September 19, 2018
The Department of Theatre and Dance's latest production "Green Day's American Idiot" takes the stage at University Theatre starting 7:30 p.m. on September 21.
September 17, 2018
Ball State using pp to conduct research on anglers and their catches.
September 17, 2018
INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY magazine recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
September 14, 2018
The Ball State campus community poured into downtown Muncie Thursday to participate in the kick off of the United Way of Delaware County’s 2018 fundraising campaign.
September 14, 2018
The David Owsley Museum of Art will present “The Power of Place: 100 Years of Architecture at Ball State University” from September 27 through December 21.
September 10, 2018
The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) presents a unique exhibition of art by Edward Gorey along with the art he consumed and collected. “Gorey’s Worlds” is on view from September 27 through December 21, 2018.
September 10, 2018
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis brings 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players to Ball State University’s campus at 9 p.m., Oct. 13 in Sursa Hall.
September 10, 2018
The United Way of St. Joseph County received more than 200 literacy kits assembled by volunteers who attended the Ball State University Centennial Celebration Roadshow in Downtown South Bend on Friday, Sept. 7.
September 7, 2018
Ball State University’s Board of Trustees reviewed the proposed design of the $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building, another step in the University’s plan to meet the growing demand for STEM professionals.
September 7, 2018
The campus community came together Thursday, September 6, to kick off a yearlong celebration of University’s 100th anniversary.
August 30, 2018
Ball State University is taking its Centennial Celebration to South Bend on Sept. 7, the eve of its football game against Notre Dame.
August 29, 2018
Raising taxes on cigarettes reduces nicotine use, even for e-cigarettes, and increases sales of smoking cessation products.
August 28, 2018
Rural America is suffering from a shortage of qualified mental health professionals, who are being attracted by higher salaries paid in larger communities.
August 28, 2018
The study found that among women who experience a miscarriage, those who attend religious services frequently have significantly better mental health than those who attend less frequently.
August 28, 2018
National Weather Service awards University StormReady designation.
August 22, 2018
Presence of family members during resuscitation efforts growing in acceptance by physicians, says study.
August 21, 2018
Students from Ball State University have been compiling a list of historical sites relevant to the history of African-Americans in Indiana for the foundation of a recently awarded National Park Service African American Civil Rights Grant.
August 16, 2018
July 30, 2018
Ball State made the important change to its admission process for its Fall 2019 class. The approach will give the university the flexibility to attract more students who are likely to be successful at the University.
July 18, 2018
The Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center will be dedicated on Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. Adjacent to Worthen Arena between Gates 1 and 2, the new 19,000-square-foot facility provides a dedicated space for volleyball and basketball practices.
July 18, 2018
Ball State will confer about 1,500 degrees at Summer Commencement on Saturday, July 21, at Worthen Arena. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
July 9, 2018
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.
June 26, 2018
From the opioid epidemic to aging baby boomers, new and emerging societal challenges have created a dire need for licensed clinical social workers in Indiana and across the nation. To help meet this demand, Ball State University has created a new Master of Social Work (MSW) program
June 25, 2018
The new school board will spend two years creating a long-term plan for MCS. The first year will be dedicated to gaining community input about the future of the schools.
June 20, 2018
June 4, 2018
Ball State University will have a public forum June 12 in connection with the selection process for the new Muncie Community Schools board. The forum will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Muncie Central High School.
May 21, 2018
Beth Goetz will join Ball State next month as the new Athletics Director.
May 16, 2018
Under a resolution passed by Ball State’s Board of Trustees, the University will begin the process of appointing a school board to manage Muncie Community Schools.
May 14, 2018
May 5, 2018
President Mearns calls on graduates to always remember the Beneficence Pledge.
May 3, 2018
Ball State’s Board of Trustees approves the construction of a $4 million Multicultural Center designed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse campus.
May 1, 2018
The David Owsley Museum of Art will host a ticketed gala fundraiser on May 18. Tickets cost $50 per person and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. A free, public floral exhibition will follow May 19-20.
April 25, 2018
The Department of Theatre and Dance’s latest production, ‘Cinderella,’ will open at 7:30 p.m. on April 25 at University Theatre, with additional shows at 7:30 p.m. April 26-28 as well as 2:30 p.m. April 28.
April 20, 2018
Ball State University has selected Dr. Paaige K. Turner as the new dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media.
April 20, 2018
April 16, 2018
Geoffrey S. Mearns, the president of Ball State University, has selected Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills to serve as the new Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
March 30, 2018
Ball State University’s Board of Trustees has approved construction of a new $18 million parking garage as part of a long-term plan to develop a new East Mall and make the campus friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists.
March 21, 2018
The Department of Theatre and Dance’s latest production, “A Chorus Line,” will open at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at University Theatre, with shows at 7:30 p.m. March 24-25 and 27-31 as well as 2:30 p.m. March 25 and 31.
March 15, 2018
Read the email from President Mearns to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni on March 15, 2018, regarding House Bill 1315.
March 6, 2018
On March 6, the Indiana Senate passed a bill allowing Ball State University to assume responsibility for managing Muncie Community Schools. Read the email from President Mearns to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
February 6, 2018
The David Owsley Museum of Art will be the sole Midwestern venue for Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, a traveling exhibition that includes many paintings and drawings that have never before been publicly displayed. The exhibition will be at DOMA from February 1 to May 20, 2018
February 1, 2018
February 1, 2018
The Department of Theatre and Dance’s latest production, “Detroit ’67,” will open at 7:30 p.m. February 2 at University Theatre, with shows at 7:30 p.m. February 3 and February 6-10 as well as 2:30 p.m. February 4.
January 24, 2018
Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns expresses appreciation regarding legislation that would allow the University to assume responsibility for the Muncie Community Schools (MCS).
January 24, 2018
Ball State University will offer gender inclusive housing as part of its commitment to provide safe, inclusive and supportive living environments for all its students.
January 17, 2018
January 16, 2018
Ball State University students are taking their news reporting skills to South Korea in February to be part of an international media contingent at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
January 10, 2018
Jasmine Rand, an attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, will deliver a “Modern Civil Rights Movement” keynote of Ball State University’s 38th annual Unity Week 2018.
December 15, 2017
The Board of Trustees approved increasing housing and dining costs by 1.6 percent, making the University one of the most affordable options for students.
December 11, 2017
Dozens of students participated in a wrap-a-thon as part of the university’s annual Angel Tree program. Gifts will go to more than 500 children.
December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017
Indiana Public Radio is presenting an original radio play “A Christmas Truce” written by playwriting professor Tom Horan at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Sursa Performance Hall. Horan’s drama tells the story of a World War I ceasefire on Christmas Day.
December 7, 2017
"It Can Happen Here: A Modern Dance Concert,” opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at University Theatre, with more performances at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 10.
November 21, 2017
Current Trustees E. Renae Conley, Jean Ann Harcourt and Mike McDaniel were reappointed to four-year terms, which are effective through Dec. 31, 2022.
November 15, 2017
Ball State University offers one of the best undergraduate entrepreneurship programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses, according to an analysis by The Princeton Review.
November 10, 2017
The Ball State University and Muncie community celebrated the renovations of Emens Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
November 9, 2017
Ball State, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Indiana Department of Education are partnering to sponsor a high school student entrepreneurship pitch competition in 2018. The prize package is worth over $100,000.
November 6, 2017
“We Fly” captures spirit of intellectual curiosity and bold ambitions.
October 30, 2017
The stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece runs Nov. 3 through Nov. 11. Buy tickets at University Theatre Box Office.
October 17, 2017
Ball State is expanding a years-long partnership with the NCAA. Digital sports production students will manage social media content throughout the preseason, regular season and postseason.
October 16, 2017
October 9, 2017
October 3, 2017
September 25, 2017
Beginning Sept. 28, patrons at the David Owsley Museum of Art can discover a selection of works of internationally renowned artists whose explorations on the topic include installations, code art (artwork generated by computer programming), augmented and virtual reality and human-computer interaction.
September 18, 2017
The musical comedy “Damn Yankees” opens at Ball State at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at University Theatre. Additional performances can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Sept. 26-30 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1.
September 14, 2017
The gift by the Muncie-based foundation brings the Mearns/Proud Family Endowed Scholarship Fund to about $430,000. The scholarship was announced during Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns’ installation on Sept. 8.
September 11, 2017
Activist, academic and author Angela Davis visits Ball State on Sept. 22. Her presentation is part of the university’s annual lineup of speakers, which also includes young activists Julissa Arce and Alex Sheen and historian Abby Smith Rumsey.
September 8, 2017
During his formal installation as Ball State’s 17th president, Geoffrey S. Mearns announced that he and his wife, Jennifer, are funding scholarships to assist local high school students with their dreams of attending college.
September 8, 2017
Ball State moves ahead with plans to reshape the northern edge of campus with a new residence hall, dining facility and realignment of McKinley Avenue.
August 29, 2017
Ball State’s total enrollment has hit a record of 22,513—the largest in school history.
August 29, 2017
Five-time Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson will visit Ball State University this fall as a visiting guest artist. Ferguson, who portrays the character of Mitchell Pritchett on ABC’s award-winning sitcom “Modern Family,” will visit campus Dec. 1-3.
August 25, 2017
A new exhibition showcasing solo work from artist Stacey Lee Webber is open at Ball State University’s Atrium Gallery through Sept. 20. Webber’s exhibition, titled “Objectified,” uses a combination of objects, jewelry and sculpture to celebrate the blue-collar work ethic of American families.
July 21, 2017
The first phase of the new north student neighborhood will feature a five-story residence hall, a stand-alone dining facility, and the realignment of McKinley Avenue.
June 7, 2017
Support from the General Assembly, continued prudent management of funds, and dedication of faculty and staff leads the Board of Trustees to adopt the smallest tuition increase in more than 40 years.
June 5, 2017
Ball State University will conduct a public hearing concerning its proposed tuition and mandatory fee rate increase.
May 30, 2017
Alumnus Arlesha Moore will attend the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom this fall as a 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipient. The grant, established by the U.S. Department of State in 1946, provides funding for students and alumni to conduct research or teach English in more than 140 countries worldwide.
May 24, 2017
Ball State has joined with other state universities to secure Microsoft products at a significant reduction in cost.
May 5, 2017
Support from the General Assembly, and continued prudent management of funds, has led the Board of Trustees to announce it will adopt on June 7 the lowest proposed tuition increase in more than 40 years.
April 25, 2017
Explore the life of one of the world’s most famous no-nonsense nannies in the Department of Theatre and Dance’s contemporary dance production, “Reimagining Mary”. Performances take place on the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. April 26-29.
April 24, 2017
April 13, 2017
Tyehimba Jess, who recently won a Pulitzer for his second book of poetry, will conduct a public reading of his work April 18 at 7pm in AJ 175.
March 31, 2017
Senior Honors College biology major Ellen Wagner becomes third Ball State student to receive a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award will provide her with a stipend for her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
March 31, 2017
The Board of Trustees approved a master of social work and a bachelor of architecture, subject to approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Trustees also named the honorary degree recipient for Spring Commencement.
March 27, 2017
“Shrek the Musical,” the story of a reclusive green ogre and his adventures in a land full of fairy tale characters, opens at Ball State University at 7:30 p.m. March 31 and April 1-2 and 4-8, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on April 2, 8 and 9. Tickets are available at the University Theatre box office and online.
March 15, 2017
Renovations and refurbishment breathe new energy into the home of Ball State’s president as the university prepares for its 100th anniversary.
March 9, 2017
Responding to a recent act of intolerance, interim president Terry King addresses the campus community.
March 2, 2017
In his new position, William Betts will oversee the Health Center, the Counseling Center, the Testing Center, the Office of Victim Services and the Office of Health Alcohol and Drug Education. Betts came to Ball State from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
February 22, 2017
Ball State will unveil its Bicycle Master Plan during a public hearing March 1 in the Pittenger Student Center.
February 17, 2017
Ball State University is saddened by the passing of Rodney Davis, a longtime professor in the Miller College of Business.
February 15, 2017
Incoming President Geoffrey S. Mearns will begin at Ball State University on Monday, May 15.
February 14, 2017
Ball State’s participation in the voluntary FCC spectrum auction has ended, and the university will continue broadcasting.
February 7, 2017
February 3, 2017
The Ball State University Board of Trustees today approved a paid parental leave policy for employees upon the birth or adoption of a child.
January 30, 2017
The production opens Feb. 3 and continues through Feb. 11. Buy tickets from the box office.
January 29, 2017
January 26, 2017
“SHIFT: Jongil Ma, Christopher Smith, Corban Walker,” a global exhibition presenting contemporary works from three international artists, will explore how people see and experience space and time as well as physical and emotional realities. The exhibit runs Jan. 20-May 7 with music and lectures throughout the semester.
January 26, 2017
Members of the Ball State University community connected with lawmakers and other key stakeholders. They shared stories and information about how the university benefits students and the state as a whole, and illustrated the impact those students then have in their career fields, their communities across the state and around the world.
January 24, 2017
Trustees select Geoffrey S. Mearns as the 17th president of Ball State University.
January 18, 2017
Al Rent, a fixture in local broadcasting and a champion of Ball State University, has died after an extended illness. He was 73.
January 10, 2017
U.S. News & World Report ranks three of Ball State’s online graduate programs in the top 20.
January 9, 2017
Kathy Wolf brings years of nonprofit and corporate experience to bear as the new vice president for marketing and communications at Ball State.
January 9, 2017
A nationally renowned political activist will discuss the impact of Martin Luther King during the keynote address for Unity Week.
January 6, 2017
Gov. Mike Pence names Brian Gallagher, ’81 LHD ’03, to Ball State University Board of Trustees.
December 29, 2016
December 22, 2016
The retiring Ball State trustee was honored for his lifetime of service to his alma mater and community.
December 16, 2016
The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved the issuance of finance bonds to fund the construction of the health professions building.
December 13, 2016
The Human Performance Laboratory will participate in a $170 million study about why exercise is good for the body at a molecular level.
December 7, 2016
The Ball State University community is saddened to learn of the passing of Lavera Knight Hughes, a Ball State alumna and the wife of Ball State Trustee Hollis E. Hughes Jr.
December 7, 2016
Ball State senior Eli Parks is producing a short instructional video about networking to assist future students with their careers.
November 30, 2016
Robert Morris, Ball State’s chief academic officer, passes away.
November 29, 2016
Gov. Mike Pence names Mike McDaniel, ’73 MPA ’79, to Ball State University Board of Trustees.
November 28, 2016
Ball State University students, faculty, staff and other community members are invited to attend an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Cardinal Hall Suite C (second floor) to discuss plans for bicycle improvements on campus.
November 28, 2016
The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday transformation is about to become one of Ball State’s largest theater productions when “A Christmas Carol” comes to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10 and 15-17, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Dec. 10-11 and 17-18.
November 9, 2016
Ball State joins five other Indiana higher education institutions to boost the number of bachelor’s degrees earned by historically underrepresented minorities.
October 27, 2016
Students and community members witnessed the legal system as the justices conducted oral arguments for a real case at Emens Auditorium.
October 19, 2016
“Swing!” brings its jazz-infused story told via song and dance to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. November 4, 5 and 8-12 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee November 6 and 13.
October 17, 2016
Students from Ball State and the University of Indianapolis have partnered to host PRSSA’s upcoming “Crossroads of Public Relations” national conference.
October 13, 2016
Ball State community is remembering James “Jim” Ruebel, who helped shape students — often by mentoring them one-on-one. He died Sunday at age 71 after an extended illness.
September 23, 2016
In a recent letter to students, Kay Bales, vice president for student affairs and enrollment services and dean of students, addresses diversity at Ball State.
September 19, 2016
“Parade,” a heart-wrenching true story about a Brooklyn-based Jewish man wrongly convicted for a crime he didn’t commit, opens at Ball State University at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in University Theatre. The production also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and Sept. 27-Oct. 1, and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.
September 16, 2016
In its debut year, CharlieTown welcomed nearly 1,500 visitors for food, games and a celebration of Ball State spirit.
September 12, 2016
ESPN’s John Anderson is among the notable speakers coming to campus as part of the fall speakers series.
September 9, 2016
The Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center after the men’s volleyball head coach from 1959 to 1998.
September 7, 2016
The group will document the 3,200-mile trip with news stories, videos, photos and social media posts.
September 2, 2016
The university earned the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from “Insight Into Diversity” magazine for the campus’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.
August 29, 2016
With 3,911 students, this year’s freshman class is the third largest in Ball State’s history, bringing total enrollment to 21,998.
August 25, 2016
We invite you to read our summer 2016 newsletter, Notes. It includes information about recent and upcoming events as well as faculty, student, and alumni news.
August 22, 2016
The student organization kicked off the academic year by working with Second Harvest Food Bank and the YWCA.
August 22, 2016
August 19, 2016
Ball State kicks off the academic year with the Fall Opening Convocation, including messages from Interim President Terry King and faculty awards.
August 19, 2016
The School of Music welcomes a number of new faculty this fall.
August 18, 2016
The kinesiology professor has been in Rio de Janeiro coaching a shot-putter, and he plans to stick around to work with the Paralympics track and field team.
August 18, 2016
The sophomore nursing major's love of Ball State had him spending almost his whole summer helping new students acclimate to campus.
August 17, 2016
Graduate student’s Clifton Snorten’s resume reads like a how-to guide for service leadership. Beyond his job as scheduler and office manager for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana and his role spearheading an Indianapolis-based summer literacy program for kids, he leads a national student organization while he pursues not one but two graduate degrees.
August 16, 2016
From dining to facilities, housing to safety, Ball State’s set for new and returning students.
July 28, 2016
Colin Grylls is part of Ball State at the Games, which is producing behind-the-scenes stories about the 2016 Summer Olympics.
July 28, 2016
Ball State group travels to the Rio Olympics to cover the games.
July 25, 2016
Ball State Police evacuate two buildings on campus after line hit; area reopened within an hour.
July 22, 2016
Ball State officials are recommending campus visitors take precautions with a heat advisory in effect during Summer Commencement.
July 22, 2016
The Ball State University Board of Trustees approve details of the general fund budget plan accepted in May, and allow employees to use more leave to care for sick family members.
July 20, 2016
With a long history as the state’s entrepreneurial university, Ball State supports Gov. Pence’s desire to boost innovative job-creation endeavors in Indiana.
July 14, 2016
The summer ceremony will begin with a processional at 9:30 a.m. July 23 in Worthen Arena.
July 8, 2016
Gov. Mike Pence names businesswoman Jean Ann Harcourt, ’75, to Ball State University Board of Trustees.
July 8, 2016
Among his contributions, he served seven years as the president of the Board of Trustees and 18 years as the vice president.
July 8, 2016
The system pulls together information from several top sources in an effort to limit confusion or distortion that comes with having multiple outlets use different tactics to assess the same thing.
June 22, 2016
After 50 years, Benny the Barber says loyal customers and ‘good kids’ made his job into a career he loved.
June 17, 2016
Music for All’s national summer music camp returns to campus for another year — this time with Ball State as a sponsor. The university has hosted the symposium since 2011, and under the sponsorship agreement, it will continue to do so through 2023.
June 15, 2016
June 13, 2016
Megan McNames revamps class’ approach to teach public relations students how to help clients meet their goals.
June 8, 2016
Students join Lee Florea, an assistant professor of geological sciences, in exploring caves, sinkholes, and underground rivers.
June 6, 2016
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award winner Lisa Rubenstein received a high honor for her teaching, research and service.
May 17, 2016
The Ball State community mourns the passing of Ronald Venderly, alumnus and benefactor of the university, who died May 12 at age 87 in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Venderly cared passionately about higher education, athletics and the arts.
May 12, 2016
Ball State’s Amanda Kedzierski plans to pursue a career in oceanic and atmospheric science. She recently won the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
May 12, 2016
May 9, 2016
Nine organists from across the country will visit Ball State’s campus May 11-15 for the first Sursa American Organ Competition, an event helping celebrate the 10-year anniversary of David and Mary Jane Sursa’s gift of the concert hall organ that bears their name.
May 6, 2016
Trustees approve the general fund budget plan for 2016-17, allowing for increased scholarship funds, launching of new College of Health and rewarding meritorious employees.
May 6, 2016
Program places students in the heart of the startup world by stationing them in a co-working space for new companies.
May 4, 2016
The Cardinals football standout returned to campus to finish school.
April 30, 2016
Senior Anthony Marquez battled a torrent of difficulties before serving in the military. He is about to graduate summa cum laude.
April 28, 2016
More than 80 students spent the past two years transforming a retired city bus into a mobile museum highlighting the stories of east central Indiana residents who worked to advance civil rights in their communities. The Freedom Bus now will begin making stops at summer events including Muncie’s Black Expo, with plans to tour elementary schools, libraries, community centers and other regional destinations this fall.
April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016
Jennifer Blackmer and a director are meeting with film industry movers and shakers to bring Blackmer’s play about a controversial military science program to the silver screen.
April 19, 2016
Come and see Ball State University's dance concert, “Dancing Towards Change” at University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 27-30.
April 15, 2016
Trustees accept the master plan proposal, name the presidential search committee and vote to honor Spring Commencement speaker and alumnus Scott McCorkle with an honorary doctor of laws degree.
April 11, 2016
Ball State alumnus Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud, will be the Spring Commencement speaker.
April 7, 2016
Ball State University is the first higher education institution in the country to earn Quality Matters’ Learner Support Program certification for online programs.
April 7, 2016
Ball State dedicates technologically advanced, student-centered Robert G. Hunt Center for Construction Management.
April 6, 2016
The Healthy Community Alliance of Delaware and Blackford Counties will hold community information sessions Thursday, April 14, at 7 a.m. at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital South Tower Atrium and at 6 p.m. at Open Door Health Services, 333 S. Madison St., Muncie, Indiana. RSVP to or 765-747-3420.
April 6, 2016
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry has announced fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The four fellows will work on a pair of partnerships, creating their interdisciplinary products over two semesters of investigation. The projects will focus on water quality and book arts.
March 28, 2016
The Ball State and Muncie communities are invited to participate in public forums taking place April 21 and 22 to provide input on desired qualities of and areas of emphasis for the new president.
March 28, 2016
Join us for Tracy Turnblad’s rise to stardom on the "Corny Collins Show" in Ball State’s production of “Hairspray,” coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. April 1-3 and 5-8, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee April 3 and 10. An 8 p.m. showing also has been scheduled for April 9.
March 28, 2016
Bill Jenkins' leadership as chairperson has brought national recognition—and growth—to the Department of Theatre and Dance and Ball State. His commitment has drawn praise from students and colleagues, earning him the 2015 Outstanding Administrator Award.
March 25, 2016
The Alexander M. Bracken Library is celebrating its 40th birthday and will have an exhibit “Bracken Library: 40 Years of Service, Innovation, and Growth” from March 25 to May 6.
March 25, 2016
Ball State has partnered with Muncie’s public schools to offer a community class that helps parents of Grades K-12 students learn English. While the adults increase their skills with help from a campus instructor, Ball State students work with and teach their children.
March 17, 2016
Teams of students help communities in Florida, Illinois and Maryland during alternative spring breaks.
March 14, 2016
The Ball State Board of Trustees announces committee chair and plans for open forums.
March 14, 2016
After a national search, Ball State University names Jennifer Bott as dean of the Miller College of Business.
March 2, 2016
Ball State receives support from alumnus “Papa John” Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation to launch the John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Ball State University.
February 24, 2016
Reality TV show “The Song” will film March 9-12 in Muncie, including on Ball State’s campus with help from university students. The program features songwriters performing original music in front of celebrity judges and is expected to air on broadcast television this fall.
February 24, 2016
February 22, 2016
Students spent 12 hours taking turn on the dance floor during Ball State's annual Dance Marathon. The event reached a fundraising record.
February 15, 2016
Fashion major Samantha Hunt puts her sewing skills to work as the owner of Knots for a Kause, a clothing business she founded in 2015. She donates proceeds from the bow ties, scarves and other accessories she makes to Ball State University Dance Marathon, which raises money for Riley Hospital for Children.
February 15, 2016
The Dance Marathon, Ball State’s largest student philanthropic event, begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Field Sports Building. It involves more than 1,000 students participating in 12 hours’ worth of dancing, games and other entertainment for a great cause: raising money for Riley Hospital for Children.
January 29, 2016
The new Ball State College of Health will offer degrees in counseling psychology, health science, kinesiology, nutrition/dietetics, nursing, speech pathology and audiology, and social work.
January 29, 2016
Why did he receive the honor? He student teaches in the Navajo Nation. He volunteers. He’s president of a student organization. And that only scrapes the surface of his commitment.
January 28, 2016
Ball State students collect bottled water to send to Flint, Michigan, where thousands of residents have been exposed to lead contamination.
January 28, 2016
Diversity activist and co-star of “Breaking Bad” RJ Mitte and entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson are among the speakers at Ball State this spring.
January 28, 2016
The School of Music is pleased to introduce its inaugural newsletter Notes which recaps recent news and events in our community.
January 21, 2016
A new study by the Center for Economic and Business Research finds jobs are following employees to communities, a major change from several decades ago.
January 20, 2016
Research finds that adding a park or playground to a neighborhood reaps immediate health benefits for children and might provide long-term savings on health care.
January 19, 2016
A recent study finds that high schools around the country are taking measures to reduce violence but arming personnel is not one of them.
January 11, 2016
The assistant professor of communication studies once would have only graded her teaching with a "C." Today, she's considered one of Ball State's best.
January 11, 2016
Former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will speak at Ball State about “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. His speech in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of the events during the university’s Unity Week, Jan. 18-23.
January 7, 2016
Landscape architecture students from Ball State have created an improvement plan for Muncie’s Whitely neighborhood, based in part on GIS data they gathered. The information also benefits ScoutMuncie, the city’s most comprehensive architectural survey in 30 years.
December 29, 2015
A playscape for Muncie Head Start adds learning to outdoor play—with help from College of Architecture and Planning students and the community.
December 18, 2015
Trustees note high ratings by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, reflecting a solid financial outlook for the university.
December 17, 2015
New Ball State Commencement app links students and guests to important information about the ceremony.
December 14, 2015
Animation professor John Ludwick spent years working on his short film, “Claire & the Keys.” Now the film is receiving praise and accolades at festivals worldwide.
December 7, 2015
A report from the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) forecasts the state and national economies will grow about 2 percent in 2016, an indication that sluggish GDP rates are the new normal.
December 3, 2015
John Seffrin, a Ball State graduate who recently retired as CEO of the American Cancer Society, will be the main speaker for December Commencement.
December 2, 2015
Marzena Krzeminska-Baluch, a Polish glass artist, is spending the 2015-16 academic year teaching cold-working techniques to Ball State students, some of whom will travel to her native country for a series of workshops and educational field trips in May.
December 2, 2015
My Voice lets students recommend ways to improve Ball State. Voting runs through Dec. 11 to select ideas, which a student team will research then proposed to administrators.
December 1, 2015
Come and see Ball State University's dance concert, “Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and Present,” at University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13.
November 30, 2015
Ball State alumnus David Letterman gives collection of memorabilia from his 33-year TV career to Ball State University.
November 24, 2015
Ball State history professor Ken Hall will return to Cambodia to fill the gaps in knowledge of the Khmer Empire of Angkor, which existed from the ninth to the 15th centuries.
November 17, 2015
Retired telecommunications professor Steve Bell reflects on a career that included covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy, working as a war correspondent in Vietnam and Cambodia, and being on the ground floor of "Good Morning America."
November 17, 2015
Faculty and students now have remote access to a telescope located off the coast of northern Africa.
November 11, 2015
David Letterman returns to his alma mater Nov. 30 to host a discussion with filmmakers Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller.
November 4, 2015
Nonpartisan Hoosier Survey, developed annually through a Ball State University Bowen Center for Public Affairs and WISH-TV partnership, provides Indiana policymakers with insight into public opinion on current key issues.
November 4, 2015
As a Fulbright Scholar, Ball State Professor Nihal Perera will research and teach urban planning in Myanmar.
November 2, 2015
Ball State is expected to draw some of the nation’s top young piano performers, when it hosts preliminary auditions for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Nov. 13-15 at Sursa Performance Hall. Tickets will be available beginning Nov. 2 online or at the Emens box office. Other worldwide preliminary audition sites are London, Tokyo, and Hamburg, Germany.
