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CNN’s Brian Stelter To Speak Nov. 27th At Pruis Hall

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, Indiana—Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent for CNN, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University. His presentation is titled “Truthfully Reporting in the ‘Fake News’ Era.” The event is free and open to the public. Stelter, 33, is the anchor of “Reliable Sources,” which examines the week’s top media stories every Sunday at 11 a.m. on CNN. He also reports for CNN Business and writes a…


Students Driven To Solve Ecological Issues Awarded Coveted Scholarship

By: Ball State University Marketing and Communications— Muncie, Indiana – One Ball State University student wants to solve ecological issues by focusing on water systems while a classmate aspires to help protect the world’s endangered species. Their determination is being recognized with a major scholarship that will help them reach their goals. Ball State undergraduates Maddie Clark and Kaitlin Gavenda are in their senior year of college as winners of the prestigious Udall Scholarship, a $7,000 award that celebrates student…


Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program Ranked 12th Nationally

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, Indiana – Ball State University’s entrepreneurship program is the 12th best among undergraduates offerings in the nation, according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Princeton Review’s 13th annual survey names the 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools best for entrepreneurship studies. Ball State moved up from 20th last year. Since its formation in 1983, the Entrepreneurship Center has been a leader in entrepreneurial education — taking creative risks through evidence-based approach — and has been consistently…


Ball State Receives Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award

By: Marc Ransford— New Orleans, Louisiana – In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has named Ball State University the winner of the 2018 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ball State received the award for its Schools within the Context of Community (SCC) program, which takes a unique approach with teacher education to help prepare culturally responsive and community-engaged…


Ball State TCOM Department Produces WWII Documentary: “Saboteur”

By: BSU Marketing & Communications— WWII soldier, Belgian resistance fighter the subject of his granddaughter’s documentary. Muncie, Indiana—Since she was a little girl, Nicole Lehrman listened to her grandfather Gabriel DeLobbe tell story after story about his efforts to fight the Nazis in Belgium during the 1940s. The recent Ball State graduate brought his memories to life in the documentary “Saboteur.” “He’s been telling stories of his time growing up in Belgium during the war for as long as I…


Ball Family Celebrates University’s Centennial

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN–A century after their ancestors helped create what today is Ball State University, members of the Ball family from across the nation came to campus to celebrate the past 100 years. Dozens of descendants of the original five Ball brothers gathered Thursday, Oct. 18, for the Ball Family Centennial Celebration in the Fine Arts Building (home of the David Owsley Museum of Art) to observe the milestone. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said the remarkable…


“The Celebration of the Century,” Ball State Homecoming Week, Kicks Off On October 14

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, Indiana — Help commemorate Ball State University’s Centennial year during “The Celebration of the Century” Homecoming Week, October 14-20. Festivities culminate at 3 p.m. October 20 when the Cardinals take on Mid-American Conference rival the Eastern Michigan University Eagles in Scheumann Stadium. This year’s schedule includes beloved traditions plus new events such as a flag football tournament, “Mini College” discussion panels, and a Chase Charlie 5K run, according to Michelle Johnson, senior director…


Ball State Awards 18 Students With Full Scholarships

By: Marc Ransford— INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Ball State University presented 18 high-achieving students with full scholarships Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Governor’s Residence during a luncheon hosted by Indiana’s First Lady Janet Holcomb. Named as Centennial Scholars in concurrence with Ball State’s 100th anniversary, these students were selected by the University’s academic colleges and represent a variety of majors. While pursuing different dreams, all have shown a proven commitment to outstanding academic achievement and active community engagement. “We are here…


Edward Gorey’s Art Coming to the Owsley Museum at Ball State

By: Rachel Buckmaster— Muncie, Indiana — The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) presents a unique exhibition of art by Edward Gorey along with the art he consumed and collected. “Gorey’s Worlds” is on view from September 27 through December 21, 2018. “Gorey’s Worlds,” an exhibition organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, is the first to contextualize the work of celebrated American author and illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000) by uniting artworks from his personal collection…


Ball State To Dedicate Logistics Center To Honor Retired UPS CEO

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, Indiana – During a ceremony beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, Ball State will dedicate the Kent C. “Oz” Nelson Logistics and Supply Chain Management Center for Excellence to honor the 1959 graduate for his remarkable career and lasting impact on the university and the Miller College of Business. Nelson graduated from Ball State with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received an honorary doctorate of laws in 1994. He worked for UPS for 37…