Education

One in 10 Americans May Suffer From Severe Weather Phobia According To BSU Professor

By: Marc Ransford— With the potential of a major winter storm ready to slam into the Midwest, Marc Ransford writes about a Ball State geography professor’s study concerning why many people are scared of storms.  Muncie, IN—One in 10 Americans may suffer from severe weather phobia that causes them to lose sleep or have feelings of helplessness, says a researcher at Ball State University. “Severe weather phobia is very real,” says Jill Coleman, a Ball State geography professor and lead…

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Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Grants to Bolster Muncie Community Schools

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, Indiana—Following the historic announcement earlier this year that Ball State University would take a leadership role in helping to transform Muncie Community Schools, BBF has awarded a $1 million grant to assist with these efforts. The grant was one of sixteen requests that received funding during Ball Brothers Foundation’s board meeting in October. Dollars from Ball Brothers Foundation will assist BSU and MCS in creating a long-term plan for the school corporation. Specifically, BBF funding will…