News Articles in 2008

December 29, 2008
The International School of Columbus, Indiana, will open its doors in fall 2009 following approval of its charter by Ball State.
December 19, 2008
The Ball State Board of Trustees approves up to $29 million in bond financing for the new Student Recreation and Wellness Facility currently under construction as well as the creation of a new bachelor of science in sales degree.
December 19, 2008
A group of faculty and staff is coordinating with one of the nation's leading emergency communications organizations to improve 9-1-1 service during disasters.
December 18, 2008
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels reappoints Hollis E. Hughes Jr. to another four-year-term on the Ball State University Board of Trustees. Hughes has served as secretary of the board since 2006.
December 15, 2008
Blaine Bishop, a 1993 Ball State alumnus and 10-year veteran of the National Football League, will be the principal speaker at Ball State University's annual Winter Commencement on Dec. 20. President Jo Ann M. Gora will present him with the President's Medal of Distinction and award two honorary degrees during the ceremony.
December 12, 2008
Museum of Art exhibitions will feature Fantasy and Fairy Tales and Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie Taylor from Jan. 16 through March 22.
December 11, 2008
russia195.jpgStellar piano performances yield international honors for two School of Music students.
December 11, 2008
School of Music students internationally honored
December 11, 2008
Entrepreneurship professor Michael Goldsby will lead the Miller College of Business' nationally recognized center.
December 8, 2008
Phil Repp, recognized by Campus Technology magazine as one of its 2008 innovators of the year for the development of Ball State's Digital Corps, has been appointed vice president for information technology at the university. As such, he will be an even more prominent figure in Ball State's recently announced Emerging Media Initiative that seeks to invest more than $17 million in developing human capital for an important and growing segment of Indiana's economy.
December 5, 2008
PresMueller195.jpgThe naming of the Music Instruction Building's lobby is in recognition of a recent gift from Erwin Mueller, a faculty member who recently celebrated 50 years at Ball State.
December 4, 2008
Students participating in latest Virginia Ball Center project have created a documentary examining issues related to the handling of sexual assault casework.
December 4, 2008
The Ball State University Foundation has appointed Jeffrey Lang as vice president of operations and treasurer.
December 3, 2008
University plans to invest $17.7 million to extend faculty expertise and student opportunities in emerging media. The new initiative will build human capital and expand Ball State’s contributions to Indiana’s changing economy.
December 1, 2008
David195.jpgGift from late night television host and alumnus David Letterman endows a new distinguished lecture and workshop series focusing on the future of communications.
November 26, 2008
New survey asks Hoosiers what they think are the top priorities for Indiana lawmakers when the General Assembly convenes in 2009.
November 26, 2008
Just like their counterparts at ESPN, Ball State students are producing content from university sporting events for a variety of platforms.
November 24, 2008
The final home football game on Nov. 25 has been switched to 7 p.m. and will air on ESPN2. Ball State officials are looking forward to seeing a full stadium of screaming, chirping Cardinal fans.
November 20, 2008
Ball State has collaborated with Lifeworks iCan Health Coaching from Ceridian to provide free and confidential health coaching for employees.
November 20, 2008
A collection of dances, "The Devil Made Me Dance," traces the devil's journey through time with stunning choreography and skillful movement.
November 18, 2008
dougjohns195.JPG'My Name is Jerry' star returns to campus
November 14, 2008
andrew2_195.jpgBall State student Andrew Schilling was one of five college students selected as a Red Bull First Person. As a winner, he went skydiving and base jumping with world-class athletes sponsored by the company.
November 14, 2008
A $50,000 gift from alumni Richard "Dick" and Cinda Hibschman will fund a scholarship assisting incoming and transfer students majoring in elementary education.
November 14, 2008
Chirp195.JPGDigital Corps students have developed an application for fans of Ball State's nationally ranked football team to that allows their iPhones and iPods to chirp.
November 14, 2008
Joyce95.JPGBall State alumna Joyce Dewitt, one of the stars of the hit 1970s TV comedy "Three's Company," will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 in University Theatre.
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