October 30, 2015
As a Ball State student, theater instructor Colin Hart discovered the medical nightmares that inspired "Frankenstein."
October 28, 2015
CBER report finds that Indiana may have an excess supply of trained teachers and not a shortage.
October 27, 2015
“As You Like It,” one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, will open at Ball State University at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in University Theatre. The production will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 10-14, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8.
October 26, 2015
Aquatic researcher Mark Pyron will participate in a study to examine how large water systems impact life on two continents and how climate change could affect those ecosystems.
October 20, 2015
A new report finds that wheelchair users look at a variety of factors including accessibility and privacy when selecting a college.
October 19, 2015
Sophomore Shelby Sneed won Ball State's first Chirp! Chirp! Spirit Scholarship, which covers half of in-state tuition for a semester.
October 12, 2015
Working with staff from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, artists and designers from Ball State University's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts have created a virtual world that authentically simulates Buffalo Bill's Wild West, one of the era’s most popular exhibitions dramatizing frontier life.
October 9, 2015
Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award winners Drew Vidal and Michael Elliott discuss the creation of their original play, 'Frankenstein.'
October 5, 2015
A new study by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) finds that Indiana ranked 39th among the 50 states for health, education and living standards in 2014 as well as a significant disparity among the counties.
October 5, 2015
A new study establishes standards for cardiorespiratory fitness.
October 5, 2015
September 30, 2015
The new Indiana Communities Institute will build upon the university’s long-standing role in assisting cities and towns around the state. Research shows if a community is an attractive place to live, the jobs will follow.
September 30, 2015
The National Endowment for the Humanities is singling out two Ball State projects — What Middletown Read and The Real Buffalo Bill — as among the most significant the agency has funded in its first 50 years.
September 28, 2015
A 90-day stint at the bottom of the world was an amazing experience for geologist Carolyn Dowling, who is studying how various chemicals break down rocks in Antarctica and comparing the process to inhabited areas.
September 25, 2015
Longtime broadcaster and community activist Al Rent will oversee public broadcasting operations at Ball State.
September 23, 2015
Trustees approve the creation of a College of Health and support the renovation of Emens Auditorium as a campus-community collaboration.
September 22, 2015
A Ball State University exhibition, Anders Ruhwald: One Thing Follows Another (And You Make It Happen), has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious 2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale of Korea. Ruhwald’s exhibition will be featured in the main Biennale exhibition, The Making Process, which is on view through Oct. 25.
September 17, 2015
"Mad World," the winner of the university's 2014 Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival, will make its debut at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in University Theatre. The production also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and Sept. 29-Oct. 3, and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.
September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015
Ball State has unveiled its Weidner Center for Residential Property Management, thanks to a million-dollar gift from one of the largest apartment owners in the United States. The donation by Dean Weidner, owner of Weidner Apartment Homes, will help elevate Ball State's program to national status.
September 8, 2015
Ball State University’s total student enrollment increases 2.6 percent for fall 2015.
September 8, 2015
Iranian author Firoozeh Dumas, whose book is this year’s Freshman Common Reader, and Randi Zuckerberg, businesswoman and sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, are among the speakers at Ball State this fall.
August 31, 2015
President Paul W. Ferguson has announced the awarding of 16 Academic Excellence Grants representing approximately $4.2 million in funding for new initiatives in The Centennial Commitment (18 by ’18).
August 24, 2015
Ball State University's newly renovated Botsford/Swinford Halls in Johnson Complex opened this fall, housing about 600 students in Ball State's Emerging Media and Communications Living-Learning Communities. The six-story, $35.7-million structure is home to the latest in sustainable design features catering to today's eco-conscious millennials.
August 24, 2015
Is it an apartment complex or an apartment community? Study promotes proper word choice to improve the public’s perception of apartment life.
August 23, 2015
The School of Music welcomes its new faculty for fall 2015.
August 21, 2015
Longtime exercise science professor Lenny Kaminsky received Ball State’s Outstanding Faculty Award during the Fall Opening Convocation. The award honors excellence in teaching, research or creative endeavors, and service by a faculty member who has worked for the university for more than five years.
August 21, 2015
Landscape architecture students and the Indianapolis parks department create an urban farm that fills a neighborhood’s need for fresh produce, education, and a sense of community.
August 19, 2015
The Ball State arboretum became nationally accredited, joining an elite field across the U.S.
August 18, 2015
Ball State University receives more than half a million dollars in restitution from the sale of convicted criminal’s assets.
July 28, 2015
This month a group of 24 students from across Iraq have converged on Ball State’s campus as part of an educational exchange program hosted by the university’s Center for International Development (CID).
July 24, 2015
Medieval jousting, farming and fried foods will be the focus of student reports from the Indiana State Fair.
July 24, 2015
A study found that a former world champion sprinter has a high abundance of the rare and powerful super fast-twitch muscle fibers.
July 23, 2015
Ball State students have created a website that allows visitors to Beech Grove Cemetery to take a walking tour to explore and learn about the historical figures buried at the site.
July 20, 2015
Ball State’s Lee Florea will embark on a trip of a lifetime—collecting data from inside an ice cave within a glacier atop Mount Rainier. The assistant professor of geology, other researchers and cavers will examine the effect of global climate change and how life can thrive in extreme conditions, including on other planets.
July 17, 2015
Trustees approve a new $62.5 million health professions building project and issuance of a bond for funding its construction.
July 16, 2015
Two of Ball State’s mobile apps were recently honored for their innovative designs. Achievements rewards Pell Grant recipients for using programs and services to keep them on track to earning a bachelor’s degree in four years. Users of The Traveler can chronicle their experiences as they visit other locales.
July 16, 2015
Ball State University faculty members received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and partnered with the Muncie Public Library and Muncie Action Plan to coordinate The Big Read, a community-wide reading of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451."
July 15, 2015
Ball State leads the state in improvement of on-time graduation rates, says ICHE report.
July 10, 2015
Instant Classic, comprised of three School of Music alumni, was named the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2015 International Quartet Champions.
July 1, 2015
Recent Ball State graduate Adam Marchand won third place in the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition. Marchand was one of three musicians from around the world selected for the final round of the competition.
July 1, 2015
June 26, 2015
Indiana Academy English teacher David Haynes earns a Lilly Endowment grant to fund short thriller film he co-wrote and is producing.
June 25, 2015
Ball State Foundation explores divestment strategy, balancing investment responsibilities with ongoing sustainability efforts.
June 22, 2015
Ball State student Sarah Ashcraft won a national scholarship created by journalist Katie Couric. The psychology major is using her award to pursue her dream of helping others.
June 19, 2015
June 18, 2015
Ball State alumni Jules and Terry Mominee run Mominee Studios Inc., a business that designs and restores stained glass in historic buildings.
June 15, 2015
High school music students and high school and middle school music educators will flock to Ball State again this summer. The university will host the annual Music for All Symposium from June 20-27.
June 15, 2015
June 11, 2015
Ball State faculty recently used soccer to improve relations between Tajikistan and the U.S.
June 11, 2015
Turner Classic Movies and Ball State have teamed up to offer an online film noir course highlighting 100 features. The class introduces video annotation technology that allows students to discuss scenes in real time, anywhere in the world.
June 11, 2015
Indiana has earned good grades in the latest Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card issued by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
June 5, 2015
Ball State limits increases for tuition and fees while raising financial aid to students.
May 27, 2015
Ball State students are shooting four movies on location as part of the Ireland Summer Film Immersion program.
May 27, 2015
“Musica in Situ,” a concert series featuring an intergenerational choir singing at historic sites, will bring five concerts to venues across Indiana this summer, ending with a June 14 performance at Indianapolis’ Indiana War Memorial.
May 27, 2015
May 22, 2015
For its season finale episode of "The Universe," the popular documentary series on the History Channel will include multiple virtual 3-D simulations created by artists from Ball State's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts (IDIA).
May 15, 2015
Ball State's director of immersive learning has received a PEN Award for the artistic promise of her plays.
May 13, 2015
School of Music alumnus Kevin Ray ('09) and his band Walk the Moon were recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine. The band is currently number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
May 13, 2015
CBER study finds that a fixed-route bus system may help companies to retain employees.
May 12, 2015
A new phone app produced by an immersive learning experience at Ball State leads visitors on guided tours that highlight the cultural history of Indiana State Parks.
May 12, 2015
This spring, Briana Sosenheimer, a doctoral student in the School of Music, created an opera for children inspired by "The Serpent," a poem by Theodore Roethe. The opera toured four Muncie elementary schools, and Sosenheimer said principals, teachers, and the children all seemed receptive to its positive message.
May 12, 2015
May 11, 2015
Denise Blankenberger, who just completed her junior year in the Honors College and is studying architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning, has been named a 2015 Udall Scholar.
May 6, 2015
Our Student News Round Up provides up-to-date information on the latest student news, events, and accomplishments.
May 1, 2015
Trustees express appreciation for increased state funding and approve a policy that enhances faculty accountability.
April 30, 2015
Two Ball State speech team members recently picked up individual national championship titles.
April 30, 2015
An immersive learning class is ready to premiere “Indiana Crossrails: A Transit Choice,” the centerpiece of a campaign to raise awareness of Hoosiers about rail transportation.
April 29, 2015
Vince Bertram, president and CEO of Project Lead The Way and Ball State alumnus, to speak at Teachers College commencement.
April 27, 2015
John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza and a 1983 Ball State alumnus, will speak at commencement and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
April 22, 2015
Children will soon be able to solve science and engineering issues facing astronauts on the International Space Station thanks to a new game created by Ball State University students.
April 22, 2015
A new study finds that cutting meth supplies doesn’t reduce the number of sexually transmitted infections as previously thought.
April 22, 2015
The Miller College of Business and its accounting program at Ball State University have maintained their business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
April 20, 2015
Ball State is responding to a policy statement from the American Heart Association to collect fitness data around the country to help Americans battle cardiovascular disease and improve health.
April 20, 2015
April 10, 2015
Ball State students have spent the semester partnering with The Facing Project to give voice to Muncie residents living with depression. The public will get a chance hear the first-person stories at a community read at 7 p.m. April 23 at Muncie Civic Theatre.
April 8, 2015
Ball State's dance majors will explore how The Beatles can generate and express movement through "All You Need Is Love," coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. April 22-25.
April 7, 2015
April 6, 2015
Biologist Gary Dodson and a Ball State alumna have been able to measure the rate of color change in the body of a spider species. The females blend in with the backgrounds where they hunt prey, but their many suitors still manage to find them.
April 2, 2015
Ball State University’s Sports Link, the nation’s first fully immersive digital sports production program, will again play a role in one of the largest sporting events in the country — the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
March 30, 2015
The new Video News Studio is preparing tomorrow’s journalists and strategic communicators.
March 26, 2015
March 23, 2015
Ball State’s Chris Flook is leading a photography survey across the state to capture historic structures and downtowns in rural Indiana.
March 23, 2015
"Oklahoma!" will be performed at Ball State University March 27, 28, 29 and 31 and April 1-4 in University Theatre. This innovative musical puts a heart-warming spin on a relationship dilemma.
March 23, 2015
Walking on an incline could improve the physical conditioning of people with knee osteoarthritis or knee replacements, says new study.
March 17, 2015
John Schnatter, a 1983 Ball State graduate and founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, will speak and receive an honorary degree at the university’s Spring Commencement.
March 13, 2015
A faculty-student research team will return to Mount Everest in May to continue their studies on the extent of drinking water contamination from human waste on the world’s tallest mountain.
March 13, 2015
March 11, 2015
Indiana has one of the worst rates of meth abuse in the nation, but adopting prescription-only policies for cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine could be cost the state millions each year.
March 9, 2015
A study by the Center for Business and Economic Research has found mistakes in property assessments across the state causing errors in tax bills, which are particularly hard on low-income taxpayers.
March 9, 2015
Bernie Hannon, vice president for business affairs at Ball State said university officials have contacted or are working with the IRS, the FTC, the Indiana attorney general and the Indiana Department of Revenue, among others, as investigations continue into tax refund related fraud and other identity theft issues.
March 5, 2015
A resolution authored by State Rep. Sue Errington celebrates 25th anniversary of Ball State’s two-year residential high school for gifted students, the Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics and Humanities.
March 3, 2015
Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff in honor of Notre Dame’s Father Theodore Hesburgh.
February 27, 2015
February 24, 2015
Alumna Kimberly Howe-Ferguson, ’07, saw young people leaving the ‘system’ with few job or life skills. So she decided to change that.
February 23, 2015
Researcher Scott Hall has found that many young adults firmly believe in marriage.
February 23, 2015
The Ball State Dance Marathon raised a record $502,103.
February 17, 2015
Ball State English professor Mark Neely was one of 36 people chosen from more than 1,600 applicants for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
February 17, 2015
Indiana could improve its economy by attracting new businesses and households through policies to enhance its regional communities.
February 10, 2015
Allen G. Williams has been named the new associate director of public safety and assistant chief of police for the Ball State University Police Department, effective March 2. Williams replaces James Duckham, who was promoted to UPD chief of police in January.
February 10, 2015
The Infinite Museum app allows users to engage with works at Ball State's David Owsley Museum of Art in new ways through use of 1,500 instructive prompts. The calls to action range from light-hearted to introspective and incorporate every part of the museum, including the four new galleries added in 2013.
February 6, 2015
Ball State’s Board of Trustees unanimously support President Paul W. Ferguson’s focused strategic plan for the university’s future.
February 5, 2015
American Institute of Architects names Ball State alumnus Zachary Benedict one of the country’s 14 best young architects for 2015.
February 4, 2015
Two rising members of television and movie entertainment will visit Ball State as part of Excellence in Leadership series.
February 3, 2015
Bernard Hannon, associate vice president for business affairs at Ball State since 2010, has been named the university’s new VP for business affairs.
January 29, 2015
A policy brief from Center for Business and Economic Research is recommending the Indiana legislature pay closer attention to tax increment financing, often called TIF.
January 29, 2015
Ball State students have created a new museum exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County in Crawfordsville to illustrate the textile industry in Yountsville.
January 23, 2015
“A Raisin in the Sun,” a bold play that provides an original take on racial and economical issues, will be performed at Ball State University Feb. 6-8 and 10-14 in University Theatre.
January 22, 2015
January 16, 2015
Derek Johnson, an assistant professor of music theory and composition, will perform in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series as part of "Reich and Sondheim: In Conversation and Performance," a tribute to two of the country's greatest living composers.
January 16, 2015
January 15, 2015
The MLK Speaker series featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, set for January 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
January 14, 2015
The Ball State University School of Music will hold a memorial service in honor of faculty emeritus Earl Dunn on Sunday, January 18 at 3 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall. Dunn served as Director of Bands at Ball State from 1957-1969. In 1972, Dunn was appointed Associate Director of the Ball State School of Music, and from 1983-1984 served as Acting Director.
January 8, 2015
Mark Sandy, director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named Ball State’s new athletic director.
January 7, 2015
Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson will introduce the university’s new director of intercollegiate athletics at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 8.
January 7, 2015
Education expert David Berliner, co-author of books including “50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools,” will speak at Ball State in February.
January 7, 2015
Kathryn Kennison, director of Ball State University’s E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center and co-founder of the Magna cum Murder weekend for crime writing authors, fans and students, was named a 2015 Raven Award winner by the Mystery Writers of America.
January 7, 2015
Ball State has earned Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is one of 361 institutions nationwide to earn the classification, which recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an institution-wide commitment to public service, civic involvement and community partnerships.
January 5, 2015
To help relay official information about potential weather-related campus closures and other significant schedule changes, Ball State has developed a website to complement other communication means.
January 5, 2015
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence reappoints Rick Hall and R. Wayne Estopinal to four-year terms as Ball State University trustees.
December 19, 2014
Bruce Race, CAP professor, shares design plans with visiting expert and alumnus Jeremy Brown. Brown was able to make himself telepresent in Race’s class via StudioBot technology.
December 12, 2014
Ball State’s Board of Trustees approved room and board rates for 2015-16 and reviewed the state budget submission for 2015-17.
December 10, 2014
December 10, 2014
December 9, 2014
After a national search, James A. Duckham has been selected as the director of public safety at Ball State University.
December 5, 2014
Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Sunday, December 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be lowered at sunrise and remain at half-staff until sunset Sunday, December 7.
December 4, 2014
New report predicts Indiana’s economy will continue to expand in 2015, as various industries continue to blossom and add new jobs.
December 2, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of Ball State students is advancing the dreams of local leaders to turn a retired city bus into a mobile museum exploring the history of civil rights in east central Indiana. When completed in January 2016, the Freedom Bus will visit schools and be made available for other events across the region.
December 1, 2014
A new report finds more than one in 10 Indiana adolescents is a victim of dating violence, which endangers their health and well-being.
November 24, 2014
November 20, 2014
Ball State’s dance majors will use a lavish combination of dance to retell the classic story, "The Nutcracker,” which will kick off the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in University Theatre.
November 11, 2014
Senior Colin Hart is a finalist for a Marshall Scholarship. Together, the Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships are considered the two most prestigious, competitive scholarships in the nation.
November 6, 2014
A new exhibit, “Passenger Pigeons,” opens this month at Minnetrista, featuring the work of Honors College students in a colloquium focused on the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction.
November 6, 2014
Written by Jill Christman, an English professor, “Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood” examines how colleges allowed undergraduates to practice their newly acquired mothering skills on orphaned infants.
October 24, 2014
With state-of-art technology and a 52-foot-diameter dome, the new Charles W. Brown Planetarium is already getting attention, hosting close 200 people in the last week of October for the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.
October 22, 2014
Ball State participates in Chevy Clean Energy Efficiency Campaign. It is one of 12 colleges and universities to take part in Chevrolet’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
October 22, 2014
In his documentary “The Healing Wall,” Ball State graduate student Christopher Kosinski explores the behind-the-scenes deals Vietnam Veterans Memorial organizers had to broker to bring the artist’s vision to fruition.
October 15, 2014
Ball State researchers are developing a compound that may eventually lead to a drug therapy to battle a superbug.
October 14, 2014
"The Circus in Winter" premieres Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 16 at the Chester, Conn.-based Norma Terris Theatre, home theater of Goodspeed Musicals, which has launched some of the world's most famous musicals, including "Annie," "Shenandoah" and "Man of La Mancha." Inspired by a novel of the same name by Ball State English professor Cathy Day, the musical was first created by Ball State students and staged as a university production in 2011.
October 14, 2014
"The Crucible," a clever and chilling parable about a town controlled by the power of persecution and false accusations, will open at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in University Theatre.
October 10, 2014
Ball State University will lower its flags Oct. 12 (Sunday) in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
October 10, 2014
Ball State’s Board of Trustees approved an updated health care plan, endorsed the academic master plan and voted to name the Cindy and Randy Pond Star Theater and First Merchants Ballpark Complex.
October 8, 2014
Ball State University has chosen a seasoned search committee to find a new athletic director and has named an interim AD.
October 8, 2014
The Ball State community is saddened by the passing of Earl Williams, who for 25 years served as the first director of Emens Auditorium. An advocate for the arts in east central Indiana, Williams died Oct. 5 at age 85.
October 7, 2014
A new study finds that one in 10 Americans may be so scared of severe weather that they suffer sleeplessness or anxiety.
October 6, 2014
College Choice names Ball State’s online education program one of the top 50 in the nation.
October 6, 2014
The inaugural Union City Arts Festival will take place Oct. 10-12, celebrating the visual, performing and culinary arts of east central Indiana with the aim of attracting emerging artists to the area. It is the result of an immersive learning partnership between Ball State students and officials in Union City, located about an hour away from the university.
October 2, 2014
A Grammy Award-winning violinist is among the internationally acclaimed musical artists headlining Ball State's 2014-15 annual Arts Alive concert series.
September 30, 2014
Business and civic leaders from across the state will meet in Indianapolis next month to explore the art of developing, attracting and retaining talent through quality of place initiatives.
September 30, 2014
Ball State faculty are leading a mission to bring clean drinking water to people living near the top of the world.
September 26, 2014
Showing off its strength and pride, Ball State’s Homecoming theme this year is “Cardinal Strong.” Homecoming events begin Oct. 6 and culminate Oct. 11 when the Ball State Cardinals take on Western Michigan at 3 p.m. in Scheumann Stadium.
September 22, 2014
A year of investigating cold cases around Indiana has resulted in an immersive learning class winning a national award.
September 22, 2014
Indianapolis attorney Julie Halbig has accepted the position of Vice President for Government Relations at Ball State University.
September 18, 2014
An immersive learning class led by Chris Flook, a telecommunications instructor, produced a documentary on the Ball brothers.
September 17, 2014
Ball State landscape architecture students embrace international Park(ing) Day, and the challenge of considering the world in a new way by transforming parking spaces into short-term artworks.
September 16, 2014
Neon in contemporary art will be explored in a new exhibition, Negotiating Distance: A Neon Invitational, at Ball State University's Atrium Gallery Sept. 23 through Oct. 18. The artists will be special guests at a Sept. 23 reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
September 15, 2014
The nation’s leading online education experts have named Ball State one of the best in the country for providing distance learning.
September 10, 2014
On the order of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Ball State University will lower its flags to half-staff Thursday in honor of Patriot Day to pay tribute to the men, women, and children who were injured or lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
September 10, 2014
A contingent of educators from Ball State University is hosting the university's first autism symposium aimed at meeting the needs of today's college students who are on the spectrum. Putting Together the Autism Puzzle is free and open to the public and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.
September 9, 2014
Ball State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bill Scholl has been named vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at Marquette University, effective Oct. 14.
September 5, 2014
Journalism and telecommunications students in an immersive learning project spent 17 days at the Indiana State Fair, supplying professional media with stories, photos and video.
August 28, 2014
"Next to Normal," an electrifying rock musical about a suburban mother struggling with mental illness, kicks off the University Theatre Mainstage Series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
August 28, 2014
A yearlong celebration of Emens Auditorium's 50th anniversary season will culminate with a Sept. 27 dinner on the Emens stage along with a silent auction featuring violins hand painted by 14 artists.
August 27, 2014
A new report finds U.S. adolescents’ misperceptions about weight can lead to unhealthy behavior.
August 21, 2014
Ball State has announced the names of high-achieving students who've captured top national honors during the 2013-14 academic year.
August 18, 2014
A Pulitzer Prize recipient and the former front man of Run-DMC are among the speakers coming to campus this fall.
August 15, 2014
Ten Ball State faculty members recognized for exemplary scholarship, service and professional achievements have been named distinguished professors.
August 7, 2014
Ball State University’s Building Better Communities names Rushville, Jeffersonville, eastern Hamilton/southern Tipton counties and Greater Lafayette/Tippecanoe County as 2014 Primacy of Place Community Award winners.
July 23, 2014
Building Better Communities announced nine finalists of the 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program, which recognizes Indiana communities making innovative strides in improving quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.
July 17, 2014
Ball State’s student-managed news organization to find the stories that other media may be missing this year at the Indiana State Fair.
July 17, 2014
Trustees approve budgets, update student code and consider health care plan changes.
July 8, 2014
On the order of Governor Mike Pence, Ball State University is lowering its flags in recognition of an official period of mourning in the state, honoring the loss of three Indiana law enforcement officers in the line of duty in the course of one week.
July 8, 2014
Randall Howard to leave Ball State to become senior vice president at the world’s largest university specializing in aviation and aerospace.
July 7, 2014
The bad news: It’s harder to lure business because they can’t relocate easily. The good news: Indiana is an attractive place for businesses that can move. A new study from the Center for Business and Economic Research identifies the key sectors of Indiana’s economy.
June 24, 2014
Three unpublished works will be performed at this year's first Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival, July 18-20. The ongoing development of "The Circus in Winter" was Ball State's impetus for launching a festival fostering new works of other emerging artists.
June 19, 2014
June 18, 2014
Ball State Traveler Glassware for Google Glass is now available.
June 14, 2014
June 13, 2014
High school instrumental music students and high school and middle school band directors will flock to Ball State again this summer. The university will host the annual Music for All Symposium for the fourth year from June 21-28.
June 9, 2014
A new study finds Indiana residents support key components of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate to buy insurance, but a minority support the law overall.
June 5, 2014
The Delaware County Emergency Management Agency will lead a disaster drill this Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Much of the drill will take place on campus, in and around the Field Sports Building (south of Worthen Arena) and at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
June 4, 2014
Musica in Situ is an immersive learning experience for Ball State students wanting to explore the performance of choral music in unique architectural spaces, including historic sites around Indiana. The group's month-long concert series includes venues in Muncie, Bloomington, Gary, Elwood, Richmond and Indianapolis.
June 2, 2014
A new study finds that 95 percent of college and university presidents oppose allowing concealed handguns on campus.
May 23, 2014
May 22, 2014
Trustees have appointed Paul W. Ferguson to become Ball State’s 15th president. Ferguson is currently the president of the University of Maine. He is expected to begin his duties on Aug. 1, 2014.
May 21, 2014
May 14, 2014
On orders from the Office of the Governor, Ball State University will lower its flags on Thursday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. The flags will remain at half staff until the following day.
May 14, 2014
For the 10th year, Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance has sent students to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Junior Colin Hart and senior Tristan James both were recognized individually.
May 6, 2014
The Center for Economic and Business Research has found that healthy Hoosiers who buy health insurance on the exchange will pay significantly more in premiums if many of their neighbors are in poor health.
May 5, 2014
Luke Schmid, a Ball State junior studying pre-medicine and cellular/molecular biology with career ambitions of pursuing an MD/PhD in biomedical engineering, has been named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar.
May 2, 2014
Trustees named the new Football Team Complex for Ronald and Joan Venderly, approved enhanced funding for student programs, and approved the general fund budget, as well as salary increases for employees.
April 28, 2014
Luke Messer, congressman for Indiana's sixth district, a 19-county region of east central and southeastern Indiana, will deliver the address at Ball State University's annual Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m.
April 25, 2014
Ball State students have created a musical examining the history and people of one of Indiana's most popular tourist attractions: scenic Brown County. A reading of "If You Don't Outdie Me" will take place May 1 in the Choral Hall of the Music Instruction Building with additional readings scheduled for May 9-10 at the Brown County Playhouse.
April 23, 2014
The School of Music is pleased to announce that the Ball State University Trumpet Ensemble has been invited to perform at the 39th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference, to be held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, PA.
April 23, 2014
April 22, 2014
Ball State junior Colin Hart is the university's first theater major to be selected as a 2014 Udall Scholar. Hart will receive a $5,000 scholarship and attend a weeklong retreat this summer in Tucson, Ariz., to network with other 2014 Udall Scholars.
April 22, 2014
A new study finds that while smartphone usage has increased, college students are not embracing tablets as many experts had expected. And students are still annoyed by mobile ads.
April 18, 2014
Yong Zhou, director of the Institute for Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon, will speak about innovative education models in the age of globalization during an address at 7 p.m. in Emens Auditorium on the Ball State campus.
April 15, 2014
Heather Platt, who teaches music history in the School of Music, is leading an immersive learning course exploring the interpretive and creative connections between music and paintings. Her students' work will be included as part of a new tour to be offered at the David Owsley Museum of Art.
April 3, 2014
An immersive learning class at Ball State University has created a documentary and website providing a detailed look at the Delaware Native American experience in Indiana.
April 2, 2014
Ball State University’s Department of Journalism will award Kansas City Star reporter Eric Adler the 2014 Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award.
April 2, 2014
Ball State telecommunications professor Wes Gehring examines the tragic life of Hoosier-born Will Cuppy, one of the nation’s leading satirists in the first half of the 20th century.
April 1, 2014
A new partnership between Ball State and the New York Arts Program, a semester-long learning opportunity for college students to work and live in New York City, is helping students land unique internships and gain real-world experience as professionals in the arts.
March 31, 2014
An immersive learning class has developed a new app allowing visitors to a Kentucky state park to experience an important Civil War battle through their mobile devices.
March 26, 2014
"The Music Man," an effervescent musical that puts a fun spin on common small town issues, will be performed at Ball State University March 27-30 and April 1-5 in University Theatre.
March 19, 2014
March 17, 2014
Sports Link will produce social media content for NCAA March Madness Live on more platforms than ever.
