Ball State University Alma Mater
Gladys Schindler composed the Ball State Alma Mater in 1930, and it's been a feature of commencement ever since.
The Ball State University All-University Marching Band included the Alma Mater in their 1996 recording, The Pride of Mid-America performs the fight songs of the Mid-American Conference. Director Joseph Scagnoli granted the Libraries permission to make a recording of the Alma Mater available.
Listen to the sound recording, or visit Cardinal Scholar to view the score.
Alma Mater Lyrics
Dear Alma Mater hear our vow of faith and trust in thee—
Thy spirit hovers near us now and through eternity—
Thy colors true of red and white shall e'er exalted be—
We'll honor thee both day and night. Dear Alma Mater we love thee.