Best of Ball State 2007

  • PEOPLE
  • Administrator: Yasemin Tunc
  • Professor: Dr. Howard Campbell
  • Attorney: John B. LaRue
  • Veterinarian: Boyce Animal Hospital
  • Campus Police Officer
  • Dentist: Dr. Daniel Wheeler
  • Sorority: Chi Omega and Alpha Phi
  • Fraternity: Phi Gamma Delta and Theta Chi
  • ACADEMICS
  • Core Class: Swimnastics
  • Bookstore: T.I.S.
  • Campus
  • Ball State icon: Happy Friday Guy
  • Off Campus Living
  • Apartment Complex: Windermere
  • Food
  • Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Breakfast: Sunshine Café
  • Sandwich: Subway
  • Restaurant to take a date: Olive Garden
  • Shopping
  • Place to get your car fixed: Automotive West, INC.
  • Stylist/barber: Campus Cuts
  • MISC
  • Tanning Salon: Maui Tanning
  • Tattoo Parlor: Dragon Slayer
  • Laundromat: The Laundry Basket

Best of Ball State 2009

  • Department: TCOMM
  • Annual Event: Homecoming Week
  • Student Organization: Student Government Association
  • Attorney/Law practice: John B. Larue
  • Doctor/medical: Dr. Bullis and the Heath Center
  • Veterinarian/clinic: Care Animal Hospital
  • Laundromat/dry cleaner: White Spot
  • Religious hangout: Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Tanning Salon: A place to Tan
  • Apartment Complex: Colonial Crest
  • Local Band: James Brown Car Alarm
  • Ethnic restaurant: Puerto Vallarta
  • Place to get coffee: The Cup
  • Place to get late night munchies: Carter’s Hot Dogs
  • Place to get pizza: Greeks
  • Place to get dessert: Incredible Yogurt
  • Bookstore to buy textbooks: TIS
  • Flower Shop: Normandy Flower Shop
  • Salon/barbershop: Great Clips
  • Music store: Village Green Records
  • Liquor store: Muncie Liquors

Best of Ball State 2010

  • Sandwich: Jimmy John’s
  • Breakfast Food: IHOP
  • Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Pizza: Greeks
  • Grocery Store: Marsh
  • Eyeglasses: Walmart
  • Jewelers: Kays
  • Flower Shop: Normandy
  • Clothes: Charlotte Russe & Kohl’s
  • Auto Purchase: Stoops
  • Auto Repair: Cooper Tire
  • Salon: Hotheads
  • Music Store: Village Green Records
  • Liquor Store: Muncie Liquor
  • Tobacco Store: Low Bob’s
  • Textbooks: TIS
  • Attorney: B. Joseph Davis & Kelly Bryant
  • Vet: Care Animal Hospital
  • Bank: Chase
  • Laundromat: White Spot
  • Religious Hangout: St. Francis of Assisi
  • Golf: Player’s Club
  • Place to Watch the Game: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Local Band: Mid-American
  • Late Night Hangout: Dill Street
  • Date Spot: Olive Garden
  • Bar: Dill Street
  • Spring Break Location: Panama City
  • Live Entertainment Venue: Doc’s
  • Muncie Landmark: Benny
  • Tanning: A Place to Tan
  • Tattoo: Lucky Rabbit
  • Apartment Complex: Windermere
  • Landlord: Sami at the 400 Apts
  • Dentist: Dr. Rector
  • Doctor: Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Drink Specials: Dill St.
  • Burger: Scotty’s
  • Alumni: David Letterman
  • Coach: Billy Taylor
  • Athlete: Mequale Lewis
  • Department: TCOMM
  • Greek Organization: Phi Gamma Delta
  • Place to Study: Bracken
  • Major: TCOMM
  • Residence Hall: Park
  • Student Organization: SGA
  • Annual Event: Homecoming Week
  • Sports Team: Men’s Football
  • Dessert: Concannon’s
  • Late Night Munchies: Taco Bell
  • Coffee: Starbucks
  • Ethnic Restaurant: Thai Smile

