Provost Selected 10/31/2023, 12:35pm

Anand R. Marri appointed provost

Anand R. Marri will serve as Ball State University's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, according to an email to students from University President Geoffrey Mearns Oct. 31. 

Mass Shooting 10/25/2023, 10:51pm

At least 16 dead in Maine shooting and dozens injured, law enforcement officials tell AP

A man opened fire at a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night, killing at least 16 people and engulfing the state's second-largest city in chaos. The suspect remained at large as authorities ordered residents and business owners to stay inside and off the streets. Two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press dozens of people also had been wounded. The officials were not authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing investigation and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity.

Israel-Hamas War 10/19/2023, 12:00pm

Students affected as Israel-Hamas war continues

The Israel-Hamas war continues to affect hundreds in the region and around the world, including the Ball State community. The war began Oct. 7 after an attack on a music festival in Kibbutz Re’im, Israel, which led to a series of back-and-forth attacks that have killed thousands.

Foster named chief of police 10/17/2023, 12:34pm

John Foster promoted to chief of police

Foster, a 30-year veteran of the Ball State University Police Department, succeeds James Duckham, who retired Aug. 30 after nine years as director of public safety and chief of police. 

Special Education 10/11/2023, 9:49pm

New Ball State University project to help high school students with autism transition into next steps

CAST’s main goal is to help individuals with autism smoothly transition out of high school depending on their intended career path, whether through college or not, by working with parents and teachers to increase employment chances for each student. The program enables one of the first transition-planning intervention projects backed up by research to come to both the Department of Special Education and the Department of Educational Psychology. 

Dianne Feinstein 9/29/2023, 3:21pm

Oldest sitting senator dies at age 90

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D. Cali.) died Thursday night in her Washington, D.C. home and has been described as “a pioneering American,” a “true trailblazer” and a “cherished friend” by President Joe Biden.

Mental Health 9/29/2023, 10:00am

Ball State Counseling Center’s new crisis line for students

Ball State Students this year are able to call a 24-hour crisis hotline that connects them to campus resources and assists in a time of need. The line is part of a larger effort by the Counseling Center to offer more options for students beyond just those found in the office.