The Limberlost State Historic Site is dedicated to preserving Hoosier author, photographer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter’s legacy. According to Inside Indiana Business, Stratton-Porter is Indiana’s most-read female author. Aimed Photography via Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Photo Provided

Ball State alumnus Shaun Payne serves as site manager for Limberlost State Historic Site

In Geneva, Indiana, there is a home that once belonged to Indiana author Gene Stratton-Porter named Limberlost State Historic Site. Stratton-Porter’s family moved to the cabin in Geneva in 1888, and she lived there for 18 years. She wrote six of her 12 novels at this house, including “Freckles” and “A Girl of the Limberlost,” along with five of her nature books, according to the Limberlost State Historic Site.

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Life After the Diploma

According to the Ball State Hiring Guide for Employers, during the 2019-2020 year, Ball State had a 95 percent job placement rate with 81 percent of graduates employed in their field of study.  Two Ball State graduates share their stories after graduating college. 

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