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

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

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.

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

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

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.

WCRD runs live coverage during one of the final Student Government Association debates Feb. 19 in Pruis Hall. WCRD celebrated its 25th anniversary this week. DN FILE PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK

WCRD celebrates 25th anniversary by launching mobile app

Ball State’s campus radio station celebrated its 25th year of broadcasting by launching a new mobile app and free food today. WCRD began broadcasting in 1988 as an AM station with the support of Ball State alumnus David Letterman and Ball State professor emeritus Darrell Wible.

Members of Shadow Star take part in a combat exposition at the Renaissance Faire Oct. 16 on the University Green. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY

Students celebrate first annual Renaissance Faire

Joshua Sullivan stood on a balance board juggling three multicolored balls. The sophomore biology major has been juggling for five years, describing one year as “a whole year of pathetic.” After juggling, he started preparing for a fire breathing demonstration.

	Apple said Tuesday that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts will lead of the company’s expansion and retail operation.

Ball State alumna to move from Burberry CEO to Apple senior vice president

LONDON — Apple said Tuesday that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, who used technology to drive a remarkable turnaround at her luxury fashion house, will take charge of the company’s expansion plans and retail operation. Ahrendts, who will become a senior vice president at Apple next spring, is credited with helping transform Burberry from an established if stodgy brand known for its iconic trench coats to one of the fashion world’s leading companies.

Amnesty International BSU sells cupcakes Oct. 14 at the Scramble Light to raise money for a screening of “Miss Representation.” The cupcakes were sold at different rates based on the gender of the buyer — 75 cents for women, $1 for men. DN PHOTO DANIELLE GRADY

Cupcakes for equality

Men paid a quarter more than women for a cupcake to represent the difference a woman earns for every dollar a man earns at Amnesty International BSU’s event Monday. “Generally, women make about 75-77 percent of what men make in the workforce,” Natalie Abell, an Amnesty International member, said.