Centennial Photo Gallery: Objects From Our Treasured Past

Star Pro QB Drafts School of Art Alum to Create Cleats for a Worthy Cause

First Sydney Noland screamed. Then she cried. “I’m sure my downstairs neighbor thought I was out of my mind,” she wrote on her blog. Noland ’17, was not out of her mind, but she was overwhelmed with emotion after reading a text message from a colleague who worked for the Seattle Seahawks. “Guess what? Russell […]

Premier Ball Jar Collection Was Kindled by Kinship

Jeff Harper shared a key personality trait with his great-grandfather. Ambition. Harper’s great-grandfather was Frank C. Ball, one of the five Ball brothers whose legacy is being celebrated during Ball State University’s Centennial. Jeff, too, was a successful businessman, having owned an industrial ceramic inspection and testing company. While Jeff had a Ph.D. in pharmacology, he […]

Facing Project Engages Storytelling to Spark Community Change

J.R. Jamison, ’01 MA ’03, has long known the value of telling a compelling story. As a Ball State undergraduate, he combined his geography major with a minor in creative writing , intending to one day become a travel writer. Now, he is collaborating with bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman on The Facing Project, using storytelling to help communities […]

Using Skills Honed at Ball State, Doug Jones Brings Astounding Characters to Screen

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]f all the parts in his prolific acting career, Doug Jones is proudest of Amphibian Man in the multiple Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water.” The film’s story — a lonely janitor (2018 Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins) falls in love with a humanoid fish god (Jones, ’82) held in a lab during the Cold War — […]