March 13, 2014
The School of Music is pleased to announce it will host the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) National Conference from March 20-22, 2014. The conference will take place in conjunction with the university’s annual Festival of New Music and is a platform for member composers to showcase their works in a series of concerts and paper presentations.
March 12, 2014
Governor Mike Pence today appointed Renae Conley to the Ball State University Board of Trustees, effective immediately. Frank Hancock, founder and owner of Sport Graphics, Inc., and Marianne Glick, president and owner of GlickArt, also have been reappointed to the Ball State University Board of Trustees.
March 6, 2014
A resolution authored by Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) honoring Ball State University President Jo Ann Gora was approved by the Senate. Gora, who is approaching her decade mark as president, will retire this June.
February 20, 2014
Four new immersive learning seminars at Ball State's Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry will enhance visitors’ experience at the David Owsley Museum of Art, help launch a traveling museum called Freedom Bus, examine religion in comic books and produce a series of short documentaries on the use of rail-based mass transit systems.
February 20, 2014
Ball State University’s online education program is cited for strategic innovation by one of the industry’s largest and most significant professional organizations.
February 14, 2014
The Ball State University School of Music will host the College Band Director’s National Association North Central Division Conference this spring from February 27 through March 1, 2014. This is the first time Ball State has hosted this bi-annual conference, and the theme this year will be “Looking Back and Listening Forward.”
February 12, 2014
Carbon reduction study leads to partnership between Ball State and Chevrolet.
February 10, 2014
The Center for Business and Economic Research has found many K-12 school districts in Indiana are shrinking, and consolidation may cut costs.
February 6, 2014
Eric Whitacre, a favorite contemporary composer of choral singers around the world, will come to Emens Auditorium for a special Feb. 26 concert featuring members of the Ball State University Choirs and invited guests from Indiana high school choirs.
February 3, 2014
January 30, 2014
Ball State faculty will use soccer to improve international relations between the U.S. and Tajikistan.
January 30, 2014
Higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Rich DeMillo are among the prominent speakers visiting Ball State University this spring. The schedule also includes philanthropist Lauren Bush Lauren, ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen and Letterman Series lecturers Eric King Watts and Manjula Talreja.
January 30, 2014
Marcus Jackman announces plans to enter seminary; Ball State will begin the search for new general manager for Indiana Public Radio (IPR).
January 27, 2014
"Major Barbara," a bold play that provides an original take on ongoing political issues, will open at Ball State University at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in University Theatre. The production also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8 and 12-15, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9.
January 21, 2014
Small-farm issues in a big-farm world are the central theme of "Down to Earth," a new documentary created by Ball State University students focused on promoting a more sustainable and locally based food system for our nation. The 35-minute film spotlights east central Indiana farmer Kyle Becker and his passion to implement sustainable farming methods to help heal his land while providing healthy food to people throughout the region.
January 13, 2014
January 10, 2014
The Ball State University Board of Trustees elected Rick Hall as chair of the board. Trustees also approved new room and board rates, and approved new bylaw.
January 8, 2014
R. Wayne Estopinal, chair of search committee, announces public forums, seeks input on new president.
January 8, 2014
December 30, 2013
December 18, 2013
A virtual 3-D simulation of Stonehenge created by Ball State digital artists will be featured next year on an episode of “The Universe,” a popular science series that airs on The History Channel 2.
December 16, 2013
December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013
Fourth-grade students around Indiana will be able to learn about the state’s history in a new way as a result of a digital Indiana social studies textbook created by students at the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry.
December 13, 2013
A Ball State University architecture professor challenges his students to imagine uses for thousands of abandoned commercial aircraft parked in airplane graveyards around the globe.
December 6, 2013
In accordance with a presidential proclamation regarding the passing of Nelson Mandela, Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half staff beginning immediately. Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset Monday, December 9.
December 6, 2013
Study from Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) finds local tax abatements may be increasing local property tax rates overall and not effectively attracting new jobs.
December 4, 2013
Residents across Indiana will have the opportunity to hear Michael Hicks, director of Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), discuss the state’s economic outlook.
November 26, 2013
Ball State's dance majors will explore how color can generate and express movement and shapes through "The Color of Motion," coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
November 26, 2013
Ball State's dance majors will explore how color can generate and express movement and shapes through "The Color of Motion," coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
November 22, 2013
On the order of the president of the United States, Ball State University will lower its U.S. flags today (Friday, November 22) in honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
November 20, 2013
Larry McWilliams (Faculty Emeritus) will be inducted into the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame on December 11, 2013. McWilliams joined the School of Music faculty in 1970 as Director of Jazz Studies and elevated the reputation and playing of the Jazz Lab Ensemble during his tenure.
November 11, 2013
Twenty-four students are preparing to pack up their newsroom and head to Russia, for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. They will have the opportunity to gain experience in journalism, telecommunications, photojournalism, public relations and graphic design by providing behind-the-scenes coverage of the winter international competition through BSU at the Games, which serves as a student-managed news agency.
October 28, 2013
'42nd Street,' a big, bold musical that celebrates the stuff dreams are made of, will make its way to Ball State University with a debut show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at University Theatre.
October 26, 2013
President Jo Ann Gora informed the Board of Trustees yesterday that she will retire from her position as president of Ball State University at the end of June, 2014.
October 24, 2013
Telecommunications instructor Chris Flook documents Indiana’s courthouse squares to showcase the historical structures.
October 23, 2013
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) has completed a review of Indiana’s state economic development efforts, making several recommendations.
October 23, 2013
Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind will speak at Ball State about why memorable, well-designed places are important tools for a community’s economic development strategy.
October 16, 2013
Study finds that college students are willing to pay more to live close to campus.
October 16, 2013
To celebrate the 50th anniversary season of Emens Auditorium, the university will kick off a yearlong celebration beginning with the Oct. 22 Artist Series production of the Broadway hit "Hello Dolly." A preshow reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of the auditorium for ticketholders of the event. Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora and others will deliver remarks before the show's 7:30 p.m. opening.
October 7, 2013
Ball State trustees approve insurance benefits designed to manage costs for both employees and the university.
October 7, 2013
Ball State's School of Art invites the public to attend “Three Plus One: Four Contemporary American Women Metalsmiths,” a major invitational exhibition on display through Oct. 31. Works featured in the exhibition include those created by Ball State Professor of Art, Patricia Nelson.
October 3, 2013
Ball State University is embracing all things Wizard of Oz with its “There’s No Place Like Homecoming” theme as the campus community prepares to celebrate the 87 year of this annual, weeklong tradition. Homecoming events begin Oct. 7 and culminate Oct. 12, when the Ball State Cardinals host the Kent State Golden Flashes at 3 p.m. in Scheumann Stadium.
October 2, 2013
The legacy of the late Charles Sappenfield, the founding dean of Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning, lives on in first-class studio work, education beyond the campus and its impact on communities.
October 1, 2013
September 30, 2013
The Global Health Institute has found that one-fourth of the nation’s psychiatric residency training program directors believe access to firearms should not be prohibited for these individuals.
September 26, 2013
Researchers have found that eyewitnesses may be prone to mistakes when they try to judge whether a suspect is telling the truth.
September 25, 2013
Ball State trustees approve a refinancing program that will save taxpayers $1 million in interest for construction projects.
September 23, 2013
After months of construction, the David Owsley Museum of Art will celebrate completion of its recent expansion — which has increased gallery space by nearly 50 percent — with a grand opening of its new galleries and Community Day from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29.
September 17, 2013
Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff beginning Tuesday, September 17 in honor of the victims of yesterday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset Friday, September 20.
September 16, 2013
A notable broadcast journalist, legendary basketball coach and A-list film star are among those headlining this fall's line-up of speakers coming to Ball State University.
September 11, 2013
A Shakespearean classic comes to Ball State as "Romeo and Juliet" kicks off the University Theatre Mainstage Series Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
September 11, 2013
Ball State is seeking input for a comprehensive campus master plan that will help the university develop strategic goals, guiding principles and priorities for the use and development of facilities. The plan will guide campus planning for the foreseeable future.
September 9, 2013
The vast majority of college students at 15 schools in the Midwest oppose allowing concealed guns on their campuses.
September 9, 2013
Ball State Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) researchers will visit NASA’s Houston facilities next week to examine a crewmember from the International Space Station as part of an ongoing program.
September 6, 2013
Congressman Luke Messer and Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora have established the new Congressional Leadership Academy for high-ability high school juniors in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.
September 6, 2013
September 4, 2013
An award-winning quartet and a Metropolitan opera singer with Hoosier ties are among the internationally acclaimed musical artists headlining the 2013-14 annual Arts Alive concert series.
August 28, 2013
Ball State sports historian Ed Krzemiensky has written a new book that sheds new light on the 1960s college life of sports icon Joe Namath.
August 26, 2013
Research by the Center for Business and Economic Research explains some of the reasons Hoosiers are making significantly less than their peers around the nation.
August 22, 2013
On Sept. 28, Sotiris Hji-Avgoustis, newly appointed chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, will represent the university as a planner of the international MUKESCO Peace Run. Held in Eldoret, Kenya, the run gives participants a chance to stand for peace in an area that has been rocked by violence in recent years due to political and economic instability.
August 19, 2013
During the 2012-13 academic year, Ball State University students captured a total of 16 major national scholarships and/or fellowships.
August 12, 2013
Ball State University will deploy large high-definition video boards at Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena. Fans will see replays, interviews and special features during games on the screens, leased from a Pendleton, Ind., company.
August 8, 2013
August 8, 2013
July 26, 2013
Three Ball State students and alumni will study abroad for the 2013-14 academic year as recipients of Fulbright Scholarships. Ball State's Fulbright recipients are Carly Bacurin, Abby Savage and Cynthia Smith. They will spend their academic year conducting research, studying and teaching English.
July 25, 2013
On the order of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Ball State University will lower its flags Saturday, July 27 in honor of Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.
July 19, 2013
Ball State Board of Trustees approves the completion of the university’s geothermal project, which will save an estimated $2 million a year in operating costs.
July 16, 2013
A new video game produced by Ball State immersive learning students allows schoolchildren to understand the interactions between Middle Mississippians, an early indigenous people.
July 15, 2013
Ball State University has hired David R. Terrell, former senior adviser for the Indiana lieutenant governor, to the newly created position of director of economic development policy.
June 28, 2013
Gov. Mike Pence has named Kyle Pierce, a political science and pre-law major from Fishers, Ind., to a two-year term as the student representative on Ball State’s Board of Trustees.
June 12, 2013
Music for All, one of the nation's most influential music education organizations, will bring its national summer music camp to Ball State for a third year. Symposium events are scheduled for June 24 through June 29.
June 12, 2013
June 6, 2013
Trustees approve lowest tuition and fee increase since 1976, budget and salary plans and amend the University Core Curriculum and Promotion and Tenure Policy.
May 24, 2013
May 21, 2013
The University Design Center matches Ball State interior design students with professionals statewide, including retailers, hotels, offices and nonprofits in need of design concepts for their spaces. Working in teams, the students consult with clients and provide graphic solutions — everything from the layout of floor plans and ideas for lighting to suggestions for fixtures and furnishings — that can then be executed by professional designers.
May 16, 2013
May 15, 2013
Ball State University’s decisions not to renew five charter schools are affirmed by the recommendation of the hearing panel and President Jo Ann M. Gora.
May 8, 2013
Ball State University has developed a versatile mobile application that allows college classes to compile the equivalent of digital “textbooks” about their field trips and individual travelers to create detailed vacation journals.
May 7, 2013
On the order of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Ball State University has lowered its flags to remember former Governor Otis "Doc" Bowen, who passed away on May 4. Flags will remain lowered to half-staff through Saturday, May 11.
May 3, 2013
Ball State trustees approve requested revisions to the employee health care plan and revise the university’s smoking policy.
April 29, 2013
April 29, 2013
Ball State alumnus and U.N. Undersecretary General Jeffrey D. Feltman to speak at May Commencement.
April 20, 2013
Ball State trustees have approved a new master of science degree in software engineering.
April 20, 2013
April 18, 2013
"On the Move: Ball State Dance Theatre on Tour" will visit area schools and venues this month, concluding with three performances on the University Theatre stage.
April 16, 2013
On the order of the president of the United States, Ball State University will lower its flags today (Wednesday, April 16) to remember the victims of the bombings in Boston. Flags will remain lowered to half-staff until sunset April 20. Gov. Mike Pence is also directing flags at state facilities in all counties of Indiana to be flown at half-staff.
April 15, 2013
Study finds that school nurses need more help in battling adolescent dating violence.
April 8, 2013
Ball State's School of Nursing is partnering with Community Health Network to create the Nursing Academy, an accelerated degree program designed to increase the number of registered nurses in Indiana.
April 8, 2013
Rukmini Callimachi, West Africa bureau chief with The Associated Press, has won the 2013 Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award presented annually by Ball State's Department of Journalism.
April 2, 2013
April 2, 2013
The Center for Business and Economic Research says that Indiana will have to adjust its human capital policies in order to put hundreds of thousands of people back to work.
March 28, 2013
March 26, 2013
The 2013 Emens Distinguished Professor Lecture Series welcomes Robert Marzano, co-founder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL), to speak at 7 p.m. April 2 in Pruis Hall at Ball State University. Marzano's research addresses current issues in teacher evaluation and best practices that lead to student achievement in the classroom.
March 22, 2013
The Jim & Rita Myers Fund for Accounting Excellence has been established with $30,000 in contributions.
March 20, 2013
Sports Link will play a major role in covering one of the largest sporting events in the country — the 2013 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
March 20, 2013
Alumnus Mike Smith has donated $125,000 to establish the Marilyn Weaver Faculty Fellowship.
March 18, 2013
The 1950s world of New York City gamblers and petty criminals intersects with true love in "Guys and Dolls," the latest Broadway musical to open on the University Theatre stage March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
March 13, 2013
March 1, 2013
Retired faculty members Don and Sue Whitaker have donated $25,000 to establish the Donald R. and Sue H. Whitaker Scholar-Athlete Endowment for incoming freshmen.
February 26, 2013
The smartphone may be the center of the world for many college students, but they’re growing weary of the ads, says a Ball State researcher.
February 25, 2013
A study by Ball State University’s Human Performance Laboratory finds that a lifetime of exercise may result in 80-year-olds with physical conditioning as good as many people half their age.
February 18, 2013
A contingent of Ball State University faculty will travel to the Middle East in mid-March for the final phase of an international program to strengthen ties between the United States and Jordan.
February 15, 2013
Longtime benefactor Mary Jane Sursa has given a $350,000 gift to the university's College of Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST) to be used for the establishment of the Mary Jane Sursa Distinguished Professorship in Nursing.
February 13, 2013
Ball State is just weeks away from launching three free massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) that promise to teach the university much about what works and what doesn’t in large-scale Internet instruction.
February 8, 2013
Trustees approve honorary degree for U.N. Under-Secretary-General and alumnus Jeffrey Feltman, room and board rates.
February 8, 2013
“American Breeze,” a CD of American works recorded by Ball State University's Musical Arts Quintet, is garnering rave reviews from industry peers and bringing a new wave of national attention to the university's faculty quintet.
February 8, 2013
February 5, 2013
Research finds a spoonful of cinnamon lowers blood sugar, potentially reducing the chance of developing diabetes.
February 4, 2013
Rising gas prices over the coming decade may make public transportation significantly more attractive to Hoosiers, say studies by the Center for Business and Economic Research.
February 1, 2013
An ensemble play, "Wrens" focuses on the lives of seven women serving in the Women's Royal Navy Service (WRNS) during World War II. It is being directed by Suzanne Agins, visiting lecturer of theatre at Princeton University.
January 24, 2013
A baseball executive featured in the book and movie “Moneyball” is among several prominent speakers visiting Ball State this spring.
January 22, 2013
Ball State University will not renew seven charter schools, will extend contracts by three years with performance conditions for seven and renew full five-year contracts for four. Two schools withdrew requests for renewal.
January 17, 2013
Eugene Robinson, one of the nation' s most remarkable storytellers, will speak about race relations and diversity issues in today's society in honor of Unity Week and Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Ball State.
January 16, 2013
Lions Delaware County Fair Inc. dedicates $60,000 to create a scholarship for students from Delaware County.
January 14, 2013
Funds donated to the Emens Scholarship in honor of Ball State University Foundation president emeritus.
January 10, 2013
Study finds many Hoosiers are risking their mental and physical health by binge and heavy drinking.
January 8, 2013
Gov. Mitch Daniels reappoints Hollis E. Hughes Jr. to the Ball State Board of Trustees.
December 19, 2012
Flags to fly at half-staff to honor second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history
December 14, 2012
The Ball State Board of Trustees approved a new five-year strategic plan focused on a distinctive education for students and alignment with state goals. It also approved a new major and minor.
December 14, 2012
Flags to fly at half-staff to remember victims of school shooting
December 13, 2012
Hoosiers support decriminalizing marijuana, according to the 2012 WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey. Results also found little support for a constitutional ban on same sex marriage.
December 12, 2012
The 2012 WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey finds more Hoosiers support abortion rights. Residents also weigh in on the Affordable Care Act and health insurance exchange.
December 11, 2012
The WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey finds that job creation is the No. 1 priority for Indiana residents. The fifth annual Hoosier Survey identifies Indiana residents’ top priorities for state government action during the coming legislative session and garners their opinions on key state issues.
December 6, 2012
Flags to fly at half-staff Dec. 7 for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 6, 2012
'A Christmas Carol' brings holiday spirit to the Ball State stage
November 28, 2012
A Dickens classic comes to Ball State as "A Christmas Carol" opens on the University Theatre stage Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
November 20, 2012
November 15, 2012
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the local community now have until Nov. 30 to review and comment on Ball State University's draft self-study report for institutional accreditation.
November 13, 2012
Ball State University recently was recognized for its sustainability achievements by a North American higher education organization dedicated to supporting environmentally responsible practices.
November 8, 2012
"The Underground Railroad in the Ohio River Valley" puts schoolchildren into the role of runaway slaves. The game is being created by immersive learning classes.
November 6, 2012
November 6, 2012
all State University electronic artists have created a "forest" of light and sound that will be on exhibit in Beijing, China through November, yet also accessible to visitors from Indiana or anywhere else in the world.
November 5, 2012
Ball State University's Department of Art will offer a visiting glass artist lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Art and Journalism Building, Room 225, followed by a glass demonstration at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass.
November 5, 2012
Do you get regular headaches or migraines? A report by the Global Health Institute says it might be because of abnormal levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, light, humidity, temperature and sound.
November 5, 2012
After months of work by seven campuswide committees, Ball State University’s draft self-study report for institutional accreditation is now available for public review and comment at
October 31, 2012
Ticket Distribution Process for ‘A Conversation with David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey’
October 18, 2012
West Lafayette, Ind., businessman Mark Holden gives Ball State $1 million to build the Holden Strategic Communications Center and launch the Unified Media Lab.
October 17, 2012
The Ball State Board of Trustees approves a revised tuition remission program for children of divorced or separated university employees, along with parameters that encourage on-time graduation.
October 16, 2012
Ball State University alumnus and CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman will return to campus on November 26 for a conversation with media icon, philanthropist Oprah Winfrey
October 15, 2012
A study by the Global Health Institute finds that nearly 31 percent of Hoosiers are obese, ranking Indiana as eighth worst.
October 10, 2012
Contemporary dance, original music and a collection of choreographers merge in Ball State Dance Theatre's production of "Progress in Motion."
October 8, 2012
Vice president emeritus Robert E. Linson has donated $25,000 through his estate to increase funds for a scholarship assisting Ball State students involved in alumni activities.
October 1, 2012
A Ball State University student-produced documentary, "Stories and Legends: Historic Preservation in Muncie, Indiana," will screen at the prestigious Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis in late October. The film is part of the Historic Muncie project.
September 28, 2012
Ball State University alumna Dorothy A. Golliher donated more than $90,000 through her estate to increase funds for the Golliher Family Scholarship. The award is given to recent Union School Corp. graduates attending Ball State.
September 28, 2012
Late Muncie resident and Burris alumnus William F. Stout has donated $25,000 through his estate to increase funds for scholarships assisting Ball State students in journalism and medical education.
September 17, 2012
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) finds widespread and significant differences in Indiana's tax rate across industry and size that potentially distort the behavior, size and location decision of firms.
September 13, 2012
An eight-time Tony Award winner comes to Ball State as "Spring Awakening" opens at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on the University Theatre stage.
September 12, 2012
Lou Ann Young, a retired Ball State dance professor who was at the forefront of developing the university's dance program, has contributed to the establishment of a scholarship fund in her name that will benefit Ball State students studying dance.
September 12, 2012
The Ball State University Foundation on Sept. 12 hired Cheri O'Neill as its incoming president and chief executive officer. O'Neill will begin her work at the Ball State University Foundation on Jan. 1, 2013.
September 5, 2012
Longtime Muncie resident Barbara Lowe has donated more than $390,000 through her estate to establish two Ball State scholarships for incoming freshmen.
September 4, 2012
Robert Gibbs, a longtime adviser to President Obama, and Liz Cheney, former counselor to President George W. Bush, are among the prominent speakers coming to campus this fall.
August 29, 2012
In honor of Miller College of Business professor William Moser, Ball State alumnus Robert Shipley has dedicated $50,000 to create a scholarship recognizing Moser’s contribution to Ball State University.
August 29, 2012
Ball State University will be represented by an athlete and a coach in the 14th Paralympic Games, which start Aug. 29 in London. Emmy Kaiser, a master's student, will compete in wheelchair tennis, while Lawrence Judge, an associate professor of physical education, will help coach track and field.
August 28, 2012
Flags to be lowered in honor of Neil Armstrong
August 7, 2012
Joe and Carol Trimmer continue to demonstrate their support for Ball State University's Honors College with a $52,000 contribution to fund a scholarship in their name for students of the college.
August 7, 2012
Flags lowered in honor of victims of Wisconsin shooting
August 6, 2012
Ball State University today announced the appointment of Julie C. Stroh as executive director of alumni programs. Stroh, currently senior director of alumni programs at the University of Miami, will begin her new job on Aug. 31.
August 1, 2012
Members of a Ball State University immersive learning group have played a huge role in enhancing the offerings of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (KVML), doing their part to ensure the late Hoosier novelist's legacy never leaves Indiana.
July 30, 2012
The Ball State Backyard is back for guests to visit at this year's 156th Indiana State Fair Aug. 3-19, including Ball State Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 in the Agriculture-Horticulture building.
July 20, 2012
Flags lowered in honor of victims of Colorado shooting
July 20, 2012
Lawrence Judge, an associate professor of physical education at Ball State University, has been named an assistant track and field coach for the U.S. Paralympic team. Judge, who also coordinates the university’s online athletic coaching education program, will coach athletes in ambulatory throwing events during the London Paralympics in August and September.
July 11, 2012
Researcher Jagdish Khubchandani found most schools aren't prepared to handle violence associated with teen dating.
June 29, 2012
Ball State University is taking "The Circus in Winter" to New York City this fall as one of eight new musicals selected for inclusion in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 24th annual Festival of New Musicals.
June 27, 2012
Immersive learning classes' collaboration with national organization results in major honor.
June 21, 2012
Ball State University was honored this week for its across-the-board efforts at environmental stewardship by an international organization that includes some of the world's most prestigious colleges and universities.
June 20, 2012
June 20, 2012
Ball State University has continued its regional Emmy Awards winning streak by bringing home six honors from the 43rd annual awards ceremony on June 2.
June 14, 2012
Beginning later this month, the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University will undergo a year-long renovation project that will add more than 7,000 square feet to its gallery space.
June 13, 2012
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will give the welcoming address June 14 at the second national conference on State Certification Testing of Voting Systems in Indianapolis.
June 11, 2012
Nearly 21.2 percent of Hoosiers are regular smokers, costing Indiana nearly $5 billion in productivity losses and health care costs.
June 7, 2012
Music for All, one of the nation's most influential music education organizations, will bring its national summer music camp to Ball State University for a second year. Symposium events are scheduled for June 23 through June 30.
June 6, 2012
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities has been named one of the best high schools in the United States in Newsweek’s 2012 high school rankings.
May 25, 2012
Flags to fly at half staff for Memorial Day on May 28
May 23, 2012
Robert E. "Bob" Linson, vice president emeritus for university relations at Ball State and director emeritus of the Ball State Foundation, has died. He was 89.
May 14, 2012
An immersive learning class will spend several weeks at the 2012 London Olympics this summer creating original content for select news organizations.
May 14, 2012
Ball State University has introduced its newest class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows for the 2012-13 academic year.
May 11, 2012
Flags to fly at half staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15
May 9, 2012
A study of 140 women between the ages of 18 and 50 found a strong correlation between childhood adversity with migraines and inflammation that leads to strokes.
May 8, 2012
Research by Ball State's Shaheen Borna finds that children tend to perceive obese physicians negatively, just as adults do.
May 8, 2012
A Ball State student is among more than 280 in the country to earn a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
May 4, 2012
The Ball State Board of Trustees approved merit pay increases for most Ball State employees and the 2012-13 budget plan. The budget includes strategic initiatives and funding increases for student activities.
May 2, 2012
Ball State University's construction management program is in the spotlight—experiencing growth in its enrollment and receiving national accreditation.
May 2, 2012
Ball State will finish drafting its self-study report for continuing accreditation over the summer and present it for public review in the fall.
May 2, 2012
Architecture major is sixth Ball State student to win a prestigious Udall award since 2005.
April 30, 2012
Ball State professor is one of 23 people nationwide to be named a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador.
April 25, 2012
Ball State is in the final planning stages for a new immersive learning laboratory and residence hall to enhance its growing hospitality and food management program. The mixed-use facility will be located at University and McKinley avenues.
April 24, 2012
Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and businessman and philanthropist Leland Boren will receive honorary degrees; longtime tennis coach Bill Richards will receive the President's Medal.
April 20, 2012
"Ball State Dance Theatre Live" will explore the relationship between dance and music as students perform with a live musical accompaniment.
April 19, 2012
The Center for Business and Economic Research says that special districts are the fastest growing type of local government in Indiana.
April 18, 2012
Four new immersive learning seminars at Ball State's Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry will examine automobile history, mobile applications to teach science, animal issues and reducing prejudice through animated videos.
April 16, 2012
President Jo Ann M. Gora announces Notre Dame Deputy Director of Athletics Bill Scholl will take the helm as Ball State's new director of intercollegiate athletics.
April 12, 2012
Immersive learning class creates a website with a documentary examining the rich stories of Muncie's history homes and neighborhoods.
April 9, 2012
April 9, 2012
A group of Ball State music students will bring the sounds of jazz to China this May as they tour the country on a trip to include a performance with the Beijing Jazz Orchestra. The students will depart May 8 as part of a newly established exchange partnership for the university's College of Fine Arts with China's Sichuan University.
April 3, 2012
The Center for Business and Economic Research has produced a new report with an interactive website that grades Indiana counties by quality-of-life factors, health and economic issues.
April 2, 2012
Robert and Emma Holmes have donated more than $300,000 through their estate to establish the Robert Thomas Holmes and Emma Bauman Holmes Scholarship to assist students at Ball State University.
March 29, 2012
Earn continuing education credits (CEs) and explore ethical dilemmas that emerge for staff, family and loved ones at the end of life. Attend the 19th annual Hospice Foundation of America's Living with Grief Program End-of-Life Ethics at Ball State University.
March 26, 2012
Marilyn Glick remembered as humanitarian, friend of Ball State
March 23, 2012
Ball State University's School of Music will close out its annual Arts Alive series with the talented concert violinist Clara-Jumi Kang at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 in Sursa Hall.
March 23, 2012
Ball State will host the Indiana Association of Nursing Students' (IANS) annual state convention from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in the Cooper Science building. The theme of the state convention is 24/7/365: It's Critical to Care.
March 23, 2012
Ball State Board of Trustees approve conference of an honorary doctor of laws degree to Leland Boren, highly regarded Hoosier entrepreneur and farmer, during the university’s May commencement.
March 19, 2012
Ball State will dedicate the nation's largest geothermal system of its kind during a March 20 ceremony in Sursa Hall.
March 15, 2012
Ball State's journalism department will honor a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter with the 2012 Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award.
