Behind the Scenes, Ball State Alumni Make the Indy 500 Happen

David Letterman isn’t the only Cardinal with ties to the Indy 500. Businessmen Dan Towriss and Craig Dobbs are also involved through sponsorships.

The Month in Photos: September 2020

Each month, Ball State’s photographers capture hundreds of moments on and around campus. These are some of the staff’s favorites from September 2020 (and a few from the last week of August).

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.

A Message to Students: ‘We Can Protect This Semester. It Starts With the Cardinals Care Pledge’

Preventative measures against COVID-19 work. Senior nursing major Gabe Cochard knows this from a real-life experience this summer at a children’s camp. In the following article, he shares how preventative measures kept the camp safe and can work here—starting with everyone taking the Cardinals Cares Pledge. By Gabe Cochard Have you seen the 60-foot tall […]

TCOM Alum Who’s Helping Bring Varsity Esports to Ball State Sees ‘Almost Limitless’ Potential

This Fall, the University will compete against 11 other members of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in the newly created  Esports Collegiate Conference  (ESC). Ball State’s Alex Kartman was one of the people who helped make it happen. An associate lecturer of telecommunications , Kartman is also director of Sports Production and oversees the nationally acclaimed Sports Link program for the College of Communication, Information and Media . Known as […]