News 2/23/2022, 10:00am

Muncie Community Schools lift mask mandate

The Muncie Community Schools (MCS) Board of Trustees approved lifting the school district's mask mandate Feb. 22, no longer requiring students, staff or visitors to wear a mask inside MCS buildings. 

news 2/21/2022, 5:42pm

Putin orders forces to Ukraine

According to an Associated Press article, Russian President Vladimir Putin "ordered forces Monday to 'maintain peace' in separatist regions of eastern Ukraine in a further escalation of tensions that followed the Kremlin's recognition of the areas' independence despite warnings of sanctions and international condemnation."

Campus 2/18/2022, 12:00pm

Cardinal Closet hosts free professional styling appointments, distributes workplace attire.

Fashion forward Ball State students added some new threads to their closets. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Cardinal Closet, an on-campus clothing donation organization created by Ball State Housing and Residence Life’s (HRL) Student Action Team, and a team of fashion students, attendees were able to create professional outfits from donated clothing at no cost to the students. Attendees made appointments ahead of time and were given one-on-one style consultations from student stylists at the Cardinal Closet styling event, which ran for four hours Feb. 8.

campus 2/17/2022, 4:00pm

Ball State Spanish professor works to modernize classic literature with podcast ‘Pod Quixote'

Nearly 400 years ago, Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes wrote "Don Quixote," a novel that has since become the fifth-most translated book in the world, according to Babbel Magazine, and continues to inspire discussion of modern social issues. Despite its age, one Ball State professor felt inspired to pass along the story's seemingly timeless message to people from Cervantes' work today. Stephen Hessel, Ball State associate professor of Spanish, decided to create a podcast, "Pod Quixote,” to speak to other Cervantes experts. 

Campus 2/16/2022, 4:00pm

Cardinal Job Fair returns for Spring 2022 semester

The Cardinal Job Fair returned in-person at Worthen Arena Feb. 16 while maintaining last year's COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Cardinal Job Fair gives Ball State students the ability to interact with employers and recruiters for the purpose of finding employment, internships or graduate school information.

News 2/16/2022, 1:10pm

Fire at Colonial Crest Apartments Leaves 12 Units Destroyed

Fire crews responded to a call at the Colonial Crest Apartments on Morrison Road around 9 a.m. Feb. 16. Battalion Chief Greg Wilkins said the fire was under control around 10 a.m. Twelve units were affected, but there were no casualties. Crews are still searching for two dogs and a cat that were on the property.  Eight tenants were displaced, but will be re-housed in other units on the property. 

Student Government 2/10/2022, 10:18pm

Monet Lindstrand promotes student happiness and safety at SGA’s Vice Presidential debate

Ball State’s Student Government Association’s (SGA) Elections Board held its Vice Presidential Debate in the Teachers College Feb. 10.  This year's ticket is current SGA President Tina Nguyen re-running in her position and SGA President Pro Tempore Monet Lindstrand running as vice president. Lindstrand is the only vice presidential candidate.

community 2/10/2022, 5:30pm

Loss of college-educated talent is a ‘50-year problem’ for Muncie

Indiana is one of many Midwestern states suffering from “brain drain,” an issue through which a region loses its college-educated community members to more financially and physically attractive communities. This loss in highly-educated citizens reduces a community’s economic capacity, said Ball State economics professor Michael Hicks.

COVID-19 2/9/2022, 5:07pm

'Truly Overwhelmed'

It was Thanksgiving 2020, and Kari Malloy was working as a charge nurse at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital when she first noticed a tickling feeling in her throat.

Community 2/4/2022, 12:00pm

‘Comfort by Stitch’

Walk into Angela Decker’s classroom, and you’ll see students not sitting at desks listening to a lecture, but singing along to Taylor Swift and sewing washcloths with their hands. One student finishes their project at the start of the class, while another asks Decker for help on how to thread string.