Executive Education Programs Benefit Lifelong Learners

Honors Program Creates Powerful Mentorships

New Alumni Leader Shares Why Staying Involved Is So Important

Mike Earley, ’78 Mike Earley, ’78, brings a lifetime of leadership experience to his new role as chair of the Ball State Alumni Council. The Council serves as the governing body of the Alumni Association and as a representative voice of the University’s 201,000 alumni. Looking back at his Ball State experience, Earley says his involvement in organizations and leadership positions […]


1970s Jim Andrew, ’71, was presented the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Pursuing an entrepreneurial career in the building supply industry, he bought Henry Poor Lumber and, through all economic cycles, has grown the business and implemented best-of-class management controls and processes. His service to Ball State includes having […]

Partnership Encourages Kids’ Emotional, Social Growth

Classmates at South View Elementary interact in a social and emotional learning classroom that is among the first in the MCS school district. In times past, conventional wisdom held that when students came to school, they left their emotions at the door to focus on learning. These days, however, extensive research shows that helping children […]

Student Explore, Share What It Means to be a Midwesterner

Students and professors break for a photo while assembling the Minnetrista exhibit. Most Americans outside the Midwest have a fixed impression of the region—sensible, rural, conventional. But people who live here know the reality is more complex. Over two semesters, 32 undergraduates explored myths, misconceptions, and truths about the Midwest and its people. Their investigations […]

As Miss Ball State, She Delivered Messages of Hope

Miss Ball State Anastasia Sharp-Keller found a sense of purpose in sharing her experiences to encourage mental health awareness. Don’t be misled by her smile that outshines her sparkly crown. Miss Ball State Anastasia Sharp-Keller, ’21, takes her role seriously. As Miss Ball State, Sharp-Keller—a first-generation Psychological Science major who graduated in May—adopted a new initiative this […]