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With multiple parents and guardians around the nation attending school board meetings to complain about the teaching of sensitive topics, Ball State’s Teachers College is trying to prepare current students for what they may face in their professional careers.
MUNCIE, Ind- One group of college students came together last weekend to set up a “Vintage Pop Up” shop that sold a variety of clothes, comic books, action figures, and music. The shop had different students selling pieces of clothing from the 70s and 80s.
Nearly 400 years ago, Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes wrote "Don Quixote," a novel that has since become the fifth-most translated book in the world, according to Babbel Magazine, and continues to inspire discussion of modern social issues. Despite its age, one Ball State professor felt inspired to pass along the story's seemingly timeless message to people from Cervantes' work today. Stephen Hessel, Ball State associate professor of Spanish, decided to create a podcast, "Pod Quixote,” to speak to other Cervantes experts.
As the fall 2021 semester comes to an end, roughly 1,500 Ball State seniors are preparing to graduate and head into different work fields, said Angel Tuttle, assistant director of commencement and university events.
Set to be the first person in her family to graduate with a college degree, Lauren Kamykowski, senior political science and French double major, has learned every first-generation college student faces their own challenges “that impede their academic success in one way or another.”
In October 2020, Jennifer Rathbun, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, decided to reach out to a longtime work friend and Colombian author, Carlos Aguasaco. Rathbun saw the Academy of American Poets was accepting applications for the Ambroggio Prize, a $1,000 publication prize given to book-length poetry collections originally written in Spanish with an English translation, and thought Aguasaco’s book “Cardinal In My Window with a Mask on its Beak” would make for a good submission.
(NewsLink) MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Westwind Farm and Fiber is a family owned business that has been running for three yearsnow. For customers that arrive at the Westwind Farm and Fiber gets the opportunity to interact with a variety of animals and get a learning lesson.
Emma Cieslik, 2021 Ball State biology and public history graduate, has always enjoyed learning about religion and its role throughout history.
MUNCIE, Ind. (NewsLink)-- The Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted BALLGBTQ+ to help create a safe environment for students to meet other students that are within the LGBTQ+ community. With October being National Coming Out Month RHA planned a few activities to help students to embrace who they are.
MUNCIE, Ind. (NewsLink)-- The Institute for the Study of Political Economy (ISPE) hosted a special blood drive in the honor and memory of Dr. Steve Horwitz, a Ball State Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Department of Economics and Director of ISPE. Dr. Horwitz died in June, due to multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells.
As a child, Lourenzo Giple saw a civil war affect every aspect of his life and community. Giple spent the first nine years of his life in Liberia and fled the country at 11 years old with his younger siblings — joining his father in Indianapolis while his mother stayed in Liberia for an additional seven years.
Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) met in Room 175 of the Art and Journalism Building Sept. 15 to participate in a student senate retreat, where they participated in a “blitz” — going outside and seeking student perspectives on what they want fixed at the university.
Editor's Note: This story is part of The Partnership Project, a series of content written in an effort by The Daily News to follow the formal collaboration of Ball State University and Muncie Community Schools. Read more in this series here.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported how the Cyber Hub was started. It has been corrected to say the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity started the cyber hub. David Ayers' professional title has also been corrected to the Indiana Office of Technology program communication manager.
Irma McClaurin, anthropologist and Black feminist researcher, has long felt the contributions of Black women to the field of anthropology are undervalued.
With classroom desks socially distanced and stickers signifying unavailable chairs, professors and students have made many changes to the ways they usually learn on campus. As the world still grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, Ball State’s course modalities show one clear way of how the pandemic has affected campus and academics.
With the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations around campus had to make some operational changes, including the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA), which updated its website — making it more user-friendly by sharing its collection online with students, researchers and others interested in the artwork.
Five members of the Lambda Beta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. spent 24 hours outside at the Scramble Light to understand some of what homeless people experience every day, using only a fire, tent and sleeping bags to help them stay warm through the night.
During a tumultuous 2020 financial year, Ball State got some help from the federal government.
MUNCIE, Ind.(NewsLink) -- Chad Kinsella, an assistant professor of political science, shared his thoughts on the presidential debate that took place on Sept. 29.