June 9, 2021
The 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.
April 20, 2021
This afternoon, the jury rendered a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer.
April 8, 2021
Ball State University is disbursing nearly $8 million in federal financial aid to eligible students.
April 1, 2021
Governor Holcomb announced some important changes to his Executive Order regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The amended order converts the current face mask covering mandate to a state mask advisory,
March 26, 2021
Ball State University’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal during Friday’s meeting to dedicate Ginn Woods as a state nature preserve.
March 3, 2021
Ball State plans for in-person Commencement Exercises in May, marking the return of a cherished University tradition.
February 25, 2021
Digital media executive and alumnus Timothy Andrews, ’84, hopes a gift to the Multicultural Center contributes to Ball State’s welcoming culture for everyone.
January 21, 2021
The Ball State Foundation is honoring the organization’s longtime legal counsel Jon Moll and his late wife through contributions to the Jon and Barbara Moll Scholarship, initiated by legal firm Defur Voran of Muncie.
October 27, 2020
Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns talks about how Ball State is making big strides in developing its students to be as attractive as possible to potential employers by placing a higher emphasis on Lifetime Learning and expanding its presence in Indianapolis.
October 20, 2020
David Letterman joins Peyton Manning on Ball State University’s campus to film a new episode of “Peyton’s Places,” a documentary style show hosted by the former NFL quarterback.
October 7, 2020
Ball State’s partnership with Muncie Community Schools is the subject of the second Fall semester broadcast of “Cardinal Compass: Campus and Community Conversations” on October 16.
September 25, 2020
A grant from the Lilly Endowment will create First-Year Flight, designed to enhance student engagement in the first year.
September 17, 2020
University’s response to COVID-19 is the subject of the first Fall semester broadcast of “Cardinal Compass: Campus and Community Conversations” on Sept. 18.
September 10, 2020
Due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19, and the state’s extended guidelines, which continue to prohibit social gatherings larger than 250 people, it is no longer feasible for Ball State to hold Commencement ceremonies on the scheduled date. In order to enable people to make appropriate plans, the University has also decided to postpone its December 2020 Commencement ceremony.
August 21, 2020
Ball State custodian Steve Smith’s kindness motivated a student to stay in school; now Smith has been recognized with one of the University’s top honors.
June 19, 2020
Board of Trustees approved a continuing spending resolution today that will prioritize funding for academic programs while investing in health and safety measures.
May 28, 2020
Many students have told us that they value the personal educational experiences that we provide at Ball State University.
May 27, 2020
Ball State students will return to campus for classes on August 24, as scheduled.
May 22, 2020
Jean Crosby will serve as the next President of the Ball State University Foundation and the Vice President of University Advancement, effective immediately.
May 15, 2020
Read President Geoffrey S. Mearns' statement about the Spring and Summer 2020 Commencement exercises.
May 14, 2020
President Mearns provides some additional information about our University’s finances and how we are developing our operating budget for next fiscal year.
May 6, 2020
Now that an unprecedented Spring semester has come to a successful conclusion, this message provides some additional information about our plans for the future.
April 22, 2020
Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns provides an update on the University’s plans to celebrate Commencement.