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AAUW Offers Scholarship For Nontraditional Students

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Applications for the American Association of University Women, Muncie Branch, nontraditional student scholarship are due Monday, April 1. The form to apply for the scholarship must be secured no later than Monday, March 25. The scholarship is worth $1,500 and is available for the 2019-2020 academic year, effective Aug. 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020. The scholarship must be used for tuition, health fee, books, and other classroom-related expenses for the year, including summer session. To apply, applicants…


2nd Annual T. Norman Van Cott Lecture in Political Economy and Liberty

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN— The Department of Economics will host the 2nd Annual T. Norman Van Cott Lecture in Political Economy and Liberty on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Arts & Journalism building, Room 175 on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  Joseph Butz, Chief Operating Office, Kaiser Permanente, will discuss Free Markets and Health Care. Joseph T. Butz serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Delivery System Operations for…


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Taps Recent BSU Grad to Design His Cleats

By: Nick Werner— Muncie, IN—First Sydney Noland screamed. Then she cried. “I’m sure my downstairs neighbor thought I was out of my mind,” she wrote on her blog. Noland’17, was not out of her mind, but she was overwhelmed with emotion after receiving a text message from a colleague who worked for the Seattle Seahawks. “Guess what? Russell Wilson chose you to design his cleats.” The star quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks drafted Noland,to create a design on his shoes…


Ball State Meteorologist Says Impending Sub-Zero Temps Should Be Taken Seriously

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, Indiana – The potential for subzero weather in the next few days should be taken seriously, says Jill Coleman, a meteorologist at Ball State University. She notes the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued wind chill watch/extreme cold advisory from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning for most of Indiana. The combination of a southward moving continental Arctic air mass combined with moderate-strong sustained wind speeds (about 20 mph) can create dangerously low wind chill…


3 Ball State Programs Earn Top 25 Rankings In U.S. News & World Report

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Three Ball State University online programs finished in the top 25 in national rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report. Since U.S. News started ranking online programs six years ago, Ball State has always had degrees in the top 25. Those recognized in the 2019 “Best Online Programs” are: 13th – Master of Business Administration (MBA) 13th – Graduate nursing 25th – Bachelor’s degrees Each program improved from its 2018 ranking. The MBA climbed…


First Amendment Expert To Speak at Ball State on January 23

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Veteran journalist Gene Policinski, who is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute in Washington, D.C., will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Cardinal Hall of the Student Center at Ball State University. The title of Policinski’s presentation is “The Real Threats to a Free Press: Bodies, Bytes and Benign Neglect.” Policinski’s presentation is part of Ball State University’s Department of Journalism’s 50th anniversary celebration and the university’s 100th anniversary. Ball…


Owsley Museum To Feature Centennial Exhibition On Hoosier Impressionist Couple

By: Rachel Buckmaster— Muncie, IN — The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) presents a special opportunity to view more than 90 works of art by Muncie’s most important Impressionist painters. “Impressions of Love: J. Ottis and Winifred Brady Adams, a Ball State University Centennial Exhibition” is on view from January 24 through May 19, 2019. Commemorating Ball State’s Centennial with this unique exhibition, “Impressions of Love” celebrates the art and marriage of the noted painters, whose art was fostered…


Creative Professional Travis Abels to Speak at Ball State

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Travis Abels, a creative advertising professional, artist, editor and storyteller, who splits his time between Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles; and New York City, will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Ballroom of the Student Center at Ball State University. The title of his presentation is “Throw Away Process and Just Play.” The presentation is free and open to the public. His visit to Ball State is sponsored by the university’s Department of Journalism…


Ball State’s United Way Campaign Makes $267,000 Impact On Delaware County

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications—  Muncie, Indiana — Ball State University faculty and staff donated approximately $182,000 to support the United Way of Delaware County in 2018. With matching grants from the Ball Brothers Foundation and Indiana United Ways, the campaign’s impact is more than $267,000. The 2018 on-campus campaign, which took place from September 19 to November 30, exceeded the $157,000 raised in 2017. In 2018, a record 91 donors were leadership givers, who made contributions of $500…


Ball State Adds Online Master’s in Information and Communication Sciences

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, Indiana – To train American workers for technology-based jobs, Ball State University will soon offer an online version of its highly regarded master’s in information and communication sciences. Beginning with the Spring semester, Ball State’s Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) will launch its online master of science in addition to its on-campus degree. On campus or online, the 38-credit-hour program that can be completed in as soon as 18 months. The program features…