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Students and community members gathered in front of Scotty's Brewhouse March 17 at 9:45 a.m. for the start of the 2018 Shamrock Shuffle. All finishers receive the Excalibur Sword medal and one complimentary beer at Scotty's Brewhouse.
This morning at 9:45 a.m., members of the Muncie community gathered on Ball State’s University Green to remember and honor the lives of the 17 people killed in Parkland Florida one month ago today. Participants came clad in orange, carrying signs and ready to make their voices heard.
Students and faculty line up along McKinley Avenue March 14, National Walk Out Day, for the Ball State Walk Out in protest of gun violence. The event was organized by BSU Democrats and elementary education professor Dr. James Stroud. Stroud made orange shirts that said "#NEVERAGAIN Books not Bullets" and bracelets that said "Enough" and "Never Again". UPD estimated 500 people participated in the event that honored the Parkland shooting victims.
For many planning to participate in tomorrow’s protest honoring the lives of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it will be a demonstration of political outrage, but for others gun violence is more personal. We got to sit down with two important women who are organizing the demonstration and hear about their reasons for speaking out.
Students and faculty sign a beam that will be placed in the new Health Professions building on Martin Street March 13. The building is expected to be completed in June of 2019.
Students took advantage of the warm weather Feb. 27, by setting up their hammocks, flying kites and driving with their windows down.
The students reached out to prominent BSU alumnus, David Letterman, for the opportunity to interview him. “We got in contact with him through the President’s office,” Director John Osterhoudt told Byte reporters, “and then we heard back literally like two weeks ago and he was like, ‘Yeah, come to New York.’” The students drove to Letterman’s publicist’s office in Manhattan to conduct the interview.
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.
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 Oct. 20, 2017, during Homecoming week. Different Ball State 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.