2023 Honors College Virginia Ball Creative Inquiry Fellows

Since its launch in 2000, Ball State's Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry has served as a site for semester-long student-driven projects that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Fall 2023 marks the launch of a new partnership offering the hallmark VBC experiences to all undergraduates under the umbrella of Ball State's celebrated Honors College. We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for two inaugural Creative Inquiry Faculty Fellows, one in Fine Arts/Humanities/Design, and one in Natural/Social Sciences.

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Current Student Opportunities

Click here to review the Spring 2023 Student Opportunities!

Spring 2022

Check out the video on the left to take a look inside the Spring 2022 on-campus cross-disciplinary course "Storytelling Across Cultures & Disciplines" led by Beth Messner (Communication Studies), Jayne Beilke (Education Studies), and André Garner (Theatre & Dance).

Celebrating 20 Years

The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry was born in Fall 2000 with student-driven, interdisciplinary projects that launched Ball State's signature work of immersive learning. Take a look back with us at some moments and memories from twenty years of academic innovation at the VBC!


Learn about past seminars facilitated through our center and meet the participating faculty and students by reading their stories.

Awards and Recognition

Read through our archives to see awards and recognition our center has earned throughout our history.

Fellowship Opportunities

The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry provides opportunities to Ball State faculty and staff to partake in interdisciplinary, community-focused seminars each year. Learn how to propose a project of your own or take part in one.

Contact Us

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Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry

3401 W University Ave
Muncie, IN 47304

9 a.m.-5 p.m.