July 9, 2018

Young man holding a "I [heart] Ball State" sign in front of the Centennial banner that reads "Proud Past. Bright Future. Celebrating 100 years."

Ball State University is taking its Centennial Celebration to communities throughout Indiana, starting in July.

Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, the Ball State Centennial Celebration Roadshow will have cupcakes, giveaways, fun for families, and a community service project—assembling literacy kits for local families in partnership with local United Ways. The first stop will be in Gas City on July 24. The roadshow will come to South Bend on September 7 and Valparaiso on October 21, and several more visits are in the works.

Delaina Boyd, director of the Office of Community Engagement, said guests will find there is more to Ball State than they may think.

“We hope people will get to know us better and see how we’ve grown beyond our roots as a Teachers College to a world-class University,” she said. “There will be fun things to do. Most of all, we hope our guests will participate in our community service project.

“Social responsibility is a core Ball State value. It’s so important to us that it’s part of the Beneficence Pledge that we encourage every member of the University community to follow. Since our founding in 1918, Ball State has done more than educate students. We’ve served our neighbors.”

For more about Ball State’s Centennial Celebration, visit bsu.edu/100.