Vivimos sports a new paint scheme courtesy of the FAB crew on Oct. 28. The walls have since been repainted to the taupe color of the rest of the Atrium vendors. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK

University repaints Vivimos mural in Atrium

The walls of Vivimos in the Atrium were painted beige Monday night after the dining hall closed, covering a graffiti-style mural that was recently painted. Jon Lewis, Ball State Dining director, said in an email that they were “trying something a little different,” but did not like the end result.



	A new Twitter account will launch by the end of the semester for emergency notifications, said a university spokesperson.
Tony Proudfoot said Ball State Marketing and Communications began considering it at the end of the last academic year, when student demand increased.
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Twitter to be set up for emergency alerts

A new Twitter account will launch by the end of the semester for emergency notifications, said a university spokesperson. Tony Proudfoot said Ball State Marketing and Communications began considering it at the end of the last academic year, when student demand increased.


A Ball State freshman helps a friend during Heights and Frights at the Student Wellness and Recreation Center on Oct. 30. The event had free blacklight climbing with music, door prizes and a costume contest. DN PHOTO MARCEY BURTON
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Students dress in costume, rock climb

Students at Outdoor Pursuit’s “Heights and Frights” Halloween event today were scared more times by the mechanical spider hanging from one of the climbing wall ropes than dangling 36 feet in the air at the top of the wall.



	No bias-based offenses were reported in 2012 study, however, officials say number may not be whole story
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No reported hate crimes may not be whole story, officials say

University officials said it is unclear whether or not the reported zero hate crimes on campus is an accurate representation of Ball State’s diversity climate. The 2012 Campus Security Report showed that no hate crimes took place in 2010, 2011 or 2012, but it is only required to report hate crimes that occur on university-controlled property.


	Ball State’s athletic department will offer Ball State University Dance Marathon $10,000 if they can get 10,000 students to next home game Nov. 6.
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Ball State Dance Marathon mobilizes to bring 10,000 students to next week’s game

With a week to go, Ball State Dance Marathon has mobilized social media fliers and more to get 10,000 students to the football game against Central Michigan University. The athletic department will give the group $10,000 if they can get 10,000 students to the Wednesday game. Zach Brown, BSUDM director of media relations, said he still thinks the group will achieve its goal. “It’s definitely surfacing,” he said.



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OUR VIEW: Gora’s successor has much to prove

At the end of Jo Ann Gora’s 10 years as president of Ball State, she will leave behind a focus on immersive learning, more than $520 million worth of construction and renovations and a renewed interest in athletics. But mostly, Gora will leave behind big shoes to fill. The goal for the 2008 Ball State Bold campaign was $200 million by 2011.



Ball State University President Jo Ann Gora talks to the media about her resignation on Oct. 28 at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center music lounge. Gora's replacement will likely be handled by a private search within the next eight months. DN PHOTO COREY OHELNKAMP
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Gora speaks about retirement, future

The search for the next Ball State president is in its infant stages but it will most likely be a closed one, President of the Board of Trustees Hollis Hughes said. Hughes said the board hasn’t had much time to begin preparing for the search and will likely know more at their monthly meeting in December. Gora said she was a part of a closed search when she was hired by Ball State in 2004 and it allows the best pool of candidates.


Ball State President Jo Ann Gora waves to the crowd during the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 12. Gora announced in an email she will retire in June, 2014. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
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Plan to replace President Gora unclear

The process for finding a new university president is still unknown. The Board of Trustees has not announced its plans for hiring a president following the announcement of Jo Ann Gora’s retirement in June 2014.


Cardinal United's presidential candidate Zeyne Guzeldereli, vice presidential candidate Alexa Gates, secretary candidate Fayeann Hurley and treasurer candidate Brandon Pope present their platform points to senators. Two members of the slate's campaign staff are accused of running an anonymous Twitter account that cyber bullied a senator.
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Ball State Information Security Operations teaches students importance of cyber security

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is mobilizing information technology experts across the country, but cyber safety is ultimately the responsibility of anybody who touches a keyboard. Deb Howell, assistant director of Ball State information security operations, said students and others need to avoid phishing scams and other common hacking efforts and not depend on others to protect them. “Someone always assumes that someone else is taking care of it,” she said. Hacking victims have included Twitter and some of the country’s other best-known social network companies, as well as units of government including the state courts office in Washington state last fall. In that Washington court case, as many as a million driver’s license numbers and 160,000 Social Security numbers were exposed, according to The Associated Press. “Our country will, for example, at some point, face a major cyber event that will have a serious effect on our lives, our economy and the everyday functioning of our society,” Janet Napolitano, former secretary of Homeland Security, said in August. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is intended to alert computer users to the threat of online attacks and provide advice on how to avoid them. At Ball State, the university reached out to students at Late Nite on Saturday.


Ball State President Jo Ann Gora was among the crowd at the Festival on the Green on June 08. Gora, one of the university
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A look at President Gora's legacy

Jo Ann Gora’s first days as Ball State president in 2004 weren’t without challenges. The search committee that hired Gora faced complaints from faculty and students about the methods of the search, including the decision not to release any names of the finalists during the process — a first for the university. Jayson Manship, Student Government Association president at the time, criticized student representation on the search committee in a statement during the search.


Ball State President Jo Ann Gora was among the crowd at the Festival on the Green on June 08. Gora, one of the university
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Ball State President Gora's top projects, awards

Since becoming president of Ball State in May 2004, Jo Ann Gora has won multiple awards and has been involved in five large projects, including two strategic plans and two capital campaigns. According to the university, during her 10 years as president, campus has seen $520 million of construction and renovations, some of which are ongoing. PROJECTS Education Redefined Strategic Plan In 2007 Gora launched the first strategic plan, Education Redefined.






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