Entrepreneurial Learning

Current Projects

Spring 2017

Abandoned Housing Policy Analysis
Community Partner:  Muncie Redevelopment Commission
Faculty Mentor: Chip Taylor, Department of Political Science

Advancing ecoREHAB Through Story and Strategy
Community Partner:  ecoREHAB of Muncie, Inc.
Faculty Mentors:  Kate Elliott, Department of Journalism; Paul Gestwicki; Department of Computer Science

Assessing Heat Leaks in the 8twelve Target District
Community Partner:  Muncie 8twelve Coalition
Faculty Mentor:  Jason Yang, Department of Geography

Ball State University African American Alumni Oral History Project II
Community Partners:  Black Alumni Constituent Society; University Libraries Archives and Special Collections
Faculty Mentor:  Michael Doyle, Department of History

Boys & Girls Club Facilities Assessment
Community Partner:  The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie
Faculty Mentors:  Janet Fick and James Jones, Department of Technology

Country Village Community Pool Membership
Community Partner:  Country Village Board of Governance
Faculty Mentor:  Sue Mantel, Department of Marketing

Cultural Identities and Cultural Engagement
Faculty Mentor:  Ruby Cain, Department of Educational Studies

Cyber-infrastructure Management via Software Automation, Data Analytics, and Visualization
Community Partners:  Ball State’s Unified Communications and Information Security Services
Faculty Mentors:  Xin Sun and Fu-Shing Sun, Department of Computer Science

Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders:  Character and Leadership Development at the Boys & 
Girls Club of Muncie
Community Partner:  The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie
Faculty Mentor:  Peggy Fisher, Department of Communication Studies

Facing Addiction
Community Partner:  Aspire Indiana, The Facing Project, Meridian Services, Muncie Action Plan
Faculty Mentor:  Adam Kuban, Department of Journalism

Families for Forward Thinking:  Partnering with Parents in the 21st Century
Community Partner:  Wee Wisdom Nursery School and Child Care Facility
Faculty Mentor:  Stacey Allred, Department of Elementary Education

Habitat Rehab Design
Community Partner:  Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity
Faculty Mentors:  Janet Fick and James Jones, Department of Technology

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Education Intervention Outcomes
Community Partner:  IU Ball Memorial Hospital
Faculty Mentor:  Melinda Messineo, Department of Sociology

Jacket Copy Creative: Whitey Community Council Communications
Community Partner:  Whitely Community Council
Faculty Mentor:  Eva Grouling Snider, Department of English

Community Partner:  Ball State University’s Facilities Planning and Management
Faculty Mentors:  Janet Fick and James Jones, Department of Technology

Let’s Movie Design Studio – Creating Innovative Engagement Strategies for Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Community Partner:  Turner Classic Movies
Faculty Mentor:  Richard Edwards, iLearn

Maring-Hunt Community Garden Pavilion
Community Partner:  Maring-Hunt Library, Thomas Park/Avondale Neighborhood Association
Faculty Mentor:  Pam Harwood, Department of Architecture

Mathematics in Cultural Contexts 2017: Emerging Professionals Today and Responsible Educators Tomorrow
Community Partners:  Mitchell Elementary School; North View Elementary School
Faculty Mentor:  Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Department of Educational Studies

Mentoring Latino High School Students for Access to Higher Education
Community Partner:  Homestead High School
Faculty Mentor: Chin-Sook Pak, Department of Modern Languages and Classics

Minnetrista Neighborhood Action Plan
Community Partner:  Minnetrista Neighborhood Association
Faculty Mentor:  Lisa Dunaway, Department of Urban Planning

Nebraska Neighborhood Branding Analysis
Community Partner:  Nebraska Neighborhood Association, Ft. Wayne
Faculty Mentor:  Russ Wahlers, Department of Marketing

Professional Practice for the Visual Artist
Community Partner:  Muncie Arts and Culture Council
Faculty Mentors:  Brent Cole and Maura Jasper, School of Art

Reber Woods Landscape Restoration and Sustainability Park
Community Partner:  Red-tail Land Conservancy
Faculty Mentor:  Chris Baas, Department of Landscape Architecture

Community Partners:  Sidra Bell Dance NYC; Indy Fringe Theatre
Faculty Mentors:  Rebecca Pappas and Christie Zimmerman, Department of Theatre and Dance

Story Maps
from and for “South-of-the-River” Neighborhoods in Muncie
Community Partners:  Forest Park Neighborhood Association; Thomas/Avondale Neighborhood Association
Faculty Mentor:  Jörn Seemann, Department of Geography

Sustainable Food Research
Community Partner:  Muncie Food Hub
Faculty Mentor:  Gerry Waite, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies

Team 2 – Reading Intervention at the Youth Opportunity Center
Community Partner:  Youth Opportunity Center
Faculty Mentors:  Ruth Jefferson, Department of Special Education; Janay Sander, Department of Educational Psychology

Thirty Years of IACED:  An Institutional History
Community Partner:  Prosperity Indiana
Faculty Mentor:  John West, Department of Urban Planning

WISH: Working for Indiana Sustainable Housing Tiny House Energy Education
Community Partner:  Muncie Action Plan Energy Committee, Muncie-Delaware Metropolitan Planning Commission, Muncie Office of Community Development
Faculty Mentor:  Kevin Kenyon

Women in Production
Faculty Mentor:  Chris Flook, Department of Telecommunications










Office of Entrepreneurial Learning
305 N. College Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Monday - Friday
Phone: 765 - 285 - 2790