Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana, United States. It is also known as Ball State or simply BSU. Located on the northwest side of the city, Ball State's campus spans 731 acres (2.96 km) and includes 106 buildings. The student body consists of more than 22,000 students, of whom nearly 4,000 are graduate students. Originally a normal school, Ball State has grown and expanded over the years. Ball State is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Research University (RU/H). Ball State University was not the first school to operate at its location. Previous educational institutions operated at the intersection of University and McKinley Avenues before 1918; however, they were neither public nor did they carry the "Ball" name. The area of Muncie, Indiana that is now known as Ball State University had its start in 1899 as a private school called the Eastern Indiana Normal School to educate teachers. The entire school, including classrooms, library, and the president's residence were housed in what is now known as the Ball State Administration building.
Geologist to study life in an ice cave atop Mount Rainier
Ball State University's Lee Florea will soon be part of an exciting generation of research on glaciers—collecting data from inside an ice cave on an episodically active volcano in the state of Washington.
Researchers identify spider species able to change colors
A species of crab spider is able to slowly change its color to match its background when hunting, a rare ability in the animal kingdom, says a Ball State University professor.
Investing in bus systems may yield return for workforce and employers
A quality public bus system may help manufacturers and retailers to retain employees, says a new study from Ball State University.
Errors in property assessments hardest on low-income homeowners
Indiana should review its property assessment practices because errors are causing some low-income homeowners to pay too much in property taxes while well-off homeowners pay too little, says a new study from Ball State University.
Simulation helps unravel ancient Roman puzzle
An enduring mystery of archaeology involving a well-known historical site in ancient Rome is being quietly unraveled in Indiana, thanks to a sophisticated computer simulation created by Ball State University digital artists.
College students not embracing tablets as originally predicted, study finds
(Phys.org) —College students are not embracing tablets as many experts had expected when the devices were introduced a few years ago, says a new report from Ball State University.
Majority of college students own smartphones, but dislike those ads
College students have been ditching their cell phones for smart phones in droves the last three years, but they're growing annoyed with advertisements from marketers on their mobile devices, says new research from Ball State ...
Rising gas prices may make public transportation more attractive
Rising gas prices over the coming decade may make public transportation significantly more attractive to Hoosiers, say three new reports from Ball State University.
Economist: 2012 will end with a disappointing holiday season
Retailers will not be getting a lump of coal during the 2012 holiday shopping season, but Santa won't be stuffing their stockings full either, says a Ball State economist.
Indiana's taxes penalize small firms, manufacturers, in-state corporations, study says
(Phys.org)—Indiana's tax code unfairly penalizes small business, manufacturing and homegrown corporations in favor of out-of-state firms, sapping the state of millions of dollars annually in potential income, says a new ...