The front of Cope Environmental Center March 26, in Centerville, Indiana. The building is situated toward the sun to maximize solar energy. Sarah Olsen, DN
NEWS

Symphony of Sustainability: Cope Environmental Center recognized as Indiana’s only certified Living Building

With the impact of climate change growing, some companies see it imperative to change the design and construction of buildings, with the goal of giving back to the environment as much as they take. However, this does not come without challenges, as every office, home and store would have to maintain net-zero energy and water levels. The materials used to make these structures would have to be ecologically friendly and properly disposed of. Then, they must perform consistently. 


WEATHER

Warm-up expected

Weather Forecaster Oliver Moster expects some warmer temperatures as we make our way into the weekend.




NEWS

Ball State's local royalty

From Miss Delaware County to the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant, junior English major Kalyn Melham has surprised herself time and time again with her success.



Freshman sports production major Jackson Divincenzo sits at a table at Noyer Dining Apr. 12. Divincenzo frequents the dining hall and enjoys the stir fry. Jacy Bradley, DN
CAMPUS

Dining Departures: Noyer Dining and Quiznos to close in favor of convenience areas, students react

For many students, Noyer Dining and Quiznos have been popular stops over the years, as they offer many different foods that may seem like healthier options compared to other dining halls and are conveniently located in or near the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. However, current financial difficulties the university is facing are preventing Noyer from continuing to operate under its arrangements, said Karen Adkins, senior director of auxiliary services for dining, catering and events. 


Lisa Letsinger poses for a photo in her classroom April 5 at Muncie Central High School. Letsinger is retiring in 2022 and plans to spend more time with her daughter and grandchildren in Australia. Rylan Capper, DN
PARTNERSHIP PROJECT

Letsinger's Legacy: After 22 years teaching at Muncie Central High School, Lisa Letsinger is retiring and leaving behind a legacy

The artwork-lined hallways of Muncie Central High School (MCHS) have been Lisa Letsinger’s second home for 22 years. Since January 2000, when she rolled textbooks classroom to classroom on a cart to teach accounting and personal finance, Letsinger has rooted herself at the heart of MCHS and in the hearts of her students.







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