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Dr. Paaige K. Turner. Photo provided.

Ball State Appoints Collaborator, Strategist As New Communication College Dean

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN – Ball State University has selected Dr. Paaige K. Turner as the new dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media. The former associate dean of the School of Communications at Webster University begins July 15 at Ball State, replacing Roger Lavery, who is retiring. “We believe that Paaige is an excellent addition to…


Ball State history professor Ron Morris is pictured with his new book, “The History of Indiana State Forests.” Photo provided.

Ball State Professor’s New Book Reviews History of Indiana’s State Forests

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—The next chapter for Indiana’s forests may be based on the need by Hoosiers for more outdoor space for recreation, says Ron Morris, a Ball State University history professor and co-editor with public historian Glory-June Greiff of a new book, “The History of Indiana State Forests.” The hardback book, which contains 144 full-color photographs by Glory-June…


Ron Morris, a Ball State history professor, investigates the unheated third floor of the building next to the opera house which was used as a green room, and dressing rooms for opera acts. The performers signed their names all over the space. Photo provided.

Delphi Opera House Recalls Its History With New Exhibit Created By Ball State Students

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—A group of Ball State University students are working to bring the history of the Delphi Opera House and the Indiana community that surrounds it to life with the creation of an exhibit at the 153-year-old facility. The students created this space by working with historical artifacts found at the site, providing context through historical research…


Alexandria Koontz, Ball State University junior double major in dance and psychology, gives her South View Elementary School students two thumbs up while instructing them in the weekly dance class that she leads at the school. Koontz and nine other Ball State students each have been assigned to a specific Muncie Community School elementary school and teach about 20 students each week as part of an immersive learning project titled "DANCE! Muncie After-School" at Ball State. Photo provided.

Ball State Students Bring Dance Education to Muncie Community Schools

By: Jillian Wilschke— Muncie, IN — One week it might be salsa, the next it could be jazz, but youngsters at local elementary schools are learning about the art of dancing, thanks to the efforts of students like Ball State University’s Ella Donovan. “My favorite part about the project are moments during class when a child genuinely is excited about what we…



Grace Hollars, Ball State '19, examines her camera while participating in the university's immersive learning experience BSU at the Games in Rio in 2016. Hollars is returning to the Olympics through BSU at the Games this winter to cover the 2018 Games in South Korea. Photo provided

Muncie Resident Grace Hollars To Photograph Olympic Winter Games

By: Jillian Wilschke— Muncie, IN – Ball State University student Grace Hollars, a resident of Muncie, Indiana, will take her photography skills to South Korea next month to cover the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Hollars, who is studying photojournalism at Ball State, will report from the games through the university’s Department of Journalism’s immersive learning experience BSU at the Games. The…


Geoffrey S. Mearns, Ball State University's 17th president. Photo: courtesy of Ball State University

Legislation Proposed To Allow Ball State University To Manage Muncie Community Schools

By: Geoffrey S. Mearns, President, Ball State University— Muncie, IN—Earlier this afternoon, I testified before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee. At the hearing, Representative Tim Brown introduced proposed new legislation concerning the future of the Muncie Community Schools (“MCS”). Chairman Brown had conferred with me in the preparation of the proposed legislation, and he offered me the opportunity to…