Category: Departments


  • Kendra Zenisek 2021-2022 Lawhead Teaching Award Recipient

    The College of Health offers up a huge congratulations to Associate Lecturer of Kinesiology, Kendra Zenisek, as the 2021-2022 recipient of the Lawhead Teaching Award in General Education. Vic and Doris Lawhead, who valued greatly the standards and traditions of liberal arts education, established this award to recognize those who have made strong contributions to […]

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  • Paul Spengler

    Dr. Paul Spengler Interview

    How long have you been here at Ball State? This is my 31st year. I came here in 1991. What are some of the highlights of your career here? The brightest highlight is the awesome interaction between teaching and doing. I have really valued the experience of staying current and teaching in the areas of […]

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  • Stories from the Field

    Emilee Fetters is an advanced standing, full-time MSW student at Ball State. She recently graduated from Manchester University with her BSW. Fetters is starting her MSW practicum placement serving inmates at the Madison County Jail in Anderson. Going into this practicum placement, Fetters is looking forward to learning the needs of this population, how to […]

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  • Spring Practicum Placements

    We have 35 advanced MSW practicum students and nine generalist MSW practicum students in placement this Spring semester. Placement sites include Delaware County Community Corrections, Addiction Coalition of Delaware County, Hillcroft Services in Muncie, Department of Child Services (DCS, statewide), Damar Services in Indianapolis, The Journey Home in Winchester, Family Service Association in Kokomo, Mini […]

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  • Op-Ed: Suicidology

    Suicide accounts for close to 800,000 suicide fatalities globally (Ritchie et al., 2015). In the United States, 1.38 million suicide attempts and 47,511 deaths by suicide were reported in 2019 (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2021). In 2017, 38,000 persons of working age (16–64 years) in the United States died by suicide, which represents a […]

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