Category: Features


  • A group of students and mentors stand talking together inside the Whitinger Business Building

    Cardinals Connect and SOAR

    SOAR and Cardinals Connect join forces to provide an exceptional experience for Miller College of Business students The Miller College of Business’ SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Acumen, and Readiness) program provides each enrolled undergraduate student with an invaluable launching point in their careers. SOAR consists of a one-semester course during each undergraduates’ first three years of […]

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    Prospective Student Referral

    Do you know a prospective student looking to find their fit at a university? Alumni are the university’s best ambassadors and student recruitment is a way in which all alumni can play a role. Refer that student to become a Cardinal and engage with us to learn more about our incredible University! Our Cardinal Referral […]

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  • The 2021 Homecoming Steering Committee stands in front of the Beneficence statue

    Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow

    Ball State University is one of only a handful of institutions nationwide that has students plan all of its Homecoming activities. The relationship and trust in the leadership of the student-composed Homecoming Steering Committee transform Ball State into a place where alumni can indeed return home each year. With the experience gained while serving on […]

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  • Beneficence stands in the fall evening sunlight

    When You Give, It Just Keeps Going

    The 2008 recession hit Kirsten Westerman’s family hard. Her father lost his job as a tool-and-die maker, and her mother, a real-estate agent, struggled to sell homes when the housing bubble burst. Kirsten’s dreams of attending a school of music to study flute performance were uncertain at best. “There was no money coming in at […]

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    New Alumni Council Members and Leaders

    Meet the new members of the Alumni Council! Kelly Doucet, ’10, At-Large Kelly is the Regional Community Partnerships Specialist for Meijer, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She currently lives in Indianapolis and is a member of the Black Alumni Constituent Society as well as the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter. Kelly has extensive experience leading and supporting […]

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  • Students compete in Ball State's Bed Race during Homecoming week

    Homecoming 2021

    Enjoy this preview of this year’s Homecoming festivities “Fly Your Way Back Home” is the theme for our annual homecoming and is present in every event we’re excited to offer this year. During this special time, the homecoming team has evolved to include new ways for everyone celebrating to share in the fun safely, even […]

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  • A woman smiles while working in the Career Center

    Career and Professional Development Opportunities

    Learn how the Alumni Association and Ball State University Career Center have your back for all your professional development needs Your Ball State Career Center has multiple programs available to assist you in your professional growth and development, including two joint ventures with the Ball State University Alumni Association, Cardinals Connect, and the CHIRP webinar […]

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  • A football player's helmet is illuminated by a stadium light

    Upcoming Football Season Highlights

    Are you ready for some football? Join us in celebrating Ball State this coming season! Last year saw game-changing breakthroughs for our Cardinals, claiming victory in the MAC Championship and Arizona Bowl, to name a few. To keep up the momentum, we are excited to announce that your team is going all out to ensure […]

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  • Larry Metzing

    Spotlight On: Larry Metzing

    Read about a man who exemplifies what it means to be a stellar alumnus Larry Metzing, ’70, exemplifies giving back to one’s university. On his frequent return trips to Ball State University, Larry describes taking long drives onto campus to remember why he is here—to help students have an experience equal to or greater than […]

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