bachelor’s degree, baccalaureate Either bachelor’s degree or a baccalaureate is correct, not baccalaureate degree. Note the apostrophe S in bachelor’s degree.
Ball Bearings Student-produced print and online publication. ballbearingsonline.com
Ball brothers Do not capitalize brothers when referring to the Muncie industrialists who founded Ball State. The five Ball brothers in 1917 bought the land and buildings of a small teacher-training school and gave it to the state. In 1918, the Eastern Division, Indiana State Normal School opened. To recognize the brothers, the state legislature named it Ball Teachers College in 1922. The Ball brothers, Edmund B., Frank C., George A., Lucius L., and William C., also established what is now called Ball Corp., which began as a Muncie-based glass manufacturing company known for its home-canning jars. Ball Corp. is now based in Broomfield, Colorado, and produces metal and plastic packaging for food and beverage industries. Ball Corp. no longer makes canning jars. The Ball brothers also are the founders of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. Note: The Ball Brothers Foundation is an independent, private, family philanthropic organization established in 1926. When referring to the foundation, capitalize Ball Brothers on all references.
Ball Communication Building Note there is no S in the second word.
Ball Memorial Hospital, IU Health On first reference, use IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital; on second reference and in headlines, Ball Hospital is acceptable.
Ball State University On second reference and in headlines, Ball State is acceptable. Do not use BSU or B.S.U. Ball State University is the recognized umbrella name brand of the university, its colleges, departments, centers, institutes, and facilities.
Ball State University Foundation On second reference and in headlines, Ball State Foundation is acceptable. Also on second reference, foundation. Founded in 1951, the foundation invests gifts from private sources to support the university. It also creates scholarships and puts money toward faculty development programs and research. Effective July 1, 2015, Advancement Services, Alumni Center Operations, Alumni Engagement, University Advancement, and University Development were brought under the Ball State University Foundation umbrella. All foundation entities are identified as Ball State University Foundation. bsu.edu/bsufoundation.
Ball State Welcome Center Renovated in 2010, the center is in Lucina Hall.
Beneficence Statue of a winged woman located in a courtyard near the Quad. The name Beneficence is a composition title and should be written in italics. It is nicknamed “Benny.” Muncie residents donated $65,000 for the creation of the statue in the 1930s. The statue was created by Daniel Chester French. Beneficence, representing knowledge and giving back, has become the symbol of Ball State and is used as the university’s academic symbol.
Benny Link Site where users can look up recognized student organizations and information about their events. bsu.edu/bennylink
black, African-American See race, ethnicity.
Black Student Association On second reference and in headlines, BSA is acceptable.
of Trustees Nine-member board appointed by Indiana’s governor is the ultimate policy-making authority of the university. Officers are chair, vice chair, secretary, and assistant secretary. When referring to a trustee, capitalize initial letter of trustee before the name. Lowercase after. See bsu.edu/president and select Board of Trustees for current members.
2200 W. Berwyn Road, named after former Ball State Trustee Alexander Bracken and his wife, Rosemary, who bequeathed the house to Ball State for the purpose of providing the university president with a home. President Emeritus John Worthen and his wife were the first to move into the house in June 1999.
Bracken Library Archives and Special Collections On second reference and in headlines, archives is acceptable. Located in Bracken Library, it is a useful resource for Ball State, Muncie, and Delaware County history. bsu.edu/library See also: University Libraries.
breaks lowercase (unless there's a proper name involved) fall break, Thanksgiving break, winter break, spring break, summer break. See also: seasons.
broadcast stations Use this format: WTHR-TV 13, Indianapolis; WBST-FM 92.1, Muncie. Exception: If call letters end in TV, then hyphen TV is unnecessary, ex. WRTV 6, Indianapolis.
buildings On first reference, use full name. A shortened version is acceptable on second reference. Do not use two-letter initials. For a complete building list and descriptions, go to bsu.edu/map.
Ex. David Letterman Communication and Media Building, Letterman Building, not LB.
bulleted lists See lists, bulleted.
Burris Laboratory School On second reference and in headlines, Burris is acceptable. Named after Benjamin Burris, university president (1924–27), the K–12 school on Ball State’s campus established in 1929 as a department of the Teachers College, but it hasn’t been part of the Muncie Community Schools system since 1974. The Ball State Board of Trustees is its ultimate authority. School mascot is the owl. About 55 teachers instruct roughly 600 students. bsu.edu/burris
Bursar and Loan Administration, Office of On second reference and in headlines, bursar’s office is acceptable. bsu.edu/bursar