Denice Torres, Ball State alumna who earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1981, was recently named a new board of directors member for Surface Oncology, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
There’s a new food truck driving around Muncie, and it’s serving authentic tacos and street corn. Saul Guzman opened Tacos Molonco in June 2021.
Jeff Holloway, 1994 graduate and former boys’ basketball coach at Muncie Central High School, was hired as the school’s next athletic director July 1, replacing Tom Lyon — who retired from the position after 22 years with Muncie Community Schools (MCS).
After the COVID-19 pandemic required many people to work from home with their children eLearning, childcare and paid parental leave became a hot topic of discussion.
Customers can find discounted merchandise of name brand clothing, home accessories and other unique finds here in Muncie. Buyer’s Market is the newest store to come to the Muncie Mall and has moved into the old JCPenney location.
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.
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.
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.
Muncie locals gathered at McCulloch Park July 17 to celebrate Juneteenth with speeches, music, food and games. The event was originally scheduled for June 19, but due to inclement weather, was moved to a new location and date.
Aaron Paige, assistant professor of music at Ball State University, was one of 35 people chosen for a fellowship program designed to elevate and engage Black and Latinx music educators.
Ball State University’s Healthy Lifestyle Center has been recognized for its dedication to the neighbors and communities it serves.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted two school years at this point, and while restrictions are loosening in the 2021-22 school year due to rising vaccination rates, indicators of the pandemic's impression on students remain.
TechWise Academy, a Muncie coding and computer science institution for children, launched a new online curriculum for third- through sixth-grade students with little or no coding experience.
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.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking all Hoosiers to remove bird feeders and baths until advised otherwise after reports of more than 280 songbirds becoming ill and dying after contracting an unknown illness.
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.
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, 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.
Bob Mattax created the local organization ScrapCycle in June 2020 to tackle waste in the Muncie community through composting. Mattax graduated from Ball State in 2000 with a degree in communications and has called Muncie home ever since.