news 2/17/2021, 7:20pm

Ball State SGA approves budget for COVID bags

Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting Feb. 17 as a hybrid meeting with the option of in-person or Zoom. At the meeting, senators voted on a budget request and introduced two amendments. 

news 2/16/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

Deaths highlight Rockies avalanche danger, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says an independent commission will examine the Capitol riot, COVID-19 shots may change due to virus variants, former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead in his hotel room and authorities found that dozens charged in the U.S. Capitol riots used extremist rhetoric make up this week's five national stories.

news 2/15/2021, 10:12pm

In-person classes delayed until 10 a.m. Feb. 16

In a campus-wide email sent 10 p.m. Monday night, Alan Finn, Ball State vice president for business affairs, said all on-campus classes scheduled to begin before 10 a.m. Feb. 16 won't occur in-person due to inclement weather.

news 2/15/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Peru's foreign minister resigns after a government vaccine scandal, Russian cities see small protests for Alexei Navalny, an earthquake in Japan damages some buildings and causes minor injuries, a Russian cargo ship is launched to the International Space Station and Mexico's government announces its plan for COVID-19 vaccinations make up this week's five international stories.

news 2/13/2021, 5:20pm

Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial

The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence sparked by his defeated presidency.

video 2/9/2021, 1:51pm

VIDEO: Muncie's Common Market

The Common Market recently received a $15,000 grant from National Hartbeat of Main Street grant program and a $14,400 local grant from 8twelve Coalition. Its goals include being a food market, thrift shop, vinyl record store and many more, all in one location.

news 2/9/2021, 10:00am

Five national news stories of the week

Advocacy groups call on Biden to end federal executions, schools plan for remote learning in the fall, hackers try to poison Florida drinking water, maskless Super Bowl fans raise fears about the coronavirus and a new program for minority businesses in Southern underserved communities make up this week's five national stories.

news 2/8/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

A rescue effort begins after an Indian glacier flood, Moscow's jails are overcrowded with opposition protestors, a water cannon is fired at protestors in Myanmar, South Africa suspends its AstraZeneca vaccine effort and top diplomats in the United States and China discuss issues that have strained their relationship make up this week's five international stories.

news 2/5/2021, 2:00pm

Ball State Board of Trustees reviews COVID-19 federal funding

Ball State’s Board of Trustees met virtually Feb. 5, 2021 and discussed the state of the university’s budget. Vice President for Business Affairs Alan Finn said Ball State will receive $22.5 million from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which former President Donald Trump signed Dec. 27, 2020.

news 2/5/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State fraternities and sororities cope with COVID-19 challenges

As spring rush week began for the Greek Life community, fraternity and sorority members were having a different experience compared to last year. Ball State’s Greek Life is in the process of rebranding as Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) to alleviate confusion for international students, “especially [those] who come from a Greek background,” said J. Chris Hager, associate director of student life.

news 2/4/2021, 1:42pm

Ball State announces rapid-result COVID-19 tests for campus

In a campus-wide email sent around 1 p.m. Thursday, Vice President of Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle announced expanded coronavirus testing for students. Beginning Feb. 9, students and staff can get rapid-result antigen tests at Worthen Arena three days a week, the email said. Students and employees must be asymptomatic to get antigen tests and will receive results within 30 minutes.

news 2/4/2021, 12:00pm

Lloyd the cat and owners seek medical treatment for his cancer

Ball State has its fair share of campus icons, from Beneficence to Frog Baby to Shafer Tower. One icon is a lot smaller than the rest. It’s considered more of a secret but just as important to the campus community. Lloyd the cat, 14, was diagnosed Jan. 14 with nonmetastatic skin cancer, meaning it will not spread to the rest of his body and will stay on his nose and top part of his lip.