September 26, 2023
Dr. 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 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
Two 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
Key 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
Ball 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 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).
April 11, 2023
Ball State University’s Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP) will be holding a graduation ceremony for the fourth cohort of its nationally-recognized Certificate in Election Administration, Technology, and Security (CEATS) program.
February 10, 2023
Ball State University on Feb. 3 hosted more than 85 middle and high school students from Delaware County for the second annual Peer Tutoring Day. The event is held each year to celebrate, train, and encourage local students who have volunteered to be peer writing tutors in their schools.
December 5, 2022
Indiana Public Broadcasting and Ball State University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs have unveiled the results from the 2022 Hoosier Survey. This non-partisan public policy survey is designed to take the pulse of the state regarding the most pressing issues facing Indiana residents, and provides policymakers with a measure of public opinion on current issues facing the state and nation.
October 20, 2022
Ball State University’s Dr. Jessica Ward, associate professor of Biology, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how embryos of aquatic animal species learn about the world before hatching.
September 21, 2022
Ball State University has been awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create and expand high-quality, on-campus programming that encourages local youth to explore their interests and envision a future for themselves in college.
September 7, 2022
A recent study conducted by researchers at Ball State University, in partnership with Fishbrain, the world’s most popular fishing app, offers new insight into “invasion superhighways,” in which aquatic invasive species are spreading across the U.S.
September 6, 2022
Ball State University is inviting the community to learn about and celebrate pollinators at its family-friendly “Pollinator Party!” being held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and Environmental Center.
September 1, 2022
Ball State University’s College of Sciences and Humanities has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that is expected to play a major role in increasing retention and graduation rates among academically talented low-income students in Chemistry and Biology.
August 16, 2022
Ball State University Spring 2021 graduate Karleigh Conner, of Maineville, Ohio, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service.
July 21, 2022
Ball State University May 2022 graduate Alexa McDonald, of Hilliard, Ohio, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service. A member of Ball State’s Swimming and Diving team from 2018-2022, Ms. McDonald was one of only 21 female Spring sport athletes nationwide to receive this $10,000 scholarship.
July 5, 2022
Four recent Ball State University graduates have been chosen for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program—one of the most prestigious and widely recognized international programs, which grants support for pursuing graduate studies, conducting research, or teaching English abroad.
June 27, 2022
Ball State University junior Steve Doll has been awarded a Udall Undergraduate Scholarship—one of America’s most prestigious scholarships awarded to college juniors and sophomores for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or Native American nations. Ball State junior Krista Walterbusch, meanwhile, was selected as a Udall Scholarship honorable mention honoree.
April 21, 2022
Two Ball State University programs dedicated to lasting election integrity have received national awards honoring best practices in election administration and training from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
April 20, 2022
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded two Ball State University professors a grant to study the effects of economic and social stress on those living in rural communities.
April 13, 2022
Ball State University junior Isabelle Behrman 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.
December 18, 2021
Ball State University held two in-person Commencement ceremonies on Saturday to honor about 1,500 Fall 2021 graduates.
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 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 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.