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National Recognition in Glass

The opening of the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass provides a comprehensive educational opportunity in the arts through an intensive studio environment. The center opened in conjunction with the creation of a bachelor of fine arts in glass, and in fall 2011, a master of fine arts program, the first of its kind in Indiana.

The Glick Center features three glass furnaces with temperatures of more than 2,000 degrees, an area for hot-glass instruction and glass blowing, as well as kiln-working and lamp- working cold shop for cutting, engraving, and finishing pieces. The center also provides numerous community outreach initiatives.

The center is Ball State’s second new academic building within three years. In 2007, the David Letterman Communication and Media Building opened. It features a $1 million production complex and cutting-edge equipment including two recording studios, two control rooms, two isolation rooms, and five editing suites.

Goal 4, Objective E: By 2012, construct two new academic buildings.