News Articles in College of Sciences and Humanities
October 5, 2015
A new study establishes standards for cardiorespiratory fitness.
September 30, 2015
The National Endowment for the Humanities is singling out two Ball State projects — What Middletown Read and The Real Buffalo Bill — as among the most significant the agency has funded in its first 50 years.
September 28, 2015
A 90-day stint at the bottom of the world was an amazing experience for geologist Carolyn Dowling, who is studying how various chemicals break down rocks in Antarctica and comparing the process to inhabited areas.
July 23, 2015
Ball State students have created a website that allows visitors to Beech Grove Cemetery to take a walking tour to explore and learn about the historical figures buried at the site.
July 20, 2015
Ball State’s Lee Florea will embark on a trip of a lifetime—collecting data from inside an ice cave within a glacier atop Mount Rainier. The assistant professor of geology, other researchers and cavers will examine the effect of global climate change and how life can thrive in extreme conditions, including on other planets.
July 15, 2015
Ball State leads the state in improvement of on-time graduation rates, says ICHE report.
June 22, 2015
Ball State student Sarah Ashcraft won a national scholarship created by journalist Katie Couric. The psychology major is using her award to pursue her dream of helping others.
May 12, 2015
A new phone app produced by an immersive learning experience at Ball State leads visitors on guided tours that highlight the cultural history of Indiana State Parks.
April 30, 2015
An immersive learning class is ready to premiere “Indiana Crossrails: A Transit Choice,” the centerpiece of a campaign to raise awareness of Hoosiers about rail transportation.
April 22, 2015
Children will soon be able to solve science and engineering issues facing astronauts on the International Space Station thanks to a new game created by Ball State University students.
April 6, 2015
Biologist Gary Dodson and a Ball State alumna have been able to measure the rate of color change in the body of a spider species. The females blend in with the backgrounds where they hunt prey, but their many suitors still manage to find them.
March 13, 2015
A faculty-student research team will return to Mount Everest in May to continue their studies on the extent of drinking water contamination from human waste on the world’s tallest mountain.
February 24, 2015
Alumna Kimberly Howe-Ferguson, ’07, saw young people leaving the ‘system’ with few job or life skills. So she decided to change that.
January 29, 2015
Ball State students have created a new museum exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County in Crawfordsville to illustrate the textile industry in Yountsville.
December 1, 2014
A new report finds more than one in 10 Indiana adolescents is a victim of dating violence, which endangers their health and well-being.
November 6, 2014
A new exhibit, “Passenger Pigeons,” opens this month at Minnetrista, featuring the work of Honors College students in a colloquium focused on the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction.
November 6, 2014
Written by Jill Christman, an English professor, “Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood” examines how colleges allowed undergraduates to practice their newly acquired mothering skills on orphaned infants.
October 15, 2014
Ball State researchers are developing a compound that may eventually lead to a drug therapy to battle a superbug.
October 7, 2014
A new study finds that one in 10 Americans may be so scared of severe weather that they suffer sleeplessness or anxiety.
October 6, 2014
College Choice names Ball State’s online education program one of the top 50 in the nation.
September 30, 2014
Ball State faculty are leading a mission to bring clean drinking water to people living near the top of the world.
September 22, 2014
A year of investigating cold cases around Indiana has resulted in an immersive learning class winning a national award.
September 10, 2014
A contingent of educators from Ball State University is hosting the university's first autism symposium aimed at meeting the needs of today's college students who are on the spectrum. Putting Together the Autism Puzzle is free and open to the public and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.
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