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BSU High School International Student Host Family Search

Contributed by: Brandy Reichle
Published: Monday, 18 May 2015 9:00 AM
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities high school is located on Ball State’s campus and is excited to announce a new non-residential International Student program starting this fall. The search has officially begun for local families who would like to share their lives and expand their worldview, while providing a safe and loving home to an Indiana Academy student for the 2015-2016 school year.
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3D Design and Printing Camp: June 15-19

Contributed by: Miki Hamstra
Published: Wednesday, 13 May 2015 8:00 AM

The Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development is pleased to partner with 3D Parts Manufacturing, LLC to provide a one-week 3D Design and Printing camp for Grades 7-12 June 15-19th. In this innovative camp, students will use hands-on approaches to learning and apply the Engineering Design Process as they develop an understanding of 3D printing and the ability to create printable 3D models using a variety of software applications. TinkerCad, 123D Design, TurtleArt, SketchUp, 3Dtin, Inkscape, Inventor, Rhino, and Netfabb are examples of applications utilized in the design & modeling process. Participants will identify a real world problem and use what they learn to design and 3D Print, all or part, of the solution.

Limited spaces are available, so be sure to register soon if interested.

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Explore Your Creative Side with the Summer Art Series at the David Owsley Museum of Art

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Friday, 08 May 2015 8:00 AM
The David Owsley Museum of Art is piloting a summer art series for Ball State and the community to explore and learn more about art and the creative process. Learn about drawing, painting, metal casting, and more! Learn more.

DesignWorks Summer Academy

Contributed by: Lori Pence
Published: Friday, 17 April 2015 2:00 PM
DesignWorks Summer Academy has been called an “immersive, intensive, team-driven, college level experience”, and we’d agree. If you know a high school junior, who would like to learn the impact design has in the world then we invite them to attend DesignWorks Summer Academy.

Participants will experience hands-on creative projects led by expert faculty from the College of Architecture and Planning who encourage expansion of their ideas. The “let’s try it” environment of DesignWorks Summer Academy is similar to Ball State’s first year program for new freshmen and includes a variety of activities in the college studio setting.

Learn more about the DesignWorks experience and how to apply for admission at or contact Melanie Smith at or 765-285-5862.

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K-12 Summer Camp Registration Open!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:00 PM
Registration has officially opened for the Indiana Academy 2015 Summer Camps! A variety of camps available for grades K-12 with a special discount for multiple day camp registrations or multiple family members registering! Learn more.