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Graduate School
Watch the Pathways Mentoring video to learn more about the program.

All of your One Ball State Day donations to the Graduate School will go directly to support our students as they work on their research projects and disseminate their results.  Research opportunities are vital for our students’ intellectual and professional growth, and you can play a key part in providing them a life-changing experience! 

 

All donations to the Graduate Student Research Fund (3716) will be used by graduate students for equipment, supplies, and travel as they pursue their research projects and present their findings. 

 

All donations to the Action Research Collective fund (3720) will be used to support students participating in this research group as they gather data and disseminate their results.

 

All donations to the Graduate School General Fund (3701) will be earmarked for a new fellowship program that we are launching in the Pathways Mentoring Project, which will support students enrolled in the program while they work on a research project with their mentor. 

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First 5 Challenge!
Theatre & Dance, CICS, Special Education, Comm Studies, and School of Music are the winners of an additional $500 in challenge funds!
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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
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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
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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.
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Young Alumni Challenge
Gifts from 50 young alumni (graduated 2013-2023) between noon and 4 p.m. unlocks $500 to Student Scholarships!
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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.
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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.
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Graduate School General Fund Match
Dean Adam Beach will match up to $250 in donations to the Graduate School General fund that will be earmarked for research fellowships for undergraduate students enrolled in the Pathways Mentoring program.
$250 MATCHED
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Dash & Splash Winners
Dash & Splash: Top two racers receive $1,000 each to designate to the fund they represent.
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Action Research Collective Match
Associate Dean Robin Phelps-Ward will match up to $250 in donations to the Action Research Collective fund, and all of the funds will go to support the travel/research for graduate students participating in this research group.
$250 MATCHED
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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
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Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 512
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy 244
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 206
4 $1,000 Burris Laboratory School 119
5 $1,000 School of Kinesiology 116
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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.
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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
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International Alumni Challenge
Daniel Vidal from Puerto Rico was the first international alum to Men's Tennis!
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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
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Graduate School Research Match
Dean Adam Beach will match up to $250 in donations to the Graduate School Research fund, and all of the funds will go directly to graduate students to support their research/travel.
$250 MATCHED
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Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Ray Allen will give $500 each.
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Dash & Splash Fan Favorite
Dash & Splash event: Fan favorite receives $250 to designate to the fund they represent.
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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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