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 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.
January 19, 2022
Ball State Sports Link, the nation’s first academic track in sports media production, has launched a new after-school program with high school students from Muncie Central and Muncie Burris: “Sports Media Production: The Experience.” The seven-week after-school program started in November 2021, with local community non-profits the Muncie Sports Commission and Innovation Connector serving as facilitators for the initiative.
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.
June 22, 2020
Sports fans on both sides of the Atlantic will learn more about a group of athletes from Wales when Ball State University presents a student-produced documentary, “Transatlantic Storytelling 2020,” with a world digital premiere on June 30.
December 16, 2019
Ball State University students are creating interactive play furniture at the Children’s TherAplay Foundation in Carmel to help children with disabilities improve coordination, problem-solving, and other skills.
July 24, 2015
Medieval jousting, farming and fried foods will be the focus of student reports from the Indiana State Fair.
May 15, 2015
Ball State's director of immersive learning has received a PEN Award for the artistic promise of her plays.
May 12, 2015
A new phone app produced by an immersive learning experience at Ball State leads visitors on guided tours that highlight the cultural history of Indiana State Parks.
April 30, 2015
An immersive learning class is ready to premiere “Indiana Crossrails: A Transit Choice,” the centerpiece of a campaign to raise awareness of Hoosiers about rail transportation.
February 10, 2015
The Infinite Museum app allows users to engage with works at Ball State's David Owsley Museum of Art in new ways through use of 1,500 instructive prompts. The calls to action range from light-hearted to introspective and incorporate every part of the museum, including the four new galleries added in 2013.
January 29, 2015
Ball State students have created a new museum exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County in Crawfordsville to illustrate the textile industry in Yountsville.
December 2, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of Ball State students is advancing the dreams of local leaders to turn a retired city bus into a mobile museum exploring the history of civil rights in east central Indiana. When completed in January 2016, the Freedom Bus will visit schools and be made available for other events across the region.
October 14, 2014
"The Circus in Winter" premieres Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 16 at the Chester, Conn.-based Norma Terris Theatre, home theater of Goodspeed Musicals, which has launched some of the world's most famous musicals, including "Annie," "Shenandoah" and "Man of La Mancha." Inspired by a novel of the same name by Ball State English professor Cathy Day, the musical was first created by Ball State students and staged as a university production in 2011.
October 6, 2014
The inaugural Union City Arts Festival will take place Oct. 10-12, celebrating the visual, performing and culinary arts of east central Indiana with the aim of attracting emerging artists to the area. It is the result of an immersive learning partnership between Ball State students and officials in Union City, located about an hour away from the university.
September 30, 2014
Ball State faculty are leading a mission to bring clean drinking water to people living near the top of the world.
September 22, 2014
A year of investigating cold cases around Indiana has resulted in an immersive learning class winning a national award.
September 18, 2014
An immersive learning class led by Chris Flook, a telecommunications instructor, produced a documentary on the Ball brothers.
September 5, 2014
Journalism and telecommunications students in an immersive learning project spent 17 days at the Indiana State Fair, supplying professional media with stories, photos and video.
July 17, 2014
Ball State’s student-managed news organization to find the stories that other media may be missing this year at the Indiana State Fair.
June 24, 2014
Three unpublished works will be performed at this year's first Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival, July 18-20. The ongoing development of "The Circus in Winter" was Ball State's impetus for launching a festival fostering new works of other emerging artists.
June 4, 2014
Musica in Situ is an immersive learning experience for Ball State students wanting to explore the performance of choral music in unique architectural spaces, including historic sites around Indiana. The group's month-long concert series includes venues in Muncie, Bloomington, Gary, Elwood, Richmond and Indianapolis.
April 25, 2014
Ball State students have created a musical examining the history and people of one of Indiana's most popular tourist attractions: scenic Brown County. A reading of "If You Don't Outdie Me" will take place May 1 in the Choral Hall of the Music Instruction Building with additional readings scheduled for May 9-10 at the Brown County Playhouse.
April 22, 2014
Ball State junior Colin Hart is the university's first theater major to be selected as a 2014 Udall Scholar. Hart will receive a $5,000 scholarship and attend a weeklong retreat this summer in Tucson, Ariz., to network with other 2014 Udall Scholars.
April 15, 2014
Heather Platt, who teaches music history in the School of Music, is leading an immersive learning course exploring the interpretive and creative connections between music and paintings. Her students' work will be included as part of a new tour to be offered at the David Owsley Museum of Art.