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news 4/15/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State community shares resources available for relieving food insecurity

Like most other Americans following the sharp increase of unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilyana Salazar’s work situations have changed. Salazar, senior biology major, is the executive director of Cardinal Kitchen, which has expanded its operation hours to provide students with food and toiletries as more people rely on food banks and federal assistance to get the help they need.


news 4/14/2021, 5:00pm

Landscape Architecture students bring their skills to Muncie neighborhood

Since its closure in 2017, Halteman Pool has sat empty through seasons of harsh Indiana weather. No more is the neighborhood filled with the sounds of splashing water, lifeguard whistling and kids yelling. Time and weather may have affected the appearances of the pool deck, concession stand and locker rooms, but it has not eroded the neighborhood's memory of the location. 


news 4/9/2021, 3:00pm

Ball State hosts fourth peace conference

Ball State is hosting its fourth Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference April 9-10. The theme this year is "Building a Beloved Community," and will feature presentations, dance performances and opportunities for networking. 


news 4/8/2021, 3:00pm

Ball State plans for new residence hall to be hub for education, humanities majors

LaFollette Residence Hall was a key structure in Ball State’s campus skyline just two years ago, casting a large shadow over the two-story Carmichael Hall close by. Now, the majority of LaFollette and all of Carmichael Hall is gone, and in their place stands the North residential neighborhood, which includes North Residence Hall and North Dining. The new residence hall will open in fall 2021.


news 4/7/2021, 5:00pm

Ball State students discuss receiving COVID-19 vaccines

Only five hospitals and clinics in Indiana had received doses of COVID-19 vaccines the week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in December 2020. Nearly four months later, more than 400 vaccine clinics have opened in the state.


video 4/7/2021, 12:00pm

Latinxpalooza

Lsu hosts Latinxpalooza, a talent show for Ball State students on April 2nd.


news 4/2/2021, 3:00pm

Indiana 529 college savings plans increase in 2020

As many college students worry about paying off student loans, the average cost of college tuition in the United States has consistently risen at two to three times the rate of inflation each year, according to the College Savings Plans Network. The majority of federal financial aid comes in the form of loans, which increases the burden of student loan debt for graduates and families.


news 4/2/2021, 12:00pm

One Ball State Day returns in 2021 with a new twist

Plush cardinals will be scattered around campus, cardboard cutouts of deans will stand in their colleges and organization members will strategize what times to ask people to donate to their crowdfunding projects. This is what One Ball State Day will look like April 6.


news 4/1/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State students found Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter

If you were to ask Eddie Osburn what they thought of the Biden administration's first 100 days, they’d probably express some disappointment. Osburn, junior English creative writing major and chair of the newly formed Ball State chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), founded the chapter with some help from fellow speech team member and sophomore political science and English rhetoric major Parker Abrell.


news 4/1/2021, 10:34am

Ball State to continue to enforce face mask mandate

In a campus-wide email sent around 9 a.m. April 1, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns said the university will continue to enforce a mandatory face mask policy while inside campus buildings through the end of the spring 2021 semester.