Ball State’s women’s volleyball started off strong against Ohio University and looked to close out the night early after winning the first two sets of the game Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in John E. Worthen Arena. However, the Bobcats showed up to work in the third set, and caught those in attendance off guard by coming back and sending the game into a fourth set. From there, the Cardinals kicked it up a notch and closed out the game in the fourth set ending the game 3-1 putting Ball State's record at 15-5 for the season.
Ball State soccer took on the University at Buffalo Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, where they defeated the Bulls 1-0 with the only goal scored by Kennedy Metzger in the first half. From the sound of the whistle all the way to full time, the Cardinals and Bulls fought to try and change the score drawing an accumulative 24 fouls. Ball State had a total of 15 shots throughout the game and Buffalo had 10. This game marked the fourth consecutive win for the Cardinals bringing their overall season record to 9-3-2. Their next two games will be away at Central Michigan on the 18th and Eastern Michigan on the 21st.
Chef-driven, farm-to-table food is what Bevi Bistro will bring to the Muncie and Ball State communities with their newest location opening in the Village. The new restaurant turned bar opened Oct. 10, 2018, and is located at 1529 W. University Ave. The original location in Granger, IN opened in November 2017, and serves a variety of local dishes and cocktails. The new location in Muncie plans to offer similar dishes along with the holding of a three-way liquor license. Items include cauliflower torta, poutine tater tots and sweet potato gnocchi. Drink options include custom cocktails and “over the top milkshakes” adorned in buttercream, sprinkles, miniature donuts and more. Muncie’s newest eatery will be open Monday through Wednesday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., and will be closed on Sundays.
The 6th annual Indianapolis Chinese Festival was hosted at IUPUI's Wood Plaza Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The festival showcased multiple dance performances, traditional and local food vendors, along with kid friendly activities. September is important to Chinese culture because it showcases the Chinese Moon Festival throughout the month, and is the largest festival after Chinese New Year.
Muncie community members gathered to share in laughter, food and activities Thursday on the Washington Street Bridge for Muncie’s Bridge Dinner. Multiple parts of the community were represented at the events from the presence of local food and item vendors such as the Guardian Brewing Company and the Muncie Central Jazz Band to decorations created by second grade classes from Burris Laboratory School. Erin Moore, program manager with the Office of Community Engagement at Ball State, said this biannual event hosted by Muncie Neighborhoods was sparked by Peter Kageyama’s “Love Where You Live” campaign, which cultivating community pride for each facet of their hometown.
A variety of water-based activities were hosted at Lafollete Fields on Sept. 23, 2018 during Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Kappa Psi's annual philanthropy event, Island Wars. All money raised goes towards the Greek's philanthropies, the Boys & Girls Club and the Arthritis Foundation.
The Muncie Fire Department and Police Department gathered at Texas Roadhouse on Sept. 18, 2018, to participate in the fifth annual Battle of the Badges Rib-Eating Competition. Ten percent of all meals bought during the competition was donated to the charity of the winner's choosing. The Fire Department chose Toys for Tots because they work with the organization every year during the holiday season.