Ball State prof to get historical society honor

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A Ball State professor is being honored by the Indiana Historical Society for his efforts to tell the state’s stories.

The Star Press reports Ronald Vaughan Morris will receive the 2014 Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award on Monday in Indianapolis.

The award honors historians who’ve made distinguished contributions to historical scholarship or the activities of the historical society.

Morris has published numerous books about creative ways to teach elementary school social studies. His students have created video games, apps and other teaching tools on topics such as state and local Civil War history.

He lives in Centreville, where he is currently restoring the home of former Indiana Gov. Oliver P. Morton. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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