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Open Projects

Summer 2015

Assessing Business Success and Stability in Distressed Neighborhoods - Summer I & II
Habitat for Humanity has begun a process of Neighborhood Revitalization in its service area.  Focusing on South Central Neighborhood and Thomas Park/Avondale Neighborhood and changing the look and feel of a critical mass of the residences in the target area can achieve significant impact. One element that has been ignored in many programs to date is the businesses that are located in target neighborhoods.  The main goal of the project would be to survey the businesses in the target revitalization area to determine the characteristics of the neighborhood that are impacting businesses both positively and negatively.

For more information, contact Ray Montagno, Miller College of Business. Apply now!

Beech Grove Book and Phone App - Summer II
Muncie’s Beech Grove Cemetery Board has asked Ball State students to create a book about the people who came from Muncie and made contributions as state, national, and international citizens and to transfer that content into a walking tour to allow visitors to access that information via smartphones. Students who have an interest in animation, anthropology, art, communication, computer science, English, graphic design, geography, history, historic preservation, interpretation, journalism, landscape architecture, natural resources and environmental management, telecommunications, or related fields are welcome to apply. Students need to have two professional references and a desire to work with Muncie content to interview for this class.  This summer portion of the project will build on the work of the previous group and focus mostly on the mobile experience.

For more information, contact Ron Morris, Department of History. Apply now!

High Riding Art and Equestrian Camp - Summer I
ALL MAJORS WELCOME
The Blackford County High Riding Art and Equestrian Day Camp project will offer authentic experiences for students who may seek to design and implement a day camp program. The students in this project will study psychological, environmental, and cultural factors that contribute to mild and moderate disabilities, and characteristics of individuals with disabilities. Working collaboratively with schools, local service providers, and several community agencies and nonprofit organizations, the students will then plan and implement a two-week long program for children with disabilities. The camp will include horseback riding, art experiences, science, technology, sports, and other enrichment activities. Themed activities will fill each day, culminating in a family carnival. Preliminary planning meetings for this project will be held during spring semester. Content will be online during May, culminating in the camp late June. Presence on campus will only be required during the two weeks of camp and a few days prior.All majors are welcome, as varied skill sets are needed for this camp.

For more information, contact Ruth Jones, Teachers College. Apply now!

 

Fall 2015

Beech Grove Book and Phone App
Muncie’s Beech Grove Cemetery Board has asked Ball State students to create a book about the people who came from Muncie and made contributions as state, national, and international citizens and to transfer that content into a walking tour to allow visitors to access that information via smartphones. Students who have an interest in animation, anthropology, art, communication, computer science, English, graphic design, geography, history, historic preservation, interpretation, journalism, landscape architecture, natural resources and environmental management, telecommunications, or related fields are welcome to apply. Students need to have two professional references and a desire to work with Muncie content to interview for this class.

For more information, contact Ron Morris, Department of History. Apply now