Ball State’s Friendship Family Program participants share international bonding experiences
When Ashra Wickramathilaka, second-year graduate urban and regional planning major from Galle, Sri Lanka, came to Muncie, she didn’t know any family members or friends who lived in the area. This, coupled with homesickness, made adjusting to American life difficult, she said.
Northern Tropics Greenhouse sells plants along with crystals, soap and honey
Stepping onto the rock-speckled dirt path, the first thing that can be seen from the front lawn of Northern Tropics Greenhouse is the rows of red, orange and gold chrysanthemum stones out on display. Further down the path, the plants from the five greenhouses emerge.
Aaron Paige shares goals as a faculty fellow for Cleveland Institute of Music program
Aaron Paige, Ball State assistant professor of music, was surrounded by music from a young age. He started singing in the church choir, where his dad was preacher. His talent and passion for music led him to a performing arts high school and then, Cass Technical High School in Detroit.
Summer 2021 graduates discuss future plans after Ball State commencement ceremony
At the top of her graduation cap, Mona Goggins attached pictures of her nephews and younger brother Josh. In shining letters, the words “worked hard to advocate for you” filled the remaining space.
Ball State student joins 700-mile-long fishing trip to promote diversity
Justin Shupe, Ball State senior business administration and risk management major, was with two friends when the idea to travel by boat from Indiana to Florida was born.
YMCA, Muncie Central High School plan for new facility
A collaboration between two Muncie organizations to improve community wellness is on the way.
MCS Dual Language immersion program teaches Spanish alongside English
Bilingualism and biliteracy, ensuring high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence are the three pillars of Muncie Community Schools’ Dual Language Immersion Programming, according to the program’s website.
Mentor Program counseling initiative strengthens peer relationships in schools
When entering through the main doors of Daleville Elementary, visitors would see pictures of different pairs of students posted on the wall, behind a yellow background. These pictures display the big and little pairs in the school’s Mentor Program.
Ball State NREM club partners with community to spread environmental messages
From creating and decorating environmentally conscious crafts, such as reusable tote bags, to hosting guest speakers, the natural resources and environmental management club (NREM) works to bring attention to environmental issues.
Thanksgiving by the numbers: different dishes add up to similar calorie counts
Each person has their own unique personal background, personalities and lifestyles, which can lead to a variety of traditions and dishes, especially during the holiday season.