May 16, 2024
Michael Ndemanu, Ball State UniversityDr. Michael T. Ndemanu, associate professor of multicultural education and social foundations at Ball State University’s Teachers College, has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, which is offered by the Institute of International Education.
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.
April 9, 2024
2023 Ball State University Spring Commencement ceremonyBall State University next month will confer approximately 3,000 doctoral, specialist, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees at its 2024 Spring Commencement ceremony. Stedman Graham, a New York Times bestselling author, educator, business advisor, and 1989 Ball State University graduate, will deliver the address to Ball State’s Class of 2024 at the main ceremony.
March 26, 2024
Leo Furlong, Muncie Burris, Ball State PBS Regional Spelling Bee champion, 2024Leo Furlong, a fifth grader at Burris Laboratory School in Muncie, is the champion of the 2024 Ball State PBS Regional Spelling Bee. Mr. Furlong’s winning word was “jalapeño.” The spicy competition, involving nearly 40 spellers from several local school systems, lasted 12 rounds.
February 15, 2024
Ball State University is hosting an event celebrating the legacy of social reformer Frederick Douglass with a special performance, “The Frederick Douglass Jazz Works,” created and composed by Ruth Naomi Floyd.
January 2, 2024
Ball State University, Shafer Tower, 2023Ball State University has been awarded a meaningful grant from the Community-Engaged Alliance that will help empower students and community members through active and informed civic participation.
December 12, 2023
2021 BeneficenceBall State University has received a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to further integrate Science of Reading-aligned principles into the University’s teacher preparation programs.
November 27, 2023
Ball State Teachers College Building, 2023Ball State University’s Teachers College has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon for its project, “Enhancing Competency-Based Approaches to University Pedagogies in Cameroon through Professional Development Workshops.”
August 24, 2023
Ball State Teachers College buildingBall State University’s Department of Special Education and Department of Educational Psychology, both in the University’s Teachers College, were awarded a $1,999,999 grant from the United States Department of Education as part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Special Education Research Grants Program.
August 21, 2023
The Hoosier STEM Academy has been awarded a 2023 STEM Teacher Recruitment Grant for more than $722,000 from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE).
June 15, 2023
Ball State University is hosting 15 Uzbek college students, ages 18-24, and one Uzbek faculty member, June 15-July 6 as part of a new exchange program this Summer.
February 17, 2023
Teacher's College BuildingBall State University Teachers College has joined the Federal Academic Alliance to offer online graduate-level degrees, certificates, licenses, and courses at a reduced cost to 2.1 million Federal Government employees, their spouses, and dependents.
November 10, 2022
Dr. Nick Elam and Chris PaulThe NBA has started using the Elam Ending, created by Ball State professor Dr. Nick Elam, for all overtime contests in its G League, the association’s official minor league basketball organization. The G League will also utilize the Elam Ending for the fourth quarter of its annual NBA G League Winter Showcase in Las Vegas in December.
November 3, 2022
Ball State University’s Teachers College has been awarded a multi-million dollar 2022-2024 Attract, Prepare, Retain (APR) Grant—a federally funded program aimed at recruiting and retaining top teaching talent in Indiana schools.
September 30, 2022
Muncie Community Schools Elementary Classroom 2019Ball State University will play a major role in a first-of-its-kind program in the nation centered on special education after the recent federal approval of a state registered apprenticeship supporting the educator pipeline.
September 28, 2022
Stedman Graham portraitNew York Times bestselling author, educator, business advisor, and Ball State University graduate Stedman Graham ’89 will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State.
September 27, 2022
Ball State student teaching in MuncieBall State University’s Teachers College has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to develop and implement an inclusive approach to identifying and supporting gifted students with disabilities.
September 21, 2022
Ball State Beneficence 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 25, 2022
Ball State University has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, totaling more than $1.3 million over three years, for its project, Civic Renewal through Education for Agency, or CREATE. In cooperation with Muncie Community Schools (MCS), Ball State will develop the project as an innovative approach to instruction, student learning, and professional development in civics that will integrate American history, geography, government, and media literacy.
August 19, 2022
Annie Burns-Hicks, Geoffrey S. MearnsA Ball State University graduate who became a pioneering Black educator and champion of civil rights in Indiana has received one of the University’s highest honors. Annie Burns-Hicks received the President’s Medal of Distinction from Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns in recognition of her historic legal battle to become the first Black school teacher in Hammond, Indiana.
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.
May 6, 2022
MCS BusIn its final meeting of the 2021-22 academic year, the Ball State Board of Trustees heard an update on the University’s groundbreaking partnership with Muncie Community Schools (MCS), and four members of MCS’ Board were reappointed.
April 29, 2022
2022 Teachers College buildingThe Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities and Burris Laboratory School are once again receiving national recognition. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the Indiana Academy (No. 2) and Burris (No. 7) among the top high schools in Indiana in its “2022 Best U.S. High Schools” listing. Both schools are operated by Ball State University’s Teachers College.
March 29, 2022
Ball State Teachers College student teacher 2019Ball State University’s Teachers College today was once again recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its standout graduate degree programs in education.
January 25, 2022
bell tower at sunsetBall State University’s online degree programs in high-demand fields have once again been recognized on a national level by U.S. News & World Report.