Finished in 1937, the Beneficence statue or “Benny” was the last piece of work commissioned from sculptor Daniel Chester French. Isaac Miller, the video media intern at the Ball State Foundation, was able to capture Beneficence during sunset in February 2021. Isaac F. Miller, Contributor, DN File

Navigate Student takes over for bConnected

As of May 31, 2022, the student application "bConnected" has been discontinued, meaning it can no longer be downloaded from the Apple or Android app stores, and September 2, 2022 marks the date the application will no longer function. In its place, "Navigate Student" is the new destination for all things bConnected offered to students. 



Two Ball State alumnae were awarded Fulbright grants. The program awards 1,900 grants to 140 participating countries annually. Fulbright, Photo Courtesy 
FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM

4 Ball State graduates selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Of the 14 semifinalists in the 2022 competition, four recent Ball State University graduates have been selected to be a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Each graduate has been selected for an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA), where they will help students in their host countries develop English language skills, and serve as cultural ambassadors between nations.



How to find the right part time job

Part-time employment encompasses parents, retirees, teenagers, and college students. Part-time employees are utilized in a variety of functions in nearly all industries.



Brandon Townsend, photo provided
FILM

Alumni sets out on new film project

Brandon Townsend, a Ball State University alumni who majored in telecommunications with a focus in video production, has started pre-production for his next movie. Titled “Comfort Zone”, a psychological thriller, is set to touch on themes of addiction, guilt, loneliness and shame. 


Blue, white and red fireworks are shot off in the sky above Muncie Central High School for last year’s annual firework show. The firework show in Downtown Muncie is one of several in the area.  DN FILE PHOTO RJ RICKER
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2022

AP: A turbulent US this July 4, but many see cause to celebrate

Associated Press: "Independence Day arrives at a time when the United States is roiled by hearings over the Jan. 6 insurrection, awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns and struggling to maintain the common bonds that keep it together. Yet many also see cause to celebrate: The pandemic continues to be on the wane and, despite its faults, America's democracy survives."



Find the perfect event to celebrate the holiday this weekend.
FOURTH OF JULY

Independence Day activities in Delaware County

All throughout Delaware County, city officials, local businesses, and charitable organizations alike are celebrating Independence Day in a myriad of different ways. If you’re looking for something to do or maybe looking for a way to spice up your 4th of July celebration, here are five different events taking place on July 4 that are sure to be a blast.


STORM CHASING

Ball State storm chasers

Storm chasers love the uncertainty of the atmosphere; they love to observe the natural gifts that Mother Nature brings them. Whether the goal of their observations is for research purposes or for pure enjoyment, storm chasers consistently have an objective of discovering new things the weather carries in for them.


The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a case that could lead to a significant rollback of the Roe v. Wade decision. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)
ROE V. WADE

JOSLIN: Is this the end of Privacy?

My mom noted something when we talked about the ruling in the privacy of our home. She noted how her grandmother was not even able to open a checking account whenever she was starting a family in the 1940s and 1950s, and how she was scared that women’s rights in this country would regress following this decision.






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