Coming Up 


  • March 26-27Indiana Campus Compact’s Service Engagement Summit, Indianapolis. This yearly event brings together students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community partners for two days of presentations and workshops from state, national, and local leaders in the field of service and community engagement in higher education.    
  • April 8Ball State Geothermal Conference, Ball State Muncie campus. This year’s conference, titled “Challenges and Benefits of Geothermal Retrofit of Existing Building Stock,” will feature Wendell Brase (University of California – Irvine); Sue Hall (Climate Neutral Business Network, Seattle, WA); and David J. Tulauskas (General Motors Company).  The conference is offered by Ball State’s Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES), Facilities Planning and Management, and Department of Geological Sciences.  Building Better Communities provides planning and logistics support.    
  • May 6-7: Community Development Course, Indianapolis. This two-day course for community and economic developers is an intense, hands-on, unique educational experience designed to immerse you in a mix of theoretical and practical applications applied to real life situations. The course covers trends and new approaches in economic development, including community development planning, group facilitation, and community development career management.    
  • May 28-30International Symposium on Service-Learning, University of Indianapolis. The event, co-sponsored by Indiana Campus Compact and the University of Indianapolis, aims to increase the scientific contribution to service-learning, strengthen networks among institutions of higher education and community partners on a global scale, and enhance student-engaged citizenship.        


  • April 21: BBC Fellows Showcase, 4-6 pm, Student Center Cardinal Hall. Students and faculty involved in the BBC Fellows Program will exhibit the outcomes of 20 different immersive learning projects. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.       


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  • February 25: “Sesquicentennial!,” 10—11:15 a.m. Muncie has grown from a small village established by the Munsee, a subtribe of the Lenape Indians, in 1865, to a city rich with arts, culture, and opportunity. Dale Basham, President of the Muncie Rotary Club, will preview the Center’s upcoming programs and the many community events planned for Muncie’s sesquicentennial celebration. 
  • March 4: “Turning Pages: History of Newspapers in Muncie,” 10—11:15 a.m. The history of newspapers in Muncie dates back to the mid-to-late 1800s. Can you remember a time when Muncie had a morning and evening edition of the newspaper? Retired feature writer for The Star Press will share his knowledge about the history of Muncie newspapers.  
  • April 7: “The Ball Brothers: One Family's Impact on our Community,” 10—11:15 a.m. Dane Starbuck, Attorney-at-Law and President of the Winchester Foundation, will discuss how the Ball family helped shape the history of Muncie. He is also the author of The Goodriches: An American Family and a forthcoming biography of John Fisher.  
  • April 14: “From ‘Man Haters’ to ‘Dick Green's Neighborhood’: Digitizing Muncie's History,” 10—11:15 am. John Straw, Assistant Dean for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, will present a sampling of the more than 600 archival collections from the Ball State Libraries on Muncie history that have been digitized and are now available online in the Digital Media Repository. The types of materials run the gamut and include the 1918 silent film The Man Haters that was filmed in Muncie, diaries by early Muncie citizens, WWII scrapbooks, the anti-Ku Klux Klan newspaper The Muncie Post Democrat, and the photographs and columns of newspaperman Dick Greene, among many others.
  • April 21: “History of Beech Grove Cemetery”, 10—11:15 a.m. Chartered in 1841 with one-and-one-half acres on the banks of the White River, Beech Grove has grown to encompass over 100 acres, making  it one of the largest cemeteries in the state of Indiana. 


  • March 10: Indiana AHEC Statewide Meeting, IUPUI Campus Center. Educators, advocates, health professionals, community leaders and students will discuss successful pipeline strategies to address the primary care workforce and health professional shortages in Indiana.    
  • March 16, 30 and April 6: “Triple Aim Series – Care, Health, and Cost,” 6:00-8:00 PM, Ball State Student Center Forum Room. These sessions will explore the popular “Triple Aim” theoretical model, provide examples from around the country, and teach attendees how to implement a Triple Aim health program. Guest speakers will include Cody Mullens and Becky Sanders from the Indiana Rural Health Association, and Rebecca Adkins of St. Vincent Health.     
  • March 23: Poverty Simulation for Healthcare Workers, Ball State Alumni Center.