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February 6, 2015
State of the UniversityPresident Ferguson envisions Ball State as the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders.
February 6, 2015
Ball State’s Board of Trustees unanimously support President Paul W. Ferguson’s focused strategic plan for the university’s future.
September 22, 2014
Indianapolis attorney Julie Halbig has accepted the position of Vice President for Government Relations at Ball State University.
October 26, 2013
President Jo Ann Gora informed the Board of Trustees yesterday that she will retire from her position as president of Ball State University at the end of June, 2014.
September 6, 2013
Congressman Luke Messer and President Jo Ann Gora attend a Sept. 6 press conference announcing the new Congressional Leadership AcademyCongressman Luke Messer and Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora have established the new Congressional Leadership Academy for high-ability high school juniors in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.
May 15, 2013
Ball State University’s decisions not to renew five charter schools are affirmed by the recommendation of the hearing panel and President Jo Ann M. Gora.
October 16, 2012
Ball State University alumnus and CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman will return to campus on November 26 for a conversation with media icon, philanthropist Oprah Winfrey
March 19, 2012
Ball State will dedicate the nation's largest geothermal system of its kind during a March 20 ceremony in Sursa Hall.
September 23, 2011
The Ball State Bold capital campaign raised more than $210.8 million to benefit students.
August 16, 2011
Ball State hopeful for Jennifer Haskell's recovery
March 14, 2011
A former executive director for development at Ball State, T.W. Hudson Akin, returns to become vice president for university advancement.
January 21, 2011
Ball State graduate William A. McClain, a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, has been presented the university's President's Medal of Distinction.
November 4, 2010
The Ball State community pauses to remember Janice Ball Fisher, daughter of Edmund B. Ball, one of the five industrialist brothers who were the original sponsors of the university, and wife of the late John Fisher, another towering figure in the history of the institution.
November 1, 2010
October 14, 2010
The university earns a leadership award from Second Nature and the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment as a "best example" of how higher education is helping shift society's thinking and behavior toward greater sustainability.
August 26, 2010
fallmtg2.jpgFall Faculty Convocation
July 23, 2010
A committee representing broad participation from the campus community will conduct a routine assessment of the Ball State athletics program. The review must be conducted in 10-year cycles at all NCAA Division I institutions to validate alignment with the Association's goals and standards. A positive outcome would result in recertification of Ball State's participation in NCAA intercollegiate play.
March 26, 2010
Gora on Kids Count
September 4, 2009
With two years remaining in the Ball State Bold: Investing in the Future capital campaign, the university already is more than 88 percent of the way to its $200 million goal. But, while pleased with donors' response to date — especially in the current economic recession — leaders of the fundraising effort say there still is much work to be done.
June 29, 2009
John W. FisherPresident Gora marks the passing of John W. Fisher, chairman of Ball Brothers Foundation, calling the longtime friend and benefactor of Ball State a "community leader of extraordinary vision and commitment."
May 8, 2009
Construction of the country's largest geothermal heating and cooling system begins at a unique groundbreaking ceremony, with U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar doing the honors.
April 21, 2009
CRE_Gora1.jpgSaying Ball State has given Indiana a "lasting competitive advantage" in terms of emerging media and other advanced communications, a statewide advocacy group representing Indiana's technology sector selects Ball State's president as its latest champion of high-tech innovation and investment.
February 27, 2009
Ball State University President Jo Ann Gora gave the keynote address to the Dubois County Area Development Corporation at its annual meeting Feb. 12. She told more than 140 audience members about the university’s economic development efforts in Indiana through Building Better Communities and the Emerging Media Initiative. Afterward, she was interviewed by WBDC reporter Joe Lacay ’08, former station manager at WCRD.
December 1, 2008
David195.jpgGift from late night television host and alumnus David Letterman endows a new distinguished lecture and workshop series focusing on the future of communications.
September 12, 2008
Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora will join a veteran Indiana broadcaster and a public television host as one of three moderators for the upcoming gubernatorial debates.
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