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Ball State students have previously known the first week of March to be their spring break, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university adjusted its academic schedule this semester. As the weather continues to warm and the first day of spring quickly approaches, some students may be feeling eager to spend time outdoors off campus. Consider these five destinations — all less than a three-hour drive from Ball State — to visit for a day trip outdoors to remain safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After commencement ceremonies were canceled for spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns announced in a campus-wide email Wednesday morning that in-person ceremonies will return for May 2021.
Sitting in a Kinghorn Hall conference room with her fellow slate members, Strive vice presidential candidate Chiara Biddle heard a phone ring.
The Strive student government association (SGA) slate participated in its final debate before the spring 2021 election.
By February, 80 percent of people don’t continue with their New Year’s resolutions, according to U.S. News and World Report. According to a YouGov survey, 50 percent of people want to improve their fitness for their 2021 New Year’s resolution, and some may feel even more pressure to keep up with this resolution in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editor’s Note: This listicle is part of a weekly series by The Ball State Daily News summarizing five stories from around the world. All summaries are based on stories published by The Associated Press.
The Muncie Police Department put out the following statement:
Strive presidential candidate Tina Nguyen and vice presidential candidate Chiara Biddle participated in the second student government association (SGA) debate for the 2021-22 school year Feb. 17, 2021.
Applications for the Ball State student trustee position are open through March 1.
In a campus-wide email sent 10 p.m. Monday night, Alan Finn, Ball State vice president for business affairs, said all on-campus classes scheduled to begin before 10 a.m. Feb. 16 won't occur in-person due to inclement weather.
Strive is the only student government association (SGA) slate to submit a nomination form to run for the Ball State SGA executive board for the 2021-22 school year.
Ball State's internet was down from approximately 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.
In a campus-wide email sent around 1 p.m. Thursday, Vice President of Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle announced expanded coronavirus testing for students.
Ball State’s 41st annual Unity Week will look different than years past due to COVID-19 restrictions. There will not be the usual MLK Community Breakfast or Unity March, but organizations will still host some events via Zoom and a few in-person events.
Looking out their windows this winter, students can only see bare tree branches, brown grass and frosted fall leaves. To bring warmth into their homes again, some students may want to buy indoor houseplants for their dorm, apartment or house. Consider the tips below to help you take care of your new plant babies to ensure they stay green and cheery all semester long.
After spending nearly two months at home due to an adjusted fall and spring academic calendar in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some students may be feeling unmotivated to pick up their pencils and open their textbooks again as they’ve returned to Ball State’s campus this semester. As you’re adjusting back to academic life after a month-long winter break, consider these tips to help you regain your energy and focus on your schoolwork to start off the semester on the right foot.
Before returning to campus for the spring 2021 semester, Ball State University students must provide a COVID-19 test result obtained within a week of moving back to campus. The portal to submit test results opened Jan. 8, 2021 and was shared with students via email.
Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns announced in a campus-wide email Jan. 2, 2021 that the episode of the "Peyton's Places" documentary series filmed on Ball State's campus in October 2020 will air on ESPN+ Jan. 3, 2021.
Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns received a postive COVID-19 test result from a rapid-result PCR test, according to a Twitter statement from Ball State University issued 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
According to a statement from Ball State University, Burris Laboratory School will begin remote learning for all students on Nov. 30, ending on Dec. 9.