Communication Students Help Raise Money for Diversity Mural

A communication studies class helped raise money for a big mural celebrating diversity in Muncie. Students used their skills while working with We’re Trying Collective, a group co-founded by two Ball State alumni. The colorful abstract is both art and celebration.

Alum Braydee Euliss Helps Invite Muncie Into the Arts

As the new executive director of Muncie Arts & Culture Council, Braydee Euliss, ’11, said she strives to enhance the role of the arts “as a community builder, as an economic driver, as a kind of glue that helps hold smaller communities like ours together.”

Ball State Receives $1.43 Million to Address Early Childhood Education Teacher Shortage

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the time she was a little child, Paige Misner had a big dream. She wanted to teach. In middle school, she became slightly scared off by downbeat comments some teachers shared about their profession. But the Fort Wayne resident didn’t remain discouraged long. After a transformative high school internship helping low-income children in a […]

Building on Legacy

As Ball State University’s 17th president, Geoff Mearns sets the course for our next 100 years.

A Community-Focused Career Tests Alumna Sara McInerney’s Will to Lead

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ara McInerney can’t feel her toes. The community engagement specialist for Finish Line Youth Foundation has gone numb after six hours in a cold, hard rain while leading hundreds of volunteers building a playground on Indianapolis’ east side. “I’d been worried all week, having people come up to me saying, ‘You know it’s gonna rain […]

Service to Community and a Helping Hand Out of Hunger

For some Muncie families, a path out of poverty takes teamwork. Melinda Messineo leads students in service to families who need nourishing meals.

Student Creates a Preschool and Fills a Neighborhood Need

Elizabeth Flynn, a 2017 alumna, creates the Ross Community preschool in Muncie and meets a need for an entire area.