SunShine Cafe Muncie employees and customers share their special bond
Kamara Heier stood at the front podium of SunShine Cafe Muncie. She watched customers come in and helped them pay out. The cafe wasn’t new to her; she’s been working on and off there for the last 14 years.
Ball State University professor shares her experience of being one of the few professors of color on campus
People of color in the United States battle with racial discrimination daily. People of color that battle with racial discrimination can struggle with poor mental health, according to Taylor and Francis Online.
2022 Midterm Elections: Candidate Spotlights
Nov. 8 midterm Election Day is almost here. Before you go to the polls, check out what candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, as well as Indiana Secretary of State race stand for.
Ball State’s next generation of teachers prepare to enter school systems
With multiple parents and guardians around the nation attending school board meetings to complain about the teaching of sensitive topics, Ball State’s Teachers College is trying to prepare current students for what they may face in their professional careers.
Vintage Pop-Up Shop
One group of college students came together last weekend to set up the “Vintage Pop-Up” shop that sold a variety of clothes, comic books, action figures and music.
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.
Ball State staff share commencement planning process for December 2021, third in-person ceremony during the COVID-19 pandemic
As the fall 2021 semester comes to an end, roughly 1,500 Ball State seniors are preparing to graduate and head into different work fields, said Angel Tuttle, assistant director of commencement and university events.
Ball State first-generation graduates reflect on their experiences
Set to be the first person in her family to graduate with a college degree, Lauren Kamykowski, senior political science and French double major, has learned every first-generation college student faces their own challenges “that impede their academic success in one way or another.”
Ball State Spanish professor and Colombian author won the Ambroggio Prize
In October 2020, Jennifer Rathbun, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, decided to reach out to a longtime work friend and Colombian author, Carlos Aguasaco. Rathbun saw the Academy of American Poets was accepting applications for the Ambroggio Prize, a $1,000 publication prize given to book-length poetry collections originally written in Spanish with an English translation, and thought Aguasaco’s book “Cardinal In My Window with a Mask on its Beak” would make for a good submission.
Westwind Farm and Fiber is teaching the community more about animals
For customers that arrive at the Westwind Farm and Fiber gets the opportunity to interact with a variety of animals and get a learning lesson.