Woodworth Complex features rectangular double rooms for students. Furniture is stackable with desks, chairs, beds, dressers, and closet space for each resident. Watch our video on how to arrange the furniture in your room.Along with a phone jack, one wired Ethernet outlet is available in student rooms, and wireless Internet service is available throughout the building. You can take advantage of laundry facilities that use card readers and Wash Alert, which tells you if a washer or dryer is available.Woodworth is also the home to female students participating in the Nursing Living-Learning Community. Just downstairs is the recently renovated Woodworth Commons, a popular food court offering a variety of choices. Also within a short walk are the dining units Noyer Centre, The Atrium, and Bookmark Café at Bracken Library. HistoryWoodworth and its halls were named for five wives of the Ball brothers, the Muncie industrialists who founded Ball State. Frances Woodworth Ball was the wife of George A. Ball. She was a very positive person who had her own opinions and was usually well-versed on the subjects she would address. Emma Wood Ball was the wife of William C. Ball and was a descendant of an old New England family. A native of Concord, Mississippi, she graduated from the Concord Ladies Seminary. Her family then moved to Buffalo, New York, where she met and married William Ball in 1890. They lived there until moving to Muncie in 1896. Elizabeth Brady Ball was the wife of Frank C. Ball. A native of Muncie, Elizabeth (known as “Bessie”) Brady received a thorough education from her mother who expected her children to be extremely well-educated and sensitive to visual arts and music. Sarah Rogers Ball was the wife of Lucius Lorenzo Ball. She is remembered for her “jolly sense of humor.” She enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends and was an extremely caring person.Bertha Crosley Ball was the wife of Edmund B. Ball. She was the only daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Marion Crosley. Her mother was one of America’s first female travel agents and planned tours of Europe, Africa, and the Orient. Bertha graduated from Vassar College in 1898 and was president of her class. Her family was also involved in the automobile industry and in the manufacture of electrical appliances.
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