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Red Jacket Challenge
New Young Alumni Challenge Issued by President Mearns. Jo Ann Gora will donate her famous red leather jacket if Young Alumni give $500 or more from now until Midnight. For gifts from Young alum to count, please mark 'Young Alumni' under the' Ball State Affiliation' field on the donation form.
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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!
6,323 / 6,323 Gifts
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$3,000
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!
6,323 / 6,323 Gifts
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New Challenge - 2 Areas Will Win $1,000
From 7-8pm, two of the non-academic/non-athletic areas with the most donors will each receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Areas Donors
1 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 16
2 $1,000 Spectrum 12
3 Dance Marathon 7
4 Fraternity and Sorority Life 6
5 Multicultural Center 6
6 Cardinal Kitchen 4
7 The Ball State Fund 3
8 Student Scholarships 3
9 Research 3
10 Black Student Association 3
11 Career Center 2
12 Rinker Center for International Programs 2
13 Student Emergency Aid Fund 2
14 Housing & Residence Life 2
15 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 1
16 Indiana Public Radio 1
17 Inclusive Excellence 1
18 COVID Vaccine Clinic 1
19 Take Flight 1
20 Office of Student Life 1
21 Late Nite 1
22 University Libraries 1
23 Emens Auditorium 1
24 Discovery Women's Group 0
25 Guardian Scholars 0
26 Online Student Support Fund 0
27 University Program Board 0
28 Community Engagement 0
29 Student Voluntary Services 0
30 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 0
31 Counseling Center 0
32 David Owsley Museum of Art 0
33 Disability Services 0
34 Parents Fund 0
35 University Police Department 0
36 Learning Center 0
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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
6 Alumni Scholarships $3,547.31
7 Miller College of Business $3,070.00
8 Journalism $3,051.89
9 School of Music $2,893.57
10 Black Alumni Constituent Society $1,738.49
11 The Ball State Fund $1,691.05
12 Accounting $1,661.05
13 Fraternity and Sorority Life $1,598.84
14 College of Communication, Information, and Media $1,560.57
15 Ball State Student Media $1,540.73
16 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse $1,470.21
17 Student Scholarships $1,420.42
18 Miller Business Honors Program $1,280.42
19 Communication Studies $1,161.68
20 Cardinal Kitchen $1,051.42
21 Bowen Center for Public Affairs $1,005.00
22 Sports Link $921.68
23 Burris Laboratory School $856.05
24 School of Kinesiology $842.73
25 Philosophy and Religious Studies $785.63
26 Honors College $751.40
27 Spectrum $750.84
28 Telecommunications $710.42
29 Elementary Education $701.05
30 English $671.47
31 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies $665.84
32 Alumni Programs $640.42
33 Educational Psychology $610.21
34 Research $605.00
35 Inclusive Excellence $590.63
36 History $590.21
37 Student Emergency Aid Fund $575.42
38 Special Education $572.10
39 Entrepreneurship Center $530.00
40 David Owsley Museum of Art $445.42
41 Modern Languages & Classics $435.42
42 Educational Leadership $415.00
43 Geography $410.63
44 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling $360.00
45 Teachers College $320.21
46 Multicultural Center $310.84
47 School of Nursing $310.84
48 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies $300.00
49 Take Flight $290.84
50 Applied Business Studies $290.00
51 Disability Services $270.63
52 Political Science $270.42
53 Discovery Women's Group $270.21
54 Black Student Association $265.42
55 Alumni Student Engagement $265.42
56 Nutrition & Health Science $265.21
57 Economics $265.00
58 School of Art $250.42
59 Applied Anthropology Laboratories $240.41
60 Indiana Public Radio $205.00
61 Rinker Center for International Programs $195.21
62 Anthropology $185.21
63 Marketing Department $170.21
64 Computer Science $160.21
65 Sociology $135.21
66 Chemistry $130.84
67 College of Health $130.21
68 Learning Center $130.21
69 Guardian Scholars $125.00
70 Mathematical Sciences $125.00
71 Schools Within the Context of Community $120.21
72 Career Center $120.00
73 Emens Auditorium $110.00
74 University Libraries $105.21
75 Housing & Residence Life $100.84
76 Speech Pathology & Audiology $100.00
77 Criminal Justice and Criminology $100.00
78 MBA | Masters of Business Administration $100.00
79 Dance Marathon $95.21
80 Office of Student Life $90.84
81 Women's and Gender Studies $80.21
82 Online Student Support Fund $80.00
83 Biology $75.21
84 Psychological Science $75.00
85 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources $70.21
86 Student Voluntary Services $50.42
87 Immersive Learning $50.00
88 Management $50.00
89 Ball State Army ROTC $50.00
90 Parents Fund $45.42
91 COVID Vaccine Clinic $45.21
92 Finance & Insurance $40.42
93 University Police Department $40.21
94 Late Nite $30.21
95 Educational Studies $25.00
96 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr $25.00
97 Social Work $20.21
98 Counseling Center $20.21
99 Community Engagement $20.00
100 Physics & Astronomy $20.00
101 Charles W. Brown Planetarium $20.00
102 College of Sciences & Humanities $0.00
103 College of Fine Arts $0.00
104 University Program Board $0.00
105 ISOM Department $0.00
106 Graduate School $0.00
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Cardinals Help Cardinals
History has proven that Cardinals help Cardinals. Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook @BallStateFoundation. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states have been given! $20,000 was unlocked from the Alumni Council.
