Staff Reports


Road closures planned around Muncie

Road closures are planned in Muncie as the summer public works projects begin. Community members can expect detours this summer and fall as the public works team is working on significant projects. Here are the upcoming dates and estimates for the projects. 

Local Community Events weekend roundup

This weekend host a multitude of events around Delaware County. Yorktown Farm and Artisan Market will be today from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with weather permitting. The summer marketplace is located at Walnut Grove in Morro’s Meadow. Nature Play Days at Minnetrista start today and will run through June 10. This is free to the community where you can explore nature at Minnetrista. Activities include outdoor games, planting herbs and more. 

Muncie Artswalk, a Muncie First Thursday event

The Brink of Summer Artswalk presented by the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County will be on Thursday, June 1. There will be a wide variety of things to do and buy at the Artswalk. There will be YART or a yard sale for art, this will feature local vendors and makers who price art under $40 at Canan Commons. Art galleries and exhibits can be found featuring local artists and various media at Gordy, Cornerstone, Madjax and other galleries. 

Ball State University Earns National Program of the Year Honors at EsportsU Collegiate Awards

Ball State University was awarded Program of the Year honors at the EsportsU Collegiate Awards. Ball State Esports was selected as the best out of more than 3,000 academic institutions. “We are thrilled to receive the Esports Program of the Year Award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players, coaches, and staff, and it's an honor to be recognized as one of the top programs in the industry,” Dan Marino, esports director at Ball State and head coach of the University’s esports varsity team said. “We're proud of the work we've done this year to earn this award and look forward to continuing to build a program that fosters excellence, sportsmanship, and teamwork.” 

The David Owsley Museum of Art host annual Art in Bloom

The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) will host its annual springtime fundraiser and exhibition Art in Bloom this weekend on May 20-21. Saturday the museum will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. and Sunday they will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. This will be the eighth year of the exhibit. 

Cardinals defeat Southern Indiana

Ball State Baseball defeated in-state opponent Southern Indiana 12-1 last night. This was the final non-conference game of the season for the Cardinals, improving their record to 33-18. After three innings, Ball State had a 9-0 lead.  

The Muncie Police Department is investigating two off-campus robberies

The Muncie Police Department is investigating two robberies that were reported to have occurred southeast of campus according to an email from the Ball State Public Safety Advisory. The reported time was overnight between midnight and 3:30 a.m. In both cases of the robberies, the suspect approved the victims on foot, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash and belongings. 

Cardinals defeat Miami in three game series

The Ball State Baseball team won its series with Miami (Ohio), only losing one of the three games. The series took place from May 12-14. The Cardinals dropped the first game and won the last two to take the series. 

Ball State Track and Field wins the outdoor Mid-American Conference Championship

On their final day of competition, the women’s track and field team scored 70 points on Saturday to take the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championship title. This is the first MAC Outdoor title since 2001 and the program’s fifth overall. Sophomore Moriah Johnson, freshman Alana Springer, freshman Lindsey Steele and sophomore Jenna Oriani combined for a MAC Championship record time of 44.93 to win in the 4x100m relay.