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The Emens Auditorium staff originally planned to welcome more than 15 stage shows during the 2020-21 season. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is hosting free interactive online events for students and community members. Kristi Chambers, Photo Provided

The Emens Auditorium staff originally planned to welcome more than 15 stage shows during the 2020-21 season. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is hosting free interactive online events for students and community members. Kristi Chambers, Photo Provided

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Emens Auditorium adjusts to online productions

Lining up in excitement for the upcoming show and having an usher point ticketholders to their seats is what a typical event at Emens Auditorium looks like. However, during the 2020-21 academic year, guests are having a different experience. Emens invites people to register for shows online, and they are emailed a Zoom code before the performance.


news 1/20/2021, 12:07pm

Biden sworn in as nation's 46th president

Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office just before noon Wednesday during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. The presidential oath was administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.


news 1/19/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

Joe Biden plans to propose a path to citizenship for immigrants, the inuaguration rehearsal was briefly evacuated, coronavirus deaths are rising in 30 states, federal departments launch an investigation into the law enforcement response to the Capitol riot and fortified statehouses see small protests over the weekend make up this week's five national stories.


news 1/18/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Mexico agrees to a U.N. proposal for fewer Pfizer vaccines, the United Kingdom announces goals to give all adults the first COVID-19 shot by September, Israel plans to build hundreds of settlement homes before the Trump administration leaves office, Brazil approves the use of two vaccines and South Africa delays reopening schools make up this week's five international stories.


news 1/8/2021, 10:00am

When and where to get a COVID-19 test

Before returning to campus for the spring 2021 semester, Ball State University students must provide a COVID-19 test result obtained within a week of moving back to campus. The portal to submit test results opened Jan. 8, 2021 and was shared with students via email.


news 1/6/2021, 5:25pm

Trump supporters storm US capitol, lawmakers evacuated

Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupting challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.


news 12/15/2020, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

COVID-19 vaccinations of the Pfizer-BioNTech shots begin for U.S. health care workers, the Electoral College formalizes Joe Biden's win, Biden promises to rejoin the Paris climate accord, the national coronavirus death toll passes 300,000 and California's attorney general asks a judge to enforce his subpoena on Amazon make up this week's five national stories.


news 12/14/2020, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Italy's pandemic death toll grows to the largest in Europe, hundreds of students in Nigeria are still missing after a school attack, Barcelona begins a study on the effectiveness of same-day COVID-19 antigen tests, Argentina's lower house voted to legalize abortion and Russia successfully test-launched a heavy lift rocket make up this week's five international stories.


news 12/11/2020, 5:00pm

Ball State Board of Trustees approves amphitheater budget

Ball State’s Board of Trustees approved the budget for a $3.15 million construction project to build an outdoor amphitheater in the footprint of the Emens parking structure at its meeting Dec. 11, 2020. The $3.15 million includes the costs of building materials, theatrical equipment and technology.


news 12/9/2020, 7:12pm

Ball State SGA passes Rent College Pads resolution

On Dec. 9, the Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly meeting over Zoom and voted to pass the resolution for a partnership between Ball State University and Rent College Pads that was introduced at the Dec. 2 meeting.


news 12/8/2020, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

A hospital in Kansas runs out of regular full-time staff, the Trump administration fully restored DACA protections after a federal judge's order, the House of Representatives voted to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the FDA announced its plan to review the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and Joe Biden's health team seeks to handle the coronavirus methodically and transparently in a federal response.


news 12/7/2020, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

China prepares coronavirus vaccines, Moscow opens vaccination centers, Ethiopian refugees flee to Sudan, the European Union debates ways to strengthen ties with the US and a gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell patients make up this week's five international stories.