Fourteen months after Ball State’s campus shut down and all university-sponsored in-person events and activities were postponed, members of the classes of 2020 walked across a stage and received their diplomas at commencement.
On a crisp, cool morning, farmers market vendors set up their tents while wearing winter jackets and gloves. As guests began to file in, the warmth of the atmosphere made the chill disappear.
President Joe Biden on Thursday touted new mask guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as "a great day for America" and an important milestone in the US coronavirus response.
The Indiana Department of Health announced Hoosiers age 12 and older can begin receiving a free COVID-19 vaccine beginning 8 a.m. Thursday.
After a year of numerous changes made by the university to protect students and staff from COVID-19, Dining Services was one of the campus services most drastically affected by social distancing requirements.
For Robert La France, director of the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA), pop art represents hope during difficult times. The exhibition “POP Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation” is a show La France thought could bring some joy to people as they feel safer visiting museums during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ball State had never hosted a commencement ceremony at Scheumann Stadium before May 7, but administrators chose the venue because of its ability to host people while still following COVID-19 health guidelines. Seats on Scheumann’s turf were socially distanced and sanitized between ceremonies. Graduates were limited to four guest tickets each. Guests were also socially distanced on the bleachers.
At the May 7 in-person meeting, the Ball State Board of Trustees approved a resolution regarding COVID-19 protocols on campus. Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns led the presentation, where he said most of campus life will be returning to normal in the fall, including scheduled fall and Thanksgiving breaks. The spring 2022 semester will also include a spring break March 6-13.
In 2017, Glant joined Maloney’s coaching staff at Ball State as the Cardinals' pitching coach — a position he held for three seasons.
CVS Health announced it is accepting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning May 5 in stores nationwide. More than 300 pharmacies across Indiana are offering vaccines.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a central Indiana man's appeal of his life sentence for fatally shooting a Ball State University student in 1994 during an attempted robbery.
Ball State (27-16, 21-6 MAC) used an extra inning in Sunday’s game to even the four-game series with Toledo (22-19. 12-13 MAC) over the weekend.
Ball State men’s golf finished third out of eight teams in the Mid-American Conference Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana, over the weekend.
An annual Homecoming event at Ball State broke away from tradition Friday afternoon. The Bed Races, which have traditionally been held on Riverside Avenue, were instead held at the University Track at Briner Sports Complex to minimize the spread of COVID-19.