September 22, 2022
For the seventh consecutive year, Ball State University has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education.
September 9, 2022
Ball State University announced today that President Geoffrey S. Mearns has appointed Ken Bothof to be the interim director of athletics. Mr. Bothof succeeds Beth Goetz, who has accepted a position as deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at the University of Iowa Athletics Department.
July 29, 2022
Dr. Rashida Willard will join Ball State University as associate vice president of Inclusive Excellence, effective Sept. 19, Dr. Charlene Alexander, chief strategy officer, announced.
June 1, 2022
Michael Lane will join Ball State University as associate vice president for institutional research, analytics, and decision support, effective July 1, Dr. Charlene Alexander, chief strategy officer, announced.
July 19, 2021
Dr. Susan McDowell, Vice Provost for Research at Ball State University, has been named an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Council on Research Leader Fellow.
July 7, 2021
President Geoffrey S. Mearns announces that Dr. Charlene Alexander will be returning to Ball State University as the next Chief Strategy Officer.
April 15, 2021
Erin Mason will join Ball State University in the newly-created position of University Registrar, effective July 1, 2021.
February 1, 2021
Ball State Provost Susana Rivera-Mills has published an essay on crisis leadership about the importance of values-guided decision making and equity.
January 6, 2020
Paula Luff will serve as Ball State’s next vice president for enrollment planning and management, effective April 20.
November 20, 2019
James Acton will become the next president of the Ball State University Alumni Association. He has more than 25 years of experience in alumni relations.
June 26, 2019
Alan Finn will serve as Ball State University’s next vice president for business affairs and treasurer, effective August 15, President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced.
October 22, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, Ball State will be one of five worldwide sites to host the preliminary round of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.
October 19, 2018
A century after their ancestors helped create what today is Ball State University, members of the Ball family from across the nation came to campus to celebrate the past 100 years.
September 10, 2018
The United Way of St. Joseph County received more than 200 literacy kits assembled by volunteers who attended the Ball State University Centennial Celebration Roadshow in Downtown South Bend on Friday, Sept. 7.
September 7, 2018
Ball State University’s Board of Trustees reviewed the proposed design of the $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building, another step in the University’s plan to meet the growing demand for STEM professionals.
August 30, 2018
Ball State University is taking its Centennial Celebration to South Bend on Sept. 7, the eve of its football game against Notre Dame.
August 28, 2018
National Weather Service awards University StormReady designation.
May 3, 2018
Ball State’s Board of Trustees approves the construction of a $4 million Multicultural Center designed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse campus.
April 20, 2018
Ball State University has selected Dr. Paaige K. Turner as the new dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media.
April 16, 2018
Geoffrey S. Mearns, the president of Ball State University, has selected Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills to serve as the new Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
March 30, 2018
Ball State University’s Board of Trustees has approved construction of a new $18 million parking garage as part of a long-term plan to develop a new East Mall and make the campus friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists.
March 15, 2018
Read the email from President Mearns to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni on March 15, 2018, regarding House Bill 1315.
March 6, 2018
On March 6, the Indiana Senate passed a bill allowing Ball State University to assume responsibility for managing Muncie Community Schools. Read the email from President Mearns to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
September 11, 2017
Activist, academic and author Angela Davis visits Ball State on Sept. 22. Her presentation is part of the university’s annual lineup of speakers, which also includes young activists Julissa Arce and Alex Sheen and historian Abby Smith Rumsey.