14 Past Events at Bracken Library, Ball State University

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Dec 1, 2009


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Sep 21, 2010


  • Co-op Film Series - Just for Kicks 9:30pm to 12:42pm @ Bracken Library, Ball State University Room 104

    ...A Documentary about Sneakers, Hip Hop and the Corporate Game

    the 3rd film in the Co-Op Film Series (5th year) is Just For Kicks. A insightful, eccentric and at times hilarious documentary unlike any you have ever seen.

    Quoting Just For Kicks on IMDB:

    Since B-Boys first propelled them out of the New York City playgrounds in the 70's, sneakers have morphed from a tool for athletic performance to Hip Hop's cornerstone symbol of cool and an object of obsession for sneakers collectors world wide. Analyzing this global pop culture phenomenon, JUST FOR KICKS is the first film of its kind to present the underlying culture and personalities that fueled this fashion revolution and its $26 billion global market. Far from a formal history of the sneaker industry, JUST FOR KICKS offers a fun and colorful insider's history of hip hop's most treasured fashion item; revealing behind the scenes stories with exclusive testimonies, never before seen footage and the charismatic personalities that have come to influence pop culture.

Oct 5, 2010


  • Preview of Company 12pm to 1pm @ Bracken Library, Ball State University

    Join us in the lobby of Bracken Library at noon on Wednesday, October 27, when the Department of Theatre and Dance will perform a preview of Company. Details about the Department of Theatre and Dance's production of Company: Book by George Furth Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Co-directed by Beth Turcotte and Michael Worcel Musical direction by Jodi Cotton White Choreography by Michael Worcel October 28-30 and November 3-6 at 7:30pm, University Theatre October 31 at 2:30pm, University Theatre A musical as much about New York as it is about the people who inhabit it. Company follows five married, once-married, or soon-to-be-married couples connected by Bobby, their mutual friend who still searches for love. As seen through Bobby's eyes, these relationships in their different stages reveal a number of unique ideas of commitment and its struggles and triumphs. Bobby learns that while relationships aren't perfect, they are certainly essential to 'Being Alive.'

Oct 26, 2010


  • Poetry Reading with Mark Neely 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Bracken Library, Ball State University Room 104

    Ball State English professor and poet Mark Neely will read from his new chapbook, Four of a Kind (Concrete Wolf Press), next Tuesday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. in Bracken Library, room 104. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing with the author. Both events are free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

    Praise for Mark Neely's Four of a Kind:
    "Think newspaper columns: dispatches from the zeitgeist, fromancestral voices, from dreams, from terra incognita.  Think mullioned windowpanes: visions of the real, the hyper-real, TV, the neighbors. Think triptychs plus one in the excessive American way.  Think classical five-act play minus one in the age of diminished expectations. Think split screen, think directions on maps, think humors of the body.  While each frame is an act that arrests, the other frames undermine, amplify, illuminate, or incinerate the original.  Flights turn into dreams turn into blues turn into names in an amazing shape-shifting way.  They are echo chambers that resonate long after the initial reading. They have a furious and inescapable power."  --Bruce Smith, poet

    Sponsored by Creative Writing in the Ball State English Department.

Jan 31, 2011


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Dec 6, 2011


  • Co-op Film Series: One Day In September 9pm to 12:42pm @ Bracken Library, Ball State University

    "Macdonald lets the facts speak for themselves, and what a powerful and unforgettable statement they indeed make." - MovieReport.com

    "Has such a powerful subject...that it can hardly fail to make an emotional impact."

    "Oscar-winning documentary shows an Olympian tragedy in rich detail." - Netflix

    In 1972, athletes from around the globe gathered in Munich, Germany for the Olympic Games. However, the Olympic spirit of brotherhood and peaceful competition was shattered when eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the athletes' quarters to take the Israeli team hostage, resulting in the violent deaths of eleven athletes. In One Day in September, director Kevin Macdonald mixes newsreel coverage of the tragedy with interviews of witnesses and participants (including Jamil Al Gashey, the only surviving member of the terrorist cadre Black September who were responsible for the killings), as they discuss what happened, and how a dangerous situation turned tragic and deadly . Produced by two-time Oscar winner Arthur Cohn,One Day in September earned Cohn another trophy when it received an Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature.

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