Campus 4/15/2022, 3:00pm

Dining Departures: Noyer Dining and Quiznos to close in favor of convenience areas, students react

For many students, Noyer Dining and Quiznos have been popular stops over the years, as they offer many different foods that may seem like healthier options compared to other dining halls and are conveniently located in or near the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. However, current financial difficulties the university is facing are preventing Noyer from continuing to operate under its arrangements, said Karen Adkins, senior director of auxiliary services for dining, catering and events. 

Partnership Project 4/14/2022, 3:00pm

Letsinger's Legacy: After 22 years teaching at Muncie Central High School, Lisa Letsinger is retiring and leaving behind a legacy

The artwork-lined hallways of Muncie Central High School (MCHS) have been Lisa Letsinger’s second home for 22 years. Since January 2000, when she rolled textbooks classroom to classroom on a cart to teach accounting and personal finance, Letsinger has rooted herself at the heart of MCHS and in the hearts of her students.

Student Government 4/13/2022, 10:00pm

Ball State SGA passes amendments to increase student representation

Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) passed two amendments with the goal of increasing student representation in SGA April 13. The first amendment passed requires that all student senators manage to get 100 verified student signatures for any presented resolutions. 

Campus 4/13/2022, 7:00pm

John Quiñones visits Ball State

The David Letterman Professional Lecture Series welcomed John Quiñones April 11. Quiñones hosts the TV show “What Would You Do?”   Quiñones starts his lecture by talking about his show and asking his audience, “What would you do?” 

News 4/13/2022, 5:00pm

From Humble Beginnings: Local outreach starts an Orthodox Christian church in Muncie

On April 4, Father Joel Weir began a lengthy drive from Crawfordsville, Indiana, to Muncie. He was preparing to lead the first full liturgy of presanctified gifts at St. Photini’s Orthodox Outreach. Weir is a part of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and has been the serving priest of St. Photini’s Christian Orthodox Outreach and rector of St. Stephen’s American Orthodox Church in Crawfordsville, Indiana. 

News 4/8/2022, 3:00pm

Be Our Guest: 1925 PubHouse takes over space in Muncie’s downtown Marriott

For a variety of businesses, staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic has been an ongoing struggle. Locations in Muncie, like 625 TapHouse, found it difficult to continue serving the community. Operating inside of the downtown hotel Courtyard by Marriott Muncie without a drive-thru window adversely impacted the establishment, Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour said. 

Partnership Project 4/8/2022, 12:00pm

Muncie Community Schools records increased financial performance, enrollment

Below are some charts showing the financial stance of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) in 2022, which were provided by Brad DeRome, MCS chief financial officer. “Prior to the [Ball State] partnership in 2018, the district was losing around 500 students or so each year,” Klotz said via email. “That then subsided to around 100 students for a couple years before actually seeing a gain of 100+ students last year – the first enrollment increase at MCS in 15 years.”

National 4/7/2022, 3:33pm

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday with a 53-47 vote. This vote makes Jackson the first Black female justice in the court's history in an effort by President Joe Biden to diversify the institution. 

campus 4/7/2022, 3:00pm

Theatre and Dance faculty, students share reactions to Village performing arts center announcement

Jennifer Blackmer, professor of theatre and playwriting, said plans for the performing arts center were announced to faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance a few days before the Board of Trustees meeting. She said she knew the announcement would be important because a department-wide email asked faculty to cancel or pause classes held during that time.

campus 4/4/2022, 2:00pm

Holocaust survivor Frank Grunwald to speak at Ball State as Meyer lecturer

On Monday, April 4, Holocaust survivor Frank Grunwald will present the 2022 Fred Meyer lecture on behalf of the Ball State University Honors College. This lecture, scheduled for 4 p.m. in Art and Journalism Building room 175, will educate students with stories of Grunwald's loss, perseverance, survival and love of the arts. Music, Grunwald said, gave him the hope and conviction to survive the horrors of the Nazi regime.