Students learn about condom use

After visiting the Condom Kiosk, some students said they learned a lot about the process of using a condom they had never thought about before.


University Senate to vote on Fruesday

In two weeks, the vote to abolish Fruesday could be finalized, but Provost Terry King said President Jo Ann Gora probably won't approve of the plan.


8 inches of snow expected

No cancellations for classes at Ball State University were announced as of Monday evening, but students' plans for a possible snow day were already brewing.


Students to help small town win Pepsi-Cola grant

Instead of dropping $3 million on a Super Bowl advertisement, Pepsi-Cola is donating between $15 million and $20 million in grant money for developing communitites across America, and Alexandria, Ind. is trying to get a part of it.


Muncie Action Plan to meet

The Muncie Action Plan steering committee will meet at 5 p.m. at Minnetrista to update public officials to establish community goals for Muncie's future.


College Democrats to host annual Indiana fundraiser

 The College Democrats will have its annual statewide dinner at Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Saturday. Money raised will fund an internship opportunity with a Democratic election campaign this fall.


Former senator may challenge Bayh

Former Republican Sen. Dan Coats said Wednesday he's considering running against Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh in November.Bayh took Coats' seat after the 1998 election. Coats served as ambassador to Germany under George W. Bush and worked as a lobbyist in Washington. 


Arrest log: week of Jan. 11

Travis M. Burnett, 22, 1757 W. 700 N., Greenfield, was arrested at 3:26 a.m. Jan. 7 at 1425 W. Washington St. on charges of public intoxication and failure to appear.Brian Lee Blevins, 36, 7466 E. 875 N., Losantville, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 8 at 2805 N. Winston Ave. on the charge of invasion of privacy.


Sports Link video to be featured on ESPN U

Overcoming adversity is at the center of three Ball State University students' sports package on junior men's basketball player Malik Perry.Their package will take center stage on ESPNU, a station in the ESPN network focusing on college athletics.


Cable commission seeks permission to channel 60

The Muncie Cable Television Commission is working to get public and government access channel 60 back on air, and if possible, to split government and public access into two separate channels.The commission held a meeting Wednesday at Burris Laboratory School to discuss the potential candidates for the access coordinator position. The access coordinator will work on collecting material from community members to air on the channel. The access coordinator also will be responsible for shooting video of government events.


BMH gets largest gift in its history

During his lifetime, John Fisher was a 55-year member of the Ball Memorial Hospital board and local industrialists, but his contributions to the community did not stop there. Months after his death Fisher is still making large contributions to the community.Officials announced Tuesday that Fisher left $2 million to the BMH Foundation in his estate.


3 board members reappointed

Gov. Mitch Daniels' confidence in Ball State University showed Wednesday as he extended three members' stay on the Board of Trustees."The governor constantly monitors the progress of state universities, especially Ball State," spokesman Brad Rateike said. "The governor is pleased with the direction Ball State is headed."

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