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.
Serving Students with Disabilities
Accessibility has been a long-standing commitment at Ball State University. On this episode of Cardinal Compass President Geoffrey Mearns is joined by Courtney Jarrett, Director of Disability Services and Larry Markle, Director of the Fehribach Center. They discuss how Ball State excels at serving students with disabilities and preparing them for jobs after they graduate.
From Ball State to the Statehouse
Ball State’s mission is to prepare our students for fulfilling careers. On the next episode of Cardinal Compass, President Mearns will be joined by two guests who will discuss how students’ career interests have led them to the state legislature. Please join him and Becca Rice, Ball State’s Vice President for Governmental Relations and Halley Kissel, a Ball State student and statehouse intern.
Muncie ready to welcome the world
In 2002, Muncie's AWAKEN organization was founded with the goal of providing educational opportunities, vocational training, and healthcare to women and children in Afghanistan. Bibi Bahrami, president and founder of AWAKEN, and Joann McKinney, president of the Refugee Alliance of Delaware County join President Mearns to discuss how our community is now helping refugees make Muncie their new home.
Building Connections Over Coffee
Ball State University prioritizes the career connections and professional development of its students and graduates. President Mearns is joined by Jim McAtee, Executive Director for Career and Professional Development and Amanda Mast, Talent Manager for Enterprise Holdings. They discuss how BSU's Indiana Connection Lounge provides an innovate new space on campus to host one-on-one interactions between students and future employers.
Building What's Next for East Central Indiana
Ball State strives to help make Muncie a better and safer community. By planning the next steps for the next several years, companies big and small are coming together to create a better place. Elizabeth Rowray, the Chief Economic Development Officer of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Jeff Bird, the President of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital join President Geoffrey Mearns to discuss plans to make East Central Indiana a better place to live and work.
Building a Better Indiana
Faculty from Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning collaborate with community partners to develop projects that provide valuable, professional experience to our students. Dean Dave Ferguson and Jeff Kingsbury, an Indiana developer and Ball State graduate join President Geoffrey Mearns to discuss the role of the college and how one such project is bringing exciting changes to the city of Ft. Wayne.