Zulu dancers show the beauty of African culture

Zulu dancer Jomo Xulu said he dances to show the beauty of African culture."In the media, people see the sad side of Africa, the poor and unhealthy children," he said. "We are here to give you the beauty of Africa and to preserve the culture."



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Student reports false crime to Ball State police

A Ball State University student confessed to police that she made up her reported Oct. 15 assault outside Woodworth and DeHority complexes, Director of Public Safety Gene Burton said.Burton said Karina Villa, 19, of Warsaw, told police she was lying about the crime after investigators called her in for a second interview on Nov. 4.


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Guest speaker refines speech about famous paintings

An Indiana University Bloomington professor will give this year's speech at the Edmund F. Petty Memorial Lecture today in the Museum of Art.This year's lecture, "Sunshine and Shadow: Winslow Homer's Nervous Nostalgia in the 1870s," will be given by Sarah Burns, a professor of fine arts in the Department of History of Art at IU.


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Health Center gets 300 H1N1 vaccines

The Ball State University Amelia T. Wood Health Center received 300 doses of H1N1 FluMist vaccine Wednesday, Health Center Director Kent Bullis said.


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CICS students participate in Usability Day

Ten Ball State University graduate students with the Center for Information and Communication Sciences are traveling to IUPUI today to give a presentation about the definition of sustainability at the World Usability Day event.



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Students react to Ball Gym bomb threat

Tuesday's bomb threat was taken care of quickly, but students and faculty of Ball Gym are still thinking about it.Patty Halton, senior health science major and supervisor at Ball Gym, said some staff members in the gym had worries about coming back, yet their supervisors had none. Workers' supervisors gave no acknowledgment to the situation and the gym was being run just like any other day.


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SGA spirit award goes to freshman

The Student Government Association announced freshman Corey Vanbuskirk as the winner of its "Write in to Win" contest.Students who entered the contest wrote about why they have the most school spirit. Vanbuskirk's essay beat several other entries to win the prize of watching Ball State University's final home football game against Central Michigan University in the presidential suite with Ball State President Jo Ann Gora.


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'Coal Country' to shine light on industry dangers

The Ball State University Students for a Sustainable Campus will show a documentary about how coal mining practices affect the United States' Appalachia region tonight."Coal Country" will start at 7 p.m. in Teachers College Room 102, followed by a discussion about the film.


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Mayor amends city budget

City Council has 10 days to review the amendments and decide to accept or override Muncie Mayor Sharon McShurley's amendments made Monday to the proposed budget.



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Rep. Pence, professors talk health

When Larry Dust, CEO of Key Benefit Administrators, thanked Rep. Mike Pence for his vote against the House's health care reform legislation, the crowd at Tuesday night's health care reform panel reacted like Congress during the State of the Union Address.


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BSU Study: CARS spiked auto sales

A report by Ball State University found that the Cash for Clunkers program created a spike in auto sales during the second half of this year.


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Professor to read chapbook excerpts

A professor from Ball State University's English department will be reading an excerpt from his chapbook "How Some People Like Their Eggs" tonight.



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Student confesses to making up crime report

A Ball State University student made up the story that she was assaulted while walking back to her dorm from the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Director of Public Safety Gene Burton said.


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Red Cross needs more blood donors

The greater need this time of year is also because holiday vacations and time spent with family often distracts donors, said Shelby Norris, communication specialist for the American Red Cross.


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BOMB THREAT: Ball Gym being evacuated, parts of Riverside shut down

Ball State University officials have declared an emergency on campus after receiving a bomb threat at Ball Gym. University Police Department are in the process of evacuating the building. As a further precaution, UPD has shut down Riverside Avenue from the Scramble Light to Brair Road. Ball State University issued an emergency notification at about 8:40 p.m. telling students to avoid the area until the situation was declared all clear. Continue to check back with bsudailynews.com for updates on the story.


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Panelists to discuss health care reform bill

There is a health care reform panel at 7 p.m. today at Pruis Hall.The event will be moderated by Ball State University political science professor Charles Taylor and feature national, state and local representatives to comment on the topic. Panelists will have five to 10 minutes to explain their perspectives on health care reform, then the audience will be allowed to ask questions.


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H1N1 vaccine update

Kent Bullis, director of the Amelia T. Wood Health Center, said no arrangements for students to walk in and receive the vaccine have been made yet.Students should hold off on trying to get an H1N1 vaccine until they are given more information by e-mail, he said.


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Kappa Delta to twist, tangle for charity

Students can play Twister to help raise money for the American Brain Tumor Association through the Kappa Delta sorority's sixth annual Twister Tournament.The event is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Irving Gym II. Kappa Delta president Meredith McCaskill said this philanthropic event is important to the sorority.






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