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Ball State Raises Almost $425,000 Through Its Inaugural One Ball State Day

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN– Members of the Ball State community came together on April 9 to raise about 3,770 gifts totaling almost $425,000 as part of the One Ball State Day — a 24-hour fundraiser for the University. President Geoffrey S. Mearns said One Ball State Day exceeded expectations, both in dollars raised and the number of gifts. “It was wonderful to see Cardinals from across the country — alumni, faculty and staff, students, parents, and friends — joining…


Inaugural ‘One Ball State Day’ To Connect Cardinals April 9

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State University Cardinals near and far will unite April 9 for One Ball State Day, a day-long fundraising and engagement event. Students, alumni, and friends are encouraged to “Give Back to Fly Forward” during this 24-hour online event designed to harnesses the collective power of Ball State alumni, faculty and staff, students, parents, and friends. Cardinals around the globe will celebrate this day of giving by wearing Ball State apparel; posting on social media (using the…


Ball State Sophomore Working At NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie, IN— Columbus, Indiana resident Seena Greiwe is creating social media and digital content for major NCAA Final Four accounts — and her work is raking in hundreds of likes and thousands of views. Through an externship with the NCAA, she’ll continue building the brand of the collegiate sports organization. The telecommunications major at Ball State — who’s only a sophomore — is in Minneapolis shooting video and digital content of the Men’s Basketball Final Four championship, which…


Ball State To Issue Bonds To Start Construction On New Foundational Sciences Building

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN—The Ball State University Board of Trustees took another step forward in enhancing the campus’ science facilities  by approving the issuance of bonds for construction of the $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said the new building is the cornerstone of the University’s plans to meet a critical statewide demand for workers who are knowledgeable and adept at critical thinking and problem-solving. “Our new Foundational Science Building will feature state-of-the-art…


Google’s Chief Education Evangelist To Present “The Problem-Solving Generation” at Ball State

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie, IN– Google’s chief education evangelist, Jaime Casap, will speak about the driving force of technology in reforming education at 7:30 p.m. April 10 in Emens Auditorium as part of Ball State University’s Centennial Celebration. Casap’s talk is free and open to the public. Also the leader of the Google Apps for Education Team, Casap spearheads strategic efforts to infuse K-12 education systems with 21st century technology like Google Suite, a platform that heightens student collaboration and communication….


Ball State Appoints New Dean For Miller College of Business

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN—Dr. Stephen Ferris will join the Ball State University leadership team as the next dean of the Miller College of Business, Susana Rivera-Mills, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, announced today. His appointment starts July 1, 2019. “Stephen brings extensive administrative experience and an entrepreneurial spirit that places students at the center of his vision for the college,” she said. “I am confident that Stephen will successfully engage faculty, alumni, and…


Ball State, YMCA Partnership Repurposes Mitchell Elementary Into Early Childhood Education and Family Center

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – A closed elementary school in the heart of Muncie’s Halteman Village neighborhood will be repurposed into a child care center for infants to age 5, thanks to a new partnership between Ball State University and the YMCA of Muncie. Ball State will soon begin renovating the former Mitchell Elementary School. When renovations are finished this August, the facility will house programs currently offered by the YMCA’s Apple Tree Child Development Center…


Ball State Graduate Helps Design 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Floor

By: Marc Ransford— Indianapolis, IN—On social media, the NCAA unveiled a design for the basketball court that will host the 2019 men’s basketball Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The design was developed by Connor O’Malia, a 2013 Ball State graduate, who is a designer at Section 127, a full-service creative and marketing agency located in downtown Indianapolis. Section 127 is partnering with the NCAA to provide design work for the organization’s national championships. O’Malia, who graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High…


‘Dialogue Across Differences’ Presentation By Karla Scott To Take Place March 25th At BSU

By: Kiera Helm— Muncie, IN— Karla Scott, director of African American studies at Saint Louis University, will present “Communication, Identity and Context: What We Bring to Dialogue Across Difference,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Ball State University’s Art and Journalism Building, room 175. Scott’s presentation—which is free and open to the public—will examine the process of human communication with a specific focus on social identity. The award-winning author and professor of commnication will share specific strategies to facilitate…


Women Working in Technology Conference To Be Held March 22 at Ball State

By: Bailey Brianne Shrewsbury— Muncie, IN— Women and male allies are invited to the 11th Annual Women Working in Technology Conference from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Ball State University Alumni Center. With a theme of “Continuous Improvement,” panels and presentations focus on self-empowerment and advancing equity and inclusion within the technology sector. Conference founder Kirsten Smith said the day offers professional and personal development for women working in technology and emerging media fields, with an emphasis on…