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When Brittney Grim, director of student and young alumni philanthropy and 2018 Ball State alumna, was a student at Ball State, she said she wished there was a program for students who performed well in school and were involved but maybe didn’t get the recognition they felt they deserved from the university.
Ball State’s Board of Trustees considered reasons for about an 8 percent decrease in freshman enrollment for the 2021-22 school year at its meeting Oct. 1. Paula Luff, vice president for enrollment, planning and management, said students weren’t able to visit campus in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic when deciding whether to enroll for the fall.
After 18 months of collecting dust on their dining room tables, most restaurants have opened their doors again, and owners are ready to improve their businesses for the Muncie community.
Interaction has become the focus of Ball State’s newest undergraduate minor: counseling.
Ball State’s new “We Soar” campaign will encourage faculty, staff and students to expand their worldview to make the university’s campus a more inclusive place.
Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour was dunked into a dunk tank more times than he could count in the name of charity.
After 2020 brought forth more conversations and raised awareness of racism and biases, senior interpersonal communications major Lauren Reynolds saw an opportunity to develop her skills in her future career.
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.
As many college students worry about paying off student loans, the average cost of college tuition in the United States has consistently risen at two to three times the rate of inflation each year, according to the College Savings Plans Network. The majority of federal financial aid comes in the form of loans, which increases the burden of student loan debt for graduates and families.
At its hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting March 31, Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) introduced five new amendments.
Abdelaadim Bidaoui, assistant professor of Arabic and French, may only have five students enrolled in Ball State’s newly introduced Arabic minor, but that hasn’t stopped him from looking to the future of the program.
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.
Fifty-three acres of land sit unused on 8th Street, with small patches of overgrown grass peeking out from concrete General Motors used to occupy until 2006. On Jan. 26, 2021, the City of Muncie announced it was buying this vacant property and installing a solar field.
“Ball State taking out Jamba Juice is my villain origin story.”
As the coronavirus has spread around the world, the need for masks has spread just as fast as the virus itself, and local businesses have struggled to keep up with the demand. Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour created the Masks for Muncie program to provide supplies for businesses in need.
Rather than pulling all-nighters with study groups and hoping to find open spots in campus testing labs, Ball State students will experience the fall 2020 semester’s finals week from their own homes, completing tests in front of a webcam monitor.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly attributed a quote to Russell Chain. It has been corrected to attribute the quote 'What I’ve noticed through my internship last year, I had the opportunity to network and have lunch with a lot of different people who know a lot more than me,' to Nick Phalen.
In October 2020, senior creative writing major Grace Goze was paid to help create memes and playlists for Ball State’s Department of Modern Languages and Classics.
MUNCIE, Ind. (NewsLink) -- Every fall and spring semester, the Ball State Computer Science Department hosted an art show in the Atrium. Much like other campus events, the fifteenth art show was done virtually.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article said Suzanne Plesha is the immersive learning project director, it has been corrected to say she is the director of immersive learning. This article has also been corrected to clarify that immersive learning does not provide internships.