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news 5/8/2021, 4:00pm

Ball State spring 2021 graduates celebrate in-person commencement

Ball State had never hosted a commencement ceremony at Scheumann Stadium before May 7, but administrators chose the venue because of its ability to host people while still following COVID-19 health guidelines. Seats on Scheumann’s turf were socially distanced and sanitized between ceremonies. Graduates were limited to four guest tickets each. Guests were also socially distanced on the bleachers.


news 5/7/2021, 2:12pm

Ball State returning to traditional academic calendar for fall 2021

At the May 7 in-person meeting, the Ball State Board of Trustees approved a resolution regarding COVID-19 protocols on campus. Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns led the presentation, where he said most of campus life will be returning to normal in the fall, including scheduled fall and Thanksgiving breaks. The spring 2022 semester will also include a spring break March 6-13.


news 5/1/2021, 10:30am

Ball State hosts 2021 bed races

An annual Homecoming event at Ball State broke away from tradition Friday afternoon. The Bed Races, which have traditionally been held on Riverside Avenue, were instead held at the University Track at Briner Sports Complex to minimize the spread of COVID-19.


news 4/30/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State faculty, national statistics predict job market growth in COVID-19 recovery

More than 3 million students are expected to earn degrees from colleges and universities this spring, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Those students will enter the job market as the nation continues to recover from the COVID-induced recession, which the National Bureau of Economic Research states began in February 2020. However, new and recent college graduates may be in a better position than other candidates seeking new careers.


news 4/28/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State annual Air Jam competition continues with pandemic adjustments

At first, there is silence. Several performers stand like statues on the stage, waiting for the first beat of music to signal the start of their dance. As their breath quickens from nerves, they might be tempted to look out into the crowd, where their friends would normally be cheering them on. However, this year is different — there is no cheering crowd. 


news 4/23/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State prepares for Homecoming Week in a new format

Nearly 14 months removed from the last Homecoming Week, Ball State is preparing to hold the annual event again April 26-May 1 with some significant changes. Other than the obvious rescheduling of Homecoming from the fall semester to the spring, the 94th annual week-long event will be held in a hybrid virtual and in-person fashion.


news 4/22/2021, 7:00pm

Learn more about whale sharks

Because they aren’t predatory creatures, whale sharks don’t have the same bloodthirsty reputation as their kin. Yet, the whale shark is the biggest shark in the ocean. During Earth Day, and every day, we celebrate these majestic creatures.