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January 20, 2022
Financially challenged Ball State University students studying to become K-12 math and art teachers are eligible for new scholarships, thanks to the generosity of the late Bill and Evelyn Stokes. Last Fall, the William and Evelyn Stokes Foundation reached an agreement with the Ball State University Foundation to give $1 million in scholarships over the next four years to an unspecified number of students who demonstrate financial need.
January 19, 2022
Ball State Sports Link, the nation’s first academic track in sports media production, has launched a new after-school program with high school students from Muncie Central and Muncie Burris: “Sports Media Production: The Experience.” The seven-week after-school program started in November 2021, with local community non-profits the Muncie Sports Commission and Innovation Connector serving as facilitators for the initiative.
January 19, 2022
Students, teachers, and administrators across the country have faced unprecedented challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But researchers at Ball State University have concluded that various modes of instruction—whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid—did not play a significant role in learning loss among students in Indiana public schools during the 2020-21 school year.
January 12, 2022
Ball State University’s Multicultural Center has announced the schedule of events for Unity Week 2022, which kicks off on Jan. 17—the official observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
January 11, 2022
Ball State University and Daleville Community Schools have announced a unique partnership in which esports student-athletes from both institutions will work together to form a meaningful educational and extracurricular experience.
January 5, 2022
The Ball State University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections, in collaboration with the University’s Multicultural Center, recently debuted the new freely-accessible online digital exhibit, The Ball State University Multicultural Center: Ambassadors of Campus Inclusion and Diversity.
January 5, 2022
A recently published research paper, co-authored by two Ball State University faculty members, explores how some firms that default on federal contracts try to mitigate their reputation by boosting their financial political contributions and increasing their spending on lobbying.
December 18, 2021
Ball State University held two in-person Commencement ceremonies on Saturday to honor about 1,500 Fall 2021 graduates.
December 10, 2021
The Miller College of Business at Ball State University has announced the launch of the Miller Leadership Academy. This new scholarship and support program will provide select incoming Ball State freshmen an $11,000 renewable scholarship—plus resources and services that focus on supporting underserved students financially, academically, and holistically.
December 8, 2021
Ball State University’s Guardian Scholars Program has won a 2021 Aging Out Institute (AOI) Award, which celebrates the effective strategies of organizations that work with youth who age out of foster care.
November 24, 2021
Dr. Don Shondell, an iconic figure in the sport of volleyball who founded the men’s program at Ball State University, passed away Tuesday night. He was 92.
November 23, 2021
Ball State University offers one of the best courses of study for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs, according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Princeton Review, the education services company known for its annual college and graduate school rankings, once again selected Ball State for its list, “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2022.”
November 2, 2021
A recent study, spearheaded by Dr. Richard J. Petts, professor of Sociology at Ball State University, examines if and how workplace leave policies affect perceived job commitment.
October 27, 2021
Seven Ball State University Historic Preservation graduate students completed a team project that was awarded second place in the national 2021 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition. For this project, the students documented the Canal Pump House at Oldfields—an historic site in Indianapolis.
October 27, 2021
Ball State University Director of Athletics Beth Goetz today was recognized by Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) as one of the publication’s 2021 “Women of Influence.”
October 25, 2021
One of Ball State University’s latest immersive learning opportunities offers many students within the University’s R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture (CAP) the chance to learn while designing and helping to build an affordable, net-zero energy duplex home on Indianapolis’ near-east side.
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.

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