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news 11/18/2021, 10:00am

Ball State Spanish professor and Colombian author won the Ambroggio Prize

In October 2020, Jennifer Rathbun, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, decided to reach out to a longtime work friend and Colombian author, Carlos Aguasaco. Rathbun saw the Academy of American Poets was accepting applications for the Ambroggio Prize, a $1,000 publication prize given to book-length poetry collections originally written in Spanish with an English translation, and thought Aguasaco’s book “Cardinal In My Window with a Mask on its Beak” would make for a good submission.


news 11/12/2021, 10:00am

Inaugural Innovation Day commences for Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute hosted the first annual Innovation Day, also known as  I-Day, in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week. I-Day took place at Ball State’s Oakwood Building and included a series of events for high school students from the Muncie area. Students from Burris Laboratory School, Daleville Junior/Senior High School and Muncie Central High School took part in the event Nov. 10. 


news 11/11/2021, 8:00pm

Veterans at Ball State speak out about struggles they face on campus

Trenton Wesley, a former specialist (E-4) in the United States Army, is currently a member of the Individual Ready Reserve and a freshman criminology major at Ball State. Wesley is one of multiple veterans on campus who said they face more obstacles than the average student in their education. 


news 11/10/2021, 6:30pm

Ball State students call for an on-campus minimum wage raise

Jake Seymore, junior telecommunications major, is one of many Ball State students who has an on-campus job. Working for University Media Services (UMS) as an equipment check-out assistant, Seymore makes $7.25 an hour — the current federal minimum wage. Living in off-campus housing, affording rent, tuition and other bills have turned into daily worries for him.


news 11/3/2021, 5:00pm

Ball State faculty and graduate students reflect on being nominated for Muncie’s fourth biennial Mayor’s Arts Awards

Robert Dirden, Ball State assistant teaching professor of theatre, walked through the doors of the Muncie Civic Theatre as a 16-year-old in 1989 and wanted to help create sets and design shows. With theater experience from Muncie Central High School and a calling to create, Dirden said he helped the theater with whatever it needed, including painting sets, building props and sewing costumes.


news 10/29/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State alumnus Shaun Payne serves as site manager for Limberlost State Historic Site

In Geneva, Indiana, there is a home that once belonged to Indiana author Gene Stratton-Porter named Limberlost State Historic Site. Stratton-Porter’s family moved to the cabin in Geneva in 1888, and she lived there for 18 years. She wrote six of her 12 novels at this house, including “Freckles” and “A Girl of the Limberlost,” along with five of her nature books, according to the Limberlost State Historic Site.


news 10/27/2021, 11:10am

'Creating a Sustainable Society' webinar provides in-depth look at sustainability across US

The Ball State College of Health and the American Dairy Association, Indiana Inc. sponsored “Creating a Sustainable Society,” a webinar series on modern sustainability practices, Oct. 26. With speakers from multiple areas of expertise including architecture, agriculture and business, the series aims to explain the problems and solutions being implemented across the world to combat climate change and unsustainable industry practices.