Senior outside hitter Nick Martinski (22) dives for the ball against Purdue Fort Wayne at Worthen Arena Feb. 17. The Cardinals had 73 kills against the Mastodons. Jacy Bradley, DN

Cardinals halt Purdue Fort Wayne in I-69 rivalry

 Taking a bus an hour and a half south on I-69, Purdue Fort Wayne Men’s Volleyball did not have to travel far for their Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) matchup against Ball State Men’s Volleyball Feb. 17. 

Associate Professor of Spanish Stephen Hessel poses for a photo in his podcast studio Feb. 15 near Jackson Street. Hessel had the idea for "Pod Quixote" during the COVID-19 pandemic and released his first episode Aug. 16, 2021. Rylan Capper, DN

Ball State Spanish professor works to modernize classic literature with podcast ‘Pod Quixote'

Nearly 400 years ago, Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes wrote "Don Quixote," a novel that has since become the fifth-most translated book in the world, according to Babbel Magazine, and continues to inspire discussion of modern social issues. Despite its age, one Ball State professor felt inspired to pass along the story's seemingly timeless message to people from Cervantes' work today. Stephen Hessel, Ball State associate professor of Spanish, decided to create a podcast, "Pod Quixote,” to speak to other Cervantes experts. 

Ball State students talk with employers about opportunities at the Cardinal Job Fair at Worthen Arena, Feb. 16. Hundreds of students attend every semester to meet potential employers. Richard Kann, DN.

Cardinal Job Fair returns for Spring 2022 semester

The Cardinal Job Fair returned in-person at Worthen Arena Feb. 16 while maintaining last year's COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Cardinal Job Fair gives Ball State students the ability to interact with employers and recruiters for the purpose of finding employment, internships or graduate school information.

Track and field head coach Adrian Wheatley poses for a photo on Feb. 14 at the BSU Field Sports Building. Amber Pietz, DN

Chasing standards: The balance of winning while embracing the process has been a key ingredient for Adrian Wheatley’s success

Moving forward, Adrian said he wants to emphasize the importance of a team-first mentality and hopes to create an atmosphere where the Cardinals respect one another and become a part of something bigger than themselves. Adrian believes there is a role for everybody in the program and wants his athletes to prosper in three phases.  


Muncie Civic Theatre Hosts "Newsies"

“It has been good for me as a pre-transition trans woman to take on the role of a woman who is so confident and comfortable in her womanhood,” cast member Hunter Greenleaf said.

Members of the Muncie Fire Department stand in front of a burned building Feb. 16 at the Colonial Creek Apartments on Morrison Road. Rylan Capper, DN

Fire at Colonial Crest Apartments Leaves 12 Units Destroyed

Fire crews responded to a call at the Colonial Crest Apartments on Morrison Road around 9 a.m. Feb. 16. Battalion Chief Greg Wilkins said the fire was under control around 10 a.m. Twelve units were affected, but there were no casualties. Crews are still searching for two dogs and a cat that were on the property.  Eight tenants were displaced, but will be re-housed in other units on the property. 

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