December 2, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of Ball State students is advancing the dreams of local leaders to turn a retired city bus into a mobile museum exploring the history of civil rights in east central Indiana. When completed in January 2016, the Freedom Bus will visit schools and be made available for other events across the region.
October 14, 2014
"The Circus in Winter" premieres Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 16 at the Chester, Conn.-based Norma Terris Theatre, home theater of Goodspeed Musicals, which has launched some of the world's most famous musicals, including "Annie," "Shenandoah" and "Man of La Mancha." Inspired by a novel of the same name by Ball State English professor Cathy Day, the musical was first created by Ball State students and staged as a university production in 2011.
October 6, 2014
The inaugural Union City Arts Festival will take place Oct. 10-12, celebrating the visual, performing and culinary arts of east central Indiana with the aim of attracting emerging artists to the area. It is the result of an immersive learning partnership between Ball State students and officials in Union City, located about an hour away from the university.
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 18, 2014
An immersive learning class led by Chris Flook, a telecommunications instructor, produced a documentary on the Ball brothers.
July 17, 2014
Ball State’s student-managed news organization to find the stories that other media may be missing this year at the Indiana State Fair.
June 24, 2014
Three unpublished works will be performed at this year's first Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival, July 18-20. The ongoing development of "The Circus in Winter" was Ball State's impetus for launching a festival fostering new works of other emerging artists.
June 4, 2014
Musica in Situ is an immersive learning experience for Ball State students wanting to explore the performance of choral music in unique architectural spaces, including historic sites around Indiana. The group's month-long concert series includes venues in Muncie, Bloomington, Gary, Elwood, Richmond and Indianapolis.
April 25, 2014
Ball State students have created a musical examining the history and people of one of Indiana's most popular tourist attractions: scenic Brown County. A reading of "If You Don't Outdie Me" will take place May 1 in the Choral Hall of the Music Instruction Building with additional readings scheduled for May 9-10 at the Brown County Playhouse.
April 22, 2014
Ball State junior Colin Hart is the university's first theater major to be selected as a 2014 Udall Scholar. Hart will receive a $5,000 scholarship and attend a weeklong retreat this summer in Tucson, Ariz., to network with other 2014 Udall Scholars.
April 15, 2014
Heather Platt, who teaches music history in the School of Music, is leading an immersive learning course exploring the interpretive and creative connections between music and paintings. Her students' work will be included as part of a new tour to be offered at the David Owsley Museum of Art.
April 3, 2014
An immersive learning class at Ball State University has created a documentary and website providing a detailed look at the Delaware Native American experience in Indiana.
April 1, 2014
A 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
An 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.
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.
May 21, 2013
The University Design Center matches Ball State interior design students with professionals statewide, including retailers, hotels, offices and nonprofits in need of design concepts for their spaces. Working in teams, the students consult with clients and provide graphic solutions — everything from the layout of floor plans and ideas for lighting to suggestions for fixtures and furnishings — that can then be executed by professional designers.
March 20, 2013
Sports Link will play a major role in covering one of the largest sporting events in the country — the 2013 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
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.
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.
August 1, 2012
Members of a Ball State University immersive learning group have played a huge role in enhancing the offerings of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (KVML), doing their part to ensure the late Hoosier novelist's legacy never leaves Indiana.
June 29, 2012
Ball State University is taking "The Circus in Winter" to New York City this fall as one of eight new musicals selected for inclusion in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 24th annual Festival of New Musicals.
June 27, 2012
Immersive learning classes' collaboration with national organization results in major honor.
May 14, 2012
An immersive learning class will spend several weeks at the 2012 London Olympics this summer creating original content for select news organizations.