Rece Barnes shares what inspired him to create GR8 Creations grill
GR8 Creations is the name of Rece Barnes’ privately owned business where he sells food to people from his personal grill. He sets up right outside The Chug, a bar in the Village, and at other various locations such as basketball games, street parties and even directly out of his home.
Dining Departures: Noyer Dining and Quiznos to close in favor of convenience areas, students react
For many students, Noyer Dining and Quiznos have been popular stops over the years, as they offer many different foods that may seem like healthier options compared to other dining halls and are conveniently located in or near the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. However, current financial difficulties the university is facing are preventing Noyer from continuing to operate under its arrangements, said Karen Adkins, senior director of auxiliary services for dining, catering and events.
Muncie Community Schools records increased financial performance, enrollment
Below are some charts showing the financial stance of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) in 2022, which were provided by Brad DeRome, MCS chief financial officer. “Prior to the [Ball State] partnership in 2018, the district was losing around 500 students or so each year,” Klotz said via email. “That then subsided to around 100 students for a couple years before actually seeing a gain of 100+ students last year – the first enrollment increase at MCS in 15 years.”
Ball State hosts ‘Women of Ball State’ for Women’s Week
The Multicultural Center and GIS Research and Map Collection came together to host “Women of Ball State,” not only to honor memorable women in the Delaware County community, but to also raise awareness about community resources for women.
Leaving the Lanes: Cardinal Lanes in Ball State’s Student Center closed until further notice
Cardinal Lanes has been a top attraction at Ball State’s L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Walk into there at any given time and chances are, you will find a group of students playing billiards or bowling at the lanes. It has been a staple of Ball State events like Late Nite, University Program Board and team bonding for student groups and clubs.
Awaiting Adventure: Ball State student, faculty detail struggles of planning to study abroad during COVID-19
For junior exercise science major Zander Lichosik, the past two years have been a frustrating waiting game. In his freshman year, Lichosik applied to the U.K. Fulbright Summer Institute (FSI) scholarship. He was supposed to study abroad in Scotland in summer 2020. But, like many other college students impatiently waiting to travel overseas, a global pandemic put Lichosik’s plans on pause.
Celebrating African American women’s history in Muncie
President of Delaware County Historical Society and Delaware County historian, Karen Vincent hosted a presentation in honor of celebrating the African American women in Muncie’s history Feb. 22.
Monet Lindstrand promotes student happiness and safety at SGA’s Vice Presidential debate
Ball State’s Student Government Association’s (SGA) Elections Board held its Vice Presidential Debate in the Teachers College Feb. 10. This year's ticket is current SGA President Tina Nguyen re-running in her position and SGA President Pro Tempore Monet Lindstrand running as vice president. Lindstrand is the only vice presidential candidate.
Ball State Board of Trustees establishes employee development wellbeing committee
Julie Griffith, appointed to the Ball State Board of Trustees by Gov. Eric Holcomb in November 2021, attended her first meeting as a trustee Jan. 28. The board voted to establish a new Employee Development Wellbeing Committee on the Board of Trustees, which will review inclusive excellence and faculty retention.
Ball State’s Housing and Residence Life pairs with Student Action Team to host Boxes and Walls
The Housing and Residence Life Association collaborated with the Student Action Team (SAT) to host an event called Boxes and Walls for Unity Week in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Jan. 20.