16 episodes

Cardinal Compass will explore the connections between Muncie and Ball State University. BSU President Geoffrey Mearns and his guests will take the audience behind the scenes of the evolving relationship by exploring the challenges and opportunities that exist. The show is produced by Ball State students in the College of Communication, Information and Media.

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Cardinal Compass will explore the connections between Muncie and Ball State University. BSU President Geoffrey Mearns and his guests will take the audience behind the scenes of the evolving relationship by exploring the challenges and opportunities that exist. The show is produced by Ball State students in the College of Communication, Information and Media.

    A Look Back at a Big Year

    A Look Back at a Big Year

    It's been a very good year for Ball State and the city of Muncie. On this “best-of” edition of Cardinal Compass, we’ll reflect on our previous conversations, from the promotion of inclusive excellence on our campus, to how Ball State is contributing to the community through immersive learning, to how our partnership with our local YMCA benefits our community.

    • 23 min
    A New Vision for the Village

    A New Vision for the Village

    Ball State’s vision for The Village is to create a more vibrant environment surrounding campus.  President Geoff Mearns is joined by Jim Lowe, associate vice president for facilities, planning and management, and Bill Jenkins, chair of our Department of Theatre and Dance, as we discuss how a new performing arts center, along with other proposed developments, will serve the Muncie community and the entire region.

    • 23 min
    Why the “Y” is a vital community partner

    Why the “Y” is a vital community partner

    Ball State University and our local YMCA seek to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. Please join President Geoffrey Mearns, Chad Zaucha, president and CEO of the YMCA of Muncie, and Jennifer Young, campus liaison for the Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center. They will discuss how Ball State and the YMCA are creating new childhood development opportunities for our friends and neighbors in our community.

    • 23 min
    Immersive Learning

    Immersive Learning

    Since its founding in 1918, Ball State has committed itself to more than the development of future leaders, but also to the community.  President Geoffrey Mearns is joined by Jennifer Blackmer, Director of the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry and Paaige Turner, Dean of the College of Communication, Information and Media to discuss Ball State's various learning opportunities and immersive learning programs that help propel students into life after college.

    • 23 min
    Contributing to Build a Better University and Community

    Contributing to Build a Better University and Community

    Philanthropy connects Ball State University to the Muncie community in more ways than one can probably imagine. President Geoffrey Mearns, Jean Crosby, the president of the Ball State University Foundation and Kelly Shrock, the president of the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County share how donors support the university’s mission and how the university supports the community.

    • 23 min
    East Central Indiana READI for new opportunities

    East Central Indiana READI for new opportunities

    A new partnership between our state and our region is helping create a shared vision that may propel investment in East Central Indiana. Mindy Kenworthy of the East Central Indiana Regional Partnership and Mark Wasky of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation join President Geoffrey Mearns for a conversation on how this partnership will propel our region.

    • 23 min

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