Category: Community Engagement


  • NSF Virtual Teaching Simulator

    The Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts (IDIA Lab) explores the intersection between the arts, sciences, humanities with technology. Scholarly, creative and pedagogical projects investigate virtual reality, human computer interface (HCI), augmented reality, and much more. IDIA Lab’s most recent project is collaborating on a $3 million dollar National Science Foundation grant with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, […]

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  • Students Gain Valuable Experience with Community Partners

    In CAP, we thrive on partnerships with our community. Here’s a quick peek at how some of our most consistent partners worked with just one of our faculty members this year. Partners and Projects Avondale Methodist Church ministers in a myriad of ways to its southside community, Thomas Park-Avondale ecoREHAB fixes up rundown homes with […]

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  • Meet Pam Harwood

      How to introduce Pam Harwood? Architect of stunning timber frame homes, wineries, and boutique restaurants. Designer and creator of nature playscapes and timber pavilions. Studio instructor, design-build faculty, community activist. Indefatigable expert on squeezing the last few minutes from every day. Pam grew up in northern Wisconsin where she spent most of her time […]

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  • Sherif Attallah Honored with Educator of the Year

    Sherif Attallah received “Educator of the Year” award from the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). “This award recognizes a MCAA student chapter faculty advisor for serving as an advisor, educator, and mentor of students who plan to develop a professional career with the mechanical construction industry….[it] honors your involvement and engagement as an industry […]

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  • David Letterman Communication and Media Building now has two LEED certifications!

    In November, Ball State University celebrated the second “green” certification of the David Letterman Communication and Media Building. The CAP students involved made up the first collegiate team in Indiana to certify that an existing building meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards of the U.S. Green Building Council. The university recognized […]

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  • Skilled trades education program for at-risk youth

    Ball State Department of Architecture faculty Professor Pam Harwood and Associate Professor Tom Collins are part of two grants recently awarded to ecoREHAB to initiate a Skilled Trades Education Program (STEP) for at-risk, under or unemployed youth in Muncie.  Working with Excutive Direct Jason Haney of ecoREHAB they will help develop STEP’s training curriculum that […]

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  • Urban Planning at the Mall?

    The third floor in CAP is quiet most days, and not just because of social distancing and online classes, but because everybody is at the mall. Shopping? No, holding studio classes, of course! Last summer Chair Scott Truex saw an opportunity as college leadership and staff puzzled over how to fit CAP classes into spaces […]

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  • Avenue of the Architects

    Fifth Street, Columbus, Indiana – Student Exhibition Over the years, Columbus, Indiana has undergone a transformation from an ordinary Midwestern city to a world-renowned Midwestern Modernist Must-see. Although the entire City of Columbus is overflowing with architectural riches, one street in particular ­– 5th Street – is so saturated with great works that is was […]

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  • Interior Design Students Research, Design, and Implement Plans for TherAplay Foundation

    Dr. Shireen Kanakri, associate professor of interior design, has been teaching a multi-phase immersive learning course for the Children’s TherAplay Foundation in Carmel to help children with disabilities. The TherAplay program provides children with special needs innovative therapies, including equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies, for children with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, […]

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