Best of Ball State 2011

  • Annual Event: Homecoming
  • Apartments: Windermere Place
  • Athlete: Randy Davis
  • Attorney: Bruce Munson
  • Auto Repair: Cooper Tire
  • Bank: JP Morgan Chase
  • Bar: The Locker Room
  • Bookstore: TIS
  • Breakfast: IHOP
  • Place to Buy a Vehicle: Stoops Automotive Group
  • Best Place to Buy Clothes: Kohl’s
  • Best Coach: Bill Taylor
  • Coffee: Starbucks
  • Annual Event: Homecoming
  • Date Spot: Scotty’s Brewhouse
  • Dentist: Dr. Gregory Pyle, DDS
  • Department: Journalism
  • Dessert: Incredible Yogurt
  • Doctor: Dr. Kent Bullis of Ball State Health Center
  • Donate: Goodwill
  • Ethnic: Puerto Vallarta
  • Flower shop: Normandy Flower Shop
  • Greek Organization: Chi Omega
  • Pizza: Greek’s Pizzeria
  • Insurance: State Farm Insurance
  • Late Night Hangout: The Locker Room
  • Liquor Store: Friendly Package
  • Live Entertainment Venue: Doc’s Music Hall
  • Local Band: The Pride of Mid-America Ball State University Marching Band
  • Locally Owned Business: Art mart
  • Best Major: TCOM
  • Place to Watch the Game: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Religious Handout: St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center
  • Residence Hall: Park Hall
  • Salon: Hotheads
  • Sandwich: Scotty’s Brewhouse
  • Student Organization: University Program Board
  • Tanning: A Place to Tan
  • Veterinarian: Care Animal Hospital
  • Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings

Best of Ball State 2012

  • Annual Event: Homecoming
  • Late Night Hang out: Locker Room
  • Live Entertainment Venue: Docs
  • Drink Specials: Dill
  • Place to get dessert: Berry Winkle
  • Doctor: Dr. Vinson
  • Dentist: Dr. Rector
  • Date Spot: Scotty’s
  • Place to Get Coffee: Starbucks
  • Coach: Pete Lembo
  • Department: Journalism
  • Buy/Sell Textbooks: TIS
  • Buy a Vehicle: Stoops
  • Insurance Agency: State Farm
  • Greek Organization: Chi Omega/Phi Mu
  • Watch the Game: Scotty’s
  • Buy Clothes: Goodwill
  • Best Bar: Dill Street
  • Best Major: Education
  • Bank: Chase
  • Breakfast Food: Bruner’s
  • Auto Repair: Cooper Tire
  • Attorney: Dowling Law Office
  • Best Athlete: Jarrod Jones
  • Apartment Complex/Housing: Winderemere
  • Local band: The Goodnight Fields
  • Student Organization: UPB
  • Sandwich/Burger: Scotty’s
  • Salon/Barbershop: Eye Candy
  • Residence Hall: Park
  • Religious Hangout: St. Francis
  • Place to Donate: Bio Life
  • Place to Get Pizza: Greeks
  • Locally Owned Store: Grandma Betty’s/QL’s
  • Ethnic Restaurant: Puerto Vallarta
  • Flower Shop: Paul’s Flowers
  • Liquor Store: Friendly Package
  • Best Tanning Salon: A Place to Tan
  • Veterinarian Clinic: Care Animal Hospital
  • Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings

Best of Ball State 2013

  • Ball State Team: Football
  • Ball State Department: Education
  • Athlete: Toney Williams
  • Greek Organization: Delta Tau Delta
  • Residence Hall: Park
  • Major: Education
  • Annual Event: Homecoming
  • Student Organization: University Program Board
  • Professor: Ron Truelove
  • Buy/sell Textbooks: TIS
  • Muncie Business: A Place to Tan
  • Place to Buy Clothes: Goodwill
  • Auto Repair: Earl’s
  • Place to buy a vehicle: Stoops
  • Salon/Barbershop: Glam
  • Liquor Store: Muncie Liquors
  • Attorney/Law Practice: Tony Sisson
  • Place to Bank: ICFCU
  • Best Religious Organization: St. Francis
  • Best Tanning Salon: A Place to Tan
  • Best Apartment Complex: Windermere
  • Best Place to Donate: BioLife
  • Place to Volunteer: ARF
  • Place to Watch the Game: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Best Local Band: Trackless
  • Late Night Hangout: Locker Room
  • Date Spot: Fuji
  • Best Bar: Cleo’s
  • Live Entertainment Venue: Emens
  • Best Cultural Event: The Amazing Taste
  • Ethnic Restaurant: Puertas
  • Place to get Coffee: Starbucks
  • Place to get drink specials: Dill Street
  • Place to get pizza: Greeks
  • Place to get wings: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Place to get dessert: Insomnia Cookies
  • Place to get breakfast food: Eva’s
  • Place to get a sandwich/burger: Texas Roadhouse

