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4 Ways Students and Faculty Have Innovated and Collaborated on Learning in Response to COVID-19

See how our students and professors are coming up with ways to make the most out of their alternative learning arrangements.

Robin Who? Professor Alex Kaufman Considers an Enduring Myth

Dr. Alex Kaufman joined Ball State in 2018 as the Reed D. Voran Distinguished Professor of Humanities and teaches in the Honors College and the Department of English. He is co-editor of a book series on outlaws in literature, history, and culture and co-founder of a scholarly journal on Robin Hood studies. Below, he answers questions about the  enduring saga of Robin […]

Honors College’s Education Innovations Yield Lasting Rewards

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]all State University’s Honors College began as a program in 1959 and became a college 20 years later. During its nearly 60 years, its alumni have served their communities as physicians, diplomats, actors, researchers, journalists, teachers, and much more. Its 7,000 accomplished alumni include Hollywood actor Doug Jones, diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, physician Sara Sorrell, media producer Ngofeen […]

Honors College’s Education Innovations Yield Lasting Rewards

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]all State University’s Honors College began as a program in 1959 and became a college 20 years later. During its nearly 60 years, its alumni have served their communities as physicians, diplomats, actors, researchers, journalists, teachers, and much more. Its 7,000 accomplished alumni include Hollywood actor Doug Jones, diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, physician Sara Sorrell, media producer Ngofeen […]

Using Skills Honed at Ball State, Doug Jones Brings Astounding Characters to Screen

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]f all the parts in his prolific acting career, Doug Jones is proudest of Amphibian Man in the multiple Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water.” The film’s story — a lonely janitor (2018 Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins) falls in love with a humanoid fish god (Jones, ’82) held in a lab during the Cold War — […]

Student Proposes Study to Help Drug-Dependent Newborns

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]annah Fluhler wants the crying to stop. Because of a first-of-its kind fellowship, the Honors College student is assembling a research team to determine if soothing lullaby music combined with gentle rocking will aid newborns suffering from drug withdrawal. Hannah is proposing a pilot study to be conducted in the neonatal intensive care unit at Indiana University Health […]

Senior’s Post-Graduation Plans Grew from Honors College Experiences

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith a history teacher for a father, Maren Orchard was raised with an acute awareness of the past. But it wasn’t until she had her father as her high school history teacher that she began to be influenced by his passionate interest in the long struggle for gender equality. Maren has explored both interests as […]