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. […]

A Campus Trailer Court? Professor Reveals Surprising History

Ball State doctoral student Bruce Geelhoed and his wife Debby fled their on-campus mobile home for the safety of Men’s Gym. Someone had reported a tornado near Tipton, Indiana, and warnings had spread 35 miles east to Ball State University. The day was April 3, 1974 . It would become one of the largest and deadliest tornado outbreaks in history, […]

Graduate Lends Design Talents to Top Hollywood Films

Ball State graduate Marlie Eckelman Arnold, ’03 MS ’05, was part of the art direction team that helped turn the Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther” into a worldwide phenomenon. The film grossed more than $1.35 billion and was nominated for seven Academy Awards. Watching the awards ceremony in February from her home in Atlanta, Marlie […]