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In Printing History: 100 Years of the Ball State Daily News, former editors of the Ball State Daily News talk about what the DN taught them about journalism and themselves, how it furthered them in their careers, and what they hope for the DN to accomplish in the future.
We sat down with freshman diver Ashleigh Provan and coach Jacob Brehmer about Provan's recent qualifications for the NCAA Zone meet and how an unrelated sport got her there.
The Village wasn’t always as lively as it is now. After the 2008 recession, many buildings sat vacant while landlords tried to find buyers. While some businesses, including Village Green Records and White Rabbit Used Books, survived 2008, the recession coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic saw some businesses move out of the Village and others move in. Jack’s Donuts and Rustic Rebels Geode and Crystal Mine are two businesses that just opened last semester, with ScreenBroidery also moving its location.
Since the mid-1960s, Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) has educated the next generation of urban planners at both the master’s and bachelor’s degree levels. Now, after almost 60 years since it was formed, CAP has taken its goal of education one step further and is teaching high schoolers about urban planning.
On Nov. 11, Ball State hosted Ashely Ford, Ball State alumna and author of “Somebody's Daughter,” in the final event of the Fall 2021 Writer-in-Residence program.
The Ball State College of Health and the American Dairy Association, Indiana Inc. sponsored “Creating a Sustainable Society,” a webinar series on modern sustainability practices, Oct. 26. With speakers from multiple areas of expertise including architecture, agriculture and business, the series aims to explain the problems and solutions being implemented across the world to combat climate change and unsustainable industry practices.
Ball State held its annual Air Jam in Emens Auditorium Oct. 21 as part of Homecoming Week. The event saw 14 teams from student organizations across campus compete in a lip sync and dance competition.
Throughout its 95-year history at Ball State, Homecoming has evolved from a simple celebration of school pride into a weeklong event that takes months to plan. Now, for the first time, Cardinals will have the chance to celebrate Homecoming twice in the same year.
On Thursday, Oct. 7, Ashley Ford, author of “Somebody’s Daughter” and Ball State alumna, was joined by Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns in Sursa Performance Hall. The event, titled “A Conversation with President Mearns,” gave insight into the experiences that affected Ford’s writing.
The Foundational Sciences Building held its ceremonial opening Oct. 1. A small crowd watched as Provost Susana Rivera-Mills, President Geoffrey Mearns, Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities Maureen McCarthy and other guests cut the ribbon in front of the building.
Ball State unveiled its historical marker in front of a small group of students and faculty Sept. 30. The marker commemorates the university’s centennial, which took place in 2018.
Formed in the 1970s, Ball State’s Multicultural Center has served as a resource for students of color and other minority groups for nearly 50 years. Now located in the heart of campus near Bracken Library, the center hopes to educate and inform students on current issues relating to race, culture and inclusivity.
Ball State University Provost Susana Rivera-Mills stood at the foot of Beneficence Thursday, Sep. 10 and welcomed a small crowd to a memorial ceremony for the 20th anniversary on 9/11.
Formerly located behind the L. A. Pittenger Student Center, the Multicultural Center has a long history of empowering and educating students. The original center, which opened in the 1970’s, served as a resource for students of color and other minority groups.
The Applied Technology Building isn’t a very impressive structure from the standpoint of height. Most mornings, it is quite literally in the shadow of the Teachers College. Yet there is one aspect of the Applied Technology Building that sets it apart from most other buildings on campus — it is one of only seven buildings on campus with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating.
Since its closure in 2017, Halteman Pool has sat empty through seasons of harsh Indiana weather. No more is the neighborhood filled with the sounds of water splashing, lifeguard whistling and kids yelling. Time and weather may have affected the appearances of the pool deck, concession stand and locker rooms, but it has not eroded the neighborhood's memory of the location.
LaFollette Residence Hall was a key structure in Ball State’s campus skyline just two years ago, casting a large shadow over the two-story Carmichael Hall close by.
The new Ball State Esports Center will be a classroom, esports venue and community space for the campus.
Indiana is known for its unpredictable weather. An average day in March could vary from freezing temperatures with 6 inches of snow to warm and sunny with clear skies. But in the middle of Indiana, people can escape to a tropical environment with more than 2,000 orchids at Ball State’s Rinard Orchid Greenhouse.