Q&A: The Power of Giving Back

Despite the demands of being principal partner for an Indianapolis real estate development and construction firm as well as a wife and mother, it was important for Kelli Lawrence, ’01, to stay connected to her alma mater.

How Ball State Helps Muncie Residents Improve Their Neighborhoods

Heather Williams moved to Chicago after graduating from Ball State in 2002. Surprisingly, she felt limited in a metro area with more than nine million people. She struggled to find work that paid the bills and was also rewarding. So, she returned to Muncie, population 70,000. Muncie was an unexpected land of opportunity. She earned […]

Mooving Up: Dietetics Alumna Jenni Browning Is Indiana Dairy’s Biggest Fan

The temperature was 95 degrees outside the dairy cow costume and who knows how hot on the inside. That blazing August day portraying Buttercup, the Indiana dairy mascot, in a Wells County parade stands out among Jenni Browning’s memories. At the time, she was a master’s student in Ball State’s dietetics program . There is a picture of me […]

Area Kids Get Inspired to Read with Assist from Charlie Cardinal

Launched as pilot programs in 2016, Charlie’s Reading Challenge and its companion, Charlie’s Coloring Contest, continue to be big hits with elementary and preschool students. “Kids love Charlie, and also love to read and color,” said Shawn Sullivan , associate athletic director of marketing and fan engagement. In terms of getting our brand out to the community […]

These Disc Jockeys Rule: Alumni Play Frisbee at an Ultimate Level

At Ball State, Cameron Brock and Keenan Plew honed their Ultimate Disc skills (think football with a Frisbee). With the Indy AlleyCats of the American Ultimate Disc League, each is a stats leader. How’d they get there, what is the game, and what do they love about it?

Ball State Joins Efforts to Promote a New Generation of Indiana Innovators

Developing a therapeutic glove to help people suffering from arthritis catapulted three high school students into first place in the Innovate WithIN 2020 State Finals pitching competition this past Spring. Innovate WithIN gives Indiana students the chance to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to experienced professionals for awards and scholarships. Miller College of Business (MCOB) co-sponsors the event in partnership with […]

Lifting Spirits: Alumni Couple Lift Kids’ Spirits One Flight at a Time

Long before the rest of us understood social distancing, Levi Schreiber was a professional at it. He had to be. In July 2017, doctors diagnosed Levi — then 9 years old — with a fast-moving form of leukemia after discovering a growth in his chest the size of a cantaloupe. His prognosis was promising. 90% […]