June 27, 2022
Ball State University junior Steve Doll has been awarded a Udall Undergraduate Scholarship—one of America’s most prestigious scholarships awarded to college juniors and sophomores for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or Native American nations. Ball State junior Krista Walterbusch, meanwhile, was selected as a Udall Scholarship honorable mention honoree.
June 20, 2022
Ball State University’s Honors College announced awardees of the Whitinger Scholarship and the John R. and Aline B. Emens Leadership Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.
June 17, 2022
For the second consecutive year, Ball State University’s Board of Trustees decided not to increase room, board, or parking fees for students attending the University.
June 1, 2022
Michael Lane will join Ball State University as associate vice president for institutional research, analytics, and decision support, effective July 1, Dr. Charlene Alexander, chief strategy officer, announced.
May 31, 2022
Ball State University and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) have selected the first two recipients of a first-of-its-kind scholarship program for esports student-athletes. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Scholarship provides $5,000 annually to two members of Ball State’s varsity esports team each year from the 2022-23 through 2025-26 academic years.
May 19, 2022
Navigating the Enrolled Student Transition (NEST) is a dual-enrollment program in which select high school students who have applied to Ball State, but have not yet been accepted, will enroll at Ivy Tech in Muncie and live in Ball State residence halls. Participating students will take general education and pre-requisite courses at Ivy Tech’s Muncie campus and take one class per semester at Ball State.
May 12, 2022
The Ball State University Singers, Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors, have been invited to perform at the famed Carnegie Hall concert venue in New York City. The group is performing, along with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Fort Hamilton High School Symphonic Band, in the May 29 Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) program, “English Masters: Britten & Howells.” The performance begins at 2 p.m. ET at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tickets are available for purchase on the Carnegie Hall website.
May 12, 2022
The Indiana Communities Institute (ICI) of Ball State University, in partnership with the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), recently released new research on how Indiana municipalities are utilizing local arts and cultures in their economic development strategies and communities.
May 11, 2022
Ball State PBS is one of five public broadcast media stations across the United States chosen to participate in the Ready to Learn Podcast Accelerator—a podcast training program on the development of new educational on-demand audio programming for children and their caregivers.
May 10, 2022
Ball State University Libraries, along with a few area partners, are hosting a community scan day—an opportunity for community members to have their family photographs and documents digitized, at no charge, in an effort to preserve local history.
May 10, 2022
The Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University recently carried out another successful E-Day, where senior-standing students majoring in Entrepreneurship had the opportunity to present their business plans in front of an external panel of alumni and evaluators.
May 7, 2022
For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ball State University on Saturday returned to its traditional setting for its Spring Commencement ceremony.
May 6, 2022
A Spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free, public floral exhibition on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, with extended museum hours from noon to 5 p.m. on both days.
May 6, 2022
In its final meeting of the 2021-22 academic year, the Ball State Board of Trustees heard an update on the University’s groundbreaking partnership with Muncie Community Schools (MCS), and four members of MCS’ Board were reappointed.
May 3, 2022
An affordable, net-zero energy duplex family home, which has been designed by a team of Ball State University students and faculty, is one step closer to being built. The duplex, referred to as the “Alley House,” was designed by a group of students and faculty of Ball State University’s R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2023 Build Challenge, an international competition. CAP’s Solar Decathlon Build Team for the Alley House project was recently selected as one of 14 (out of 28) teams to advance to the construction stage of the competition. Ball State CAP’s Build Team was awarded $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for the build.
April 29, 2022
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities and Burris Laboratory School are once again receiving national recognition. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the Indiana Academy (No. 2) and Burris (No. 7) among the top high schools in Indiana in its “2022 Best U.S. High Schools” listing. Both schools are operated by Ball State University’s Teachers College.
April 26, 2022
Ball State University has been selected by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive an IIE American Passport Project grant that will enable 25 students to obtain a U.S. passport and support their study abroad journeys. Ball State is one of 40 institutions in the United States to be selected.
April 21, 2022
Two Ball State University programs dedicated to lasting election integrity have received national awards honoring best practices in election administration and training from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
April 20, 2022
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded two Ball State University professors a grant to study the effects of economic and social stress on those living in rural communities.
April 18, 2022
The Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University has provided four students with pre-seed fund grants to assist in developing and advancing their entrepreneurial ventures. This semester’s winners are Hunter Beale, a senior Entrepreneurship and Innovation major; Emali Grose, a senior Entrepreneurship major; Holden Robinson, a junior Entrepreneurship and Innovation major; and Ani’a Walker, a senior Entrepreneurship major.
April 15, 2022
Melanie Swihart, assistant teaching professor of Dance at Ball State University, has been selected by Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) as a 2022 recipient of its Emerging Leader in Community Engagement award. The ICC Emerging Leader in Community Engagement award recognizes faculty that demonstrate leadership and innovation in advancing and shaping community engagement across the field and throughout their institution.
April 14, 2022
Ball State University freshman Scott Webster has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), which will provide two months of beginning Turkish study in Ankara, Turkey, this Summer.
April 13, 2022
Ball State University junior Isabelle Behrman has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of America’s most prestigious scholarships for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research.
April 7, 2022
Ball State University recently received high marks in the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) inaugural School Rankings—Recognition of Institutional Excellence in Media program. Ball State’s College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) placed seventh nationally out of 101 ranked institutions in “2022 Top Winning Overall Programs.” Ball State also placed second in the nation in “Top Winning Sports Programs,” seventh in “2022 Top Winning Documentary Programs,” and 27th in “Top Winning Film & Video Programs.”
April 6, 2022
Ball State University is once again celebrating its best single day of fundraising ever following the results of Tuesday’s fourth annual One Ball State Day. Preliminary figures indicate the University received more than 7,000 gifts totaling more than $1 million during its annual 24-hour online fundraising event, providing much-needed support to the financial needs of students, faculty and staff, and programs.