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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
6 Indiana Academy 86
7 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 76
8 School of Music 66
9 Miller Business Honors Program 66
10 Journalism 64
11 Black Alumni Constituent Society 55
12 Communication Studies 54
13 Special Education 45
14 School of Kinesiology 43
15 Alumni Scholarships 41
16 Educational Leadership 39
17 Honors College 35
18 University Libraries 35
19 English 35
20 Accounting 33
21 School of Nursing 32
22 Student Emergency Aid Fund 32
23 Telecommunications 32
24 Burris Laboratory School 30
25 Cardinal Kitchen 29
26 Elementary Education 28
27 Take Flight 25
28 History 24
29 Fraternity and Sorority Life 23
30 David Owsley Museum of Art 22
31 Geography 21
32 Indiana Public Radio 19
33 Online Student Support Fund 19
34 Modern Languages & Classics 18
35 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 18
36 Ball State Student Media 17
37 Mathematical Sciences 17
38 Inclusive Excellence 17
39 Political Science 16
40 Psychological Science 15
41 Research 14
42 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 14
43 Educational Psychology 14
44 Educational Studies 14
45 Rinker Center for International Programs 14
46 Sports Link 13
47 Economics 13
48 Chemistry 13
49 Marketing Department 13
50 Philosophy and Religious Studies 13
51 Learning Center 13
52 Career Center 13
53 Speech Pathology & Audiology 12
54 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 12
55 Emens Auditorium 11
56 Alumni Programs 11
57 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 11
58 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 10
59 Housing & Residence Life 10
60 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 10
61 Biology 10
62 School of Art 10
63 Multicultural Center 10
64 Discovery Women's Group 9
65 Women's and Gender Studies 9
66 Criminal Justice and Criminology 8
67 University Police Department 8
68 Entrepreneurship Center 8
69 Computer Science 8
70 Applied Business Studies 8
71 Sociology 8
72 Counseling Center 8
73 Finance & Insurance 7
74 Guardian Scholars 7
75 Black Student Association 7
76 Disability Services 7
77 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 6
78 Spectrum 6
79 Graduate School 5
80 Schools Within the Context of Community 5
81 Community Engagement 5
82 Nutrition & Health Science 4
83 Office of Student Life 4
84 COVID Vaccine Clinic 4
85 Social Work 3
86 Parents Fund 3
87 Alumni Student Engagement 3
88 Anthropology 3
89 Student Voluntary Services 3
90 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 3
91 University Program Board 3
92 Late Nite 2
93 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 2
94 Ball State Army ROTC 2
95 Management 2
96 Physics & Astronomy 1
97 ISOM Department 1
98 Dance Marathon 1
99 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 0
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International Alumni Challenge
Hannah Weakley was the first international alum to make a gift all the way from Japan! She designated her gift to Theatre & Dance.
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Five Lucky Donors
Supporting the most urgent needs of our students is vital across campus! From 8am-11am, five donors will be selected at random to choose which five funds will each receive $1,000.
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The Last Hour
We stand together as Cardinals. Give during the last hour of One Ball State Day and you could be one of three donors chosen to designate $1,000 to the academic department of your choice.
