With recent news of books being banned in public schools, academic libraries and public libraries, the majority of the books targeted for bans are stories by and/or about people of color and LGBTQ individuals. With these books leaving classrooms and shelves, here’s a list of banned books to read.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), there were 49,449 deaths by suicide in 2022. In 2021, there were 1.7 million suicide attempts reported by the CDC. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP) and the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline suggest five steps to help support those considering suicide.
Muncie OUTreach, Delaware County’s LGBTQ youth group, organized Muncie Pride for a second year at Canan Commons Park on Saturday. The festival was 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Director of Public Safety and Chief of University Police Jim Duckham officially retired Aug. 31 after more than 30 years in law enforcement, including over nine years with Ball State. The search to fill the position has already begun and is expected to be concluded by October, according to Vice President of Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle.
Bearing large-rimmed glasses, a red and white raglan t-shirt, a ball cap, and a monotone voice, Ray Toffer has become synonymous with the things that make Muncie "beautiful and luxurious," on social media. However, much like the “Mocal” version of Clark Kent, when the glasses come off Toffer becomes Muncie local Stevie Hahn.
The project will renovate the Architecture Building, University Theater, the Arts and Communication Building and the Hargreaves Music Building. These buildings’ fire safety systems, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, electrical, and plumbing will be updated.
Graduates Tina Nguyen, Jessica Serwah and Andy Myers look back on their time at Ball State University, sharing personal and professional growth.
Ball State University Student Government Association holds inauguration for upcoming president and vice president
The Ball State University Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual inauguration April 19, and swore in Joseph Gassensmith and Monet Lindstrand as president and vice president, respectively, for the 2023-24 academic year. The inauguration also saw Senate and Cabinet awards.
SB 480 prevents healthcare providers from performing gender-affirming care to people under the age of 18. This includes surgeries and hormone therapy.