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April 28, 2016
More than 80 students spent the past two years transforming a retired city bus into a mobile museum highlighting the stories of east central Indiana residents who worked to advance civil rights in their communities. The Freedom Bus now will begin making stops at summer events including Muncie’s Black Expo, with plans to tour elementary schools, libraries, community centers and other regional destinations this fall.
April 21, 2016
Jennifer Blackmer and a director are meeting with film industry movers and shakers to bring Blackmer’s play about a controversial military science program to the silver screen.
April 19, 2016
Come and see Ball State University's dance concert, “Dancing Towards Change” at University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 27-30.
April 15, 2016
Shafer TowerTrustees accept the master plan proposal, name the presidential search committee and vote to honor Spring Commencement speaker and alumnus Scott McCorkle with an honorary doctor of laws degree.
April 11, 2016
Ball State alumnus Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud, will be the Spring Commencement speaker.
April 7, 2016
Ball State University is the first higher education institution in the country to earn Quality Matters’ Learner Support Program certification for online programs.
April 7, 2016
Ball State dedicates technologically advanced, student-centered Robert G. Hunt Center for Construction Management.
April 6, 2016
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry has announced fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The four fellows will work on a pair of partnerships, creating their interdisciplinary products over two semesters of investigation. The projects will focus on water quality and book arts.
April 6, 2016
The Healthy Community Alliance of Delaware and Blackford Counties will hold community information sessions Thursday, April 14, at 7 a.m. at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital South Tower Atrium and at 6 p.m. at Open Door Health Services, 333 S. Madison St., Muncie, Indiana. RSVP to or 765-747-3420.
March 28, 2016
The Ball State and Muncie communities are invited to participate in public forums taking place April 21 and 22 to provide input on desired qualities of and areas of emphasis for the new president.
March 28, 2016
Bill Jenkins' leadership as chairperson has brought national recognition—and growth—to the Department of Theatre and Dance and Ball State. His commitment has drawn praise from students and colleagues, earning him the 2015 Outstanding Administrator Award.
March 28, 2016
Hairspray cast practicing a dance numberJoin us for Tracy Turnblad’s rise to stardom on the "Corny Collins Show" in Ball State’s production of “Hairspray,” coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. April 1-3 and 5-8, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee April 3 and 10. An 8 p.m. showing also has been scheduled for April 9.
March 25, 2016
Bracken Library imageThe Alexander M. Bracken Library is celebrating its 40th birthday and will have an exhibit “Bracken Library: 40 Years of Service, Innovation, and Growth” from March 25 to May 6.
March 25, 2016
Ball State has partnered with Muncie’s public schools to offer a community class that helps parents of Grades K-12 students learn English. While the adults increase their skills with help from a campus instructor, Ball State students work with and teach their children.
March 17, 2016
Teams of students help communities in Florida, Illinois and Maryland during alternative spring breaks.
March 14, 2016
The Ball State Board of Trustees announces committee chair and plans for open forums.
March 14, 2016
After a national search, Ball State University names Jennifer Bott as dean of the Miller College of Business.
March 2, 2016
Ball State receives support from alumnus “Papa John” Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation to launch the John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Ball State University.
February 24, 2016
Reality TV show “The Song” will film March 9-12 in Muncie, including on Ball State’s campus with help from university students. The program features songwriters performing original music in front of celebrity judges and is expected to air on broadcast television this fall.
February 22, 2016
Students spent 12 hours taking turn on the dance floor during Ball State's annual Dance Marathon. The event reached a fundraising record.
February 15, 2016
Fashion major Samantha Hunt puts her sewing skills to work as the owner of Knots for a Kause, a clothing business she founded in 2015. She donates proceeds from the bow ties, scarves and other accessories she makes to Ball State University Dance Marathon, which raises money for Riley Hospital for Children.
February 15, 2016
The Dance Marathon, Ball State’s largest student philanthropic event, begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Field Sports Building. It involves more than 1,000 students participating in 12 hours’ worth of dancing, games and other entertainment for a great cause: raising money for Riley Hospital for Children.
January 29, 2016
Why did he receive the honor? He student teaches in the Navajo Nation. He volunteers. He’s president of a student organization. And that only scrapes the surface of his commitment.
January 29, 2016
The new Ball State College of Health will offer degrees in counseling psychology, health science, kinesiology, nutrition/dietetics, nursing, speech pathology and audiology, and social work.
January 28, 2016
Ball State students collect bottled water to send to Flint, Michigan, where thousands of residents have been exposed to lead contamination.
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