News Articles in College of Sciences and Humanities

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.
August 27, 2014
A new report finds U.S. adolescents’ misperceptions about weight can lead to unhealthy behavior.
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.
August 15, 2014
Ten Ball State faculty members recognized for exemplary scholarship, service and professional achievements have been named distinguished professors.
June 9, 2014
A new study finds Indiana residents support key components of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate to buy insurance, but a minority support the law overall.
June 2, 2014
A new study finds that 95 percent of college and university presidents oppose allowing concealed handguns on campus.
May 5, 2014
Luke SchmidLuke Schmid, a Ball State junior studying pre-medicine and cellular/molecular biology with career ambitions of pursuing an MD/PhD in biomedical engineering, has been named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar.
April 1, 2014
Ball State student Fred Robinson is an intern for a multimedia studio in New York City as part of the New York Arts ProgramA new partnership between Ball State and the New York Arts Program, a semester-long learning opportunity for college students to work and live in New York City, is helping students land unique internships and gain real-world experience as professionals in the arts.
March 31, 2014
Battle of PerryvilleAn immersive learning class has developed a new app allowing visitors to a Kentucky state park to experience an important Civil War battle through their mobile devices.
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.
December 13, 2013
Crossroads Connect is not the typical digital textbook, but an application for tablet computers.Fourth-grade students around Indiana will be able to learn about the state’s history in a new way as a result of a digital Indiana social studies textbook created by students at the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry.
September 30, 2013
The Global Health Institute has found that one-fourth of the nation’s psychiatric residency training program directors believe access to firearms should not be prohibited for these individuals.
September 26, 2013
Researchers have found that eyewitnesses may be prone to mistakes when they try to judge whether a suspect is telling the truth.
September 9, 2013
The vast majority of college students at 15 schools in the Midwest oppose allowing concealed guns on their campuses.
August 28, 2013
Ball State sports historian Ed Krzemiensky holds a copy of his new book, Rising TideBall State sports historian Ed Krzemiensky has written a new book that sheds new light on the 1960s college life of sports icon Joe Namath.
August 19, 2013
During the 2012-13 academic year, Ball State University students captured a total of 16 major national scholarships and/or fellowships.
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.
April 20, 2013
Ball State trustees have approved a new master of science degree in software engineering.
April 15, 2013
Study finds that school nurses need more help in battling adolescent dating violence.
December 13, 2012
Hoosiers support decriminalizing marijuana, according to the 2012 WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey. Results also found little support for a constitutional ban on same sex marriage.
December 12, 2012
The 2012 WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey finds more Hoosiers support abortion rights. Residents also weigh in on the Affordable Care Act and health insurance exchange.
December 11, 2012
The WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey finds that job creation is the No. 1 priority for Indiana residents. The fifth annual Hoosier Survey identifies Indiana residents’ top priorities for state government action during the coming legislative session and garners their opinions on key state issues.
November 8, 2012
"The Underground Railroad in the Ohio River Valley" puts schoolchildren into the role of runaway slaves. The game is being created by immersive learning classes.
November 5, 2012
Do you get regular headaches or migraines? A report by the Global Health Institute says it might be because of abnormal levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, light, humidity, temperature and sound.
October 1, 2012
A Ball State University student-produced documentary, "Stories and Legends: Historic Preservation in Muncie, Indiana," will screen at the prestigious Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis in late October. The film is part of the Historic Muncie project.
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