Ball State University: a tradition of innovation.Ball State University's tradition of innovation in teaching and learning is bringing together people, ideas, and extraordinary resources to redefine Verb 1. redefine - give a new or different definition to; "She redefined his duties"
define, delimit, delimitate, delineate, specify - determine the essential quality of
2. academic excellence.
We start with bright, curious students who are drawn to an intellectually energetic environment that challenges, yet supports--large enough to be rich in first-rate academic programs, facilities, and equipment, yet small enough to provide even first-year students access to those resources.
Our active, expert faculty encourage students to take creative risks, while collaborating on relevant, hands-on projects that extend the educational experience--providing real-world knowledge and opportunities.
Students emerge from Ball State exhilarated ex·hil·a·rate
tr.v. ex·hil·a·rat·ed, ex·hil·a·rat·ing, ex·hil·a·rates
1. To cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; elate: We were exhilarated by the cool, pine-scented air. , self assured and well prepared to meet the shifting needs of a dynamic future.
Ball State students say the course work is demanding, but well worth it, and others agree. In fact, The Princeton Review named Ball State one of the nation's "Best Value Colleges" for 2007.
With nearly 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students, we offer more than 150 majors and 12 pre-professional undergraduate programs as well as 85 master's and 14 doctoral programs in seven academic colleges--including many nationally ranked and recognized programs such as telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. , entrepreneurship, landscape architecture, and educational leadership--plus our respected Honors College.
Ball State students appreciate opportunities to work hard and to be challenged in ways they may never have dreamed possible--collaborating and creating with faculty and other students, traveling, performing, and interning. The results are impressive-from Emmy and Student Academy Award-winning productions and meaningful research findings to technologically savvy and life-changing adventures.
Energized professors nurture NURTURE. The act of taking care of children and educating them: the right to the nurture of children generally belongs to the father till the child shall arrive at the age of fourteen years, and not longer. Till then, he is guardian by nurture. Co. Litt. 38 b. a dynamic learning environment, setting high standards for themselves and students. They make the most of small class sizes and offer support to students daily--leaving doors open, answering e-mails, and posting blogs.
Ball State professors also use powerful technology to transform teaching and learning on the nation's number-one wireless campus, as named by Intel in 2005. Students may be asked to contribute to a class discussion blog blog, short for web log, an online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website. , build an electronic portfolio, or produce a multimedia documentary.
In addition students enjoy access to exceptional equipment and specialized spe·cial·ize
v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es
1. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study.
2. facilities and centers--from a state-of-art confocal confocal
see confocal microscopy. microscope to high-definition cameras, and from the Digital Simulation Laboratory in architecture to three new Digital Exchange centers, funded by a $20 million grant from Lilly Endowment Lilly Endowment Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the world's largest private philanthropic foundations and is among the ten largest such endowments in the United States.
The endowment was founded in 1937 by J. K. Lilly Sr. and his sons Eli and J. K. Jr. Inc., which offer students the chance to immerse im·merse
tr.v. im·mersed, im·mers·ing, im·mers·es
1. To cover completely in a liquid; submerge.
2. To baptize by submerging in water.
3. themselves in research, learning, and practice on technology-based initiatives.
Along with high expectations come exploration, experimentation, and creative risk-taking. In every department and every college, students find courses that take them beyond the classroom and often across disciplines--just as they will in the workplace--to intensive, hands-on experiences that extend learning and make a difference.
More opportunities for outreach are available in highly specialized courses and projects offered through university initiatives and research centers, including: Business Fellows, which pairs teams of students with faculty mentors to work directly with Indiana businesses; the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, in which students, faculty, and community sponsors collaborate on semester-long interdisciplinary in·ter·dis·ci·pli·nar·y
Of, relating to, or involving two or more academic disciplines that are usually considered distinct.
Adjective projects; and more than 50 study abroad programs.
Right from the start, Ball State students enjoy life while learning outside the classroom. Freshman Connections, the centerpiece of Ball State's first-year programs--cited as a "program to look for" by U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report
Weekly newsmagazine published in Washington, D.C. U.S. News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence (1888–1973) to cover important domestic events; he founded World Report in 1945 to treat world news. The two magazines were merged in 1948. two years in a row--helps new students feel comfortable quickly by grouping them in living-learning communities.
Students may choose from an array of activities and more than 300 student organizations that allow them to cross between work and play and back again. From NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletics, to outdoor recreation, to great fun for a good cause, Ball State offers just the right mix of activities for students to stay energized, follow their passion, and show Cardinal spirit.
For more information or to schedule a visit, go to www.bsu.edu/admissions or call the Admissions Visitors' Desk at 866/770-3163 (toll-free) or 765/285-5683. TTY (TeleTYpewriter) See teletypewriter and TDD/TTY.
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2. users may call 765/285-2205.
Ball State University practices equal opportunity in education and employment and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.