Month: June 2020

  • Pride Flag

    Top 10 Ways You Can Become a Better LGBTQ Ally

    This year LGBTQ Pride Month marks 50 years since the first Pride march and celebration took place. In June 1969, the Stonewall Riots at that eponymous establishment in New York City catalyzed what became the modern gay (later LGBTQ) rights movement. Make no mistake – they were indeed riots. In reality, there is no sugarcoating […]

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  • Beth Messner headshot

    Meet our Faculty: Beth Messner

    Meet Dr. Beth Messner, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Chair of the CCIM task force for Inclusive Excellence. Beth holds a PhD from Bowling Green State University and has been with Ball State since 1994. In this interview, Beth shares her story and perspectives as an educator, researcher and diversity advocate. * * * […]

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  • Good News June

    “We are clearly in a time of great change. The world has demanded we think deeply about safeguarding our community’s health, black lives, LGBTQ rights and the role of journalism in a democratic society. As an education environment, it is our responsibility to nurture students’ ability to be agile in both their thinking and their […]

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  • A group of High School Students at the 2019 Journalism Summer Workshop

    Record-setting enrollment in BSU Journalism Workshops

    More than 1,000 middle and high school students and teachers representing 36 states registered for Ball State University Department of Journalism’s Summer 2020 Journalism Workshops in the first-ever online only programming of the iconic skills bootcamp. The on-campus residential workshop moved to a virtual experience after quarantine orders and other mandated precautions in light of […]

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  • Ball State Esports logo

    Ball State Creates Official Varsity Esports Team

    MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University is creating an official varsity esports team, joining more than 300 colleges and universities to compete nationally in a fast-growing digital sport. The University will join 12 members of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during Fall semester for the 2020-21 season in the newly created independent Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC). MAC leadership […]

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