Ball State students study poverty's effects in four-part radio show

Topics: Immersive Learning, Teachers College, College of Communication Information and Media

April 20, 2007

Eva Zygmunt-Fillwalk
<b>Eva Zygmunt-Fillwalk guided a student-driven project about the devastating impact of poverty for a seminar at the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry.</b>
Ten Ball State students are hoping to change the public's preconceived ideas about poverty though a four-part radio series they produced as part of a Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry semester-long project.

The students created "Voice and Vision: Poverty from the Inside Out" with the assistance of Eva Zygmunt-Fillwalk, a Ball State assistant professor of elementary education.

Working with Indiana Public Radio and Muncie's TEAMwork for Quality Living, the students developed the radio series to raise awareness and solicit increased community commitment toward eliminating poverty - one individual, one family at a time.

The students' radio shows will premiere at 6:45 p.m. April 26 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St., Muncie. Refreshments will be provided during a 6 p.m. reception. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For reservations, call (765) 287-0117 or e-mail

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