Before March 2020, the definition of “normal” was completely different. The gravity of the coronavirus pandemic was unknown, Zoom calls weren’t a thought and “face mask” was a football term. In the last year, millions of people in the United States have been infected by the virus, and hundreds of thousands have died. Now, there is hope for a return to normalcy.
Indiana marked the anniversary of its first confirmed COVID-19 death March 16, 2021. The coronavirus is still spreading across the world, country and state. With the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of three COVID-19 vaccines, there is hope for herd immunity later this year. Here's a look at some significant coronavirus events on and off Ball State's campus from March 2020 through today.
Many know March as the season that rings in sunshine and rain showers. While March is known for its warmer weather, it also celebrates women’s contributions to society.
Krista Sides, owner of Chameleon Salon, was at the Muncie Mission on Monday and wants to be there for its residents.
Nearly 800 potholes have been reported to The Muncie Street Problem Reporting Hub, as it passes its one-year anniversary.
Known locally as the Muncie Smile Man, Ball State freshman social work major Matt Peiffer has dedicated much of his time to making other people happy. When he’s not dressed in costumes on McGalliard Road, he is speaking to national and local leaders to expand awareness of a new federal program.
Irma McClaurin, anthropologist and Black feminist researcher, has long felt the contributions of Black women to the field of anthropology are undervalued.
Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) President Connor Sanburn vetoed an amendment abolishing slates at the March 10 Zoom meeting.
The sizzle of burgers on the grill, the shake-shake of salt on fresh french fries and the gush of Coca-Cola from the drink fountain — these staples can all be found under an arch that has become a threshold of opportunity and an ode to the past.