News Articles in Building Better Communities

August 7, 2014
Ball State University’s Building Better Communities names Rushville, Jeffersonville, eastern Hamilton/southern Tipton counties and Greater Lafayette/Tippecanoe County as 2014 Primacy of Place Community Award winners.
July 23, 2014
Building Better Communities announced nine finalists of the 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program, which recognizes Indiana communities making innovative strides in improving quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.
February 20, 2014
Four new immersive learning seminars at Ball State's Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry will enhance visitors’ experience at the David Owsley Museum of Art, help launch a traveling museum called Freedom Bus, examine religion in comic books and produce a series of short documentaries on the use of rail-based mass transit systems.
August 8, 2013
July 16, 2013
A new video game produced by Ball State immersive learning students allows schoolchildren to understand the interactions between Middle Mississippians, an early indigenous people.
March 13, 2013
April 3, 2012
The Center for Business and Economic Research has produced a new report with an interactive website that grades Indiana counties by quality-of-life factors, health and economic issues.
May 10, 2011
Historical and cultural sites in southern Indiana are showcased in videos produced by immersive learning students for the 2011 Indiana 500 Tour.
May 9, 2011
video_180.jpgShowcasing many of Indiana's attractive vacation destinations is part of a major effort to boost tourism in the state getting an assist from Ball State immersive learning students.
May 5, 2011
The Virginia Ball Center announces the 2011-12 immersive learning courses available to students.
August 24, 2010
Ball State’s Building Better Communities will offer noncredit computer courses to teach basic computer skills.
November 12, 2009
A partnership between the city of Noblesville, Building Better Communities and Ball State's Center for Historic Preservation is helping downtown shops spruce up their storefronts.
July 27, 2009
greensummit_195.jpgRevitalizing part of economically hard-hit Elkhart County by making it a leader in green technology and manufacturing is the goal of an ongoing immersive learning project in Nappanee, a rural community also still recovering from a devastating tornado in 2007.
June 16, 2009
Ball State partners with Peyton Manning, St. Vincent and Marsh
September 11, 2008
goraskillman195.jpgStatewide institute will provide programs and services for Hoosier communities.
June 6, 2008
Four new fellows have been selected to lead semester-long seminars during the 2008-09 academic year at the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. Their immersive learning seminars will focus on sexual assault, virtual business, interdisciplinary business operations and honeybees.
March 4, 2008
Business Fellows project with the Indiana Foodways Alliance promotes culinary tourism while transforming 19 students into foodies.
December 5, 2007
Through the Business Fellows initiative, Ball State students are creating a sophisticated marketing plan for the Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville.
October 26, 2007
Frank SabatineFrank Sabatine has been appointed the university's new associate vice president of economic development and community engagement.
October 18, 2007
Indiana Department of Homeland Security honors two immersive learning projects.
September 7, 2007
Students have until Sept. 14 to become a participant in the Business Fellows program, one of Ball State's premier immersive learning opportunities.
August 15, 2007
The George and Frances Ball Foundation gives $10.5 million toward the university's efforts to expand immersive learning opportunities and the Honors College.
April 11, 2007
Work of student and faculty members participating in the 2006-07 Business Fellows projects will be showcased April 23 at the Pittenger Student Center.
April 6, 2007
cigarettethumb.jpgBusiness Fellows students are coordinating several awareness programs including a smoke-free day on campus and a lecture by a tobacco company whistleblower.
February 28, 2007
People wanting to know more about coping with grief will be interested in attending the 14th annual Hospice Foundation of America's bereavement teleconference.
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