March 17, 2016
Teams of students help communities in Florida, Illinois and Maryland during alternative spring breaks.
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 28, 2016
Ball State students collect bottled water to send to Flint, Michigan, where thousands of residents have been exposed to lead contamination.
January 17, 2013
Eugene Robinson, one of the nation' s most remarkable storytellers, will speak about race relations and diversity issues in today's society in honor of Unity Week and Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Ball State.
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
September 4, 2012
Robert Gibbs, a longtime adviser to President Obama, and Liz Cheney, former counselor to President George W. Bush, are among the prominent speakers coming to campus this fall.
March 23, 2012
Ball State will host the Indiana Association of Nursing Students' (IANS) annual state convention from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in the Cooper Science building. The theme of the state convention is 24/7/365: It's Critical to Care.
February 13, 2012
Speakers from across the country will come to Ball State this spring, providing the campus community with new ideas on a variety of topics.
January 9, 2012
Ball State's annual Unity Week activities will include distinguished political analyst Michelle Bernard, a commemorative concert and other events.
November 29, 2011
Ball State University announces comprehensive tuition savings of nearly $6,000 for Hoosier families. Four initiatives will help students graduate in four years or fewer and reward those who do with reduced tuition.
November 14, 2011
Ball State plays a key role in helping Iraq and Afghanistan shift the focus from military to economic as the countries modernize their educational systems.
October 11, 2011
Ball State University’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) received the Gold Star Award at the 2011 NSCS Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
September 6, 2011
From Sept. 9 to 11, Ball State University invites the community to participate in a series of free on-campus events honoring the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The highlight of the weekend's events will be a presentation by 9/11 survivor Michelle Rosado at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Pruis Hall.
August 11, 2011
Presidential advisor David Axelrod and TV journalist Laura Ling, who was detained and sentenced to prison by North Korean authorities in 2009, are among those scheduled to speak at Ball State this fall. Best-selling author Jeannette Walls also will discuss "The Glass Castle," this year's freshman common reader, and NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson is the semester's guest for the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series.
January 11, 2011
A social justice champion who once sued the president of the United States to keep her seat on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission leads off the series of spring 2011 speakers at Ball State, a list that also includes alumna and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, Hollywood producer Michael Uslan and Native American artist Michael Naranjo.
November 8, 2010
Ball State has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of State to help Kandahar University in Afghanistan develop curriculum for its new College of Economics.
August 9, 2010
Former senior White House aide Karl Rove will speak at Ball State Sept. 13, beginning a series of appearances on campus this fall that includes WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings as well as "Murderball" star and "Gimp" author Mark Zupan.
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 29, 2010
Ball State receives federal recognition for volunteerism, service learning and civic engagement.
January 11, 2010
Rev. Joseph Lowery, a legendary figure of the American civil rights movement as co-founder, with Martin Luther King Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will be the principal speaker during Unity Week at Ball State Jan. 18-23.
March 20, 2009
The grandson of legendary Indian leader Mahatma K. Gandhi will discuss the keys to nonviolence March 30 in Pruis Hall.
February 13, 2009
Indianapolis Colts defensive captain Gary Brackett will visit Ball State on Feb. 23 to speak about leadership and overcoming adversity.
January 14, 2009
Events scheduled for this year's Unity Week include a lecture by a distinguished African-American educator and a celebration and panel discussion of the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
January 13, 2009
A three-year, $427,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will enhance Ball State's commitment to assisting students with disabilities.