Category: Undergraduate Excellence


  • Go Find It – A Southeast Asia Experience

    “This is your world, go find it.” My father said these words to me every night as he’d take me outside to gaze at the stars. I wanted to “go find it” but living in the Midwest and being a first-generation student, I was not sure how. Ball State was my first choice university because […]

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  • Ball State Places in the Solar Decathlon Competition

    Each year students from the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. This year, CAP had two teams taking third place in two categories, the “Urban Single-Family” and  “Elementary School” divisions. The purpose of the competion is to challenge students to design and build highly […]

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  • Planning grad wins transportation scholarship

    Madison Lindsay, BUPD 2020, is the winner of a scholarship from Institute of Transportation Engineers of Indiana. The award helped to  fund her last semester at Ball State in fall 2020. She currently works for Form G, a private development company in Clarksville, Ind., and is studying toward an MPA from IU. The scholarship competition is […]

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  • Interior Design Student Proposes New Space for Theatre and Dance

    Interior Design senior, Natalie Hopf  ’20, created a proposed design for the educational spaces of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State. Her project addresses the current facility with a sizable addition to the north side of the building. The design includes the localization of all departmental spaces into one building, the creation of […]

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  • From Thesis to Freelance Opportunity

    Connor Mullins, B.Arch 2020, found a way to negotiate pandemic-era job uncertainties: He’s operating a freelance business, Capture LLC, that provides architectural design and visualization services. Based in Muncie, he works remotely with clients and hopes to relocate soon. We checked in with him after watching his thesis video (below) which we wanted to share […]

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  • Construction Students Win at ASC Competition

    Construction Management students had a big year with five teams competing in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Regional Competition. This is the first time we fielded five groups at this competition. During the course of the event students won two 2nd place victories and a 3rd place! The ASC competition does an excellent job in providing an […]

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  • Photo of students competing in MCAA competition.

    Students Earn Top Four for the MCAA Competition

    The MCAA students in construction management qualified as one of the final four teams to compete at the national Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) convention in Hawaii. Sherif Attallah associate professor and mentor of the student team in construction management founded the student chapter shortly after he came to Ball State and took over the […]

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  • Students Learn the Value of Preserving Our History

    Story by MSHP Students Students learn the value of preservation in Jonathan Spodek’s documentation and preservation technology studio courses. Master students in historic preservation diligently worked with the Greentown Historical Society in Greentown, Indiana, to document the street facades of the historic district downtown as well as the interior documentation of the buildings owned by […]

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  • 2020 HEEF Case Challenge: Winning Remotely

    By Jeb Reece, BUPD ‘2020 After an exciting win in the 2019 NAIOP-ULI Real estate competition, our team was looking forward to participating in the 2020 Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation (HEEF) Case Challenge. The team, consisting of Jeffery Tompkins, Jacob McQueen, Alex Pope, and myself, was guided by Dr. Bruce Frankel. The site was six […]

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  • Student NAIOP winners

    Planning Students Win Real Estate Contest

    Four students in the Department of Urban Planning recently won the NAIOP-ULI intercollegiate real estate challenge, defeating teams from three business schools. This year’s challenge was to propose and justify a redevelopment, including legal, market, financial and operational feasibility analysis, for the former Broad Ripple High School site in Indianapolis. Their plan included high-end condominiums […]

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