March 12, 2012
For the second consecutive year, Sports Link will perform support and programming tasks for the social media functions of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
March 12, 2012
A comedic play comes to Ball State as "Lend Me a Tenor" opens on the University Theatre stage March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
March 7, 2012
Alumna Georgia M. Burns has donated more than $76,000 through her estate to establish three scholarships that will assist Ball State students.
March 7, 2012
A new endowment will support the Joe and Carol Trimmer Honors Thesis Prize at Ball State University. The $29,000 contribution will fund annual awards for senior projects as well as related expenses of advertisement or recognition.
March 6, 2012
Research of murder-suicides reported by The New York Times from 1858 to 2003 confirms long-standing evidence that murder-suicides most often occur at home, with male perpetrators and female victims in intimate relationships.
March 5, 2012
The Lindsay "Spike" Van Dyke Scholarship in Lighting Design and Technology has been established by gifts in excess of $25,000 from friends and family of Lindsay Van Dyke.
March 5, 2012
The future of virtual worlds has a new home at Ball State University, thanks to the generosity of Avatar Reality Inc., which granted the university rights to the multimillion-dollar 3-D virtual world platform, Blue Mars. The agreement for expanded use of this technology contributes to Ball State's position as a research leader in 3-D environments and simulation technology.
March 2, 2012
Kelli and G. Steven Burrill have committed $50,000 to establish the Burrill Scholarship to recruit outstanding students to Ball State.
March 2, 2012
Journalism professor emeritus Mark Popovich has established a family fund in excess of $26,000 to provide scholarships to Ball State undergraduate students planning to attend the university's London Center.
March 1, 2012
John A. Fallon III, former CEO of NPower, has been named associate vice president for economic development and community engagement at Ball State University.
March 1, 2012
An international consortium recognized Ball State for engaging digital media through the university's Center for Media Design (CMD) and Emerging Media Initiative.
March 1, 2012
The Hanson Rhetoric and Composition Award has been established with more than $25,000. Awards will be made to master's and doctoral students conducting research for the Ball State University Department of English in the area of rhetoric and composition.
March 1, 2012
Ball State University Department of Journalism Professor Emeritus Mel Sharpe and others have donated funds in excess of $29,000 to establish the Dr. Mel Sharpe Excellence Fund for Public Relations.
February 22, 2012
About 69 percent of college students own a smartphone, a device that has transformed their daily lives, says Ball State mobile communications researcher Michael Hanley.
February 22, 2012
Biology professor emeritus Thomas McComish and his wife, Carol, have contributed $26,500 to create a scholarship for Ball State University students pursuing an aquatic biology and fisheries degree.
February 20, 2012
February 13, 2012
Speakers from across the country will come to Ball State this spring, providing the campus community with new ideas on a variety of topics.
February 6, 2012
Research by the Global Health Institute has found Indiana adults are gaining weight at a slightly faster rate than the average American.
February 3, 2012
Update regarding incident near campus today
January 30, 2012
Ball State students will help build a solar-powered house as part of a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
January 27, 2012
Ball State Board of Trustees approve conferral of an honorary doctor of arts degree to two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster, the university's May Commencement speaker and significant contributor to the enrichment of Ball State performing arts students.
January 26, 2012
Tony Award-winning star Sutton Foster is co-directing Ball State's production of "The Drowsy Chaperone," which opens on the University Theatre stage Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled Feb. 10-11 and 15-18, with a matinee scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12.
January 25, 2012
As baby boomers age, they are requiring more services from the state's home health care industry.
January 25, 2012
Ball State University professor Mahesh Daas has been named a 2011-12 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Distinguished Professor. As chair of the Department of Architecture, Daas is recognized for sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research and service.
January 24, 2012
Alumni Keith Greenwalt and Marla Templeton have donated more than $50,000 to provide support for Ball State's women's and men's volleyball programs.
January 24, 2012
Ball State students help design, run social media command center for Super Bowl.
January 23, 2012
Alumni Walter and Juanita Young have donated more than $63,000 through a gift of their estate to establish the Walter M. Young and Juanita A. Young Huntington County Scholarship to assist Ball State students from the county.
January 17, 2012
The Thomas J. Kinghorn Scholarship has been established with more than $35,000 in contributions.
January 17, 2012
Alumna Grace Jackson donated more than $215,000 through her estate to establish the Grace Jackson Teachers College Scholarship to assist students at Ball State University.
January 12, 2012
A new study from the Center for Business and Economic Research finds it's hard to judge the benefits of right-to-work laws in states with business-friendly regulations.
January 10, 2012
Ball State students will be able to access educational material on various e-textbooks under a pilot program.
January 9, 2012
Ball State's annual Unity Week activities will include distinguished political analyst Michelle Bernard, a commemorative concert and other events.
December 16, 2011
The Ball State University Board of Trustees considers a phased retirement plan and reviews reports on accreditation and diversity.
December 15, 2011
"The Circus in Winter" is one of eight student productions selected for inclusion in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. It will close out the weeklong festival with two Jan. 7 performances. In advance of the festival, a benefit performance is scheduled for Jan. 2 at University Theatre on campus.
December 15, 2011
Hoosiers are divided on right-to-work issue but strongly support statewide smoking ban.
December 12, 2011
Indiana's economy should expand in 2012, but growth will depend on the cost of a gallon of gasoline.
December 8, 2011
Longtime Muncie resident and Ball State University alumna Marjorie B. Rea has donated more than $740,000 to the Ball State Fund to meet the greatest current need of the university.
December 8, 2011
Ball State researchers find that diabetes is rising at an alarming rate among adults in Indiana, taxing the state's health care system.
December 8, 2011
Indiana Sen. Luke Kenley and U.S. District Judge Tanya Pratt will be conferred honorary degrees at Winter Commencement, along with commencement speaker Arthur Levine, president of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
December 6, 2011
Flags to half-staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 6, 2011
Ball State University has launched bConnected, a custom Android application for mobile phones, tablets and Google TV, offering students easy access to important university information.
December 6, 2011
The dance theater will celebrate musical legacies, such as Prince and Billie Holiday, and dance through the arts of ballet, modern and jazz. The director of the production is Audra Sokol, assistant professor of dance.
November 29, 2011
Ball State University announces comprehensive tuition savings of nearly $6,000 for Hoosier families. Four initiatives will help students graduate in four years or fewer and reward those who do with reduced tuition.
November 29, 2011
Ball State's Global Health Institute finds that more Hoosiers are being diagnosed with asthma.
November 21, 2011
Ball State faculty will use soccer to improve relations between Americans and Jordanians, thanks to a grant from the U.S. State Department.
November 18, 2011
In honor of A. Umit Taftali, one of Ball State University's most noted alumni, J. Richard Emens and Beatrice Emens Wolper have contributed $25,000 to create a scholarship recognizing Taftali's dedication to the university and the Ball State University Foundation
November 14, 2011
Ball State plays a key role in helping Iraq and Afghanistan shift the focus from military to economic as the countries modernize their educational systems.
November 7, 2011
Ball State University alumnus and CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman will return to campus Dec. 2 for a conversation with MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow.
November 3, 2011
Ball State University senior Will Jay has been named a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. Jay is the third Ball State finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship in the last two years.
November 2, 2011
Students who have earned a master of science degree in adult education from Indiana University can now transfer up to 30 credit hours toward a doctor of education degree in adult, higher and community education from Ball State.
November 1, 2011
A Shakespearean classic comes to Ball State as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens on the University Theatre stage Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
October 31, 2011
More psychiatric nursing programs need to offer training that would curb firearm suicides and homicides linked to mental illness, says a new study from Ball State.
October 19, 2011
About 50 percent of taxpayers with children benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit.
October 13, 2011
Harry and Rosemary Wong, two of the most sought-after speakers in education, will hold a free informational seminar, “How to Be an Effective and Successful Teacher,” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Emens Auditorium.
October 13, 2011
A collaborative, interdisciplinary effort by more than 65 Ball State University students has brought to life the love of two mannequins in "Two Life," a 12-minute film that's the latest creation of the university's growing animation program. The film is one of six animated shorts selected for inclusion in the 2011 Heartland Film Festival.
October 11, 2011
Ball State University’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) received the Gold Star Award at the 2011 NSCS Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
October 10, 2011
Ball State students will test a new system that enhances television broadcast by allowing viewers to interact with programming via their tablets or mobile phones.
October 6, 2011
The newly named David Owsley Museum of Art is scheduled to undergo a major expansion, with four new galleries opening in 2013.
October 6, 2011
More than 21,000 jobs in Indiana depend on $4 billion in defense-related contracts awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
October 5, 2011
Ball State will create the Weidner Center for Residential Property Management, expanding its reach nationwide and providing scholarships to students, thanks to a $1 million gift from the owner of the real estate investment and management company.
October 4, 2011
Don't expect to find too many happy retailers during the upcoming holiday season.
September 29, 2011
The Entrepreneurship Center will expand partnerships with NSWC Crane and Innovation Connector to streamline the process of moving military technologies into the marketplace and provide start-up firms with new facilities.
September 28, 2011
Journalism professor Mark Massé profiles several international journalists who have endured psychological setbacks after covering horrific incidents such as war, 9/11 and the Columbine shootings. His nonfiction narratives also describe an emerging era of activism as reporters, researchers, and trauma experts are reforming the news media through education, intervention, and advocacy.
September 23, 2011
The Ball State Bold capital campaign raised more than $210.8 million to benefit students.
September 16, 2011
The Ball State University Board of Trustees votes to require fewer credit hours for graduation, confers an honorary degree on renowned educator Arthur Levine, and continues early retirement option for faculty and professional staff.
September 15, 2011
"The Circus in Winter," a musical adaptation of Cathy Day's novel by the same name, opens Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances scheduled for the same time Sept. 30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 5–8. Audiences can also catch at matinee Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
September 13, 2011
Ball State's efforts at transforming academic programs to enhance the student experience are being lauded by U.S. News & World Report.
September 13, 2011
The Department of Physiology and Health Science is presenting its annual McGovern Lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom.
September 13, 2011
College students say their workhorse communications device is the laptop computer, but they still can’t live without their smartphones or televisions, according to new research from the Center for Media Design.
September 8, 2011
Longtime east central Indiana resident and Ball State alumna Mary Jane Bergdoll has created a scholarship fund of more than $450,000 for area high school graduates seeking undergraduate degrees in the School of Music.
September 8, 2011
Economic and regulatory policies impacting both the telecommunications industry and consumers will be analyzed by several national experts during the annual Digital Policy Institute conference on Sept. 15.
September 8, 2011
Under the leadership of telecommunications professor Nancy Carlson, a group of Ball State students, faculty and staff has created three digital media exhibits featured at the National Road Heritage Site in Cambridge City, Ind.
September 8, 2011
HPL researchers will coordinate research into exercising in space as a means to counteract the negative effects of prolonged space flight on the human body.
September 6, 2011
From Sept. 9 to 11, Ball State University invites the community to participate in a series of free on-campus events honoring the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The highlight of the weekend's events will be a presentation by 9/11 survivor Michelle Rosado at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Pruis Hall.
August 30, 2011
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has named Michael T. Miller, an architecture and political science major from Elkhart, Ind., to a two-year term as the new student representative on the Board of Trustees at Ball State University.
August 29, 2011
Ball State’s successful efforts in mobile technology have lead the university to create an education and networking organization focused on the development and enhancement of the rapidly expanding mobile communications industry.
August 22, 2011
Noted Ball State alumnus, Kent "Oz" Nelson has committed $250,000 to create a scholarship fund to support the Emens Scholarship program for incoming freshmen at Ball State University.
August 19, 2011
Ball State senior Jennifer Haskell, injured in the Aug. 13 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, died the morning of Aug. 19, 2011.
August 19, 2011
Coinciding recognitions from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education confirm Ball State's environmental leadership. Completion of the university's nation-leading geothermal energy project, meanwhile, could put it "over the top," predicts Robert Koester, longtime chair of the Council on the Environment.
August 16, 2011
Ball State's Military 2 Market program has been recognized by a federal consortium for its partnership with naval researchers.
August 16, 2011
Ball State hopeful for Jennifer Haskell's recovery
August 16, 2011
New book links Soviet youth cravings for Western products to entrepreneurs who eventually became business and political elite in the post-Soviet era.
August 11, 2011
Presidential advisor David Axelrod and TV journalist Laura Ling, who was detained and sentenced to prison by North Korean authorities in 2009, are among those scheduled to speak at Ball State this fall. Best-selling author Jeannette Walls also will discuss "The Glass Castle," this year's freshman common reader, and NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson is the semester's guest for the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series.
August 3, 2011
The Virtual Middletown Project brings to life a simulation of the early 20th-century Ball Brothers glass factory in Muncie, Ind., right down to workers removing hot pieces of glassware from the furnaces.
July 29, 2011
A public service announcement (PSA) created by senior telecommunications student Jenna James has won first place in the television category of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) competition.
July 28, 2011
Digital Policy Institute member Barry Umansky will serve a two-year term on a federal committee that reviews consumer and technology issues for the Federal Communications Commission.
July 25, 2011
The Ball State Backyard is back for guests to visit at this year’s 155th Indiana State Fair Aug. 5-21, including Ball State Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Agriculture-Horticulture building.
July 22, 2011
Ball State Board of Trustees waived fees for the three children of fallen Muncie fireman Scott Davis and named the art museum and greenhouse after benefactors.
July 20, 2011
As a result of research by Ball State University faculty, the Indiana Historical Bureau will place a new state historical marker in Indianapolis at the site of Washington Park, where the Indianapolis ABCs and Chicago Giants played the first Negro National League baseball game on May 2, 1920.
July 14, 2011
Few people with college degrees are migrating to Indiana. But more out-of-state young adults are choosing Indiana for their higher education, joining Hoosiers who remain in state to get their degrees.
July 6, 2011
Michael Silver, former director of digital media at the Yale School of Architecture and now head of his own multidisciplinary design practice in New York City, will join Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning this fall as its inaugural Design Innovation Fellow.
July 6, 2011
A scholarship fund has been created by Margaret L. Hosey, professor emerita of psychology and educational psychology.
July 1, 2011
Ball State has added to its collection of regional Emmy Awards, winning five honors June 18 during the 42nd annual awards ceremony in Cleveland.
June 28, 2011
Part of the university’s initiative to nurture an environmentally conscious campus includes a new green area installed atop a recently constructed energy station, itself a component of Ball State’s geothermal energy project.
June 23, 2011
The Indiana Academy Nonresidential Early College Program (NECP) will allow high school juniors and seniors to earn a high school Academic Honors Diploma and accumulate college credit hours.
June 22, 2011
Some of the rarest and most exotic orchids are on display at the Indianapolis Zoo this year, courtesy of the Wheeler Orchid Collection and Species Bank.
June 22, 2011
The 2011 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card provides an in depth look at how manufacturing and logistics are faring as the nation continues to bounce back from the Great Recession.
June 21, 2011
The exact location of Fort Recovery, the site of two major battles during Ohio's Indian wars of the late 1700s, has been unearthed by Ball State students.
June 21, 2011
Ball State students are redesigning hospital gowns for patients with cancer at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. A public unveiling ceremony to present the redesigned gowns to the hospital's oncology unit will take place at 3 p.m. June 26 in Ball State's Fine Arts Building, Room 217.
June 20, 2011
A group of Ball State information systems students received an award for their collaboration on an immersive learning project in an international competition held on their own turf.
June 16, 2011
Ball State Board of Trustees set tuition, fees and budget.
June 16, 2011
Pulitzer Prize winners at Ball State
June 15, 2011
Sports Link honored for producing nation's best collegiate feature story in 2011.
May 24, 2011
Audience members will delight with a catered meal and the 2011 Downtown Dinner Theatre production, “A Grand Night for Singing” as performed by Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
May 21, 2011
Ball State University will hold a public hearing concerning its proposed tuition and mandatory fee rate increases on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Forum Room of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.
May 20, 2011
Seven Ball State students are participating in the 2011 500 Festival Princess Program as part of the festivities leading up to "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." As princesses, the students act as goodwill ambassadors for communities statewide, volunteering for schools and other nonprofit organizations.
May 16, 2011
Ball State estimates that the Memphis area could suffer $753 million in damage due to severe flooding.
May 11, 2011
New signs designed by Ball State students for the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo's Australia Adventure exhibit are the latest result from a series of immersive learning collaborations between the university and the zoo.
May 10, 2011
Historical and cultural sites in southern Indiana are showcased in videos produced by immersive learning students for the 2011 Indiana 500 Tour.
May 9, 2011
Showcasing many of Indiana's attractive vacation destinations is part of a major effort to boost tourism in the state getting an assist from Ball State immersive learning students.
May 6, 2011
Ball State's Board of Trustees hears tuition restructuring proposal, renews employee health care plans and approves Museum of Art expansion.
May 6, 2011
Other student academic achievements in 2011
May 5, 2011
Ball State University will begin a traffic/pedestrian safety improvement project on May 9 at McKinley and Riverside avenues, encompassing the Scramble Light. Improvements will extend about 150 feet to the north, east and west and will reach to University Avenue to the south. The project will be completed by Aug. 6.
May 5, 2011
The Virginia Ball Center announces the 2011-12 immersive learning courses available to students.
May 4, 2011
Abigail Shemoel, '11, is named a national finalist for the Frederick Law Olmsted Scholarship presented annually by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She becomes one of just two undergraduate students in history to earn the honor. Earlier in the year, she was named one of Ball State's first two finalists for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
April 28, 2011
Ball State's Jonathan Huer, director of emerging technology, has been named an Apple Distinguished Educator. Only 1,700 educators worldwide have earned the distinction, enabling them to work with Apple Inc. to integrate more technology into the classroom.
April 27, 2011
"Once Upon a Dance" combines everyone's favorite fables and fairy tales — "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella" and "Rapunzel" — to create a world of timeless classics through dance. The show premieres at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and will run through April 30 at the University Theatre.
April 22, 2011
Investigative reporter Steve Kroft, Indianapolis arts patron Marilyn K. Glick and alumnus Kent C. "Oz" Nelson, '59, will be recognized during May graduation exercises.
April 22, 2011
For the second year in a row, Ball State University has been named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review. The university is one of only 311 schools in the nation to be recognized as an eco-friendly campus by the nationally known education service company.
April 21, 2011
The Miller College of Business and its Department of Accounting have been reaccredited.
April 20, 2011
For the first time in university history, two Ball State students have received Goldwater Scholarships in a competition honoring only 275 students around the country.
April 20, 2011
The Museum of Art caps off a yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary with a gala dinner on April 30. The museum is recognizing the past with plans for a future that includes an expansion of both its collection and its physical space in the Fine Arts Building.
April 18, 2011
Marilyn Buck has donated a $30,000 gift to create the Dr. Marilyn M. Buck School of Physical Education Teaching Scholarship to assist students at Ball State University.
April 18, 2011
Carol and Clarence Casazza have donated a $25,000 gift to assist theater students in Delaware County.
April 12, 2011
The Ball State University Museum of Art has achieved accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, donors, outside agencies and the museum-going public.
April 12, 2011
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) awarded full accreditation to the Ball State University Police Department and presented the award to Police Chief Gene Burton, Asst. Chief Robert Fey, Cpl. Mike Baker Sr. and Officer Renita de la Garza at the CALEA Conference in March.
April 11, 2011
Decades after founding what is now one of the best-selling youth oriented clothing lines in the world, Josie and Geoff Fox visit campus April 12 to share their tips on being successful entrepreneurs.
April 11, 2011
The 18th annual Hospice Foundation of America's Living with Grief Program: Spirituality and End-of-Life Care will be held on April 13 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Worthen Arena lounge. This year’s conference focuses on "Spirituality and End-of-Life Care."
April 6, 2011
Ball State’s debate team won a national competition, and two members were named All-American Debaters.
April 1, 2011
Megan Whitacre is Indiana’s 2011 recipient of the Harry S Truman Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships in the nation, given to students committed to careers in public service.
March 30, 2011
Smart phone use almost doubles among college students in two years.
March 28, 2011
Ball State information systems student is one of two to win a national scholarship.
March 28, 2011
The campus community is invited to review and comment on Ball State University's athletics self-study draft report for NCAA certification at The public feedback period ends April 1.
March 23, 2011
Ball State University's student-run newspaper, the Daily News, wins 11 first-place Gold Circle Awards in national competition.
March 23, 2011
Rukmini Callimachi, West Africa correspondent with the Associated Press (AP), has won Ball State University's 2011 Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award for her article "Haiti-Hotel Montana."
March 21, 2011
Christopher and Justin Swader will showcase their design skills in the upcoming national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival April 18-23. This is the seventh year in a row that Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance will send some of its best student talent to the competition.
March 21, 2011
A twist of science fiction and musical theatrics will bring the popular Broadway show “Little Shop of Horrors” to life on the University Theatre stage. The musical known for songs “Skid Row (Downtown)” and “Somewhere That’s Green” opens March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
March 17, 2011
Almost six years to the day after introducing 25 Inauguration Scholars during ceremonies in the Indiana Statehouse, President Jo Ann M. Gora returned to the capitol on March 17 to announce 55 Bold Celebration Scholars, among the first beneficiaries of the $200 million Ball State Bold capital campaign approaching its conclusion in June.
March 16, 2011
A group of Ball State students has spent the past year creating a touch-based interactive portal that will allow users to browse and learn more about archived artwork at Ball State’s Museum of Art.
March 15, 2011
Sports Link students will enrich their immersive learning experience by serving as online producers and social analysts for the NCAA’s March Madness on Demand.
March 15, 2011
Journalist J. Carl Ganter will speak about the global water crisis at the 2011 Bracken Environmental Lecture Series.
March 15, 2011
Former Negro Leagues standouts from Indiana are being interviewed by Ball State students as part of an immersive learning project through the Virginia Ball Center.
March 14, 2011
A former executive director for development at Ball State, T.W. Hudson Akin, returns to become vice president for university advancement.
March 4, 2011
Burberry CEO and Ball State alum Angela Ahrendts to speak March 16
March 3, 2011
Scholarship created by anonymous alumnus in honor of retired Ball State professor.
March 2, 2011
Indianapolis art collector, philanthropist and longtime friend of Ball State Marilyn K. Glick will be awarded an honorary doctorate of arts during the university's spring graduation exercises in May. In September 2010, Ball State dedicated one of its newest buildings, the Glick Center for Glass, also in her honor.
February 24, 2011
Reframing the concept of low-cost housing from "charitable work" to "social entrepreneurship" is among the goals of an upcoming conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), that looks to fundamentally rethink housing design and product usability in resource/infrastructure-poor environments.
February 22, 2011
Reporting partnership to produce multimedia examination of China's water and energy competition.
February 10, 2011
Ball State University's Letterman Lecture Series will host two editors from The Oklahoman/
February 3, 2011
Hicks on Blizzard
February 3, 2011
Hicks Storm Coverage
January 28, 2011
The Board of Trustees approved a 3.25 percent increase in room and board rates for 2011-12. However, due to the popularity of the university's premium housing plan offering students two-year guaranteed contracts, thousands will experience no change in rates and the average rate increase will be only 2.6 percent.
January 26, 2011
Scholarship created by anonymous alumnus in honor of a Ball State professor.
January 25, 2011
Niel C. and Karen M. Ellerbrook have committed a $250,000 gift to honor Joseph W. Jackson.
January 25, 2011
Joseph F. Howell donates $50,000 to honor his mother, June Gadbury Howell.
January 25, 2011
The story of Hal Carter stumbling into the lives of Flo Owens and her two daughters will premiere on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and show who has the courage to fight for happiness. "Picnic" will also be shown Feb. 11–12 and Feb. 16–19 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Feb. 13.
January 21, 2011
Ball State graduate William A. McClain, a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, has been presented the university's President's Medal of Distinction.
January 21, 2011
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) reports a $1 increase in gasoline prices could slow Indiana’s economic recovery.
January 18, 2011
Higher education leaders from Afghanistan and representatives of Canadian and U.S. universities will participate in a first of its kind conference Jan. 25-26 at Ball State University’s Indianapolis Center.
January 11, 2011
A social justice champion who once sued the president of the United States to keep her seat on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission leads off the series of spring 2011 speakers at Ball State, a list that also includes alumna and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, Hollywood producer Michael Uslan and Native American artist Michael Naranjo.
December 28, 2010
R. Wayne Estopinal, president of a Jeffersonville, Ind., architectural firm, has been appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to Ball State University's Board of Trustees, as Richard Hall is reappointed to the board. Both appointments are for four-year terms.
December 28, 2010
Nitrous oxide — a potent greenhouse gas — has been found emanating in large amounts from freshwater bodies across North America, according to research findings from a new report co-authored by Ball State biologist Melody Bernot.
December 23, 2010
NPR host Steve Inskeep inspires graduates at December Commencement
December 22, 2010
Paul and Leslie Strohm donate $25,000 gift in memory of Carl and Marjorie Strohm.
December 20, 2010
Citation for Tom DeWeese's Medal of Distinction
December 17, 2010
Longtime member and president of the Ball State Board of Trustees, Thomas L. DeWeese, announced he will retire from the university's top leadership group effective Dec. 31. The board then voted to promote Hollis E. Hughes Jr. to the president's chair. It also approved a change in student fees for the Intensive English Institute and accepted the university's audited financial report for the fiscal year concluded June 30, 2010.
December 10, 2010
A journal produced entirely by undergraduate students has been recognized for its excellence and innovation.
December 10, 2010
Free course will help emergency supervisors communicate more effectively, helping reduce rumors and confusion in a crisis.
December 10, 2010
Indiana native Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's top-rated "Morning Edition," will address graduates and families attending Ball State's winter graduation ceremonies on Dec. 18. University leaders also will present him with an honorary doctorate in humane letters.
December 8, 2010
CBER director Michael Hicks is forecasting that Indiana's economy will expand at a slow but steady rate in 2011.
December 2, 2010
Respondents to a public opinion poll by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs want state government to focus on creating jobs in 2011.
December 2, 2010
Speech pathology and audiology scholarship created by alumnus.
November 23, 2010
Massive new site, launched by the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Avatar Reality, features fully interactive, detailed replicas of 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo, Japanese temple, virtual museum and more.
November 23, 2010
Alumna donates estate funds to the Ball State Fund.
November 23, 2010
"The Nutcracker" is coming to Ball State in a way never before witnessed by audiences. The alternative Christmas classic hits Ball State University Theatre stage just in time for the holiday season, beginning Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled Dec. 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m.
November 22, 2010
Ball State students enrolled in the entrepreneurship program will receive experience consulting with emerging companies through a partnership with the Indiana Small Business Development Center.
November 19, 2010
The James W. and Joyce L. Parks Excellence Grants for Curriculum Enhancements Fund has been created through the estate of James W. and Joyce L. Parks.
November 17, 2010
The Center for Media Design announces its latest research initiative — to study consumer attitudes and behaviors around interactive television applications. The center also is establishing an advisory board of experts from the sector to contribute to the initiative’s agenda and will work with industry partners to produce research-based insights that inform debate and best practices.
November 12, 2010
Throughout its nearly century-long history, Ball State has produced just a handful of semifinalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. This year, for the first time, it advances two candidates to the final round of the selection process.
November 10, 2010
The Miller College of Business awarded outstanding alumni at its seventh annual Alumni Awards Dinner.
November 9, 2010
A new study finds that retail sales should increase by 2.3 percent this holiday season as shoppers shrug off several years of economic uncertainty.
November 8, 2010
The Indiana School Transformation Conference Nov. 11 at Ball State will feature Douglas Reeves, a Harvard University professor and founder of The Leadership and Learning Center, as its keynote presenter.
November 8, 2010
Ball State has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of State to help Kandahar University in Afghanistan develop curriculum for its new College of Economics.
November 8, 2010
Alumnus donates estate funds to early childhood education scholarship in his wife’s name.
November 4, 2010
The Ball State community pauses to remember Janice Ball Fisher, daughter of Edmund B. Ball, one of the five industrialist brothers who were the original sponsors of the university, and wife of the late John Fisher, another towering figure in the history of the institution.
November 4, 2010
The Hoosier Environmental Council recognizes Ball State University with its Technology Innovator of the Year award during the Green Policy Forum.
