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Ball State Transforms Campus, Launches New Commercial With ‘We Fly’ Refresh

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN — With a campus adorned in bold, new banners and signage, eye-catching billboards on the interstates, an exciting new commercial, and more, Ball State University is building on the success of its We Fly marketing campaign. Ball State launched We Fly two years ago. The goals are to increase awareness of the University’s prestige and quality, emphasize academic strengths, celebrate its perfect size, showcase creativity, and differentiate Ball State from other institutions….

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Former Spelman College President To Speak At Ball State In Honor of MLK Jr. Day, Unity Week

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN–Dr. Beverly Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, will visit Ball State University on January 21 to as part of the campus’s MLK Jr. Day and Unity Week observances. “A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum” begins at 7:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Ball State’s Excellence in Leadership, Housing and Residence Life, Multicultural Center, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Online and Distance…


Ball State Students Create Sensory Play Wall to Help Children With Disabilities

By: Gabrielle Glass— Muncie, IN – Ball State University students are creating interactive play furniture at the Children’s Foundation in Carmel to help children with disabilities improve coordination, problem-solving, and other skills. Children’s TherAplay provides physical and occupational therapies on horseback for children with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, and developmental delays. The immersive learning course, led by Dr. Shireen Kanakri, associate professor of interior design, was a continuation from the previous semester,…


Ball State Seeking Ideas to Enhance University’s Strategic Plan

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN — The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved today the President’s Strategic Imperative Fund — a $5 million investment to support initiatives that will expedite the implementation of the institution’s strategic plan, Destination 2040: Our Flight Path. During a presentation to the Board, Chief Strategy Officer Sue Hodges Moore described the process by which members of the campus community have been invited to submit proposals that align with any of the plan’s strategic imperatives….


New Study: More Jobs Might Mean More Flu 

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Nearly everyone who wants a job has one, but with the flu season upon us, many workers are getting sick. A Ball State University researcher says that businesses should take precautions in advance of the annual flu season to keep sick workers home and reduce infection rates that send people to physicians in droves. “The Effects of Employment on Influenza Rates” found that a 1 percentage point increase in the employment rate correlates with increases in…


Ball State’s ‘Masters and Visionaries’ Features a Blend of Dance and Music Dec. 6-8

By: BSU Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN – A compilation of ballet works, modern dance, and movement in response to music will take place in the University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. December 6 as “Masters and Visionaries”debuts. Directed by Associate Professor of Dance Audra Sokol, “Masters and Visionaries” will allow audiences to witness 23 performers blend dance and music through choreography by historical figures and current dance visionaries. “Audience members will witness the ever-changing art of dance through four works…


Ball State’s Holiday Arts & Culture Night To Be Held On December 7th

By: Erin Moore, Office of Community Engagement— Muncie, IN—Kick off the holiday season by exploring Ball State University’s Cultural Corridor! On Saturday, December 7, luminaries will light the path between the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, Charles W. Brown Planetarium, and the David Owsley Museum of Art for holiday activities in each location. Ball State’s Holiday Arts & Culture Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free for all…


Ball State Nutrition Expert Provides Tips For Staying Healthy Over The Holidays

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN – First, there was Halloween and all its candy. Now  comes Thanksgiving and turkey and all the sides. Throw in holiday parties, Christmas dinners and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and the last two months of the year becomes a calorie-laden nightmare for many Americans. But, all hope is not lost, says Christy Tunnell, a clinical lecturer of nutrition and dietetics, who believes that planning ahead is critical for good health during the holiday…


Ball State Alumni Association Names New Leader

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN — James Acton, who has more than 25 years of experience in alumni relations, will become the next president of the Ball State University Alumni Association, effective December 3. He will also serve as the Ball State University Foundation’s vice president of alumni engagement. A lifelong Hoosier, Acton was born in Seymour and attended high school in Columbus. He began working in alumni relations straight out of college with Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity in Indianapolis,…


Ball State Fuels Young Musical Talent At Boys & Girls Club’s Buley Center

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie, IN—Senior Malik Brown offered a bold prediction. “In the future, I expect to hear Allie rapping on the radio, and Jayden’s beats enlivening famous pop songs,” Brown said. “They harness this natural musical talent.” Allie and Jayden are Muncie middle schoolers and members of the Junior Producers Club. The club is an after-school program at the Boys & Girls Club’s Buley Center, developed in partnership with Ball State’s Music Media Production (MMP) program. As part of…