While renovations are now underway at Ball State University’s Cooper Science Building, there are years of planning and preparation behind it. The west end of Cooper Science is projected to be done by Spring 2023, and construction for the east end will take effect immediately — expected to be completed by Spring 2024.
After their final event on May 14, Village Green Records in The Village on Ball State University's campus will close their doors after 16 years on May 21.
I grew up admiring Jennae — everything she did, everything she tried to hide. I thought homosexuality was a societial norm, and, because of the a progressive and inclusive generation I am a part of, it has always been hard for me to understand why some of the people closest to me, including my aunt, didn’t acknowledge her sexuality.
Ball State alumnus hosts writers’ retreat for 'The Devil Wears Prada' musical adaption at Discovering Broadway.
Joel Kirk, 2015 Ball State alumnus, received a phone call Jan. 25 from three-time Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum, who has produced original and adaptations of musicals such as “Rent,” “Avenue Q,” “Six,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and "The Notebook.”
Muncie Origins: Muncie locals revamp Boulder Falls, The Frozen Boulder to make the business their own
“If you would have asked us six months before we bought the place if we would ever want to own a miniature golf course, we would have said you were crazy,” said Kyla Bartle, co-owner of The Frozen Boulder and Boulder Falls Mini Golf and BatZone.
Growing up in Muncie, Kimberly Welsh-Jeselskis, 1997 Ball State psychology masters graduate, said she always had an interest in going to Ball State, following in the footsteps of her brother.
Under the 52-foot dome in the Charles W. Brown Planetarium, more than 20,000 visitors a year learn about what exists beyond the Earth’s atmosphere in space. But before visitors sit back and look up at the simulated sky, they are first greeted by Ball State students who work behind the scenes.
“I feel like you can learn significantly more by going somewhere else than you could in class. You can stare at pictures all day. You can read a byline, a dialogue or a biography on any day you want, but to actually go there and be there, present, was a different story.”
“I was seven years old when I wanted to be a director, and I've never changed that course.” For years, 2015 Ball State alumnus Joel Kirk said he would make short films with his camcorder in the comfort of his backyard. He would act, direct, edit and write his own scripts to transform pre-existing ideas into his own.
“Painting isn’t only about self-expression, and it’s not only about translating experience into form. I think making art really has to do with advocating a position.”