Charlie Cardinal claps for student winners of vaccine incentive prizes announced by Kathy Wolf, vice president for marketing and communications, July 14, 2021. Each Wednesday at noon, through Sept. 8, university staff will announce new winners of incentive prizes. Ball State University YouTube page, Screenshot Capture
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Ball State starts student, employee vaccination incentives program drawings

Ball State’s executive leadership team started a new vaccination incentive program to further encourage students and faculty to get vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the fall semester.  After a difficult school year shaped by social distancing and nontraditional methods of classroom instruction, Kathy Wolf, vice president for marketing and communications, said Ball State leaders were happy to roll out this new program.


President Joe Biden walks out from the White House in Washington, D.C., before his departure to Surfside, Florida, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
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Five national stories of the week

Wildfires threaten homes and land across 10 Western states, Biden escalates fight for voting rights, US drilling approvals increase despite Biden's climate pledge, the death toll at a Miami-era condo collapse site climbs to 94 and Cubans in Miami talk of boating to island to back protests makes up this week's five national stories. 


Two men accused of being involved in the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moise are transported to the Petion-Ville station in a police car in Port-au-Prince on July 8, 2021. (Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
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Five international stories of the week

A Florida resident is detained as the latest suspect in the Haiti killing, two Jordanians are sentenced to 15 years over an alleged royal plot, France tries to slow the delta variant and boost vaccines, Italy erupts as Europe's soccer champions come home to Rome and China says it chased US warship out of disputed sea makes up this week's five international stories. 



Amy Wyse, junior international business, economics and Spanish triple major, was announced as Ball State's new student trustee in June. She will serve in her position through June 30, 2023. Amy Wyse, Photo Provided
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Meet Ball State's new student trustee

Amy Wyse, Ball State junior international business, economics and Spanish triple major, was in Yellowstone National Park when she missed a call from the Indiana governor’s office — a call letting her know she had moved onto the final round of interviews to fill the student representative position on the Ball State Board of Trustees.



Search and rescue operations resume as members of the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue team comb through the debris several after hours after the Champlain Tower South complex was demolish on Monday, July 5, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)
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Five national stories of the week

Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, R. Kelly's lawyer wants trial delayed due to jail quarantine, building collapse lawsuits seek to get answers, hunting and poaching reduces Wisconsin's wolf numbers and flight delays hint at a hard summer for travelers makes up this week's five national stories. 


Pope Francis (right) meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a private audience at the Vatican in Rome, Italy on June 28, 2021. (Vatican Media/IPA via ZUMA Press/TNS)
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Five international stories of the week

Pope Francis is alert and well a day after intestinal surgery, Tropical Storm Elsa headed to landfall on central Cuba coast, Japan searches for dozens missing in a mudslide, Israel looks to renew a law that keeps out Palestinian spouses and Johnson says UK must live with virus as he announces easing makes up this week's five international stories. 


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