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A Campus Trailer Court? Professor Reveals Surprising History

Ball State doctoral student Bruce Geelhoed and his wife Debby fled their on-campus mobile home for the safety of Men’s Gym. Someone had reported a tornado near Tipton, Indiana, and warnings had spread 35 miles east to Ball State University. The day was April 3, 1974 . It would become one of the largest and deadliest tornado outbreaks in history, […]

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 […]

With RFK Visit, Ball State Tied to Momentous Day in U.S. History

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen legendary news reporter and retired telecommunications professor Steve Bell and historian Bruce Geelhoed remember April 4, 1968, they think of a tumultuous time in American history. The nation was focused on the controversial Vietnam War as political candidates from both parties were gearing up campaigns for the 1968 U.S. presidential race. At the same […]

Professor Simon Balto: Learning African-American History Benefits All Students

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ur Fall-Winter 2017-18 Ball State University Alumni Magazine includes a new department, “5 Questions,” featuring a Q & A with one of Ball State’s thought leaders. For the department’s launch, Assistant History Professor Simon Balto discussed his leadership in bringing the African-American studies minor back to Ball State, the program’s broad appeal, its relevance to current events and more. […]

African American Studies Minor Returns to Ball State

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]imon Balto joined Ball State’s history department in 2015 with a mission in mind: to bring back the university’s African American Studies minor. “We’re a growing institution with an increasing number of minority students,” Balto said of Ball State, “and because we live in an increasingly diverse world, employers want students who can think in a broader […]

Alumna Makes Her Mission Cultivating Future Latino Leaders

Educational opportunities at Ball State and beyond shaped Janet Arias-Martinez into the passionate advocate she is today.

Students Give a High-Tech Tour of History

An immersive learning class brings a walking tour of historic Carmel, Indiana to people’s smartphones.