News Articles in Alumni

August 21, 2014
Ball State has announced the names of high-achieving students who've captured top national honors during the 2013-14 academic year.
January 14, 2013
Funds donated to the Emens Scholarship in honor of Ball State University Foundation president emeritus.
October 18, 2012
West Lafayette, Ind., businessman Mark Holden gives Ball State $1 million to build the Holden Strategic Communications Center and launch the Unified Media Lab.
October 8, 2012
Vice president emeritus Robert E. Linson has donated $25,000 through his estate to increase funds for a scholarship assisting Ball State students involved in alumni activities.
September 28, 2012
Late Muncie resident and Burris alumnus William F. Stout has donated $25,000 through his estate to increase funds for scholarships assisting Ball State students in journalism and medical education.
September 12, 2012
oneill.jpgThe Ball State University Foundation on Sept. 12 hired Cheri O'Neill as its incoming president and chief executive officer. O'Neill will begin her work at the Ball State University Foundation on Jan. 1, 2013.
August 29, 2012
In honor of Miller College of Business professor William Moser, Ball State alumnus Robert Shipley has dedicated $50,000 to create a scholarship recognizing Moser’s contribution to Ball State University.
August 6, 2012
Stroh_Julie3_180.jpgBall State University today announced the appointment of Julie C. Stroh as executive director of alumni programs. Stroh, currently senior director of alumni programs at the University of Miami, will begin her new job on Aug. 31.
July 30, 2012
The Ball State Backyard is back for guests to visit at this year's 156th Indiana State Fair Aug. 3-19, including Ball State Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 in the Agriculture-Horticulture building.
May 23, 2012
Robert E. "Bob" Linson, vice president emeritus for university relations at Ball State and director emeritus of the Ball State Foundation, has died. He was 89.
March 7, 2012
Alumna Georgia M. Burns has donated more than $76,000 through her estate to establish three scholarships that will assist Ball State students.
March 5, 2012
The Lindsay "Spike" Van Dyke Scholarship in Lighting Design and Technology has been established by gifts in excess of $25,000 from friends and family of Lindsay Van Dyke.
March 2, 2012
Kelli and G. Steven Burrill have committed $50,000 to establish the Burrill Scholarship to recruit outstanding students to Ball State.
January 27, 2012
Ball State Board of Trustees approve conferral of an honorary doctor of arts degree to two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster, the university's May Commencement speaker and significant contributor to the enrichment of Ball State performing arts students.
January 26, 2012
sutton180.jpgTony Award-winning star Sutton Foster is co-directing Ball State's production of "The Drowsy Chaperone," which opens on the University Theatre stage Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled Feb. 10-11 and 15-18, with a matinee scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12.
January 24, 2012
Alumni Keith Greenwalt and Marla Templeton have donated more than $50,000 to provide support for Ball State's women's and men's volleyball programs.
January 23, 2012
Alumni Walter and Juanita Young have donated more than $63,000 through a gift of their estate to establish the Walter M. Young and Juanita A. Young Huntington County Scholarship to assist Ball State students from the county.
January 17, 2012
Alumna Grace Jackson donated more than $215,000 through her estate to establish the Grace Jackson Teachers College Scholarship to assist students at Ball State University.
January 17, 2012
The Thomas J. Kinghorn Scholarship has been established with more than $35,000 in contributions.
November 18, 2011
In honor of A. Umit Taftali, one of Ball State University's most noted alumni, J. Richard Emens and Beatrice Emens Wolper have contributed $25,000 to create a scholarship recognizing Taftali's dedication to the university and the Ball State University Foundation
November 7, 2011
Ball State University alumnus and CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman will return to campus Dec. 2 for a conversation with MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow.
September 23, 2011
The Ball State Bold capital campaign raised more than $210.8 million to benefit students.
August 22, 2011
Noted Ball State alumnus, Kent "Oz" Nelson has committed $250,000 to create a scholarship fund to support the Emens Scholarship program for incoming freshmen at Ball State University.
July 25, 2011
The Ball State Backyard is back for guests to visit at this year’s 155th Indiana State Fair Aug. 5-21, including Ball State Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Agriculture-Horticulture building.
July 22, 2011
Ball State Board of Trustees waived fees for the three children of fallen Muncie fireman Scott Davis and named the art museum and greenhouse after benefactors.
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