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Digital Marketing Summer Academy Returns to Ball State University In July

By: Kari Wissel— Muncie, IN – The Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing and Analytics (CADMA) is hosting their second annual Digital Marketing Summer Academy July 15th through the 19th. Hosted on Ball State University’s campus, the Digital Marketing Summer Academy provides high school students the opportunity to explore interests in digital marketing, advertising, and analytics as well as get a taste of life as a Cardinal. Courses offered at the DMSA are designed with 21st-century skills in mind with…

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AAUW To Hold 40th Annual Used Book Sale

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Donations of used and new books, excluding textbooks, are being accepted for the American Association of University Women’s 40th annual Used Book Sale, which is co-sponsored by Indiana Public Radio. IPR will accept books prior to the sale. People should call 765-285-5888 to arrange to donate books. People with books to drop off may park behind the Letterman Building on Ball State University’s campus. Access to the parking area is off of Riverside Avenue. Books also may…


Ball State Brings Emmy Award Winner To Campus To Teach

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN— Emmy Award-winning musical director Michael Rafter will join Ball State University for Fall semester, bringing his talents to the Department of Theatre and Dance. Rafter will be an associate professor of musical theatre, succeeding Beth Turcotte, the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre who joined the University in 1982. She retired May 3. Rafter is an American arranger, music director, music supervisor, conductor, and musician best known for his work on Broadway and collaborations with…


Ball State Announces New Foundation President and Vice President for University Advancement

By: BSU Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN — Jake Logan will serve as president of the Ball State University Foundation and vice president for University Advancement, effective June 3, 2019, Randall E. Pond, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced today. Mr. Logan is currently assistant vice chancellor at the University of Missouri, where he has served since 2016. For more than 10 years, he has been part of comprehensive capital campaigns exceeding…


Ball State Trustees Approve Strategic Plan “Executive Dashboard”

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN– The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved today an executive dashboard designed to allow campus leadership to monitor progress on the 2040 goals in the new strategic plan, “Destination 2040: Our Flight Path.” President Geoffrey S. Mearns and Sue Hodges Moore, chief strategy officer, recommended the Strategic Plan Executive Dashboard, which will provide greater visibility into performance across campus. “I am grateful to the members of our team who helped create a dashboard that…


Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb To Speak At Ball State Commencement

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, IN— Indiana’s top elected official will give the keynote address at Ball State University’s Spring Commencement on May 4, 2019. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will speak during the ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. on the Arts Terrace. About 3,200 Ball State graduates are expected to receive their diplomas. It is the first time an Indiana governor will give an address at Ball State’s Spring Commencement while in office. “We are very grateful…


Ball State University Students Examine Addiction Recovery

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN — Join Ball State University and the Department of Journalism’s Spring Immersive Learning class “Unmasked: Recovery and Redemption” for a Story Walk from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at First Merchants Bank Community Room. Students explain how they explored the growing addiction recovery community in Muncie, Delaware County and East Central Indiana and the role churches and faith-based organizations have in helping addicts address the disease. A Story Walk combines student journalists and their sources — some…


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…