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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…

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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…


Board Moves Forward With New Foundational Sciences Building at Ball State

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, Indiana — Ball State’s Board of Trustees recently reviewed the proposed design of the $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building, another step in the University’s plan to meet the growing demand for STEM professionals. The 205,000-square-foot structure will be located in the new East Quad, just to the south of the Health Professions Building that is currently under construction. “The Foundational Sciences Building is a significant step forward in meeting a critical need for the state of Indiana,” said Ball State…


Teju Cole To Present at Ball State University On Sept. 13-14

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie,, Indiana —Teju Cole, award-winning novelist, essayist, photography critic for The New York Times Magazine, and the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard University will visit Ball State University on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. in Emens Auditorium to celebrate the nature of seeing and thinking in new ways as he discusses his latest book Blind Spot. Combining text and images in conversation with each other, Blind Spot explores the mysteries of the ordinary and the power of…


Ball State Kicks Off Centennial Celebration

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, Indiana – From the “Cardinal” red carpet entrance by former Ball State presidents and other dignitaries, to an emotional rendition of “We Fly” to a heart pounding conclusion with a fireworks display, the campus community came together Thursday, September 6, to kick off a yearlong celebration of University’s 100th anniversary. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns pointed out that while many things have changed in the University’s first 100 years, the constant has been the values…


BSU Student Proposes Study to Help Drug-Dependent Newborns

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Hannah Fluhler wants the crying to stop. Because of a first-of-its kind fellowship, the Honors College student is assembling a research team to determine if soothing lullaby music combined with gentle rocking will aid newborns suffering from drug withdrawal. Hannah is proposing a pilot study to be conducted in the neonatal intensive care unit at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie after approval by research oversight committees. The study hopes to examine the effects of movement and…