The Month in Photos: September 2020

Each month, Ball State’s photographers capture hundreds of moments on and around campus. These are some of the staff’s favorites from September 2020 (and a few from the last week of August).

How Three Alumni Helped Fort Ben Near Indy Become a Tech-Company Destination

If all goes according to plan, Aletha Dunston (above) will be out of a job soon. Her position as executive director of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority means every win brings her closer to completing the assignment of a lifetime, transforming an Army base into a picturesque community 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Dunston, who […]

Suffrage Expert Maps “A Woman’s Place” in Historic Movement

100 years after passage of the 19th Amendment, Melissa Gentry explains the crucial role Muncie women played in helping win the right to vote.

A Message to Students: ‘We Can Protect This Semester. It Starts With the Cardinals Care Pledge’

Preventative measures against COVID-19 work. Senior nursing major Gabe Cochard knows this from a real-life experience this summer at a children’s camp. In the following article, he shares how preventative measures kept the camp safe and can work here—starting with everyone taking the Cardinals Cares Pledge. By Gabe Cochard Have you seen the 60-foot tall […]

Lucina Ball Moxley, Oldest Member of Ball Family, Remembered

Lucina Ball Moxley, granddaughter of one of the famed Ball brothers who founded the University, passed away on March 25, 2020, in Indianapolis. She was 101. Lucina, who is the oldest living member of the Ball family, celebrated her 100th birthday at the same time that the University was marking its Centennial. At Commencement in […]

From Survivor to Warrior: Theresa Flores Helps Victims of Sex Trafficking Find Justice

Theresa Flores, ’87, endured sex trafficking as a teenager. Now she’s helping others find justice.

How Ball State Helps Muncie Residents Improve Their Neighborhoods

Heather Williams moved to Chicago after graduating from Ball State in 2002. Surprisingly, she felt limited in a metro area with more than nine million people. She struggled to find work that paid the bills and was also rewarding. So, she returned to Muncie, population 70,000. Muncie was an unexpected land of opportunity. She earned […]