October 13, 2022
Ball State PBS—which brought Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting to the world for many years—will be celebrating the 80th birthday of the beloved painter and instructor—and the station is also celebrating its 50th year on the air—with the "Happy Little Fest" on Oct. 29.
September 30, 2022
The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved the transfer of 12.36 acres of land to the Muncie Redevelopment Commission (MRC) during its regularly scheduled meeting on Friday.
September 29, 2022
Ball State University Libraries, along with a few area partners, are hosting the second 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.
September 21, 2022
Ball State University has been awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create and expand high-quality, on-campus programming that encourages local youth to explore their interests and envision a future for themselves in college.
August 9, 2022
Arts Place, Inc., an arts- and education-based organization with programming in Jay, Blackford, and Adams counties, has been announced as the inaugural recipient of the Ball State University Community Engagement for the Arts Grant.
July 7, 2022
A collaboration between the City of Muncie, Ball State University’s Entrepreneurship Center, and the In Place Impact Muncie Initiative has resulted in a free class aimed at fostering innovative solutions to make a positive impact on the local community.
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.
March 2, 2022
Ball State University’s Office of Community Engagement is now accepting proposals for its Community Engagement for the Arts Grant. This annual competitive grant program provides funding up to $35,000 to an East Central Indiana community arts-focused organization or program.
January 11, 2022
Ball State University and Daleville Community Schools have announced a unique partnership in which esports student-athletes from both institutions will work together to form a meaningful educational and extracurricular experience.
December 10, 2021
The Miller College of Business at Ball State University has announced the launch of the Miller Leadership Academy. This new scholarship and support program will provide select incoming Ball State freshmen an $11,000 renewable scholarship—plus resources and services that focus on supporting underserved students financially, academically, and holistically.
October 22, 2021
The Ross Community Center is once again offering free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to speakers of other languages in the Muncie community who are interested in learning English.
October 11, 2021
Ball State PBS (formerly WIPB-TV) is looking for stories about Eaton, Indiana. Ball State PBS, the PBS station located on the Ball State University campus, will feature Eaton in its ongoing series celebrating small towns in its viewing area.
September 28, 2021
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) announced this week that it has awarded STEM Teacher Grant funding to support the Hoosier STEM Academy program, a partnership among Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and Purdue University.
August 9, 2021
Accutech Systems Corporation has been named the recipient of the 2021 Ball State University Community Partner of the Year Award. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns presented the award on Aug. 2 to Accutech President Adam Unger.
July 9, 2021
Ball State University is providing a way for people to share their experiences during or related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
April 20, 2021
Personnel from Ball State PBS will be in New Castle, Ind., on April 24 to conduct on-camera interviews for its upcoming program, “Now Entering…New Castle.”
April 1, 2021
Ball State University journalism professor Dr. Adam Kuban is the 2021 Brian Douglas Hiltunen Faculty Award winner, awarded by Indiana Campus Compact, for his outstanding contribution to the scholarship of engagement.
March 31, 2021
Ball State PBS will feature New Castle, a Henry County town, in its ongoing series celebrating small towns in its viewing area.
March 25, 2021
President Geoffrey S. Mearns and Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour will participate in a town hall discussion April 10 as part of the fourth-annual Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference.
March 23, 2021
Representatives of minority-owned, female-owned and veteran-owned companies can attend the 2021 Community Diversity Vendor Fair on April 6 to network with Ball State representatives and more.
December 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic did little to deter Ball State University students from serving their communities throughout the country. Nearly 500 Ball State students logged more than 7,512 volunteer hours at 55 partner sites during the Fall 2020 semester.
November 13, 2020
Minnetrista, Muncie’s cultural centerpiece, has been named Ball State’s Community Partner of the Year for collaboration with University project.
October 28, 2020
College students working next summer as interns with various tech organizations in East Central Indiana will live at Ball State
October 9, 2020
More than 200 non-profit organizations and businesses have joined with Ball State under the Cardinals Care Program.
September 3, 2020
Students in Ball State University’s Urban Planning program have set up shop in the Muncie Mall to help community leaders develop a Comprehensive Plan for Delaware County.