Category: Inclusive Excellence


  • 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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  • Planning grad Tez Hawkins shares advice

    Curtez “Tez” Hawkins not only completed a planning degree at Ball State, but he also played football, an unusual feat for a CAP student. A native of St. Louis, he graduated with a BUPD in 2013 and is currently an associate planner with Eagle County Government in Vail, Colorado. To honor Black History Month, CAP […]

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  • BrentLeggs

    Brent Leggs Lecture

    Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, will speak at 4 p.m. Feb. 1 on the topic of “Building a True National Identity”. His lecture kicks off CAP’s spring lecture lineup that focuses on social justice issues. We are pleased to co-sponsor this lecture with Indiana Landmarks. The African American […]

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