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Ball State Raises Record-Breaking Total on One Ball State Day

By Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN—During the third annual One Ball State Day on April 6, Ball State University celebrated its best single day of fundraising ever. Preliminary results show that the University has received more than 9,000 gifts totaling more than $775,000. “The generous support our University received on One Ball State Day this year is remarkable,” Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said. “I am grateful to all of the Cardinals worldwide who came together to…

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Ball State University Dedicates Ginn Woods as Nature Preserve

By BSU Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN – Ball State University’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal during Friday’s meeting to dedicate Ginn Woods as a state nature preserve. President Geoffrey S. Mearns will sign the proposal and send the application to the Indiana Natural Resources Commission for approval on May 18. Owned and maintained by Ball State, Ginn Woods is Indiana’s second-largest protected old-growth forest. The land is 161 acres and is the largest and highest quality woodland in…


Ball State University To Host First Spring Homecoming, April 26-May 1

By BSU Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – Ball State University is calling upon its graduates across the world to celebrate its first Spring Homecoming from April 26-May 1, 2021. While last year’s 94th annual Homecoming celebration was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Spring Homecoming will feature virtual gatherings, socially distanced campus activities, Cardinal spirit contests, and more. The week-long celebration will culminate in the annual Spring football game on Saturday, May 1. “While we may not…


Ball State Announces New Dean of College of Health

By BSU Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN – Dr. Scott Edward Rutledge will join the academic leadership team at Ball State University as Dean of the College of Health, effective July 1, 2021, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Susana Rivera-Mills announced. Dr. Rutledge recently served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Public Health at Temple University. He began his professional career as a writer and editor for the University of Iowa Alumni Association…


BSU President Mearns Announces May Commencement Plans

Editor’s note: The following message was distributed today from President Geoffrey S. Mearns to the Ball State University campus community about in-person Commencement plans for both Spring 2021 and Class of 2020 graduates: I write to share our plans for in-person Commencement Exercises in May, marking the return of a cherished University tradition. In accordance with state and local guidelines, we will hold a series of smaller, outdoor ceremonies at Scheumann Stadium for all members of the Class of 2020 and for our…


Ball State’s Fred Meyer Lecture Series to Feature Sharon Louden

By Audrey Barcio, Assistant Professor of Art— Muncie, IN—Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books, and the Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Visual Arts. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University,…


Activist to Discuss Legacy of Landmark Civil Rights Case as Part of MLK Day

By BSU Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN—Activist Cheryl Brown Henderson will discuss the legacy of the landmark desegregation Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education on February 2 as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Unity Week observances at Ball State University. She is the founding president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence, and Research and a daughter of the lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case. The virtual presentation begins at…


Miss Ball State: We Can Get Through This Pandemic Together 

By BSU Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN– As Miss Ball State, Anastasia Sharp-Keller is using her influence to encourage her peers to pay attention to their own physical and mental health as they endure the pandemic. Sharp-Keller, 21, is a senior and a first-generation student from Vincennes Indiana. She is studying psychological science with minors in autism spectrum disorders and sociology and expects to graduate in May 2021. Before transferring to Ball State, she attended Vincennes University. “’We should be one…


‘Christmas Star’ Celestial Event Coming Up on December 21 

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – When Jupiter and Saturn appear close together in the night sky on December 21, their combined light might be what the Bible’s nativity story in the Gospel of Matthew called the Star of Bethlehem, according to faculty and staff at Ball State University. “People have long wondered if the Star of Bethlehem could be explained by natural celestial events. Some astronomers believe the ‘star’ may have been a series of celestial events,” said…


Ball State University Announces Gift to Construct ‘Brown Family Amphitheater’  

By BSU Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – During its final Board of Trustees meeting of 2020, Ball State University announced an additional $2.8 million gift from Charles W. Brown that will fund an outdoor performance and gathering space named the Brown Family Amphitheater.   The Board approved a resolution to name the grand lawn amphitheater in honor of Brown, a 1971 graduate of Ball State and a longtime donor to the University.  “The beauty of our campus is one of the many reasons students choose Ball State University,” President Geoffrey S. Mearns said. “The Brown Family…