Ball State Graduate Bicycles Coast-to-Coast to Support Public Education

When he’s coasting downhill and has a chance to catch his breath, Chris Willis, ’93 MA ’96, sometimes reflects on why he’s bicycling cross-country nearly 4,300 miles over the course of 57 days. Willis’ goal is to raise $51,000 for public education—$1,000 for each of the 51 school districts he plans to stay in during […]

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.

Alumna Noël Harmon Unlocks Educational Opportunities for America’s Fastest-Growing Racial Group

A diversity of perspectives inform alumna Noël Harmon’s leadership of a scholarship program for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

Computer Science Professor’s “Race to the Moon” Shows the Serious Power of Games

A computer science professor won a top award for an educational game he created about the Space Race. But would his 8-year-old son like it?

How Three Alumni Helped Fort Ben Near Indy Become a Tech-Company Destination

If all goes according to plan, Aletha Dunston (above) will be out of a job soon. Her position as executive director of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority means every win brings her closer to completing the assignment of a lifetime, transforming an Army base into a picturesque community 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Dunston, who […]

Suffrage Expert Maps “A Woman’s Place” in Historic Movement

100 years after passage of the 19th Amendment, Melissa Gentry explains the crucial role Muncie women played in helping win the right to vote.

6 Alumni Who’ve Made Life Better During the Pandemic

The spirit of Beneficence has shone brightly among Ball State alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic. These six stories are just a few examples.