While eager freshmen wheel suitcases and lug furniture up to their new home for the semester, it’s not uncommon to picture what the future may hold for them at Ball State.
The Centennial Celebration list of events is long for Cardinals past and present. For starters, Ball State will celebrate its 100th birthday with a public opening event Sept. 6 at Emens Auditorium.
After the Conference of Midwestern Universities (CMU) disbanded in 1972, the Ball State Cardinals were left without a home.
In 1964, the elevation of the Civil Rights Movement and debut release of the Beatles’ second album weren’t the only events that changed lives. /dekfont>
“If people asked me what the personality of Charlie was, I told them that he is Ball State’s No. 1 fan,” said Mitch Prather. “That’s what I told myself when I was playing the bird.”
Books upon books of knowledge accumulated over the last 50 years lay precariously around professor Teh-Kuang Chang’s office.
While 1918 may have been the year of the founding of one of Indiana’s largest universities, it was also the year of flu outbreaks, train wrecks and war.
Imagine a sea of Ball State students gathering in front of the Arts Terrace at the David Owsley Museum of Art, not for graduation, but demonstration. At 10:30 a.m. May 7, 1970, a student yelled into a microphone, “Ball State, where are you?”
When Joe Trimmer wrote the proposal in 1999 that would change Ball State’s curriculum, he didn’t want to present it.
To celebrate Ball State’s centennial milestone, co-authors Bruce Geelhoed, Michael Szajewski and Brandon Pieczko collaborated on creating “Ball State University,” a photo book emphasizing the significance of students, faculty and Muncie community members with Ball State’s growth throughout its 100-year history.
Ball State’s 1989-90 men’s basketball team was more than the greatest in school history.
Throughout the 100-year history of Ball State, millions of students have had the honor to chirp proud as a Cardinal. The alumni and currently enrolled students come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and have unique stories to tell about the university. See why 100 Cardinals said they love Ball State.
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