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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.
Carinah Herrero, senior speech pathology major and president of the Asian-American Student Association (AASA), said she began planning a racial justice dialogue in early September.
Though remote learning has changed how students learn, all signs point to an improvement for Ball State students’ grade point average (GPA).
MUNCIE, Ind.(NewsLink) -- After COVID-19 caused Ball State University to close down in spring of 2020, small businesses around the campus took a hard hit.
MUNCIE, Ind. (NewsLink) - In the past week, the Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed four cases of the coronavirus. The cases are located in Marion County, Hendricks County, Noble County, and Avon school district. Two people from Muncie have also been in quarantine aboard the Princess Cruise ship after 19 crew members and two passengers tested positive for the virus.
MUNCIE, Ind.(NewsLink) - February is the busiest month for the Black Student Association (BSA) since it's Black History Month. BSA has many events planned throughout the month.
MUNCIE, Ind.(NewsLink) - A Ball State student organization group is hosting an event called Senior Sweetheart.