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 28, 2022
New York Times bestselling author, educator, business advisor, and Ball State University graduate Stedman Graham ’89 will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State.
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.
July 5, 2022
Four recent Ball State University graduates have been chosen for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program—one of the most prestigious and widely recognized international programs, which grants support for pursuing graduate studies, conducting research, or teaching English abroad.
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 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.
April 15, 2022
Melanie Swihart, assistant teaching professor of Dance at Ball State University, has been selected by Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) as a 2022 recipient of its Emerging Leader in Community Engagement award. The ICC Emerging Leader in Community Engagement award recognizes faculty that demonstrate leadership and innovation in advancing and shaping community engagement across the field and throughout their institution.
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.
February 23, 2022
The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, will display the most important exhibition to date of the art of Larry Day (1921–1998) from Feb. 24 through May 21, 2022. DOMA is open to the public with no admission fee from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
December 18, 2021
Ball State University held two in-person Commencement ceremonies on Saturday to honor about 1,500 Fall 2021 graduates.
October 8, 2021
Ball State University’s College of Fine Arts is expanding the offerings in this year’s Arts Alive, the college’s annual event series aimed at making arts and entertainment more accessible to community members and students.
September 16, 2021
Memories & Inspiration presents more than 60 selected works from a body of art amassed over 35 years by Kerry and C. Betty Davis. Their collection includes works by Romare Bearden, Beverly Buchanan, Elizabeth Catlett, Ernest T. Crichlow, Sam Gilliam, Loïs Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Alma Thomas, and Charles White.
September 13, 2021
Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, a 2012 Ball State University graduate, is returning to Ball State as the next guest in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series.
July 22, 2021
Two Ball State University art students were part of a design team whose collaborative creation won a top prize in the 2021 Biodesign Challenge competition.
July 9, 2021
Dr. Aaron Paige, assistant professor of Music (Voice) at Ball State University, was one of just 35 people chosen for a fellowship program designed to elevate and engage Black and Latinx music educators.
March 11, 2021
Abigail Clone, a 19-year-old graphic design student at Ball State, created a billboard that will greet college basketball teams as they arrive in Indianapolis for the NCAA basketball tournament.
October 8, 2020
Visitors can view many of their favorite works of art and learn about others by using DOMA’s collection search page. The online collection allows guests to browse an initial catalogue of more than 1,000 objects from the museum’s collection.
August 10, 2020
The ‘Pride of Mid-America’ Marching Band is taking steps to ensure its members and the audience are safe.
June 30, 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Crawford, a Ball State professor of music performance and clarinetist, will travel to Portugal in Spring 2021 on a prestigious Fulbright Core Award for study and research.
March 30, 2020
Members of Ball State’s costume shop join with stitchers nationwide to create medical masks.
January 30, 2020
For the 16th consecutive year, Ball State students win regional awards at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, constituting the longest streak in the festival’s history.
January 27, 2020
“Mexican Modernity: 20th-Century Paintings from the Zapanta Collection” features works from some of the most significant Mexican artists of the modern period. Visitors can view the special exhibition from January 30 through May 3, 2020. Visit bsu.edu/doma for more information.
November 4, 2019
“A Little Night Music,” a musical about an actress and the men who love her, will debut at 7:30 p.m. November 8 in University Theatre on the Ball State University campus. The Department of Theatre and Dance will have additional performances November 9, 12-16 at 7:30 p.m. and November 10 at 2:30 p.m.
October 11, 2019
Kimberly Drew will visit Ball State on October 16 as part of the Fred Meyer Cultural Policy and Arts Advocacy Lecture Series.