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Open Projects

Spring 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 resource 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!

Ball State to Broadway
This course is part of a three-year (at present) journey documenting the musical The Circus In Winter as it prepares for its Broadway debut, projected to be in spring, 2016. This will require film teams going to the various regional locations (Connecticut, Texas, Illinois) to follow three Ball State alums who have been, continue to be, and (in one case) are struggling to be attached to the show.

For more information, contact Sonny Wingler, Department of Telecommunications. Apply Now!

Cold Case Delaware County: Making a Difference for Families and the Local Criminal Justice System
Would you like to help make a difference in the local criminal justice system and in the lives of family members of murder victims? Cold Case Homicides are difficult and painful for law enforcement and family survivors alike. Such cases can go unsolved for years and even decades. Building on previous successful and award winning projects, this effort will partner with the Muncie Police Department, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department, and the Delaware County Coroner’s Office on unsolved murders to provide meaningful products intended to assist these agencies with cold case homicide visibility. A significant problem with the visibility of cold case homicides rests with the “staying power” of public information about cases and gaining valuable intelligence. The project team with construct detailed case reports on unsolved homicide cases from case files and interviews and will also produce video public service announcements in an effort to generate tips on local unsolved homicides. Reliable transportation is required. Experience with videography, video editing, and video construction is preferred but not required. The project is open to all majors.

For more information, contact Bryan Byers, Department of Criminal Justice Criminology. Apply now!

 
Indiana State Parks Phone App
The Indiana State Parks will celebrate their 100th birthday in 2016, at the same time the state celebrates the bicentennial. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has asked BSU students to create driving/walking tours to allow the park visitors, via smart phones, to learn the cultural history of the state parks. 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 resource management, telecommunication, or related fields are welcome to apply. Students need to have two professional references and a desire to work with State Park content to interview for this class.

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

 
Meals on Wheels Muncie Inc.

This project team will work with Meals on Wheels of Muncie Inc., a community program designed to deliver meals to homebound persons unable to prepare their own balanced meals. Students will create a website that presents videos and graphic content telling the stories of those served and providing an understanding of what encourages those who serve to make driving through all kinds of weather to get hot meals to those who need them. This course is useful for students in telecommunications, gerontology, social work, adult and community education, and psychology but is open to students from any discipline.

For more information, contact Michael Lee or Maria Williams-Hawkins, Department of Telecommunications. Apply now!