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Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA-006

Scope and Contents

This collection includes invitations, programs, advertisements, student films and immersive learning projects produced by the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry at Ball State University ranging from 2000-2012.


  • Creation: 2000 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Ball State University Libraries make every reasonable effort to provide accurate information regarding the copyright status of materials held by Archives and Special Collections. Patrons may scan items or request a reproduction of one or more items in the collection; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to evaluate whether or not the intended use complies with copyright law.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry was established by Virgina B. Ball in 2000. Since her death in 2003, her center has sustained funding through subsequent gifts from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation.

The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry provides distinctive, rigorous, and transformative immersive learning experiences. These experiences enable members of the Ball State University community to participate in open inquiry, creative investigations, collaborative research, innovative problem solving, and active learning outside the confines of the conventional classroom. Each experience is designed so that faculty and students can: * explore the connections among the arts, humanities, science, and technology * create a product that illustrates collaborative research and interdisciplinary study * present their product to the community in a public forum

Each year, four Ball State University faculty members are chosen to lead teams of students in these interdisciplinary, immersive seminars. Working together with a community sponsor, each group of faculty and students creates a product to engage the community in public dialogue. The center provides a summer stipend for each faculty member to prepare the seminar. The center also provides a semester's “leave” for the four fellows to teach these seminars. Students enrolled in each seminar receive a full semester’s credit for their work. And to help facilitate that work, the center provides each seminar with a significant budget to produce its project.


1 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

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This collection is arranged alphabetically.

UA Restructuring

This collection was created by combining the former RG.05.11.01 with new materials.

Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry records
Collection reprocessed by Mindy Shull on 2019-06-19.
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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA