Entries by Tim Obermiller

Professor Simon Balto: Learning African-American History Benefits All Students

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ur Fall-Winter 2017-18 Ball State University Alumni Magazine includes a new department, “5 Questions,” featuring a Q & A with one of Ball State’s thought leaders. For the department’s launch, Assistant History Professor Simon Balto discussed his leadership in bringing the African-American studies minor back to Ball State, the program’s broad appeal, its relevance to current events and more. […]


Many Among IndyCar TV Crew Launched Careers at Ball State

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his past September, Bryan Mattingly, ’91, took advantage of a unique opportunity to capture a portrait of Ball State alumni at work. Mattingly was in Sonoma, Calif., preparing for his job as technical director of the Verizon IndyCar Series “a couple days before the season finale and championship race,” he recalled. “I realized that we […]

Ball State Receives $1.43 Million to Address Early Childhood Education Teacher Shortage

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the time she was a little child, Paige Misner had a big dream. She wanted to teach. In middle school, she became slightly scared off by downbeat comments some teachers shared about their profession. But the Fort Wayne resident didn’t remain discouraged long. After a transformative high school internship helping low-income children in a […]