My Collection | My Story

There is an exciting opportunity to participate in Minnetrista’s first community collection exhibit. My Collection | My Story will showcase local collections of a variety of items, ranging from Beanie Babies to rare coins. Minnetrista is asking for submissions from anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Grant, Jay, Madison, & Randolph counties. The end date for entries is March 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the collection entry page.

January 19, 2015 – Shaffer Chapel Museum Opening

Historic Shaffer Chappel, 1501 E. Highland Ave.

In order to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., a public opening of the newly created Shaffer Chapel Museum took place from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm on January 19, 2014. The museum celebrates the historical significance of Shaffer Chapel, as well as the history of the African American community in Muncie. Co-created by members of the Shaffer congregation, the Whitely Community Council, and Ball State University students and faculty, the museum is a testament to the power of community mobilization in realizing positive social change.

VIDEO: A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie

This video, produced by Chris Flook was created by Ball State Student Media.  Follow them on Vimeo!

Director: Ben Redar
Producer: Chris Kosinski
Executive Producer: Chris Flook
Assistant Director: Brad Dailey
Cinematographer: R. Aaron Webster
Interviewees: James Connolly, Lauren Connor, Jud Fisher, Bruce Geelhoed, Karen Vincent
Music: Barbara De Biasi
Voice-Over: Michael Dangerfield
1st Assistant Camera: Rachel Hopkins and Olivia Laird
2nd Assistant Camera: Haley Turk
Camera Operator: Joe Sailer
Chief Lighting Technician: Daniel Johnson
Grips: Mark Miller and Jillian Clark
Production Sound Mixer: Miranda Wuestefeld
Story by: Ben Redar and Chris Flook
Research: Ronald V. Morris and Chris Flook
Editors: Ben Redar and Chris Flook
Colorist: R. Aaron Webster
Motiongraphics and Animation: Chris Flook

Funding: Ball Brothers Foundation

Special Thanks: The Ball Brothers Foundation, Minnetrista, Kelli Huth, Stacey Alexander, John Straw, Neil Coil, Earl Conn, Augusta Wray, Susan Smith, Karen Vincent, Betty Brewer, Jud Fisher, Kris Scott, Jarred Scott, Tim Pollard, Joshua Carroll, Bracken Archives and Special Collections, Terry King, Lori Byers, Roger Lavery

VIDEO: The Lenape on the Wapahani River

This video was created by Ball State Student Media.  Follow them on Vimeo!

Director: Kayla J. Eiler
Cinematographer: R. Aaron Webster
Executive Producers: Alina Beteringhe, Chris Flook, Kelli Huth
Editors: Kayla J. Eiler, R. Aaron Webster, Chris Flook
Assistant Director: Miranda Wuestefeld
First Assistant Camera: Kathie Green
Gaffer: Andrew Bultemeier
Key Grip: Olivia Mancha
Production Assistants: Chris Kosinski, Ben Redar, Robbie Mehling, Daniel Johnson
Field Audio: Ben Kruis
Motion Graphics: Chris Flook
Colorist: R. Aaron Webster
Interviewees: Mike Pace, Tim Crumrin, Curtis Zunigha, Paula Pechonick, Jim Rementer, Brice Obermeyer

VIDEO: Stories and Legends: Historic Preservation in Muncie, Indiana

This video was created by Ball State Student Media.  Follow them on Vimeo! Please also check out Historic Muncie: Preserving Middletown’s Neighborhoods website!

Directed and Produced by: Kayla Eiler and Christen Whitney

Cinematographers: Brian Hollars

Edited by: Krystal Highbaugh

Production: Mikey Whitaker, Joe Sailer, Robbie Mehling, Hobie Crase, Casey Ryan, Freddie Murphy, & Dan Parish

Audio: Kayla Eiler & Eric Conrad

Colorists: Brian Hollars & Chris Flook