Tag: 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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  • Brian K Jensen Manages as an Economic Analyst

    Dr. Brian K. Jensen graduated from Ball State in 1983, earning a B.A in German with two minors: Political Science and Natural Resources. He also received a Master’s degree in Political Science at BSU in 1987, and earned a doctorate in History and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004.       ________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

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  • Anthropology Alum Amber Maze Makes Her Mark

    The following interview is with Ball State graduate, Amber Maze. She has her masters in Holocaust and Genocide studies from the Stockton University in New Jersey. She is currently a Holocaust Educator and Human Rights Associate with the Jewish Community Relations Council and the co-founder/ operations volunteer of the Crane Center for Mass Atrocity Prevention […]

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  • Jennifer Noffze’s History as a Collections Manager

    Jennifer Noffze graduated from Ball State University in 2000, earning a BA in History and Political Science. 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. _________________________________________________________ What got […]

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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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