Ball State students create sensory play wall to help children with disabilities

During class, students are building furniture and sensory objects for children at the Children's TherAplay Foundation. The immersive learning course, led by Dr. Shireen Kanakri, associate professor of interior design, was a continuation from the previous semester when students helped to propose a new design for the entire building at Children’s TherAplay. In this phase of the project, students are designing furniture pieces, including a sensory wall, a cruising wall, a ramped bridge, and more.

Jennifer Warrner in classroom

Let’s Build—a construction day for Kindergartners

Most days you’ll find Jennifer Warrner teaching technical communications to Ball State University students in construction management courses. But on Wednesday afternoons, she transforms into a kindergarten teacher surrounded by 20 tiny charges.

Ball State students working with Children’s TherAplay Foundation to improve facilities

Ball State University senior Mackenzie Park of Bluffton and 13 other students are creating design blueprints for an Indianapolis foundation that uses horseback riding as therapeutic treatment.

ACE volunteers mentor teens interested in construction trades

A little volunteer work is good for the soul, and some CAP faculty and alumni have found a calling as mentors in the ACE Mentor Program designed to encourage teens who are interested in construction and design professions.

Attallah’s Classes Will Join International Project

Construction Management professor Sherif Attallah prepares students to work on an international scale.

Multiple CAP Cohorts Help Habitat Help the Community

Students from Jennifer Warner's class help with a local Habitat for Humanity build.

Kanakri Seeks Ways to Help Autism Community With Research

Kanakri’s research will shed light on the effects that noise, color, and lighting have on children, specifically those on the autism spectrum.