Tag: History


  • 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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  • Social Studies Graduate to AP Teacher

    Alexandria “Lexi” Gribble teaches AP United States Government and Politics and AP Human Geography at Herron High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also the sponsor of Model UN at Herron High School. Before joining the team at Herron, she taught middle school for two years in Marion, Indiana. She graduated from Ball State in […]

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  • Curation Chronicles: Dorien Scheets Travels to Tumacácori National Historical Park

    In May 2020, Monticello resident Dorien Scheets was offered a six-month long paid internship with Tumacácori National Historical Park in Tumacácori, Arizona. This internship is funded through the National Park Foundation’s Women in Parks initiative. The aim of Dorien’s internship is to research and interpret Mission records from the 1700s and 1800s, written exclusively by […]

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  • New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Wendy Soltz leads the Public History Program

    Dr. Soltz is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program. She specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history, Jewish history, public history, museum studies, and digital history. In 2017, the Association for Jewish Studies Review published her first article “Just Miles Away but Worlds Apart: Examining Jewish Participation in Integration Programs at Black Mountain College and […]

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  • Letter from the Chair Fall 2020

    Dear Students, Alumni and Friends of the Ball State Department of History, Our current historical context continues to be very challenging for all of us, but I can assure you that we are learning to be very nimble in the Department of History, and we are learning to respond to the circumstances around us, balancing […]

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    Good News from History: Spring 2020

    Welcome to a new feature on the CSH blog: Good News. As the semester draws to a close, we want to share some good news from our community, starting with the Department of History. Faculty This year three History professors celebrated milestone anniversaries in teaching at Ball State. Congratulations to Profs. Bruce Geelhoed (45 years), […]

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