• A Better Understanding of Islam Across the Curriculum

    Dr. Matthew Hotham, an assistant professor of religious studies, considers an understanding of world religions to be incredibly important for Ball State University students. He says it’s part of what makes them good citizens and future employees, and basic education about Islam, particularly, is a crucial part of 21st century learning. Although a comfortable component […]

  • Impressions of Love

    Impressions of Love brings rarely viewed artwork to the public eye. This past Spring, the David Owsley Museum of Art was host to Impressions of Love: J. Ottis and Winifred Brady Adams, a Ball State University Centennial Exhibition. This exhibition marked a significant occasion, as Impressions of Love was the first display of the Adamses’ […]

  • Deliberate Innovation: Can students learn creativity?

    Most people do not ponder: “Can students learn math?” However, many wonder if creativity can be learned. Teachers don’t introduce addition, fractions, and calculus all at the same time. Instead, the discipline of math is broken down into mathematical concepts and processes, which are taught using deliberate strategies. Applying this approach to creativity may inspire […]

  • COVID-19 Resources

    Free Resources COVID-19 Preparedness: How ready is your county? This dashboard uses a host of factors — everything from the relative age of the population to the number of nearby hospital beds and staff — to determine which counties are best prepared for an outbreak and which might need more help. COVID-19 Dashboard by the […]

  • Academic Excellence Grants

    In 2016, Ball State University awarded 16 Academic Excellence Grants (AEG), totaling more than $4.2 million. Funded by several academic-oriented private funds in the Ball State University Foundation, these grants were created to ensure that departments were able to fully pursue goals and research initiatives that were centered on students and community engagement. We asked […]

  • Ball State’s New Budget Model: A tale of two colleges

    President Geoffrey S. Mearns has brought changes to Ball State since he began in 2017, including institutional initiatives and planned renovations and buildings on campus. Although not quite as glamorous, the new budget model is expected to further shape the potential of the University’s faculty and students. Ball State is changing from a centralized, incremental […]

  • “Dream. Inspire. Lead” Academic Innovation Summit

    Muncie Community Schools administrators, teachers, and community stakeholders came together with nationally recognized educators during a two-day Academic Innovation Summit September 25-26, 2019, at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. Participants crowded whiteboards with ideas and soaked up inspiration from national thought-leaders, including George Couros, author of “The Innovator’s Mindset.” They dashed from session to […]

  • A New Faculty Fellowship

    Meet the first person to receive the Ball Brothers Honors College Faculty Fellowship. Dr. Adam Kuban received $50,000 for a two-year dual appointment in the Honors College and Journalism Department. His focus is water access and water scarcity. “Ball Brothers was looking for a unique interdisciplinary program that would attract students from many disciplines across […]


    How science created a theatrical genius Energy. That’s the mot juste that describes Jennifer Blackmer, the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award. This yearly award is given to a current faculty member who is nominated by colleagues. A selection committee evaluates each application and announces the recipient at the annual Fall Opening Convocation. […]