A message from Professor Jill Christman about her Fall 2019 Virginia Ball Center immersive learning course: I’m looking to assemble a team of creative thinkers from a wide variety of majors—a diverse group of students who bring their unique human experiences and share my determination to make change in rape culture using the power of […]
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Are you interested in collaborative work and local history? Professor Laura Romano is instructing a semester-long immersive learning course about makerspaces and their value in cities in the wake of an industrial decline. Makerspaces are collaborative, community spaces that extend typically inaccessible resources to a larger population.
In the fall semester of 2013, I led a seminar on sustainable agriculture at the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry (VBC). The main product to emerge from the class was a 25-minute film entitled Down to Earth: Small Farm Issues in a Big Farm World. The students in the seminar also developed a […]
In the spring of 2013, Dr. Merrielle Turnbull taught a semester-long course at the Virginia Ball Center. In the following post she discusses her experience with the Center and the amazing educational opportunity it provides to Ball State students.
Immersive learning. As Ball State students, or even local residents, it is difficult to have not encountered this phrase floating around in our daily lives: it’s everywhere from billboards to the university website. Unfortunately, I believe that a true understanding of the philosophy behind this phrase eludes many of us. Students and parents are told […]