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news 9/29/2021, 7:30pm

Bracken Library hosts opening of new contemplation space

The contemplation space had its formal opening on the second floor of Bracken Library Sept. 29. The opening drew a small group of people in the northeast alcove on the second floor. Faculty, including Matthew Shaw, dean of University Libraries, and Marsha McGriff, associate vice president for inclusive excellence, attended the event.


news 9/29/2021, 3:00pm

Muncie’s attractions for the Ironman weekend

As approximately 3,500 athletes and their supporters migrate to Muncie Oct. 2 for the Ironman Triathlon, the city is planning a variety of related events to welcome business to the local area. Here’s a schedule of events leading up to the race.


news 9/27/2021, 4:00pm

Delaware County Historical Society honors local suffragists in new exhibit

The word that comes to mind when Karen Vincent, board president of the Delaware County Historical Society, thinks of feminism is “recognition.” She said she wants to recognize the women involved in the decades-long U.S. suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the Historical Society’s current exhibit, “The Suffragists of Delaware County.”


news 9/24/2021, 12:00pm

Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie present Just Desserts fundraiser for 2021

People in tables of four will gather in one room Sept. 25 after paying $200 for their table at the annual Just Desserts fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie. Each table will discuss how much money they will collectively put on the line to beat out other tables to win the prize — their top choice of treats available. The reward will be sweets because, as Amy Gibson, director of resource development at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie, said, “It’s all about the desserts, and who doesn’t love desserts?”


news 9/23/2021, 10:00am

Ball State alumnus Lourenzo Giple shares his goals as Indianapolis’ first Black deputy director in Department of Metropolitan Development

As a child, Lourenzo Giple saw a civil war affect every aspect of his life and community. Giple spent the first nine years of his life in Liberia and fled the country at 11 years old with his younger siblings —  joining his father in Indianapolis while his mother stayed in Liberia for an additional seven years.


news 9/22/2021, 4:00pm

Students and organizers share hopes for Family Weekend 2021

A quarter of the fall 2021 semester has already passed, and many students, especially freshmen, could be feeling homesick. With a little more than two weeks to go until fall break, Ball State is giving families an opportunity to reconnect at its annual Family Weekend Sept. 24-26, complete with a home football game, Emens Auditorium show, children’s events and other activities. 


news 9/22/2021, 3:59pm

Ball State 2021 family weekend schedule

Ball State will host its first in-person family weekend since the COVID-19 pandemic began Sept. 24-26, with one kickoff event Thursday night. Here's the list of events, as well as locations open for self-guided tours.


news 9/20/2021, 5:00pm

Ball State alumna becomes ministry director

For Toni Werner, teaching was what she was meant to do with her life. After getting her degree in elementary education from Ball State in 1999, Werner spent 23 years teaching in an elementary school for DeKalb Central Schools.


news 9/18/2021, 12:30pm

Sister Cindy's controversial sermon at Ball State drew hundreds of viewers to the Quad

TikTok star and viral sensation “Sister Cindy” Smock visited Ball State Friday afternoon to spread her message to the student body. With a Bible in one hand, a sign reading “Slut Shaming Time” in the other and wearing a shirt emblazoned with the message “Be a ho no mo,” Smock spent almost four hours on campus preaching her signature brand of evangelical Christianity. 


news 9/15/2021, 6:00pm

Muncie bookstore T.I.S. bought out by Gameday Spirit, now named The Cardinal Fanstore

As most students do at the beginning of the school year, sophomore architecture major Allysa Britting set out to purchase textbooks before courses started. She went to the Ball State Bookstore first but said the lines were long, and she didn’t see too many books on the shelves, so she decided to go to the T.I.S. College Bookstore in the Village, only to discover it was no longer a bookstore.