Students and faculty line up along McKinley Avenue March 14, National Walk Out Day, for the Ball State Walk Out in protest of gun violence. The event was organized by BSU Democrats and elementary education professor Dr. James Stroud. Stroud made orange shirts that said "#NEVERAGAIN Books not Bullets" and bracelets that said "Enough" and "Never Again". UPD estimated 500 people participated in the event that honored the Parkland shooting victims.
Students and faculty sign a beam that will be placed in the new Health Professions building on Martin Street March 13. The building is expected to be completed in June of 2019.
Five Ball State students — Grace Hollars, Josh Shelton, Samantha Johnson, Kara Biernat and Elizabeth Wyman — and professor Ryan Sparrow traveled to Pyeongchang, South Korea, to cover the Olympics from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19. In 2012, BSU at the Games was started as a way for students to travel and experience different cultures while covering the Olympics.
Students took advantage of the warm weather Feb. 27, by setting up their hammocks, flying kites and driving with their windows down.
Ball State women's basketball faced Toledo Feb. 24 in John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals won 78-73.
Ball State fell to Western Michigan Feb. 23. The Cardinals lost 80-87.
Photography by Jeremy Rogers
The 11th annual Ball State Dance Marathon took place Feb. 17 in the Field and Sports Building. Participants raised $653,011.23 for Riley Hospital for Children. The donations help fund the Magic Castle Cart — a program that delivers more than 20,000 gifts to patients, parents and siblings annually — and pediatric palliative care.
Ball State men's volleyball played Loyola Feb. 17 in John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals won 3-1.
Ball State men's basketball played Toledo Feb. 17 in John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals won 99-71.
The Cardinals won 3-0 against Lewis University on Feb. 16 in John E. Worthen Arena. Their next home game is Feb. 17 against Loyola.
The Cardinals competed in the Ball State Tune-Up, one of two home meets, on Feb. 16 at the Field Sports building. They got 2 dual wins and 3 event victories.
Venus Entertainment hosted the annual Valentines Drag Show at Be Here Now Feb. 10. Performers included Diana Thirst, Rachel Sparks, Aura Aurora, Cupid Sparks, Avery Knight, Holly Berry Blossom
Ball State men's swimming and diving celebrates their Senior Night at the meet against Miami Feb. 10 in Lewellen Pool. The Cardinals lost 81-217.
Muncie Mission held their annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes event that raises money to address physical and spiritual needs through food, shelter, Christian counseling and other long-term programs. The walk is held in February with harsh weather so that participants can empathize with homeless people that have to face these conditions on a daily basis. The 2018 fund goal was to reach $100,000.
Ball State men's basketball played Kent State Feb. 9 in John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals won 87-68.
The 47th vice president of the United States was the keynote speaker at the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) Central 2018 conference, which runs from Friday to Sunday in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott.