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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 you’re thinking about how to decorate your dorm, apartment or house for the school year, consider adding a few small plants to your bedroom or living room. According to The Sill, a website aiming to educate and connect people with plants and nature, having plants in your home can have positive effects on one's mood, enhance creativity and reduce stress levels.
Prompted in part by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use Aug. 23, Ball State is opening pop-up vaccine locations during the month of September that will offer all three types of available COVID-19 vaccines.
The Coalition of Women’s Organizations will host its 29th annual Women’s Equality Day program at 5 p.m. Aug. 25, 2021 in the Muncie City Hall auditorium to honor the achievements of women who fought for the right to vote and the successes of today's community leaders. Women’s Equality Day celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Ball State students have two additional places to get their caffeine and sugar fixes for the fall 2021 semester. Bookmark Cafe reopened Aug. 16 after a year being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Aug. 23, moving it up from its emergency-use authorization the vaccine has had since Dec. 11, 2020. The Pfizer vaccine is fully authorized for use for citizens ages 16 and older, and still under emergency-use authorization for those older than 12, according to an FDA press release.
Ball State will host a number of Welcome Week events Aug. 23–28, including food at the Scramble Light, informative sessions on Fraternity and Sorority Life, social activities and more.
Amid moving in to dorm rooms, residence hall floor meetings, the activity fair and freshman convocation, Ball State's class of 2025 is looking ahead to the start of the fall 2021 semester.
Ball’s State Department of Theatre and Dance always has a packed schedule of performances at each of the three theaters on campus. Chances are, you’ll be required to see a few performances if you take a THEA 100 course. Whether you’re going for class or just for fun, these performances are an affordable form of entertainment for students.
Yes, you’re in college now, but that doesn’t mean you’ll automatically fit in. It’s often easy for other students to recognize freshmen on sight. Avoid sticking out with these easy steps:
Although it’s nice to get off campus from time to time, there are several events happening on campus. Some happen every week and others happen once a year. Here’s a list of some on-campus events Ball State has to offer:
Ball State has seven individual colleges, each with their own departments. If you’re looking to change your major or add a minor, you’ll be sure to find something that interests you within the nearly 50 departments, each with their own majors and areas of study to choose from.
In June 2021, Ball State’s Information Technology department added the option for students, faculty and staff to add their pronouns to their personal information tabs in the Self-service Banner. Here’s step-by-step directions on how to add your pronouns:
In the spring 2021 semester, Ball State’s former Student Government Association (SGA) slate Bold implemented a free menstrual product program within women’s bathrooms in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.
In a campus-wide email sent Aug. 17, Vice President for Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle confirmed COVID-19 surveillance testing will be mandatory for unvaccinated students. This also applies to students who have yet to confirm their vaccination status on the COVID-19 vaccine completion form."The purpose of our surveillance testing program is to test asymptomatic persons without a known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in the campus community," Royer Engle said. "These results will also help mitigate the spread of the virus and inform the university’s decisions on its health and safety protocols."
Ball State Vice President for Marketing and Communications Kathy Wolf shared her plans for resignation Aug. 16.
Muncie Animal Care and Services (MACS) is facing complications, as the number of pets under the care of the shelter has been increasing. It is holding an adoption even this week to help as many pets find a home as possible.
The City of Muncie will hold an opening ceremony for the splash pad at Cooley Park on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour will give remarks along with other administration officials and then, they will turn on the park’s splash pad.
Prosecutors object a conviction change for a former Ball State professor who plead guilty to the possession of child pornography.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Aug. 10 after he had received sexual harassment allegations and an investigation had found he sexually harassed at least 11 women.