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Patricia Lang: Bringing Needed Diversity into STEM Research

Kicking down walls is Patricia Lang’s specialty—figuratively, at least. She was among the first female scientists at Ball State. Now, her mission is to recruit and retain minority students in STEM programs.

The Month in Photos: October 2019

Each month, Ball State’s photographers capture hundreds of moments on and around campus. Below are some of the staff’s favorites. Shafer at Sundown The carillon atop Shafer Tower is cast in the supernatural glow of an autumn dusk. The carillon tower houses 48 custom-made bells covering four octaves. (Photo by Samatha Strahan) Fall Classic One […]

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 […]

Keeping Indy Accessible

An Indianapolis native, Dustin Gilmer finds a meaningful career working for the city’s Office of Disability Affairs.

One Graduate’s Unlikely Journey from Africa to a Ball State Master’s Degree

‘Adopted’ Ethiopian boy becomes man who wants to bring opportunity and technology to homeland.

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.

Disability Services Widens Focus Beyond Campus to Students’ Careers

A new career specialist is helping Ball State better serve students with disabilities by easing the transition from college to career.