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Ball State’s Unity Week 2022 Offers Free Social, Cultural, Educational Events For All

By Ball State Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Ind.—Ball State University’s Multicultural Center has announced the schedule of events for Unity Week 2022, which kicks off on Jan. 17—the official observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Unity Week is a popular on-campus celebration dedicated to unifying the Ball State community through enlightened social, cultural, and educational events. All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, community members, and media members. “Unity Week aims to educate and…

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Ball State’s Miller College of Business Offers New Leadership Academy

By Ball State Marketing and Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – The Miller College of Business at Ball State University has announced the launch of the Miller Leadership Academy. This new scholarship and support program will provide select incoming Ball State freshmen an $11,000 renewable scholarship—plus resources and services that focus on supporting underserved students financially, academically, and holistically. The academy will welcome its inaugural class in the Fall of 2022. Miller Leadership Academy students will be immersed in co-curricular activities that…


Ball State University Named a Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine

By Ball State Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University offers one of the best courses of study for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs, according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Princeton Review, the education services company known for its annual college and graduate school rankings, once again selected Ball State for its list, “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2022.” This project, now in its 16th year, annually names the top 50 undergraduate…


Ball State Opens New Menard Training Facility and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— MUNCIE, Ind.—At a Ball State ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, the Menard Training Facility and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute was introduced to the public. The new program and facility was made possible by major gifts of grant funding from the Charles Koch Foundation and the Menard Family. Ball State President Jeffrey Mearns said, “The Charles Koch Foundation and the Menard family understand the value of entrepreneurship and the way entrepreneurs drive innovation, creativity and prosperity.” Additional speakers at the ribbon-cutting…


The Washington Post’s Hannah Dreier Named 2021 Ball State School of Journalism National Writing Award Recipient

By Ball State Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Ind. – The School of Journalism and Strategic Communication is pleased to announce that The Washington Post reporter Hannah Dreier is the recipient of the 2021 Ball State University School of Journalism National Writing Award. Ms. Dreier’s winning feature, “The Worst-Case Scenario,” highlights the growing problem of police shootings during mental health crisis calls in the city of Huntsville, Alabama. Judges praised the piece as an example of “relentless reporting,” with a “literary…


‘Fly Your Way Back Home:’ Ball State Celebrating Homecoming Oct. 18-23

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University is celebrating 95 years of Homecoming next week, with festivities beginning Monday, Oct. 18, through the Cardinal football team’s Oct. 23 home matchup against rival Miami University at Scheumann Stadium. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “Fly Your Way Back Home,” an appropriate sentiment after the challenges of the past couple years, according to Michelle Johnson, Director of Alumni Engagement, Student, Young Alumni, and Athletics Programs at the…


Parkinson Voice Project Awards 2021 ‘SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd’ Grant to Ball State University

By Ball State Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – Parkinson Voice Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has named the Ball State University Speech-Language Clinic as a recipient of its 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program. A full listing of the 2021 grant recipients can be found here. Grant recipients include hospitals, university speech therapy clinics, private practices, and non-profit organizations. Each clinic receives therapy supplies and free training for their speech-language pathologists and graduate students.  The Ball State…


Ball State University Launches Podcast Hosted by President Geoffrey S. Mearns

By Ball State Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Ind.  – Ball State University has launched a new monthly podcast, “Our Call to Beneficence,” hosted by President Geoffrey S. Mearns. The podcast features conversations with graduates and friends of Ball State who embody the spirit of Beneficence—as represented by the campus statue that is the icon of the University—through their professional success and personal service. “One of the best parts of my job is that, virtually every day, I get to meet…


Grammy, Oscar Winner Tiara Thomas Returning to Ball State University as Part of Letterman Lecture Series

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, a 2012 Ball State University graduate, is returning to Ball State as the next guest in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. “A Conversation with Tiara Thomas” will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Sursa Performance Hall on Ball State’s campus, and will be livestreamed at bsu.edu/live. Free tickets for Ball State students, faculty, and staff are currently available at…


Ball State Sustains Strongest Period of Philanthropic Support in University’s History

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State University raised $36 million in philanthropic gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, marking the third consecutive year of more than $30 million in new private, philanthropic gifts to the University. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our alumni and benefactors enabled us to achieve one of the best years of fundraising in our University’s history,” said Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns. “They…