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 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.
September 19, 2023
Ball State University has announced that the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry (VBC)—the birthplace of Ball State’s signature brand of Immersive Learning—is being integrated into the University’s Honors College.
May 25, 2023
Jess Melvin and Madison Pickering, Ball State Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipientsTwo 2023 Ball State University Spring graduates—Jess Melvin and Madison Pickering—will spend the upcoming academic year abroad as recipients of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award.
April 20, 2023
Griffin Thomas, Ball State UniversityBall State University junior Griffin Thomas 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.
March 14, 2023
Kathryn AaltoThe New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Aalto—a landscape historian, garden designer, and teacher—will speak at Ball State University on March 20. The presentation, free and open to the public, starts at 5 p.m. in Room 175 of the Art and Journalism Building on the University’s Muncie campus.
March 8, 2023
Dr. James BussBall State University will appoint Dr. James Buss as its new Honors College dean, President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced. Dr. Buss will succeed Dr. John Emert, who is retiring from the University on May 31, and will begin his new role June 19.
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.
July 5, 2022
Brianna Lopez, Alexis Pitchford, Riley Sigler, Jess Walls Ball State Fulbright U.S. Student ProgramFour recent Ball State University graduates have been chosen for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program—one of the most prestigious and widely recognized international programs, which grants support for pursuing graduate studies, conducting research, or teaching English abroad.
June 27, 2022
Steve Doll, Krista WalterbuschBall 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 Honors College House 2022Ball 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.
April 14, 2022
Scott WebsterBall 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
Isabelle BehrmanBall 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.
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.
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.
March 31, 2017
biology major Ellen Wagner 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.
October 13, 2016
James RuebelBall 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.
July 15, 2015
Ball State leads the state in improvement of on-time graduation rates, says ICHE report.
December 10, 2014
November 11, 2014
Senior Colin Hart is a finalist for a Marshall Scholarship.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
Passenger PigeonA 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.
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 19, 2013
During the 2012-13 academic year, Ball State University students captured a total of 16 major national scholarships and/or fellowships.
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.