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November has arrived, and the season of giving has officially begun. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional ways of counting our blessings and showing our gratitude have changed. To keep each other safe and healthy, some families may have canceled their holiday gatherings this year, or friend groups may have called off their hangouts usually planned for Thanksgiving and winter break.
In a campus-wide email sent Nov. 7, 2020, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns addressed concerns regarding people from outside the Ball State community intimidating students during the week.
Celebrating Halloween may look different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay safe yet entertained, consider spending the spooky holiday with the top 10 highest-grossing horror movies, according to The Numbers, a movie industry data and research service.
In a virtual press conference Wednesday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the state would begin stage 5, the final stage in the "Back on Track Indiana" reopening plan, on Sept. 26.
In a campus wide letter sent out Aug. 14, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns discussed COVID-19 on campus and context to the COVID-19 dashboard.
In a campus-wide letter sent out Aug. 10, Ball State President Mearns said the plan to hold spring and summer commencement on Oct. 10 was no longer feasible due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19.
Ball State Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Housing and Residence Life Alan Hargrave sent out a COVID-19 update email Wednesday night to Ball State’s residence hall population.
In a campus-wide email sent Friday around noon, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns spoke on his concern over the rise of COVID-19 cases on campus.
With several changes made during this fall semester, eating and working at Ball State University has also adapted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, a total of 64 students and four employees have been tested for coronavirus at IU Health, according to the Ball State website. Of the students tested, 33 have had positive cases. Only one of the four employees tested had a positive case. These numbers do not represent general population testing and only students and staff who have COVID-19 symptoms have been tested by IU Health.
Beginning July 1, most campus buildings were opened up with the university resuming more of its regular on-site campus activities and operations. However, Ball State’s employees have to continue abiding by some COVID-19 safety protocols for the fall 2020 semester.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ball State's Dining Services released a reopening plan which includes steps like promoting physical distancing, making all meals available as a to-go option and regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Ball State Housing made some adjustments to the housing options available for students living in residence halls, according to its website and emails forwarded to residence hall students.
Ball State University Libraries is reopening in phases culminating in full, on-site support for returning students and faculty at the beginning of the fall 2020 semester, according to the Ball State website.
Ball State’s Recreation Services reopened its locations, hours and programming July 6 based on available staffing and with certain guidelines and restrictions for the fall semester.
As campus sees the return of a few more in-person events this fall, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved. Here are some major student organizations on campus students need to be aware of:
Ball State has its own words and abbreviations, which can be confusing to new students. Here is a list of the most commonly used Cardinal terms:
Note: COVID-19 might affect availability of amenities and rooms among other things. Prices reflected may vary. Check individually with hotels to confirm prices and details.
With different events and landmarks accessible all year round, Ball State and Muncie are prime destinations for low-cost activities for everyone to enjoy. Here's a list of 50 bucket list items to complete by the time you graduate.
On and off-campus jobs aren’t the only ways to make some extra cash while in college. There are plenty of options for those who want more money, but not a full-time job.