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Students smash computers as fundraiser

The Computer Technology Student Organization hosted their fall tech bash fundraiser today between Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall. Alec James, a junior computer technology major working at the event, said part of the proceeds will go toward the organization to pay for competitions, as well as for equipment the group needs. The Computer Technology Student Organization is a student group that looks at expanding knowledge of information technology and its role in society.


	Students attend Welloween on Oct. 31 in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Booths focused on environmental wellness, spiritual wellness, vocational wellness, social and cultural wellness, emotional wellness and intellectual wellness.
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Students discuss health, wellness at Welloween

Nutrition, alcohol and drugs were all health concerns students discussed at the fourth annual Halloween-themed health fair. Free to students and faculty, Welloween took place on the main floor of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Oct.


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Weather ends Halloween event early

Weather caused the first Howl-O-Scream to end 30 minutes early tonight. After a month of planning, National Pan-Hellenic Council, MultiCultural Greek Council and the Black Student Association had a low turnout. “I think we raised $40 to give to them,” said Sydney Wharton, a senior public communications major. The carnival-themed event, which included eight game stations with tickets for 50 cents, ran from 6 to 8 p.m.



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
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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.


OPINION

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.