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.
Ball State University researchers are examining Kentucky's myriad caves, sinkholes and underground rivers to help landowners, local governments and state agencies better understand how farm waste may affect the aquifers that ...
Ball State University's Mark Pyron is joining an international effort to study how large river systems on two continents support life and how climate change could affect those ecosystems.
The right choice of words may improve the public perception of apartment communities and the people living in them, says a new report from Ball State University.
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.
A quality public bus system may help manufacturers and retailers to retain employees, says a new study from Ball State University.
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.
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.
(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.
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 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 ...