News Articles in April 2008

April 29, 2008
A new immersive learning experience for biology students at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is creating new zoologists.
April 28, 2008
Ball State Judo Club member Mohamed Goodwin wins award at National Collegiate Championship.
April 23, 2008
Diane Auer Jones, who as U.S. assistant secretary for postsecondary education is responsible for developing higher education policy and legislative proposals for the Bush administration, will be the principal speaker during Ball State's annual spring commencement on May 3. Indianapolis civic leader Dennis Bland also will be honored, along with former faculty member Steve Bell and Vectren Corp. Chairman and Class of 1970 alumnus Niel C. Ellerbrook.
April 22, 2008
A new study finds that the success rate for pet adoptions can be improved if the personalities and needs of potential owners are taken into consideration.
April 22, 2008
Electric CarJagjeet Singh Chahal's winning entry in the Miles Revolution Video Contest netted him a scholarship and Ball State a new car.
April 22, 2008
Sophomore Erin Neufer received the Margolis Scholarship based on her performance at this month's 40th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Irene Ryan Acting Competition.
April 21, 2008
A $1 million gift from Lilly Endowment Inc. will be used to support the Bowen Center for Public Affairs.
April 21, 2008
Schoolchildren from around the country will have the opportunity to explore Everglades National Park while learning about invasive species, habitat restoration and conservation.
April 18, 2008
Bob Compton"Two Million Minutes" compares and contrasts the high school education experiences of students in India, China and the United States. Its creator, Bob Compton, will visit Ball State April 22 for a screening of the documentary.
April 16, 2008
Ball State's graduate programs in education have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings.
April 12, 2008
Barack Obama~~~s visit comes 40 years after RFK came to campaign at Ball StateDemocratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama addressed thousands of supporters at Ball State on April 12, urging them to "reclaim the American Dream" by putting aside the politics of tearing people down in favor of government that lifts the country up.
April 11, 2008
Ball State's debate team wins its second national title since 2005, besting 40 other teams.
April 11, 2008
The theme of this year's annual Earth Week, "No Student Left Inside," aims to encourage students of all ages to head outside and appreciate nature.
April 11, 2008
A new study says that Indianapolis could reap $365 million for hosting the 2012 Super Bowl.
April 10, 2008
For the ninth consecutive year, The Ball State Daily News has been recognized with Gold Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The Daily News was the only newspaper this year to win two Gold Crowns, the organization's top honor.
April 10, 2008
The Ball State University Foundation has appointed staff member Thomas Heck as the organization's first chief investment officer (CIO) to better help the foundation focus on investment gains.
April 10, 2008
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will lead a town hall style meeting in Ball State's Irving Gymnasium April 12, as he continues his quest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
April 10, 2008
Fourteen students traveled to Guatemala over spring break with the Timmy Foundation to provide medical assistance to those in need.
April 9, 2008
Entrepreneurship student Matt Bare recently claimed victory in his second major business plan competition. His first place pitch at the Nascent 500, he received $10,000, a jug of milk and a ride in a pace car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
April 9, 2008
Yoon Mi LimThe last performance of the academic year showcasing the Sursa Family Concert Organ and the talent of Yoon-Mi Lim will be April 13 at Sursa Performance Hall in Ball State's Music Instruction Building. The concert is free and open to the public.
April 7, 2008
Taking ibuprofen and acetaminophen on a daily basis may substantially increase the amount of quadriceps muscle mass and strength gained.
April 7, 2008
In its March 13 issue, renowned weekly science journal Nature published a study co-authored by Melody Bernot, assistant professor of biology.
April 4, 2008
Chef Jason ReynoldsBall State chef Jason Reynolds won the National Association of College and University Food Services regional cooking competition at Purdue University and will go on to compete in Washington.
April 4, 2008
For the first time in school history, Ball State's College Bowl team will compete in the National College Bowl Tournament April 25-27 at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
April 3, 2008
Art dealer and Ball State alumnus John Surovek commissioned a sculpted portrait of his former professor, Alice Nichols, to be unveiled this month outside the Ball State University Museum of Art. Surovek credits Nichols with helping him graduate from the university in 1968.
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