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 […]

Area Kids Get Inspired to Read with Assist from Charlie Cardinal

Launched as pilot programs in 2016, Charlie’s Reading Challenge and its companion, Charlie’s Coloring Contest, continue to be big hits with elementary and preschool students. “Kids love Charlie, and also love to read and color,” said Shawn Sullivan , associate athletic director of marketing and fan engagement. In terms of getting our brand out to the community […]

Ball State Joins Efforts to Promote a New Generation of Indiana Innovators

Developing a therapeutic glove to help people suffering from arthritis catapulted three high school students into first place in the Innovate WithIN 2020 State Finals pitching competition this past Spring. Innovate WithIN gives Indiana students the chance to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to experienced professionals for awards and scholarships. Miller College of Business (MCOB) co-sponsors the event in partnership with […]

NCAA Honors Former Ball State Basketball Star for Inspiring Others

Former Ball State basketball standout Trey Moses, ’19, has been on a whirlwind, globetrotting adventure ever since his graduation last Spring.  And now that he’s had a chance to catch his breath due to the COVID-19 crisis, Moses says his love for community service and basketball, in that order, are just on a temporary hold. […]

A Love for LaFollette

Despite all its shortcomings—or, perhaps, because of them—the residence hall complex holds a unique place in the hearts of generations of Cardinals since its 1967 opening. Read their stories.