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Outstanding BSU Faculty Honored at 2019 Fall Opening Convocation

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN — A leading expert in environmental health, especially on the relationship between air pollution and health, and a writer who focuses on the intimacies of family life were among the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award winners, announced at the Fall Opening Convocation on August 16. Every year, Ball State bestows awards to recognize faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the University community. The 2019 winners are: Outstanding Research Award: Dr. Maoyong Fan,…

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Ball State University’s 2019 Fan Jam Is Saturday August 17th

By: Ball State Sports— Muncie, IN—Join us for Ball State Athletics 2019 Fall Fan Jam on Saturday, August 17th! Everyone is invited to Scheumann Stadium from 5-7 pm for this FREE community-wide event to kick off the 2019 sports schedule. Don’t miss the fun! Fans will have the opportunity to meet Ball State coaches, student-athletes – including the entire football squad – receive autographs, take home a poster and take part in interactive stations. Community organizations and corporate partners will…


Ball State Commencement Speaker Urges New Grads To Fly

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN – Ball State University commencement speaker Sharon Paulson told new graduates participating in ceremonies at Worthen Arena that they were now a more distinguished group as a result of their hard-earned degrees. Dr. Paulson, now an emerita faculty member, joined the Department of Educational Psychology at Ball State in 1991, and served as the department’s chair from 2011-2017. “You are now among only 33 percent of adults in the U.S. who hold a college degree,”…


Ball State Celebrates 10-Year Partnership with DWNTWN Muncie, MITS, and Muncie Visitors Bureau

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – Ball State University’s Office of Orientation is celebrating a decade-long partnership with Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (DWNTWN), Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS), and the Muncie Visitors Bureau in welcome incoming students and their families to the community. During 18 orientation sessions each summer, students and family members are greeted by the Muncie Visitors Bureau during their initial visit to campus. The Visitors Bureau provides a Muncie Visitors Guide to each family, along…


Muncie Community Schools Announces Director of Public Education and Chief Executive Officer

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN— Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees today voted to hire Indiana native Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, Ed.D., as its new Director of Public Education and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 11, 2019. Kwiatkowski brings with her more than 35 years of experience in Indiana public education where she has held a variety of roles including 18 years as a teacher to Senior Education Advisor for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. This announcement comes on…


BSU Meteorology Professor: It’s Going To Be a Long, Wet Summer

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Don’t expect the current daily deluge of rain to stop any time soon, says David Call, a meteorology professor at Ball State University. And climate change may be to blame. “The long-range forecast calls for continuous rain throughout the summer for the Midwest,” Call said. “Overall, it’s been a wet year and it will stay wet.” He said the weather pattern for summer calls for warmer and wetter weather in the U.S. south and east and…


Ball State Students, Recent Grads Win Four Emmys in Cleveland

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN— Ball State University’s string of Emmy winners continued  June 15 when students and recent graduates involved in multiple projects took home four statuettes from the 50th  annual Emmy Awards for the Lower Great Lakes Chapter in Cleveland. Ryan Shank, a 2018 graduate (Department of Telecommunications), was a double winner for the WIPB-TV production of “The Story of Jim Davis,” with one Emmy for directing, and a second as producer, sharing that award with 2019 graduate…


Hannah Fluhler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN–Ball State University alum Hannah Fluhler, an Honors College student who recently completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing and pre-dance/movement therapy along with a minor in dance performance, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Melbourne, Australia. There she will help conduct research on Fanconi anemia (FA) at St. Vincent’s Institute, as part of a 12-person Genome Stability Lab team, under the supervision of a leading FA researcher. During her 10 months in Australia, Fluhler also plans…


Ball State Tuition Set For 2019-20 and 2020-21, Lowest In The MAC

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN— The Ball State University Board of Trustees voted today to raise undergraduate tuition rates 1.25% for 2019-20 and 1.25% in 2020-21. Even with this small increase, Ball State will still have the lowest tuition in the Mid-American Conference. Board Chair Rick Hall noted that the increase falls below tuition rates recommended by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (1.65%), the inflation rate the Federal Open Market Committee projects over the next 2…


Digital Marketing Summer Academy Returns to Ball State University In July

By: Kari Wissel— Muncie, IN – The Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing and Analytics (CADMA) is hosting their second annual Digital Marketing Summer Academy July 15th through the 19th. Hosted on Ball State University’s campus, the Digital Marketing Summer Academy provides high school students the opportunity to explore interests in digital marketing, advertising, and analytics as well as get a taste of life as a Cardinal. Courses offered at the DMSA are designed with 21st-century skills in mind with…