November 1, 2010
Ball State University Police Department will hold a public information session for members of the community to provide comment regarding the agency’s bid for reaccrediation.
November 1, 2010
October 27, 2010
Mir Masoom Ali has been honored by family and other donors with the creation of a scholarship fund in his name for graduate students in statistics.
October 27, 2010
Nursing and special education scholarships are created by alumni in honor of their families.
October 21, 2010
Ball State’s University Singers are one of four finalists in Today's national show choir contest.
October 21, 2010
"Company" premieres on the Ball State University Theatre stage Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Patrons can also see the performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 3-6 and a 2:30 p.m. matinee Oct. 31.
October 19, 2010
Ball State University welcomes one of the nation’s leading geriatricians, Dr. Walter M. Bortz II, for its annual Kirkpatrick Lecture Series.
October 14, 2010
The university earns a leadership award from Second Nature and the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment as a "best example" of how higher education is helping shift society's thinking and behavior toward greater sustainability.
October 11, 2010
Investing millions of dollars in the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund has grown the state's economy, leveraged private venture capital and boosted the entrepreneurial climate in Indiana.
October 6, 2010
To celebrate VBC's 10 years of transformative immersive learning experiences, an open house isscheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Kitselman Center, 3149 W. University Ave.
October 1, 2010
Glick Center
October 1, 2010
Ball State's Board of Trustees has authorized university administrators to proceed with state approvals and financing for ongoing capital projects on campus. The board members also extended an educational benefit to additional employees and approved the awarding of honorary degrees to NPR broadcaster Steve Inskeep and "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft.
September 30, 2010
Installing computers with Internet access in Romanian libraries is helping to bridge one of European Union’s new members into the 21st century, introducing residents of the former communist state to new information choices, reports a research team of students and faculty from Ball State.
September 22, 2010
Sports Link, an immersive learning telecommunications program at Ball State, is soon to be the only student organization in the nation producing content for Fox College Sports.
September 13, 2010
Susan Tancock, professor of elementary education, is the 2010 Rawlings Award recipient for her work in distance education.
September 9, 2010
Two couples will find the truth in their relationships — and in themselves — during an intense, complex and controversial night on the University Theatre stage as "Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches" premieres Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
September 8, 2010
Ball State has received a grant to purchase new air conditioners in the Robert Bell Building’s computer lab that will help reduce the university’s electrical demand.
September 8, 2010
Ball State students unveil “Changing Gears: End of an Era,” a feature-length documentary about BorgWarner closing its doors and the effects of deindustrialization in America.
September 7, 2010
Alumnus Robert Hunt will return to campus this fall to provide synergy and expertise as an interdisciplinary group of students redesigns a main gateway and transportation hub in Venice, Italy.
September 3, 2010
International education expert Andreas Schleicher will speak about the status of the American education system in a global context during a Sept. 9 appearance at Ball State University.
August 30, 2010
Ball State University alumnus and CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman will return to campus Sept. 17 with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone for a presentation to students on the changing nature and growing influence of social media in the 21st century.
August 30, 2010
Students may pick up "A Conversation with David Letterman and Biz Stone" tickets starting, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Worthen Arena Box Office. Faculty and staff may pick up tickets at starting, at 1 p.m. in the same location.
August 26, 2010
Six hundred students arriving on campus this fall have moved into the new Kinghorn Hall, named in honor of Tom Kinghorn, who dedicated more than four decades of service to Ball State before his retirement as vice president of business affairs and treasurer in June 2009.
August 26, 2010
Among Ball State's newest buildings, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center being dedicated Sept. 1 exemplifies the university's commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles.
August 26, 2010
Fall Faculty Convocation
August 26, 2010
Manufacturing remains the backbone of Indiana's economy, but a new study finds that job creation and losses vary by industry and geographic location.
August 24, 2010
Ball State’s Building Better Communities will offer noncredit computer courses to teach basic computer skills.
August 23, 2010
Economic damage from torrential rains in Pakistan is estimated to range from $5.1 to $7.1 billion, Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research projects. About 1,500 people have died in the last weeks as a result of heavy flooding in the impoverished nation.
August 19, 2010
U.S. News & World Report touts several of Ball State's strategic and innovative programs and initiatives in its annual survey of the nation's colleges and universities.
August 18, 2010
After conducting summer camps in Illinois for nearly two decades, Music for All announces it will relocate its annual summer symposium for instrumental music students and teachers to Ball State beginning next year. The weeklong event will provide high school students and faculty from across the nation an opportunity to focus and develop their musical interests, while producing millions in revenue for the local economy.
August 17, 2010
The A. Umit Taftali Center for Capital Markets and Investing, a technology-centered classroom/laboratory designed to immerse students in a real-world financial environment, will open this fall inside the Miller College of Business.
August 13, 2010
Elementary education scholarship created in memory of Ball State alumna Mary Elizabeth Steiner Babcock.
August 9, 2010
Former senior White House aide Karl Rove will speak at Ball State Sept. 13, beginning a series of appearances on campus this fall that includes WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings as well as "Murderball" star and "Gimp" author Mark Zupan.
July 29, 2010
Ball State Day at the Indiana State Fair includes all colleges, student ambassadors and several activities.
July 28, 2010
The Center for Media Design at Ball State has released a new report in which average consumers spent a day with Apple's iPad. The conclusion: the popular device offers an impressive user experience for reading, Web browsing or movies, meaning consumers may favor using it primarily for leisure and entertainment. They also may choose to wait until the price goes down before purchasing.
July 28, 2010
University prepares to open the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, significantly expanding opportunities for students involved in the visual arts and reviving Ball State's historical connections to the glassmaking industry in Muncie.
July 27, 2010
Glick Glass
July 26, 2010
Audiences across the country will view video packages produced by Ball State students during the upcoming college football season as a result of an exclusive agreement the university has signed with the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
July 23, 2010
A committee representing broad participation from the campus community will conduct a routine assessment of the Ball State athletics program. The review must be conducted in 10-year cycles at all NCAA Division I institutions to validate alignment with the Association's goals and standards. A positive outcome would result in recertification of Ball State's participation in NCAA intercollegiate play.
July 23, 2010
Starting this fall, Ball State will offer qualifying recipients of certain external scholarships such as the 21st Century Scholarship, annual $3,000 room and board scholarships following approval of a change in financial aid policy by the university's Board of Trustees. The university's 2010-11 general fund and auxiliary fund budgets and 2011-13 legislative requests received favorable action, as well.
July 23, 2010
Ball State students receive four regional Emmys.
July 14, 2010
Ball State University’s student-run radio station received four silver Communicator Awards.
July 4, 2010
Student bests 445 Army ROTC peers in physical test
June 23, 2010
Six Ball State students are touring China and Hong Kong this summer to produce stories as part of an immersive learning project.
June 18, 2010
Ball State will use the U.S. Department of State grant to help Tikrit University in Iraq transform its curriculum and its faculty members' teaching style.
June 18, 2010
The economics of health care will become a key research and educational priority for Ball State University with the addition to the faculty of nationally recognized economist Kerry Anne McGeary.
June 18, 2010
The 2010 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card provides an in depth look at how manufacturing and logistics are faring as the nation recovers from a recession.
June 15, 2010
Smart phones use nearly doubles in one year among college students.
June 9, 2010
Jarka Popovicova, an assistant professor of national resources and environmental management, is the recipient of the Lawhead Award for her dedication to the University Core Curriculum.
May 27, 2010
TechPoint has recognized Ball State as one of the state's high-tech success stories, honoring the Center for Media Design with a TechPoint Mira Award. Ball State received the award at TechPoint's 11th annual Mira Awards gala on May 15.
May 27, 2010
Ball State's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "The Fantasticks" June 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. in downtown Muncie.
May 25, 2010
Research report from Ball State University reveals continuing gaps in relative public funding of charter and traditional district schools, with largest discrepancies in major metropolitan districts.
May 21, 2010
A record number of Ball State students win Fulbright awards and one student wins prestigious Udall award.
May 18, 2010
Professor combines background in sport psychology with PGA caddy experience to write a guide on winning the mental game of golf.
May 11, 2010
Motorists can travel around central and northern Indiana during the 2010 travel season this summer and fall — finding transportation-themed hot spots via a Web site created by immersive learning students under the guidance of faculty from journalism and geography departments.
May 8, 2010
Angela Ahrendts' Commencement Address: 'From the Heart'
May 7, 2010
Members of the university's Board of Trustees have adopted a general fund budget plan for fiscal year 2010-11. They also learned of a major new gift courtesy of alumna and spring 2010 Commencement speaker Angela Ahrendts.
May 7, 2010
Acknowledging the emergence of Ball State as a center for excellence in emerging media, Angela Ahrendts, Burberry CEO and Ball State alumna, has led the creation of a $1 million scholarship fund at her alma mater.
May 6, 2010
The Princeton Review names Ball State to its green college guide as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible schools. The university is one of 286 schools in the nation to be recognized as an eco-friendly campus.
May 5, 2010
Twenty Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows will start their master’s studies at Ball State this summer. After the year-long program, the fellows will teach science and math in high-need urban and rural classrooms.
May 3, 2010
Ball State Dining wins a 2010 Ivy Award, a coveted recognition in the food service industry.
May 3, 2010
Ball State University students win best delegation award for the fifth year at the 18th annual Midwest Model European Union at IUPUI.
April 28, 2010
Emerging media lets graduation speaker reach across ocean, out to graduates
April 22, 2010
A news story about the economic plight of Gary, Ind., by two telecommunications majors won first place in national network-sponsored contest.
April 20, 2010
Student and faculty astronomers will have more opportunities to examine the stars through access to a powerful telescope in South America.
April 19, 2010
Ball State will recognize alumna Angela Ahrendts, head of British luxury brand Burberry, and longtime friend and benefactor of the university John Scheumann during annual spring Commencement exercises on May 8. Ahrendts will be the day's principal speaker and recipient of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, while Scheumann will be presented with the President's Medal of Distinction.
April 19, 2010
A team of 14 students is creating an original musical inspired by Hoosier author Cathy Day's novel, "The Circus in Winter," as part of an immersive learning project at Ball State. A first read of the production is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 23 in Sursa Hall.
April 15, 2010
A four-year, $750,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education will provide family literacy and out-of-school enhancement programs to a local elementary school.
April 15, 2010
Scholarship created by alumnus and his wife for students from the northeast region of the United States.
April 14, 2010
Fredric D. and Lois A. Anderson donate a monetary gift in honor of family members Lois E. and Carolyn J. Anderson.
April 14, 2010
"An Evening with the Arts" will take the stage April 28-May 1 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Come see the University Theatre stage be transformed into a world of dance it has never seen before.
April 14, 2010
Helen O'Neill, special correspondent with the Associated Press, has won Ball State University’s 2010 Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award for her article “One Man’s Journey." She will speak at Ball State April 21.
April 13, 2010
Variety magazine praises Ball State
April 12, 2010
A gift of more than $110,000 was donated by William and Helen Locke to provide nursing students with scholarship awards.
April 8, 2010
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry announces four new fellows for 2010-11.
April 8, 2010
After about 70 years sitting in long-forgotten files in a university library in Pittsburgh, a cache of unpublished photos is providing baseball historians a glimpse into the Negro Leagues, thanks to the Ball State University professor who uncovered the pictures.
April 7, 2010
Ball State’s debate team won a national competition, and one member won a national award for his outstanding contribution to public debate.
April 5, 2010
Students from the College of Architecture and Planning will lead community members in a daylong event envisioning various aspects of life in the Central Indiana town of Upland.
April 5, 2010
A team of digital design students is a finalist for a national bridge design competition, besting teams of engineers from Purdue and Case Western Reserve.
April 5, 2010
Internationally recognized filmmaker Robert Mugge and a class of talented students recently created a series of promotional videos marketing Indiana to Hollywood.
April 5, 2010
The Indiana premiere of the film "Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture" will take place April 6 at Ball State and will be hosted by the Friends of the A.M. Bracken Library, College of Architecture and Planning and the Drawings and Documents Archive.
April 1, 2010
Student blogger
March 29, 2010
Ball State receives federal recognition for volunteerism, service learning and civic engagement.
March 29, 2010
Media outlets and visitors from around the country — and the world — are keeping a close eye on Ball State's geothermal initiative.
March 26, 2010
Gora on Kids Count
March 22, 2010
The creative genius of cartoonist Jim Davis will be brought to the forefront April 17 when the university honors the Ball State alumnus.
March 19, 2010
The Board of Trustees approved proposals meant to cut more than $15 million from Ball State's budget for the remainder of the state's current two-year budget cycle. The action followed extensive consultations with and among members of the university's senior administration as well as students, faculty and staff.
March 18, 2010
Ball State University presents a trio of musicians, including French artist Renaud Garcia-Fons. The public is invited to enjoy the free concert.
March 15, 2010
Eight college teams will compete for $15,000 in the Entrepreneurship Center’s annual business plan competition.
March 15, 2010
Faculty, students and staff are invited to attend a public rededication ceremony for the newly-renovated L.A. Pittenger Student Center at 4 p.m. March 17 in the Student Center Tally. After 19 months of work, the completed project includes a more welcoming front entrance and new dining options for visitors to the building.
March 9, 2010
Ball State’s Digital Policy Institute is hosting a seminar on the legal impacts of the new National Broadband Plan.
March 9, 2010
Ball State's University Theatre will transform into the heart of England with its rendition of the classic “My Fair Lady.” The musical opens March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2010
An education scholarship has been created in memory of Ozora T. and Maxine White, parents of a Ball State alumnus. Combined, the couple served the Anderson school system for a total of 70 years.
March 1, 2010
A new immersive learning project at Ball State University, "Alzheimer's: Never Forget," aims to provide better information about the disease for families of Alzheimer’s patients and better training for health professionals who care for Alzheimer's patients.
March 1, 2010
Darrell Wible, professor emeritus of telecommunications at Ball State University, creates scholarship opportunity for nursing students in honor of his late wife, Evelyn Reynolds Wible.
February 26, 2010
Capping property taxes should boost Indiana's economy, creating more jobs while attracting new business start ups and expansions within the state's borders.
February 26, 2010
Ball State alumnae Terra Mackintosh and Marciel Greene are playing key roles in organizing a New York City-based Haiti relief event with star power.
February 25, 2010
With the help of the College of Architecture and Planning: Indianapolis Center, an Indianapolis neighborhood has been selected as one of five sites in the nation to pilot a sustainability program.
February 22, 2010
In recognition of Frank A. Bracken's record-setting service on the Board of Trustees and the contributions of his family to the university throughout its 91-year history, the board members approved the renaming of Ball State's central office facility the Frank A. Bracken Administration Building.
February 22, 2010
Telecommunications and journalism departments combine forces to create a program addressing future needs today.
February 16, 2010
Ball State joins with Ivy Tech Community College in an agreement opening new opportunities for Ivy Tech students to complete four-year degrees in elementary education. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development lists elementary school teachers among its top 50 "hot jobs," estimating a 12 percent increase in teacher positions statewide through 2016.
February 15, 2010
Professor establishes nonprofit organization, engages students in blight-fighting immersive experience partnering with Ball State and the city of Muncie.
February 8, 2010
Ball State joins sustainability rating system and takes a campuswide step toward sustainability.
February 8, 2010
More than a half million unskilled, entry level jobs may have been eliminated thanks to raising the nation's minimum wage levels.
February 4, 2010
Ball State alumni help bring Super Bowl to Indy
January 29, 2010
After re-electing its existing officers to additional terms, the university's Board of Trustees set new room and board rates effective fall 2010 and approved a proposed $24.1 million renovation of the Studebaker East residence hall complex scheduled to begin this summer. The board members also authorized a new bachelor's degree in athletic training and received a brief on strategic initiatives within the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
January 29, 2010
Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance has received national recognition at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) for the sixth consecutive year. Sophomore Laura Pittenger was recognized for her written critiques at the festival.
January 29, 2010
Tragedy and loyalty come together to portray a Shakespeare classic on the Ball State stage next month. Macbeth opens on the University Theatre stage Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
January 27, 2010
Vanessa Virbitsky will spend three weeks at the 21st Olympic Winter Games guiding American athletes through the avalanche of news media interviews that follow a medal-winning performance.
January 26, 2010
Civil rights activist and former Democratic presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson will appear Feb. 10 on campus as part of Ball State's schedule of spring speakers. Also on tap this semester are famed TV newsman Ted Koppel as well as Blake Mycoskie, cofounder of the globally-conscious and ethically-minded Toms Shoes, and Sarah Weddington, believed to be the youngest person to win a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court — the still highly controversial Roe v. Wade.
January 22, 2010
Ball State earns distinction for disability services after securing the reputation of being a disability friendly institution.
January 22, 2010
Rock Creek Community Academy will open in Sellersburg this fall, following the university's approval to open its doors in fall 2010.
January 22, 2010
The new center is conveniently located just off Interstate 69 at exit 10.
January 21, 2010
Ball State students create sustainable redesigns of municipal courthouses across the country, earning top marks for their work.
January 15, 2010
Gov. Mitch Daniels has announced the reappointment of three members of the Ball State University Board of Trustees.
January 13, 2010
Immersive learning project and university's first commercial film venture takes top honor at Southern California film festival.
January 13, 2010
Sutton Foster, Tony Award-winning Broadway star, is leaving the swamp to visit Ball State.
January 12, 2010
Language expert Mary Theresa Seig's work contributed to an international award recently received by Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.
January 11, 2010
Rev. Joseph Lowery, a legendary figure of the American civil rights movement as co-founder, with Martin Luther King Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will be the principal speaker during Unity Week at Ball State Jan. 18-23.
January 6, 2010
A Ball State student has won monetary prizes, a trip, a video game system and more competing in contests across the country.
January 5, 2010
Architecture magazine recognizes Ball State as a school committed to social justice.
December 31, 2009
The Miller College of Business' graduate and undergraduate programs in accounting rank among the top 25 in the country, according to the Public Accounting Report's 28th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors.
December 30, 2009
Students living in Ball State's new emerging media living-learning community have access to state-of-the-art equipment that will enable them to make short films or movie trailers without ever leaving their residence hall.
December 29, 2009
Students' immersive learning project makes art and the resources of the Ball State University Museum of Art accessible to high school students.
December 18, 2009
Meeting in brief session during winter Commencement weekend, Ball State's Board of Trustees approved proposals to establish a bachelor of science/bachelor of arts degree in construction management and reconfigure an existing doctor of education in science degree as a PhD in environmental science. It also approved the awarding of an honorary degree to alumna Angela Ahrendts at graduation exercises in May.
December 18, 2009
Ball State economist Michael Hicks told the audience at the 2010 Economic Outlook Luncheon that the state's economy will grow only modestly in 2010.
December 14, 2009
Ball State's assistance in developing design guidelines helps the Circle City net a national planning award.
December 14, 2009
Capping property tax increases through a constitutional amendment is favored by the majority of Indiana residents surveyed by Ball State's Bowen Center for Public Affairs.
December 4, 2009
Ball State University's landscape architecture programs have earned the highest distinction from Design Intelligence for its 2010 edition of “The Cramer Report: America's World-Class Landscape Architecture Schools.”
December 3, 2009
A NASA astronaut and a human performance pioneer will be recognized as part of Ball State's Commencement exercises on Dec. 19.
December 3, 2009
Ball State students in an immersive learning class are working on an affordable solution for low-income families to use the local farmers market.
December 3, 2009
Award winning and record setting journalist Ted Koppel will speak on campus Feb. 23 as the next guest in the university's David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshops Series. In a career spanning nearly a half-century, he has covered major news stories from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to Vietnam to the current war in Iraq, as well as every U.S. presidential election campaign since 1964.
November 24, 2009
Ball State dance faculty have choreographed dances to the music of two American geniuses, resulting in “Steppin’ Out with Gershwin on a Cole Winter’s Night.” The dance performance will be on the Ball State University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12 with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13.
November 23, 2009
Partnership with the U.S. Navy will expose entrepreneurship students to the latest technologies with potential for commercial use.
November 23, 2009
A global organization that promotes the development and sustainability of mobile marketing has named Ball State as the top university in the field of mobile marketing research, development and education.
November 17, 2009
Start with a ridiculous plot, add a few far-fetched situations and a bit of quick repartee and you have the makings of the comedic farce that is "Noises Off." The play hits the Ball State Stage on Nov 12.
November 17, 2009
Latest international accolades boost Ball State's as country's best film school without having a film school.
November 13, 2009
A team of Ball State faculty has won an AT&T-sponsored mobile application development contest for mentoring students in the iMedia program.
November 12, 2009
A gift totaling more than $364,000 has been contributed by the late Ruth VanderLaan Halberg of Muncie. The support will help provide funds for the expansion of the Ball State Museum of Art, including additional spaces for collections, conservation, classrooms, studios, offices and gatherings.
November 12, 2009
A partnership between the city of Noblesville, Building Better Communities and Ball State's Center for Historic Preservation is helping downtown shops spruce up their storefronts.
November 10, 2009
A new study from Ball State trumps an earlier report doubting the effectiveness of the "cash for clunkers" program.
November 6, 2009
Local Congressman Mike Pence, R-Ind., among panelists set to discuss health care reform at a public forum on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Pruis Hall on campus
November 5, 2009
A new study says that retail sales for November and December will be slightly below 2008's dismal numbers even though the economy seems to be slowly pulling itself out of a major recession.
November 4, 2009
Many of the nation's leading academics, professionals and artists from various digital media fields will gather at Ball State to share ideas, discuss potential applications and review a myriad of leading-edge technological applications.
November 2, 2009
Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research recently won three of the seven awards presented at the 63rd annual Conference of the Association for University Business and Economic Research.
October 30, 2009
$5 million boost to Ball State's geothermal initiative.
October 29, 2009
Start with a ridiculous plot, add a few far-fetched situations and a bit of quick repartee and you have the makings of the comedic farce that is "Noises Off." The play hits the Ball State Stage on Nov 12.
October 28, 2009
Many Ball State students participated in the "Extreme Makeover" show, and through the Ball State Foundation, scholarships will be available for the four children featured in the show.
October 26, 2009
A master's degree in urban design is now being offered by the College of Architecture and Planning in downtown Indianapolis.
October 22, 2009
College students increasingly are integrating smartphones into their mobile lives, thanks in part to a faster iPhone.
October 20, 2009
Classes at Burris Laboratory School are canceled until Oct. 26
October 19, 2009
Biologist Melody Bernot has found traces of pharmaceuticals in central Indiana freshwater ecosystems.
October 15, 2009
A new scholarship program at Ball State will provide eligible first-year students from Muncie with special $1,000 book awards to help them with the sometimes difficult transition from high school to college. It is being named in honor of longtime local community leader Hurley Goodall and his late wife, Fredine.
October 8, 2009
Biology professor Mark Pyron is part of a group working to improve the health of the Wabash River by modifying how water is released from its reservoirs.
October 8, 2009
A new minor in digital forensics and a specially designed computer lab have been created as a result of a growing need for digital investigators to have advanced skills in information security technologies.
October 8, 2009
After $1.3 million in renovations, the Colonial-style house that once belonged to Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball is now the new home of the Honors College.
October 7, 2009
Bolstering its best film school without having a film school reputation, Ball State lands two official selections in this year's Heartland Film Festival.
October 1, 2009
Marsh Supermarkets and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital extend the Project 18 initiative by launching the Down the Aisle program. Project 18, a campaign against childhood obesity, is an immersive learning experience involving Ball State students, Peyton Manning and the St. Vincent hospital bearing his name, and Strategic Marketing and Research Inc.
October 1, 2009
Anna Yost, a Ball State University alumna, has left more than $80,000 to add to the Wayne L. Yost and Glorvinna E. Yost Scholarship Fund in memory of her brother.
October 1, 2009
Ball State University graduate Kristopher Pring took part in the 2009 Smarter Planet University Jam, sponsored by IBM, and was named a top student contributor. He has been invited to be a part of a student advisory council through IBM to further discussions on sustainability issues.
September 28, 2009
Mary Annette Rose, associate professor of technology, is the Rawlings Award recipient for her work in distance education.
September 25, 2009
Ball State celebrates more than 80 years of Homecoming tradition with the “Best Week Ever” theme.
September 24, 2009
Proactive efforts to make the campus a healthier place to work earn Ball State an award from a national health and wellness organization.
September 23, 2009
An education technology professor is teaching students how to use emerging technology as a learning tool for themselves and their future students.
September 23, 2009
Ball State is the only college or university in the state to have an undergraduate entrepreneurship program ranked among the top 25 in a new survey by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.
September 21, 2009
Earl Conn, a longtime journalism professor and first dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media, died Sunday, Sept. 20, after a short illness.
September 17, 2009
"It's exciting to work at a place where even our production facilities win Emmy Awards," exclaimed Roger Lavery, dean of the College for Communication, Information, and Media, as he learned that the $21 million David Letterman Communication and Media Building has won an Emmy for technical achievement.
September 15, 2009
Ball State's reputation as a leader of emerging media has resulted in students developing software applications for Google's cell phone operating system.
September 14, 2009
University Theatre will transform into a world of peace and love when the student production of “Hair” hits the Ball State stage. The musical, which centers its story on hippies, drugs, and protests of the Vietnam War, begins its run on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
September 11, 2009
The Board of Trustees adopted a 2009-10 general fund budget for the university of just more than $296 million as well as formal spending plans for auxiliary operations including Housing and Dining Service and Athletics totaling more than $85.4 million. The members also approved the establishment of three organizations meant to help facilitate the development and transfer to the commercial sector of intellectual property and technology owned by Ball State.
September 11, 2009
The university is encouraging the public to take its first look at these digital innovations and more during the grand opening of the Helen B. and Martin D. Schwartz Special Collections and Digital Complex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in Bracken Library.
September 11, 2009
Ball State’s School of Music has again been named one of “In Tune’s Best Music Schools” by In Tune Monthly magazine.
September 9, 2009
Indianapolis to host expanded Greening of the Campus conference for first time.
September 4, 2009
With two years remaining in the Ball State Bold: Investing in the Future capital campaign, the university already is more than 88 percent of the way to its $200 million goal. But, while pleased with donors' response to date — especially in the current economic recession — leaders of the fundraising effort say there still is much work to be done.
September 2, 2009
Ribbon cutting
September 1, 2009
Telecommunications students will have the opportunity to learn from Robert Mugge, a creator of legendary music documentaries for the last three decades.
August 31, 2009
Over the last three years, Ball State has netted increases in the size and the quality of its student body.
August 28, 2009
Ball State's Arts Alive Concert Series lineup for the sixth season features performances by award-winning ensemble and individual musical artists at Sursa Performance Hall. Performers include The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, trumpet player Sergei Nakariakov and pianist Jonathan Biss.
August 27, 2009
Students, staff encouraged to sign up for emergency text messaging
August 21, 2009
After two years of construction, the $30-million DeHority Complex project has been completed, and a ceremony scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the residence hall will mark its grand reopening.
August 21, 2009
DeHority reopens
August 21, 2009
Two innovative and nationally recognized programs are included in U.S. News & World Report's latest college rankings.
August 20, 2009
Among the high-profile speakers set to appear at Ball State this fall are Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and chairman of the Democratic National Committee; Meghan McCain, outspoken daughter of 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain; Edward James Olmos, Academy Award-nominated actor and activist; and Jason Whitlock, Ball State alumnus and award-winning sportswriter for The Kansas City Star.
August 17, 2009
The Helen B. and Martin D. Schwartz Special Collections and Digital Complex was dedicated Aug. 17, and features digital facilities to encourage interactive teaching and learning.
August 14, 2009
The Grace Jackson Fund has been established with a gift of more than $73,000 from a Ball State University alumna. This support will benefit education majors at Ball State, with preference for business education majors.
August 7, 2009
A new study finds that adding more gambling operations to existing horse or dog tracks in West Virginia has created an abundance of low-paying jobs.
August 6, 2009
An economic analysis of the Indiana State Fair projects the event should attract more than 1 million visitors, up from about 859,600 last year.
August 4, 2009
Delaware County agencies, Ball State to conduct crisis simulation today
August 3, 2009
A scholarship fund totaling nearly $360,000 has been created at Ball State University in memory of alumna Carolyn E. Galloway from the estate of her mother, Evelyn Kieft Galloway.
