April 11, 2024
2023 Worthen Arena basketball Ball State UniversityStudies from Ball State University's Miller College of Business and College of Communication, Information, and Media and Game Day provide perspective on the economic impact of the Indiana Fever selecting University of Iowa sensation Caitlin Clark with the No. 1-overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft.
April 9, 2024
Dr. Chang Liu, assistant professor of finance, and Dr. Maoyong Fan, professor of economics, Ball State UniversityA recent study by two Ball State University faculty members has found a clear and robust link between local stock market downturns and an increase in antidepressant use among investors.
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 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.
December 14, 2023
2018 Muncie Community Schools second-grade classroomA new study from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) shows that the effects of learning loss suffered by students in Indiana public schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt statewide.
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 24, 2023
Ball State Teachers College buildingBall State University’s Department of Special Education and Department of Educational Psychology, both in the University’s Teachers College, were awarded a $1,999,999 grant from the United States Department of Education as part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Special Education Research Grants 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 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.
December 15, 2022
Dr. Michael Hicks and Dr. Dagney FaulkWith the likelihood of the U.S. experiencing growth in the manufacturing of semiconductors, researchers at Ball State University have pinpointed the locations across the country most likely to experience expansion of semiconductor chip production in the coming years.
December 5, 2022
Shafer Tower, Ball State UniversityIndiana 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.
November 11, 2022
Molinaro Faculty FellowsThree faculty members of Ball State University’s Miller College of Business were selected as inaugural inductees of the Father Kenneth M. Molinaro, CSC Faculty Fellowship Program in a recent ceremony held in the Molinaro Hall of Fame Room of the Whitinger Business Building.
November 1, 2022
Dr. Brian Webster, Ball State UniversityDr. Brian Webster, an associate professor of Management in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University, recently co-authored a research paper about a study that explores the relationships between high-performing employees and perceived entitlement in the workplace
October 20, 2022
Dr. Jessica Ward, Ball State UniversityBall 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 27, 2022
Ball State student teaching in MuncieBall State University’s Teachers College has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to develop and implement an inclusive approach to identifying and supporting gifted students with disabilities.
September 7, 2022
Ball State University Aquatic Biology Fisheries LaboratoryA 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.
April 20, 2022
Ball State farmThe 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 4, 2022
Cutting Edge Conversations Ball State Miller College of BusinessBall State University’s Miller College of Business is back on April 13 with its latest installment of “Cutting Edge Conversations.” This free, virtual program is an opportunity to hear from three innovative professors, who offer their thoughts and research on three different issues discussed today on social media, in newspapers, and on the airwaves.
March 9, 2022
Ball State University Health Professions Building, 2021Ball State University announced today a new initiative, the Center for Substance Use Research and Community Initiatives (SURCI), that strives to establish its College of Health as a leading academic institution for addictions research and community interventions to address substance misuse.
January 19, 2022
2021 Ball State ClassroomStudents, 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 5, 2022
miller college of business buildingA 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.
November 2, 2021
West Quad 2020A 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.