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Dolores Slagle, junior general studies major, said she first watched “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” during her sophomore year of high school when her friend “plopped [her] down in front of the TV and said [she] wasn’t allowed to leave until [she] saw it.”
When she was a Ball State theater student, Laura Sportiello said, going to the rehearsal room felt like “a total escape” from the “crazy whirlwind of classes, and studying and getting papers done.”
“I couldn’t believe I jumped off the boat.” While studying abroad in Greece, Haley Elgin, junior marketing major, said she had several moments where she thought to herself, “I can't believe I'm here doing this,” especially when she was cliff diving at Sarakiniko Beach, climbing an active volcano in Santorini and diving off a boat to swim in volcanic hot springs.
Since first getting involved in theater his junior year of high school, junior theater major Chase Strange said his role in the upcoming Department of Theatre and Dance play, "Dead Man's Cell Phone" allows him to explore areas as an actor he has never had the opportunity to delve into before.
Under the red and blue stage lights of Emens Auditorium, Homecoming General Chair Hanna Kadinger crowned members of the 2019 Homecoming Royalty Court during the 35th annual Homecoming Talent Search.
“I feel like you can learn significantly more by going somewhere else than you could in class. You can stare at pictures all day. You can read a byline, a dialogue or a biography on any day you want, but to actually go there and be there, present, was a different story.”
“Michael Martone was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or maybe Scott County, Iowa … His nickname was Dolly or peanut or bug or Michie. He’s written more than a dozen books, maybe more. He might be a fiction writer or nonfiction hybrid."
On a given day, Henry Velandia could be more than 600 miles from his husband.
“I was seven years old when I wanted to be a director, and I've never changed that course.” For years, 2015 Ball State alumnus Joel Kirk said he would make short films with his camcorder in the comfort of his backyard. He would act, direct, edit and write his own scripts to transform pre-existing ideas into his own.
“Everybody needs something to take care of.” For Melanie Turner, advisor for communication studies and journalism, she chose to care for dogs.
Three days a week, the sound of trumpets honking, drums clashing and color flags whipping through the air echoes through campus from the lawn outside Worthen Arena as Ball State’s Pride of Mid-America Marching Band practices.
Since her childhood, Ball State alumna Karen Cooksey said she has always had a peculiar attraction to glass.
“Painting isn’t only about self-expression, and it’s not only about translating experience into form. I think making art really has to do with advocating a position.”
When junior acting major Ogunde Snelling found out he was cast in the Department of Theatre’s upcoming production, “Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet,” he said it was insane how similar he was to his character, Marcus, a young black man coming to terms with his sexuality.
From family reunions to casual games with her friends at Ball State, sophomore marketing major Courtney Berger said she has been playing ping pong all her life.
Throughout her travels in Costa Rica, senior exercise science major Edlecia Ward said she was greeted with the phrase “pura vida.”