One Ball State Day 2024
Marketing Department

The Department of Marketing houses two majors: marketing and professional selling. The Department of Marketing equips you to join the dynamic and rapidly evolving world of marketing. As a student, you become an analytical and strategic thinker who can build relationships, make decisions, create real-world business solutions, and develop and execute marketing plans. After graduation, you are ready to work for a range of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and public-policy groups in various roles such as brand manager, advertising account manager, sales manager, retailing and distribution manager, and marketing researcher.

Ball State's Center for Professional Selling is a proud member of the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA). Students are equipped with the tools necessary to become successful salespeople in the Center for Professional Selling. Our sales labs provide much-needed role-play lab technology and equipment that keeps our students working smarter.

Students interested in sales and related fields are invited to join Ball State’s Sales Team, a dynamic group that competes in mock head-to-head and development role plays that challenge them to sell a product or service to a buyer. Recruiters, sales managers, human resource managers, and industry leaders judge these competitions, which equip students with the confidence, expertise, and connections. 

Your support of the Department of Marketing and Center for Professional Selling enables us to support our students' participation in national sales competitions. Your gifts also assist in student participation in Pi Sigma Epsilon Sales and American Marketing Association national meetings. You're providing the next generation of marketing leaders and business executives with an industry-driven curriculum and hands-on experiences that set them apart. With your help to sustain our flagship events, we will help draw top students to our program and provide recognition to the center and Miller College of Business. 

We hope you will visit us to see your generosity in action. Until then, know our grateful students and faculty are putting your support to good use—advancing Indiana businesses through immersive learning that provides valuable services to clients who need professional selling, marketing, and digital media.

First 5 Challenge!
Theatre & Dance, CICS, Special Education, Comm Studies, and School of Music are the winners of an additional $500 in challenge funds!
Brunch Leaderboard
The five areas that raise the most money from 10 a.m. - Noon each receive $1,000 in challenge funds
Rank Prize Area Raised
1 $1,000 Men's Tennis $11,320.00
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $6,379.00
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $5,260.00
4 $1,000 Gymnastics $4,645.00
5 $1,000 Men's Golf $3,605.00
College Donor Leaderboard
The college that has the most donors will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 666
2 College of Communication, Information, and Media 618
3 College of Sciences and Humanities 617
4 College of Health 329
5 Teachers College 272
Academic Area Gift Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 863
2 $3,000 Communication Studies 465
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 258
4 School of Kinesiology 131
5 Burris Laboratory School 122
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red. Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $5,000 from the Alumni Council to Ball State's greatest needs.
Young Alumni Challenge
Gifts from 50 young alumni (graduated 2013-2023) between noon and 4 p.m. unlocks $500 to Student Scholarships!
Morning Donor Challenge
Brittanie Davis won $1,000 for Spectrum in challenge funds Paaige Turner won $1,000 for Comm Studies in challenge funds Mary Spillman won $1,000 for the Journalism Department Marilyn Chalupa won $1,000 for the Career Center Riley Harman won $1,000 for the Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling Dept.
Last Hour Leaderboard
The area that rasises the most money from 11 -11:59 p.m. will receive $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Area Raised
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $4,550.00
2 Field Hockey $1,424.98
3 Indiana Academy $870.00
4 Black Alumni Council $835.00
5 Sociology $725.00
Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Ray Allen will give $500 each.
Dash & Splash Fan Favorite
Dash & Splash event: Fan favorite receives $250 to designate to the fund they represent.
Morning Leaderboard
The three departments/units/teams with the most donors by 10 a.m. receives $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $2,500 Theatre & Dance 138
2 $1,500 Indiana Academy 60
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 51
4 Soccer 33
5 School of Kinesiology 30
College Leaderboard
The three colleges with the biggest percentage of increased gifts from OBSD 2022 will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1000.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Gifts
1 $3,000 College of Architecture & Planning +13.88% 238
goal: 209
2 $2,000 College of Health +5.37% 353
goal: 335
3 $1,000 College of Sciences and Humanities -2.74% 675
goal: 694
4 College of Communication, Information, and Media -4.64% 945
goal: 991
5 College of Fine Arts -22.58% 1,046
goal: 1,351
Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 1,006
2 $1,000 College of Fine Arts 666
3 $1,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 618
4 $1,000 College of Sciences and Humanities 617
5 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 512
OBSD Video Challenge
Share any of the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
Evening Leaderboard Challenge
The five areas with the most donors between 8-10 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 74
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy 53
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 38
4 $1,000 Men's Golf 28
5 $1,000 Field Hockey 26
International Alumni Challenge
Daniel Vidal from Puerto Rico was the first international alum to Men's Tennis!
MCOB Leaderboard
The unit in the Miller College of Business, with the largest percent increase in the number of distinct donors from last year's OBSD will receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $1,000 Economics +9.52% 23
goal: 21
2 MBA | Masters of Business Administration +9.09% 12
goal: 11
3 Accounting -30.43% 80
goal: 115
4 Finance and Insurance -34.48% 19
goal: 29
5 Applied Business Studies -36.36% 14
goal: 22
I Spy Charlie
I Spy Charlie campus treasure hunt: Find a Charlie Cardinal plush hidden around campus for a chance to designate $250 to the fund of your choice! Follow @BSUFoundation on Instagram for details.
Dash & Splash Winners
Dash & Splash: Top two racers receive $1,000 each to designate to the fund they represent.
LinkedIn $1,000 Challenge
Share a One Ball State Day post on LinkedIn on April 5th for a chance to designate $1,000 to your favorite Ball State area! Use #OneBallState and tag the Ball State Foundation!
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