What Middletown Read

It is a notable fact that as a library grows the public grows up to it. –Muncie Daily News, July 6, 1897 Our public libraries are plainly destined to be a leading feature of the civilization of the future. –Muncie Daily News, July 6, 1897 The condition of its library is the intellectual pulse of … Read more

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Clio: Nov 6, 2015

Alumni News Alumnus Christopher Moore is currently a Social Studies teacher at Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center in Indianapolis.  What partially began as an effort to beautify the exterior of the school, Mr. Moore helped develop into the Lynhurst Veterans Memorial Garden and Veteran’s Eco-Trail Projects.  His ideas led to something not just for … Read more

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Clio: Sept 3, 2015

Alumni News: BSU Alumni Dr. J. Lee Annis Jr. will have his book, “Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi” published in Spring 2016.  He is currently serving as the Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College in Maryland.  He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in … Read more

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News from Our Public History Program (31 August 2015)

Five of our Public History majors interned during the summer semester.  Meghann Waddle and Shelbi Long both were based at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology under the supervision of PHP alumna Jeannie Regan-Dinius (BA, ‘93), the Director of Special Initiatives.  This is the fifth summer in a row … Read more

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African American Alumni Oral Histories

“The Ball State University African American Alumni Oral Histories collection provides online access to 20 interviews conducted with African Americans who attended or worked at Ball State University between 1950 and 2010 regarding their lives, careers, and college or graduate school experiences.  Interviews were conducted and recorded by Ball State University Honors College and Public History Program students … Read more

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Clio: April 28, 2015

Student News: Ashton Hampton and Samantha Harsh gave the Kirkham Lecture at The Friends of Alexander M. Bracken Library Annual Dinner on April 1, 2015. They spoke of the Indiana State Park History Walking/Driving Tour phone app they have worked on this semester with Dr. Ron Morris. Stephanie Sink was chosen as the winner of … Read more

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Clio: March 11, 2015

Current Student News: Ariel Wagner is working with Chris Flook and his immersive project, Indiana Crossrails Project and had the opportunity to write an article for their blog: Equality on the Railroad. Faculty News: One of the immersive learning projects that Dr. Ron Morris has worked on, Yountsville Mill, has received attention from two local newspapers: … Read more

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Clio: Feb 5, 2015

Dr. Ronald Morris’s Indiana State Park app made the January 2015 IBC News (Indiana Bicentennial Commission). He also was featured in the Muncie Star Press for the immersive learning project he organized to discover the stories and backgrounds of those buried in the Beech Grove Cemetery.  In addition to those projects, Dr. Morris also helped … Read more

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Clio: Dec 9, 2014

Alumni News: Curtis Clock (B.S. Social Studies Education 2012) was hired by Ball State University to be an Academic Advisor for the Freshman Advising Office this past August. The Ball State University Department of History congratulates Curtis Clock for his achievements! Student News: Aly Caviness has completed a website on Catalina de Erauso (1585?-1650), a Basque novice who escaped the … Read more

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