September 20, 2023
The second annual Happy Little Fest is set for 1–4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at University Green, located between Bracken Library and the Architecture Building, 1120 N. McKinley Ave., on the campus of Ball State University.
September 19, 2023
The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will display a selection of paintings by New York artist Debbie Ma from Sept. 28 through Dec. 21, 2023.
September 15, 2023
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday, in its first meeting of the 2023-24 academic year, reviewed a comprehensive design for the University’s new Performing Arts Center.
September 13, 2023
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Sept. 15, for comedy duo John Mulaney and Pete Davidson’s Oct. 7 performance at Ball State University’s Emens Auditorium. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance will be available through the Emens box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 765-285-1539.
September 13, 2023
“Happy Little Fest”/Ball State PBS was named the winner of the “Special Events” award within the Marketing and Communications category at this year’s National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th Public Media Awards.
September 7, 2023
Ball State University will hold a grand opening on Sept. 19 for the Brown Family Amphitheater—a new outdoor performance and gathering space on campus that the entire community can enjoy.
August 22, 2023
“Happy Little Fest,” a celebration of the 80th birthday of iconic painter and instructor Bob Ross hosted by Ball State PBS and Bob Ross, Inc., has been named a finalist for the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th annual Public Media Awards.
July 10, 2023
Ball State Public Media (Ball State PBS and Indiana Public Radio), has been awarded grants from The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) to support its new arts and culture content initiative.
June 29, 2023
Ball State University film production students will get a rare opportunity to learn from Indianapolis-based Heartland Film—well-known for hosting the Heartland International Film Festival—thanks to a creative partnership between Heartland and the University’s new Radiance Cinema.
June 28, 2023
The Hoosier Shakespeare Festival is the 2023 recipient of the Ball State University Community Engagement for the Arts Grant.
June 16, 2023
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a development agreement for a revitalization plan for The Village, a commercial district located immediately adjacent to the campus.
May 9, 2023
A Spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free public floral exhibition on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, with extended museum hours from 1-5 p.m. on both days. In addition, a free public reception will celebrate springtime from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, with jazz, snacks, and a cash bar.
April 18, 2023
The University will present the documentary, “Clear Reception,” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2023, at Emens Auditorium on Ball State’s campus. Following the screening of the film, Mr. Letterman will conduct a Q&A with two Ball State graduates who served as director and producer of the piece, respectively.
March 24, 2023
Multi-talented actor and producer David Arquette will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State University. Mr. Arquette is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. on April 10 at Pruis Hall on the Ball State campus.
February 21, 2023
The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will display the first public exhibition of an outstanding Midwestern collection amassed over four decades by local printmakers and educators David and Sarojini Johnson. “A Wild Story: The David and Sarojini Johnson Print Collection” will be on view at DOMA from Feb. 23 through May 21, 2023.
February 7, 2023
Several students from Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance earned recognition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre’s regional festival, held Jan. 11-15 in Flint, Mich.
January 11, 2023
Ball State University’s Multicultural Center has announced the schedule of events for Unity Week 2023, which kicks off on Jan. 16—this year’s official observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
October 13, 2022
Ball State PBS—which brought Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting to the world for many years—will be celebrating the 80th birthday of the beloved painter and instructor—and the station is also celebrating its 50th year on the air—with the "Happy Little Fest" on Oct. 29.
September 23, 2022
The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will display a selection of recent additions to the DOMA collection from Sept. 29 through Dec. 22, 2022.
September 8, 2022
Ball State University’s College of Fine Arts is presenting several programs and performances as part of the University’s Family Weekend, Sept. 16-18.
August 9, 2022
Arts Place, Inc., an arts- and education-based organization with programming in Jay, Blackford, and Adams counties, has been announced as the inaugural recipient of the Ball State University Community Engagement for the Arts Grant.
May 12, 2022
The Ball State University Singers, Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors, have been invited to perform at the famed Carnegie Hall concert venue in New York City. The group is performing, along with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Fort Hamilton High School Symphonic Band, in the May 29 Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) program, “English Masters: Britten & Howells.” The performance begins at 2 p.m. ET at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tickets are available for purchase on the Carnegie Hall website.
May 12, 2022
The Indiana Communities Institute (ICI) of Ball State University, in partnership with the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), recently released new research on how Indiana municipalities are utilizing local arts and cultures in their economic development strategies and communities.
May 6, 2022
A Spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free, public floral exhibition on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, with extended museum hours from noon to 5 p.m. on both days.
March 2, 2022
Ball State University’s Office of Community Engagement is now accepting proposals for its Community Engagement for the Arts Grant. This annual competitive grant program provides funding up to $35,000 to an East Central Indiana community arts-focused organization or program.