Category: History


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    Take the Surveys. We’re Listening.

    Hello, my name is Professor Cathy Day, and I’m the Director of the Humanities Compass Advantage in the College of Sciences and Humanities. I’m here with a simple message to anyone who graduated in December 2021 or who is graduating in May or July 2022: please take the Ball State Senior Survey when it shows […]

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  • Curation Chronicles: Danielle Morrison Inventories at the History Center

      During the Fall 2021 semester, Danielle Morrison is interning at the History Center at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Under the direction of Ethan Bowers, she inventories objects and artifacts in the collection. Danielle’s main project is creating a tour of Lindenwood Cemetery to highlight stone art and significant figures who are buried there. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This […]

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  • Letter from the Chair

    Dear Students, Alumni, Friends, Staff and Faculty of the Ball State Department of History, On April 29, 2020, my first pandemic letter was posted online, and, as I write this on November 28, 2021, we continue to feel the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant carrying a large number of mutations […]

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  • History Good News: Fall 2021

    With the semester nearing its end, it’s time to celebrate the good news that #bsuhistory has to share! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Faculty On September 25, 2021, Dr. Dorshele Stewart gave the keynote speech at the College of Sciences and Humanities celebration of Dean’s List students. Dr. Emily Suzanne Johnson She reviewed The Eyes of Tammy Faye movie […]

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  • LGBTQ+ Muncie: A Labor of Love

    A Pioneering Project In the world of oral history, there is a huge need to capture the stories of the LGBTQ+ communities overlooked by mainstream media. This includes rural and mid-sized cities, such as Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Emily Johnson, an Assistant Professor of History and an affiliate faculty member in African American Studies and Women’s […]

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