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news 4/9/2021, 3:00pm

Ball State hosts fourth peace conference

Ball State is hosting its fourth Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference April 9-10. The theme this year is "Building a Beloved Community," and will feature presentations, dance performances and opportunities for networking. 


news 4/8/2021, 3:00pm

Ball State plans for new residence hall to be hub for education, humanities majors

LaFollette Residence Hall was a key structure in Ball State’s campus skyline just two years ago, casting a large shadow over the two-story Carmichael Hall close by. Now, the majority of LaFollette and all of Carmichael Hall is gone, and in their place stands the North residential neighborhood, which includes North Residence Hall and North Dining. The new residence hall will open in fall 2021.


news 4/7/2021, 5:00pm

Ball State students discuss receiving COVID-19 vaccines

Only five hospitals and clinics in Indiana had received doses of COVID-19 vaccines the week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in December 2020. Nearly four months later, more than 400 vaccine clinics have opened in the state.


video 4/7/2021, 12:00pm

Latinxpalooza

Lsu hosts Latinxpalooza, a talent show for Ball State students on April 2nd.


news 4/2/2021, 3:00pm

Indiana 529 college savings plans increase in 2020

As many college students worry about paying off student loans, the average cost of college tuition in the United States has consistently risen at two to three times the rate of inflation each year, according to the College Savings Plans Network. The majority of federal financial aid comes in the form of loans, which increases the burden of student loan debt for graduates and families.


news 4/2/2021, 12:00pm

One Ball State Day returns in 2021 with a new twist

Plush cardinals will be scattered around campus, cardboard cutouts of deans will stand in their colleges and organization members will strategize what times to ask people to donate to their crowdfunding projects. This is what One Ball State Day will look like April 6.


news 4/1/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State students found Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter

If you were to ask Eddie Osburn what they thought of the Biden administration's first 100 days, they’d probably express some disappointment. Osburn, junior English creative writing major and chair of the newly formed Ball State chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), founded the chapter with some help from fellow speech team member and sophomore political science and English rhetoric major Parker Abrell.


news 4/1/2021, 10:34am

Ball State to continue to enforce face mask mandate

In a campus-wide email sent around 9 a.m. April 1, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns said the university will continue to enforce a mandatory face mask policy while inside campus buildings through the end of the spring 2021 semester.


news 3/25/2021, 9:00am

Ball State, Muncie community remembers graduate Eric Talley killed in Boulder shooting

How much power does a name hold? For Steve Jones, the name Eric Talley has been powerful enough to leave him in shock twice in his life. Once was in 2007, when Jones, director of the graduate program in Ball State’s Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS), was teaching classes in Australia for six months and received a three-page-long email from Talley.