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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.
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.
Maya Wilkins is a junior journalism news major and writes “Girlboss’d” for The Daily News. Her views do not necessarily reflect those of the newspaper.
For Toni Werner, teaching was what she was meant to do with her life. After getting her degree in elementary education from Ball State in 1999, Werner spent 23 years teaching in an elementary school for DeKalb Central Schools.
“Then, it was real.”
When Maddy Hamp, Ball State exercise science graduate student, first heard about COVID-19, she said, even walking outside during the early days of the pandemic scared her.
Nate Howard has never taught a class at Ball State or at the university level, but he has 17 years of experience in Latin America that prepared him for instructing his first college course.
When Brock Spahr stepped onto Ball State’s campus as a freshman in 2019, he carried his passion for cross country running with him. Now, as a junior, Spahr belongs to a community of runners with Ball State’s Run Club — an organization that allows people of all paces and abilities to get together and run.
After most summer activities and camps were canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are making a return this year as cases continue to drop and restrictions are lifted.
PathStone Corporation of Indiana held its annual community partnership event June 10 over Zoom, where the corporation gave awards to individuals and organizations in the community. Guests also heard from keynote speaker Karen Hemberger, vice president of the United Way of Madison County.
New Harmony, Indiana is a town on the edge of the state, right by the Illinois border, with a population of just more than 800 people. New Harmony was founded in 1814 to experiment with the use of utopias, and has been a hub for growth in politics, music and art.
Fourteen months after Ball State’s campus shut down and all university-sponsored in-person events and activities were postponed, members of the classes of 2020 walked across a stage at commencement.
At the May 7 in-person meeting, the Ball State Board of Trustees approved a resolution regarding COVID-19 protocols on campus.
After three semesters of attending classes and completing clinicals during the COVID-19 pandemic, senior nursing majors are ready to enter the workforce and put their skills to the test.
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.
Brandon Smith, 21, stood just below the steps at Monument Circle in Indianapolis April 18 with a megaphone in his hand, his voice shaking and his eyes filled with tears. Surrounded by family, friends and strangers, Smith told the story of his “baby sister,” Karli Smith.
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.
At its final meeting of the 2020-21 legislative session, Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) passed an amendment to introduce executive slates in future elections and President Connor Sanburn gave his last “State of the Senate” address.
At its hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting March 31, Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) introduced five new amendments.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Kate Shively has worked fully remote since March 2020. It has been updated to include she begins practicum classes in person.