June 17, 2024
Be My Neighbor Day, 2023, Ball State PBSBall State PBS will once again host “Be My Neighbor Day,” which will be held from 1-4 p.m. ET Saturday, June 22, at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie.
June 14, 2024
Dr. Kathleen Washburn, Muncie Community Schools Board of TrusteesBall State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns today announced the appointment of Dr. Kathleen Washburn to the Muncie Community Schools (MCS) Board of Trustees.
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 13, 2024
Art in Bloom, Ball State UniversityA Spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free public floral exhibition Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, with extended museum hours from 1-5 p.m. on both days.
May 10, 2024
Burris Laboratory School recently set a new standard in collaborative research, hosting the 2024 annual conference of the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS). With unprecedented international attendance, this year’s event, held April 24-26 on the campus of Ball State University, gathered educators, researchers, and professionals from 13 states, one territory, and seven countries spanning four continents, marking a significant milestone in the history of IALS.
May 4, 2024
Ball State University on Saturday celebrated its Class of 2024 with a traditional Spring Commencement ceremony held on the Old Quad. The University conferred approximately 3,000 doctoral, specialist, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees for its Spring 2024 graduates in its 198th Commencement ceremony.
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 26, 2024
Burris Laboratory School, Ball State University, 2019In U.S. News & World Report's “2024 Best U.S. High Schools” listing, the Indiana Academy secured the No. 2 spot in the state, while Burris Laboratory School climbed two spots to No. 12, continuing their tradition of excellence.
April 9, 2024
2023 Ball State University Spring Commencement ceremonyBall State University next month will confer approximately 3,000 doctoral, specialist, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees at its 2024 Spring Commencement ceremony. Stedman Graham, a New York Times bestselling author, educator, business advisor, and 1989 Ball State University graduate, will deliver the address to Ball State’s Class of 2024 at the main ceremony.
April 6, 2024
Malina Simone BaconMalina Simone Bacon, co-founder of the Indianapolis-based cultural development firm and creative agency “GANGGANG,” will be a featured speaker at Ball State University from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Pruis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
March 21, 2024
One Ball State Day, Ball State University’s award-winning 24-hour fundraising event, returns Wednesday, April 3, with the goal of topping $1 million for a third straight year.
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.
March 12, 2024
Sursa Hall, Ball State University“Music at the House of the Medici” March 28 at the University’s Sursa Performance Hall will feature the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (IBO) and celebrate the sounds of Florence, Italy, in the 17th and early 18th centuries.
March 6, 2024
Ball State University's College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of the renowned Thalea String Quartet as part of the 2023-2024 Arts Alive series April 9, 2024, at Sursa Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
February 15, 2024
Ball State University is hosting an event celebrating the legacy of social reformer Frederick Douglass with a special performance, “The Frederick Douglass Jazz Works,” created and composed by Ruth Naomi Floyd.
February 8, 2024
Máka Mia Pizza® shop, Ball State UniversityBall State University Dining has announced the opening of Máka Mia Pizza®, a new robotic pizza shop located in the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
February 6, 2024
Ball State University’s School of Journalism and Strategic Communication (SJSC) and the George and Frances Ball Foundation have announced a community partnership, through the Cradle to Career Muncie initiative, which aims at building equitable education pathways and fulfilling careers for all children in Muncie, Ind.
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.
January 30, 2024
Giovanni Domenico Ferretti, Italian (1692–1768), Harlequin and His Lady, oil on canvas, Haukohl Collection. Photo credit: MNHA/Tom LucasThe David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University presents a selection of paintings and sculptures from the Haukohl family collection—the largest collection of Florentine Baroque art of the late 16th to the early 18th centuries outside of Italy—from Feb. 22 through May 19, 2024.
January 30, 2024
Ball State University Village revitalization plan rendering, January 2024Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns invites campus and local community members to two presentations about the University’s plan to revitalize The Village, the business district located immediately adjacent to campus.
January 26, 2024
Village Rendering 4The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved five important contracts to advance the implementation of the University’s Village Revitalization Plan.
January 12, 2024
Unity Week 2023, Ball State UniversityBall State University’s Multicultural Center has announced the schedule of events for its annual Unity Week, which kicks off on Monday, Jan. 15—the official observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday this year.
January 10, 2024
Dede AyiteAward-winning costume designer Dede Ayite will be a featured speaker Jan. 18 as part of Ball State University’s annual Arts Alive series, presented by the University’s College of Fine Arts (CFA). The event, which will be free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. in Recital Hall (AR 217) in the Fine Arts Building.
December 15, 2023
The Village Performing Arts Center aerial rendering, Ball State UniversityBall State University has received a grant of $35 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, College and Community Collaboration (CCC). The grant will support the University’s ambitious, long-term plan to revitalize The Village, the commercial district adjacent to Ball State’s campus.
November 8, 2023
In a groundbreaking project for collegiate journalism, Ball Bearings Magazine, the Ball State Daily News, and the Western Kentucky College Heights Herald, in collaboration with Ball State PBS and Western Kentucky PBS, were named joint winners of the Associated Collegiate Press’ Innovation Pacemaker Award for the cross-platform multimedia project, “Fleeing to Flyover Country.”