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The Year in Photos: 2019-2020

Put aside the pandemic for a few minutes and take a trip down memory lane. The seemingly distant past captured below represents the many beloved highlights of the academic year—friends embracing amid triumphs, packed football stadiums, and the elation and excitement of starting a new life at college. An empty campus, though, provided a bittersweet […]

Ted Neal: Connecting Art to Community

Ted Neal’s ceramic art explores how we consume natural resources. Fittingly, he is also a national expert in building energy efficient kilns from scratch.

Brad Condie: Setting Student Creativity in Motion

At Disney, animator Brad Condie helped bring to life the characters in such films as Pocahontas, Mulan, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Now, as a professor, he is setting his students’ professional lives into motion.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Packing up his parents’ belongings was tough. Eight years ago, Ball State alumnus Eric Nesheim, ’73, sold his childhood home in Marion, Indiana. His mother had died two years previously and his father had moved to Colorado to live with Eric’s sister. It was time for Eric, a retired art instructor, to close the estate. […]

Star Pro QB Drafts School of Art Alum to Create Cleats for a Worthy Cause

First Sydney Noland screamed. Then she cried. “I’m sure my downstairs neighbor thought I was out of my mind,” she wrote on her blog. Noland ’17, was not out of her mind, but she was overwhelmed with emotion after reading a text message from a colleague who worked for the Seattle Seahawks. “Guess what? Russell […]

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.”