Category: Inclusive Excellence


  • Design Thinking Around Social Justice Issues

    Graduate architecture students had a chance this spring to synthesize their design knowledge with one of the biggest stories of our time, the historical and ongoing racial violence crisis that has played out in American streets for more than two centuries. The resulting projects are rich in meaning, and devastating in their honesty. Assistant Professor […]

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  • Autism Research Reaches Student From Turkey

    The Department of Construction Management and Interior Design has welcomed a visiting scholar from Turkey to study with Shireen Kanakri, PhD, in the Health Environmental Design Research Lab she runs. Merve Kavaz is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, who received a scholarship […]

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  • Highlighting stories of Black Excellence

    Why is it important to expand the American narrative to include the accomplishments and stories of Black Americans?   The reason it’s important to expand the American narrative to include the accomplishments and stories of Black Americans is to preserve the future of black excellence. We have been fortunate to read and hear the stories […]

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  • Knowing Your Past

    Why is it important to expand the American narrative to include the accomplishments and stories of Black Americans? “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey It is this quote that clearly demonstrates why it’s important to have a knowledge of what […]

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  • CAP Grad Pioneers New Course

    CAP grad pioneers new course: Engaging Communities of Color By Teresa Jeter, PhD, assistant teaching professor of urban planning Given the current climate in America where there is growing racial tension, disenfranchisement, and the marginalization of vulnerable populations, Scott Truex asked me to develop a course for Fall 2020 that would create a level of […]

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  • Meticulous Architecture Panel Discussion

    Our next CAP lecture is a panel discussion at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 with Meticulous Architecture “CAPitalized: How we overcame our challenges and learned from our experiences as minorities in CAP to excel in our professional careers.” This special event features four Ball State CAP alumni: Damon Hewlin, Kionna Walker, Brian Robinson, and Nate Robert-Eze. Associate […]

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