Entries by Ball State Staff

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New Alumni Leader Shares Why Staying Involved Is So Important

Mike Earley, ’78 Mike Earley, ’78, brings a lifetime of leadership experience to his new role as chair of the Ball State Alumni Council. The Council serves as the governing body of the Alumni Association and as a representative voice of the University’s 201,000 alumni. Looking back at his Ball State experience, Earley says his involvement in organizations and leadership positions […]

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Partnership Encourages Kids’ Emotional, Social Growth

Classmates at South View Elementary interact in a social and emotional learning classroom that is among the first in the MCS school district. In times past, conventional wisdom held that when students came to school, they left their emotions at the door to focus on learning. These days, however, extensive research shows that helping children […]

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Student Explore, Share What It Means to be a Midwesterner

Students and professors break for a photo while assembling the Minnetrista exhibit. Most Americans outside the Midwest have a fixed impression of the region—sensible, rural, conventional. But people who live here know the reality is more complex. Over two semesters, 32 undergraduates explored myths, misconceptions, and truths about the Midwest and its people. Their investigations […]


New East Central Indiana Coalition Benefits From Ball State Support

The new coalition’s priorities include developing talent pipelines in manufacturing, trades, education, healthcare, and technology. Ball State’s recent involvement in a new collaboration of East Central Indiana (ECI) counties reflects the University’s mission to serve our neighbors and communities near and far. The collaboration earned the designation as a 21st Century Talent Region by the State of Indiana. It recognizes […]