The opening of John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium began as a dream of the university’s sixth president and the auditorium’s eventual namesake, John R. Emens.
John E. Worthen became the 11th president in 1984 after the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint him.
Forest Idyl, or better known to students as “The Naked Lady,” sits in the middle of Bracken Library, serving as a common meeting place on campus.
Offering more than 70 majors in 20 academic departments, Ball State’s College of Sciences and Humanities is the largest college at the university.
Focus on global awareness and technology was former Ball State president Blaine A. Brownell’s goal.