July 31, 2009
The Delaware County Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA), at the request and coordination with Ball State University, will conduct a crisis exercise at Ball State's Lewellen Pool Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 27, 2009
Revitalizing part of economically hard-hit Elkhart County by making it a leader in green technology and manufacturing is the goal of an ongoing immersive learning project in Nappanee, a rural community also still recovering from a devastating tornado in 2007.
July 27, 2009
A new study finds that merging city and county governments does not lead to improved economic development.
July 27, 2009
The public can view the work of a group of Ball State students who've envisioned the northeast side of Indianapolis with a proposed light rail line.
July 24, 2009
The Board of Trustees approved increases in tuition and fees for the next biennium while also adopting a new budget for the current fiscal year. Also authorized were the construction of the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass and the establishment of three new academic degrees in visual arts, behavioral analysis and sport administration.
July 14, 2009
A scholarship gift totaling more than $120,000 has been contributed by Ball State University alumna Rosemary Gettelman and will benefit enrolled students in need of financial aid.
July 13, 2009
Consumers may think that cable companies are making large profits when they open their monthly statements, but these operations are often at the mercy of content providers.
July 13, 2009
This summer in the nation's capital, an online toolset allowing educators to seamlessly link Second Life and Blackboard is being unveiled by the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts.
July 8, 2009
Nicole M. Vauter, a finance and economics double major from Hebron, Ind., has been appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to a two-year term as the student representative on Ball State University's Board of Trustees.
July 8, 2009
Discovery Charter School in Chesterton, Ind., gets approval from Ball State to open in fall 2010.
June 29, 2009
Applying skills honed in her telecommunication classes at Ball State, Ellen Bryan is taking an important message about the dangers of lightning to a national audience.
June 29, 2009
President Gora marks the passing of John W. Fisher, chairman of Ball Brothers Foundation, calling the longtime friend and benefactor of Ball State a "community leader of extraordinary vision and commitment."
June 29, 2009
Kinghorn video link for Update
June 29, 2009
Citation for Tom Kinghorn
June 29, 2009
Ball State's newest residence hall, opening in fall 2010, will bear the name Thomas J. Kinghorn Hall, following a decision by the Board of Trustees to designate the building in honor of the university's longtime vice president for business affairs.
June 24, 2009
A new study suggests that a strong family environment coupled with religious affiliation may lessen the chances that youths engage in delinquent acts.
June 16, 2009
Ball State partners with Peyton Manning, St. Vincent and Marsh
June 12, 2009
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Ball State Women's Studies Program
June 5, 2009
Ball State's storm chasing team hits the road
May 20, 2009
Trustees approve promotions and tenure
May 18, 2009
Jerry content article for Update
May 15, 2009
Former elementary school teacher and principal John E. Jacobson, a reading specialist and expert on high-quality accountability practices, has been named the new dean of Teachers College at Ball State University succeeding Roy Weaver. He leaves the position of dean of the College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.
May 14, 2009
The Ball State Board of Trustees voted at its May meeting to adjust health insurance premiums for employees starting July 1, approved the awarding of an honorary degree and the promotions and/or tenure of 54 faculty members.
May 12, 2009
A new study of Indiana's cultural tourism industry shows that while more people are visiting parks, zoos and museums, such facilities are being forced to make dramatic cutbacks as public and private support wanes.
May 11, 2009
Marcie Greene was named the most outstanding student lighting designer in the country at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Washington, D.C.
May 8, 2009
Construction of the country's largest geothermal heating and cooling system begins at a unique groundbreaking ceremony, with U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar doing the honors.
May 8, 2009
Carolyn Malone, an associate professor of history, is the recipient of the Lawhead Award for her dedication to the University Core Curriculum.
May 5, 2009
University's strategic emphasis on attracting more high-achieving students to Ball State and giving them a top-notch education is now paying dividends as more undergraduates and recent alumni secure major grants.
May 4, 2009
For the fourth time this decade, Ball State has been named Television School of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.
May 4, 2009
Sen. Richard Lugar will pull double duty on campus Saturday, May 9, serving as principal speaker at spring Commencement and presiding over the start of construction on the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in the country.
April 24, 2009
Student Center Tally to begin serving food in August
April 24, 2009
A Ball State documentary about the Indiana segment of the National Road will debut across the state with five free public screenings.
April 24, 2009
The Indiana Academy will offer hands-on summer camps for grades 3-12. Some programs will offer high school and college credit.
April 24, 2009
Computer science scholarship created in memory of Ball State alumnus Stephen Hepler. He graduated from Ball State and was a professor at Wayne State University.
April 24, 2009
Even without the cost-conscious college student's best friend, Ball State telecommunications major Starla Loyd has flourished during her semester in Washington, D.C., working as a House intern.
April 24, 2009
The Galloping Gourmet will visit Ball State April 29-30 to share his message of wellness and health.
April 21, 2009
Saying Ball State has given Indiana a "lasting competitive advantage" in terms of emerging media and other advanced communications, a statewide advocacy group representing Indiana's technology sector selects Ball State's president as its latest champion of high-tech innovation and investment.
April 14, 2009
Star Doug Jones to attend screening of Ball State's first professionally produced commercial film.
April 10, 2009
Digital textbook supplements have generated more than $100,000 for the Institute for Digital Entertainment and Education.
April 10, 2009
Ball State University's College of Sciences and Humanities is seeking nominations for the 2009 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards.
April 10, 2009
Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) is using the innovation of interactive plasma screens in addition to paper and pencil to aid students in immediate, full-sized illustrations of their ideas.
April 6, 2009
Out of 40 teams, a group of Ball State students placed second in the 2009 Arthur W. Page Society annual case study competition.
April 6, 2009
Emerging media effort wins national honor from association of IT professionals.
April 6, 2009
Six out-of-work men resort to putting on a strip show to make money and in the process rejuvenate a dying town in Ball State's upcoming production of "The Full Monty."
April 3, 2009
Marketing professor Ramon Avila has been honored for his work to advance sales management education.
April 2, 2009
Sociologist Melinda Messineo has earned the 2009 John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award from the North Central Sociological Association.
April 1, 2009
Research at the Human Performance Laboratory suggests astronauts' fitness program during extended stays in space should be modified.
March 31, 2009
The Center for Business and Economic Research has released its 2009 National Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, an analysis of the human capital, productivity and innovation, global reach and tax climate for each state.
March 31, 2009
A new study finds that some of the nation's police departments may not be implementing a national information sharing network.
March 30, 2009
Personal finance guru Jean Chatzky brings her expertise on managing money and building true financial freedom to Emens Auditorium April 6 to kick off the university's Financial Literacy Week.
March 27, 2009
Architecture scholarship created by Kovert Hawkins Architects, an architectural design firm owned by Ball State alumni.
March 27, 2009
A Seattle Times newspaper reporter will be honored April 8 by Ball State University for her article examining caregiving for family members.
March 27, 2009
Alumnus Raj Seekri has established a mathematical sciences scholarship in honor of his father, Ram Lal Seekri.
March 26, 2009
The most detailed examination ever of video media consumption in the United States contradicts a good deal of conventional wisdom about which age groups get the most daily "screen time," the extent to which consumers avoid commercials and the impact of Internet-based video on viewing habits. The results could mean changes in the way audience behavior is tracked and programming is distributed in the future.
March 25, 2009
A new study reveals that smart phones are no longer reserved for business professionals as college students are using the handheld communication devices as the mainstay of their mobile lifestyles.
March 20, 2009
The grandson of legendary Indian leader Mahatma K. Gandhi will discuss the keys to nonviolence March 30 in Pruis Hall.
March 18, 2009
National newspaper foundation honors Marilyn Weaver as nation's top college journalism administrator.
March 18, 2009
The next installment of the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series features Brian Storm, former vice president for news and multimedia with Corbis, a digital media agency owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Currently the president of MediaStorm, his own multimedia production studio in New York, he will discuss "Multimedia Storytelling in the Age of Emerging Media" on March 25.
March 17, 2009
Women's Week brings activists, art exhibits and music to Ball State March 23-28.
March 13, 2009
As part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, Ball State will receive $950,000 to begin work on the third phase of the improvement project.
March 13, 2009
Dance and emerging media converge during the Ball State Dance Theatre Company's annual spring concert March 23–28.
March 13, 2009
For the fifth consecutive year, a student from Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance has been invited to participate as a national qualifier in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).
March 11, 2009
Students involved in a variety of emerging media courses will be the first collegians to use a new application kit designed for interactive television.
March 11, 2009
Twelve college teams will compete for $18,000 in prizes March 20 during the greatest spectacle in business plan contests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
March 10, 2009
Publishing Content to the Campus Bulletin Board
March 5, 2009
The next HD movie on tap is "Free Wall," an examination of a relationship between two young men brought together by graffiti art found in many urban areas.
March 3, 2009
The apartment industry is thriving, and Ball State's students and alumni continue to be in high demand.
March 3, 2009
Sen. Richard Lugar's speech will serve as an encore performance to his 1986 address, which makes the venerable legislator the first person not affiliated with Ball State to twice serve as the university's Commencement speaker.
March 3, 2009
Five new immersive learning seminars at Ball State's Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry will examine sustainability, Web site development, wellness issues, mergers, and the process of creating a musical.
March 2, 2009
Ball State is responding to students' needs with the launch of a new Communications Center – a multichannel application that will include a Web site promoting all campus goings-on, a twice-weekly e-mail digest and a subscriptions page where members of the campus community can manage the e-mail messages and RSS feeds they want to receive from Ball State.
February 27, 2009
Ball State University President Jo Ann Gora gave the keynote address to the Dubois County Area Development Corporation at its annual meeting Feb. 12. She told more than 140 audience members about the university’s economic development efforts in Indiana through Building Better Communities and the Emerging Media Initiative. Afterward, she was interviewed by WBDC reporter Joe Lacay ’08, former station manager at WCRD.
February 25, 2009
A set of student-produced public service announcements advocating more closed captioning on assorted video programs may soon enlighten TV viewers nationwide.
February 25, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Thomas Friedman shares perspectives from his successor volume to "The World is Flat" during the next installment of the Bracken Environmental Speaker Series on March 4.
February 20, 2009
Jennifer Bott, associate professor of management, was recently featured in a story about a bleak job market by WRTV6.
February 20, 2009
College of Architecture and Planning senior Tyler Stanley has won the Modular Building Institute's student green building design competition.
February 20, 2009
The College of Architecture and Planning: Indianapolis Center has had a proposal approved by the American Institute of Architects for the development of a Smart Growth Redevelopment District.
February 19, 2009
How Google, YouTube and other modern communications technology are reshaping the manner of the contemporary American political campaign is the subject of the first installment in the university's new David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series.
February 16, 2009
Five Ball State students recently collaborated at the I-69 Collegiate Innovation Challenge, with students from various colleges from the Interstate 69 corridor to develop business solutions in Indiana.
February 13, 2009
Alumnus Raj Seekri has established a mathematical sciences scholarship in honor of his father, Ram Lal Seekri.
February 13, 2009
Indianapolis Colts defensive captain Gary Brackett will visit Ball State on Feb. 23 to speak about leadership and overcoming adversity.
February 12, 2009
Helping to supply a growing life sciences industry, Ball State's chemistry department leads the state in graduating students with professionally certified bachelor's degrees.
February 10, 2009
Faced with higher operating costs to maintain its outdated analog transmission system, the local PBS station decides to turn off its traditional analog signal on the federal government's originally established date.
February 10, 2009
Broadband proposal featured on Inside Indiana Business
February 9, 2009
Environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will discuss the role that natural resources play in our work, health and identity as Americans during 2009's first lecture in the Bracken Environmental Speaker Series.
February 9, 2009
Four graduate students from the College of Architecture and Planning earn $1,000 scholarships.
February 6, 2009
Board of Trustees approves plan for a geothermal energy solution to the university's long-term central heating and cooling needs. Removing outmoded boiler system will save up to $2 million a year in operating costs and cut Ball State's carbon footprint almost in half.
February 5, 2009
Ball State's use of emerging media will connect more than 18,000 students to an Electronic Field Trip, where they will interactively learn about the contributions made by Buffalo Soldiers, the first African-American men to serve in the Army during peacetime.
February 4, 2009
Employees with emerging media skills are worth more in today's marketplace, says a survey of human resources managers.
February 2, 2009
Partnership between the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation, the School of Nursing and Ball Memorial Hospital underscores economic potential of emerging media.
February 2, 2009
Ball State’s Opera Theatre performs Mozart's Don Giovanni at Emens Auditorium on Feb. 6 and 8.
February 2, 2009
A survey by J-Ideas finds that student newspapers and other types of high school media face restrictions from school administrators.
February 2, 2009
Two brothers from Batesville took top honors for best commercial in this year's Super Bowl--with a little help from a Ball State employee.
January 26, 2009
A new study finds that reforming Indiana's local governments could save taxpayers hundreds of millions annually.
January 26, 2009
RFK Jr., Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman and NBC "Today" show financial editor Jean Chatzky are among the distinguished speakers appearing on campus during the current semester.
January 23, 2009
Ball State alumnus and former faculty member Kenneth Poucher creates scholarship for Department of Technology.
January 23, 2009
"The Importance of Being Earnest," one of Oscar Wilde's best-known works, will be performed by the university's Department of Theatre and Dance Feb. 12-15 and 18-21.
January 16, 2009
Ball State alumni help bring Super Bowl to Indianapolis
January 15, 2009
The university's Web site,, was named Site of the Year for North America by Sitecore, its content management system provider.
January 15, 2009
A new study from Building Better Communities and the Center for Business and Economic Research finds that out-of-state visitors spend about $1.4 billion annually on hotels and motels when they visit Indiana's many attractions. The study also finds that a dollar spent on tourism promotion and advertising returns $15 in state and local taxes.
January 15, 2009
Rajib Sanyal, a leading expert in industrial and labor relations, will be the next dean of the Miller College of Business. He succeeds interim dean Rodney Davis.
January 14, 2009
Events scheduled for this year's Unity Week include a lecture by a distinguished African-American educator and a celebration and panel discussion of the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
January 13, 2009
Ball State's architecture program has been named a world-class program by Design Intelligence.
January 13, 2009
A three-year, $427,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will enhance Ball State's commitment to assisting students with disabilities.
January 8, 2009
Telecommunications students are producing a multimedia project to educate young people about the consequences of driving under the influence.
January 5, 2009
IDIAA students win awards for interactive digital artwork at International Digital Media Arts Association Conference Nov. 6—8 in Savannah, Ga.
January 5, 2009
College students do not believe alcohol consumption is a sign of potential danger at off-campus parties, says a new study from a sociology professor.
January 5, 2009
Indiana residents are worried about the state's economic future as well as issues involving government efficiency, affordable health care and school improvement, according to the first-ever Hoosier Poll from Ball State's Bowen Center for Public Affairs.
December 29, 2008
The International School of Columbus, Indiana, will open its doors in fall 2009 following approval of its charter by Ball State.
December 19, 2008
The Ball State Board of Trustees approves up to $29 million in bond financing for the new Student Recreation and Wellness Facility currently under construction as well as the creation of a new bachelor of science in sales degree.
December 19, 2008
A group of faculty and staff is coordinating with one of the nation's leading emergency communications organizations to improve 9-1-1 service during disasters.
December 18, 2008
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels reappoints Hollis E. Hughes Jr. to another four-year-term on the Ball State University Board of Trustees. Hughes has served as secretary of the board since 2006.
December 15, 2008
Blaine Bishop, a 1993 Ball State alumnus and 10-year veteran of the National Football League, will be the principal speaker at Ball State University's annual Winter Commencement on Dec. 20. President Jo Ann M. Gora will present him with the President's Medal of Distinction and award two honorary degrees during the ceremony.
December 12, 2008
Museum of Art exhibitions will feature Fantasy and Fairy Tales and Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie Taylor from Jan. 16 through March 22.
December 11, 2008
Stellar piano performances yield international honors for two School of Music students.
December 11, 2008
School of Music students internationally honored
December 11, 2008
Entrepreneurship professor Michael Goldsby will lead the Miller College of Business' nationally recognized center.
December 8, 2008
Phil Repp, recognized by Campus Technology magazine as one of its 2008 innovators of the year for the development of Ball State's Digital Corps, has been appointed vice president for information technology at the university. As such, he will be an even more prominent figure in Ball State's recently announced Emerging Media Initiative that seeks to invest more than $17 million in developing human capital for an important and growing segment of Indiana's economy.
December 5, 2008
The naming of the Music Instruction Building's lobby is in recognition of a recent gift from Erwin Mueller, a faculty member who recently celebrated 50 years at Ball State.
December 4, 2008
Students participating in latest Virginia Ball Center project have created a documentary examining issues related to the handling of sexual assault casework.
December 4, 2008
The Ball State University Foundation has appointed Jeffrey Lang as vice president of operations and treasurer.
December 3, 2008
University plans to invest $17.7 million to extend faculty expertise and student opportunities in emerging media. The new initiative will build human capital and expand Ball State’s contributions to Indiana’s changing economy.
December 1, 2008
Gift from late night television host and alumnus David Letterman endows a new distinguished lecture and workshop series focusing on the future of communications.
November 26, 2008
New survey asks Hoosiers what they think are the top priorities for Indiana lawmakers when the General Assembly convenes in 2009.
November 26, 2008
Just like their counterparts at ESPN, Ball State students are producing content from university sporting events for a variety of platforms.
November 24, 2008
The final home football game on Nov. 25 has been switched to 7 p.m. and will air on ESPN2. Ball State officials are looking forward to seeing a full stadium of screaming, chirping Cardinal fans.
November 20, 2008
Ball State has collaborated with Lifeworks iCan Health Coaching from Ceridian to provide free and confidential health coaching for employees.
November 20, 2008
A collection of dances, "The Devil Made Me Dance," traces the devil's journey through time with stunning choreography and skillful movement.
November 18, 2008
'My Name is Jerry' star returns to campus
November 14, 2008
Ball State student Andrew Schilling was one of five college students selected as a Red Bull First Person. As a winner, he went skydiving and base jumping with world-class athletes sponsored by the company.
November 14, 2008
A $50,000 gift from alumni Richard "Dick" and Cinda Hibschman will fund a scholarship assisting incoming and transfer students majoring in elementary education.
November 14, 2008
Ball State alumna Joyce Dewitt, one of the stars of the hit 1970s TV comedy "Three's Company," will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 in University Theatre.
November 14, 2008
Digital Corps students have developed an application for fans of Ball State's nationally ranked football team to that allows their iPhones and iPods to chirp.
November 5, 2008
A coffee shop owner who started with a single outlet in Saudi Arabia and now has locations throughout the Middle East has been recognized as one of the nation's outstanding entrepreneurs.
November 5, 2008
The Ball State Alumni Association hosts events in Second Life, allowing alumni from around the world to interact with one another.
November 5, 2008
Students from the College of Architecture and Planning, along with peers from Central and South America, create Second Life studio to address real-world project.
November 5, 2008
Intergraph Corp. has donated geographic information systems (GIS) software to Ball State with a total value of $4.2 million. This gift enhances Ball State's ability to provide cutting-edge technology to its students.
November 5, 2008
Ball State is one of 15 pilot Student United Way charters to be created nationwide.
November 4, 2008
Historic and mythical figures, misfits and dreamers explore hope and dreams in "Camino Real."
October 31, 2008
Ball State's nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm Cardinal Communications received the 2008 Dr. F.H. Teahan National Chapter Award for Outstanding Firm at the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) International Conference.
October 31, 2008
The Center for Business and Economic Research was recently lauded by a national business group for its electronic report package.
October 31, 2008
The School of Nursing now offers doctoral degree completely online.
October 29, 2008
Humorous webisode series showcases student talent as artists, technicians and leaders in emerging media.
October 29, 2008
Ten Ball State University alumni received achievement awards at the fifth annual Alumni Awards Dinner, presented by the Miller College of Business.
October 24, 2008
Ball State's Rinker Center for International Programs is sponsoring Islamic Awareness Week, Oct. 27-31.
October 24, 2008
Ball State's Center for Middletown Studies will present a talk at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Kennedy branch of the Muncie Public Library.
October 23, 2008
Facebook and MySpace are popular social networking sites, but young adults pay more attention to e-mail and direct mail when it comes to making their shopping decisions.
October 23, 2008
Faculty and staff will receive increased storage capacity in their e-mail mailboxes as students move their Ball State e-mail accounts to outside host systems.
October 23, 2008
A new report from the Bureau of Business Research finds that including college students misrepresents underlying community poverty levels in Indiana's college towns.
October 23, 2008
A three-judge panel from the Indiana Court of Appeals will hear a case from Marion County Superior Court on Oct. 28 at Ball State University. The hearing, free and open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. in Pruis Hall.
October 22, 2008
Three of the nation's rising entrepreneurs will be honored Nov. 1 during the annual Ascent Awards program sponsored by Ball State's Entrepreneurship Center.
October 22, 2008
Seventy-four years after graduating from Ball State, a former Anderson couple continues to support the university with a $1.6 million gift.
October 17, 2008
Ball State has again found a spot on the list of the nation's top 75 green universities as outlined in Kiwi magazine's "Green College Report." This year is the second year in a row the university has been recognized by the parenting publication.
October 17, 2008
Ball State's efforts in becoming a national leader and innovator in technology and emerging media will be on display at Tech4U on Oct. 23 in Bracken Library.
October 15, 2008
Aaron Betsky, Cincinnati Art Museum director, will present the Petty Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Ball State University Museum of Art.
October 15, 2008
A retired Purdue University botanist recently donated his collection of orchids to the Wheeler Orchid Collection and Species Bank.
October 15, 2008
By identifying growth areas and nimbly adapting to industries' needs, the College of Applied Sciences and Technology has quietly grown to Ball State's second-largest college.
October 15, 2008
Milestones in Darrell Wible's career
October 14, 2008
A Ball State student's proposal to track the number of people looking at information on digital screens continues a three-year string of top honors at a business competition in Ireland.
October 13, 2008
Six women will receive the 2008 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards presented by the Task Force on the Status of Women from Ball State University's College of Sciences and Humanities.
October 9, 2008
Ball State’s Family Weekend begins Oct. 24 and offers events and activities for everyone.
October 9, 2008
Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning will host an international conference focused on the education of architects, Oct. 20–22.
October 9, 2008
Ball State’s student sales team earned second place in a national competition.
October 3, 2008
Four students balance studies while living life as Colts cheerleaders.
October 3, 2008
Performers in this year's Arts Alive Concert Series include the Moscow Piano Trio, soprano Angela Brown and Russian cellist Natalia Gutman.
October 3, 2008
Human Performance Lab featured in BBC documentary
October 3, 2008
Art lovers will again have the opportunity to attend the International Exposition of Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) at Navy Pier in Chicago Nov. 8.
October 3, 2008
The Ball State Museum of Art invites families to India in Indiana Family Day, a glimpse of Indian culture, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov 9.
October 1, 2008
Work with forgotten people and places earns humanitarian honor for associate professor of architecture.
October 1, 2008
A new study has found that increasing the nation's minimum wage may have forced employers to cut or not fill 160,000 positions last summer.
October 1, 2008
Schoolchildren from around the country will be able to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" through Ball State's Electronic Field Trip (EFT) program.
September 26, 2008
Graduate student Matthew Kelly has won PR News' Student of the Year award.
September 26, 2008
Donation from the estate of Cleon and Mary Ginn will fund four scholarships at Ball State University.
September 26, 2008
The Ball State Digital Policy Institute will host its first national conference Oct. 3-4 called "Digital Policy in the Information Age." The event will bring together regulators, policy makers and industry professionals to discuss national digital policy and regulatory issues.
September 26, 2008
Employees are encouraged to take an online questionnaire to help them evaluate their overall health. Results are confidential.
September 26, 2008
Early childhood education scholarship created in memory of Ball State alumna June Irving. She also taught at Ball State for more than 20 years.
September 24, 2008
The National Wildlife Federation lauds many of Ball State's sustainability efforts.
September 22, 2008
Ball State will celebrate its 82nd homecoming beginning the week of Sept. 22 and culminating with the Cardinals facing Kent State's Golden Flashes on Sept. 27.
September 19, 2008
Burris Laboratory School recently marked the 10th anniversary of its student exchange program with an elementary school from Japan.
September 19, 2008
Magazine places Ball State in company with Juilliard, Oberlin and the Boston Conservatory.
September 19, 2008
Former ABC television reporter and anchor Steve Bell, who recently retired as a telecommunications professor, has been honored with a lifetime achievement award.
September 19, 2008
Career Center expects an increase in on-campus career recruitment despite a national trend of declining employer participation.
September 18, 2008
Registration under way for children's art classes
September 16, 2008
Ball State will host a live interview with the world's pre-eminent field biologist and recipient of the 2008 Indianapolis Prize, George Schaller.
September 16, 2008
Nationally recognized as the ultimate entrepreneurial experience, the university's undergraduate program is listed at 11th in the latest rankings by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. This recognition follows U.S. News & World Report's ranking the program 10th in the nation.
September 16, 2008
Many teachers are walking around their classrooms on the verge of nodding off, with nearly a fourth claiming their classroom skills are significantly diminished.
September 12, 2008
Gora TV tour
September 12, 2008
Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora will join a veteran Indiana broadcaster and a public television host as one of three moderators for the upcoming gubernatorial debates.
September 12, 2008
Howard Campbell, an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, has earned national recognition for his career achievements with an award from the National Apartment Association Education Institute.
September 12, 2008
A new study from the Human Performance Laboratory indicates by the age of 80, most people may not be able to increase lean muscle mass, which is critical in the battle against old age.
September 12, 2008
Chef Jason Reynolds will prepare his award-winning pan-seared striped bass, polenta cake dish for a Ball State program. The same dish got third prize nationally.
September 11, 2008
Terry Wiedmer, associate professor of curriculum, wins the 2008 Rawlings Outstanding Distance Education Teaching Award.
September 8, 2008
The author of "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change" will speak Sept. 16 at Emens Auditorium at 7:30pm.
September 5, 2008
Ball State police officers David Huff and Eric Reffitt graduated from basic training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Ind. on Aug. 22.
September 5, 2008
Museum of Art exhibition will feature Indian miniature paintings from the David T. Owsley Collection from Oct. 10 through Jan. 4.
September 5, 2008
"Violet," the story of a young woman who is on a healing journey through life, love and self-acceptance, comes to life in University Theatre Oct. 1-4.
September 5, 2008
The university has launched an ambitious capital campaign, which will be the largest in Ball State's history.
September 5, 2008
The Miller College of Business recently received a $1.8 million estate gift to attract and retain top faculty.
September 5, 2008
The first named space in Ball State's newest capital campaign was approved Sept. 5 when the university's Board of Trustees named the Music Instruction Building lobby in honor of Professor of Music Erwin C. Mueller and his wife, Barbara.
August 29, 2008
After only a few weeks on the job, Ken Holland, dean of the Rinker Center for International Programs, has already logged more frequent flyer miles than hours in the office, but he is already making an impact in the university’s effort to increase its international presence.
August 29, 2008
Funds from U.S. and Brazilian grants will cover stipends for up to 40 students and eight faculty members to participate in exchanges between partners Ball State and Texas A&M and participating Brazilian universities. Participants will examine environmental, social and economic issues.
August 29, 2008
Twelve faculty members were recognized during the annual fall faculty meeting on Aug. 22.
August 27, 2008
Money will go toward area of Disabled Student Development and the Division of Student Affairs
August 22, 2008
Immersive learning and emerging media initiatives net national recognition from U.S. News & World Report; first-year programs recognized for the fifth year in a row.
August 21, 2008
President highlights priorities for the coming year and recognizes faculty accomplishments.
August 20, 2008
Digital artists incorporate video, sound and still photos in virtual art gallery.
August 20, 2008
Student's love for the outdoors and sustainable design helped him compete against professionals to win award.
August 11, 2008
An estate gift valued at $545,000 will create scholarships for students in the Miller College of Business and College of Fine Arts.
August 7, 2008
Biologist Tim Carter spent his summer deep in his lab analyzing data collected during a recent trip to southern Illinois. In the end, he hopes to shed some light on life of the rare and endangered Indiana bat to eventually improve the management of the species.
