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Past Events


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Jim Davis Challenge
Hey Ball State family, upon surpassing last year’s One Ball State Day gift total of 4,138, Garfield creator and BSU graduates Jim and Jill Davis will direct $50,000 to student emergency aid and $50,000 to the Take Flight Fund totaling $100K! Help us reach our goal before midnight!
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Cardinals Help Cardinals
History has proven that Cardinals help Cardinals. Share the official One Ball State Day video and use #OneBallState on our Facebook Page @BallStateFoundation. Two participants will get to donate $500 toward the Beyerl Student Emergency Aid fund or the Take Flight fund!
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Morning Challenge
Supporting the most urgent needs of our students is vital across campus. From 8 - 11 a.m., five donors will be selected at random to choose which five academic departments will each receive $1,000 in challenge funds.
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The First 5 Areas to Receive a Gift get $500
It took Cardinals less than a minute to complete this challenge. The areas below will each receive an additional $500 to benefit their students! 1. Theatre & Dance 2. University Police Department 3. Office of Student Life 4. Ball State Student Media 5. Cardinal Kitchen
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Unlock $1,000 for Take Flight!
Cardinals help Cardinals, and 500 gifts by noon unlocks $1,000 for the Take Flight fund.
500 / 500 Gifts
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Social Distancing Selfie
How are you, Cardinals? We're thinking of you. Share your quarantine selfie with #OneBallState for a chance to win a Ball State prize pack!
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states unlocks $25,000 from the Alumni Council
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International Gift Challenge
Jim Melin from Ireland made his gift to Theatre & Dance!
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Ball State Student Challenge
Hey Ball State students, post a photo or video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share how gifts on One Ball State Day will help you! Be sure to use #OneBallState. One of you will get a chance to designate $500 to the academic department of your choice! Some of you will also get One Ball State Day prize packs.
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Leaderboard
Evening Leaderboard
The needs of our students are greater than ever. The eight areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 thanks to challenge dollars given by donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 160
2 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 65
3 $1,000 Athletics 59
4 $1,000 Journalism 34
5 $1,000 Dance Marathon 34
6 $1,000 Communication Studies 29
7 $1,000 School of Music 27
8 $1,000 Special Education 26
9 Multicultural Center 24
10 Social Work 16
11 Chemistry 10
12 Telecommunications 9
13 Alumni Programs 8
14 University Police Department 7
15 Miller Business Honors Program 7
16 University Libraries 7
17 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 6
18 Honors College 5
19 Accounting 5
20 Fraternity and Sorority Life 5
21 Schools Within the Context of Community 5
22 Sports Link 5
23 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 4
24 Educational Psychology 4
25 Cardinal Kitchen 3
26 David Owsley Museum of Art 3
27 Political Science 3
28 Alumni Student Engagement 3
29 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 3
30 Alumni Scholarships 3
31 Management 3
32 Biology 3
33 Burris Laboratory School 3
34 Black Student Association 3
35 Student Voluntary Services 3
36 Late Nite 3
37 English 3
38 Office of Student Life 2
39 Elementary Education 2
40 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 2
41 Educational Studies 2
42 Career Center 2
43 Rinker Center for International Programs 2
44 History 2
45 Computer Science 2
46 Entrepreneurship Center 2
47 School of Kinesiology 1
48 School of Nursing 1
49 Mathematical Sciences 1
50 Sociology 1
51 Ball State Army ROTC 1
52 Spectrum 1
53 Anthropology 1
54 Inclusive Excellence 1
55 Educational Leadership 1
56 Indiana Academy 1
57 School of Art 1
58 Women's and Gender Studies 1
59 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 1
60 Disability Services 1
61 University Program Board 1
62 Teachers College Dean's Fund for Excellence 1
63 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 1
64 Criminal Justice and Criminology 1
65 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 1
66 Online Student Support Fund 1
67 Finance & Insurance 0
68 Learning Center 0
69 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 0
70 Emens Auditorium 0
71 Graduate School 0
72 Nutrition & Health Science 0
73 Speech Pathology & Audiology 0
74 Geography 0
75 Philosophy and Religious Studies 0
76 Psychological Science 0
77 Economics 0
78 ISOM Department 0
79 Marketing | CADMA 0
80 Community Engagement 0
81 Counseling Center 0
82 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 0
83 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 0
84 NESTT Learning Labs 0
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Final Hour Challenge
We stand together as Cardinals. Give during the last hour of OBSD and you could be chosen to designate $1000 in challenge funds to the academic department of your choice. Dollars will benefit students' greatest needs.
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Student Affairs Employee Challenge
VP Ro-Anne Royer Engle will match gifts from Student Affairs employees for a total of up to $1,000.
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Special Education Faculty Challenge
If 50% of Special Education faculty donate, David McIntosh will donate $500 to the TEACH Lab.
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Special Education Student Challenge #1
If 100 students give to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Mrs. Bales will wear a costume to class this fall.
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Special Education Student Challenge #2
If 200 students give, to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Dr. Koch will take a pie in the face.
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Special Education Student Challenge #3
If 300 students give, to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Dr. Craig will wear a costume to class for a week this fall.
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Ball State University Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Jake Logan will each give $500.
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