Graham Watson

589 Contributed Events:

Sep 4, 2021

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Aug 7, 2021

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Jun 5, 2021

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May 6, 2021

Thursday

  • Muncie Mystery 5pm to 6:30pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    MUNCIE–Do you have the brains, heart and courage to solve the Muncie Mystery?

    A crime –(pretend crime, of course)–has been committed and we need YOUR help finding the culprit and the “weapon” used.

    Join fellow citizen CSI: Emerald City investigators for the second Muncie Mystery during First Thursday on May 6

    in DWNTWN Muncie.

    According to reports, a break-in has occurred at the Wizard

    of Oz’s secret Muncie laboratory in the “Emerald City” neighborhood. The suspect, despite several warnings to pay no attention to that man behind the

    curtain, entered the restricted area. The Wizard confronted the suspect and suffered a blow to his noggin but has

    not been able to identify the perpetrator.

    Six primary suspects -Wicked Witch of West, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Glinda the Good Witch and The Mayor of Munchkinland-were spotted near the scene at the time of the crime. And, lucky for our eagle-eyed investigators, several pieces of evidence were left behind.

    Between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, investigators of all ages are invited to visit 10 participating downtown businesses. At each location, you will have the chance to question suspects about their whereabouts during the time of the break in and look at crime lab reports on several possible “weapons.”

    Participating businesses are YWCA, Aspect 6, Kirk's Bike Shop, Inland Design, Vahalla(21+), IVY Tech (Fisher Building), Twin Archer, Mama Bonds and The Fickle Peach (21+).

    You can download a Crime Tracker –with map -now at www.muncieneighborhoods.org/munciemystery or downtownmuncie.org.

    You may also pick one up during First Thursday at Canan Commons or Dave’s Alley.

    Crime Trackers must be turned in at Canan Commons by 6:30 p.m. The guilty party and facts about the case will be revealed at Canan Commons at 7pm.

    Investigators will also be able to enjoy tethered hot air balloon “rides” and meet a Horse of a Different Color and the Runway for Rescues animals at Canan Commons during the event. The hot air balloon will be set up for photo opportunities at 5 and begin

    tethered rides at 6:45 p.m.

    Investigators who correctly identify the criminal and weapon will be entered into a drawing for great prizes, including:

    An Overnight Stay at the Courtyard Marriott

    2 Family Pack Tickets to see Muncie Civic Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz at Canan Commons

    Annual Family Membership to the Muncie Children's Museum

    Muncie Graphic Pillow from Muncie Map Co.

    Bruce Pizza and $10 drink certificate from Vallhalla

    4 tickets to Sept. 2 BSU football season opener game with BSU vs. Western Illinois

    $25 Gift Certificate to Twin Archer

    $25 Gift Certificate to The Caffinery A Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride at the event.

    You must be present to win.

    Participants are asked to follow posted mask requirements inside downtown businesses

    and it is suggested masks be worn outside when in large crowds.

    Muncie Mystery is presented by Muncie Downtown Development, Muncie, Muncie Civic

    Theatre, Indiana Public Radio, Ball State PBS, Ball State Office of Community

    Engagement and Muncie Neighborhoods.

May 1, 2021

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Apr 22, 2021

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Apr 3, 2021

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Apr 1, 2021

Thursday

  • Lessons on Leadership with President Geoffrey S. Mearns 2pm to 3pm @ Virtual Event

    SPECIAL VIRTUAL PROGRAM

    Thursday, April 1

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns has had a diverse range of professional experiences, from his roles as a federal prosecutor and trial lawyer to his second career in academia, which has included his administrative positions as a dean, a provost, and a university president. In this session, he will reflect on several of the most valuable leadership lessons he has learned over the course of his career, and he will share how those lessons inform his work on behalf of Ball State.

    This program is ideal for people interested in learning more about how to be effective leaders and how to develop and utilize leadership skills on the job that will help in the advancement of their careers.

    COST: Special Programs are free for SLA Members, $25 non-members, $15 non-profits. *scholarships are available

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    - Learn how and why leadership skills are critical to success

    - Explore how leadership skills empower you to work more effectively with others

    - Learn how to boost your own leadership self-confidence

    - Apply lessons shared to your own leadership goals

    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR

    President Geoffrey S. Mearns serves as the 17th president of Ball State University.

    After joining the University in May 2017, President Mearns helped to develop a new strategic plan. Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes a long-range vision for the University that sets priorities across five key areas: undergraduate excellence, graduate education and lifetime learning, community engagement and impact, scholarship and societal impact, and institutional and inclusive excellence.

    During his tenure, President Mearns has pursued initiatives that have produced the largest freshman class in history and increased alumni engagement and fundraising. President Mearns has also strengthened the University’s relationship with the community, most notably through its innovative partnership with Muncie Community Schools.

    President Mearns earned his undergraduate degree in English from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. After a legal career that included serving as a federal prosecutor, President Mearns held academic and administrative roles at Cleveland State University, and then he served as president of Northern Kentucky University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have five children.

Mar 26, 2021

Friday

Mar 13, 2021

Saturday

  • Building A Better Bridges 6pm to 10pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 E Main St. Muncie, IN 47305
    Cost: $50 (discounts for buying multiple tickets)
    Ages: 21+

    *** We have officially rescheduled the date for this event! Previously purchased tickets are still valid. We will open the ticketing site soon with the remaining tickets! ***

    Pete's Bar & Grill will be providing a five-course tasting menu that will be paired with your favorite craft beers from Guardian Brewing Company and Bad Dad Brewing Company! You will also be invited to make one-time donations, monthly pledges, and partnerships to come alongside Bridges as we help our clients take their first steps towards home!

    Make sure you bring your checkbook for the silent auction and your appetite!

    Cocktail attire is preferred, but not required.

    This is a 21+ event.

    [Tickets are $50 a piece with discounts available for buying multiple tickets. Each table seats 8 people. We will provide guests with a pint upon arrival, with dinner starting at 7pm. Each course will include a 5oz pour of paired beer. If you have any other questions, feel free to message us and we will respond as soon as possible!]

Jan 29, 2021

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