Author: amkavars


  • 8 Reasons to Minor in African American Studies

    Are you looking to gain a better understanding of our nation as a whole and how Black Americans have shaped it? Being an African American Studies minor can make you a more informed citizen of America and the world, while providing you with the tools to become a diversity-conscious professional. Here are 8 other reasons […]

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  • Map of Newark Earthworks

    Kevin Nolan Receives NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

    Almost 2,000 years ago, American Indians built the largest geometric earthworks complex in the world. These large earthen monuments demonstrate the sophisticated achievements and knowledge in the fields of astronomy, art, math, and engineering by ancient American Indians inhabiting the region from A.D. 1 to 400.  Spread across four miles in what is now present-day […]

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  • Meet New Faculty Member Dr. Shiau-Yun Chen, Assistant Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies

      Prof. Shiau-Yun Chen received her Ph.D. from Cornell in 2019 and recently published “Jealous and Violent: Constraining and Celebrating Wifely Jealousy in Mid-to-late Ming China” in Ming Studies (volume 79, 2019). Her focus is inter-relationships of law, culture, family authority and family violence in Ming China, with a special focus on wives and concubines. […]

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  • Letter from the History Chair- Fall 2019

    Dear Faculty, Student and Alumni Colleagues, Halfway into the fall semester I must reflect on the fact that in a world of limited space and resources filled with 7.7 billion people, and subject to constant natural and cultural changes, we all need to “run very fast” and adapt in order to survive. It is also […]

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  • School Children in the Summer Enrichment Program

    Mathematics Students Provide Summer Enrichment for Local Community School Children

    Each summer, Muncie community elementary school children join Ball State students for the Summer Math Enrichment Program. Children work through various activities designed to promote their interest in mathematics and to build their confidence. Making Math Fun Assistant Lecturer of Mathematical Sciences Cheryl Kneubuhler and students in her Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Elementary […]

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  • Math Students at the Student Sympoisum

    Math Students Tackle Engine Problem

    Students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences partnered with Cummins Inc. to improve engine performance. Their challenge was to build a mathematical model to identify a narrow window when knock occurs in a four-stroke spark ignited engine. Knock is when a pocket of air and fuel mixes and combusts inside the cylinder at the wrong […]

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  • Connecting Cardinals: CSH Alumni Sam Weiss

    Sam Weiss is an actuary for Votaire, where he enjoys helping individuals understand the confusing puzzle of retirement. He graduated from Ball State in 2015 with a degree in Actuarial Science, and minors in Computer Science and Business. What brought you to Ball State? I knew I wanted to be in the actuarial science program […]

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  • Examining the Past

    This year Ball State is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Please watch the story of our proud past in our magnificent student-produced documentary, “From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century” that covers the University’s history since its founding in 1918. Dr. Bruce Geelhoed, professor of history, has been researching and writing about Ball State’s history […]

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  • Fostering the Next Generation of Scientists at Ball State! 

    For many years, hundreds of students from around East Central Indiana have been competing for scholarships and prizes in local and regional science fairs. In 1988, the Science Education Foundation of Indiana held the first annual Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair. For three decades, it has provided the opportunity for Indiana students to advance and compete in national […]

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  • I Voted Sticker

    VSTOP: Pioneering Election Security

    A Ball State program has taken a leading role in guaranteeing the security of future elections in Indiana and throughout the nation. In the aftermath of Florida’s confusing vote count in the 2000 presidential election, legislators nationwide recognized a need for voting modernization. Between 2003 and 2006, the State of Indiana invested more than 70 […]

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