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From Survivor to Warrior: Theresa Flores Helps Victims of Sex Trafficking Find Justice

Theresa Flores, ’87, endured sex trafficking as a teenager. Now she’s helping others find justice.

Nursing Alumna Goes to Heart of COVID-19 Crisis to Help Patients in New York City

Samantha Phillips could not sit idly by as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. The nursing alumna left her Texas home to help those in need at New York City’s Coney Island Hospital.

The Year in Photos: 2019-2020

Put aside the pandemic for a few minutes and take a trip down memory lane. The seemingly distant past captured below represents the many beloved highlights of the academic year—friends embracing amid triumphs, packed football stadiums, and the elation and excitement of starting a new life at college. An empty campus, though, provided a bittersweet […]

Jean Marie Place: Healthy Pregnancies Lead to Healthy Babies

Healthy pregnancies lead to healthy babies. It sounds much simpler than it is in real life. Jean Marie Place researches best practices for supporting at-risk women during this critical period.

Lenny Kaminsky: Better Living Through Exercise

We need more stress, according to Lenny Kaminsky. Not emotional but physical stress. Kaminsky studies how the body responds positively to the demands of exercise.

A Chocolatey Quiz in 19 Questions

Mmmm, chocolate. Well, not so much if you lived around 1,900 BCE in Mesoamerica. Back then, you’d be slugging down a mix of ground cacao beans, cornmeal, and chili peppers. It was an unpleasant concoction, according to a TED Education video based on research by Deanna Pucciarelli ,  associate professor of nutrition and dietetics in Ball State’s […]

Matthew Harber: Exercise Is the Best Medicine

You may not know Matthew Harber, but he wishes you a long, healthy life. The professor is an expert in aging well. His research helps health professionals develop the best exercise plans for lifelong fitness.