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Geoff Mearns

Mearns to start at Ball State University on May 15

17th president will guide new strategic plan, build on enrollment successes, and more.

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School of Music students

School of Music prepares for its largest concert ever

Students in the Ball State Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Choirs will get real-world experience when they perform Feb. 26 at the Palladium in Carmel.

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Shafer Tower

Ball State trustees approve paid parental leave

The policy applies to eligible employees upon the birth or adoption of a child.

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