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 […]

In Memoriam | Spring/Summer 2019

Submit an “In Memoriam” entry 1930s Ruby N. (Rector) Webb, ’35, Anderson, Indiana, December 12, 2018. Miriam D. (Hill) Clevenger, ’37, Fort Wayne, Indiana, December 20, 2018. Frances E. (Flora) Sigler, ’39, Bradenton, Florida, February 27. 1940s Marjorie E. (Rust) Denton, ’40, MA ’61, Wake Forest, North Carolina, March 8. Dorothy J (Crabill) Couden, ’41, New Castle, Indiana, January 6. […]

Political Science Alumna Lobbies for Working Families

She’s the Rocky Balboa of the Indiana Statehouse. Like any tenacious underdog, Jessica Fraser, MA ’06, understands that winning against a stronger opponent requires a 12-round strategy and that you’re going to get knocked down along the way. But what Fraser lacks in power she makes up for in team-building, preparation, and grit. Fraser, who […]

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Packing up his parents’ belongings was tough. Eight years ago, Ball State alumnus Eric Nesheim, ’73, sold his childhood home in Marion, Indiana. His mother had died two years previously and his father had moved to Colorado to live with Eric’s sister. It was time for Eric, a retired art instructor, to close the estate. […]