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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,…

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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…


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,…