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October 22, 2021
The Ross Community Center is once again offering free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to speakers of other languages in the Muncie community who are interested in learning English.
October 14, 2021
Ball State University is celebrating 95 years of Homecoming next week, with festivities beginning Monday, Oct. 18, through the Cardinal football team’s Oct. 23 home matchup against rival Miami University at Scheumann Stadium.
October 11, 2021
Ball State PBS (formerly WIPB-TV) is looking for stories about Eaton, Indiana. Ball State PBS, the PBS station located on the Ball State University campus, will feature Eaton in its ongoing series celebrating small towns in its viewing area.
October 11, 2021
Ball State’s University Libraries has established a non-sectarian Contemplation Space, in Bracken Library, that is designed for quiet personal contemplation, reflection, meditation, prayer, and relaxation.
October 8, 2021
Ball State University’s College of Fine Arts is expanding the offerings in this year’s Arts Alive, the college’s annual event series aimed at making arts and entertainment more accessible to community members and students.
October 7, 2021
Ball State PBS has been awarded a $260,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS to extend the reach and impact of PBS KIDS early learning resources to local communities.
October 6, 2021
Ball State University, in collaboration with Southeastern University and the Minnesota Humanities Center, recently received funding from the Teagle Foundation for a groundbreaking effort to promote content-rich historical and civic learning for undergraduates.
October 6, 2021
A Ball State University alumna and best-selling author has donated the honorarium from her work as the University’s Fall 2021 Writer-in-Residence to provide free books to numerous community partners.
October 4, 2021
Ball State University’s College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) announced today a series of exciting changes inspired by the college’s quest for innovation.
October 4, 2021
Parkinson Voice Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has named the Ball State University Speech-Language Clinic as a recipient of its 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program. A full listing of the 2021 grant recipients can be found here.
October 1, 2021
After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University has announced the return of Startup Weekend Muncie, powered by Techstars.
September 29, 2021
Ball State University has launched a new monthly podcast, “Our Call to Beneficence,” hosted by President Geoffrey S. Mearns. The podcast features conversations with graduates and friends of Ball State who embody the spirit of Beneficence—as represented by the campus statue that is the icon of the University—through their professional success and personal service.
September 28, 2021
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) announced this week that it has awarded STEM Teacher Grant funding to support the Hoosier STEM Academy program, a partnership among Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and Purdue University.
September 21, 2021
The Department of Journalism is pleased to announce that The Washington Post reporter Hannah Dreier is the recipient of the 2021 Ball State University Department of Journalism National Writing Award.
September 16, 2021
Memories & Inspiration presents more than 60 selected works from a body of art amassed over 35 years by Kerry and C. Betty Davis. Their collection includes works by Romare Bearden, Beverly Buchanan, Elizabeth Catlett, Ernest T. Crichlow, Sam Gilliam, Loïs Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Alma Thomas, and Charles White.
September 13, 2021
Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, a 2012 Ball State University graduate, is returning to Ball State as the next guest in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series.
September 10, 2021
Ball State University’s College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) and Office of Inclusive Excellence are hosting an event to celebrate the Constitution of the United States, as well as the rights and responsibilities of student journalists.
September 8, 2021
Ball State University raised $36 million in philanthropic gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, marking the third consecutive year of more than $30 million in new private, philanthropic gifts to the University.
September 1, 2021
Ball State University today announced the public events schedule for Ashley C. Ford, the University’s Fall 2021 Writer-In-Residence.
August 30, 2021
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced it has awarded Ball State University’s Applied Anthropology Laboratories (AAL) a $200,000 grant to fund the implementation of a traveling panel exhibit about the Battle of St. Clair’s defeat, which occurred Nov. 4, 1791.
August 26, 2021
Ball State University has become an official partner of The Esports Combine™, the world’s premier collegiate recruiting event for esports athletes.
August 26, 2021
Chris Adams, Ball State University graduate and member of the Ball State men’s tennis team, announced as the recipient of 2021 Bob James Memorial Award.
August 10, 2021
The Ball State community is remembering longtime educator Anthony “Tony” Edmonds, 81, distinguished professor emeritus of history, who passed away on August 9.
August 9, 2021
Accutech Systems Corporation has been named the recipient of the 2021 Ball State University Community Partner of the Year Award. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns presented the award on Aug. 2 to Accutech President Adam Unger.
July 29, 2021
A Ball State University graduate and notable former student-athlete has helped make history for her home country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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