Week in review: May 29


From the Indy 500, to the first installment of President Mearns quarterly email and road closures around Muncie, a lot has happened this week. 

Take a look at some of the biggest stories with the Daily News' recap of the week of May 29.

Escaping Islamic State group: Ball State professor hears from relatives back home - May 26, 2017

Depictions of terror attacks, military operations and humanitarian crises in relation to the Islamic State (IS) continue to be on the forefront on many people's minds, but the impact the group has had on people who have lived under the terror group’s rule isn’t always apparent.

Abdul, a Ball State professor from Iraq, came face to face with ISIS after the terror group took control of his hometown of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, in 2014. ... Read more.

Excise officers arrest, cite almost 200 on 245 charges at the Indy 500 - May 29, 2017

Indiana State Excise Police Officers made numerous arrests and issued several citations this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Officers issued citations or arrested 15 juveniles, 139 minors and 40 adults on 245 preliminary charges. ... Read more.

30-day closure of I-69 exit to McGalliard Road to start - May 30, 2017

Construction contractors plan to begin a 30-day closure of the northbound Interstate 69 Exit 241 ramp to State Road 332/McGalliard road at midnight, according to a news release.

The $1.7 million bridge construction project will modify concrete overlays to the bridge decks, seal bridge joints and repair various concrete bridge components in an effort to "protect and extend the life of each structure." ... Read more.

Ball State student to perform for Summer Stock Stage - May 31, 2017

Matthew Conwell, a junior musical theatre major, has been acting since he was 6 years old and this Thursday he will be performing as a professional in Summer Stock Stage ECLIPSE's production of “Spring Awakening.”

“My parents took me to see the annual production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in downtown Indianapolis and I vividly remember looking up at them and saying, ‘I want to do that,’” Conwell said. ... Read more.

President Mearns sends first quarterly email - June 1, 2017

President Mearns has a vision for Ball State, which he shared with students and staff of the university on Tuesday.

In his first quarterly email, Mearns outlined his goals for the university, separated by future plans and updates. ... Read more.

Former Ball State basketball player released by Chicago Bears - June 1, 2017

Franko House, former Ball State basketball player, was released by the Chicago Bears according to a press release sent out by the organization.

The undrafted rookie tight end, who hadn't played a snap of football since his time at Concord High School, was released to make room for fullback Michael Burton. ... Read more.


More from The Daily

This Week's Digital Issue

Loading Recent Classifieds...