History

 Above: Abby Busse and Lexi Gribble presented their research on historical empathy at the 2018 National Council on History Education in San Antonio, TX. Today they teach Social Studies at Richmond High School (Richmond, IN) and Herron High School (Indianapolis, IN).

 

             

Last year we asked you to give to all students through the Student Emergency Aid Fund, and you responded in a way that made us proud and encouraged generosity across campus and around the world. Thank you!


This year, we are asking you to help prepare students for what comes next. With creativity and kindness, History and Social Studies Teaching majors have continued to learn, built amazing things, and seized fantastic opportunities – even amid the pandemic. This year we are fundraising for our new Student Travel and Research Fund, which will help students share their work with an audience beyond our university.


The Student Travel and Research Fund will provide grants to pay conference fees, travel costs, and support research. Teaching students how to fly, requires funding that lets them soar. Together we can help students be part of a larger conversation. 



If you aren’t in a position to give right now, no problem. We understand.


But if you are in a position to give, we hope that you will invest in History and Social Studies Teaching students today to prepare for tomorrow.


Thank you for your commitment to Ball State University. 

  • History Student Travel and Research Fund: small grants that assist students with conference registration and travel or research costs and travel.
  • History Student Scholarship Fund: awards for students with a variety of interests, high GPAs, etc. 


Above: History MA students, Abe Schreier, Jennifer Tellman, and Nathan Wuertenberg (left to right), attending the 2014 Graduate Conference at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

See what people are sharing about One Ball State Day 2021!
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6,323 Gifts Unlocks $3,000 for the Multicultural Center
Upon receiving 6,323 gifts, $3,000 will be unlocked for the new Multicultural Center!
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Unlock $3,000 for Student Emergency Aid
Upon receiving 6,323 gifts (beating last year's total number of gifts), $3,000 will be unlocked for Student Emergency Aid!
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5 Hours, 5 Areas, $1,000 Each
The 5 areas that raise the most money from 7pm-Midnight will each receive $1,000!
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1,000 Athletics $30,956.02
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $17,061.74
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $9,981.41
4 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning $4,541.68
5 $1,000 Center for Information & Communication Sciences $4,046.26
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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.
Rank Prize Academic Department Gifts
1 $8,000 Theatre & Dance 1,500
2 $4,000 Communication Studies 463
3 $2,000 School of Music 315
4 Modern Languages & Classics 230
5 Miller Business Honors Program 217
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College Leaderboard
The three colleges with the most gifts by midnight April 6 will receive $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively.
Rank Prize Colleges Gifts
1 $3,000 College of Fine Arts 1,899
2 $2,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 1,292
3 $1,000 Teachers College 952
4 College of Sciences and Humanities 876
5 Miller College of Business 467
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Noon Challenge
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by noon receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department, Unit, or Team Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 377
2 Athletics 329
3 The Ball State Fund 161
4 Student Scholarships 109
5 College of Architecture & Planning 102
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Most Donors Challenge
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by midnight will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Areas Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 1,023
2 Athletics 888
3 Indiana Academy 261
4 School of Music 191
5 College of Architecture & Planning 187
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Top 5 Donor Challenge
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 1,023
2 $1,000 Athletics 888
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 261
4 $1,000 School of Music 191
5 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning 187
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Evening Leaderboard
The needs of our students are greater than ever! The five areas with the most donors between 8pm-11pm will each receive $1,000 for their area!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 323
2 $1,000 Athletics 169
3 $1,000 Miller Business Honors Program 81
4 $1,000 Indiana Academy 62
5 $1,000 Spectrum 61
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Dean Maureen McCarthy Challenge
Dean McCarthy will give $500 to the College of Sciences & Humanities department with the most unique number donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 English 80
2 Geography 72
3 History 56
4 Modern Languages & Classics 42
5 Philosophy and Religious Studies 31
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