Ball State students are performing one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, in Strother Studio Theatre. Under the direction of Ball State theatre professor Karen Kessler, dozens of students have worked to put on an impressive production. The show stars Jacob Barnes, an acting major in his senior year, playing the eponymous ancient prince.
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Second Harvest Food Bank Community Engagement Manager, Dorica Watson brought "Realsville", a poverty simulation community, to the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom on Feb. 6 to help people understand what life is like if they lived in poverty.
Last weekend marked Ball State’s 2nd annual participation in the Global Game Jam event, which sees contestants attempt to create a stand-alone game in just 48 hours. We (Eben Griger and Nolan Leahy) had a chance to playtest some of the final products and talk to some of those involved.
Latinapalooza took place in the Student Center Ballroom on Jan. 19.
Cardinal Metrics is hosting a social mixer Tuesday evening in the hopes that students from all walks of life and all majors will come to learn about how they can get involved with using emerging technology. The event will be held in the Holden Strategic Communications Center in the Arts and Journalism building from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Participants will be able to explore the emergent technology of eye-tracking through an iSpy game. Afterwards, students will get to visualize their results and make an in-depth evaluation of how they did.
On Nov. 10 community members rallied against rape culture on the University Green. The protestors called for action and support for survivors of sexual assault.
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.
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.