Ball State opened its second Writing Center in Bracken Library Nov. 18. The Writing Center now has locations in the Robert Bell Building and the library. Eli Houser, DN

Ball State hosts open house for Bracken Library’s new Writing Center

Ball State hosted an open house at the new Writing Center on the first floor of Bracken Library Nov. 18, where beverages and cookies were offered to all students who visited. The Writing Center’s goal of hosting this event was to make itself more known around campus and increase student awareness of the center’s resources.




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History Of: River Phoenix

  The "It boy" of the 90s was a Hollywood bombshell with an upturned button nose, long blond bowl cut, and sparkling blue eyes. His name was River Phoenix. This teen heartthrob was known for his down-to-earth personality paired with a striking appearance. The late actor achieved many accomplishments during his lifetime. He was awarded the 1992 Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his performance in My Own Private Idaho. Phoenix was unlike any actor Hollywood had ever seen. His scattered press interviews allow Generation Z an introduction to his precocious, often unique approach to an emotional acting style.


A student in the Third Way Civics class talks about her group's thesis Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Ball State. The class aims to educate and empower students to understand American politics. Amber Pietz, DN
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Ball State begins offering new civics course

Inspired by what he thought was a lack of political knowledge in young people today, Trygve Throntveit, director of strategic partnerships at the Minnesota Humanities Center and co-leader of the Third Way Civics project, was inspired to start a new class that would promote historical and civic learning for undergraduates.



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Increase in young patients getting vaccinated in Muncie

"We knew initially there were some families that knew right away that they would want to come and get their kids that vaccine,” Reed said. “There are some that will probably want to get it, but don't want to be the first in line. Then, there's probably another group that has no interest at all."



Jennifer Rathbun poses for a photo in her office Nov. 16 in the North Quad Building. Rathbun has worked for the university since July 2021. Rylan Capper, DN.
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Ball State Spanish professor and Colombian author won the Ambroggio Prize

In October 2020, Jennifer Rathbun, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, decided to reach out to a longtime work friend and Colombian author, Carlos Aguasaco. Rathbun saw the Academy of American Poets was accepting applications for the Ambroggio Prize, a $1,000 publication prize given to book-length poetry collections originally written in Spanish with an English translation, and thought Aguasaco’s book “Cardinal In My Window with a Mask on its Beak” would make for a good submission.







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