Student Government 2/2/2022, 10:00pm

Ball State SGA introduces an amendment to increase On-Campus representation

Ball State’s Student Government Association voted on two amendments and introduced four new bills in its hybrid meeting Feb. 2. The meeting opened with the Assistant Director of Student Life Bridget Webster, a special guest who talked about the Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar (CLASS) program. CLASS is a program that allows freshmen to move into residence halls earlier than scheduled before the fall semester begins. Webster was recruiting SGA members to work the program for this upcoming summer before semester begins.

News 2/2/2022, 7:31pm

Ball State to close campus Feb. 3 due to winter storm

Ro-Anne Royer Engle, Ball State vice president for student affairs, and Alan Finn, vice president for business affairs and treasurer, sent a campus-wide email Feb. 2 informing students that Ball State’s physical campus will be closed from 7 a.m. Feb. 3 to 7 a.m. Feb. 4 due to the winter storm set to hit central Indiana.

Administration 2/2/2022, 12:00pm

Julie Griffith shares her Indiana roots and goals as a Ball State trustee

Julie Griffith, the most recent member to join Ball State’s Board of Trustees after her appointment by Gov. Eric Holcomb, likes to tell people she “was raised on the sunny side of the Ohio River in Indiana.” Griffith currently serves as the executive vice president for strategy, partnerships and outreach for the Indiana Innovation Institute. A1979 Ball State political science alumna, she is a member of the Ball State Foundation board and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Sciences and Humanities.

Student Government 1/26/2022, 10:00pm

SGA introduces two amendments in hybrid meeting

Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) introduced two amendments Jan. 26 during a pajama-themed meeting. Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the meeting was hybrid with in-person and virtual attendance options. Twenty-one participants attended via Zoom.

community 1/26/2022, 5:00pm

MARRC shares progress assisting Afghan refugees in Muncie

In 1979, Bibi Bahrami was 13. The Soviet Union had just invaded Afghanistan, and Bahrami was forced to flee from her home country. Her family settled in a refugee camp in Pakistan, where she served those around her by providing medical attention, assisting the elderly and completing everyday chores. 

Student Life 1/20/2022, 3:00pm

Feminists for Action begins its return to campus

Rachael Smith, assistant lecturer of women’s and gender studies, wishes there was a club like Feminists for Action when she was in college. As a 22-year-old freshman and commuter student, Smith wasn’t involved much in extracurriculars.

Student Government 1/19/2022, 9:00pm

Ball State SGA welcomes four new senators

Ball State's Student Government Association (SGA) had its first meeting of the spring 2022 semester Jan. 19. Four new senator applicants were voted on in the meeting. The applicants were Ozzie Kazarian, Trent McKenzie, Clarrisa Carrigan and Shelby Alexander.

Student Life 1/17/2022, 10:00am

Ball State's Unity Week 2022 schedule

Ball State's 42nd annual Unity Week celebration is kicking off in January this year, beginning with the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The week will welcome more in-person gatherings than last year, including the signature Unity March, and will end with the Jan. 22 Beneficence Conference.

COVID-19 1/2/2022, 12:00pm

Where to get a COVID-19 booster shot or test in Muncie

Since Dec. 9, 2021, individuals ages 16 or older who received a full series of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a third booster shot at least six months after their second dose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement such a move will help “strengthen the protection against Omicron and other variants.”