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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…

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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…


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…


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…