Health and Wellness

December 2, 2013
Profile of Paige Rawl, a Ball State freshman, who speaks of how she was bullied in junior high and high school when her classmates discovered she was HIV positive (she was infected at birth). She has taken that experience and turned it into a personal crusade to educate people about the disease and how to treat people who are infected. She has won a number of national honors for her campaign. Story shows her going through her daily routine here on campus.
September 9, 2013
Ball State Researcher Studying Exercise Effects on Astronauts
Source: WIBC FM
Ball State Researcher Studying Exercise Effects on Astronauts (Sept. 9): Dr. Scott Trappe is the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and the John and Janet Professor of Exercise Science at Ball State. Trappe was a part of a team of researchers that developed a new exercise regiment for astronauts to do in space. He says the exercises were designed to address a variety of issues to protect all aspects of the body during prolonged space flight.
April 21, 2013
Ball State to invest $20M in athletics facility
Ball State's “Cardinal Commitment: Developing Champions” campaign has a $20 million fundraising goal by December 2014, an amount of money that is expected to bring significant upgrades to the Ball State baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football and golf facilities.
April 17, 2013
How to prepare mentally for a long distance race
Julie Patterson, Circle City Go Girls and Lindsey Blom, Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Ball State University discuss recent events at the Boston Marathon which will certainly be on the minds of runners and spectators as we gear up for the Mini Marathon here in Indianapolis.
April 15, 2013
How to Have a Good Day
Record a Daily Message. Effective use of voice mail “can eliminate much inefficiency concerning business communications,” says Marilyn Chalupa, a business education and office administration professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Her advice: Change your message each day, and make it specific and useful. For instance, you might leave a message saying that you’re in the office, but in meetings most of the day, and so won’t be returning calls until the next morning. Or you could leave a message saying that you’re in the office, but working on a major project all day, and will only be checking messages at lunch and 4 p.m. You can even leave a voice mail for one person if you know someone is calling for specific information. Some phone mail systems enable you to leave this information in a separate place on your voice mail.
April 8, 2013
Ball State, Community to Launch Nursing Academy
A new partnership is looking to boost the number of registered nurses in the state. The Nursing Academy, set to get underway this fall, is a collaboration between Ball State University and Community Health Network.
April 3, 2013
Study: Over Half of Indiana Smokers Tried to Quit in 2011
Source: WIBC FM
A new Ball State University study says more than half of all Indiana smokers have tried to quit smoking in the past year.
March 17, 2013
Study Finds Dating is Archaic for Young Generations
A recent Ball State University Study has shown that the traditional dating has been practically dissolved for the younger generations that have entered the professional scene. Most of them now focus on their careers instead of on family. Note: Various news services distributed this story nationally.
March 12, 2013
Fit at 102
Many people don’t realize that problems they associate with old age actually are caused by poor fitness, experts say, and many others simply don’t know how to get started. "If you’re 85, where do you turn to exercise?" asked Scott Trappe, director of the human performance laboratory at Ball State University. "Most people don’t know how to exercise, and if you’re 85, where do you go?"
February 6, 2013
Study finds a spoonful of cinnamon improves health
Sprinkling a spoonful of cinnamon on breakfast foods not only adds a burst of flavor but also dramatically lowers an individual's blood sugar levels, potentially reducing the chance of developing diabetes, says a new study from Ball State University.
November 19, 2012
BSU wins workplace wellness award
Source: Star Press
Ball State University recently earned kudos for its employee wellness program, which encourages staffers to walk, stop smoking and even take advantage of one-on-one health coaching. The American Heart Association recognized BSU as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite thanks to the university’s Working Well program.
University Marketing and Communications
Arts and Communications Building, AC 224
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST Monday - Friday. For after-hours calls, dial the number below and you will be directed to an on-call staff person.
Phone: 765-285-1560
Fax: 765-285-5442
View E-mail Address