BSU professors honored by AT&T for mobile application

Ball State University's iMedia project was awarded second place in AT&T's second annual 2009 Big Mobile On Campus Challenge, a national higher education contest for mobile application development.



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Ball State to bring back national quiz team tournament

Ball State University students can now sign up for the National Academic Quiz Tournament.Registration for teams of four began Monday for the Ball State tournament in the Office of Student Programs. The tournament will be held on Dec. 5 in L.A. Pittenger Student Center.


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Excise police study finds not all alcohol vendors ID customers

Senior Spanish education major Jennifer Rusher said she remembered the first time she used her fake ID to get into a bar."I was very nervous at first," she said. "But after I saw there was no problem, I kept going."Rusher said sometimes she was asked for an ID. However, not all establishments verify the age of their clients.Indiana State Excise Police, the law enforcement division of the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, created the Survey of Alcohol Compliance in 2007, an inspection in which police officers hire decoys of ages 18 - 20 to go to an establishment and try to purchase alcohol.


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Scary holiday brings odd crimes

Campus and city police officials said Halloween brought about weird crimes as people enjoyed the holiday.Director of Public Safety Gene Burton said Ball State University Police made 12 arrests on Saturday, and some people were issued more than one citation.



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Monstrous spending in Muncie this Halloween

With the downturn in the economy last year, one would expect to find people spending less on Halloween, but this is simply not the case.Students and Muncie residents are spending as much, if not more money, on Halloween celebrations.


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Geothermal work pays off for Ball State

Ball State University's plan to heat its campus with geothermal energy, the first project of its scale in the country, earned the university a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday.



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Ball State gives 'Extreme' scholarships

Ball State University is providing four fully-paid scholarships for the children of Andy and Heather Cowan-Brown – the family being featured on the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" episode filmed in Bunker Hill, Ind. Oct. 21-28.Andy and Heather are factory workers who have struggled to raise their four children. The children – Ryan, Trevor, Kori, and Mason – are 16, 13, 12 and 8, respectively, said Tony Proudfoot, associate vice president for University Marketing and Communications.


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SGA may lobby to extend Blue Loop shuttle service

The Student Government Association met Wednesday to discuss some of the issues around campus.The focus of the On-Campus Caucus report was the push for educating students about the campuswide smoking ban in order to reduce the number of citations.


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Tips to stay safe this Halloween

Halloween will be a day filled with knife-obsessed maniacs, Lovecraftian monsters, demon beasts and slutty nurses, so being careful is a must. University Police, the Muncie Police Department and the American Red Cross give students advice on how to stay safe while having fun.


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Edward James Olmos talks to students about being open to diversity

Edward James Olmos wishes he would never have to give another seminar like he did Wednesday night in Pruis Hall."The things that I'm talking about are already so understood," Olmos said. "It's really nothing that you haven't heard before."Olmos, a long-time actor and social activist, spoke about the definition of race, conflicting religion, personal identity and how none of those issues should divide us in front of a crowd of more than 600. He said that peace comes from loving all parts of oneself, no matter where those parts originate.



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Dogs dress up for charity

A chilly Wednesday evening on the MT Cup patio was filled with the sounds of barking dogs and Halloween music such as the "Monster Mash."Dogs dressed in costumes, including a lobster in a pot, a hockey player and a bagel with cream cheese, walked one-by-one in front of four judges, audience members and their owners.


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Obama declares swine flu a national emergency

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients.The declaration, signed Friday night and announced Saturday, comes with the disease more prevalent than ever in the country and production delays undercutting the government's initial, optimistic estimates that as many as 120 million doses of the vaccine could be available by mid-October.


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Ball State sophomore recognized for environmental video

Graduate student Stephanie Donovan was a participant in the Green Energy NOW! contest, which urged Indiana residents to voice their opinions about climate change.The Hoosier Environmental Council hosted this contest in order to bring more awareness to the issue, which the council said is currently under Congressional debate.


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'Howl-oween' to help local animal rescue shelter

The MT Cup will be hosting its first ever "Howl-oween" Dog Costume Contest to raise money for Muncie's Animal Rescue Fund on Wednesday.The contest will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the MT Cup patio. The winner of the contest will receive a trophy and a gift certificate to MT Cup, ARF founder Terri Panszi said.


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I-465 eastbound reopens today

Parts of Interstate 465 in Indianapolis reopened this morning with restrictions.The Indiana Department of Transportation announced I-465 eastbound, from U.S. 31 (Meridian Street) to 56th Street on the city's northeast side, was expected to reopen at midnight Sunday. The left lane over the bridge, as well as the I-69 southbound ramp to I-465 southbound will remain closed through midweek.


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"Little Shop of Horrors" comes to Muncie Civic Theatre

The Broadway musical "Little Shop of Horrors" comes to the Muncie Civic Theatre this weekend as the theater celebrates its 78th anniversary."Little Shop" opens Friday at 7 p.m. and will be shown the next three weekends.







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