October 3, 2013
Ball State University is embracing all things Wizard of Oz with its “There’s No Place Like Homecoming” theme as the campus community prepares to celebrate the 87 year of this annual, weeklong tradition. Homecoming events begin Oct. 7 and culminate Oct. 12, when the Ball State Cardinals host the Kent State Golden Flashes at 3 p.m. in Scheumann Stadium.
August 19, 2013
During the 2012-13 academic year, Ball State University students captured a total of 16 major national scholarships and/or fellowships.
August 12, 2013
Ball State University will deploy large high-definition video boards at Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena. Fans will see replays, interviews and special features during games on the screens, leased from a Pendleton, Ind., company.
March 1, 2013
Retired faculty members Don and Sue Whitaker have donated $25,000 to establish the Donald R. and Sue H. Whitaker Scholar-Athlete Endowment for incoming freshmen.
February 18, 2013
A contingent of Ball State University faculty will travel to the Middle East in mid-March for the final phase of an international program to strengthen ties between the United States and Jordan.
February 8, 2013
Trustees approve honorary degree for U.N. Under-Secretary-General and alumnus Jeffrey Feltman, room and board rates.
April 24, 2012
Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and businessman and philanthropist Leland Boren will receive honorary degrees; longtime tennis coach Bill Richards will receive the President's Medal.
April 16, 2012
President Jo Ann M. Gora announces Notre Dame Deputy Director of Athletics Bill Scholl will take the helm as Ball State's new director of intercollegiate athletics.
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.
November 21, 2011
Ball State faculty will use soccer to improve relations between Americans and Jordanians, thanks to a grant from the U.S. State Department.
March 28, 2011
The campus community is invited to review and comment on Ball State University's athletics self-study draft report for NCAA certification at www.bsu.edu/ncaastudy. The public feedback period ends April 1.
January 21, 2011
Ball State graduate William A. McClain, a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, has been presented the university's President's Medal of Distinction.
November 4, 2010
The Ball State community pauses to remember Janice Ball Fisher, daughter of Edmund B. Ball, one of the five industrialist brothers who were the original sponsors of the university, and wife of the late John Fisher, another towering figure in the history of the institution.
August 26, 2010
Among Ball State's newest buildings, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center being dedicated Sept. 1 exemplifies the university's commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles.
August 9, 2010
Former senior White House aide Karl Rove will speak at Ball State Sept. 13, beginning a series of appearances on campus this fall that includes WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings as well as "Murderball" star and "Gimp" author Mark Zupan.
July 23, 2010
A committee representing broad participation from the campus community will conduct a routine assessment of the Ball State athletics program. The review must be conducted in 10-year cycles at all NCAA Division I institutions to validate alignment with the Association's goals and standards. A positive outcome would result in recertification of Ball State's participation in NCAA intercollegiate play.
April 19, 2010
Ball State will recognize alumna Angela Ahrendts, head of British luxury brand Burberry, and longtime friend and benefactor of the university John Scheumann during annual spring Commencement exercises on May 8. Ahrendts will be the day's principal speaker and recipient of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, while Scheumann will be presented with the President's Medal of Distinction.
January 27, 2010
Vanessa Virbitsky will spend three weeks at the 21st Olympic Winter Games guiding American athletes through the avalanche of news media interviews that follow a medal-winning performance.
September 25, 2009
Ball State celebrates more than 80 years of Homecoming tradition with the “Best Week Ever” theme.
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.
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 14, 2008
Digital 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.
October 3, 2008
Four students balance studies while living life as Colts cheerleaders.