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 […]

Student Dancers Align Mind and Movement

Indya Childs (at right) looks on as students work on choreography fueled by online discussions with invited guests. (Photo by Ceth Williams) For Atlanta-based artist Indya Childs, the COVID-19 pandemic and last Summer’s social unrest fueled a passion for urging fellow artists to speak out. “As artists, we must reflect the times,” Childs said. She […]

Grammy Winner and Ball State Grad Tiara Thomas Talks About Her College Days, Career

When singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas was a Ball State University student a little more than a decade ago, she said she wanted her music to matter, and she wanted to win a Grammy.

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.

The Month in Photos: January 2020

Each month, Ball State’s photographers capture hundreds of moments on and around campus. Here are some of the staff’s favorites for January 2020.

Fine Dining & Fascinating History

Cailín Murray and Russell Irving met outside the historic Thomas Neely home four years ago during what can technically be described as an act of trespassing. For decades, the home had stood abandoned and in disrepair, an eyesore in Muncie’s historic Emily Kimbrough Neighborhood. Murray, a Ball State associate professor of anthropology , had assumed that the ramshackle home was uninhabited. She entered […]

Robin Who? Professor Alex Kaufman Considers an Enduring Myth

Dr. Alex Kaufman joined Ball State in 2018 as the Reed D. Voran Distinguished Professor of Humanities and teaches in the Honors College and the Department of English. He is co-editor of a book series on outlaws in literature, history, and culture and co-founder of a scholarly journal on Robin Hood studies. Below, he answers questions about the  enduring saga of Robin […]