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Social Distancing Tips: 15 Ways to Stay Both Sane and Safe

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN– Practicing social distancing to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic may sound scary or impossible to do, but there are ways to appropriately handle the process, says Jagdish Khubchandani, a health science professor at Ball State University. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 that include recommendations for social distancing—a term epidemiologists use to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully…

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Ball State Graduate on Front Lines in Battle Against Coronavirus

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—From 2014 to 2016, Ball State University graduate Geoff Hutchinson was a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching chemistry in Mozambique. There, he saw the burdens caused by infectious diseases and pledged to do something to help. The 2014 Ball State graduate is fulfilling that promise. Today, Hutchinson is on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus, working around the clock with scientists at a research center operated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) outside of Washington, D.C As…


Ball State to Honor Indiana Women of Achievement on March 25

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie, IN — Ball State University will honor six leaders as Indiana Women of Achievement on Wednesday, March 25, with a panel presentation and dinner. Recognized for their excellence in education, research, and women’s advocacy, these women have enhanced the lives and learning experiences of many and continue to inspire through their admirable work. A panel discussion, “Empowering Women: A Conversation with Indiana Women of Achievement,” will be held at 3 p.m. in L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Room 301….


New Scholarship Initiative to Benefit Ball State Undergraduate Students From Indiana

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN – The George and Frances Ball Foundation and Ball State University are partnering to create an endowed scholarship initiative that will significantly increase financial assistance for undergraduate students from Indiana. The George and Frances Ball Scholars Program also provides incentive for new donors to support Ball State students by matching each dollar raised by Ball State up to $5 million. The initiative will be the largest single investment in student scholarship funding…


NBA to Use Ball State Prof’s ‘Elam Ending’ as Part of All-Star Game

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – The NBA’s All-Star Game will have a new twist when a new scoring system  created by and named after Ball State University professor Nick Elam becomes part of the nationally-broadcast contest on February 16. The league unveiled its adoption of the Elam Ending last week to its All-Star format as part of its efforts to honor the Kobe Bryant, the 18-time All-Star  who recently perished in a helicopter accident. The Elam Ending…


Ball State Trustees Extend President’s Contract And Elect New Officers

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN — The Ball State Board of Trustees took steps today to maintain the positive momentum of the University by unanimously extending the contract of President Geoffrey S. Mearns and electing new officers, including Renae Conley as chair. His extension is through June 30, 2027. “Ball State is stronger than ever,” said Rick Hall, ’89, who served as Board chair from 2014 until today. “In extending President Mearns’ contract, the Board has taken…


Owsley Museum at Ball State to Feature Modern Paintings by Mexican Artists

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN — The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University will host “Mexican Modernity: 20th-Century Paintings from the Zapanta Collection,” highlighting some of the most significant modern Mexican artists, from January 30 to May 3. Organized chronologically, the exhibition includes Early Masters, Mexican Muralists, Second-Generation Muralists, Introspective artists, the Rupture generation, and the Oaxacan Movement — all groups that represent dynamic moments in the evolution of 20th-century Mexican art. The exhibition…


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….


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,…