Ball State Interim President Updates Campus Projects

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King updated campus efforts last week during the Fall Opening Convocation. King updated campus efforts last week during the Fall Opening Convocation.

Ball State University Interim President Terry King says a slate of upcoming projects is part of an effort to upgrade the campus' physical environment for the next 15 to 25 years. Projects include the new East Mall greenspace and the $62.5 million Health Professions Building, which will house the College of Health.

King updated campus efforts last week during the Fall Opening Convocation, attended by several hundred faculty and staff.

He said the Campus Master Plan, which is the school's first in 20 years, provides a "flexible framework" for the campus over the next couple of decades. He said that and the recently-adopted Academic Long-Range Plan "are not prescriptive, but rather guidebooks, as it means that we have a clear vision of where we are headed and how to get there."

During the convocation, the school also announced honors for several faculty members. They include:

Outstanding Faculty Award: Lawrence Gerstein, counseling psychology

Outstanding Junior Faculty: Eric “VJ” Rubenstein, biology

Outstanding Creative Endeavor: Karen Kessler, theater

Outstanding Research Award: Rui Chen, information systems

Outstanding Teaching Award: Scott Pattison, chemistry

Excellence in Teaching (ExIT) Award: Adam Ballart, Spanish, Brittany Hendricks, music performance, Eric “VJ” Rubenstein, biology

Lawhead Teaching Award: Mary Clark-Flynn, English

Outstanding Administrator: Sushil Sharma, Miller College of Business

Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award: Eva Zygmunt, elementary education

Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award: Tyler Smith, theater

Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Melinda Messineo, sociology

Rawlings Outstanding Distance Education Teaching Award: Troy Dobosiewicz, theater

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