December 07, 2012

On Wednesday, December 5, the Sponsored Programs Office hosted their annual Benefacta Day reception. Benefacta Day is the celebration of all of the “good works” that Ball State has to offer.

SPO staff welcomed President Jo Ann Gora, Provost Terry King, and Associate Provost Robert Morris as they celebrated the funded projects of faculty and staff from across the Ball State University campus. The reception was catered by University Catering and attended by faculty from across campus.

The reception also celebrated the publication of our annual online “magazine,” Ball State Research. The publication features scholarly and creative activity of representative faculty members who have been funded by external sponsors, as well as feature pieces on the 2012 Researcher of the Year and Creative Endeavor Awardee.

2012 Creative Endeavor Awardee Beth Turcotte with Wil Davis, Interim President of the Ball State Innovation Connector

This issue covers a range of projects. From the impact of purpose in the lives of rural youth to how soccer is being used as a diplomatic tool in Jordan and the effects people are having on the Wabash River and fish morphology. From the amazing first-hand accounts of veteran and active duty military personnel collected through oral histories to two professors from the College of Communication, Information, and Media using journalism to bring students from Southeast Asia to Ball State.

We welcome your feedback about the e-publication in the comments of this post or on our Facebook page!

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