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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.


news 3/11/2021, 3:00pm

Muncie advocate advances housing vouchers for former foster youth

Known locally as the Muncie Smile Man, Ball State freshman social work major Matt Peiffer has dedicated much of his time to making other people happy. When he’s not dressed in costumes on McGalliard Road, he is speaking to national and local leaders to expand awareness of a new federal program.


news 3/4/2021, 3:00pm

Ball State international students from China share their feelings about COVID-19

In March 2020, Ball State students had their classes moved online, and many had to decide whether to isolate in Muncie or move back home with their families. For international students, the process was complicated by travel bans and visa restrictions. Some Chinese students studying at Ball State have decided to return home after the spring 2021 semester ends, changing their original plans of applying to graduate school in the United States.