Diane Watters

85 Contributed Events:

Dec 13, 2019

Friday

Feb 20, 2020

Thursday

  • 18 Tiny Deaths 6:30pm to 8:30pm @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    Presenter: Mr. Bruce Goldfarb, author of “18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics”   

    Mr. Goldfarb will outline a story of a woman whose ambition and accomplishments far exceeded the expectations of her time. His recent book follows the transformation of a young, wealthy socialite into the mother of modern forensics.

    Frances Glessner Lee was best known for creating the “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death,” a series of dollhouses that appear charming―until you notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood-spattered comforter. And then, of course, there are the bodies―splayed out on the floor, draped over chairs―clothed in garments that Lee lovingly knit with sewing pins. Lee developed a system that used the Nutshells dioramas to train law enforcement officers to investigate violent crimes, and her methods are still used today.

     

Feb 27, 2020

This Thursday

Mar 3, 2020

Tuesday

Mar 10, 2020

Tuesday

  • Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine - Part 2 5:30pm to 7pm @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    Course meets five Tuesdays: Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Apr. 7, Apr. 21, May 5, and one Monday: Mar. 30.

    Facilitator: Dr. Jan Kornilow, EMS medical director, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    This DVD series, produced by The Great Courses, gives you the chance to experience first-hand the drama, scientific detective work, and medical insights in an everyday emergency department. Presented by board-certified physician and educator Dr. Roy Benaroch of Emory University’s School of Medicine, the lectures are a introduction to emergency medicine and the emergency department educational experiences of medical students around the world.

    The sessions allow you to “shadow” Dr. Benaroch on his shifts, and sometimes even venture off-site, you’ll encounter patients coming in with a variety of symptoms and complaints—some of which are easily diagnosed and treated, and some of which are more life-threatening than they first appear. By the end of this program, you’ll have a stronger knowledge of, and greater respect for, emergency medicine and the brave doctors who practice it. You may attend Part 2 without having attended Part 1.

Mar 11, 2020

Wednesday

Mar 13, 2020

Friday

Mar 17, 2020

Tuesday

  • A Woman's Place: Notable Locations in Local Women's History 10am to 11:30am @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    This program will feature maps, historic photographs, newspaper articles, and even diary entries related to some of the interesting locations that helped shape the history of women in Muncie and east central Indiana, including churches, opera houses, bars, and specific residences of impact.  You’ll hear stories from the following panelists:

    · Sara McKinley, local history and genealogy supervisor, Muncie Public Library

    · Sarah Allison, head of archives user engagement, Ball State University Libraries

    · Emily Johnson, assistant professor, Department of History, Ball State University

    · Courtney Jarrett, professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ball State University

    · Rachael Smith, assistant lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ball State University

    · Melissa Gentry, supervisor, GIS Research and Map Collection, Ball State University Libraries

     

Mar 19, 2020

Thursday

Mar 31, 2020

Tuesday

  • The Muncie Food Hub Partnership: Helping Create a Sustainable Food System 10am to 11:15am @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    Presenter: Dr. Joshua Gruver, associate professor of environment, geology, and natural resources, Ball State University; and director, Muncie Food Hub Partnership

    Diminishing food resources and unsustainable food production practices are looming global crises despite technology increasing production on arable land. Climate change and drought in California will severely limit the fruits, vegetables, and nuts available nationwide. Although Indiana is an agricultural state, nearly 90% of food consumed here is grown elsewhere. States and regions increasingly will need to diversify food production and supply mechanisms to replace this loss.
    The Muncie Food Hub Partnership (MFHP) seeks to nourish and strengthen our community through the robust exchange of fresh and affordable local food. MFHP manifests that investment in East Central Indiana food production through business development, education, and civic engagement. You’ll learn about some of the things MFHP is doing to help create a sustainable regional food system.

Apr 1, 2020

Wednesday

  • Beginning Genealogy 10am to 11:30am @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    Course meets four Wednesdays, April 1-22.

    Instructor: Mrs. Karen Good, board member and chair of Ancestor Hunters, Delaware County Historical Society; and the Indiana County Genealogist for Delaware County

    Tracing your roots is a way to document history and family information that you can pass along to future generations. With many resources available online, genealogy is becoming popular and easier to accomplish. Class is for those will little or no previous knowledge of genealogy.

     

    Topics covered each session:
    April 1 —Genealogy 101
    Will focus on general standards (i.e., how genealogist write dates among other things) and discuss how to get started with your family tree.

    April 8 —Forms and Documents
    Will discuss census records, birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, land records, and etc., as well as the type of information that can be obtained from these forms.

    April 15 —Organization
    Will examine several different ways to organize all the information that you find.

    April 22 —Software and Free Websites
    Will take a look at three different software programs on the market as well as some of the free websites available to help you

Apr 2, 2020

Thursday

Apr 7, 2020

Tuesday

Apr 14, 2020

Tuesday

  • 2020 Reflections on Ninteen Eighty-Four 10am to 11:15am @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+


    Presenter: Dr. Steve Ealy, senior fellow, Liberty Fund

    Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in the early days of the Soviet Union's consolidation of its empire behind the Iron Curtain, and was read by many as simply an attack on Stalin and his repressive state. Is there anything more to it than that? In 1986 the literary critic Harold Bloom denied that it was great literature but still concluded, "The book remains momentous; perhaps it always will be so." He continued, "There is nothing intrinsic to the book that will determine its future importance. Its very genre will be established by political, social, economic events. Is it satire or science fiction or dystopia or counter manifesto?" My remarks will reflect on how contemporary events and trends relate to Orwell's story, and discuss the light that Orwell's created world of Oceana throws on our own political and social reality.

    Relevant books on exhibit at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center:

    · Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, 1949, 1st American edition.

    · Democracy in America, Alexis De Tocqueville, 1841, 1st complete edition.

     

Apr 21, 2020

Tuesday

Apr 24, 2020

Friday

Apr 29, 2020

Wednesday

May 22, 2020

Friday

Aug 27, 2020

Thursday