A visitor looks at an art piece during "The First Guide" art gallery Nov. 18 at PlySpace in downtown Muncie. The gallery was part of a one-night-only event. Eli Houser, DN
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Ball State students help create a 'White River Guide'

Through the center of downtown Muncie runs the White River, a primary source for drinking water in the community that has both literally and figuratively had its highs and lows. It’s a 13-minute walk from the heart of downtown Muncie to the White River — accessible to everyone and an almost daily sight.



Ball State opened its second Writing Center in Bracken Library Nov. 18. The Writing Center now has locations in the Robert Bell Building and the library. Eli Houser, DN
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Ball State hosts open house for Bracken Library’s new Writing Center

Ball State hosted an open house at the new Writing Center on the first floor of Bracken Library Nov. 18, where beverages and cookies were offered to all students who visited. The Writing Center’s goal of hosting this event was to make itself more known around campus and increase student awareness of the center’s resources.



A student in the Third Way Civics class talks about her group's thesis Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Ball State. The class aims to educate and empower students to understand American politics. Amber Pietz, DN
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Ball State begins offering new civics course

Inspired by what he thought was a lack of political knowledge in young people today, Trygve Throntveit, director of strategic partnerships at the Minnesota Humanities Center and co-leader of the Third Way Civics project, was inspired to start a new class that would promote historical and civic learning for undergraduates.


Jennifer Rathbun poses for a photo in her office Nov. 16 in the North Quad Building. Rathbun has worked for the university since July 2021. Rylan Capper, DN.
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Ball State Spanish professor and Colombian author won the Ambroggio Prize

In October 2020, Jennifer Rathbun, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, decided to reach out to a longtime work friend and Colombian author, Carlos Aguasaco. Rathbun saw the Academy of American Poets was accepting applications for the Ambroggio Prize, a $1,000 publication prize given to book-length poetry collections originally written in Spanish with an English translation, and thought Aguasaco’s book “Cardinal In My Window with a Mask on its Beak” would make for a good submission.



Students work on a Lego prototype during a session at Innovation Day Nov. 10 at the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute in Muncie. This was one of three innovative sessions that students engaged in for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Lila Fierek, DN
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Inaugural Innovation Day commences for Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute hosted the first annual Innovation Day, also known as  I-Day, in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week. I-Day took place at Ball State’s Oakwood Building and included a series of events for high school students from the Muncie area. Students from Burris Laboratory School, Daleville Junior/Senior High School and Muncie Central High School took part in the event Nov. 10. 







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