Entries by Gail Werner

African American Studies Minor Returns to Ball State

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]imon Balto joined Ball State’s history department in 2015 with a mission in mind: to bring back the university’s African American Studies minor. “We’re a growing institution with an increasing number of minority students,” Balto said of Ball State, “and because we live in an increasingly diverse world, employers want students who can think in a broader […]

A Community-Focused Career Tests Alumna Sara McInerney’s Will to Lead

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ara McInerney can’t feel her toes. The community engagement specialist for Finish Line Youth Foundation has gone numb after six hours in a cold, hard rain while leading hundreds of volunteers building a playground on Indianapolis’ east side. “I’d been worried all week, having people come up to me saying, ‘You know it’s gonna rain […]