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Another Eco Step Furthers Ball State’s Sustainability Efforts

Ball State’s strong sustainability work is a big reason it’s one of only two universities that will get campus-specific solar energy designs from a new national contest. A winning team of students in various disciplines has designed and modeled ways to bring more renewable energy to Ball State as part of the first U.S. Department […]

The Month in Photos: November 2019

Each month, Ball State’s photographers capture hundreds of moments on and around campus. Here are some of the staff’s favorites for November. Brrrr-ribbit Frog Baby triumphantly endures the first snowfall of the season on November 12. In 1994, the University moved the statue from the David Owsley Museum of Art to a new fountain north of Bracken Library . (Photo by Samantha […]

For Ball State Dining, ‘Sustainability’ is More Than Food for Thought

Dining pursues sustainability through power savings, composting, recycling. Its efforts cut costs, reduce waste, keep food fresh and feed the hungry.

Water, Ozone and Electricity Make for Greener Cleaner in Residence Halls

The cleaning solution used in all 10 residence halls reduces costs by more than $100,000 a year and is kinder to employees and the environment.

Colossal Geothermal Project Harnesses the Earth to Heat, Cool Campus

Once deemed unfeasible, the possibly largest-of-its-kind system boasts 1,000 miles of piping and $2 million in yearly energy savings vs. coal-fired boilers.

CAP Students Rehab Houses, Turning Eyesores Into Fresh Starts

The Muncie housing nonprofit ecoREHAB offers architecture students hands-on experience and a chance to renew neighborhoods and help low-income residents.

Aspiring Wildlife Researcher on ‘Right Course’ After 5 Weeks in South Africa

Ball State junior Savannah Lundgren is making the most of her time at the state’s only university with a zoology concentration.