International students to talk about government, politics in home countries

Ball State University hosts more than 500 international students with different backgrounds and experiences each year. At 7 p.m. today in Teachers College Room 102, students will have the opportunity to hear from five of them about government and politics in their home countries.



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Ball State student searches for blood stem cell donor

Ball State University student Kelsey Koch has Job's Disease, a rare genetic immune deficiency disease that causes her skin to deteriorate.She needs a blood stem cell transplant to help her rare affliction.Koch will speak at a Ball State professor's class this morning to help raise awareness for her disease, which her teenage sister also has.


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U.S. Supreme Court looks at juvenile life sentences

WASHINGTON — A seemingly divided U.S. Supreme Court wrestled Monday with whether teenagers can be locked away forever for their crimes.The question arose in two cases involving Florida men who are serving life prison terms with no chance of parole for crimes they committed as teenagers. Their lawyers argue that the sentences for people so young are cruel and unusual, in violation of the Constitution, because young people have greater capacity to change.


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Students issued subpoenas in 30-year-old case

CHICAGO — A Northwestern University professor and journalism students who spent three years investigating the case of a man convicted in the 1978 killing of a security guard believe they have evidence that shows prosecutors put the wrong man behind bars. But in the quest to prove his innocence, they may have to defend themselves, too.



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Students' work to help connect Muncie

Ball State University and Muncie community members are working on a bike trail that will lead through the city's historical and culturally significant areas. 


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Muslim students upset over Ft. Hood

The Muslim Student Association will hold activities on Nov. 17, 18 and 19 as part of a week of Islamic awareness at Ball State University.



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Howard Dean calls Ball State students to action

Howard Dean doesn't want young voters to become complacent with politics."It seems like you already hit your peak electing Barack Obama as president," Dean said. "Now, don't blow it."The former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman spoke at John R. Emens Auditorium on Wednesday night about how the Internet has revolutionized political campaigning, how his 50-state strategy helped to elect Barack Obama and how the youth demographic can benefit from civic involvement.


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Committee motions to change Fall Semester breaks

The University Education Committee approved a motion to alter the Fall Semester academic calendar by extending what is now Thanksgiving Break and eliminating what are now Fall Break and Fruesday, Laura Helms, associate dean and director of academic systems for University College, said.The motion, which was approved Tuesday, must still be approved by Faculty Council, University Senate and the Ball State University Board of Trustees in order to be implemented, she said.


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Howard Dean calls students to action

Howard Dean doesn't want young voters to become complacent with politics."It seems like you already hit your peak electing Barack Obama as president," Dean said. "Now, don't blow it."The former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman spoke at John R. Emens Auditorium on Wednesday night about how the Internet has revolutionized political campaigning, how his 50-state strategy helped to elect Barack Obama and how the youth demographic can benefit from civic involvement.



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Teaching license reforms spark controversy

A controversial proposal made by the Indiana Department of Education to change teaching license rules has Ball State University students and professors calling for a revision.The proposal, which was made July 29, includes the elimination of some required examinations and changes to the required credit hours for elementary and secondary education teachers.


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Third suspect arrested in connection with armed robbery at Scheumann Stadium parking lot

University Police arrested Terry Keith Waldron, 25, Friday on preliminary charges of armed robbery in connection with the armed robbery of two Ball State University students on Oct. 12 in the Scheumann Stadium parking lot.Waldron is the third Muncie resident arrested in connection with the robbery. Camron Charles Taylor, 21, and Joshua A. Broxson, 25, are already in police custody.


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Senior Robert Wilbur wins Golden Key spelling bee

Nervous students sat in a Teachers College classroom while they waited for their names to be called. Some were there for the prizes, others were forced to attend by their friends or came for fun.In the end, senior philosophy major Robert Wilbur won the $100 first prize in the second annual Golden Key Spelling Bee, organized by the Ball State University chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society.


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Committee motions to extend Thanksgiving Break in future years

The University Education Committee approved a motion to alter the Fall Semester academic calendar by extending what is now Thanksgiving Break and eliminating what is now Fall Break and Fruesday, said Laura Helms, associate dean and director of academic systems for University College.








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