Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will be speaking at Ball State on Jan. 22 in Pruis Hall according to the university’s calendar of events.
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International Games Day was celebrated in an open play event on Saturday, November 10th at Bracken Library in honor of International Board Games Week. The event featured tabletop and board games for casual and competitive patrons to play. Games such as Settlers of Catan, Risk, Scrabble, and Tikal were available for eventgoers to play. Joseph Roberts, an Information Services Librarian, says that he was inspired to host this event at Ball State after doing a similar one as a graduate student.
Ball State University student organization Music & Memory held its annual ‘A Night to Remember’ fundraiser on Nov. 14th in Pruis Hall, raising a total of $1550 for the cause.
Spectrum, one of Ball State’s LGBT+ student groups, hosted their semi annual drag show in Ball Gymnasium on Saturday, Nov 3, which in total raised $1504 for Muncie OUTreach, a non-for-profit LGBT youth group.
Editor’s note: Dominic Bordenaro previously wrote columns for The Ball State Daily News. Ben Baker previously wrote for The Daily News. Jordan Moorman previously wrote for The Daily News.
You can catch Charlie Cardinal just about anywhere on Ball State’s campus. You can most notably catch him cheering on his fellow Cardinals at athletic events. But have you ever tried to catch him on foot?
Industry veteran, Ball State professor Vanessa Ament speaks about her short film ‘ Amplified: A Conversation with Women in American Film Sound’
It would be a massive understatement to say that the creation of film takes an enormous amount of work. Camera operators, editors, light departments, producers, set designers and actors all must work together in perfect harmony if they want to craft a brilliant piece of art. Neglecting even one department can result in absolute disaster. Despite the necessity of various departments and specialists, the first thing that comes to mind for many when discussing film is often the various visual components that make up a film. Editing, staging, choreography, acting, and camera-work often the most discussed aspects of a film, but visuals are hardly the only important aspect of filmmaking.
Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20th and ending at 5 p.m. the next day, eight Ball State student competed in the annual AT&T IoT Civic Hackathon. The event had teams developing Internet of Things devices to improve certain professions. This year’s profession was first responders.
The Cardinal Screenplay Festival, now in its third year, is a celebration of the Department of English’s best scripts, written by students and performed by both students and faculty. The scripts are chosen from the screenwriting courses, in this case English 410 and 615.
The Xenharmonic New Music Showcase 2018 features composers from all around Indiana, as well as from Denver, Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts. BSU graduate student Stephen Weigel will be performing as well, and was able to answer a few questions for us.
BSU Spectrum hosts Cirque do SoGAY! drag show this evening to benefit Trans Women of Color Collective
Ball State’s Spectrum will be putting on their semi-annual free drag show open to the public on Saturday April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ball Gymnasium.
Created by ENG 494 students at Ball State University, the InQueeries & Theories series focuses on topics pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community, including literature, movies, music, television shows, recent news, pop culture, etc.
We’ve all got those old electronics laying around. That old flip phone, the laptop that failed, the old CRT computer monitor. It’s that (information) age-old problem. Old electronics aren’t exactly trash, nobody tosses their old MP3 player in the garbage, but you can’t really throw it in a recycling bin either. Until now, that is.
Meet the Ball State Student whose documentary is making waves in the Los Angeles film festival circuit
Ball State is known for its telecommunication program and the amazing artists it has turned out. With greats like Jim Davis and David Letterman behind us, it’s encouraging to see Cardinals still managing to produce well received content. One such student is Connor Keaney.
As promised at the beginning of the school year, the Counseling Center is continuing to implement changes to best serve Ball State students.
This morning at 9:45 a.m., members of the Muncie community gathered on Ball State’s University Green to remember and honor the lives of the 17 people killed in Parkland Florida one month ago today. Participants came clad in orange, carrying signs and ready to make their voices heard.
For many planning to participate in tomorrow’s protest honoring the lives of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it will be a demonstration of political outrage, but for others gun violence is more personal. We got to sit down with two important women who are organizing the demonstration and hear about their reasons for speaking out.
On February 15, a group of seven students from Ball State University went to New York City to interview David Letterman. The students have been working on a project about Ball State’s centennial year and have been producing the project since the summer of 2017. The project consists of a full-length documentary that covers the history of Ball State University, a shorter documentary focused on current university affairs, and five short promotional videos. The production team has interviewed professors, students, historians, Muncie locals, and alumni in order to tell the story of Ball State’s 100 years.
Ball State students are performing one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, in Strother Studio Theatre. Under the direction of Ball State theatre professor Karen Kessler, dozens of students have worked to put on an impressive production. The show stars Jacob Barnes, an acting major in his senior year, playing the eponymous ancient prince.
Last weekend marked Ball State’s 2nd annual participation in the Global Game Jam event, which sees contestants attempt to create a stand-alone game in just 48 hours. We (Eben Griger and Nolan Leahy) had a chance to playtest some of the final products and talk to some of those involved. Here’s what we tested and what the developers had to say: