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a world premiere theatrical experience built of and for this moment in time.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Performing with Cara Chowning (piano) and Joanne King (harp), program to include music by Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Guy d’Hardelot [Helen Rhodes], Bernard Herrmann, Viktor Ullmann, Maurice Ravel, Sam Kubina, and Nakul Krishnamurthy. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
All Day Event
Calendar: Registrar
Electronic final grade submission is available for classes taught in the first 5 week Term 31.
All Day Event
Calendar: Registrar
Classes taught in the first 5 week part of Term 31 end today.
6:30 a.m.
Free Mini Golf and Ice Cream EventFor all international students and scholars and their families are invited to attend. Face coverings will be required.
9 a.m.
Organist Bruce NeswickBruce Neswick is Canon for Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor of Organ Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Event is free and open to the public.
12:30 p.m.
LEAP Indiana invites you to join the conversation about the innovative ideas and practices their members are using across the state.
1 p.m.
This interactive Q&A session will be moderated by Erin Moore, Office of Community Engagement, and feature insights from four community partners with extensive experience working with Ball State faculty and students.
1 p.m.
Jeffrey NytchJeffrey Nytch enjoys a diverse career as a composer, educator, arts administrator, and consultant. He is director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music and associate professor of composition at the University of Colorado Boulder. Lecture titled "The Entrepreneurial Musician: Building a Career in Music" will take place via Zoom and is free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Graduate School
Coffee TalksJoin us for connection and discussion with other grad students! All sessions held via Zoom. We will email the link regularly from GradWellness.
3 p.m.
Earn Both a BA and MA in Sociology in Only 5 Years! Ball State now has an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Sociology. The AMP allows students to complete both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years (rather than the 6 years it typically takes to earn both degrees). 
3 p.m.
Ball State now has an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Sociology. The AMP allows students to complete both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years (rather than the 6 years it typically takes to earn both degrees). Come to an AMP information Session to learn more.
6 p.m.
Earn both a BA and MA in Sociology in only 5 Years! Ball State now has an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Sociology. The AMP allows students to complete both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years (rather than the 6 years it typically takes to earn both degrees). 
6 p.m.
Jeffrey NytchJeffrey Nytch enjoys a diverse career as a composer, educator, arts administrator, and consultant. He is director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music and associate professor of composition at the University of Colorado Boulder. Workshop titled "Popcorn and Vending Machines: Lessons from a non-linear career path” will take place via Zoom and is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The BurdensSept. 23 - Oct. 2 Mordy is a struggling musician living in Los Angeles. His older sister Jane is a successful attorney and a mother of three in New Jersey. But when their widowed mother's life becomes emotionally and financially taxed by her terrible, centenarian father, these two adult siblings are drawn together into an elaborate plot to relieve their mother’s burden and their own. Told almost entirely via text messages, The Burdens is a dark, family comedy about how technology helps keep us close, while still enabling us to keep our distance. It’s sometimes easier to type something than it is to say it face to face. But please, be careful of auto-correct. It can be murder.
3 p.m.
Ball State now has an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Sociology. The AMP allows students to complete both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years (rather than the 6 years it typically takes to earn both degrees). Come to an AMP information Session to learn more.
All Day Event
Calendar: Registrar
Classes for the middle 5 week part of Term 32 begin today.
All Day Event
Calendar: Registrar
Classes for the second 10 week part of Term 42 begin today.
10 a.m.
Calendar: Graduate School
IRB WorkshopYou are invited to participate in the Pathways Study Halls offered in-person and online synchronously.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAre you interested in learning more about Omeka, online exhibits, and content management systems? In this workshop, we will discuss the foundational principles behind the Omeka platform, some of the best practices, and different ways it has been used. Attendees will also receive a tutorial walk-through of the platform, importing and organizing collections, exhibit building, additional plugins for expanded features, and other important resources.
1:30 p.m.
This is the story of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Chorus, a program unique to Indiana that began in the 1930’s. More than 2000 women were involved in the peak years, and the choir travelled to such performance locations as the Hollywood Bowl and the Portland Rose Festival. Dr. Linda Pohly, Professor of Music History and Musicology will give us an overview of the organization and its rich history.
2 p.m.
Earn both a BA and MA in Sociology in only 5 Years! Ball State now has an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Sociology. The AMP allows students to complete both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years (rather than the 6 years it typically takes to earn both degrees). 
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop will help students better understand what copyright is and what copyright laws cover. Attendees will learn about their rights as copyright holders and ways to license and share their work. Attendees will also learn about respecting the rights of others, how they can legally use copyrighted content in their scholarship, and where to find content that is in the public domain or has been openly licensed.