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New and established Village businesses share the inspiration behind opening their doors

The Village wasn’t always as lively as it is now. After the 2008 recession, many buildings sat vacant while landlords tried to find buyers. While some businesses, including Village Green Records and White Rabbit Used Books, survived 2008, the recession coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic saw some businesses move out of the Village and others move in. Jack’s Donuts and Rustic Rebels Geode and Crystal Mine are two businesses that just opened last semester, with ScreenBroidery also moving its location.

Ball State’s UrbanPlan Workshop aims to introduce high schoolers to urban planning

Since the mid-1960s, Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) has educated the next generation of urban planners at both the master’s and bachelor’s degree levels. Now, after almost 60 years since it was formed, CAP has taken its goal of education one step further and is teaching high schoolers about urban planning.  

'Creating a Sustainable Society' webinar provides in-depth look at sustainability across US

The Ball State College of Health and the American Dairy Association, Indiana Inc. sponsored “Creating a Sustainable Society,” a webinar series on modern sustainability practices, Oct. 26. With speakers from multiple areas of expertise including architecture, agriculture and business, the series aims to explain the problems and solutions being implemented across the world to combat climate change and unsustainable industry practices.

Ball State Homecoming Committee members look ahead to fall events

Throughout its 95-year history at Ball State, Homecoming has evolved from a simple celebration of school pride into a weeklong event that takes months to plan. Now, for the first time, Cardinals will have the chance to celebrate Homecoming twice in the same year. 

Ball State hosts 'A Conversation with President Mearns' with Ashley Ford

On Thursday, Oct. 7, Ashley Ford, author of “Somebody’s Daughter” and Ball State alumna, was joined by Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns in Sursa Performance Hall. The event, titled “A Conversation with President Mearns,” gave insight into the experiences that affected Ford’s writing.