June 21, 2024
2024 Ball State Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipientsIn a record-setting year, six recent Ball State University graduates—Julia Canty, Jayana Fennell, Cady Garcia, Denver Hammons, Katelyn Redman, and Haley Stevens—have been selected for prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards.
June 17, 2024
Betsy M. Ross, Ball State UniversityOn Thursday, the College of Communication, Information, and Media unveiled its new Betsy M. Ross Sports Link Studio, where students enrolled in the nationally renowned Ball State Sports Link program will continue to engage in innovative, collaborative, and professional productions.
June 17, 2024
Be My Neighbor Day, 2023, Ball State PBSBall State PBS will once again host “Be My Neighbor Day,” which will be held from 1-4 p.m. ET Saturday, June 22, at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie.
June 14, 2024
Dr. Kathleen Washburn, Muncie Community Schools Board of TrusteesBall State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns today announced the appointment of Dr. Kathleen Washburn to the Muncie Community Schools (MCS) Board of Trustees.
June 4, 2024
Dr. Katrina Bulkley headshotDr. Katrina Bulkley will join the leadership team at Ball State University as dean of Teachers College, effective July 1, 2024, President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced.
May 28, 2024
A new study from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) reveals the important economic impact of Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative (RCI). The report, which is available on the CBER website, highlights the program’s success in fostering significant private and public investment across the state, spurring nearly $1.6 billion in economic activity.
May 16, 2024
Dr. Jay Bagga, Ball State UniversityBall State University’s Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP) will hold a graduation ceremony May 24 for the fifth cohort of its nationally recognized Certificate in Election Administration, Technology, and Security (CEATS) program.
May 16, 2024
Michael Ndemanu, Ball State UniversityDr. Michael T. Ndemanu, associate professor of multicultural education and social foundations at Ball State University’s Teachers College, has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, which is offered by the Institute of International Education.
May 14, 2024
Dr. Jeff Spanke, Ball State UniversityDr. Jeff Spanke, associate professor of English and director of the English education program at Ball State University, was selected as one of four recipients nationwide for the esteemed Fulbright Roving Scholar of American Studies Fellowship.
May 14, 2024
Ball State 'Clear Reception' event, 2023The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) recently released its rankings for institutional excellence in media—and Ball State University placed in the top 10 for creative achievement in student broadcast and media programs for the third consecutive year.
May 13, 2024
Art in Bloom, Ball State UniversityA Spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free public floral exhibition Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, with extended museum hours from 1-5 p.m. on both days.
May 10, 2024
Burris Laboratory School recently set a new standard in collaborative research, hosting the 2024 annual conference of the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS). With unprecedented international attendance, this year’s event, held April 24-26 on the campus of Ball State University, gathered educators, researchers, and professionals from 13 states, one territory, and seven countries spanning four continents, marking a significant milestone in the history of IALS.
May 4, 2024
Ball State University on Saturday celebrated its Class of 2024 with a traditional Spring Commencement ceremony held on the Old Quad. The University conferred approximately 3,000 doctoral, specialist, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees for its Spring 2024 graduates in its 198th Commencement ceremony.
May 3, 2024
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday reappointed Mark Ervin to the Muncie Community Schools (MCS) Board of Trustees. Also at Friday’s meeting, the Board approved the budget, scope, and naming of the University’s new Eric Foss Championship Performance Center, and the naming of the Rhonda Newport Kaspar Stage and Timothy M. Andrews Monumental Stair within the new Performing Arts Center.
April 30, 2024
For the first time in Ball State University’s history, multiple students have been selected to receive prestigious Boren Scholarships for international study. Those awarded from Ball State this year are juniors Kyle Carnes and Simon Webster and sophomore Madison Willingham.
April 26, 2024
Burris Laboratory School, Ball State University, 2019In U.S. News & World Report's “2024 Best U.S. High Schools” listing, the Indiana Academy secured the No. 2 spot in the state, while Burris Laboratory School climbed two spots to No. 12, continuing their tradition of excellence.
April 25, 2024
Dr. Jason Rivera, vice provost for student success and dean of University College at Ball State University, has been named among the distinguished participants of the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education‘s Class of 2024-25.
April 19, 2024
Jillian Cieslik, Isabelle Behrman, Kelsey WoodruffJillian Cieslik, a senior at Ball State University, and two recent graduates—Isabelle Behrman and Kelsey Woodruff—have been selected for the coveted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).
April 18, 2024
Taylor Bias, Ball State University studentTaylor Bias, a junior at Ball State University, 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 11, 2024
2023 Worthen Arena basketball Ball State UniversityStudies from Ball State University's Miller College of Business and College of Communication, Information, and Media and Game Day provide perspective on the economic impact of the Indiana Fever selecting University of Iowa sensation Caitlin Clark with the No. 1-overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft.
April 9, 2024
Dr. Chang Liu, assistant professor of finance, and Dr. Maoyong Fan, professor of economics, Ball State UniversityA recent study by two Ball State University faculty members has found a clear and robust link between local stock market downturns and an increase in antidepressant use among investors.
April 9, 2024
2023 Ball State University Spring Commencement ceremonyBall State University next month will confer approximately 3,000 doctoral, specialist, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees at its 2024 Spring Commencement ceremony. Stedman Graham, a New York Times bestselling author, educator, business advisor, and 1989 Ball State University graduate, will deliver the address to Ball State’s Class of 2024 at the main ceremony.
April 6, 2024
Malina Simone BaconMalina Simone Bacon, co-founder of the Indianapolis-based cultural development firm and creative agency “GANGGANG,” will be a featured speaker at Ball State University from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Pruis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
March 26, 2024
Leo Furlong, Muncie Burris, Ball State PBS Regional Spelling Bee champion, 2024Leo Furlong, a fifth grader at Burris Laboratory School in Muncie, is the champion of the 2024 Ball State PBS Regional Spelling Bee. Mr. Furlong’s winning word was “jalapeño.” The spicy competition, involving nearly 40 spellers from several local school systems, lasted 12 rounds.
March 25, 2024
2023 Top 100 Students ceremony, Ball State UniversityThe Ball State University Foundation has revealed the University’s Top 10 students from its third annual “Top 100 Students Awards” program.