March 13, 2023
The inaugural event of the Ethan Whitehead Guest Lecture in Sustainability series is scheduled for March 20 at Ball State University. The guest lecturer is Dr. Billy Fleming, the Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center in the Weitzman School of Design. Dr. Fleming is a senior fellow with Data for Progress and co-director of the “Climate + Community Project.”
February 21, 2023
Margaret Lo will join Ball State University as chief sustainability officer, effective March 6, Alan Finn, vice president for Business Affairs and treasurer, announced.
August 31, 2020
The building has earned a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
June 23, 2020
The Wabash River could be returned to a pristine state by using modern conservation applications, according to research from Ball State University.
August 21, 2014
Ball State has announced the names of high-achieving students who've captured top national honors during the 2013-14 academic year.
January 21, 2014
Small-farm issues in a big-farm world are the central theme of "Down to Earth," a new documentary created by Ball State University students focused on promoting a more sustainable and locally based food system for our nation. The 35-minute film spotlights east central Indiana farmer Kyle Becker and his passion to implement sustainable farming methods to help heal his land while providing healthy food to people throughout the region.
September 6, 2013
Congressman Luke Messer and Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora have established the new Congressional Leadership Academy for high-ability high school juniors in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.
November 13, 2012
Ball State University recently was recognized for its sustainability achievements by a North American higher education organization dedicated to supporting environmentally responsible practices.
June 21, 2012
Ball State University was honored this week for its across-the-board efforts at environmental stewardship by an international organization that includes some of the world's most prestigious colleges and universities.
March 19, 2012
Ball State will dedicate the nation's largest geothermal system of its kind during a March 20 ceremony in Sursa Hall.
February 13, 2012
Speakers from across the country will come to Ball State this spring, providing the campus community with new ideas on a variety of topics.
January 30, 2012
Ball State students will help build a solar-powered house as part of a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
August 19, 2011
Coinciding recognitions from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education confirm Ball State's environmental leadership. Completion of the university's nation-leading geothermal energy project, meanwhile, could put it "over the top," predicts Robert Koester, longtime chair of the Council on the Environment.
June 28, 2011
Part of the university’s initiative to nurture an environmentally conscious campus includes a new green area installed atop a recently constructed energy station, itself a component of Ball State’s geothermal energy project.
April 22, 2011
For the second year in a row, Ball State University has been named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review. The university is one of only 311 schools in the nation to be recognized as an eco-friendly campus by the nationally known education service company.
November 4, 2010
The Hoosier Environmental Council recognizes Ball State University with its Technology Innovator of the Year award during the Green Policy Forum.
October 14, 2010
The university earns a leadership award from Second Nature and the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment as a "best example" of how higher education is helping shift society's thinking and behavior toward greater sustainability.
September 8, 2010
Ball State has received a grant to purchase new air conditioners in the Robert Bell Building’s computer lab that will help reduce the university’s electrical demand.
August 26, 2010
Six hundred students arriving on campus this fall have moved into the new Kinghorn Hall, named in honor of Tom Kinghorn, who dedicated more than four decades of service to Ball State before his retirement as vice president of business affairs and treasurer in June 2009.
May 6, 2010
The Princeton Review names Ball State to its green college guide as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible schools. The university is one of 286 schools in the nation to be recognized as an eco-friendly campus.
March 29, 2010
Media outlets and visitors from around the country — and the world — are keeping a close eye on Ball State's geothermal initiative.
February 8, 2010
Ball State joins sustainability rating system and takes a campuswide step toward sustainability.
October 30, 2009
$5 million boost to Ball State's geothermal initiative.
October 1, 2009
Ball State University graduate Kristopher Pring took part in the 2009 Smarter Planet University Jam, sponsored by IBM, and was named a top student contributor. He has been invited to be a part of a student advisory council through IBM to further discussions on sustainability issues.