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Community Engagement

Support quality of life in Muncie!

 

As an anchor institution in East Central Indiana, Ball State University plays a key role in mobilizing partnerships that revitalize and sustain our city and our region. The Office of Community Engagement positions the university to support key initiatives – from local neighborhood development to regional talent pipelines – to improve quality of life in our community.  

 

Your giving will support the Building Better Neighborhoods initiative, a collaborative partnership between the Office of Community Engagement and Muncie Action Plan to increase the capacity of neighborhood leaders and associations in Muncie and Delaware County.

 

The BBN Initiative spearheads the following efforts:

  • Immersive learning projects in which Ball State faculty mentors and students work directly with neighborhood leaders and residents to address issues such as safety, beautification, community-building, strategic planning, and health and wellbeing.   
  • Neighborhood association development and support, including monthly Neighborhood Leadership Council meetings, professional development opportunities, and personalized guidance for new association leaders.
  • Logistics help for neighborhood events such as clean-ups, picnics, community gardening, and other outreach events.  
  • Candidate forums to increase knowledge and participation in local elections.
  • Annual IDEA Neighborhood Conference, a free all-day event for neighborhood association members to learn and share best practices around capacity building, accessing local resources, and connecting with larger community initiatives.
  • Celebration of neighborhood achievements through the annual neighborhoods pool party, features on the Muncie Neighborhoods website, Neighborhood Leader and Neighborhood Project of the Year awards, and national recognition at the Neighborhoods U.S.A. conference.

 

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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 163
2 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 73
3 $1,000 Athletics 61
4 $1,000 Journalism 39
5 $1,000 Dance Marathon 38
6 $1,000 Communication Studies 33
7 $1,000 School of Music 30
8 $1,000 Multicultural Center 27
9 Special Education 26
10 Social Work 16
11 University Police Department 12
12 Telecommunications 12
13 Chemistry 12
14 Cardinal Kitchen 9
15 Honors College 9
16 Fraternity and Sorority Life 9
17 Alumni Programs 8
18 Accounting 8
19 University Libraries 8
20 Alumni Student Engagement 7
21 Miller Business Honors Program 7
22 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 6
23 Political Science 5
24 Schools Within the Context of Community 5
25 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 5
26 Sports Link 5
27 Educational Psychology 5
28 Alumni Scholarships 4
29 Management 4
30 Burris Laboratory School 4
31 Black Student Association 4
32 English 4
33 Office of Student Life 3
34 David Owsley Museum of Art 3
35 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 3
36 Elementary Education 3
37 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 3
38 Biology 3
39 Spectrum 3
40 Student Voluntary Services 3
41 Late Nite 3
42 Women's and Gender Studies 3
43 Educational Studies 2
44 Career Center 2
45 Sociology 2
46 Ball State Army ROTC 2
47 Inclusive Excellence 2
48 Rinker Center for International Programs 2
49 Learning Center 2
50 History 2
51 Indiana Academy 2
52 School of Art 2
53 Computer Science 2
54 Disability Services 2
55 University Program Board 2
56 Entrepreneurship Center 2
57 School of Kinesiology 1
58 School of Nursing 1
59 Mathematical Sciences 1
60 Finance & Insurance 1
61 Anthropology 1
62 Educational Leadership 1
63 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 1
64 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 1
65 Teachers College Dean's Fund for Excellence 1
66 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 1
67 Criminal Justice and Criminology 1
68 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 1
69 Online Student Support Fund 1
70 Emens Auditorium 1
71 Graduate School 1
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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