Fall 2017 Ball State Immersive Learning Projects

Ball State faculty, students, and community partners are working together this Fall on a number of immersive learning projects in and around Muncie.

A Light in the Space
Community Partner:  Muncie Civic Theatre and Dance
Faculty Mentor:  Mickie Marie, Department of Theatre and Dance

Anthony Neighborhood Action Plan
Community Partner:  Anthony Neighborhood Association
Faculty Mentor:  Lisa Dunaway, Department of Urban Planning

Books Arts Collaborative
Community Partner:  Tribune Showprint Posters, Inc.
Faculty Mentor:  Rai Peterson, Department of English; Colleen Steffen, Department of Journalism; Amy Trendler, BSU Libraries

Brownfields to Brightfields: Analysis of Solar Potentials of Brownfields in Delaware County, Indiana
Community Partner:  Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter
Faculty Mentor:  Sanglim Yoo, Department of Urban Planning

Cardinal Weather Service
Community Partner:  Ball State University Athletics, Cardinal Greenway, Delaware County Futbol Club
Faculty Mentor:  Nathan Hitchens & Petra Zimmermann, Department of Geography

Computer Science for Middle Schoolers (CS4MS)
Community Partner:  Northside Middle School
Faculty Mentor:  David Largent, Department of Computer Science

Creating Community Through Drama: Outreach at Muncie Civic Theatre
Community Partner: Muncie Civic Theatre
Faculty Mentor: Peggy Fisher, Department of Communication Studies

Digging in to Muncie’s Local Food System (ongoing)
Community Partner:  Farmished
Faculty Mentor:  Kate Elliott, Department of Journalism

Fundraising for Non-profit Organizations (ongoing)
Community Partners:  GR3 International, Berrien Cancer Services, Cor Fortium, Fanconi Anemia, Delaware County Futbol Club, Child Study Center, Your Story Hour
Faculty Mentor:  René Church, School of Art

Learning Eustress Options (LEO): A Police Stress Project
Community Partner: Muncie Indiana Police Department
Faculty Mentor: Bryan D. Byers, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab
Community Partner: IU School of Medicine – Muncie Campus
Faculty Mentor: Carla Earhart & David Martin, Department of Management

Maring-Hunt Community Garden Market Pavilion and Outdoor Kitchen (ongoing)
Community Partners: Maring-Hunt Public Library, Thomas Park/Avondale Neighborhood Association
Faculty Mentor: Pam Harwood, Department of Architecture

NAMI Delaware County-Reaching Out to Persons with Severe Mental Illness in Local Criminal Justice
Community Partner: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Faculty Mentor: Monte Staton, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Professional Development, Differentiated and Digitized (PD3): Muncie Community Schools Learning Management System Adoption and Implementation
Community Partner: Muncie Community Schools
Faculty Mentor: Jon Clausen, Department of Educational Studies

Planet Muncie: Survey of Environmental Organizations in Muncie and Delaware County (ongoing)
Community Partner: Muncie Action Plan
Faculty Mentor: David Hua, Department of Social Work

Provider Survey for Second Harvest Food Bank
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana
Faculty Mentor: Lisa Pellerin, Department of Sociology

Purple Cow: Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary Care for Children (ongoing)
Community Partner: Kidz Korner Child Care Center
Faculty Mentor: Stacey Allred, Department of Elementary Education

Rehabilitating Houses F17 (ongoing)
Community Partner: Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity
Faculty Mentor: Janet Fick, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design

Storytelling and Social Justice
Community Partner: Circles of Delaware County/Second Harvest Food Bank
Faculty Mentor: Emily Ruth Rutter, Department of English

Team 2 – Reading Intervention at the Youth Opportunity Center (ongoing)
Community Partner: Youth Opportunity Center
Faculty Mentors: Ruth Jefferson, Department of Special Education; Janay Sander, Department of Educational Psychology


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