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.
March 21, 2024
One Ball State Day, Ball State University’s award-winning 24-hour fundraising event, returns Wednesday, April 3, with the goal of topping $1 million for a third straight year.
August 24, 2023
Ball State University participation in the Habitat for Humanity Awareness BuildSeveral divisions at Ball State University this month are participating in and financially supporting Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity’s Awareness Build.
February 3, 2023
Geoffrey S. Mearns, president of Ball State University, has selected Jeff Mitchell as the Cardinals’ new director of athletics. Mr. Mitchell will join Ball State after serving as deputy director of athletics at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., since 2018.
September 9, 2022
Ken BothofBall State University announced today that President Geoffrey S. Mearns has appointed Ken Bothof to be the interim director of athletics. Mr. Bothof succeeds Beth Goetz, who has accepted a position as deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at the University of Iowa Athletics Department.
August 16, 2022
Karleigh ConnerBall State University Spring 2021 graduate Karleigh Conner, of Maineville, Ohio, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service.
July 21, 2022
Alexa McDonaldBall State University May 2022 graduate Alexa McDonald, of Hilliard, Ohio, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service. A member of Ball State’s Swimming and Diving team from 2018-2022, Ms. McDonald was one of only 21 female Spring sport athletes nationwide to receive this $10,000 scholarship.
February 15, 2022
Deb and Dave HeeterDave and Deb Heeter, both of whom are graduates of Ball State University, have made a generous commitment of $1 million to support their alma mater.
October 27, 2021
Ball State University Director of Athletics Beth Goetz today was recognized by Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) as one of the publication’s 2021 “Women of Influence.”
August 26, 2021
Chris AdamsChris Adams, Ball State University graduate and member of the Ball State men’s tennis team, announced as the recipient of 2021 Bob James Memorial Award.
July 29, 2021
Jen GilbertA Ball State University graduate and notable former student-athlete has helped make history for her home country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
July 1, 2021
Ball State Athletics’ SuccessThe Ball State University Board of Trustees on Thursday recognized one of the University’s most successful periods of Athletic Department achievement, both on and off the field.
June 9, 2021
President MearnsThe Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today that Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns has been elected the MAC’s Chair of the Council of Presidents. He replaces University at Buffalo President Dr. Satish Tripathi, who served as Chair for the last four academic years. President Mearns has also been named the MAC representative to the NCAA Board of Directors.
February 26, 2021
Basketball hoopA Ball State University professor’s alternative scoring system will be utilized by the NBA once again.
February 22, 2021
President Mearns holding a basketball and wearing a mask to promote Mask MadnessWith all three NCAA divisions conducting their men’s basketball championships in the state of Indiana in 2021, March Madness is taking on a unique look and feel.
January 4, 2021
David Letterman and Peyton Manning film episode of On October 20. 2020, Ball State alumnus David Letterman and Super Bowl champion and longtime Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning visited campus to film an episode of "Peyton's Places."
April 24, 2020
Jim Craig, volleyball coach for Burris Laboratory SchoolVeteran coach Jim Craig will lead the four-time national championship Burris Laboratory School high school girls’ volleyball team.
October 18, 2019
Ball State University will welcome former football player Wendell Brown back to campus for Homecoming 2019 on Oct. 19.
May 3, 2019
BeneficenceBall State’s Board of Trustees approves an executive dashboard designed to allow campus leadership to monitor progress on the 2040 goals in the new strategic plan, “Destination 2040: Our Flight Path.”
October 10, 2018
ESPN reporter and play-by-play commentator Holly Rowe will visit Ball State University October 22 to speak on “Working and Living with Passion and Purpose.”
July 18, 2018
Artist rendering of the Shondell Practice Center which is connected to Worthen ArenaThe 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.
May 21, 2018
Beth Goetz will join Ball State next month as the new Athletics Director.
September 16, 2016
CharlieTown 2015In its debut year, CharlieTown welcomed nearly 1,500 visitors for food, games and a celebration of Ball State spirit.
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.
May 4, 2016
Willie SneadThe Cardinals football standout returned to campus to finish school.