August 7, 2008
A digital art installation — the Digital Dome — will be a key component of this year's Ball State Backyard.
August 5, 2008
Ball State is the only multiple award winner in the 2008 Campus Technology magazine's Innovator competition.
August 1, 2008
The university has again been named one of the best schools in the Midwest by The Princeton Review, based on its academic programs and student opinions.
July 30, 2008
Michael Hicks, director of the Bureau of Business Research, ranks Indiana as the sixth best state in the country when it comes to manufacturing and logistics.
July 30, 2008
The Center for Media Design has released the first in a series of white papers authored by Peter Ellery and William Vaughn using Google Trends to study public health-related information seeking.
July 22, 2008
The Charles Kalil and Roy M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship will benefit students enrolled at the Miller College of Business.
July 18, 2008
Having already approved a $290 million general fund budget for the university during 2008-09, the Ball State Board of Trustees on July 18 passed specific spending plans for all seven academic colleges as well as other offices on campus. The board members also agreed to send to the Indiana General Assembly requests to include increased capital improvement and operating funds for Ball State in the upcoming 2009-11 state budget.
July 16, 2008
Computerworld magazine recently recognized Ball State students for developing a plan to save local government computer data that could be lost during a catastrophe.
July 15, 2008
Telecommunications professor Dom Caristi will take his expertise in producing documentaries to Greece in 2009 as part of his second Fulbright professorship.
July 9, 2008
Jacquelyn Buckrop has been named assistant to Ball State University Provost Terry King. Buckrop’s appointment took effect July 1.
July 7, 2008
Creatively Cool Clay Family Day, a family oriented event with hands-on activities for all ages, will be held at the Ball State University Museum of Art from 2:00-4:30 p.m. Sunday.
July 7, 2008
Ball State's Web site has received national and international praise with multiple Web honors since its relaunch in October 2007.
July 3, 2008
Eleven Ball State students recently earned the certification of radio marketing professional through the university's partnership with the Radio Advertising Bureau.
July 3, 2008
University police will coordinate a number of critical incident response drills on campus beginning Monday, July 7.
July 3, 2008
Twenty-five years after founding the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies, Bruce Hozeski, professor of English, has reason to celebrate.
July 3, 2008
The Indianapolis Center received a multifunctional printer as the winner of a contest sponsored by the purchasing office.
June 23, 2008
The university's emphasis on digital communications continues to pay off as faculty, staff and students recently picked up nine regional Emmy nominations.
June 20, 2008
Prestigious Glenn Miller Music Scholarship for School of Music student.
June 20, 2008
The rising cost of gasoline is a key reason Ball State employee Pam Stigall is pushing for a ride-share program.
June 19, 2008
Special Olympians get assistance from Family and Consumer Sciences students.
June 18, 2008
The International Academy of the Visual Arts awarded Ball State's student-run radio station, WCRD, three gold Awards of Excellence and four silver Awards of Distinction at its 14th annual Communicator Awards ceremony.
June 18, 2008
Six faculty members were selected for the Office of the Provost's administrative internship program.
June 18, 2008
Five Ball State students have earned national scholarships to pursue educational opportunities related to their fields of study.
June 12, 2008
Ball State has approved five new charter schools in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Muncie, South Bend and Bloomington. All will open in fall 2009.
June 9, 2008
Anthropology professor James M. Nyce recently was honored by Sweden for his role in assisting one of that country's institutions of higher education make the transition from being a college to a full-fledged university.
June 6, 2008
President Jo Ann M. Gora is one of three Ball State representatives making a trip to China and Korea June 6 to 27. This is President Gora's second trip to the region as Ball State's president.
June 6, 2008
A group of Ball State students served on a keynote panel at a national conference about the future of e-mail.
June 6, 2008
Long-time mathematical sciences instructor Robin Rufatto is the recipient of this year's Lawhead Award for Teaching in the University Core Curriculum.
June 6, 2008
The annual Summer Chorus begins rehearsals this month and will present a concert July 15 in Sursa Hall.
June 6, 2008
Four new fellows have been selected to lead semester-long seminars during the 2008-09 academic year at the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. Their immersive learning seminars will focus on sexual assault, virtual business, interdisciplinary business operations and honeybees.
June 6, 2008
The estate of a Ball State alumna has contributed more than $185,000 to fund the G. Ann Uhlir Scholarship in Physical Education.
June 6, 2008
A telecommunications graduate student has been named one of the nation's top collegiate journalists by UWire, a national college student media wire service.
June 6, 2008
An Indiana resident with Ball State ties has bequeathed approximately $28,000 to provide funding for the general needs of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry.
June 3, 2008
Ball State students will spend their summer interviewing veterans of the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division to preserve the veterans' memories.
June 2, 2008
Former Cardinals star chosen to direct the university's latest immersive learning program — the Health Fellows project — that could be a first step toward a new worksite wellness minor.
May 28, 2008
Ball State history professor Ron Morris is leading a student team to film a documentary about life in a historic Indiana community.
May 23, 2008
The Ball State Construction Management Advisory Board has established a $26,500 scholarship fund.
May 23, 2008
Ball State students won the best delegation award at the 16th annual Midwest Model European Union.
May 23, 2008
Family members of Helen Sornson have contributed more than $75,000 to a scholarship in her name.
May 22, 2008
Ball State's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Nunsense" June 12-15 and June 18-21.
May 22, 2008
New study finds that more training and automated external defibrillators are needed at the nation's aquatic facilities.
May 22, 2008
The university's sustainability efforts are featured in a newly released book.
May 19, 2008
A new minor in process improvement will feature an immersive learning experience, thanks to a gift from a 1973 graduate.
May 12, 2008
The partnership between the university and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security will continue as new projects are assigned to Ball State in the coming years.
May 12, 2008
Indiana Public Radio, NewsWatch and Ball Bearings recently won awards from the Indiana Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
May 9, 2008
The Bowen Center for Public Affairs has been selected to conduct a thorough review of Indiana's voting system in an effort to improve the election process.
May 8, 2008
Bart Peterson, one-time chief of staff to then-Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh and the first Democrat elected as mayor of Indianapolis in more than 25 years, will lead courses in metropolitan problems and community planning for Ball State, starting this fall.
May 8, 2008
English professors Andrew Scott and Victoria Barrett have launched an online literary magazine, Freight Stories, that features work from first-time and well-known writers.
May 8, 2008
Open enrollment for employee benefits will take place through May 30. Changes to plans will take effect July 1.
May 6, 2008
Organizers of Bike to Work day on May 16 encourage university employees to save money, help the environment and get fit during May's National Bike Month.
May 6, 2008
The campus community is invited to enjoy a picnic-style meal with live entertainment at the fourth annual Ball State Family Picnic July 10.
May 6, 2008
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities is offering summer camp programs for advanced students in grades 3-12.
May 2, 2008
The Board of Trustees approved a proposed $290 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, including average salary increases of 4 percent for faculty, professional employees and staff. It also voted to establish a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree for students in the acting and musical theatre options of the major in theater program.
May 1, 2008
Eight faculty members were promoted from associate professor to professor, 26 were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and 21 were granted tenure.
April 29, 2008
A new immersive learning experience for biology students at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is creating new zoologists.
April 28, 2008
Ball State Judo Club member Mohamed Goodwin wins award at National Collegiate Championship.
April 23, 2008
Diane Auer Jones, who as U.S. assistant secretary for postsecondary education is responsible for developing higher education policy and legislative proposals for the Bush administration, will be the principal speaker during Ball State's annual spring commencement on May 3. Indianapolis civic leader Dennis Bland also will be honored, along with former faculty member Steve Bell and Vectren Corp. Chairman and Class of 1970 alumnus Niel C. Ellerbrook.
April 22, 2008
Jagjeet Singh Chahal's winning entry in the Miles Revolution Video Contest netted him a scholarship and Ball State a new car.
April 22, 2008
A new study finds that the success rate for pet adoptions can be improved if the personalities and needs of potential owners are taken into consideration.
April 22, 2008
Sophomore Erin Neufer received the Margolis Scholarship based on her performance at this month's 40th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Irene Ryan Acting Competition.
April 21, 2008
A $1 million gift from Lilly Endowment Inc. will be used to support the Bowen Center for Public Affairs.
April 21, 2008
Schoolchildren from around the country will have the opportunity to explore Everglades National Park while learning about invasive species, habitat restoration and conservation.
April 18, 2008
"Two Million Minutes" compares and contrasts the high school education experiences of students in India, China and the United States. Its creator, Bob Compton, will visit Ball State April 22 for a screening of the documentary.
April 16, 2008
Ball State's graduate programs in education have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings.
April 12, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama addressed thousands of supporters at Ball State on April 12, urging them to "reclaim the American Dream" by putting aside the politics of tearing people down in favor of government that lifts the country up.
April 11, 2008
A new study says that Indianapolis could reap $365 million for hosting the 2012 Super Bowl.
April 11, 2008
The theme of this year's annual Earth Week, "No Student Left Inside," aims to encourage students of all ages to head outside and appreciate nature.
April 11, 2008
Ball State's debate team wins its second national title since 2005, besting 40 other teams.
April 10, 2008
For the ninth consecutive year, The Ball State Daily News has been recognized with Gold Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The Daily News was the only newspaper this year to win two Gold Crowns, the organization's top honor.
April 10, 2008
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will lead a town hall style meeting in Ball State's Irving Gymnasium April 12, as he continues his quest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
April 10, 2008
Fourteen students traveled to Guatemala over spring break with the Timmy Foundation to provide medical assistance to those in need.
April 10, 2008
The Ball State University Foundation has appointed staff member Thomas Heck as the organization's first chief investment officer (CIO) to better help the foundation focus on investment gains.
April 9, 2008
Entrepreneurship student Matt Bare recently claimed victory in his second major business plan competition. His first place pitch at the Nascent 500, he received $10,000, a jug of milk and a ride in a pace car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
April 9, 2008
The last performance of the academic year showcasing the Sursa Family Concert Organ and the talent of Yoon-Mi Lim will be April 13 at Sursa Performance Hall in Ball State's Music Instruction Building. The concert is free and open to the public.
April 7, 2008
In its March 13 issue, renowned weekly science journal Nature published a study co-authored by Melody Bernot, assistant professor of biology.
April 7, 2008
Taking ibuprofen and acetaminophen on a daily basis may substantially increase the amount of quadriceps muscle mass and strength gained.
April 4, 2008
For the first time in school history, Ball State's College Bowl team will compete in the National College Bowl Tournament April 25-27 at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
April 4, 2008
Ball State chef Jason Reynolds won the National Association of College and University Food Services regional cooking competition at Purdue University and will go on to compete in Washington.
April 3, 2008
Art dealer and Ball State alumnus John Surovek commissioned a sculpted portrait of his former professor, Alice Nichols, to be unveiled this month outside the Ball State University Museum of Art. Surovek credits Nichols with helping him graduate from the university in 1968.
April 3, 2008
Mitch Whaley, chairman of the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, will become dean of the university's College of Applied Sciences and Technology effective May 12.
April 2, 2008
A new study finds that staff-produced blogs at newspapers create little discussion on issues.
April 1, 2008
The estate of Selma Jeanne Cohen has provided the Benjamin V. Cohen Memorial Fund with a monetary gift in excess of $38,000.
March 31, 2008
Sociology professor Rachel Kraus finds that belly dancing is spiritual for three-fourths of those who participate in the ancient activity.
March 31, 2008
Working through the Institute for Digital Fabrication, undergraduate and graduate students created an exhibit for the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
March 31, 2008
After a national search, Ball State officials appoint Robert Morris, a professor of chemistry, from interim to permanent associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School.
March 31, 2008
Ball State University Singers will perform a collection of music for all ages and songs for every occasion at the 44th annual University Singers Spectacular.
March 28, 2008
The journalism department's Professionals-in-Residence lecture series will feature Lee Hill Kavanaugh, reporter for the Kansas City Star and winner of the 2008 Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award.
March 27, 2008
Helping young people improve their health is the goal of strength researcher David Pearson, who is posting his research about exercise and diet on a new Web site.
March 27, 2008
More than 60,000 schoolchildren will be "flying high" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., while participating in a virtual visit to the annual Smithsonian Kite Festival as Ball State presents its next Electronic Field Trip.
March 26, 2008
Fifth annual copyright conference to be held April 23 at the Alumni Center, focusing on how intellectual property can be used properly in educational settings.
March 25, 2008
Retired journalism professor Earl Conn played a pivotal role in bringing Robert F. Kennedy to campus in 1968. Forty years after the historic visit of the then-Democratic presidential candidate on the same day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Conn and other Ball State faculty recall their involvement with a variety of emotions.
March 24, 2008
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton will campaign on behalf of her mother, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, on Tuesday, March 25, in the Art and Journalism Building Atrium.
March 21, 2008
The College of Fine Arts and the Institute for Digital Entertainment and Education are teaming up with Clothespin Productions to create a professionally produced commercial film — and they need actors and production crew.
March 21, 2008
As escalating health care expenditures nationwide cause employers to hike medical premiums by double-digit percentages in many cases, the Ball State Board of Trustees has approved increases of just 3 percent for most employees — and even rate reductions for some others. A new student-inspired academic honor code also was approved by the board at its most recent meeting.
March 20, 2008
The Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation at Ball State is capitalizing on its success with 3-D animation and virtual applications and exporting it into Second Life.
March 20, 2008
Leading experts will discuss overcoming dyslexia, learning to read and succeeding in the digital age during Professor Garfield's Digital Imagination Symposium April 2 in Indianapolis.
March 17, 2008
Collegiate entrepreneurs will speed around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on March 28 while attempting to convince judges that their business idea belongs in Victory Lane.
March 12, 2008
Freshman Brady Knepp is featured in "100 Young Americans," a book by Michael Franzini capturing today's youth culture through photography.
March 11, 2008
Tribute dinner honoring former Indiana Gov. Otis R. “Doc” Bowen will celebrate his 90th birthday.
March 10, 2008
Taking a proactive approach with its students has helped Ball State minimize illegal downloading and file-sharing of music and other digital content on campus.
March 6, 2008
Faculty and students are developing an interface for the smaller screens of the iPhone and iTouch for the next generation of interactive television.
March 6, 2008
Estate gift establishes a family and consumer sciences scholarship.
March 6, 2008
A $25,000 scholarship fund has been established by economics professor Chu-Yuan Cheng and his wife, Alice, to provide scholarships to incoming freshmen majoring in economics or mathematical economics.
March 5, 2008
University College is accepting nominations for the Lawhead Teaching Award in General Education, which recognizes contributions to University Core Curriculum.
March 4, 2008
Business Fellows project with the Indiana Foodways Alliance promotes culinary tourism while transforming 19 students into foodies.
March 4, 2008
Ball State joins 90 other colleges and universities in a new pilot program to make campus life more sustainable.
February 29, 2008
"Into the Woods," the ultimate fairy tale of need, drama and desire, comes to Ball State's University Theatre March 27-30 and April 2-5.
February 27, 2008
Student Voluntary Services will sponsor a Dr. Seuss-themed program to promote children's literacy on March 1.
February 27, 2008
Ball State's Employee QuickClinic is offering information and screenings during its diabetes fair for employees and spouses who have diabetes.
February 27, 2008
William Yarber, a senior research fellow at The Kinsey Institute will deliver the annual Dr. John P. McGovern Lecture at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Ball State University Alumni Center.
February 27, 2008
Ball State, Medical Animatics and Community Health test education and informed consent through interactive program.
February 27, 2008
Ball State University's public relations program profile is now a part of PR News Online, offering prospective students a tool to compare programs.
February 27, 2008
Vince Filak, an assistant professor of journalism, is featured in a chapter of the book "It Doesn't End With Us: The Story of the Daily Cardinal." During his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Filak helped the 115-year-old newspaper avoid a shutdown.
February 27, 2008
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is relying on top public relations students at Ball State to develop its crisis communications.
February 26, 2008
Ball State's Digital Policy Institute (DPI) reports that Indiana is prospering 18 months after the intrastate telecommunications industry was deregulated. In a new white paper, DPI finds that $516 million has been invested in capital improvements and more than 2,200 jobs were created in the last 18 months.
February 26, 2008
J-Ideas, a national First Amendment institute housed in the Ball State University journalism department, is hosting "Scholastic Partnership for the First Amendment," a seminar to take place Feb. 26 at the Freedom Museum in Chicago.
February 26, 2008
Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, is looking to induct students, staff and faculty for spring 2008.
February 25, 2008
University's example of new art form is featured on flagship PBS television station.
February 25, 2008
Ball State's Center for Media Design will conduct a comprehensive national study examining how individuals consume video media.
February 22, 2008
Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco, dean of the College of Architecture and Planning, strengthened relationships with key universities during a trade mission to Mexico with Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and other Indiana leaders.
February 22, 2008
Kodak donates its Darwin VI publishing software to Ball State, with a total value of $300,000.
February 21, 2008
The School of Nursing has partnered with Miller's Health Systems Inc. to help train more registered nurses.
February 21, 2008
Chosen for its innovative integration of virtual worlds into teaching and learning, Ball State will expand new media arts.
February 21, 2008
More than 50,000 schoolchildren will get the chance to follow gray whales during their annual migration from the cold Alaskan waters down to the warm waters near Mexico. Students will take this virtual trip from the comfort of their own classroom through Ball State's Electronic Field Trip (EFT) program.
February 19, 2008
The 18th annual Burkhardt lecture will feature Andrew W. Mellon professor in the humanities David Bell, from Johns Hopkins University.
February 19, 2008
The Office of Student Life presents the 2008 Spring Week of Action, Feb. 19-27, which will provide students opportunities to help their communities.
February 19, 2008
Ball State's Planetarium features "The Planets: A Voyage Across Our Solar System," starting Feb. 22.
February 19, 2008
The third annual Native American film series begins Feb. 19 and includes three documentaries and a feature film.
February 15, 2008
In the midst of the most contested presidential election campaign in decades, National Public Radio correspondent and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams will discuss "American Leadership: Stories of Inspiration and Power Behind Proven Leaders" during a Feb. 25 appearance in Pruis Hall.
February 15, 2008
I'm sure that all of you have been following the tragic news emanating from Northern Illinois University.
February 13, 2008
Ball State students wrote, acted in and produced the film "Grove Lake," which premieres at IMAX on March 22.
February 13, 2008
Ball State's Arts Alive concert series will host jazz vocalist Jackie Allen.
February 13, 2008
Ball State University will host the 2008 Sustainability Summit for Indiana Colleges and Universities on Feb. 21 at the Alumni Center.
February 13, 2008
A $25,000 chemistry scholarship fund has been established by Robert and Carlene Reed in honor of a former Ball State chemistry professor.
February 13, 2008
Natasha Suttle, a senior from Richmond, Ind., has been named the recipient of the Robert E. Kennett Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a Ball State employee.
February 8, 2008
Researchers from the Biomechanics Laboratory are studying the biomechanical and physiological effects of software that automatically controls a vehicle's power seats in order to make driving more comfortable.
February 8, 2008
A $25,000 scholarship fund has been established by economics professor Chu-Yuan Cheng and his wife, Alice, to provide scholarships to incoming freshmen majoring in economics or mathematical economics.
February 8, 2008
A master of arts in public relations program is now available at Ball State's Indianapolis Center. Faculty boast decades of professional experience.
February 8, 2008
Ball State offers a series of programs in February to encourage cardiovascular health.
February 6, 2008
The Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance gives Ball State its Stakeholder Achievement Award for the use of biofuels on campus vehicles.
February 5, 2008
"Love's Labour's Lost," a story of temptation by William Shakespeare, comes to Ball State's University Theatre Feb. 14-17. The production will star Broadway actor Tony Hagopian.
February 5, 2008
"The Meaning of Race" seminars will feature discussions of race from five different disciplines to help students, faculty and staff become more comfortable with the topic. The series of six seminars began on Feb. 4.
February 5, 2008
An actuarial science scholarship has been established by AEGON, one of the largest life insurance and pension companies in the world.
February 5, 2008
Sexual Assault Awareness week began Feb. 4 and features several days of educational programs for students.
January 25, 2008
Ball State's Saturday Children's Art Classes program teaches critical thinking and problem solving to children while providing Ball State juniors with in-depth teaching experience.
January 25, 2008
The university's board of trustees OKs honorary degrees for retired faculty member Steve Bell and alumnus Niel Ellerbrook at May commencement. It also expresses gratitude to Greg Fehribach for his service as a board member.
January 25, 2008
Ball State's Opera Theatre will present "Julius Caesar in Egypt," a legendary love story of Caesar, the ruler of the Roman Empire, and Cleopatra, the Egyptian ruler.
January 25, 2008
Ball State became the first school in the 40-year history of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival to send Irene Ryan candidates to the national festival in Washington, D.C., three years in a row.
January 25, 2008
Women 3.0 magazine lists the university's graduate program in entrepreneurship in its top 50 in the nation.
January 25, 2008
Advice on writing recommendation letters is available to faculty and staff at Ball State's Career Center.
January 25, 2008
U.S. News and World Report recognizes The Ball State Daily News' podcasts and columnist, citing their professional quality.
January 25, 2008
Ball State employees contributed $186,000 to help the Delaware County United Way exceed its 2007 goal of $2.57 million.
January 22, 2008
Iraqi doctor, now Ball State student and Fulbright scholar, risked life to produce documentary.
January 22, 2008
Human Resource Services launches program to improve customer service on campus.
January 18, 2008
The landscape architecture program has again been ranked as one of the nation's best undergraduate programs and the best in the Midwest by Design Intelligence.
January 18, 2008
Ball State will participate in nationwide teach-in addressing global warming and sustainability on Jan. 31.
January 18, 2008
The Bowen Center for Public Affairs has received a grant to assess the potential use of vote centers in two Indiana counties.
January 17, 2008
Lucinda Woodward believes her six month stint counseling former child soldiers in western Africa helped change their lives for the better. But, she admits she still suffers nightmares from the experience.
January 17, 2008
Ball State University's Department of Art will host art classes for children in first through eighth grades.
January 15, 2008
University partners with leading publisher to provide Electronic Author Visits to schools nationwide.
January 15, 2008
Ball State will celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of speakers and events. A special guest is a member of the Little Rock Nine.
January 15, 2008
An edgy play about race will be performed at Ball State at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Pruis Hall. The show is free and open to the public.
January 4, 2008
Class of '83 alumnus Matt Momper is named to the university's board of trustees by Gov. Daniels. Current trustee Frank Bracken also is re-appointed for another term.
December 31, 2007
The university's insurance, risk management and actuarial academic fraternity recently earned three national awards at the Gamma Iota Sigma International Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
December 31, 2007
A $1 million gift from the estate of a 1989 Ball State graduate will help fund scholarships in the Miller College of Business.
December 21, 2007
Ball State has approved four more public charter schools scheduled to open in fall 2008: Imagine Schools on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Imagine Indiana Life Sciences Academy-East in Indianapolis, Hoosier Academy-Indianapolis and Hoosier Academy-Muncie.
December 20, 2007
Ball State to share in $10.1 million program designed to attract exceptional candidates to teaching in high-need Indiana schools.
December 18, 2007
Winter Commencement Photo Gallery
December 18, 2007
Terry King receives the second Honorary Professorship Award from Osaka Prefecture University for his distinguished service, dedication and contributions to education, science and technology.
December 14, 2007
It looks like the brunt of the storm is holding off, and Ball State's Winter Commencement will go on as scheduled.
December 14, 2007
Task force appointed by President Jo Ann M. Gora recommends a general ban on smoking, designating only a few areas on campus where smoking will be allowed. The action earlier won support from Ball State students participating in a student government-sponsored referendum.
December 14, 2007
University police department is accredited by one of the nation's leading law enforcement commissions.
December 14, 2007
When it comes to highly cherished holidays, the majority of young adults rank Christmas at No. 1 — far outdistancing Thanksgiving and Independence Day — in a study of holiday branding.
December 7, 2007
John Brooks Slaughter, a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, will be the principal speaker during Ball State's annual Winter Commencement.
December 6, 2007
The Ball State Museum of Art will host two Japanese art exhibits, Amida Buddha and Japanese Art from the Floating World, opening Dec. 14.
December 5, 2007
Through the Business Fellows initiative, Ball State students are creating a sophisticated marketing plan for the Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville.
December 5, 2007
Ball State economists Michael Hicks and Gary Santoni believe Indiana's economy will prosper in 2008 after two rocky years.
November 30, 2007
Ball State's Electronic Field Trip pays tribute to the Little Rock Nine on Dec. 4.
November 28, 2007
Students at Ball State's Center for Media Design create virtual reality media browser that wins Philadelphia competition.
November 28, 2007
Biomechanics researcher Eric Dugan will soon begin a study that could help the Army reduce the number of recruits who fall victim to lower leg injuries.
November 27, 2007
Ball State's Office of Wireless Research and Mapping (OWRM) has released its latest findings on WiMAX technology that will help in future development of broadband services to rural and underserved areas in the Midwest and throughout the United States.
November 20, 2007
TechTime, Ball State's free computer repair and upgrade service for students, updates look.
November 20, 2007
Ball State students and faculty won multiple awards on Nov. 8 at the Harvest Moon Film Festival.
November 15, 2007
Indianapolis Business Journal names President Gora one of state's most influential women.
November 8, 2007
The Ball State employee QuickClinic is hosting an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Flu shots are available.
November 7, 2007
The third annual Coldwell Banker College Home Price Comparison Index ranks Muncie as the nation's most affordable college town.
November 6, 2007
Ball State's Entrepreneurship Center will recognize three outstanding business leaders Nov. 10 in Indianapolis.
November 6, 2007
The Ball State University Foundation was recently recognized for its implementation of innovative investment strategies and outstanding results.
November 2, 2007
Nationally recognized education author Jonathan Kozol plans to speak at Ball State to discuss his latest book, "Letters to a Young Teacher."
November 2, 2007
A variety of innovative digital projects will be showcased Nov. 5-8 in the David Letterman Communication and Media Building atrium.
November 1, 2007
Lisa Ling, host of National Geographic "Explorer," will speak at the Pittenger Student Center on Nov. 8.
November 1, 2007
Jace Wittig, a School of Music alumnus, will perform at his alma mater while touring with Chanticleer, an internationally renowned male vocal group.
November 1, 2007
Author James Loewen will present a lecture on "Sundown Towns in Indiana" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Pruis Hall.
October 26, 2007
Researchers from the Center for Media Design are partnering with one of the nation's top full-service digital agencies to open a research facility in New York.
October 26, 2007
Frank Sabatine has been appointed the university's new associate vice president of economic development and community engagement.
October 25, 2007
J-Ideas director Warren Watson was recently honored for his work to promote high school journalism and the First Amendment.
October 24, 2007
Whether you are concerned about your cholesterol levels, your blood pressure or some other health-related issue, Ball State's Nutrition Assessment Lab is ready to help.
October 23, 2007
If you have an idea, then you should consider entering the "Empowering Entrepreneurship Competition." The deadline to enter is Oct. 29.
October 22, 2007
Ball State is combining efforts to benefit the White River Watershed Project. The goals are better water quality and awareness.
October 22, 2007
Ball State has been certified as the state's first Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) and Apple Authorized Training Center for Education (AATCe), providing courses in digital media technologies using Apple software.
October 22, 2007
Ball State's Entrepreneurship Center has been recognized again for its innovative immersive learning opportunities.
October 22, 2007
Ball State will try its new text messaging emergency notification system the week of Oct. 29.
October 18, 2007
Indiana Department of Homeland Security honors two immersive learning projects.
October 18, 2007
Tom Heck, Ball State University Foundation's vice president for operations and treasurer, recently earned a chartered financial analyst designation awarded by the CFA Institute.
October 18, 2007
Paul Reilly will make his eighth classical guitar music tour to Taiwan. He was invited by alumnus Ming-Jian Fang.
October 17, 2007
For the third year in a row, the Department of Educational Leadership ranks among the nation's best, according to Leadership Excellence magazine.
October 16, 2007
Ball State and Ball Memorial Hospital are developing videos to help people suffering from diabetes to understand and better treat the disease.
October 15, 2007
The Museum of Art will celebrate the Days of the Dead, or Los Dias de los Muertos, a Mexican festival usually celebrated on Nov. 1-2. The museum will offer a glimpse into the tradition with a Days of the Dead Family Day on Oct. 28.
