Christopher Stephens


Exploring gender gap among Ball State's highest level of professors

Although Ball State faculty is split fairly evenly along gender lines, there is one level where women are vastly underrepresented — full professorship. Women currently make up just 25 percent of professors at the full professorship level, which is a tenured professor who usually serves at leadership positions within departments.

Muncie joins the ranks of cities with Uber

After a long night spent bar hopping in The Village, it’s too dangerous to drive home or to stumble through Muncie streets. That’s where David Fletcher, a driver for rideshare service Uber, comes in.

Obama unveils revamped college comparative tool

President Barack Obama has unveiled an online scorecard to help prospective college students compare universities based on information like average student loan debt, potential earning power and costs to students.

Muncie sewer system dumps raw sewage into White River during heavy rain

Because of Muncie’s outdated sewage system, when flood waters flow into the White River — and people’s yards and streets — it is often contaminated with raw sewage. Twice in as many weeks Muncie residents have been issued flash flood warnings by the National Weather Service, leading to backed up water and a backed up sewer system which carries rain water and sewage in the same piping, the same as it has for 130 years, said Rick Conrad, director of bureau of water quality of the city of Muncie.

Former faculty member put Ball State second only to family

Second only to his family, Bill Bryant loved Ball State. After graduating in 1986 with a degree in telecommunications, he returned to spend 26 more years teaching and promoting the university. The University Media Services Production Manager spent his time at Ball State not only leading students and faculty in creating video products for the university, but also working to enhance the lives of everyone he interacted with, said Alan Gordon, director of university media services.

NFA bringing National Tournament back to Ball State after pulling event

The National Forensics Association has decided to host its National Tournament at Ball State after pulling the event from campus when state legislators passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last March. The 2016 event will bring around 1,200 students and faculty members from across the country to campus and rake in anywhere between $1 and $2 million for the Muncie community, Director of Individual Events, Mary Moore, said.