February 15, 2024
Ball State University is hosting an event celebrating the legacy of social reformer Frederick Douglass with a special performance, “The Frederick Douglass Jazz Works,” created and composed by Ruth Naomi Floyd.
February 8, 2024
Máka Mia Pizza® shop, Ball State UniversityBall State University Dining has announced the opening of Máka Mia Pizza®, a new robotic pizza shop located in the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
February 6, 2024
Ball State University’s School of Journalism and Strategic Communication (SJSC) and the George and Frances Ball Foundation have announced a community partnership, through the Cradle to Career Muncie initiative, which aims at building equitable education pathways and fulfilling careers for all children in Muncie, Ind.
February 4, 2024
2022 Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Ball State UniversityBall State University’s Charles W. Brown Planetarium—Indiana’s largest planetarium—will host a full slate of free activities in anticipation of Muncie’s first solar eclipse in more than 1,000 years.
January 30, 2024
Giovanni Domenico Ferretti, Italian (1692–1768), Harlequin and His Lady, oil on canvas, Haukohl Collection. Photo credit: MNHA/Tom LucasThe David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University presents a selection of paintings and sculptures from the Haukohl family collection—the largest collection of Florentine Baroque art of the late 16th to the early 18th centuries outside of Italy—from Feb. 22 through May 19, 2024.
January 30, 2024
Ball State University Village revitalization plan rendering, January 2024Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns invites campus and local community members to two presentations about the University’s plan to revitalize The Village, the business district located immediately adjacent to campus.
January 26, 2024
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved five important contracts to advance the implementation of the University’s Village Revitalization Plan.
January 12, 2024
Unity Week 2023, Ball State UniversityBall State University’s Multicultural Center has announced the schedule of events for its annual Unity Week, which kicks off on Monday, Jan. 15—the official observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday this year.
January 10, 2024
Dede AyiteAward-winning costume designer Dede Ayite will be a featured speaker Jan. 18 as part of Ball State University’s annual Arts Alive series, presented by the University’s College of Fine Arts (CFA). The event, which will be free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. in Recital Hall (AR 217) in the Fine Arts Building.
December 15, 2023
The Village Performing Arts Center aerial rendering, Ball State UniversityBall State University has received a grant of $35 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, College and Community Collaboration (CCC). The grant will support the University’s ambitious, long-term plan to revitalize The Village, the commercial district adjacent to Ball State’s campus.
November 8, 2023
In a groundbreaking project for collegiate journalism, Ball Bearings Magazine, the Ball State Daily News, and the Western Kentucky College Heights Herald, in collaboration with Ball State PBS and Western Kentucky PBS, were named joint winners of the Associated Collegiate Press’ Innovation Pacemaker Award for the cross-platform multimedia project, “Fleeing to Flyover Country.”
November 7, 2023
Ball State University North DiningBall State University will open its new full-service Chick-fil-A location at North Dining Jan. 8, 2024—the first day of the Spring 2024 semester. The new location will replace the Chick-fil-A Express located in the Atrium within the Art and Journalism Building. The Atrium location will close Nov. 17.
October 25, 2023
Dr. Charlene FletcherDr. Charlene Fletcher, an assistant professor of history at Butler University, will discuss Black women and confinement in the 19th century as a guest lecturer on Nov. 2 at Ball State University.
October 24, 2023
Alicia D. Williams, Writer-in-Residence, Ball State UniversityBall State University is welcoming award-winning author Alicia D. Williams to campus this Fall as its second guest author for the University’s Writer-in-Residence program.
October 23, 2023
Call to Beneficence, Ball State UniversityOn Friday evening, Ball State University publicly launched “Our Call to Beneficence,” the most ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign in the University’s history.
October 19, 2023
Victoria ArlenAuthor, Paralympic gold medalist, ESPN host and reporter, and motivational speaker Victoria Arlen will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State University. Ms. Arlen’s lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Pruis Hall on Ball State’s campus.
October 17, 2023
Chief John Foster, Ball State University Police DepartmentJohn Foster, a 30-year veteran of the Ball State University Police Department, has been promoted by the University as its new assistant vice president for public safety and chief of police.
October 11, 2023
University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections at Ball State has announced a new addition to the University’s Digital Media Repository: the Muncie Microcosm of America Collection.
October 10, 2023
A new documentary, “Fleeing to Flyover Country,” produced in collaboration with Ball State PBS, Western Kentucky PBS, The Ball State Daily News, The Western Kentucky Herald, and Ball State’s Department of Media, premieres at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 12. It will air on Ball State PBS.
October 5, 2023
Han Woman's Coat, 1850-1900, China, Qing dynasty (1633-1911), blue satin ground embroidered with satin, seed, and couching stitches with multi-colored silk floss, Gift of Daniel Jarrett Hathaway, 1937.500.095.The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University is presenting its first show featuring textiles from across Asia. This special exhibition will be on display through Dec. 21, 2023.
October 5, 2023
2022 Ball State University Homecoming, Charlie CardinalBall State University’s 97th Homecoming celebration kicks off this year on Oct. 16, as Cardinals across the globe are invited back to campus to show pride in their alma mater. The week-long celebration culminates Oct. 21 with the Cardinals’ home football contest against Central Michigan.
September 20, 2023
2022 Happy Little FestThe 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
Debbie Ma, American (born 1957), Social Fabric, 2019, marble dust on canvas, 72 x 90 in. © Debbie MaThe 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.