On Oct. 20, Ball State's annual Homecoming Parade went through campus featuring university organizations and Muncie community businesses and groups. The theme was Cardinals Around the World.
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Community members lined up on Walnut Street on Oct. 21 to watch participants run and walk the 5th Annual Homecoming 5k. Over 200 runners and walkers participate in the event every year.
The annual Bed Race took place on Riverside Avenue on Oct. 20 during Homecoming week. Different BSU organizations teamed up in a group of five to compete against one another in a 100 yard course.
Bill Jenkins has been working with Ball State University for 18 years. Working alongside Jenkins is Emmy award-winning arranger and Broadway musical director Michael Rafter.
The top 10 homecoming nominees were announced on Sept. 26 in John J. Pruis Hall. Over 60 nominees dressed up to match the homecoming theme, Around the World.
The 45th Annual Watermelon Bust took place on Sept. 23 in LaFollette Field. The event was hosted by Alpha Chi Omega and the Delta Tau Deltas to raise money for children with diabetes and victims of domestic abuse. Almost a truck load of watermelons were donated by a local watermelon farm for students to participate in team competitions.
The College of Health Professions Building groundbreaking ceremony took place on Sept. 21 on W Riverside Avenue. The building will be finished in June of 2019.
College of Architecture and Planning students organized and created six installations around campus on Sept. 15 to bring awareness to multiple social issues.
Students and community members gathered in LaFollette Field for Phi Mu sorority and Phi Sigma Kappa's Bonnamu Battle of the Bands. Bands performs for judges and the winner receives a free recording session. Sunday Afternoon was the winner of the battle.
Ball State's Bid Day took place on Sept. 10 on the Quad. Sororities accepted their pledges and Pi Chi's reunited with their sorority sisters.
President Geoffrey Mearns celebrated his installation as president of Ball State on Sept. 9 on LaFollete Field with a Campus Picnic. The picnic took place after his installation and was open to the public.
President Geoffrey S. Mearns was installed as the 17th president of Ball State University Friday in Emens Auditorium.
Ethic Theatre Alliance held a protest to promote diversity on Sept. 7 starting from the University Green to David Owsley Museum. The protest was in response to the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville and the announcement of the DACA program ending.
The Ball State University Police Department hosts a free bike registration station outside of Dehority Complex on Aug. 31. Participants got a slice of pizza for registering.
The Quad Bash took place on Aug. 25 in the Quad. There were free pizza, cookies, drinks, frozen treats and shirts to tie-dye. Students could also go one five different inflatable activities.
John R. Emens Auditorium underwent a $5 million, donor-driven expansion project. The renovations include relocation of the box office to an interior area, more restrooms and office/conference spaces as well as an overall larger lobby area.
The Ball State University Police Department hosted the annual Dunk-a-Cop event on Aug. 24 at the Scramble Light. This event was to raise money for Riley Hospital for Childern. Students, faculty and staff could pay $1 for three balls or $5 to automatically dunk a cop.
University Program Board hosts grocery bingo in John R. Emens Auditorium on Aug. 23, 2017. Students who won got a bag of food.
Solar eclipses happen somewhere on Earth every 18 months or so, but this year’s eclipse is unique because of the path of totality it will take across the United States.
It’s been almost two years since David Letterman announced that he was donating his collection of memorabilia and awards to Ball State University.