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Ball State Named A Top School for Entrepreneurship

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – Ball State University continues to offer one of the nation’s best programs for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs, according to a joint effort by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Princeton Review, known for its annual college and graduate school rankings, ranked Ball State at No. 25 in its list of Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2020. “It is an honor to once again to be in the…

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BSU Women’s Club Invites You To a November 21st ‘Spaghetti and Trivia’ Fundraiser for Scholarships

By: Victoria Meldrum, BSU Women’s Club Communications Chair—  Muncie, IN— Good food and friendly competition will be plentiful at the BSU Women’s Club fundraiser for non-traditional student scholarships, to be held Thursday, November 21 at the Knights of Columbus (3600 W. Purdue Ave.). The evening starts with a spaghetti dinner at 6 PM, complete with marinara or meat sauce, salad, breadsticks, refreshments, and a choice of homemade desserts. A cash bar will also be available at this adults-only event. The trivia…


Local Food Insecurity Will Be Addressed at Muncie Summit on November 6th

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN— Ball State University will host the fourth Local Food Summit of Muncie and East Central Indiana on November 6, providing opportunities to learn how to shape the food landscape through consumerism, advocacy, and action. The summit has become a flagship sustainable food system event that attracts community organizers, local government, farmers, chefs, residents, academics, and students to talk about sustainable food systems and collectively work toward solutions to issues in Muncie community related to food production,…


Ball State Provost Rivera-Mills Named ‘Indiana Woman of Influence’

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications—  Muncie, IN— Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills, Ball State University’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has been named a 2019 Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Each year, IBJ recognizes a select group of women who have demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in their careers and community service. “Susana embodies our University’s enduring values — excellence, integrity, social responsibility, inclusiveness, gratitude, innovation, and courage,” said Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns,…


Ball State’s Health Professions Building Is The Future of Health Care

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications—  Muncie, IN—Ball State University formally unveiled the future of health care October 18 when the campus community came together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Health Professions Building. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns thanked the Indiana General Assembly for its support of the University’s plan to expand health education to meet the anticipated demand for such professionals in the coming years. “Today is an exciting day as we celebrate the completion of…


Ball State Breaks Ground On New Multicultural Center

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Ball State University broke ground Saturday on a new Multicultural Center at the core of campus designed meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body. Construction on the new Multicultural Center, which will be developed east of Bracken Library and adjacent to the planned East Mall and Grand Lawn, will begin in a few weeks and be occupied in 2020. The new, 10,500-square-foot facility will provide services closer to where students live and study, and…


‘Let the Good Times Soar’ At Ball State’s 2019 Homecoming Activities

By: Gabrielle Glass— Muncie, IN– Ball State University’s 93rd Homecoming is just around the corner, with festivities beginning Monday, October 14. With the theme “Let the Good Times Soar,” Homecoming Week will cap off with the Cardinals taking on the Toledo Rockets in a Mid-American Conference matchup at Scheumann Stadium at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19. “Homecoming 2019 will showcase some of Ball State’s most treasured traditions,” said Michelle Johnson, senior director of alumni engagement, homecoming, athletics and reunions. “From…


Ball State’s 3rd Hurlbut Hall Alumni Reunion Refreshes Friendships 40 Years Strong

By Rick Martinez— Muncie, IN—Ball State’s 3rd official Hurlbut Hall alumni reunion took place on September 13-14th in Muncie, IN. And the kids are alright. They had come from as close as across town in Muncie; and as distant as Washington, D.C., and St. Louis. Time had passed since they had last been together, with some among the nearly three dozen some odd people not having seen each other for years. They were friends who were back together for a…


Ball State Creating Training Program to Boost Regional Economic Development

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN– Ball State University is creating a training program to boost the skills of regional economic development leaders in six Midwestern states. The Indiana Communities Institute (ICI), which operates in the Miller College of Business at Ball State, has received $885,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a three-year program to develop and deliver an educational series in the six states served by the EDA’s Chicago office. These states are Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan,…


2019 Enrollment A Record For Ball State

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN — This Fall, Ball State University welcomed a record 22,541 students, including its largest, most academically qualified, and most diverse freshman class in the institution’s 101-year history. “It is very exciting to welcome such a bright and diverse group of students to Ball State,” said Board Chairman Rick Hall. “Ball State is on an upward trajectory, and there has never been a better time to be a Cardinal.” The previous record of 22,513 was set…