News Articles in March 2008

March 31, 2008
University SingersBall State University Singers will perform a collection of music for all ages and songs for every occasion at the 44th annual University Singers Spectacular.
March 31, 2008
Sociology professor Rachel Kraus finds that belly dancing is spiritual for three-fourths of those who participate in the ancient activity.
March 31, 2008
Working through the Institute for Digital Fabrication, undergraduate and graduate students created an exhibit for the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
March 31, 2008
After a national search, Ball State officials appoint Robert Morris, a professor of chemistry, from interim to permanent associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School.
March 28, 2008
The journalism department's Professionals-in-Residence lecture series will feature Lee Hill Kavanaugh, reporter for the Kansas City Star and winner of the 2008 Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award.
March 27, 2008
Helping young people improve their health is the goal of strength researcher David Pearson, who is posting his research about exercise and diet on a new Web site.
March 27, 2008
More than 60,000 schoolchildren will be "flying high" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., while participating in a virtual visit to the annual Smithsonian Kite Festival as Ball State presents its next Electronic Field Trip.
March 26, 2008
Fifth annual copyright conference to be held April 23 at the Alumni Center, focusing on how intellectual property can be used properly in educational settings.
March 25, 2008
RFKII200.jpgRetired journalism professor Earl Conn played a pivotal role in bringing Robert F. Kennedy to campus in 1968. Forty years after the historic visit of the then-Democratic presidential candidate on the same day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Conn and other Ball State faculty recall their involvement with a variety of emotions.
March 24, 2008
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton will campaign on behalf of her mother, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, on Tuesday, March 25, in the Art and Journalism Building Atrium.
March 21, 2008
The College of Fine Arts and the Institute for Digital Entertainment and Education are teaming up with Clothespin Productions to create a professionally produced commercial film — and they need actors and production crew.
March 21, 2008
As escalating health care expenditures nationwide cause employers to hike medical premiums by double-digit percentages in many cases, the Ball State Board of Trustees has approved increases of just 3 percent for most employees — and even rate reductions for some others. A new student-inspired academic honor code also was approved by the board at its most recent meeting.
March 20, 2008
ProfessorgarfieldLeading experts will discuss overcoming dyslexia, learning to read and succeeding in the digital age during Professor Garfield's Digital Imagination Symposium April 2 in Indianapolis.
March 20, 2008
secondlife200.jpgThe Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation at Ball State is capitalizing on its success with 3-D animation and virtual applications and exporting it into Second Life.
March 17, 2008
Collegiate entrepreneurs will speed around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on March 28 while attempting to convince judges that their business idea belongs in Victory Lane.
March 12, 2008
Brady KneppFreshman Brady Knepp is featured in "100 Young Americans," a book by Michael Franzini capturing today's youth culture through photography.
March 11, 2008
Otis ~~~Doc~~~ BowenTribute dinner honoring former Indiana Gov. Otis R. “Doc” Bowen will celebrate his 90th birthday.
March 10, 2008
Taking a proactive approach with its students has helped Ball State minimize illegal downloading and file-sharing of music and other digital content on campus.
March 6, 2008
Faculty and students are developing an interface for the smaller screens of the iPhone and iTouch for the next generation of interactive television.
March 6, 2008
Estate gift establishes a family and consumer sciences scholarship.
March 6, 2008
A $25,000 scholarship fund has been established by economics professor Chu-Yuan Cheng and his wife, Alice, to provide scholarships to incoming freshmen majoring in economics or mathematical economics.
March 5, 2008
University College is accepting nominations for the Lawhead Teaching Award in General Education, which recognizes contributions to University Core Curriculum.
March 4, 2008
Business Fellows project with the Indiana Foodways Alliance promotes culinary tourism while transforming 19 students into foodies.
March 4, 2008
Ball State joins 90 other colleges and universities in a new pilot program to make campus life more sustainable.
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