July 9, 2021
Ball State University has hired Dr. Charlene Alexander as chief strategy officer. She serves as vice president and chief diversity officer at Oregon State University and previously served as a professor and directed the school counseling program at Ball State. Alexander holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Creighton University and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
April 1, 2021
Anderson University and Ball State University are partnering on a new dual degree program with an emphasis on engineering.
March 10, 2021
Ball State University has named Scott Rutledge as dean of the College of Health, effective July 1. He most recently served as associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Public Health at Temple University.
December 4, 2020
A Chicago couple has committed a $1.5 million gift to the Teacher's College. The gift from alumna Michelle Ryan and her husband, Jim, will establish the Michelle and Jim Ryan Family Scholarship, the Ryan Family Navigators Program and the Ryan Fellowship for Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation.
November 19, 2020
Ball State University and Ivy Tech Community College have made an agreement that will provide students with additional transfer options. Under a Guaranteed Admission Agreement, Ivy Tech graduates in business administration can transfer directly into 11 business majors offered by Ball State’s Miller College of Business.
November 11, 2020
Ball State will receive $2 million from the Ball Brothers Foundation. The foundation says the funding will help recipients with challenges caused by COVID-19, and for improving quality of life in communities.
November 9, 2020
With a renewed commitment to providing locally-driven programming, Ball State University’s public television station WIPB-TV became Ball State PBS on Nov. 1.
The station will retain its call letters but will present a new look and feel to viewers. Ball State PBS will continue to offer viewers their favorite nationally-syndicated programs.
November 5, 2020
Greta Slater, the interim chair for Ball State’s Department of Social Work, pens a column. She explains how Ball State's new master of social work (MSW) program trains social workers to solve complex problems and provide addictions and mental health treatment in areas where they are most needed.
October 29, 2020
Art education professor Marty Carter writes a column about how she educates future art teachers and coordinates Ball State’s Saturday Children’s Art Classes for children in grades 1-6, offered online this fall. This article is sponsored content paid for by Ball State.
October 27, 2020
Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns talks about how the Ball State is making big strides in developing its students to be as attractive as possible to potential employers by placing a higher emphasis on Lifetime Learning and expanding its presence in Indianapolis.
October 21, 2020
Ball State University has hired Dan Marino as director of its new Esports program. He previously served at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he developed and launched the collegiate program.
October 8, 2020
Ball State has completed a major expansion project for its esports team. The university says the Sports Link Production Center will allow students to produce more live programming.
September 21, 2020
Ball State has received $5 million in grant funding from the Menard family and $1.5 million from the Charles Koch Foundation to fund two institutes.
August 7, 2020
The state of Indiana is partnering with Purdue University and Ball State University to create the Rural Road to Recovery initiative, an effort to help small cities and towns to recover in the wake of COVID-19.
July 13, 2020
A recent study from Ball State University suggests state and local governments are facing tax revenue losses ranging from $240 million to as high as $700 million, adding the Indiana economy might not fully recover before 2022, or longer.
June 30, 2020
A new policy report from Ball State University says COVID-19 has damaged Indiana’s tourism and hospitality sectors to the point where strong government intervention is necessary.
June 24, 2020
A study from a Ball State University researcher suggests the state could reap benefits from restoring the Wabash River.
March 18, 2020
The Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University finds that one out of every six workers could be negatively impacted by social distancing, costing them their incomes for as long as the coronavirus outbreak lasts.
March 17, 2020
The recreational vehicle industry in Indiana is watching what kind of impact the coronavirus may have on the market. One of the biggest unknown factors is reliability on parts.
February 10, 2020
Can you imagine ending a basketball game without a game clock and instead playing to hit a “target” score? It’s the brainchild of Ball State Professor Nick Elam and tells us how the “Elam Ending” has found its way to the NBA for the All-Star Game.
February 3, 2020
The Ball State Board of Trustees has extended the contract of President Geoffrey Mearns through 2027 and elected new officers. Renae Conley will serve as chair, succeeding Trustee Rick Hall.
January 13, 2020
A program connecting Ball State architecture students and urban neighborhoods in Indianapolis is expanding. College of Architecture and Planning Dean Dave Ferguson has more on the new Center for Civic Design and how it can be a game-changer for students, businesses and the community.
January 6, 2020
Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns has named Paula Luff vice president for enrollment planning and management. She begins her duties in April. Luff currently serves as interim vice president for enrollment management at DePaul University in Chicago. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education.
December 2, 2019
Butler University is investing $100 million and Ball State University $87.5 million to build state-of-the-art science facilities. The schools have a strikingly similar story: 1960s-era buildings could no longer support the modern training demanded of today’s scientists and the booming number of students.
November 25, 2019
Ball State Alumni Association has named James Acton president of the Ball State University Alumni Association. Acton most-recently served as associate vice president of alumni and giving programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.