September 26, 2013
Study: Guns on campus a no-go for Midwest students
Guns on campus a no-go for Midwest students (Sept. 26): The majority of students at 15 Midwestern colleges and universities do not want concealed handguns on their campuses, according to a recent study, but Ohio State was left out of the conversation. Some students said that makes the study less legitimate. A questionnaire from Ball State University surveyed more than 1,600 undergraduate college students and found 78 percent of them were not supportive of concealed handguns on campuses and would not obtain a permit to carry handguns on campus if it were to become legal.
September 11, 2013
Students Oppose Concealed-Carry Gun Policy on Campuses, Survey Finds
As state legislatures continue to debate whether to allow people to carry concealed firearms on college campuses, a survey shows that most students oppose the idea. The survey, conducted by Ball State University, found that 78 percent of students at 15 Midwestern colleges were against the carrying of handguns on campuses and would not obtain a permit to do so if it were allowed. A similar majority, nearly four in five students, said they would not feel safe if students, faculty members, and visitors were allowed to carry guns.
April 30, 2013
Education by design for Ball State students
Ball State creates student-run interior design firm partnership.
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.
March 30, 2013
Universities work to boost performance, state aid
Ball State President Jo Ann Gora told the House Ways and Means Committee in January that the school has been at a disadvantage because it has worked to raise admission standards and the quality of programs while keeping enrollment around 16,000. That strategy, along with Ball State's focus on non-STEM degrees, has hurt it’s funding, she said. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
January 22, 2013
2012 Year in Review
The Studebaker East Residence Hall at Ball State University opened this year. This project involved stripping the existing building down to only its structural frame and rebuilding a new facility around it. The 8-story building includes a chilled beam mechanical system that is connected to the campus geothermal loop, making it one of the most energy-efficient buildings on campus. The project is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.
November 5, 2012
Ball State Considering Building Sorority Village
Ball State University is considering building a so-called sorority village to house the growing number of women who want to be part of the school's Greek community.