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364 days after winning the NCAA National Championship, Hawai'i Men's Volleyball (27-5, 7-3 BWC) is on top of the collegiate game yet again. The Rainbow Warriors are now back-to-back NCAA Tournament Champions and have appeared in three of the last four NCAA Tournament finals (no tournament held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic).
Representatives from Ball State University’s band welcomed students to May 7’s 10 a.m. main ceremony for Ball State’s Spring 2022 Commencement. The 10 a.m. main ceremony on the Quad was the first of four ceremonies scattered throughout the day.
The Ball State University spring semester class of 2022 graduates May 7 starting at 10 a.m. While Ball State has projected approximately 3,400 degrees to be conferred, more than 2,500 students are set to be in attendance.
The Ball State Board of Trustees met May 6 to discuss plans for the 2022-23 school year, where Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns appointed two members to the Muncie Community School (MCS) Board, and two members were re-appointed.
Ball State Women's Tennis (19-4, 8-2 MAC) traveled to Austin, Texas for the first-round of the NCAA Tournament against the University of Texas (21-4, 8-1 BIG12) May 6. The 2022 Mid-American Conference Tournament Champions were swept by the Longhorns in the doubles and singles matches to end Ball State's postseason run.
After a five-set thriller at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, Ball State Men's Volleyball's (23-4, 12-2 MIVA) 2022 season came to an end at the hands of the University of Hawai'i (26-5, 7-3 BWC). “Obviously, a little bummed about that loss but for our path and our journey this season, to be able to fight the defending champions the way we did, in five, I thought we had some good plays there," head coach Donan Cruz said. "They just made a few more than we did. As we think about the growth and the year, to be able to get this point, simply what we spoke about in that last huddle was, ‘There’s really nothing to hang our heads on.’ Although this stings at this moment, as a group, moving forward, these are the things that really get us to that championship mindset."
Each year, The Daily News assigns a grade to the outgoing Student Government Association (SGA) executive slate based on how effective it was in accomplishing its goals, along with its impact on the Ball State community.
When campaigning to become the 2021-22 Student Government Association (SGA) executive slate, Strive promised to concentrate on four different focuses. Strive was the first slate to successfully be elected on focuses rather than platform points, earning 460 votes, or about 70 percent of student voter support, with the remaining votes going to the no confidence option.
Ball State Men's Volleyball (23-3, 12-2 MIVA) has played the University of Hawai'i (25-5, 7-3 BWC) twice already this season, running out winners Jan. 29 (3-0) and Jan. 31 (3-2). In less than 24 hours the Cardinals will play the Rainbow Warriors for the third time in 2022, this time with a trip to the National Championship match on the line.
Ball State Women’s Tennis (19-4, 8-2 MAC) won the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship over Toledo (18-7, 7-3 MAC) 4-3 on May 1. With that, the Cardinals earned an automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament, where they were selected to face off against No. 4 seed Texas (20-4, 8-1 Big 12) in round one May 6 at 2 p.m. ET in Austin, Texas.
GR8 Creations is the name of Rece Barnes’ privately owned business where he sells food to people from his personal grill. He sets up right outside The Chug, a bar in the Village, and at other various locations such as basketball games, street parties and even directly out of his home.
Amanda and Kyle Reninger had to come up with a plan. After being told their cholesterol levels were too high, Amanda quickly began to research ways she could lower them. Without the aid of health insurance, the challenges of dealing with this issue became a mission complete with lots of personal initiative. She found that the best way to lower her cholesterol was to cut out animal fat. Before long, both Amanda and Kyle went vegan.
Calling all music lovers! If you are looking for an eccentric sound among the wave of alternative pop and R&B in the Muncie area, look no further than May’s Artist of the Month: Imani. On April 26, I had the chance to interview this Ball State University student. His potential was palpable through the screen of our Zoom call. He wore a pink hoodie and much like the color; he exuded a vibrant and chill demeanor. As a first-generation American, born to Jamaican immigrants, he reflects on music's important role in his life. He grew up listening to reggae, dancehall, R&B, and gospel. He traded in his old stomping ground of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, full of palm trees and balmy weather, for the four-season state of Indiana to study musical theater.
April was a cool and dry month across northeastern central Indiana. The Delaware County Regional airport received measurable rainfall almost every day in April. Most days, however, it was usually less than 0.10". Interestingly enough, every Sunday in April was dry! Despite record breaking temperatures in the 80s on the 23rd and 24th, we ended the month over 2 degrees below normal! We saw several cool stretches throughout the month and 4 nights with low temperatures below freezing.
Following the conclusion of the 2022 National Football League (NFL) Draft, 262 players were selected and five former Ball State Football players have signed Undrafted Free Agent (UDFA) contracts while two others have received minicamp tryouts.
After three days of competition, Ball State Men’s Golf took a seventh-place finish overall in the 2022 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship to wrap up their season.
After winning the 2022 Mid-American Conference regular season championship, Ball State Women’s Tennis (19-4, 9-2 MAC) hosted the MAC Tournament as the no. 1 seed April 30 and May 1.
“It doesn’t get much better than this,” Ball State Baseball (29-14, 23-4 MAC) head coach Rich Maloney said.
Tina Brown works at the South geothermal plant on campus, which opened in 2015 with an $83 million budget. Has it paid off?
Kris Ball started writing when she was 6 years old — poetry, song lyrics, short stories. Ball said in the opening of one of her books that, sitting at the foot of her bed, her Aunt Janice — a woman 10 years younger than Ball’s “hands-off” mother — encouraged her to write and “would listen to [her] stupid poems.”