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 […]

Ball State Alumni in Memoriam (Notices Received Spring 2020)

The Ball State University community was saddened to learn of the passing of alumni through notifications received during the Spring 2020 semester.

Cardinal Pride: News Notes About Our Alumni

We’re full of Cardinal Pride in our Ball State alumni as we share news of their milestones and accomplishments.

Baseball Alum Zach Plesac Is Living His Dream in the Big Leagues

Ball State baseball has a long and proud history of sending players to the major leagues. Zach Plesac, ’17, is the latest and has shown the potential to be one of the greatest. Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 12th round of the 2016 MLB draft, Plesac spent two years in the minor leagues […]

Class Notes | Fall/Winter 2019-20

Submit a Class Notes entry Editor’s Note: The following class notes reflect news about Ball State alumni that was received and processed prior to the start of 2020. 1940s A 100th birthday celebration was held at the Student Center in October for Martha (Shelley) Ervin, AM ’43, who resides in Muncie. President Geoffrey S. Mearns attended as did Martha’s Lucina […]

In Memoriam | Fall/Winter 2019-20

1930s Rhea M. (LaMotte) Readnour, ’37 MA ’60, Covington, Kentucky, April 10. 1940s Maurine (Hoock) Murphy, ’40, Fort Worth, Texas, September 8. Franicis L. Bushong, ’43, Decatur, Indiana, September 8. Barbara J. Fisk-Parker, ’44, Santa Barbara, California, September 9. Betty J. (Hinshaw) Hammersley, ’44, Venice, Florida, June 13. Lena E. (Ford) Platt, ’44 MA ’64, […]

Class Notes | Spring/Summer 2019

Submit a Class Notes entry 1950s John C. Board, ’58, Helena, Montana, editor of A Special Relationship: Our Teachers and How We Learned, has been an educator in and out of classrooms for more than 60 years. In 2001, he began volunteering at Helena’s Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, putting his masters of library science degree to work […]