Orchid expert to speak at Bracken Library

Orchids are the largest group of flowering plants and also the point of interest for tonight's presentation hosted by Friends of the Library.At 7:30 p.m. in Bracken Library Room 104, internationally recognized orchid horticulturist Russ Vernon will give a presentation on "Orchid Art and Conservation."



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Ball State looks to focus on existing facilities instead of building new ones, expanding campus

After one year of a less-than-perfect economy and three months after Congressman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) stopped supporting local earmarks, Ball State University has no immediate plans to expand its campus borders.Kevin Kenyon, associate vice president of Facilities Planning and Management, said Pence's self-imposed ban stalled construction on the third phase of McKinley Avenue improvements, which would have included Riverside Avenue, from the Cooper Life Science Building to New York Street.


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Freshman Connections speaker panel to talk about conflicts in Africa

The Freshman Connections program will continue its discussion about conflicts in African and Middle-Eastern countries tonight with a speaker panel of Ball State faculty from African countries.Students can learn about the panel's first-hand experiences in Africa at the "A Long Way Back : Reflections on Conflicts in Africa" panel at 7:30 p.m. in the Art and Journalism Building Room 175.


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Ball State focuses on the family

Family Weekend has become narrowed to a Saturday afternoon visit with parents and siblings, yet business owners are thankful for the revenue it generates.Many of the hotels in Muncie were booked three months in advance of Family Weekend.Alicia Gooden, a Ball State University student who works at Holiday Inn Express, said the hotel offered a Ball State rate for people who booked a room three months or more in advance.


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Downtown businesses expect larger crowd for Family Weekend

Businesses in downtown Muncie and the Village are getting ready for Family Weekend and are expecting to have more customers.In the past five years, Downtown Development has sponsored tours to downtown Muncie for parents during freshman orientation to attract more parents and students to the area.



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University Senate cancels October meetings

The University Senate and University Council canceled their October meetings, but that doesn't mean they're not doing anything.Brien Smith, Chairperson of the Department of Marketing and Management, said fall is a time to reconvene and elect officers.


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'Harry Potter' expected to sell out tonight

University Program Board is showing a double feature of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" tonight, and the later showing is expected to sell out.UPB president Dillon Kimmel said they would be showing "Harry Potter" at 6 p.m. at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom and at 9:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall.


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Police official says two attacks in one week rare at Ball State

University Police Assistant Chief Robert Fey can't remember the last time a week like this happened on Ball State University campus.A female Ball State University student was accosted from behind at about 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning around Woodworth and DeHority Halls, the second time a student has been confronted by an assailant this week.



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New grant would be used to improve environment

Muncie and Ball State University are partnering to develop a grant proposal to the Environmental Protection Agency that could allocate up to $400,000 to address environmental problems in the city.


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Campus organizations travel on Spring Break to help those in need

For some groups on Ball State University's campus Spring Break will mean helping people instead of traveling for enjoyment. Members of The Revolution church, greek students, Student Voluntary Services and people involved in the The Timmy Foundation will be traveling to various locales to help those in need.


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New Web site to reduce spam

University Marketing and Communications has been working for 18 months to conceptualize a three-part system that will reduce the number of irrelevant e-mails students receive from Ball State University.


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