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BSU Meteorology Professor: It’s Going To Be a Long, Wet Summer

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Don’t expect the current daily deluge of rain to stop any time soon, says David Call, a meteorology professor at Ball State University. And climate change may be to blame. “The long-range forecast calls for continuous rain throughout the summer for the Midwest,” Call said. “Overall, it’s been a wet year and it will stay wet.” He said the weather pattern for summer calls for warmer and wetter weather in the U.S. south and east and…

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Ball State Students, Recent Grads Win Four Emmys in Cleveland

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN— Ball State University’s string of Emmy winners continued  June 15 when students and recent graduates involved in multiple projects took home four statuettes from the 50th  annual Emmy Awards for the Lower Great Lakes Chapter in Cleveland. Ryan Shank, a 2018 graduate (Department of Telecommunications), was a double winner for the WIPB-TV production of “The Story of Jim Davis,” with one Emmy for directing, and a second as producer, sharing that award with 2019 graduate…


Hannah Fluhler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN–Ball State University alum Hannah Fluhler, an Honors College student who recently completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing and pre-dance/movement therapy along with a minor in dance performance, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Melbourne, Australia. There she will help conduct research on Fanconi anemia (FA) at St. Vincent’s Institute, as part of a 12-person Genome Stability Lab team, under the supervision of a leading FA researcher. During her 10 months in Australia, Fluhler also plans…


Ball State Tuition Set For 2019-20 and 2020-21, Lowest In The MAC

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN— The Ball State University Board of Trustees voted today to raise undergraduate tuition rates 1.25% for 2019-20 and 1.25% in 2020-21. Even with this small increase, Ball State will still have the lowest tuition in the Mid-American Conference. Board Chair Rick Hall noted that the increase falls below tuition rates recommended by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (1.65%), the inflation rate the Federal Open Market Committee projects over the next 2…


Digital Marketing Summer Academy Returns to Ball State University In July

By: Kari Wissel— Muncie, IN – The Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing and Analytics (CADMA) is hosting their second annual Digital Marketing Summer Academy July 15th through the 19th. Hosted on Ball State University’s campus, the Digital Marketing Summer Academy provides high school students the opportunity to explore interests in digital marketing, advertising, and analytics as well as get a taste of life as a Cardinal. Courses offered at the DMSA are designed with 21st-century skills in mind with…


AAUW To Hold 40th Annual Used Book Sale

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Donations of used and new books, excluding textbooks, are being accepted for the American Association of University Women’s 40th annual Used Book Sale, which is co-sponsored by Indiana Public Radio. IPR will accept books prior to the sale. People should call 765-285-5888 to arrange to donate books. People with books to drop off may park behind the Letterman Building on Ball State University’s campus. Access to the parking area is off of Riverside Avenue. Books also may…


Ball State Brings Emmy Award Winner To Campus To Teach

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN— Emmy Award-winning musical director Michael Rafter will join Ball State University for Fall semester, bringing his talents to the Department of Theatre and Dance. Rafter will be an associate professor of musical theatre, succeeding Beth Turcotte, the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre who joined the University in 1982. She retired May 3. Rafter is an American arranger, music director, music supervisor, conductor, and musician best known for his work on Broadway and collaborations with…


Ball State Announces New Foundation President and Vice President for University Advancement

By: BSU Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN — Jake Logan will serve as president of the Ball State University Foundation and vice president for University Advancement, effective June 3, 2019, Randall E. Pond, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced today. Mr. Logan is currently assistant vice chancellor at the University of Missouri, where he has served since 2016. For more than 10 years, he has been part of comprehensive capital campaigns exceeding…


Ball State Trustees Approve Strategic Plan “Executive Dashboard”

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN– The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved today an executive dashboard designed to allow campus leadership to monitor progress on the 2040 goals in the new strategic plan, “Destination 2040: Our Flight Path.” President Geoffrey S. Mearns and Sue Hodges Moore, chief strategy officer, recommended the Strategic Plan Executive Dashboard, which will provide greater visibility into performance across campus. “I am grateful to the members of our team who helped create a dashboard that…


Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb To Speak At Ball State Commencement

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN— Indiana’s top elected official will give the keynote address at Ball State University’s Spring Commencement on May 4, 2019. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will speak during the ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. on the Arts Terrace. About 3,200 Ball State graduates are expected to receive their diplomas. It is the first time an Indiana governor will give an address at Ball State’s Spring Commencement while in office. “We are very grateful…