Ball State Roadshow Extends Centennial Celebration Beyond Campus

Photo taken during the Centennial Birthday Celebration on campus on June 15th. Photo provided.Photo taken during the Centennial Birthday Celebration on campus on June 15th. Photo provided.

Muncie, IN—Ball State University is taking its Centennial Celebration to communities throughout Indiana, starting in July.

Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, the Ball State Centennial Celebration Roadshow will have cupcakes, giveaways, fun for families, and a community service project—assembling literacy kits for local families in partnership with local United Ways. The first stop will be in Gas City on July 24. The roadshow will come to South Bend on September 7 and Valparaiso on October 21, and several more visits are in the works.

Delaina Boyd, director of the Office of Community Engagement, said guests will find there is more to Ball State than they may think.

“We hope people will get to know us better and see how we’ve grown beyond our roots as a Teachers College to a world-class University,” she said. “There will be fun things to do. Most of all, we hope our guests will participate in our community service project.

“Social responsibility is a core Ball State value. It’s so important to us that it’s part of the Beneficence Pledge that we encourage every member of the University community to follow. Since our founding in 1918, Ball State has done more than educate students. We’ve served our neighbors.”

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About Ball State University

Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State is one of Indiana’s signature universities and an economic driver for the state. The University’s 2017-18 enrollment — 22,513 — is the largest in school history, and its freshman class of 4,002 was just three students shy of tying a school record. Every Indiana county is represented among Ball State’s student body, as are all 50 states and 68 countries. Ball State’s 731-acre campus is large enough to accommodate premier facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports but small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University, where 90 percent of classes are taught by faculty.