Entries by Kim Rendfeld

Teachers College: A 100-Year History of Innovation and Courage

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 1918, the Ball brothers founded the school that became Ball State University to meet the need for more and better teachers. Today, Ball State is a world-class University with seven colleges. Yet throughout its 100 years, Teachers College has remained true to its mission: preparing educators for the classroom and beyond. Its graduates teach schoolchildren, lead […]

Honors College’s Education Innovations Yield Lasting Rewards

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]all State University’s Honors College began as a program in 1959 and became a college 20 years later. During its nearly 60 years, its alumni have served their communities as physicians, diplomats, actors, researchers, journalists, teachers, and much more. Its 7,000 accomplished alumni include Hollywood actor Doug Jones, diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, physician Sara Sorrell, media producer Ngofeen […]

Hallmarks of Miller College of Business Will Carry Into the Next Century

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]stablished in 1965, the year Ball State became a university, the Miller College of Business has graduated scholars who’ve become leaders in their professions and their communities. They include entrepreneurs, high-level executives in corporations and nonprofits, attorneys, and philanthropists. Among Miller College’s more than 30,000 alumni are retired UPS chairman and CEO Kent C. “Oz” Nelson, Apple Vice President […]

Honors College’s Education Innovations Yield Lasting Rewards

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]all State University’s Honors College began as a program in 1959 and became a college 20 years later. During its nearly 60 years, its alumni have served their communities as physicians, diplomats, actors, researchers, journalists, teachers, and much more. Its 7,000 accomplished alumni include Hollywood actor Doug Jones, diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, physician Sara Sorrell, media producer Ngofeen […]

As Reading Mentors and Role Models, Students Connect With At-Risk Youths

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince 2016, Ball State professors and students have helped at-risk youths improve reading skills, with the hope for success beyond the classroom. The knowledge the faculty mentors, Ruth Jefferson , ’73 MAE ’78 EdD ’81, and Janay Sander , PhD, are gleaning might help other communities. Through an immersive learning experience, Ball State students work with residents of the […]