Best of Ball State 2014

  • Athletic Team: Football
  • Department: Education
  • Best Athlete: Toney Williams
  • Greek Organization: Delta Tau Delta
  • Resident Hall: Park Hall
  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Annual Event: Homecoming
  • Student Organization: UPB
  • Professor: Ron Truelove
  • Attorney/Law Practice: Mark McKinney
  • Place to Bank: Chase
  • Religious Organization: Cru
  • Tanning Salon: A place to Tan
  • Apartment Complex/Housing: Village Promenade
  • Place to Donate: Bio Life
  • Place to Volunteer: ARF
  • Place to Watch the Game: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Local band: Tonal Caravan
  • Late Night Hangout: Savages
  • Date Spot: Fuji
  • Bar: The Chug
  • Live Entertainment Venue: Be Here Now
  • Cultural Event: Muncie Gras
  • Place to Buy/Sell Textbooks: T.I.S.
  • Muncie Business: A Place to Tan
  • Store to Buy Clothes: TJ Maxx
  • Auto Repair: Earl’s
  • Place to Buy a Vehicle: Gaddis
  • Salon/Barbershop: Glam
  • Liquor Store: Friendly Package
  • Ethnic Restaurant: Fuji
  • Place to get coffee: Starbucks
  • Place to Get Drink Specials: Big Shots
  • Place to get Pizza: Greek’s Pizzeria
  • Place to get wings: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Place to get dessert: Insomnia Cookies
  • Place to get breakfast: Bruner’s
  • Place to get a sandwich/Burger: Scotty’s Brewhouse

Best of Ball State 2015

  • Best Ball State Sports Team: Men’s Volleyball Team
  • Best Ball State Athlete: Jahwan Edwards
  • Best Ball State Fraternity: Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Best Ball State Sorority: Alpha Chi Omega
  • Best Ball State Major: Telecommunications
  • Best Ball State Event: Homecoming
  • Best Ball State Student Organization: Dance Marathon
  • Best Ball State Professor: (3 separate awards)
    • Ron Truelove
    • Deb Davis
    • Dan Boylan
  • Best place to Eat on Campus: Woodworth
  • Best Campus Service: Career Center
  • Best Place to Study: Bracken Library
  • Best Dorm: Park Hall
  • Best Restaurant: Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant
  • Best Place to Get Coffee: Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Best Place to Get Drink Specials: Brothers Bar & Grill
  • Best Place to Buy Groceries: Marsh Supermarket
  • Best Place to Get Pizza: Greek's Pizzeria
  • Best Place to Get Dessert: Insomnia Cookies
  • Best Place for Vegetarian: Pita Pit
  • Best Place to Get Breakfast: Sunshine Cafe
  • Best Place to Get a Sandwich/Burger: Brothers Bar & Grill
  • Best Place to Exercise: Rec Center
  • Best Bank: Chase Bank
  • Best Tattoo Parlor: Lucky Rabbit
  • Best Tanning Salon: Sunsations Tanning
  • Best Hair Salon: Hot Head’s Hair Salon
  • Best Nail Salon: Super Nails
  • Best Barber Shop: Student Center Barber Shop
  • Best Place to Volunteer: ARF (Animal Rescue Fund)
  • Best Legal Service: Ball State Student Legal Services
  • Best Place to Buy/Sell Textbooks: TIS College Bookstore
  • Best Liquor: Friendly Package Liquors
  • Best Local Business: The Cup
  • Best Men’s Clothing Store: Men’s Wearhouse
  • Best Women’s Clothing Store: Juniper
  • Best Transportation: MITS
  • Best Place to Watch the Game: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Best Local Band: Indigos
  • Best Date Night Spot: Vera Mae’s Bistro
  • Best Bar: Brothers Bar & Grill
  • Best Downtown Hangout: Savages Ale House
  • Best Live Entertainment Venue: Emens Auditorium
  • Best Muncie event: RibFest
  • Best Apartment Complex: Village Promenade
  • Best Amenities: Village Promenade
  • Most Pet-Friendly: Consolidated Property Management