October 12, 2007
Ball State's entrepreneurship program is ranked 20th in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.
October 11, 2007
For the ninth year, Ball State's College of Sciences and Humanities is sponsoring the Indiana Women of Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions by Hoosier women.
October 11, 2007
Millions of children from around the world will take part in a field trip to Grand Teton National Park on Oct. 16 without ever leaving the comfort of their classrooms.
October 11, 2007
Ball State's elementary education department is accepting applications for its reading enrichment program.
October 11, 2007
Two Ball State employees will represent the United States at a distance learning seminar at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.
October 11, 2007
Ball State's "Art of Jazz Series" returns at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Sursa Performance Hall under the direction of Mark Buselli.
October 11, 2007
Ball State University Museum of Art benefactor David Owsley will be the guest speaker for the 19th annual Edmund F. Petty Memorial Lecture.
October 11, 2007
"The Human Faustus Project" debuts at Ball State's University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Written by 15 Ball State students and one professor, the play explores the ethical gray areas of tampering with genetics.
October 10, 2007
Ball State's Center for Organizational Resources and the Rinker Center for International Programs received an award for their leadership program, which provides a comprehensive introduction to U.S. public administration, business, government, culture and society to selected delegates from Deyang, China.
October 10, 2007
Dennis and Donna Oklak have created a $25,000 merit-based scholarship fund to benefit freshmen business students at Ball State.
October 9, 2007
Samuel Porter will be the guest performer for the first of two recitals on the Sursa Family Concert Organ at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 in Sursa Performance Hall. The second concert recital will be at 3 p.m. April 13.
October 5, 2007
Sociology professor Mellisa Holtzman says she is grateful to peers who recognized her for the Lawhead Award for Teaching in the University Core Curriculum.
October 4, 2007
Interior design instructor Dale Potts won the 2007 Indiana State Fair SPAM cooking competition and now is qualified for the national Great American SPAM Championship.
October 4, 2007
An intensive summer workshop, launched through a $100,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education, proves successful in improving teaching techniques in several core curriculum courses and, in the end, helps students improve their grades.
October 4, 2007
Ball State's fall semester applications topped 13,000, which was a 21 percent gain from 2006 and 32 percent more than 2005. In addition, Ball State saw more than three-fourths of its freshman return for their sophomore year, which was a 2 percent gain from the previous year.
October 4, 2007
A comedy sketch produced by the Ball State student organization Something Else will air nationwide Oct. 7 on the CW's "Online Nation."
October 4, 2007
The Ball State chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society wins honorable mention award from the American Chemical Society.
October 3, 2007
A study of top marathon runners over the last several decades finds that their regular strenuous exercise routines allow them to stay healthier for a longer period of time than less competitive runners.
October 3, 2007
A team of Ball State students finished second in a recent national selling competition, collecting $1,500 in prize money.
September 28, 2007
Shafer Foundation's $1 million gift helps immersive learning efforts.
September 28, 2007
Ball State's own Jill Burleson is set to sing the national anthem during the Colts Oct. 7 game.
September 28, 2007
Microsoft supports Ball State's efforts to create its own emergency text messaging service, which costs less than $10,000, will extend beyond the campus and is faster than systems costing 10 times more.
September 27, 2007
Ball State's Mitchell Place Studio to reopen Oct. 3
September 27, 2007
O'Neal Smitherman, vice president for information technology, has taken a leadership position with Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology. Phil Repp, associate vice president of information technology, to assume duties on an interim basis.
September 26, 2007
President Jo Ann M. Gora and Kalasalingam University officials signed the exchange agreement Sept. 24.
September 26, 2007
Ball State's dining services won third place in the Most Innovative Nutrition Program Contest, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services.
September 26, 2007
Ball State will celebrate 81 years of homecoming tradition with alumni, students and the Muncie community. Events include the popular bed races, a parade, bonfire, music and fireworks.
September 26, 2007
The sixth annual ArtsWalk begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 4, and event organizers hope that it will connect the university to the community.
September 26, 2007
Ball State junior Ben Poor walked from Indiana to New Orleans and raised more than $11,000 for Emergency Communities, a nonprofit organization that provides community-based disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina victims.
September 25, 2007
Ball Bearings won first place in the online category for the 2007 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest.
September 24, 2007
The university's new Web site will be attractive, engaging and easier to navigate. But, the beauty of the changes is more than skin deep.
September 21, 2007
Ball State and one of its professors have been honored for diversity by a national organization dedicated to minority recruitment and retention.
September 20, 2007
David Taylor, assistant director of the Multicultural Center, received the Governor's Award for Tomorrow's Leaders, a prestigious honor recognizing outstanding young leaders from across Indiana.
September 20, 2007
A Florida couple bequeathed nearly $230,000 to the Miller College of Business.
September 20, 2007
A new study of teenage media consumption has been released by the Center for Media Design. The observational method used in this study was adapted from the cutting-edge Middletown Media Studies, which tracked media consumption and concurrent media exposure among adults.
September 20, 2007
Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, will discuss "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers and School Leaders" on Sept. 25.
September 20, 2007
"The Wild Party," a tragedy set in the world of 1920s jazz, will open Sept. 27 at Ball State's University Theatre.
September 19, 2007
Ball State student nominations resulted in assistant professor Hans Kellogg receiving the Educator of the Year Award from the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation.
September 19, 2007
James McBride, the author of the Freshman Connections Common Reader, "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother," will speak At Ball State.
September 14, 2007
Fortune Small Business magazine recently listed Ball State's entrepreneurship program as one of the top 25 programs for undergraduates in the nation.
September 14, 2007
David Letterman discusses his reaction to the David Letterman Communication and Media Building dedication and praises Ball State on Oprah Winfrey's show
September 14, 2007
Ball State amasses more awards for its nationally recognized immersive education program in media. A student-run television magazine program and music from a student film win regional Emmys.
September 14, 2007
Ball State's Career Center expects more employers, graduate schools and other organizations at this year's Fall Career Fair than in years past.
September 14, 2007
Ball State's Department of Art will host classes for children in first through eighth grades.
September 14, 2007
Ball State's culinary experts will show you how to whip up tasty treats in their monthly Cooking Live! demonstrations.
September 14, 2007
Kiwi magazine has named Ball State as one of the nation's most environmentally friendly universities.
September 14, 2007
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences earned accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
September 14, 2007
J-Ideas, the journalism department, the educational leadership department, the Bowen Center for Public Affairs and the political science department are offering two programs to commemorate Constitution Day.
September 14, 2007
Twelve Virginia B. Ball Center students who created a video game focusing on sustainability have earned national honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
September 11, 2007
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Chanticleer and jazz singer Jackie Allen will perform in this year's Arts Alive Concert Series.
September 11, 2007
After four years of evaluations, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation has awarded six years of accreditation to Ball State’s interior design program. Less than a third of similar programs have achieved this distinction.
September 7, 2007
Late night television host David Letterman joins in festivities marking the official dedication of the university's new communication and media building named in his honor.
September 7, 2007
Ball State's most famous alumnus dedicates the new David Letterman Communication and Media Building on Sept. 7. Learn more about the dedication ceremony.
September 7, 2007
Students have until Sept. 14 to become a participant in the Business Fellows program, one of Ball State's premier immersive learning opportunities.
September 5, 2007
AOL account executive Michael Gellar will visit Ball State University as part of the Miller College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series.
September 5, 2007
Family Weekend will offer students, their families and friends a wide variety of entertainment from football to "The Pink Floyd Experience."
September 5, 2007
Ahead of the dedication of the David Letterman Communication and Media Building, senior telecommunications major Brian Collins remembers his "Late Show" appearance with the university's distinguished honoree.
September 5, 2007
Two Ball State professors each won $5,000 Indiana Campus Compact fellowships, which they will use to promote and develop service learning.
September 5, 2007
An exhibition at the Ball State University Museum of Art will feature 61 original works by well-known and lesser-known abstract expressionist artists.
September 5, 2007
Ball State University has invited best-selling author Hanoch McCarty to speak on campus as part of its Kirkpatrick Lecture Series.
September 5, 2007
The Career Center is offering students informational programs to help with professional development and furthering careers.
September 5, 2007
Federal judge to visit campus at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Art and Journalism Building, room 175.
August 31, 2007
Ball State’s Center for Organizational Resources is offering conversational Spanish courses in September and October in Indianapolis and Fishers.
August 31, 2007
Ball State's undergraduate entrepreneurship program has retained its top 10 ranking in U.S. News & World Report, while the Princeton Review is touting the university as one of the best in the Midwest.
August 31, 2007
Ball State's new $21 million David Letterman Communication and Media Building is giving students a technologically enhanced and immersive education, thanks to state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.
August 31, 2007
The Sept. 6-8 conference will explore the role colleges and universities play in cultivating awareness, understanding and the ability of students, faculty, staff and the public to enhance the health, integrity and long-term sustainability of where they live and work.
August 31, 2007
Ball State's Center for Organizational Resources is offering computer skills courses from Sept. 10 to Dec. 5.
August 31, 2007
Ball State’s Career Center presents a graduate school panel discussion from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Art and Journalism Building, room 175.
August 30, 2007
Everyone in the Ball State community is encouraged to sign up for the emergency text message service.
August 29, 2007
Ball State Readies Welcome for Honoree David Letterman
August 29, 2007
Watch It Live
August 28, 2007
World-class facilities, faculty, and students
August 28, 2007
Back on Campus with David Letterman
August 28, 2007
New systems and procedures to enhance Ball State's ability to communicate with students, faculty and staff in an emergency situation are being introduced to campus this fall. The university's board of trustees received a briefing on the updated precautions at its August meeting.
August 28, 2007
Schedule for the David Letterman Communication and Media Building dedication
August 27, 2007
David Letterman Communication and Media Building photo gallery
August 27, 2007
New Kozel Media Center and change to FieldTurf highlight completion of Ball State's $13.7 million renovation to Scheumann Stadium.
August 24, 2007
Ball State University Libraries plans to offer services and archival materials on the virtual environment Second Life.
August 24, 2007
Douglas Kelbaugh, an internationally renowned author, educator, designer and planner, will discuss issues of sprawl and transit-oriented development facing Indiana during an Aug. 27 lecture.
August 24, 2007
Ball State launches program to increase employees' awareness of their health and wellness and ways to become more fit.
August 24, 2007
President Jo Ann M. Gora will officially dedicate Ball State's newly renovated Scheumann Stadium with a grand opening celebration on Aug. 28.
August 22, 2007
Ball State's first new residence hall since 1969 represents the "hall of the future."
August 22, 2007
The Park Hall name reflects a legacy of leadership and loyalty to Ball State University, said President Jo Ann M. Gora.
August 22, 2007
Park Hall's green highlights
August 17, 2007
Ball State included on annual US News & World Report list of first-year "Programs to Look For."
August 17, 2007
Awards presented to eight faculty members during Aug. 17 ceremony.
August 16, 2007
Costs for items like popcorn and bottled sports drinks will see their first increase since 2003-04.
August 16, 2007
University Program Board has a variety of fun events planned to welcome students back to classes. From free snacks at the Scramble Light to the all-out fun of Quad Bash, there is something for everyone Aug. 20-24.
August 15, 2007
The George and Frances Ball Foundation gives $10.5 million toward the university's efforts to expand immersive learning opportunities and the Honors College.
August 14, 2007
National Geographic is the nation's top consumer magazine, according to a survey a 49 journalism professors from around the country.
August 14, 2007
Before classes kick off officially, Ball State is providing students with a preview of its popular Saturday weekly Late Nite program. The Aug. 18 event will feature dancing, games, music, bowling, movies, arts and free food for students in a safe, high-energy environment. Late Nite's success has led organizers to offer a more intimate Friday night program beginning Sept. 21.
August 13, 2007
Nathan Bogert, an Honors College student majoring in saxophone performance, has been named the 2007 Yamaha National Young Performing Artist.
August 10, 2007
Eleven Ball State students will receive scholarships from an endowment established by an owner of a former local business.
August 10, 2007
Ball State's police department will host a review team as part of an accreditation process.
August 9, 2007
New espresso machines are installed at the Bookmark Cafe and Woodworth Commons so the campus can cater to the most discriminating coffee lovers.
August 8, 2007
Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora accepts the award on behalf of the council which provides leadership for environmental initiatives at Ball State and the surrounding community.
August 8, 2007
The two-time Patriot League coach of the year will become Ball State's 18th head men's basketball coach.
August 7, 2007
Dining staff members are in high gear with the opening of the renovated Woodworth Commons, and they are preparing to provide many new services at Scheumann Stadium.
August 6, 2007
The National Association for the Education of Young Children has accredited Ball State's Child Study Center, where university students provide high-quality child care under the auspices of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
August 2, 2007
Through the Department of Architecture, Ball State participated in the inaugural 2007 National Concrete Masonry Association Student Design Competition.
August 1, 2007
Carla Earhart, director of the residential property management program, has been awarded the Apartment Career and Education (ACE) Award by the National Apartment Association Education Foundation.
August 1, 2007
Ball State and WIPB will produce a live 60-minute interactive educational program showcasing one of the most celebrated American units of WWII, the 1st Infantry Division, aka the Big Red One, on Sept. 27.
August 1, 2007
President Gora commits Ball State to sharply reducing and eventually eliminating all of the university's global warming emissions by signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
August 1, 2007
Stephan Jones, a nationally recognized researcher in wireless technologies and communication convergence, will succeed Ray Steele as director of the Center for Information and Communication Science.
July 30, 2007
Ball State Board of Trustees approves naming of new communication and media building after favorite son and late night television host David Letterman. President Jo Ann Gora announces the news along with "Dave's Mom," Dorothy Mengering.
July 26, 2007
Ball State's Office of Wireless Research and Mapping (OWRM) and its spin-off company, afterimage GIS, were recently recognized with a Special Achievement in GIS award.
July 24, 2007
Study finds college students are increasingly receptive to receiving text-based advertising messages on their cell phones.
July 23, 2007
Jeffrey Mohl has been named interim director of Ball State's Electronic Field Trip (EFT) program, succeeding Mark Kornmann, who has accepted a senior level position at the National Park Foundation beginning Aug. 1.
July 23, 2007
Alan Leduc wins the Sargent Americanism Award, which recognizes faculty who develop significant and innovative course work that helps students understand manufacturing-related business skills.
July 23, 2007
Michael Hicks, a well-known researcher on the economic impact of Wal-Mart and an economics professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology, has been appointed the new director of Ball State's Bureau of Business Research.
July 20, 2007
New conditions of cooperation between Ball State and the bargaining unit representing hundreds of campus service employees were approved by the university’s board of trustees during a public meeting on July 20.
July 20, 2007
For 51 years, Morry Mannies has been a sportscasting legend at Ball State. Now, he and his family have created a scholarship to carry on his broadcasting tradition.
July 19, 2007
Nancy Kingsbury, College of Applied Sciences and Technology, has announced that she will step down as dean and return to the faculty.
July 19, 2007
Lawrence Smith, elementary education professor at Ball State, was recently appointed as CEO of the Professor Garfield Foundation.
July 12, 2007
When it first opened in 1964, Emens Auditorium was renowned for its legendary acoustics, scalloped ceiling and a state-of-the art sound system. Now the venerable auditorium, which has hosted performers ranging from Louis Armstrong to the Dixie Chicks, is getting a makeover.
July 11, 2007
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's magazine division selected Ball State professor David Sumner as its 2007 Magazine Educator of the Year.
July 10, 2007
Ball State has received 11 regional Emmy nominations from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
July 9, 2007
A Davie, Fla., woman's estate contributed more than $72,000 to the Ball State Fund, earmarked for scholarships, student and faculty recruitment and retention, innovative academic programs, special capital projects and other university needs.
July 9, 2007
Outstanding faculty award-winning professor Herbert Stahlke and Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora will speak to nearly 1,300 graduating students at the July 21 commencement at Worthen Arena.
July 9, 2007
Ron Kovac believes students learn best when they find information themselves. The Cisco Networking Academy Program agreed and recently presented the professor of information and communication sciences an excellence in teaching award.
July 9, 2007
The annual free concert features Muncie-area singers and Ball State undergraduate and graduate students performing a wide range of musical styles.
July 6, 2007
Kellie Conrad, a sophomore from Indianapolis, has been appointed to the Ball State Board of Trustees by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
June 29, 2007
Ball State's Center for Media Design will in­­tegrate a new mobile application platform into its research on consumer use of mobile communication devices in areas such as mobile marketing, entertainment, content and information delivery, social networking and commerce.
June 29, 2007
From helmets to uniforms, Tex Ritter is the go-to guy for Ball State football players' equipment needs. Ritter recently won the 2007 Glenn Sharp Athletic Equipment Manager of the Year Award from the Athletic Equipment Managers Association.
June 29, 2007
The Innovation Connector, a business incubator developed by Ball State, Cardinal Health System and the city of Muncie, is moving to a downtown office space.
June 29, 2007
A longtime Ball State graphic designer won a national award of excellence for his work on the 2007 President's Report.
June 26, 2007
James Shasky, a recently retired instructor of telecommunications, will receive a lifetime achievement award this fall from the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
June 26, 2007
"Nostalgia for an American West" reflects an era of emerging cultural dialogue between American Indians and white settlers.
June 25, 2007
Hoosiers are urged to prepare for major disasters through a series of public service announcements produced by Ball State students.
June 21, 2007
A $378,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education has been awarded to the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities for development of distance education modules to help more students speak and write Mandarin Chinese.
June 21, 2007
Whether a new type of interpersonal therapy can help former child soldiers in Ghana battle post-traumatic stress disorder is the subject of new research by Ball State professor Lucinda Woodward.
June 15, 2007
Ball State professor and Department of Educational Leadership chair Joe McKinney will head to the nation's capital this month to speak at the "Prevention Not Punishment" conference June 25-26 at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C.
June 15, 2007
For the fifth consecutive year, every Ball State student taking the National Apartment Leasing Professional exam passed. Similarly, for three semesters in a row, all students taking the Certified Apartment Manager exam passed.
June 14, 2007
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Terry King taps Marilyn Buck, associate dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology, to become associate provost and dean of University College.
June 14, 2007
Ball State associate professor Mary Theresa Seig was part of a Conner Prairie team that won a silver Muse Award May 13 from the American Association of Museums' Media and Technology Standing Professional Committee.
June 13, 2007
The Jim and Linda Needham Telecommunications Scholarship established to encourage student achievement.
June 11, 2007
Ball State has surpassed its goal for Phase II of the Lilly Endowment's Initiative to Strengthen Philanthropy for Higher Education, creating $1.6 million for new scholarships.
June 8, 2007
Jack Bruner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Caremark, has donated more than $24,000 to the University Scholars program to help recruit outstanding students.
June 8, 2007
A Ball State alumna's gift will be used to fund scholarships for students studying art.
June 8, 2007
The $50,000 gift from CTS Corporation will help juniors and seniors majoring in business administration.
June 8, 2007
The Emma Whitlock Garnett Scholarship will benefit women majoring in math education.
June 8, 2007
Ball State has approved two new public charter schools to open in the fall of 2008: Anderson Preparatory Academy in the Anderson area and Dr. Robert H. Faulkner Academy in Marion.
June 8, 2007
A $50,000 gift from the estate of a longtime Ball State professor will benefit students majoring in English.
June 8, 2007
A $75,000 gift from the estate of a longtime Muncie teacher will benefit students majoring in elementary education.
June 8, 2007
The $50,000 scholarship will benefit full-time African-American students from Indiana.
June 7, 2007
Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco has accepted appointment as dean of the College of Architecture and Planning.
June 4, 2007
Students from Ball State University's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation have created a music video for Ki:Theory, the artist's first professionally produced video for broadcast on popular music television venues.
May 31, 2007
Performances include the Jazz Ensemble on June 6 and the Concert Band on June 13. Each program begins at 5:30 p.m. on the Arts Terrace, and all shows are free and open to the public.
May 31, 2007
Jooyoung Kim executed a dynamic performance during the Beethoven Club's biennial international piano competition to claim second place in the prestigious event, which featured 57 entrants representing some of the finest music conservatories and universities worldwide.
May 30, 2007
Ball State's Electronic Field Trip program was recognized with a 2007 TechPoint Mira Award at the eighth annual Mira Awards gala May 18.
May 29, 2007
Ball State has formed a national coalition of public school administrators to support First Amendment awareness.
May 29, 2007
Ball State's elementary education department is offering summer tutoring for students struggling with reading.
May 17, 2007
The student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management recently received a national Merit Award for 2006-07.
May 17, 2007
The annual summer chorus begins rehearsals in June and will present a concert July 17 in Sursa Performance Hall.
May 17, 2007
Nine faculty members were promoted from associate professor to professor, 16 were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and 21 were granted tenure.
May 17, 2007
Broadway musicals inspire this year's Downtown Dinner Theatre production of "The World Goes 'Round," opening June 14 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
May 17, 2007
Ball State's J-Ideas project has won a Silver Telly for its educational DVD "A Guide to the First Amendment for Principals and Administrators."
May 17, 2007
Indiana Public Radio News staff members Brian Beaver, Marcus Jackman and Stan Sollars recently earned 19 journalistic awards.
May 15, 2007
College of Architecture and Planning students won the Green Building Initiative Award at the Environmental Protection Agency's P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) sustainable design competition.
May 14, 2007
Landscape architecture student Francesca Hernandez is traveling to Dubai this summer to explore developments in the region as part of a fellowship with an international architecture and planning firm.
May 14, 2007
Nancy Carlson, chair of the TCOM department, will coordinate a student team to create a documentary on the Indiana portion of the National Road.
May 14, 2007
Ball State's Board of Trustees has approved tuition and fee rates for the next two years, as well as a 2007-08 budget that provides funding for the university's educational priorities and salary increases for employees.
May 10, 2007
Summer chamber music festival will celebrate traditional chamber music and showcase the eclectic musical talents of students, faculty and community members.
May 10, 2007
Ball State Trustee Greg Fehribach was honored with the Unbreakable Spirit Award from the Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Foundation on May 12. An article in the winter 2007 issue of Breakthrough, the OI Foundation newsletter, highlights Fehribach's achievements.
May 2, 2007
Ball State's Electronic Field Trip will visit Alaska May 8 on its final stop of the 2006-07 academic year, affording millions of schoolchildren an opportunity to learn about Alaskan Native communities.
May 1, 2007
In a blended family setting, a strong relationship between a stepfather and stepson may lower the youngster's motivation for sexual activity, but young females are more likely to be influenced by their mothers.
April 30, 2007
Senior administration officials plan a May 10 public forum to outline cost increases for students during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.
April 30, 2007
The Indiana General Assembly agrees to continue support for important Ball State programs, while also approving new funding for immersive learning initiatives and increased costs of faculty research.
April 26, 2007
Four Ball State students who write a blog for an integrated publishing and content company expressed their thoughts about the future of media consumption.
April 26, 2007
Sous chef David Kain won a bronze medal at the National Association of College and University Food Services regional conference.
April 26, 2007
The Cinema Entertainment Consortium will present the top five of this year's 24 student-produced films.
April 26, 2007
Ball State's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation is having its open house May 3.
April 25, 2007
Ball State placed second in a national debate tournament and was named Outstanding School of the National Educational Debate Association.
April 25, 2007
The Learning Well Resources Team at the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology won the 2007 Viral Video Contest for the American Public Health Association for their video on stopping the spread of germs.
April 25, 2007
After volunteering nearly 500 hours, senior Johnathan Karch received the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Community Service at Ball State.
April 24, 2007
A new examination of the nation's Social Security system has found that the majority of Americans receive little or no additional benefits from working the last few years before retiring.
April 23, 2007
Employers from more than 110 school corporations from across the United States will conduct interviews with teaching majors at the 2007 Ball State University Teacher Fair May 2-3.
April 20, 2007
A landscape architecture student is working to make Ball State a more environmentally friendly campus by creating a strategic plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
April 20, 2007
Students spend a semester at the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry gaining big rewards from "One Small Project."
April 20, 2007
A student-produced radio series exploring poverty will premiere April 26 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
April 18, 2007
A candlelight vigil will take place at 8:30 p.m. April 18 in front of the Frog Baby statue to remember the victims of the April 16 massacre at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
April 18, 2007
Ball State's Dance Theatre sets the sounds of the screen to dance at University Theatre.
April 17, 2007
President Jo Ann Gora responds to Virginia Polytechnic Institute tragedy.
April 16, 2007
More than $32,000 in gifts received to honor architecture alumnus Andrew Zabel, who died of cancer in 2003.
April 16, 2007
A new Ball State study has found that 64 percent of college students are on their family cell phone plans.
April 16, 2007
Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi will be featured at this year's Arts Alive season finale May 1.
April 13, 2007
Ball State's concert and chamber choirs will present a spring concert March 23 in Sursa Performance Hall.
April 12, 2007
The spring pottery sale, sponsored by the Clay Guild, will be April 25-27 in the Art and Journalism Building Atrium.
April 12, 2007
The Telecommunications Merit Endowment Scholarship will benefit incoming freshmen and transfer students.
April 12, 2007
Free food, rides, games and fireworks are planned for the fourth annual celebration, which begins at 9 p.m. April 20.
April 12, 2007
The elementary education department was honored as the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education at the annual Association of Teacher Educators conference.
April 12, 2007
The College Reading and Learning Association has recertified the Ball State Learning Center for its outstanding training programs for higher education tutoring.
April 11, 2007
A group of Ball State students will compete April 24-25 in the Environmental Protection Agency's National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.
April 11, 2007
Registration is under way for Ronny Thompson's Ball State Basketball Camp, which starts June 11.
April 11, 2007
Work of student and faculty members participating in the 2006-07 Business Fellows projects will be showcased April 23 at the Pittenger Student Center.
April 11, 2007
Join Ball State astronomers as they take visitors on a guided tour of beautiful galaxies.
April 10, 2007
One-time Oval Office aide Andrew Card Jr. will deliver the annual spring commencement address. He joins former Indiana first lady Judy O'Bannon and Hoosier civil rights author and activist Hurley Goodall in also receiving an honorary doctorate from the university. The President's Medal of Distinction will be bestowed upon former Ball State president John Pruis and his wife, Angeline, at the same ceremony.
April 10, 2007
"Polaroid Stories," a show based on the lives of street kids, continues through April 21 in Strother Theatre.
April 9, 2007
Two Honors College students majoring in landscape architecture have earned Udall scholarships.
April 6, 2007
Business Fellows students are coordinating several awareness programs including a smoke-free day on campus and a lecture by a tobacco company whistleblower.
April 6, 2007
Ball State ranks ninth in the nation among school psychology training programs with the highest number of median faculty publications from 2000-05.
April 6, 2007
Ball State's Electronic Field Trip will race into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 17, giving millions of schoolchildren an opportunity to learn about racing and the science behind it.
April 5, 2007
A College of Architecture and Planning professor emeritus leads the American Institute of Architects' grassroots component of its sesquicentennial celebration in New York April 13.
April 5, 2007
The women's bowling team will compete in the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships April 18-21.
April 4, 2007
"53rd Street," an opera based on two homeless men, will open April 12 in Sursa Performance Hall.
April 4, 2007
Michael Davis performs with Ball State's Jazz Ensembles in a concert at Sursa Performance Hall.
April 4, 2007
For the third consecutive year, Ball State has been named the TV School of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.
April 4, 2007
Ethical issues ranging from health care to corporate fraud will be explored during Ethics Week April 16-20.
April 4, 2007
The influential Indianapolis Business Journal goes in-depth about immersive learning and other initiatives at Ball State, with "Gora the Explorer" serving as guide.
April 4, 2007
Ball State's Center for Information and Communication Sciences was named the outstanding graduate program of the year, and Ray Steele, the program's director, received the distinguished service award from the International Telecommunication Education and Research Association.
April 4, 2007
A short film by a group of Ball State students received a second-place award March 31 from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.
April 2, 2007
Ball State will showcase the Center for Media Design and Digital Exchange projects April 10-11 in the Art and Journalism Building.
March 30, 2007
Mark Popovich and Timothy Andrews will be inducted into the journalism department’s hall of fame during an awards program April 3.
March 29, 2007