Iran's sole nuclear power plant undergoes an emergency shutdown, US envoy hopes North Korea responds positively on offered talks, a debate over Myanmar upends the start to the UN rights body session, fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 dead and companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout makes up this week's five international stories.
Vice President for Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle sent a campus-wide email June 19 announcing a young man was shot and killed on West Abbott Street. The victim's name has not been publicly released, but Royer Engle said he was a Ball State student.
The board of trustees of Ball State approved an increase in tuition rates, among other financial approvals, at its meeting June 18. Tuition and mandatory fees will increase at 1.45 percent for each of the next two academic years, according to a university press release sent out after the meeting.
More than 2,000 students applied for business and technology internships with TechPoint’s Xtern summer 2021 program. Less than 10 percent of those applicants were invited to interview with companies to secure an internship this summer.
A collaboration between two Muncie organizations to improve community wellness is on the way.
Charles W. Brown Planetarium dome shows have been a staple at Ball State for more than 50 years. Last week, planetarium staff aired its second show after a long break during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns was elected the Chair of the Council of Presidents for the Mid-American Conference.
Being named a Silver Winner at the 42nd Annual Telly Awards is just the latest international recognition of a Ball State-produced documentary. Ball State Sports Link partnered with Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales to release a collaborative documentary in 2020 called "Transatlantic Storytelling" that showcases profile pieces about Welsh athletes.
Minnetrista is holding an interactive exhibition called “Framed: Step into Art” that brings art to life for children and adults to experience. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by art pieces that take you inside the works of the world’s most famous artists.
The White House plans a 'independence from virus' bash, California reopens, US to transfer federal property for Hawaiian home lands, doctors warn of burns from asphalt as a heat wave hits the West and an Illinois chemical plant explosion makes up this week's five national stories.
New Harmony, Indiana is a town on the edge of the state, right by the Illinois border, with a population of just more than 800 people. New Harmony was founded in 1814 to experiment with the use of utopias, and has been a hub for growth in politics, music and art.
Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns announced fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks on campus via email June 14.
G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations, Israel swears in a new coalition, Nicaragua arrests five more opposition leaders in a crackdown, Americans stand trial in Japan and there was major wreckage at a hospital hit by artillery in north Syria makes up this week's five international stories.
Within the last few months, two cyber attacks have crippled entire industries in the United States. One attack threatened a gas shortage on the East Coast and another threatened a meat shortage across the country. With cybercrime on the rise, many people, including Muncie locals and Ball State students, wonder how it can affect them.
PathStone Corporation of Indiana held their annual community partnership event June 10 over Zoom, where the corporation gave awards to individuals and organizations in the community. Guests also heard from keynote speaker, Karen Hemberger, vice president of the United Way of Madison County.
As of June 9, the Mid-American Conference (MAC) elected Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns the MAC's Chair of the Council of Presidents.
With shirts, socks and even breath mints made in Bob Ross’ likeness, his calm demeanor and positive outlook appear to have captivated people nearly 26 years after his death. From 1983 to 1994—the run time of his show, “The Joy of Painting”— Ross became a household name. Then, a few years ago, his name resurfaced and became more iconic in popular culture.