52 Past Events at L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University

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Oct 4, 2010


  • The Zoroastrian Religion: Its Beliefs and Influence 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University Room 310

    Muncie Interfaith Fellowship presents:

    The Zoroastrian Religion: Its Beliefs and Influence

    Mohammad Behforouz and Behrouz Kousari, Presentors

    Monday, October 4th, 7:30 PM
    Ball State Pittinger Student Center
    2000 University Avenue, Room 310

    Did you know there are Zoroastrians among us, with a small congregation in Indianapolis and a Zoroastrian temple in Chicago? And did you know the Magi, who are said to have visited the Christ Child, were Zoroastrian priests?

    On Monday, October 4th, the Muncie Interfaith Fellowship will sponsor a discussion of the Zoroastrian faith and influence it had in the ancient world.


    Due to the large number of people we had at our last meeting, we will be holding this program in the Pittinger Student Center, room 310.

    For more information, contact:

    George Wolfe - wmwolfe@bsu.edu

    Professors: if you plan to send an entire class, please let me know so we can have plenty of chairs available. Credit slips for attendance available.

    Hope to see you there!

Oct 6, 2010


  • Culture Exchange Ghana 12pm to 1pm @ L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University Room 102

    Want to learn about the world beyond Muncie? Join us at the Rinker Center for International Programs for a culture exchange! Culture exchanges are held every week on Wednesday in SC 102 from 12pm-1pm. Each week a different country is highlighted; presenters are typically natives that can offer an insider's look into the country and its culture. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to the presentation and are reminded to show respect and prevent distraction to presenters by arriving on time.

    Join us Wednesday Ocotber 6th when Kwame Teye will present on Ghana. The Republic of Ghana is a small country located in West Africa. The country, formerly known as the Gold Coast during its colonial days, gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1957. Ghana is a diverse country with a number of different ethnic groups and 47 different languages spoken throughout the country. Come learn more about this interesting country at Culture Exchange. We hope to see you there! 

    Upcoming Culture Exchanges 

    • October 13 - Sweden Isak Asgeirsson
    • October 20 - India Devyani Desphande
    • October 27 - Libya Arij Mousi
    • November 3 - South Korea Boyoung Roh
    • November 10 - South Africa Chantelle Hefer
    • November 17 - Sierra Leone Abu Lawrence Kanu-Meansaray
    • November 24 - THANKSGIVING BREAK
    • December 1 - Russia Pavel Komogorov
    • December 8 - Sudan Panrac Nhial

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  • Changing Gears: Muncie's Deindustrialization 7pm to 8:30pm @ L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University Forum Room

    In anticipation of the upcoming visit by Richard Longworth, author of the campus and community read "Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism", a screening of the documentary "Changing Gears".

    When: Wednesday, March 21st 7-8:30pm
    Where: Student Center Forum Room
    Q & A: following screening with Producers James Connolly and Rodger Smith

    Changing Gears
    Ball State's Institute for Digital Education and Entertainment and the Center for Middletown Studies jointly produced Changing Gears, a feature-length documentary film about the closing of Muncie's century-old Warner Gear auto parts plant and the loss of industry in the city.
    A bookend for the original Middletown research into the impact of industrialization, the film explores the meaning and significance of deindustrialization by examining the experiences of plant's workers and the community. In doing so, the project touches on several of parts of the center's agenda. It documents the experience of deindustrialization in rich fashion, it creates and exploits digital resources connected with Middletown research, and it has provided a group of Ball State students with a unique immersive learning experience. Fifteen students participated in the filming, editing, writing, and historical research connected with the film.

    Sponsored by: Freshman Connections, Excellence in Leadership and Center for Middletown Studies.

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Feb 12, 2013


  • Switch Documentary at Ball State University 3pm to 12:42pm @ L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University Cardinal Hall



    Switch goes beyond the politics to deliver the straight answers on energy


    Directed by Harry Lynch and Featuring Energy Expert Dr. Scott Tinker


    Screening at Ball State University on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 3:00pm

    Cardinal Hall, L.A. Pittenger Student Center – FREE and open to the public


    Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear? Will gasoline prices continue to rise? Can we clean up coal? Can renewables really power our future?


    Switch delivers straight answers to today’s most controversial energy questions, as energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. He seeks the truth from the international leaders of government, industry and academia, then cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our energy future as surprising as it is practical.


    This screening is part of over 250 universities across the country participating in the GSA Switch Energy Awareness & Efficiency Program, which launched last fall at over 40 pilot schools with a student ambassador program, efficiency drive and screening of the film.


    Audiences have called Switch “the first truly balanced energy film.” As no documentary before it, Switch has been embraced and supported by people across the energy spectrum: environmentalists and academics, fossil and renewable energy experts, scientists and economists.


    “I took my students to a screening of SWITCH, and we spent most of the following class discussing it, a testament to its value as an educational tool. It was amazing...”

    -- Amy Jaffe, Rice University Energy Program


    “Every person in America should see and digest this film.”

    -- Douglas Johnson, Statoil


    “SWITCH really puts all the pieces together, and makes me optimistic for the future.”

    -- Erin Geoffroy, Environmental Defense Fund


    Switch and the GSA program are part of the Switch Energy Project (www.switchenergyproject.com), a multi-pronged effort to build a global understanding of energy.


    The project was created by Arcos Films, directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Harry Lynch and co-produced with energy expert Dr. Scott Tinker. It also includes a continually expanding website of 300 videos on the energy topics that drive our world; a primary school education program of videos and curricula co-developed with the American Geological Institute; and eventually a broadcast series to discover solutions to our most pressing energy challenges.


    The Switch Energy Project is one of the world’s only resources where audiences can find objective, trustworthy energy answers, in an engaging, accessible video format.


    About Dr. Scott Tinker:

    Dr. Scott Tinker has been exploring energy for 30 years. His passion is bringing government, industry and academia together to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. Toward that end he has given nearly 500 invited and keynote lectures in nearly 50 countries. Dr. Tinker is the Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the State Geologist of Texas. He is a Professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair and the acting Associate Dean of Research in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to the Bureau, he worked for Marathon Oil’s research division.


    About Harry Lynch:

    For 17 years, Harry Lynch has been a documentary director, producer, writer, cinematographer and soundtrack producer, whose films include Switch, Unconventional, Recapturing Cuba, Ride Around the World and Making the Modern. He is the co-founder of Trinity Films, and the founder of Arcos Films, a multimedia production company dedicated to building awareness and understanding of the most important issues of our time.


    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.switchenergyproject.com

    PRESS KIT: http://www.switchenergyproject.com/presskit.php   

    HIGH RES STILLS: http://www.switchenergyproject.com/press/Switch-Stills-HighRes.zip

    LOW RES STILLS:  http://www.switchenergyproject.com/press/Switch-Stills-LowRes.zip


    If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Scott Tinker or Harry Lynch, please contact Janice Woods at jwoods@arcosfilms.com

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