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May 17, 2016
The Ball State community mourns the passing of Ronald Venderly, alumnus and benefactor of the university, who died May 12 at age 87 in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Venderly cared passionately about higher education, athletics and the arts.
May 12, 2016
Amanda KedzierskiBall State’s Amanda Kedzierski plans to pursue a career in oceanic and atmospheric science. She recently won the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
May 12, 2016
May 9, 2016
Sursa OrganNine organists from across the country will visit Ball State’s campus May 11-15 for the first Sursa American Organ Competition, an event helping celebrate the 10-year anniversary of David and Mary Jane Sursa’s gift of the concert hall organ that bears their name.
May 6, 2016
Launch FishersProgram places students in the heart of the startup world by stationing them in a co-working space for new companies.
May 6, 2016
Shafer TowerTrustees approve the general fund budget plan for 2016-17, allowing for increased scholarship funds, launching of new College of Health and rewarding meritorious employees.
May 4, 2016
Willie SneadThe Cardinals football standout returned to campus to finish school.
April 30, 2016
Anthony MarquezSenior Anthony Marquez battled a torrent of difficulties before serving in the military. He is about to graduate summa cum laude.
April 28, 2016
More than 80 students spent the past two years transforming a retired city bus into a mobile museum highlighting the stories of east central Indiana residents who worked to advance civil rights in their communities. The Freedom Bus now will begin making stops at summer events including Muncie’s Black Expo, with plans to tour elementary schools, libraries, community centers and other regional destinations this fall.
April 21, 2016
Jennifer Blackmer and a director are meeting with film industry movers and shakers to bring Blackmer’s play about a controversial military science program to the silver screen.
April 19, 2016
Come and see Ball State University's dance concert, “Dancing Towards Change” at University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 27-30.
April 15, 2016
Shafer TowerTrustees accept the master plan proposal, name the presidential search committee and vote to honor Spring Commencement speaker and alumnus Scott McCorkle with an honorary doctor of laws degree.
April 11, 2016
Ball State alumnus Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud, will be the Spring Commencement speaker.
April 7, 2016
Ball State dedicates technologically advanced, student-centered Robert G. Hunt Center for Construction Management.
April 7, 2016
Ball State University is the first higher education institution in the country to earn Quality Matters’ Learner Support Program certification for online programs.
April 6, 2016
The Healthy Community Alliance of Delaware and Blackford Counties will hold community information sessions Thursday, April 14, at 7 a.m. at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital South Tower Atrium and at 6 p.m. at Open Door Health Services, 333 S. Madison St., Muncie, Indiana. RSVP to or 765-747-3420.
April 6, 2016
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry has announced fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The four fellows will work on a pair of partnerships, creating their interdisciplinary products over two semesters of investigation. The projects will focus on water quality and book arts.
March 28, 2016
Bill Jenkins' leadership as chairperson has brought national recognition—and growth—to the Department of Theatre and Dance and Ball State. His commitment has drawn praise from students and colleagues, earning him the 2015 Outstanding Administrator Award.
March 28, 2016
Hairspray cast practicing a dance numberJoin us for Tracy Turnblad’s rise to stardom on the "Corny Collins Show" in Ball State’s production of “Hairspray,” coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. April 1-3 and 5-8, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee April 3 and 10. An 8 p.m. showing also has been scheduled for April 9.
March 28, 2016
The Ball State and Muncie communities are invited to participate in public forums taking place April 21 and 22 to provide input on desired qualities of and areas of emphasis for the new president.
March 25, 2016
Bracken Library imageThe Alexander M. Bracken Library is celebrating its 40th birthday and will have an exhibit “Bracken Library: 40 Years of Service, Innovation, and Growth” from March 25 to May 6.
March 25, 2016
Ball State has partnered with Muncie’s public schools to offer a community class that helps parents of Grades K-12 students learn English. While the adults increase their skills with help from a campus instructor, Ball State students work with and teach their children.
March 17, 2016
Teams of students help communities in Florida, Illinois and Maryland during alternative spring breaks.
March 14, 2016
The Ball State Board of Trustees announces committee chair and plans for open forums.
March 14, 2016
After a national search, Ball State University names Jennifer Bott as dean of the Miller College of Business.
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