Best of Ball State 2016

On Campus

  • Best Ball State Fraternity: Phi Gamma Delta
  • Best Ball Sorority: Alpha Phi
  • Best Ball State College: College of Communication Information and Media
  • Best Campus Event: Homecoming
  • Best Ball State Student Organization: Dance Marathon
  • Best Ball State Professor/Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Palilonis
  • Best Place to Eat: Woodworth Commons
  • Best On-Campus Service: Learning Center
  • Best Residence Hall: Park Hall

Food & Drink

  • Best Restaurant: Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant
  • Best Place For Coffee: The Cup
  • Best Place For Drink Specials: Brothers Bar & Grill
  • Best Place For Pizza: Greek’s Pizzeria
  • Best Ice Cream/Froyo: BerryWinkle
  • Best Place For Dessert: Insomnia Cookies
  • Best Place For Breakfast: Sunshine Café
  • Best Place For a Sandwich/Burger: Brothers Bar & Grill
  • Best Delivery Service: Jimmy John’s
  • Best Late-Night Eats: Insomnia Cookies

Services & Shopping

  • Best Bank: JPMorgan Chase
  • Best Local Business: Art Mart
  • Best Tattoo/Piercing Parlor: Lucky Rabbit
  • Best Place to Tan: Sunsations Tanning
  • Best Hair Salon: Hot Heads
  • Best Place to Get a Mani/Pedi: Super Nail
  • Best Place to Volunteer/Community Service Organization: Animal Rescue Fund
  • Best Legal Services: Student Legal Services
  • Best Place to Buy/Sell Textbooks: T.I.S. College Bookstore
  • Best Liquor Store: Friendly Package Liquors
  • Best Local Clothing Store: Juniper
  • Best Transportation Service: Shuttle Bus Service
  • Best Place to Exercise: Ball State Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Best Health Care Provider: Ball State University Student Health Center

Entertainment

  • Best Place to Watch Sports: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Best Local Band: The Indigos
  • Best Bar/Club: Brothers Bar & Grill
  • Best Live Entertainment Venue: Emens Auditorium
  • Best Local Event: Muncie Gras
  • Best Under-21 Entertainment: Late Nite

Living

  • Best Landlord: Village Promenade
  • Best Apartment Complex: Village Promenade
  • Best Amenities: The Haven
  • Best Maintenance: Village Promenade
  • Best Property Management Group: Village Promenade
  • Best Price Point: Village Promenade

Best of Ball State 2017

Things to Do

• Best Campus Event: Late Night Carnival

• Best Local Event: Muncie Gras

• Best Student Group, Organization or Club: Spectrum

• Best Local Attraction: Minnetrista

• Best Nightlife: Brother’s Bar and Grill

Food & Drink

• Best Restaurant: Puertas Vallarta

• Best Coffee: The Cup

• Best Pizza: Greeks Pizzeria

• Best Dessert: Insomnia Cookies

• Best Breakfast: Sunshine Café

• Best Sandwich/Deli: Jimmy John’s

• Best Burger: Scotty’s Brewhouse

• Best Bar: Brother’s Bar & Grill

• Best Multicultural Food: Puerta Vallarta

• Best Place to Eat on Campus: The Atrium

Services & Shopping

• Best Bank: JPMorgan Chase Bank

• Best Tanning Salon: Sun Tan City

• Best Hair Salon: Hot Heads

• Best Place to Get a Mani/Pedi: Super Nail

• Best Place to Buy/Sell Textbooks: T.I.S College Bookstore

• Best Liquor Store: Friendly Package Liquors

• Best Local Business: Art Mart

• Best Grocery Store: Marsh

• Best Transportation Service; Muncie Indiana Transportation System

• Best Health Care Service: BioLife Plasma

• Best Tattoo Parlor/Shop: Body Language Tattoo

Living

• Best Landlord/Property Group: Village Promenade

• Best Apartment Complex: Village Promenade

• Best Amenities: Village Promenade

• Best Price: The Haven Apartments

• Best Residence Hall: LaFollete Complex

• Best Location: Village Promenade