Home to more than 400 students, Howick/Williams is a popular living environment for returning students and freshmen. The halls feature rectangular double rooms for students. Lounge space, areas for meetings and presentations, along with a computer lab/technology center, fitness room, and a laundry facility that uses a card reader and Wash Alert are available for students living in the building to use. Furniture in Howick/Williams is stackable with desks, chairs, beds, dressers, and wardrobes for each resident. Along with a phone jack, one wired Ethernet outlet is available in student rooms, and wireless Internet service is available throughout the building. Noyer Centre dining unit is located on the main level of the complex, while nearby are Micro Café and Woodworth Commons.
Howick/Williams is home to men studying in the Nursing Living-Learning Community through the School of Nursing and men and women studying in the Design Living-Learning Community through Family and Consumer Science.
HistoryHowick/Williams was named for two men who were involved with Ball State during its early history.Harry Howick was the dean of men and a professor of physics at Ball State from 1921 to 1953. A man of character and high ideals, he gave much to the college and to the young men with whom he was associated in campus life and fraternities. Paul B. Williams was the head of the physical education department from 1921 to 1958 and the coach of the Ball State Cardinals football team in 1924-25. A sportsman and a gentleman, he brought the college physical education department two fine attributes: a keen interest in competitive sports and a personal interest in the benefits of a good physical education program for all students.
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