Richard Neel, a Ball State alumnus, has been a professor at Ball State for 30 years on one-year contracts. When Neel was a graduate student, he studied under professor Burkhardt, who taught him to be himself.
Alan Williams, a center from the University of California, Santa Barbara, tries to get a rebound over Kameron Woods, a forward from Butler University, at the Reese's College All-Star Game on April 3, 2015, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Woods led his team with 14 rebounds in the competition.
The sun rises over the Kiddieland Midway on Aug. 19, 2015, at the Indiana State Fair.
A color guard member waits on the sidelines during the performance on Aug. 8, 2015, by Northeastern High School marching band in their show “Imagine” at the Indiana State Fair. Northeastern advanced to the finals.
Sydney Harris competes in the medley heat during the Red vs. White meet on Oct. 10, 2015, at Lewellen Pool.
Lanie Yorgen is an interpersonal communications major with a minor in fashion.
Around 1 a.m. on May 29, 2015, the home of Tom Price and Pam Price caught fire. The Prices' injuries were mostly oxygen deprivation and they were intubated to restore oxygen to their system. The two were hospitalized at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis after the fire.
Sharon Werkman, 77, of Holland, Ind., has worked at Pioneer Village at the Indiana State Fair for 39 years. She keeps coming back because of her friends, and she likes to tell the pioneer story.
Sophomore guard Zavier Turner passes the ball to a teammate during the game against Indiana State on Dec. 6, 2014, at Worthen Arena. Turner averaged 8.7 points per game in the season.
Ball State students work in Bracken Library on Oct. 8, 2015, before Fall Break. Students received two days, Monday and Tuesday, for the holiday.
Alumnus David Letterman came to Ball State with filmmakers Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller on Nov. 30, 2015, at John R. Emens Auditorium. The three discussed making it in the industry. Jonze and Miller also directed a scene Letterman had done early in his career with two Ball State theatre students.
Spectators cover their ears during the Lucas Oil Indy Super Pull at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on Aug. 9, 2015, at the Indiana State Fair. The pull was presented by Speedco.
Robin Blom, an assistant journalism professor, is training Charlie, a Yellow Labrador, on how to be a guide dog. That includes exposing him to different environments and house breaking. Charlie is not allowed to be petted by people when he is out learning and has his bandana on. Blom is training Charlie through the Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester Hills, Mich. program.
Jordan Huffer is a senior photojouranlism major at Ball State. Huffer will be graduating in December with her degree.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence answers questions from fourth graders on Nov. 17, 2015, at Longfellow Elementary in Muncie. He talked about his childhood and where he grew up with the students.
Daishawn Smith, a junior social work major, kneels at Frog Baby to pray on Nov. 16, 2015, at the prayer vigil. Those in attendance paid respects to whose lives were lost in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut this weekend.
A child closes his eyes in his dad's lap after the Dean's List Ceremony for the College of Communications, Information, and Media on Oct. 24, 2015, at John R. Emens Auditorium. The Dean's List is an annual ceremony during Family Weekend to honor students who received a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Ty Kirkland attempts to hold onto Mr. Harry during the Saddle Bronc Riding division during the World's Toughest Rodeo on Aug. 11, 2015, at the Indiana State Fair.