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Honors College Match
Dean John Emert will be matching gifts made to the Honors College up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
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$300
DOMA Challenge
Dean Beckman will give $300 to DOMA, in honor of DOMA’s 30-member docent corps, if the gifts to DOMA during this One Ball State Day exceed 30 total gifts.
30 / 30 Gifts
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$2,500 Student Org Challenge
Ball State Alum and Foundation Board Member, Patrick Alderdice '92, will be giving $2,500 to the student organization with the most gifts between 9:00-10:00pm
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 Ball State Student Media 129
2 Dance Marathon 105
3 Cardinal Kitchen 6
4 Black Student Association 4
5 Spectrum 3
6 Late Nite 2
7 Sports Link 1
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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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$1,000
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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College Leaderboard
The college with the most gifts by midnight will receive $2,000 to support students' greatest needs!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 College of Fine Arts 1,749
2 $1,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 839
3 $500 College of Sciences and Humanities 396
4 Teachers College 336
5 Miller College of Business 237
6 College of Health 226
7 College of Architecture & Planning 62
8 Honors College 54
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Academic Department Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight will receive $8,000, $4,000 and $2,000 in challenge funds respectively for the benefit of students' greatest needs.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $8,000 Theatre & Dance 1,367
2 $4,000 Journalism 315
3 $2,000 School of Music 312
4 Communication Studies 180
5 Special Education 92
6 Social Work 75
7 Miller Business Honors Program 70
8 Elementary Education 55
9 Chemistry 54
10 Telecommunications 53
11 School of Nursing 46
12 Educational Psychology 45
13 Political Science 43
14 Accounting 42
15 Anthropology 37
16 English 34
17 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 30
18 Management 30
19 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 28
20 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 27
21 School of Kinesiology 26
22 Educational Studies 24
23 Sociology 24
24 Speech Pathology & Audiology 23
25 Sports Link 22
26 Mathematical Sciences 20
27 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 20
28 Schools Within the Context of Community 17
29 Educational Leadership 17
30 History 17
31 Criminal Justice and Criminology 15
32 Biology 15
33 Geography 14
34 Computer Science 13
35 School of Art 13
36 Women's and Gender Studies 12
37 Finance & Insurance 11
38 Psychological Science 11
39 Economics 10
40 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 9
41 Philosophy and Religious Studies 9
42 Entrepreneurship Center 9
43 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 7
44 Marketing | CADMA 6
45 Nutrition & Health Science 4
46 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 4
47 Ball State Army ROTC 3
48 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 3
49 ISOM Department 3
50 NESTT Learning Labs 0
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Help Student Orgs!
Help student organizations get ready for the new academic year! The four student orgs with the most gifts from 1-4pm on April 7 will receive $250 each.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Ball State Student Media 26
2 $250 Dance Marathon 14
3 $250 Cardinal Kitchen 12
4 $250 Black Student Association 8
5 Spectrum 6
6 Late Nite 5
7 Sports Link 0
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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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$1,000
Diversity Challenge
Thanks to those who supported the Multicultural Center! We hit our goal of 50 gifts and earned an extra $1,000 to benefit students.
50 / 50 Gifts
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$1,000
Spirit Challenge
Thanks to those who supported the Marching Band! We hit our goal of 50 gifts and earned an extra $1,000.
50 / 50 Gifts
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$1,000
Knowledge Challenge
Thanks to those who supported the University Libraries! We hit our goal of 50 gifts and earned an extra $1,000.
50 / 50 Gifts
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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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Sociology Matching Challenge
Chair Chad Menning will match gifts to Sociology up to $1,000.
$812 MATCHED
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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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Alumni Chapter Challenge
Scholarship support is vital for students. The alumni chapter with the most gifts to their scholarship fund from 4-7 p.m. on One Ball State Day will receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $1,000 Greater Indianapolis Alumni Chapter Scholarship 17
2 Michiana Alumni Chapter Scholarship 7
3 Northeastern IN Alumni Chapter Scholarship 3
4 Chicago Alumni Chapter Scholarship 1
5 Cass/Howard County Alumni Scholarship 0
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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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College of Sciences & Humanities Department Challenge
Dean Maureen McCarthy will give $500 to the CSH department with the most donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 Chemistry 34
2 Political Science 23
3 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 23
4 English 22
5 Sociology 21
6 Mathematical Sciences 17
7 History 17
8 Criminal Justice and Criminology 14
9 Anthropology 14
10 Biology 13
11 Computer Science 13
12 Geography 12
13 Psychological Science 9
14 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 7
15 Women's and Gender Studies 7
16 Philosophy and Religious Studies 6
17 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 5
18 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 5
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Dr. Marilyn Buck Matching Challenge
Dr. Marilyn Buck will be matching every dollar up to $9,000 to benefit our future physical education programs and students. The scholarship will benefit outstanding freshmen who are physical education and health teaching majors. The travel fund will help physical education and health teaching majors attend the SHAPE America National Convention.
$100 MATCHED
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Inclusive Excellence Match
This year we launched our inaugural Inclusive Excellence plan, which clearly demonstrates Ball State’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sue Hodges Moore will personally provide matching funds up to a total of $2,000 to encourage other donors to contribute financially to the implementation of our plan.
$1,841 MATCHED
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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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Educational Studies Match
Dr. Richard Seymour will match the first 10 gifts of $20.20 to the Educational Studies department!
$202 MATCHED
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Theatre & Dance Alumni Society Challenge
The Theatre and Dance Alumni Society has dedicated an additional $1,000 gift to the Department if at least 150 Ball State alumni give to any Theatre and Dance account
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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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Bill Jenkins Drag Performance Challenge
If 150 current Ball State students give to Theatre and Dance on one Ball State Day, Bill Jenkins will do a fully realized (costumes, makeup, etc.) "lip-synched drag performance" on social media to whatever song the students select.
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Bill Jenkins Challenge to Students & Parents
If 250 current Ball State students and/or parents of current Ball State students give to Theatre and Dance on one Ball State Day, Bill Jenkins will ALSO dye his hair pink and unveil it to the students on the first day of fall semester classes
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College of Fine Arts Department Leaderboard
Dean Beckman will give $1,500 to the College of Fine Arts program with the greatest number of total gifts.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,500 Theatre & Dance 1,367
2 School of Music 312
3 David Owsley Museum of Art 34
4 School of Art 13
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