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.
  Information from: The Star Press,