From February to April, the Charles W. Brown Planetarium is offering five free shows for the Ball State and Muncie community to travel the galaxy from their seats in Indiana’s largest planetarium.
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To celebrate the Department of Journalism’s 50th anniversary, Ball State hosted Gene Policinski Wednesday night in the Student Center Ballroom.
Photographs of the Civil War taken by photographers Alexander Gardner, Mathew Brady and Timothy O’Sullivan showed battlefield results in the 1860s. In the 1940s, the live radio coverage of the London Blitz, “London After Dark” with Edward R. Murrow, allowed listeners across the Atlantic to hear Germany’s bombing campaign against Britain. In the later half of the 20th century, the Vietnam War became known as the first television war, as reporters like Morley Safer showed viewers the brutality of the war.
Within the last week, it has finally begun to look and feel like winter on campus. Students now have to bundle up in coats, beanies and gloves to travel the long walks to class in the slushy snow, while cold air whips around them.
On Thursday, Jan. 17, Travis Abels gave a talk titled “Throw Away the Process and Just Play” in the Student Center ballroom.
Popcorn is one food that many like to enjoy both sweet and salty. Often paired with butter and salt or chocolate, popcorn can easily adapt to most flavor palettes.
While students may often think of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a Monday free from classes, it can also be an opportunity to give back to their community through service.
Inside the Robert Bell testing lab, young Travis Abels sat mesmerized by Jay Z’s newly-released “99 Problems” music video. As the bass of the music mimicked the energy of the rapper and the scratch of the record played in sync with a break dancer’s spin, Abels pressed play over and over again, feeling an unbearable spark of interest.
After the recent accumulation of snow, the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse offered Muncie community members a warm escape with its Winter Greenhouse tour.
Every semester, the Ball State Late Nite committee creates designated themes for Saturday night entertainment on campus.
Every January, the Charles W. Brown Planetarium hosts family month, where they feature two family shows Fridays and Saturdays. All of the showings are free to the public, and families are welcome to bring members of all ages.
This weekend, Bracken Library will have extended hours on Friday and Saturday, according to a Student Government Association (SGA) email.
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will be speaking at Ball State on Jan. 22 in Pruis Hall according to the university’s calendar of events.
International Games Day was celebrated in an open play event on Saturday, November 10th at Bracken Library in honor of International Board Games Week. The event featured tabletop and board games for casual and competitive patrons to play. Games such as Settlers of Catan, Risk, Scrabble, and Tikal were available for eventgoers to play. Joseph Roberts, an Information Services Librarian, says that he was inspired to host this event at Ball State after doing a similar one as a graduate student.
Ball State University student organization Music & Memory held its annual ‘A Night to Remember’ fundraiser on Nov. 14th in Pruis Hall, raising a total of $1550 for the cause.
Spectrum, one of Ball State’s LGBT+ student groups, hosted their semi annual drag show in Ball Gymnasium on Saturday, Nov 3, which in total raised $1504 for Muncie OUTreach, a non-for-profit LGBT youth group.
Editor’s note: Dominic Bordenaro previously wrote columns for The Ball State Daily News. Ben Baker previously wrote for The Daily News. Jordan Moorman previously wrote for The Daily News.
You can catch Charlie Cardinal just about anywhere on Ball State’s campus. You can most notably catch him cheering on his fellow Cardinals at athletic events. But have you ever tried to catch him on foot?
Industry veteran, Ball State professor Vanessa Ament speaks about her short film ‘ Amplified: A Conversation with Women in American Film Sound’
It would be a massive understatement to say that the creation of film takes an enormous amount of work. Camera operators, editors, light departments, producers, set designers and actors all must work together in perfect harmony if they want to craft a brilliant piece of art. Neglecting even one department can result in absolute disaster. Despite the necessity of various departments and specialists, the first thing that comes to mind for many when discussing film is often the various visual components that make up a film. Editing, staging, choreography, acting, and camera-work often the most discussed aspects of a film, but visuals are hardly the only important aspect of filmmaking.
Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20th and ending at 5 p.m. the next day, eight Ball State student competed in the annual AT&T IoT Civic Hackathon. The event had teams developing Internet of Things devices to improve certain professions. This year’s profession was first responders.