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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…

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‘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…


Ball State University Earns National Award for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie,IN — For the fourth consecutive year, Ball State University has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education. Earned through a vigorous application process, the HEED Award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a recipient, Ball State University will be featured in INSIGHT Into Diversity’s November 2019 issue, alongside 92 other institutions. Dr….


Left-Handed Pianist to Perform, Screen Documentary at Ball State 

By: Emily Gralak— Muncie, IN — On September 15, Ball State University will host a performance by Norman Malone, a left-handed pianist, and screen a documentary-in-progress about his extraordinary life story. “Norman Malone’s story proves that music heals and that staggering obstacles can be vanquished,” said Diane Quon, a producer on the documentary. “Malone’s biography is a lesson on how creativity can blossom at any stage of life and how music and the arts can sustain hope.” The free, public event,…


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,…


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,”…