Music artists share original compositions on living in Indiana
Eric Salazar knew after a high school jazz band bass clarinet solo what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. After his Brownsburg High School band director Joe Vrabec credited him as the reason the band won a judge’s choice award from a 2007 Purdue University jazz competition, he said he wanted to become a music performer to “help people feel their feelings and help people through music.”
Muncie’s Maker Force
A former 80,000-square-foot laundry facility in Muncie holds limitless possibilities. Boombox music fills the second floor while artists move tables to set up for First Thursday, a monthly event to draw people to explore art and culture downtown. A woodworker helps children build birdhouses while Steven Knipp colors hair in his salon a few doors down. Adjacent businesses invite people in for gift shopping or ax throwing.
The pandemic has unfortunately become so ingrained into everyone’s experiences that I think a lot of us would rather not think about how life could have gone without it.
Muncie Community Schools introduces family navigators to improve children’s educational experiences
While some teachers may consider a student who can’t sit still in class a distraction, Rahmed Paige tries to understand the root of that student’s behavior.
Theatre and Dance faculty, students share reactions to Village performing arts center announcement
Jennifer Blackmer, professor of theatre and playwriting, said plans for the performing arts center were announced to faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance a few days before the Board of Trustees meeting. She said she knew the announcement would be important because a department-wide email asked faculty to cancel or pause classes held during that time.
Ball State Board of Trustees approves plans for Village construction, performing arts center
Bill Jenkins, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State, said he has waited 20 years for his department to obtain more performance space to help students grow in their skills and experiences.
Ball State Multicultural Center’s digital exhibit offers look into history of diversity and inclusion
While Ball State hosted 50th anniversary celebrations in 1968, minority students were working to propose discussions about discrimination among fraternities and sororities, as well as other social groups.
Emotion loading …
I learned from the character Lloyd Braun in season 9, episode 3 of “Seinfeld,” dismissing your emotions leads to bottling up anger or resentment, and “eventually you blow … serenity now, insanity later.”
Guardian Scholars graduates, program coordinators discuss Ball State’s program to support foster care alumni
Jordan Otero used to think studying for his bachelor’s degree was pointless. When he was a freshman and sophomore at Ball State, he said he struggled in his classes because he thought they would be easier than they actually were.
Julie Griffith shares her Indiana roots and goals as a Ball State trustee
Julie Griffith, the most recent member to join Ball State’s Board of Trustees after her appointment by Gov. Eric Holcomb, likes to tell people she “was raised on the sunny side of the Ohio River in Indiana.” Griffith currently serves as the executive vice president for strategy, partnerships and outreach for the Indiana Innovation Institute. A1979 Ball State political science alumna, she is a member of the Ball State Foundation board and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Sciences and Humanities.