Concert-goers watch the Lost Bayou Ramblers perform in Canan Commons Park, July 10, 2021, as part of the Muncie Three Trails Music Series. The music series is free, which founder and organizer Richard Zeigler said is unique for a city of Muncie's size. Richard Zeigler, Photo Provided
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Muncie Three Trails Music Series returns for summer 2021

After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Muncie Three Trails Music Series is back for summer 2021. This music series brings professional recording artists to the Canan Commons Park in Muncie. After kicking off July 10 with the Lost Bayou Ramblers, there are still three ensembles scheduled for this summer.


Ball State administrators announced fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear masks outside effective June 1. Unvaccinated people are still required to wear face masks. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy
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Five national stories of the week

Officials in Oregon call for outside help as extreme weather fuels fires, a Russian hacker known as "bot master" to be sentenced in the US, California launches the largest free school lunch program in the US, fraud charges brought in second Wisconsin 2020 election case and Indiana University can require COVID-19 vaccinations makes up this week's five national stories. 


German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndL) and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer (R) talk as they stand on a bridge during their visit in the flood-ravaged areas on July 18, 2021 in Schuld, near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate state, western Germany. Extreme downpours caused devastating floods this week in Germany and other parts of western Europe devastating the region. The death toll across Germany and Belgium has risen to at least 180 as rescue workers continue their efforts and communities begin to clear the debris left by the receding waters. (Christof Stache-Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
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Five international stories of the week

Germany defends preparation for floods, Senegal sees a dramatic COVID-19 surge as a major holiday looms, South Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling, US peace envoy visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan ties sour and Cyprus showcases an ancient undersea harbor to draw tourists makes up this week's five international stories. 









Charlie Cardinal claps for student winners of vaccine incentive prizes announced by Kathy Wolf, vice president for marketing and communications, July 14, 2021. Each Wednesday at noon, through Sept. 8, university staff will announce new winners of incentive prizes. Ball State University YouTube page, Screenshot Capture
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Ball State starts student, employee vaccination incentives program drawings

Ball State’s executive leadership team started a new vaccination incentive program to further encourage students and faculty to get vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the fall semester.  After a difficult school year shaped by social distancing and nontraditional methods of classroom instruction, Kathy Wolf, vice president for marketing and communications, said Ball State leaders were happy to roll out this new program.



President Joe Biden walks out from the White House in Washington, D.C., before his departure to Surfside, Florida, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
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Five national stories of the week

Wildfires threaten homes and land across 10 Western states, Biden escalates fight for voting rights, US drilling approvals increase despite Biden's climate pledge, the death toll at a Miami-era condo collapse site climbs to 94 and Cubans in Miami talk of boating to island to back protests makes up this week's five national stories. 



Two men accused of being involved in the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moise are transported to the Petion-Ville station in a police car in Port-au-Prince on July 8, 2021. (Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
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Five international stories of the week

A Florida resident is detained as the latest suspect in the Haiti killing, two Jordanians are sentenced to 15 years over an alleged royal plot, France tries to slow the delta variant and boost vaccines, Italy erupts as Europe's soccer champions come home to Rome and China says it chased US warship out of disputed sea makes up this week's five international stories. 


Amy Wyse, junior international business, economics and Spanish triple major, was announced as Ball State's new student trustee in June. She will serve in her position through June 30, 2023. Amy Wyse, Photo Provided
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Meet Ball State's new student trustee

Amy Wyse, Ball State junior international business, economics and Spanish triple major, was in Yellowstone National Park when she missed a call from the Indiana governor’s office — a call letting her know she had moved onto the final round of interviews to fill the student representative position on the Ball State Board of Trustees.


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