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Full Circle: Ball State Believed in Their Potential. Now These Alumni Are Giving Back.

People in Indiana come from all walks of life, and all deserve a chance to improve their lives through education. For decades, Ball State has been providing that chance.

Alumnus Works Around the Clock on Cure for COVID-19

Geoff Hutchinson, who studied biochemistry and pre-medicine, has taken the skills he gained as an undergraduate researcher at Ball State and applied them to the high-stakes work developing a vaccine for the new coronavirus.

Biology Alumna Fulfills Her Dream to Do Research on the High Seas

It’s a little after midnight aboard the exploration vessel Nautilus as Taylorann Smith, ’18, posts on social media: “This for sure makes the Top 10 Coolest Things I’ve seen in my lifetime.” What Smith is seeing, via a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) named Hercules, is a variety of scavenging creatures banqueting on the corpse of a […]

Class Notes | Fall/Winter 2019-20

Submit a Class Notes entry Editor’s Note: The following class notes reflect news about Ball State alumni that was received and processed prior to the start of 2020. 1940s A 100th birthday celebration was held at the Student Center in October for Martha (Shelley) Ervin, AM ’43, who resides in Muncie. President Geoffrey S. Mearns attended as did Martha’s Lucina […]

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, […]

The Month in Photos: December 2019

Each month, Ball State’s photographers capture hundreds of moments on and around campus. Here are some of the staff’s favorites for December. Sunrise over Benny A rising sun heralds a new day with new opportunities to fulfill the enduring values represented by Beneficence. (Photo by Don Rogers) Elliott in the Early Hours With its Ivy […]

Alumni Expertise Helps Link Career Skills to Coursework

Ball State University is tapping into its alumni as a resource to make connections between the classroom and the world into which students will graduate. Through the Career Center’ s Skills Infusion Program, faculty members are paired with alumni employers to weave workplace competencies into learning outcomes in their syllabi. Launched in Spring 2018, the program has […]