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Grammy, Oscar Winner Tiara Thomas Returning to Ball State University as Part of Letterman Lecture Series

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, a 2012 Ball State University graduate, is returning to Ball State as the next guest in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. “A Conversation with Tiara Thomas” will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Sursa Performance Hall on Ball State’s campus, and will be livestreamed at bsu.edu/live. Free tickets for Ball State students, faculty, and staff are currently available at…

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Ball State Sustains Strongest Period of Philanthropic Support in University’s History

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State University raised $36 million in philanthropic gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, marking the third consecutive year of more than $30 million in new private, philanthropic gifts to the University. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our alumni and benefactors enabled us to achieve one of the best years of fundraising in our University’s history,” said Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns. “They…


Accutech Honored As 2021 Ball State University Outstanding Community Partner

By Ball State Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – Accutech Systems Corporation has been named the recipient of the 2021 Ball State University Community Partner of the Year Award. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns presented the award on Aug. 2 to Accutech President Adam Unger. The annual award recognizes an East Central Indiana business, organization, or agency that demonstrated excellence as part of a Ball State community-based learning experience during the previous year. Partners are nominated by Ball State…


Ball State Graduate Jen Gilbert Earns Bronze Medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – A Ball State University graduate and notable former student-athlete has helped make history for her home country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Jen Gilbert’s Canadian Olympic softball team earned its first-ever Olympic medal, defeating Mexico 3-2 in the bronze medal game at Yokohama Baseball Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. “Congratulations to Jen for not only achieving her dream of representing Canada in the Olympics, but for playing a key role in taking home…


Dr. Abigail E. Comber Appointed Interim Principal at Burris Laboratory School

By BSU Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – Ball State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Abigail E. Comber as interim principal at Burris Laboratory School for the 2021-22 academic year. Dr. Comber succeeds Dawn Miller, who recently was hired as academic performance coordinator in the Office of Charter Schools at Ball State. Dr. Comber started her career as a teacher in 1999, and taught in various school settings in Washington, Ohio, and Oregon before she was hired at…


Governor Appoints Student Amy Wyse to Ball State’s Board of Trustees

By BSU Communications and Marketing— Muncie, IN – Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has appointed Amy Wyse as the new student representative on the Ball State University Board of Trustees. Gov. Holcomb also announced that current trustee Brian Gallagher was reappointed to a four-year term, which is effective through 2024. Ms. Wyse will serve a two-year term through 2023. “Ms. Wyse is an outstanding student, and she clearly has a passion for Ball State and for making an impact on…


Ball State University Graduate Rebecca Slezak Earns Second Place At 2021 National Hearst Journalism Championships

By BSU Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – A recent Ball State University graduate has been recognized by one of the nation’s top collegiate journalism awards programs. Rebecca Slezak, who in May graduated from Ball State’s College of Communication, Information, and Media, recently was awarded second place in the photojournalism category of the 61st annual National Hearst Journalism Championships. Slezak excelled in her championship assignment, “Chaotic Normalcy,” in which she was tasked with documenting the “new normal that represents the…


BSU President Mearns Named MAC Representative to NCAA Board of Directors

By Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN—The Mid-American Conference (MAC)  has announced  that Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns has been elected the MAC’s Chair of the Council of Presidents. He replaces University at Buffalo President Dr. Satish Tripathi, who served as Chair for the last four academic years. President Mearns has also been named the MAC representative to the NCAA Board of Directors. “On behalf of the President’s Council, I would like to express my gratitude to…


Ball State’s Teachers College Awarded $2.9 Million Grant To Fund COVID-19 Student Learning Recovery Programs

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced this week that it has awarded Ball State University’s Teachers College a $2.9 million grant to fund COVID-19 student learning recovery programs. The wide-ranging project will serve students in Muncie Community Schools, the Indiana Academy, Burris Laboratory School, and Inspire Academy. “We are grateful to the Indiana Department of Education for recognizing Ball State University’s ability to work with our community partners to accelerate student learning…


Over 900 Graduates Return To Ball State University For Class Of 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

By Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – On Saturday, Ball State University welcomed back more than 900 graduates whose Class of 2020 Commencement ceremonies were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The University held two in-person commencement ceremonies to honor May, July, and December 2020 graduates at Scheumann Stadium on Ball State’s beautiful campus. “Graduates, you earned your degrees from our University during what we know was an extraordinary year—a year unlike any other since our University was founded…