Sponsored by the Meyer family and other donors, the Bruce F. and Ildiko B. Meyer Endowed Lecture Fund provides financial support for the Honors College to host a lecture series in memory of the late Professor Bruce Meyer and his wife, Ildiko.
Bruce Meyer, who died in 1998, joined the Ball State architecture faculty in 1973. He was named interim dean of the Honors College in 1996 and was appointed dean in 1997. He also was director of the Whitinger Scholars program and previously served as acting associate dean and assistant to the dean in the College of Architecture and Planning.
Ildiko B. Meyer, who died in 1999, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah and received a master's degree in psychology from Ball State. She had been a school psychologist for New Castle and Muncie Community Schools. She was a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and the American Horticultural Society.
Meyer Lecturers 2002-03 Bharati Mukherjee, distinguished professor of English, University of California at Berkeley, “American Transformations”2003-04 Giuseppe Morganti, superintendency of archaeology, Roman Forum, “The Emperor’s Garden: Archaeological Heritage and Urban Development in Rome from the 19th Century to the Year 2000”2004-05 Alvin H. Rosenfeld, director of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, “Anne Frank and the Politics of Holocaust Memory”2005-06 David F. Bright, professor of classics and comparative literature, Emory University, “Odysseus off the Map: From Lilliput to Outer Space”2006-07 Alba Sanchez, writer, actress, and comedian, “The Bronx Witch Project,” a one-woman show2007-08 James R. Dow, university professor of German emeritus and Guggenheim Felllow, Iowa State University, “German and Austrian Nazis Reinvent the Past Through Folklore and Linguistics”2008-2009 Doug Jones, Hollywood actor and Ball State alumnus, "Identity: The Man and the Mask." Co-sponsored by the Alice Proctor Killey Fund and the Ball State University Emens Professorship2009-2010 Barbara A. Shailor, deputy provost for the arts, Yale University. "Medieval Manuscripts and the American Dream of Democracy: The Life of Otto Ege." 2011-2012 Nancy Sultan, professor and director of Greek and Roman Studies, Illinois Wesleyan University. "Jackie Onassis and the Classical Tradition."
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