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Theatre & Dance

Whether supporting our students through scholarship funds, helping our students audition across the country with travel assistance, allowing our recognitions to flourish through competitions such as the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the American College Dance Association, contributing to our mission of making Delaware County a better place for all its residents with programs such as the Prism Project which provides performance opportunities for exceptionally-abled children, or helping those students who face dire financial need based on their personal circumstances, our donors continue to make a huge difference in the lives of our students.

This year, we are particularly hopeful that our theatre and dance family and friends will look to support not only our traditional funds that give immediate impact to students [Theatre Scholarships (Fund 8360), Dance Scholarships (Fund 8361), Theatre General (Fund 8303), and Alumni Fund (Fund 8340)], our currently endowed scholarships honoring faculty, students, and benefactors, but also will help us endow two scholarships: The first was started by Alumni Society board member Bill Surber and his family. The Surber Family Scholarship (Fund 8385) salutes the efforts made by parents who stand by their children when they enter this competitive field. Please help us create another new endowment by getting this fund over the endowed threshold! The second fund, the Kimberly Ruse Roberts Theatre Education Scholarship (Fund 8387), will support theatre education students and honor the memory of Kimberly Ruse Roberts. Kim was a theatre and speech education graduate and a high school theater teacher at Muncie Southside, Muncie Central, and Southport. Thanks to a group of donors, $12,500 has already been committed in matching funds towards this endowment. Please help endow this scholarship by making a gift to honor Kim's memory! Finally, the Department is pleased that a fund to honor our late colleague, Dr. Troy Dobosiewicz (who passed away in February) has been created by his partner Jim McNab. The Dr. Troy Dobosiewicz Theatre Education Student Support Fund 8386 will be use to support student teachers.

Make your gift today that will have a lasting impact on our students, our Department, and those who benefit from our endeavors.

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First 5 Challenge!
Theatre & Dance, CICS, Special Education, Comm Studies, and School of Music are the winners of an additional $500 in challenge funds!
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Brunch Leaderboard
The five areas that raise the most money from 10 a.m. - Noon each receive $1,000 in challenge funds
Rank Prize Area Raised
1 $1,000 Men's Tennis $11,320.00
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $6,379.00
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $5,260.00
4 $1,000 Gymnastics $4,645.00
5 $1,000 Men's Golf $3,605.00
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College Donor Leaderboard
The college that has the most donors will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 666
2 College of Communication, Information, and Media 618
3 College of Sciences and Humanities 617
4 College of Health 329
5 Teachers College 272
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Academic Area Gift Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 863
2 $3,000 Communication Studies 465
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 258
4 School of Kinesiology 131
5 Burris Laboratory School 122
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red. Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $5,000 from the Alumni Council to Ball State's greatest needs.
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Young Alumni Challenge
Gifts from 50 young alumni (graduated 2013-2023) between noon and 4 p.m. unlocks $500 to Student Scholarships!
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Theatre & Dance $15,000 Match
BSU Grad Tom Murphy will match the first $15,000 given to support Theatre & Dance scholarships and programming in the College of Fine Arts.
$15,000 MATCHED
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Last Hour Leaderboard
The area that rasises the most money from 11 -11:59 p.m. will receive $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Area Raised
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $4,550.00
2 Field Hockey $1,424.98
3 Indiana Academy $870.00
4 Black Alumni Council $835.00
5 Sociology $725.00
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I Spy Charlie
I Spy Charlie campus treasure hunt: Find a Charlie Cardinal plush hidden around campus for a chance to designate $250 to the fund of your choice! Follow @BSUFoundation on Instagram for details.
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Dash & Splash Winners
Dash & Splash: Top two racers receive $1,000 each to designate to the fund they represent.
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CFA Leaderboard
The unit in the College of Fine Arts, with the largest percent increase in the number of distinct donors from last year's OBSD will receive $500 from Dean Seth Beckman.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $500 David Owsley Museum of Art +19.44% 43
goal: 36
2 Theatre & Dance -9.54% 512
goal: 566
3 School of Music -29.41% 84
goal: 119
4 School of Art -67.50% 13
goal: 40
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Morning Leaderboard
The three departments/units/teams with the most donors by 10 a.m. receives $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $2,500 Theatre & Dance 138
2 $1,500 Indiana Academy 60
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 51
4 Soccer 33
5 School of Kinesiology 30
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College Leaderboard
The three colleges with the biggest percentage of increased gifts from OBSD 2022 will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1000.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Gifts
1 $3,000 College of Architecture & Planning +13.88% 238
goal: 209
2 $2,000 College of Health +5.37% 353
goal: 335
3 $1,000 College of Sciences and Humanities -2.74% 675
goal: 694
4 College of Communication, Information, and Media -4.64% 945
goal: 991
5 College of Fine Arts -22.58% 1,046
goal: 1,351
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Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 1,006
2 $1,000 College of Fine Arts 666
3 $1,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 618
4 $1,000 College of Sciences and Humanities 617
5 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 512
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OBSD Video Challenge
Share any of the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Evening Leaderboard Challenge
The five areas with the most donors between 8-10 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 74
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy 53
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 38
4 $1,000 Men's Golf 28
5 $1,000 Field Hockey 26
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International Alumni Challenge
Daniel Vidal from Puerto Rico was the first international alum to Men's Tennis!
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Morning Donor Challenge
Brittanie Davis won $1,000 for Spectrum in challenge funds Paaige Turner won $1,000 for Comm Studies in challenge funds Mary Spillman won $1,000 for the Journalism Department Marilyn Chalupa won $1,000 for the Career Center Riley Harman won $1,000 for the Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling Dept.
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Kimberly Ruse Roberts Theatre Education Match
When $10,000 is received in memory of Kimberly Ruse Roberts to the Kimberly Ruse Roberts Theatre Education Scholarship fund, $10,000 will be matched from a group of generous donors.
$10,000 MATCHED
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Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Ray Allen will give $500 each.
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Dash & Splash Fan Favorite
Dash & Splash event: Fan favorite receives $250 to designate to the fund they represent.
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LinkedIn $1,000 Challenge
Share a One Ball State Day post on LinkedIn on April 5th for a chance to designate $1,000 to your favorite Ball State area! Use #OneBallState and tag the Ball State Foundation!
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