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.
Former editors of the Ball State Daily News talk about how the DN prepared them for their career, the impact it gave them as journalists, and what they hope to see in the future for the Daily News.
Freshman diver Ashleigh Provan talks about her recent qualifications for the NCAA Zone meet and the unrelated sport that got her there.
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.
On Nov. 11, Ball State hosted Ashely Ford, Ball State alumna and author of “Somebody's Daughter,” in the final event of the Fall 2021 Writer-in-Residence program.
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 held its annual Air Jam in Emens Auditorium Oct. 21 as part of Homecoming Week. The event saw 14 teams from student organizations across campus compete in a lip sync and dance competition.
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.
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.
The Foundational Sciences Building held its ceremonial opening Oct. 1. A small crowd watched as Provost Susana Rivera-Mills, President Geoffrey Mearns, Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities Maureen McCarthy and other guests cut the ribbon in front of the building.