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Alumni Ambassador Challenge
The academic unit with the most verified alumni ambassadors receives $1,000.
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Selfie & Share Cutout Challenge
Provost Susana Rivera-Mills will donate $100 for each dean who takes a selfie with the cut out of another dean and posts it to social media using #OneBallState on April 6. This total gift of up to $1,000 will benefit the Teacher-Scholar program, which provides undergraduates the opportunity to be engaged in research or a creative project with a mentor.
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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
6 Ball State Student Media 53
7 School of Music 42
8 Alumni Scholarships 33
9 College of Architecture & Planning 30
10 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 28
11 Communication Studies 28
12 Special Education 25
13 Journalism 23
14 English 21
15 School of Kinesiology 18
16 Black Alumni Constituent Society 15
17 Sports Link 15
18 Burris Laboratory School 14
19 Honors College 14
20 Geography 14
21 Cardinal Kitchen 12
22 Fraternity and Sorority Life 11
23 Student Emergency Aid Fund 11
24 Student Scholarships 10
25 Elementary Education 10
26 Accounting 8
27 The Ball State Fund 8
28 Educational Psychology 8
29 Telecommunications 8
30 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 7
31 College of Communication, Information, and Media 7
32 David Owsley Museum of Art 7
33 Take Flight 7
34 Dance Marathon 7
35 History 6
36 Inclusive Excellence 6
37 Modern Languages & Classics 6
38 Educational Leadership 5
39 Disability Services 5
40 Multicultural Center 5
41 Sociology 5
42 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 4
43 Research 4
44 Teachers College 4
45 Alumni Student Engagement 4
46 School of Art 4
47 Philosophy and Religious Studies 4
48 Nutrition & Health Science 4
49 School of Nursing 4
50 Office of Student Life 4
51 Student Voluntary Services 4
52 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 3
53 Entrepreneurship Center 3
54 Marketing Department 3
55 Indiana Public Radio 3
56 College of Health 3
57 Political Science 3
58 Housing & Residence Life 3
59 Applied Business Studies 2
60 Discovery Women's Group 2
61 Guardian Scholars 2
62 Learning Center 2
63 Rinker Center for International Programs 2
64 Computer Science 2
65 Black Student Association 2
66 Biology 2
67 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 2
68 Miller College of Business 2
69 Chemistry 2
70 Finance & Insurance 2
71 Alumni Programs 2
72 University Police Department 2
73 Parents Fund 2
74 Community Engagement 2
75 Economics 2
76 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 1
77 Speech Pathology & Audiology 1
78 Criminal Justice and Criminology 1
79 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 1
80 Emens Auditorium 1
81 Immersive Learning 1
82 Online Student Support Fund 1
83 Management 1
84 Ball State Army ROTC 1
85 Mathematical Sciences 1
86 Psychological Science 1
87 University Libraries 1
88 COVID Vaccine Clinic 1
89 Schools Within the Context of Community 1
90 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 1
91 Late Nite 1
92 Social Work 1
93 Women's and Gender Studies 1
94 Counseling Center 1
95 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 1
96 Anthropology 1
97 Physics & Astronomy 0
98 College of Sciences & Humanities 0
99 College of Fine Arts 0
100 Career Center 0
101 University Program Board 0
102 ISOM Department 0
103 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 0
104 Educational Studies 0
105 Graduate School 0
106 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 0
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Marketing & Communications Employee Challenge
Vice President of University Marketing & Communications, Kathy Wolf will give an additional $500 if 100% of her team makes a gift on One Ball State Day.
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Ball State University Foundation Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Ray Allen will each give $500, totaling $1,000.
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Dean Ferguson Social Media Challenge
Dean Dave Ferguson will make a $20 gift to CAP when a faculty, staff, or student takes their picture with his Dean cutout and shares it on social media with #OneBallState! *Up to 500*
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Enrollment & Planning Management Employee Challenge
VP of Enrollment and Planning Mgmt Paula Luff will match EPM employee gifts up to $1,000. If 100% of EPM employees give, the VP will donate an additional $1,000 to the student emergency aid fund.
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IT Employee Challenge
Loren Malm will match gifts made by IT Division employees up to $500!
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General Counsel Challenge
Sali Falling will match gifts made by General Counsel employees up to $500!
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