A Catalyst for Science: Trailblazing Chemistry Prof Park Wiseman Turns 100

Park Wiseman arrived at Ball State in 1947 expecting to spend a year there, maybe two. After all, Wiseman was a chemist with a doctoral degree, while Ball State Teachers College (as the University was known at that time) held only a marginal interest in science. The institution focused almost entirely on preparing educators for the […]

Professor Josh Gruver Battles Food Insecurity in East Central Indiana

]osh Gruver lives at the intersection of boundless adventure and practical pursuits. “Listen, it hurts a little, having grown up in such a physical, close-to-the-earth environment. We built our house in the mountains, cut wood for heat, and grew our own food. That way of life is part of me, but it is no more, […]

History Graduate’s Digital Media Career Has Worldwide Outreach

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen asked where she sees herself in 10 years, Allison Tourville, ’07 MA ’11, responds that, with the speed at which digital media changes, that question is unknown. But thanks to her Ball State education, she feels equipped to carry herself confidently in any direction life takes her. With both a bachelor’s and master’s degree […]

Ball State Students Show All Children Can Do Science

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very Fall and Spring semester, about 150 Muncie children are busy learning science after a full day of school. In one lively room at the Boys & Girls Club in the Roy C. Buley Community Center, Ball State elementary pre-service students Brooke Miller and Katie Kane teach first-graders about habitats, as the children point to […]

Now in Alaska, ”Doc” Arnold Recalls His Storm Chasing Days at Ball State

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom his mountaintop cabin in Denali National Park & Preserve, Dr. David “Doc” Arnold’s view of snow-capped Alaskan mountains is as different as possible from the Great Plains, where he used radar to guide scores of Ball State meteorology students during summer storm chasing classes. It was 1998 when he arrived in Muncie from Mississippi […]

Students Forecast Indiana’s Wild Weather for Clients

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen aspiring meteorologists Lauren Elston or Ethan Rosuck look up to the skies and check their forecasts, the pair never forget that in Indiana, weather conditions can change in an instant. “Indiana may be one of the most challenging places to do weather forecasting,” said Lauren. “One day it can be freezing cold and the […]