Mental Health Hotline 7/17/2022, 6:00pm

New 988 hotline is the 911 for mental health emergencies

The United States’ first nationwide three-digit mental health crisis hotline goes live on Saturday. It’s designed to be as easy to remember and use as 911, but instead of a dispatcher sending police, firefighters or paramedics, 988 will connect callers with trained mental health counselors.

2022 Delaware County Fair 7/15/2022, 5:58pm

2022 Delaware County Fair runs July 11-23, events for July 15-23 upcoming

Some events as a part of the 2022 Delaware County Fair have already begun, however, there are many more yet to come. The 2022 Delaware County Fair runs from July 11-23, although most live entertainment and 4-H events (specifically events including livestock) don't begin until July 15 at the earliest. 

Gas prices 7/11/2022, 9:58am

AP: Higher gas prices hurt pockets, make small dent in emissions

Gas prices in much of the United States shot past the $5 a gallon mark last month before a slight drop, and Americans have responded by driving a bit less, two sets of data show. June gas sales are about 5% below pre-pandemic 2019 levels and 2.6% below a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Brown Planetarium 7/10/2022, 9:58am

Three free events July 15 at Brown Planetarium

After their first run of shows July 1, Brown Planetarium is once again offering three different shows July 15, 2022, for free. All three shows run back-to-back-to-back, with the first beginning at 3:30 p.m. 

Construction 7/9/2022, 11:07am

VIDEO: Cooper Science under construction

Students in the 2022 CCIM + Summer Experience workshop at Ball State University composed a four-minute video with two sources talking about the current reconstruction of the Cooper Science Complex. Sources and photos in the video show the active construction as well as the desired goal.

Student Applications 7/8/2022, 5:58pm

Navigate Student takes over for bConnected

As of May 31, 2022, the student application "bConnected" has been discontinued, meaning it can no longer be downloaded from the Apple or Android app stores, and September 2, 2022 marks the date the application will no longer function. In its place, "Navigate Student" is the new destination for all things bConnected offered to students. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 7/7/2022, 6:00pm

4 Ball State graduates selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Of the 14 semifinalists in the 2022 competition, four recent Ball State University graduates have been selected to be a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Each graduate has been selected for an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA), where they will help students in their host countries develop English language skills, and serve as cultural ambassadors between nations.

Film 7/5/2022, 10:00am

Alumni sets out on new film project

Brandon Townsend, a Ball State University alumni who majored in telecommunications with a focus in video production, has started pre-production for his next movie. Titled “Comfort Zone”, a psychological thriller, is set to touch on themes of addiction, guilt, loneliness and shame. 

Independence Day 2022 7/4/2022, 11:00am

AP: A turbulent US this July 4, but many see cause to celebrate

Associated Press: "Independence Day arrives at a time when the United States is roiled by hearings over the Jan. 6 insurrection, awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns and struggling to maintain the common bonds that keep it together. Yet many also see cause to celebrate: The pandemic continues to be on the wane and, despite its faults, America's democracy survives."

Climate Change 7/1/2022, 5:52pm

Kerry says US climate setbacks are slowing work abroad

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Friday that setbacks for President Joe Biden's climate efforts at home have "slowed the pace" of some of the commitments from other countries to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuels, but he insisted the U.S. would still achieve its own ambitious climate goals in time.