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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WCRD makes top 5 in national contest

The Ball State University student radio station WCRD has been nominated for the "College Radio Woodie" award at mtvU's annual awards show.The radio station beat out numerous other college radio stations to remain in the top five. The University of Missouri, California State University at San Bernadino, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Puget Sound were with Ball State in the fan voted category, according to the mtvU press release.


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Educators protest proposed teaching license requirements

The third and final public hearing about the proposed changes to Indiana teacher licensing standards drew more than 250 people Monday to a conference room at the Indiana State Library.The meeting lasted more than two hours and was filled with educators speaking staunchly against Indiana State Superintendent of Education Tony Bennett's proposal.


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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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