Ball State had never hosted a commencement ceremony at Scheumann Stadium before May 7, but administrators chose the venue because of its ability to host people while still following COVID-19 health guidelines. Seats on Scheumann’s turf were socially distanced and sanitized between ceremonies. Graduates were limited to four guest tickets each. Guests were also socially distanced on the bleachers.
At the May 7 in-person meeting, the Ball State Board of Trustees approved a resolution regarding COVID-19 protocols on campus. Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns led the presentation, where he said most of campus life will be returning to normal in the fall, including scheduled fall and Thanksgiving breaks. The spring 2022 semester will also include a spring break March 6-13.
In 2017, Glant joined Maloney’s coaching staff at Ball State as the Cardinals' pitching coach — a position he held for three seasons.
CVS Health announced it is accepting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning May 5 in stores nationwide. More than 300 pharmacies across Indiana are offering vaccines.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a central Indiana man's appeal of his life sentence for fatally shooting a Ball State University student in 1994 during an attempted robbery.
Ball State (27-16, 21-6 MAC) used an extra inning in Sunday’s game to even the four-game series with Toledo (22-19. 12-13 MAC) over the weekend.
Ball State men’s golf finished third out of eight teams in the Mid-American Conference Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana, over the weekend.
An annual Homecoming event at Ball State broke away from tradition Friday afternoon. The Bed Races, which have traditionally been held on Riverside Avenue, were instead held at the University Track at Briner Sports Complex to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
More than 3 million students are expected to earn degrees from colleges and universities this spring, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Those students will enter the job market as the nation continues to recover from the COVID-induced recession, which the National Bureau of Economic Research states began in February 2020. However, new and recent college graduates may be in a better position than other candidates seeking new careers.
Diceman and Simmons grew up in Ontario, Canada, and the two briefly played together on the Toronto Blizzard, their club team, in 2017 before coming to Ball State. Both Diceman and Simmons have always been in love with soccer and had aspirations of playing in the United States.
When Cheryl LeBlanc was 9 years old, she came across a Lady Slipper orchid in her backyard. Right before her eyes, this orchid sparked a life-long passion for nature she would later incorporate in both her personal and work life.
All of them — pitcher Alyssa Rothwell, infielder/outfielder Gabby Magnifico, outfielder Haley Dominique, infielder Janae Hogg and outfielder Kennedy Wynn — were thankful to have the opportunity to play one final season in the cardinal and white.