June 21, 2024
2024 Ball State Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipientsIn a record-setting year, six recent Ball State University graduates—Julia Canty, Jayana Fennell, Cady Garcia, Denver Hammons, Katelyn Redman, and Haley Stevens—have been selected for prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards.
May 16, 2024
Dr. Jay Bagga, Ball State UniversityBall State University’s Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP) will hold a graduation ceremony May 24 for the fifth cohort of its nationally recognized Certificate in Election Administration, Technology, and Security (CEATS) program.
May 14, 2024
Dr. Jeff Spanke, Ball State UniversityDr. Jeff Spanke, associate professor of English and director of the English education program at Ball State University, was selected as one of four recipients nationwide for the esteemed Fulbright Roving Scholar of American Studies Fellowship.
May 3, 2024
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday reappointed Mark Ervin to the Muncie Community Schools (MCS) Board of Trustees. Also at Friday’s meeting, the Board approved the budget, scope, and naming of the University’s new Eric Foss Championship Performance Center, and the naming of the Rhonda Newport Kaspar Stage and Timothy M. Andrews Monumental Stair within the new Performing Arts Center.
April 30, 2024
For the first time in Ball State University’s history, multiple students have been selected to receive prestigious Boren Scholarships for international study. Those awarded from Ball State this year are juniors Kyle Carnes and Simon Webster and sophomore Madison Willingham.
April 19, 2024
Jillian Cieslik, Isabelle Behrman, Kelsey WoodruffJillian Cieslik, a senior at Ball State University, and two recent graduates—Isabelle Behrman and Kelsey Woodruff—have been selected for the coveted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).
April 18, 2024
Taylor Bias, Ball State University studentTaylor Bias, a junior at Ball State University, has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of America’s most prestigious scholarships for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research.
March 19, 2024
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Ball State UniversityBall State University is collaborating with NASA to provide live broadcast coverage of the total solar eclipse on April 8.
March 14, 2024
Ball State University Women's Week 2023Women’s Week 2024—Ball State University’s annual celebration of women's achievements and contributions to society—will be March 25-29. The celebration, organized by Ball State’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and African American Studies (WGAS), will be marked with numerous free events at the University.
February 22, 2024
Dr. Ashley Kalinski, Ball State UniversityDr. Ashley Kalinski, assistant professor of biology at Ball State University, was awarded a grant from the Merkin Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration Center at Johns Hopkins University to study nerve regeneration in mice
February 13, 2024
Dr. Max Fraser, University of MiamiBall State University’s Department of History will host Dr. Max Fraser, assistant professor of American history at the University of Miami, as the keynote speaker for the 27th annual Student History Conference on Feb. 23.
February 4, 2024
2022 Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Ball State UniversityBall State University’s Charles W. Brown Planetarium—Indiana’s largest planetarium—will host a full slate of free activities in anticipation of Muncie’s first solar eclipse in more than 1,000 years.
February 1, 2024
Todd Siebert Memorial Foundation visits Ball State UniversityBall State University's Department of Biology has received a significant donation of $20,000 from the Todd Siebert Memorial Foundation. The foundation, aimed at advancing research in C9ORF72-linked Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), was established in honor of Todd Siebert, who lost his battle with ALS in 2021 at the age of 51.
January 30, 2024
2023 Ball State University campus, Shafer TowerIndiana residents shared their opinions about election integrity and state tax spending in the third and final round of results from the 2023 Hoosier Survey, released today by Ball State University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs.
January 23, 2024
Ball State University’s 2023 Hoosier Survey—the Bowen Center for Public Affairs’ annual non-partisan public policy study—is once again providing insight into Indiana residents’ thoughts about the effectiveness of President Joe Biden and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.
January 16, 2024
Ball State Administration Building sign, Winter 2022The Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University has released the first of three rounds of results from the 2023 Hoosier Survey, the center’s annual non-partisan public policy study. The results represent the pulse of the state regarding the most pressing issues facing Indiana residents.
October 25, 2023
Dr. Charlene FletcherDr. Charlene Fletcher, an assistant professor of history at Butler University, will discuss Black women and confinement in the 19th century as a guest lecturer on Nov. 2 at Ball State University.
October 24, 2023
Alicia D. Williams, Writer-in-Residence, Ball State UniversityBall State University is welcoming award-winning author Alicia D. Williams to campus this Fall as its second guest author for the University’s Writer-in-Residence program.
October 17, 2023
Chief John Foster, Ball State University Police DepartmentJohn Foster, a 30-year veteran of the Ball State University Police Department, has been promoted by the University as its new assistant vice president for public safety and chief of police.
September 26, 2023
Dr. Caitlyn Placek, Ball State UniversityDr. Caitlyn Placek, associate professor in Ball State University’s Department of Anthropology, is spending six months abroad as a recipient of the Fulbright Global Scholar Award—part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.
August 10, 2023
Dr. Kevin Nolan, Ball State UniversityDr. Kevin C. Nolan, director and senior archaeologist of the Applied Anthropology Laboratories at Ball State University, along with eleven other scholars with varied expertise, have refuted claims by University of Cincinnati archaeologist Dr. Kenneth Tankersley that “evidence of a cosmic airburst at 11 Hopewell archaeological sites in three states stretching across the Ohio River Valley.”
May 25, 2023
Jess Melvin and Madison Pickering, Ball State Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipientsTwo 2023 Ball State University Spring graduates—Jess Melvin and Madison Pickering—will spend the upcoming academic year abroad as recipients of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award.
May 11, 2023
Dr. Richard Petts, Ball State UniversityKey findings of a recent study, spearheaded by Dr. Richard J. Petts, professor of Sociology at Ball State University, indicate that mothers spend more than twice as much time performing domestic cognitive labor—planning, organizing, and monitoring family needs—than fathers do.
April 20, 2023
Griffin Thomas, Ball State UniversityBall State University junior Griffin Thomas has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of America’s most prestigious scholarships for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research.
April 13, 2023
Ball State Online studentBall State University has partnered with Coursera, one of the world’s largest online learning platforms, to offer two flexible online master’s degree programs in the high-demand fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).