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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.


Video 3/24/2021, 12:00pm

VIDEO: Remedy-city-prayer-walk

Remedy City Church led a prayer walk around the area of 1201 N Wheeling Ave, March 14th, from 9:00am to 11:00am where they prayed and picked up trash in the area.    Remedy City Church rents from Riverside Methodist, every Sunday morning at 11:00am to 12:30pm Located at 1201 N Wheeling Ave, Muncie 47303.


news 3/23/2021, 3:00pm

Local shelter leaders share goals for women empowerment

In elementary school, she wanted to be a fashion designer — one who would help her friends make decisions on what to wear or provide them with clothing items for free. “Help” is the key word. Drawing clothes was fun, but WaTasha Barnes Griffin really wanted to help people for a living — she just didn’t know it could be a specific career. That was, until fifth grade, when a class speaker called it “social work.”


news 3/22/2021, 3:00pm

What to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

With Ball State opening a community vaccination clinic in the Health Professions Building March 19, students and staff have a convenient option for vaccination once they become eligible. Here's information about COVID-19 vaccines, from the manufacturing process to common side effects.


news 3/22/2021, 11:50am

Shafer Tower bells toll in memory of Atlanta shooting victims

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with eight counts of murder March 17, 2021, after he allegedly shot and killed eight people in two different Atlanta massage parlors, according to the Associated Press. Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns sent out a campus-wide email March 19 saying the bells of Shafer Tower would toll on Monday for the victims of the Atlanta shootings.


news 3/19/2021, 1:00pm

Ball State Women's Week 2021 schedule

Ball State’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will host its annual Women’s Week March 22-26, 2021. The theme for this year is “What’s next?: moving forward after a year of political transformation, increased calls for social and racial justice, and an uncontrolled pandemic.”


news 3/17/2021, 4:00pm

Ball State faculty and students reflecting on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Before March 2020, the definition of “normal” was completely different. The gravity of the coronavirus pandemic was unknown, Zoom calls weren’t a thought and “face mask” was a football term. In the last year, millions of people in the United States have been infected by the virus, and hundreds of thousands have died. Now, there is hope for a return to normalcy. 


news 3/17/2021, 10:00am

A timeline of COVID-19 events on and off campus

Indiana marked the anniversary of its first confirmed COVID-19 death March 16, 2021. The coronavirus is still spreading across the world, country and state. With the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of three COVID-19 vaccines, there is hope for herd immunity later this year. Here's a look at some significant coronavirus events on and off Ball State's campus from March 2020 through today.