Category: History


  • Jennifer Noffze’s History as a Collections Manager

    Jennifer Noffze graduated from Ball State University in 2000, earning a BA through the College of Sciences and Humanities. In 2016, Jennifer completed her MA in museum studies at John Hopkins University. Her experience includes being the Collections Department Assistant (2001-2002), Registrar/Archivist (2002-2015), and Collections Manager (2016-Present), all through the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. _________________________________________________________ […]

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  • Letter from the Chair Spring 2021

    On April 29, 2020, my first pandemic year letter was posted online. Today, I find myself writing yet another letter. In that first letter I wrote about borrowing perspective from the past. Today, I want to write about the future. As of April 27, 2021, the world has now seen over 147 million confirmed cases […]

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    History Good News: Spring 2021

    As this academic year comes to a close, join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our faculty and alumni in the History Department! To see some student good news, check out our blog post congratulating our scholarship and award recipients.  Faculty Dr. Nicole Etcheson published “‘When Women Do Military Duty’: The Civil War’s Impact on Woman Suffrage,” […]

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  • Claire Enk Investigates Ball State’s History

    Claire Enk is a senior Public History major, a German minor, and a proud member of the Honors College. In the spring of her freshman year, Claire and Sophia Hoffert created a podcast and a StoryMaps entitled “Prostitution and Social Reform in Muncie from 1870-1910,” which won the Student History Conference Outstanding Creative Project Award […]

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  • Haleigh DeGrow captures Midwestern stories

    Haleigh DeGrow is a Public History major with a minor in Anthropology. During her three-year career at Ball State, she has been a part of the Ball State Women’s Soccer Club and the Alpha Lambda Delta honors society. During her second year, Haleigh was given the opportunity to present her Middletown Studies research at the […]

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  • History Alum Becomes Program Specialist

    Surprised to hear this from a history major? You shouldn’t be.  I oversee a few different business management programs and there’s constant shifting between competing priorities. A lot of my week involves project planning and compliance, budget reviews, policy review and application, and supervision. Michelle Haas graduated in 2001 from Ball State University with a […]

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